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Ethereum Beats Bitcoin Cash’s Price for First Time Ever as Crypto Markets See Growth

Cryptocurrency markets were showing signs of life today, Dec. 17, but the major focus was on Ethereum (ETH), which passed the price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) for the first time.

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Advisory Council of UAE Banks Federation Considers Adoption of Blockchain in Banks

The Advisory Council of the United Arab Emirates Banks Federation (UBF) discussed applying blockchain in its member banks.

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Switzerland to Regulate Blockchain Within Existing Financial Laws

The government of Switzerland wants to accommodate the blockchain sector within its existing financial laws.

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Italy: Securities Regulator Suspends Two Crypto Firms for Alleged Scam Investment Schemes

The Italian securities regulator has suspended two projects for allegedly offering fraudulent crypto investment schemes.

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Hong Kong Regulators Set to Tighten Cryptocurrency Laws

Asia is currently one of the most regulated continents on the planet in terms of cryptocurrency laws. Hong Kong is the latest Asian nation that is set to tighten crypto laws on traders and exchanges.

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Iranian Official Says Blockchain Could Deliver Economic Boost

An Iranian official has said that integrating blockchain could bring a tech-based boost to the country’s economy.

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Japanese Regulators Publish New Draft for Domestic Cryptocurrency Framework

The Financial Services Agency (FSA), the top financial regulator in Japan, published a draft report which outlined the new framework for addressing crypto and ICOs in the country.

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US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Introduces Digital Asset Conversions

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has launched its new “Convert” service.

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This Brazilian Bank Is Using Ethereum to Issue a Stablecoin

A state-owned bank in Brazil is about to issue a crypto token designed to maintain parity with the national currency.

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Kaspersky Lab Says Cryptojacking Cases Have Risen 400% in 2018

Did you know there have been 13 million cryptojacking incidents in 2018? Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab has released data that cryptojacking cases have gone through the roof rising 400% this year alone.

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Tunisia Internet Agency Signs Strategic Partnership With Blockchain Platform

The Tunisia Internet Agency (ATI) is going provide hosting services for the Russian blockchain platform Universa.

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Blockchain Journalism Project Civil to Launch in February Despite Token Sale Flop

Blockchain media startup Civil will launch in February, despite the fact their CVL token sale failed earlier this year.

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Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Calls 2018 ‘Correction Year’ for Crypto

Changpeng Zhao called 2018 a “correction year” for crypto currencies while expressing optimism for the future of the crypto industry.

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Dash Aids Venezuelan Adoption As 66,000 KRIP Phones Sold in 4 Months


Dash has recorded yet another adoption milestone driven by special circumstances in Venezuela, with the sale of more than 66,000 KRIP mobile phones that are designed with special cryptocurrency enhancements optimised for the Dash ecosystem.

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Coinbase Just Moved $5 Billion in Crypto to Prepare for Token Expansion

Coinbase is moving to significantly expand the number of digital assets listed on its platform – a process that has led to a radical rethinking of how the startup safeguards billions of dollars worth of cryptocurrencies.

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French Parliament Refuses to Ease Taxation for Cryptocurrency Owners

The lower house of the French parliament has rejected the amendments to the 2019 finance bill which would ease crypto-related taxation.

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Iranians Turn to Bitcoin Mining to Cushion the Effects of U.S. Sanctions

Due to hiccups caused by the sanctions that were imposed by the United States government a while back, the government of Iran has had its hands full with merely keeping its economy afloat.

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OKEx Launches No-Expiry Bitcoin Derivative Product

Malta-based OKEx, currently the second largest crypto exchange by 24-hour adjusted volume, has launched a new bitcoin derivative product with no expiry date, meaning that positions can be held indefinitely.

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