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European Countries Step Up Response to Facebook’s Libra

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The European Central Bank (ECB) and a number of countries in the region have stepped up their efforts in response to Facebook’s Libra, which has revived a competing ECB project for instant payments. As Facebook engages Switzerland’s financial regulator, the ECB clarifies how Libra can be regulated under EU laws.</strong> Also read: …

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Indian Lawmaker Raises Hope of Positive Crypto Regulation

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>A member of the upper house of the Indian parliament has given the crypto community some advice on what can be done to influence the government’s crypto decisions. He encourages anyone to reach out to him and discuss their concerns, including issues related to the draft bill to ban cryptocurrencies in India. …

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Connecting Cash to the Internet Using Stablecoins

</header> <p dir=”ltr”><strong>Most often overlooked in the fintech space is the world’s most scalable and private payment system: cash. It is used in every country around the world and despite its much exaggerated demise, according to the G4S Global Cash Report 2018, cash circulation has risen to 9.6% of GDP across developed and emerging market …

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India’s Popular ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Show Gives Crypto a Boost

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>One of the most popular reality TV shows in India called Kaun Banega Crorepati, based on the show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,’ has just given crypto a boost. A contestant on the show was asked a question about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, and the show’s host, Amitabh Bachchan, proceeded to explain …

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10 Useful Browser Plugins to Help Crypto Users

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>There are many different browser extensions or plugins that benefit cryptocurrency users, ranging from price trackers and wallets to those that help crypto users with security and privacy. Bitcoin.com has produced a video, listing 10 of the most useful browser extensions with explanations of how they can help crypto users.</strong> Also read: …

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Bitcoin ETF: How SEC Exemptions Help Firms Offer Interim Products

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>There are several exemptions the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers that allow companies to launch their bitcoin investment products without registration. While waiting for the SEC to approve their bitcoin ETF, some firms have taken advantage of these exemptions to offer an interim product.</strong> Also read: Indian Government’s New Report …

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Indian Government’s New Report Views Crypto Positively

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>A new Indian government report has put cryptocurrency in a positive light, viewing the mechanisms surrounding it, including initial coin offerings, as “revolutionizing the global fintech landscape.” The report also discusses the regulation of coins and tokens.</strong> Also read: Indian Exchanges Innovate as Calls for Positive Crypto Regulation Escalate Steering Committee’s Report …

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Dutch Central Bank Prepares to Start Regulating Crypto Sector

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The central bank of the Netherlands is preparing to supervise the country’s crypto sector. The bank has requested crypto exchanges and wallet providers to come forward and submit some information. Once the law takes effect, these operators will be required to register with the central bank to continue operations.</strong> Also read: Crypto …

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Indian Exchanges Innovate as Calls for Positive Crypto Regulation Escalate

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Indian crypto exchanges are innovating, launching new products and improving services for their users, despite the country’s regulatory uncertainty and unresolved banking restrictions. Meanwhile, the Indian crypto community continues its efforts to convince the government that the draft bill to ban cryptocurrencies is flawed, calling for positive regulation instead.</strong> Also read: Crypto …

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Continental Unveils Demo Earning App for Blockchain-Based Car Platform

Automotive supplier Continental has unveiled an application called Earn As You Drive, which uses blockchain technology to monetize car user information. Parking space data for digital currency Forbes reported the news on Aug. 29. Per the report, Continental has partnered with tech firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise and open source network provider Crossbar.io to create Earn …

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