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Malaysian Ministry of Education Fights Fake Degrees With Blockchain Tech

News The Malaysian Ministry of Education has introduced E-Skrol, an application built on the NEM blockchain to deal with the issue of certificate fraud through the use of blockchain technology. In a Sept. 19 article by local news agency Bernama, the Ministry of Education in Malaysia announced that..

Fraudulent TON Investment Ads Reportedly Circulating Facebook

News Fraudulent advertisements have reportedly begun circulating Facebook offering to join the Telegram Open Network (TON) investment platform. As Russian news outlet Kommersant reported on Sept. 20, ads promoting the so called “Successful Investor” account appeared on Facebook. Once clicked, the ..

Are Tax Moves to Puerto Rico Worth It for Crypto Holders?

Expert Take Some in the crypto community have embraced Puerto Rico, which seems to have done a good job of promoting itself. But is it for you? I can only address the tax issues, not anything else. To a large extent, the tax issues depend on what kind of income you will generate, whether personal..

Facebook Set on 2020 Launch for Libra, Despite Regulators’ Pushback

News David Marcus, the head of Calibra at Facebook, has said that a 2020 launch for Libra remains the company’s goal, despite regulators’ intense hostility toward the project. In an interview with Swiss newspaper NZZ on Sept. 20, he said that in the intervening time, the team behind Libra would ne..

CME Group to Launch Options on Bitcoin Futures in Q1 2020

News The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group is adding options to its Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. The development was announced in an official news release on Sept. 20. Options will give clients more “flexibility to hedge Bitcoin price risk”Tim McCour..

Kyrgyzstan Cuts Off Power to 45 Crypto Miners for Overconsumption

News Authorities of Kyrgyzstan cut off power to 45 crypto mining firms as they consumed more energy than three local regions combined. Following the power cut, the head of the National Energy Holding Aitmamat Nazarov stated that the cryptocurrency mining is not defined under Kyrgyzstan law, local ..

After Dip of $500, Bitcoin Price Back to Trading Sideways at $10,200

Market Update Thursday, Sept. 19 — Bitcoin (BTC) price is back up and seems to be stabilizing just above the $10,200 price mark after experiencing a sudden drop of $500 in minutes earlier today.Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin is trading sideways againBitcoin’s sideways trading beha..

US Congress Schedules Sept. 24 Hearing With SEC With Crypto on Agenda

News The United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services has scheduled a hearing with Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton and four other SEC commissioners to discuss, among other topics, crypto. In a memorandum from Sept. 19, the Committee on Financi..

Brazilian Crypto Exchange Snubs Court Deadline to Fix Withdrawals

News Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange and alleged pyramid scheme Atlas Quantum rejected court deadlines to resolve its delayed Bitcoin (BTC) withdrawals. Atlas Quantum may constitute a financial pyramidAs Cointelegraph Brasil reported previously, on Sept. 17, the Federal Court of Brazil ruled tha..

Bank of America Joins R3’s Marco Polo Blockchain Global Trade Network

News Bank of America has joined R3’s Corda-powered Marco Polo Network “to tackle trade finance challenges.” “Tackle trade finance challenges”On Sept. 19, Marco Polo announced the multinational investment bank was joining its network to improve international trade inefficiencies and deliver a bette..

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