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Chiliz Launches Crypto Exchange for Trading Sports Fan Tokens

Malta-based sports blockchain venture Chiliz is launching a cryptocurrency exchange for sports and entertainment tokens. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 23, Chiliz detailed that the new exchange — Chiliz.net — will roll out in February after the beginning of Fan Token Offerings​ ​for all of the ​Socios.com​ partner teams​. Socios.com is …

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Crypto Fights for Freedom in India’s Supreme Court, Critics Cite Risk

Following the session that took place last August, a three-judge panel from India’s Supreme Court reconvened once again this week to discuss the much-hyped Crypto v. RBI case. During the last hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to clarify its position as to why exactly it enforced a nationwide …

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Crypto News From Japan: Jan. 13-17 in Review

This week’s news from Japan included additional comments against crypto trading from China, Binance’s potential involvement in Japan, positivity from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), more crypto exits from European Union (EU) regions, and stablecoin positivity from France. Check out some of this week’s crypto and blockchain headlines, originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. China reaffirms …

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Malta’s Financial Watchdog Warns of Repeat Offender Bitcoin Scam

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has warned of a new Bitcoin (BTC) scam that shares the same characteristics as a previously identified entity. The watchdog issued its warning on Oct. 31. Opportunity for fraud The MSFA cautions the public that an entity dubbed “Bitcoin Future” appears to display “the same deceitful characteristics” as a …

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You Can Now Get a Master’s in Blockchain From a School in (Where Else?) Malta

Malta, the “Blockchain Island” in the Mediterranean, has a government authority to certify distributed ledger platforms, regulations to manage smart contracts and a framework for launching ICOs. Now it has a blockchain master’s program, too. The University of Malta’s Masters Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology began its inaugural semester this October, with around 35 students …

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Binance and Polychain Are Funding a Crypto-Friendly Bank in Malta

To some, Malta-native Paula Pandolfino may seem like a walking contradiction: bitcoiner and banker. After personally investing in bitcoin in 2016, she’s now co-founder of the upcoming Founders Bank in Malta, scheduled to open in 2020. “Crypto will take over the world, and we need full banking services,” she told CoinDesk. “We want to be …

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SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These Countries

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could learn from other countries when finalizing its own crypto regulation, Commissioner Hester Peirce explains. While highlighting peculiar and notable features of the U.S. system, the commissioner emphasizes cross-border considerations, detailing applicable crypto frameworks of several countries.</strong> Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto …

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Exchange OKEx Launches Data Analytics Platform for Derivatives Trading

Malta-based digital asset exchange OKEx has launched a new comprehensive data insights platform that covers trading trends for derivatives. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph, this platform will reportedly allow OKEx users to see real-time data on the exchange’s futures and perpetual swap markets for nine major tokens, including the top cryptocurrencies BTC, …

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Steve Wozniak Has Joined an Energy-Focused Blockchain Startup in Malta

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined a blockchain enterprise targeting more efficient use of energy in Malta. Speaking at an event on the island Thursday, Wozniak said he has invested in the EFFORCE project – which enables investors to back energy efficient projects around the world – and become a co-founder. According to the Malta Independent, Wozniak …

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Steve Wozniak Co-Founds Blockchain-Based Energy Saving Firm in Malta

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of American tech giant Apple, has invested in a new blockchain-based company headquartered in Malta. Wozniak is now the co-founder of energy efficiency company Efforce, according to a report by Maltese news daily The Malta Independent on July 18. Wozniak co-founded the company alongside Jacopo Visetti, who — according to his LinkedIn …

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