World Bank’s Blockchain-Based Bonds — A Step Toward Adoption?

World Bank’s Blockchain-Based Bonds — A Step Toward Adoption? In what is being called a world first, the World Bank has ordered the creation of a blockchain-based bond through Australia’s Commonwealth Bank (CBA). It marks a very clear move by some of the world’s most influential financial institutions to start leveraging blockchain technology to improve their offerings.…

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Hong Kong University Receives $20 Mln Research Grant for Payment Systems, Blockchain

Hong Kong University Receives $20 Mln Research Grant for Payment Systems, Blockchain The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School has received a $20 million research grant to improve the security capabilities of electronic payment systems, China News reported Aug. 12. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School has reportedly partnered with the…

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Ripple (XRP) Price Watch: Bearish Pullback in the Making

Ripple (XRP) Price Watch: Bearish Pullback in the Making Ripple Price Key Highlights Ripple price recently fell through short-term consolidation to test the bottom of its channel. Support appears to be holding, so price could be due for a pullback to the descending channel resistance from here. The Fib retracement tool shows the potential correction…

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Another Day, Another Breakdown

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Another Day, Another Breakdown Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price has broken below a short-term consolidation pattern and is setting its sights on the next floor. Price is still trading inside its descending channel and might be due to test the bottom around $5,600 soon. Technical indicators continue to reflect the…

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Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds “You are a F***king Liar”

Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds “You are a F***king Liar” News.Bitcoin.com feature ‘Cryptowhispers’ reported on what has turned from rumor to an all-out verbal war between two well-known figures in the cryptoverse. It began last week when Christopher Franko, co-founder of the Expanse project, took to Twitter and accused popular exchange Binance…

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XRP Cryptocurrency Now Down 90% From 2018 Price High

XRP Cryptocurrency Now Down 90% From 2018 Price High XRP, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, fell to its lowest price of 2018 on Tuesday. At 00:01 UTC, just after Monday’s close, the cryptocurrency dropped to $0.27 cents for the first time since December 12, 2017, according to CoinDesk price data. XRP was last seen trading…

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EU Lawmaker Wants to Include ICOs in New Crowdfunding Rules

EU Lawmaker Wants to Include ICOs in New Crowdfunding Rules A draft proposal by the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs suggests creating new regulations for public initial coin offerings (ICOs), according to a document published Friday. Ashley Fox, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) representing the United Kingdom, wrote a draft report on…

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