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Verizon Awarded Patent for Blockchain-Based Virtual SIM Cards

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Leading communications and technology company Verizon has been awarded a patent for using virtual subscriber identity modules (vSIMs) for customers’ devices. A filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Sept. 10 details a blockchain encryption technology, wherein Read More

Bitwise Tells SEC: ‘Bitcoin Now a Regulated Market of Significant Size’

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Crypto index fund provider, Bitwise Asset Management, has given another presentation to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its bid for regulatory approval of its proposed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).  In a memorandum, issued Sept. 17, the Read More

Bitcoin Miners Uber Bullish as Difficulty Set for 60% Quarterly Growth

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Bitcoin (BTC) will see its mining difficulty grow by almost two-thirds in Q3 2019, new data reveals as the metric astounds markets. Bitcoin metrics show big competition in play Uploading historical and future projections to Twitter on Sept. 19, well-known Read More

Tech Startup Nebula Genomics Launches Blockchain-Based DNA Sequencing

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Tech startup Nebula Genomics is launching DNA sequencing using blockchain, which eliminates the need for customers to reveal personal information. Per a blog post published on Sept. 19, Nebula has rolled out anonymous genetic testing, enabling clients to purchase whole-genome Read More

Zuckerberg Continues Tour of DC With Unproductive Meeting With Senator

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Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is continuing his planned meetings with policymakers in United States capital Washington D.C., to further discuss “future internet regulations,” most recently with Senator Josh Hawley. Zuckerberg meets Missouri senator Josh Hawley On the afternoon of Sept. Read More

Bitcoin Cash Learns Block Size Economics, Ver Says BCH Not Restricted

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Those who have followed the Bitcoin saga from the very beginning know that it’s a mistake in 2019 to only pay attention to the so-called “grandfather cryptocurrency,” as that would mean ignoring Bitcoin’s many relatives (and competitors) that share the same Read More

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health Launches Blockchain System

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United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) launched a blockchain system for recording and sharing information of healthcare workers in health facilities. The official news agency of the UAE reported the development on Sept. 18, noting that Read More

SEC Charges Token Sale Platform For Illegal $14M Securities Offering

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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued ICOBox and its founder Nikolay Evdokimov for conducting an illegal securities offering and for acting as unregistered brokers. SEC says ICOBox’s digital tokens are worthless In a press release on Read More

Turkey Announces Plans for National Blockchain Infrastructure

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The Turkish government has announced plans to establish a national blockchain infrastructure to utilize distributed ledger technology (DLT) in public administration. The Ministry of Industry and Technology set out its vision during its Strategy 2023 presentation on Sept. 18 in Ankara. Strategy Read More

Retail Giant Overstock Seeks to Restructure Cryptocurrency Dividend

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American e-commerce giant Overstock hopes to liberalize its planned digital dividend shares trading. According to a Sept. 18 press release, Overstock is working with regulatory authorities on making its digital asset-based dividend freely tradable by non-affiliates following distribution. As such, Read More

German Gov’t Approves New Plan to Block Private ‘Parallel Currencies’

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Germany’s government has approved a blockchain strategy that aims to prevent stablecoins from becoming alternative currencies and threatening state sovereignty. Reuters reported on Sept. 18 that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet passed the strategy earlier today, in an apparent bid to Read More

Altcoins Continue Explosive Bull Run While Bitcoin Stalls at $10,200

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Tuesday, Sept. 17 — Altcoins are showing massive upward price movements, while the No.1 cryptocurrency trades flat at around $10,200. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 While the number of Bitcoin (BTC) wallet addresses holding a minimum of 10 BTC — worth over Read More

Lithuania: Narvesen Stores and Lithuanian Press Kiosks to Sell BTC

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Lithuanian convenience stores Narvesen and Lithuanian Press kiosks are going to start selling Bitcoin (BTC), local news outlet Delfi reported on Sept. 17. Bitcoin in Lithuanian stores According to the report, the shops will start selling coupons that can be exchanged for BTC online. Read More

Canada Revenue Agency Audits QuadrigaCX’s Corporate Tax Returns

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the country’s tax authority, is auditing the corporate tax returns filed by QuadrigaCX, the now-defunct Canadian cryptocurrency exchange.  CRA’s request for documents and information is significant According to an article by the Globe and Mail Read More