Government to Airdrop $9 Billion in Free Money to 7 Million Hong Kong Residents

The government of Hong Kong has decided to airdrop about $9 billion in free money to an estimated 7 million residents in the troubled Chinese territory. From a global perspective, this can be seen as a desperate move to stimulate the local economy while the coronavirus outbreak is hitting markets hard all around the world. At the same time, the move can also be seen as part of the government’s efforts to stop the persistent protests in the city. Also Read: HSBC Closes 2 Branches Following New Protests in Hong…

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Readying the Blockchain Industry for the Next Wave of Adoption

The blockchain industry grows every year, but is the industry ready to accept new players and how could it possibly change the space? Who knows what’s responsible for the current bull run? It could be the upcoming halving, it could be the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s debut of institutional-grade crypto-backed options, or it could even be the coronavirus. Whatever the reasons, it seems safe to say that the crypto winter is well and truly behind us. If this trend continues, it will only be a matter of time before we begin…

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SEC Karate-Chops Steven Seagal Over Promoting Cryptocurrency Touted as the Next Gen Bitcoin

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged actor Steven Seagal for unlawfully promoting a cryptocurrency investment scheme claiming to be “the next generation of bitcoin.” Seagal failed to disclose that he was being compensated in cash and crypto by Bitcoiin2gen, or B2G, for marketing its token offering, such as on Twitter and Facebook. Also read: Bitcoin, Tesla Stock, Tron: How Warren Buffett Got His First Bitcoin SEC Charges Stevel Seagal for Unlawful Crypto Promotion The SEC announced Thursday that it has settled charges against Hollywood actor and producer…

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Bitcoin Price Holds $8.5K Support as Coronavirus Fears Tank Global Markets

Bitcoin price managed to briefly reclaim the 200-DMA but shrapnel from collapsing equities markets appears to be weighing on crypto prices. Today Bitcoin bulls found their resolve and are attempting to reverse the digital asset’s course even as equities markets across the globe continue to drop on the realization that Coronavirus is a real threat that will stay with us for some time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed with a decline of 1,100 points (4.4%) and is down more than 10% for the week. The Nasdaq Composite also fell…

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Roger Ver: Prison Made Me a Bitcoin Believer

Roger Ver in a Cointelegraph exclusive bears it all – from how his prison experience made him a Bitcoin believer to why BCH will appreciate 1,000 times. In a Cointelegraph exclusive interview, Roger Ver bears it all ‒ how his prison experience made him see Bitcoin’s potential, why Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is better than Bitcoin (BTC), and why he believes Bitcoin Cash will appreciate 1,000-fold. Prison Most of the crypto community knows that, in his youth, Roger Ver had run-ins with the law; in fact, he was sentenced to ten…

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Revolut Will Make Crypto Available in 50 States

Revolut will launch its crypto offering to US customers in all 50 states, taking on Square’s Cash App. Revolut is coming to the smartphone near you with an array of cryptocurrencies before tax day. Having just raised $500 million on a $5.5 billion valuation, Revolut is one of the biggest fintechs in Europe. Revolut is a neobank: simply, a bank without the expense and convenience of physical branches or the headache of licensing. Revolut is already well-established in Europe. On its home soil, it allows users to buy and sell…

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Blockchain Technology Partners Unveil Smart Contracts on Amazon AWS

Blockchain Technology Partners launch DAML on Amazon’s Quantum Ledger Database, enabling smart contracts. Customers can now integrate smart contracts on Amazon Web Services’ Quantum Ledger Database, or QLDB, thanks to tech company Blockchain Technology Partners. Blockchain Technology Partners, or BTP, unveiled general availability for its DAML incorporation, accessible through its Sextant for DAML platform, allowing those working with Amazon’s QLDB to harness smart contracts on the platform, according to a Feb. 25 statement provided to Cointelegraph. Amazon’s QLDB is not the first to incorporate Sextant for DAML Prior to its…

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Bitmain Unveils 2 Bitcoin Miners With Max Speeds Up to 110TH/s Per Unit

On Thursday, the China-based mining rig manufacturer Bitmain announced the launch of two new Antminer S19 series models that process between 95 to 110 trillion hashes per second (TH/s). The Antminer S19 Pro model with 110TH/s and 29 joules per terahash (J/TH) is 24 trillion hashes per second faster than Microbt’s latest Whatsminer M30S model (86TH/s). Also read: Bitcoin Rich: 6 Crypto Entrepreneurs Make the 2020 Hurun Billionaire List Bitmain Launches the S19 Series Processing Up to 110 Trillion Hashes per Second Bitmain, one of the top mining rig manufacturers…

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Chinese Communist Party Exec Wants State Monopoly on Digital Currency

Former Vice President of CIRC of the Party talks about ICOs and cryptocurrency trading bans in China and CBDC is an important national strategic plan. Chen Weigang, former Vice President of China Insurance Regulatory Commission of the Communist Party, sat down with Yiben blockchain media on Feb 27 to talk about ICO regulations and digital currency trading in China. He told the media that a central bank digital currency (CBDC) is an important strategic plan for the Chinese RMB to gain an upper hand in international economic development. During the…

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CFTC Holds A Meeting to Learn All About Stablecoins

CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee has held a public meeting and invited three stablecoins to showcase and discuss the outlook of stablecoins and cryptocurrency. American financial regulators have sat down with major stablecoin projects in an effort to better understand the industry. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee held a public meeting on Feb. 26 to learn about stablecoins, cryptocurrency insurance, custody practices and cybersecurity. Three stablecoin projects: JPM Coin, MarkerDao and Paxo were in attendance, discussing different aspects of stablecoins during the meeting. The committee discussed various topics…

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