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Japanese Megabank Mizuho is Launching its Own Digital Currency in March

March 17, 2019
Almost a fortnight since JPMorgan unveiled its own cryptocurrency and nearly three years after conducting tests, Japanese financial giant Mizuho Financial Group has announced a launch date for its digital currency, J-Coin. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, the Japanese bank will unveil its own crypto k...

New Topic Of Interest Reemerges As China Could Launch A Centrally-Managed Digital Currency | Bitcoin Insider

March 2, 2019
China Might Launch A Centrally-Managed Digital Currency, Multiple Reports Suggest Towards the end of 2017, Chinese miners had accounted for about 75% of the Bitcoin (BTC) network’s hashing power and nearly 95% of global BTC trading volume. However, China’s government moved towards banning initial coin offe...

A Bitcoin-Backed Stablecoin Has Launched on the Ethereum Blockchain – CoinDesk

February 15, 2019
A new token backed one-to-one with bitcoin is now live on the ethereum blockchain. “Wrapped BTC” (WBTC) officially launched its ERC-20 token Wednesday evening. The project was first unveiled in October as a joint initiative between decentralized exchange startups Kyber Network and Republic Protocol, as wel...

Breaking: Facebook Crypto Project Acquires Blockchain Startup Specializing in Smart Contracts

February 15, 2019
Breaking: Facebook Crypto Project Acquires Blockchain Startup Specializing in Smart Contracts Facebook’s crypto project has made its first blockchain acquisition. | Source: REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo Breaking: Facebook Crypto Project Acquires Blockchain Startup Specializing in S...

Bitcoin Could Experience a Resurgence of Interest on Wall Street: JPMorgan Strategist

February 15, 2019
JPMorgan’s Global Market Strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou says that Bitcoin (BTC) could make a resurgence on Wall Street, according to an article published by CNBC on Feb 6. “The stability that we are seeing right now in the cryptocurrency market is setting the stage for more participation by institution...

Russia Plans to Ditch US Dollar for Bitcoin, Says University Professor

February 15, 2019
A Russian university lecturer with ties to the government says the Kremlin will soon begin investing massively in Bitcoin as a way of avoiding new U.S. sanctions, a move that could happen “in a matter of weeks.” Russia to Buy Some ‘Digital Gold’? Speaking exclusively to Micky, Vladislav Ginko of the Russia...

Go-Jek acquires majority stake in Philippines’s blockchain fintech company Coins.ph

February 15, 2019
As per the partnership, Go-Jek unit Go-Pay will work with Coins.ph to enhance cashless payments and banking services in the Philippines Indonesia’s on-demand transportation, payments and logistics giant, Go-Jek, has announced that it “is making a substantial acquisition of shares” of Philippines-...

How To Invest In Bitcoin | The Definitive Guide To BTC Investing

February 15, 2019
The Definitive Guide To Investing In The World’s Most Popular Cryptocurrency Bitcoin has come a long way. Once upon a time, it was trading at only $0.10. On February 2011, the digital currency surpassed the historic milestone of $1, hitting record highs over the years to reach $19,000 in December 2107. You...