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Farzam Ehsani, former blockchain lead at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), has launched his new business initiative named VALR, reports Tech Central, on December 6, 2018. Based in South Africa, VALR is a digital asset trading platform which has been launched in partnership with crypto exchange trading platform Bittrex. VALR to Offer One of the Largest Selections of Digital Assets According…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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On December 6, 2018, Gazprombank, the Russian bank’s Swiss division, is said to have been working with Avaloq and Metaco to implement a cryptoassets service that will allow its customers to deal in cryptocurrencies without the hassle of managing wallets or passwords. 2019 Crypto Launch Finance Magnates noted that the banking division reported it was launching a cryptocurrency service next…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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On December 6, 2018, publicly listed American internet services company UnitedCorp filed a lawsuit against Bitcoin Cash proponent Roger Ver, the founder of bitcoin.com, bitcoin mining giant Bitmain and cryptocurrency exchange Kraken for allegedly hijacking Bitcoin Cash network unlawfully for personal benefit. Questionable Action or Not? United American Corp has filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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Whenever commentators speak about cryptocurrencies and blockchain, a recurring theme is privacy. This feature is becoming more and more growing population wish their information to be available onto a public ledger that accessible by governments, regulators or even close-knit associates like family and friends. Bitcoin’s Relationship with Privacy (or Lack Thereof) Initially, when Bitcoin came to existence, it was a…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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Matthias Steinig, a German programmer, has developed a new mechanism that allows e-bikes to be rented in exchange for payments on the bitcoin Lightning Network. A prototype built using a modified bicycle is already fully functional and has been demonstrated in a video posted on Twitter. The Lightning Bike The project involves a device connected to the bike that controls…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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Changing times and economic dynamics of the modern consumer, customers today are less keen on paying large amounts for products or services upfront. Instead, they believe in paying regular small installments, rather than paying the full value of a product to own it. In many ways, access trumps ownership. The Rise of the Subscription Economy Witnessing the subscription uptrend, the…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released an official statement on December 6, 2018, postponing the decision on VanEck’s Bitcoin ETF until February 27, 2019. The extension of review period by the financial watchdog didn’t bode too well for the already reeling crypto markets, as bitcoin’s value has since fallen by more than nine percent. Final Call to Be…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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Blockchain startup Bity has announced that its cryptocurrency ATMs deployed across Switzerland will now support the purchase of Monero (XMR) tokens. The company has listed the addresses and operating hours of its machines in a post published December 4, 2018. The Gold Standard of Privacy Coins Denominations of the privacy coin can be purchased effective immediately in exchange for Swiss…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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R3, the world’s leading developer of enterprise blockchain solutions for business, launched a new global payment platform that uses Ripple’s XRP as its initial base currency, the company announced in a press release on December 5, 2018. R3 Launches a New Global Payment Platform One of the leading enterprise blockchain software companies has just announced the launch of a new…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) recently announced the successful completion of the first phase of a blockchain-based electronic-Know-Your-Customer (e-KYC) utility project. According to the press release published on December 4, 2018, the e-KYC had significantly simplified and improved the KYC process by providing an immutable audit trail. e-KYC Project Demonstrates Tangible Benefits The e-KYC project was a Financial Services Regulatory…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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