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Leading Travel Company Leaving Libra
Leading Travel Company Leaving Libra

The leading online tourism company Booking Holdings has resigned from the Libra Association, which manages the Facebook consortium proposed by Libra stablecoin. Booking Holdings has thus become the latest in a series of companies that have abandoned the project, leaving it with 21 founding members...

Published at: 2019-10-15


Church for sale. Bitcoin accepted
Church for sale. Bitcoin accepted

A 150-year-old English church is sold for $1.5 million and the seller accepts payment in Bitcoin (BTC). According to Rightmove, the UK's main online real estate portal and property website, the seller has placed an 18th century church converted into a seven bedroom property for sale and is willing...

Published at: 2019-10-15


Europol About Crypto
Europol About Crypto

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) has published its 2019 Organised Crime Threat Assessment Report (IOCTA). On 9 October, Europol presented its IOCTA report on the threat of cybercrime. According to the EU law enforcement organisation, cybercrime should be approache...

Published at: 2019-10-15


Problems of the Libra Alternative
Problems of the Libra Alternative

OpenLibra's founder, Lucas Geiger, has reportedly misled some of the organizations involved in the project. At least four people and organizations denied supporting the OpenLibra project. Other people and organizations are minimizing their involvement in the OpenLibra project, which is to become an...

Published at: 2019-10-14


Companies Are Leaving Libra
Companies Are Leaving Libra

Visa, EBay, Stripe and Mastercard have announced that they are withdrawing from the Libra Facebook Association and the associated stablecoin project. On October 11, Bloomberg announced that Ebay, Stripe and Mastercard had decided to withdraw from the Libra cryptocurrency project on Facebook. Within...

Published at: 2019-10-14


G7 Affraid of Crypto
G7 Affraid of Crypto

The G7 reportedly produced a report which concluded that 'global stability coins' pose a threat to the global financial system. According to the BBC on 13th October the draft G7 report outlined the various risks associated with digital currencies. It also states that even if the member firms of the...

Published at: 2019-10-14


Bitcoin in Tobacco Shops in France
Bitcoin in Tobacco Shops in France

French startup Keplerk has relaunched its Bitcoin Payment Acceptance (BTC) service in more than 5,200 tobacco shops in France as of October 10. After suspending the service in less than two months after its launch in January, Keplerk says his customers will be able to buy Bitcoin from tobacco buyer...

Published at: 2019-10-11


Alipay Prohibit Bitcoin Transactions
Alipay Prohibit Bitcoin Transactions

Alipay, the digital payment arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has declared that it prohibits all transactions related to Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptographic currencies. October 10, Alipay reiterated its anti-crypto position in the Twitter thread, which warned that the company closely monit...

Published at: 2019-10-11


Grant For Healthcare Company
Grant For Healthcare Company

New England-based blockchain SimplyVital Health, Inc. received a US$225,000 grant from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the integration of the Nexus and Graphene protocols. NSF has provided a grant through its small business programs that provide $200 million a year to i...

Published at: 2019-10-11


New Rules For Crypto in The UK
New Rules For Crypto in The UK

The UK Central Bank has established rules that Libra stablecoin on Facebook to be leased must comply with in order to be issued in the UK. The Bank of England presented its latest summary and financial policy record at a meeting of the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) on 9 October. The paper, whic...

Published at: 2019-10-10


Powerful Security for the Exchange
Powerful Security for the Exchange

Firma świadcząca usługi finansowe związane z aktywami cyfrowymi BitGo zapewni bezpieczne przechowywanie zarządzanych aktywów kryptograficznych w głównym ośrodku wymiany walut kryptograficznych Bitstamp. W komunikacie prasowym z 9 października, luksemburska giełda krypto-walutowa ogłos...

Published at: 2019-10-10


Miner Stole 5 Million USD
Miner Stole 5 Million USD

U.S. prosecutors have officially accused a Singaporean man of using his stolen identity to illegally use the cloud computing power of Amazon Web Services for cryptographic mining. According to an indictment initially filed on October 1, Ho Jun Jia was charged with eight network connection fraud cas...

Published at: 2019-10-10


8 Phase of Binance
8 Phase of Binance

Binance announced the launch of the eighth phase of the credit product on 7th October. During this phase, Binance will start offering 14-day credit products for a limited period of time. Subscribers will be accepted on a "first come, first served" basis. The subscription period starts on 10 October...

