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Bitcoin Futures Helped Market Reach ‘Sustainable Level’: CFTC Chief

CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo credited bitcoin futures with helping the cryptocurrency market reach a more “sustainable” level.
— Citește pe www.ccn.com/bitcoin-futures-helped-cryptocurrency-market-achieve-more-sustainable-level-cftc-chairman/

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$350 Million: Singapore Consortium Gains Stake in Korea’s Biggest Bitcoin Exchange

South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, Bithumb, has seen a  Singapore-based blockchain consortium become its majority owner in a $350 million deal.
— Citește pe www.ccn.com/350-million-singapore-consortium-gains-majority-stake-in-koreas-biggest-bitcoin-exchange/

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Indonesian Startup Pundi X Unveils Blockchain-Based Smartphone, OS and Communication Protocol – Coinjournal

Indonesian point-of-sale (POS) terminal maker Pundi X Labs (Pundi X) has unveiled the development of a new smartphone as well as an operating system and communication protocol for mobile devices based completely on blockchain technology.
— Citește pe coinjournal.net/indonesian-startup-pundi-x-unveils-blockchain-based-smartphone-os-and-communication-protocol/

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Indian Gov’t Is ‘Evaluating’ the Launch of Its Own Cryptocurrency, Sources Say

The panel that was set up by India’s Ministry of Finance in 2017 will reportedly evaluate the possibility of issuing a state-backed cryptocurrency.
— Citește pe cointelegraph.com/news/indian-govt-is-evaluating-the-launch-of-its-own-cryptocurrency-sources-say

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Mastercard Awarded Patent for Partitioned, Multi-Currency Blockchain

Mastercard has been awarded a patent for a method to partition a blockchain, making it capable of storing multiple transaction types and formats.
— Citește pe cointelegraph.com/news/mastercard-awarded-patent-for-partitioned-multi-currency-blockchain

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Australia Trials Blockchain-Based ‘Smart Money’ for National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Australian federal government is exploring the use of blockchain-based “smart money” for use in its National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
— Citește pe cointelegraph.com/news/australia-trials-blockchain-based-smart-money-for-national-disability-insurance-scheme