Published at: 2019-10-09


UNICEF With Crypto
UNICEF With Crypto

  UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, has set up a cryptocurrency fund to support open source technology "benefiting children and young people worldwide". According to an official announcement published on 8th October, UNICEF became the first UN organisation to "store and trade in cry...

Published at: 2019-10-09


EU Financial Commissioner Will Proposed Rules For Crypto
EU Financial Commissioner Will Proposed Rules For Crypto

EU Financial Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis pledged to propose new rules for cryptocurrencies such as Libra on Facebook. Following his appointment as Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Latvia and Member of the European Parliament between 2004 and 2009, Dombrovskis is applying for the reappoint...

Published at: 2019-10-09


FCA called by WFE
FCA called by WFE

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global trade association of publicly regulated exchanges, has called on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) not to restrict the use of currency derivatives for retail investors. The WFE made a statement on 7 October in response to the Financial Supervi...

Published at: 2019-10-08


South Korea: New Paymet System
South Korea: New Paymet System

The Chai mobile payment application introduces block-based mobile payments in 13,500 CU stores in South Korea. Chai, which operates in the Terra chain, will now be accepted as a means of payment in the main chain of public stores. Application support will be added to the CU by the end of 2019, onc...

Published at: 2019-10-08


TipJar Will Be Closed
TipJar Will Be Closed

TipJar, the Ethereum service (ETH) that allowed redditories to send each other micropayments in Ether and ERC-20 tokens, was closed on 7th October. Its website is still operational but will be closed on 10 April 2020. In a Reddit ad published on the same day, the developer TipJar cited "very low ac...

Published at: 2019-10-08


Samsung Pay and Finablr Partnership
Samsung Pay and Finablr Partnership

Samsung Pay, the mobile payment service of South Korean technology giant Samsung, cooperates with the payment platform Finablr, a member of RippleNet, offering its users a cross-border payment function - Money Transfer. Finablr announced the partnership on October 3, claiming that the new feature "...

Published at: 2019-10-07


Algorand: Great Loss
Algorand: Great Loss

Algo Capital, the investment arm of the US-based Algorand company, lost about 1-2 million USD in stable Tether coins (USDT) and Algorand tokens (ALGO) after Pablo Yabo's CTO mobile phone was compromised. This violation allowed hackers to access the hot Algo wallet managed by Yabo. The total amount...

Published at: 2019-10-07


Lichtenstein: Blockchain Approved By Parliament
Lichtenstein: Blockchain Approved By Parliament

The Liechtenstein Parliament unanimously adopted the Law on Tokens and Trusted Technology Service Providers (TVTG), also known as the Blockchain Law. On 3 October, the Liechtenstein Parliament approved the Blockchain Law, which aims at improving investor protection, combating money laundering and e...

Published at: 2019-10-07


Trojan Steals Cryptocurrencies
Trojan Steals Cryptocurrencies

The main Slovak antivirus software provider ESET has discovered a banking trojan that can steal cryptographic currencies and is particularly widespread in Latin America. Known as "Casbaneiro" or "Metamorfo", the newly formed malware family is targeted at banks and cryptographic currency services lo...

Published at: 2019-10-04


New Road Map of Libra
New Road Map of Libra

Libra's developers have published on Facebook a new road map outlining the steps towards the launch of the main network.  The Libra Foundation's update, published on October 2, highlights various points of interest for both developers and those who support protocol nodes.  Currently oper...

Published at: 2019-10-04


Crypto in Venezuela
Crypto in Venezuela

Two Venezuelan companies have partnered to issue a debit card in cryptographic currency and a Point of Sale (PoS) system. The system will provide support for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Dash (DASH) and Petro, Venezuelan national digital currency.  It appears that none of these offers will inc...

Published at: 2019-10-04


BitTorrent Launched Mainnet
BitTorrent Launched Mainnet

BitTorrent's decentralized file sharing protocol BitTorrent File System (BTFS) has launched its mainnet. The project is to become what programmers describe as 'the largest and first scalable decentralized storage system in the world'. According to a blog entry published on October 1, the BTFS boas...

Published at: 2019-10-03