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Autonomous Spanish Region Puts $13 Million towards “4.0 Industries” Including Blockchain

Aragon, an autonomous Spanish region, has seen its government pledge over €12 million ($13 million) to develop what it has dubbed “4.0 industries,” including blockchain, AI, and a host of other emerging technologies. According to the local newspaper La...

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Nasdaq Will Provide Real-Time Bitcoin and Ethereum Index Information

Nasdaq, the second-largest stock market in the world, will bolster its crypto offering with new Bitcoin and Ethereum tracking indices on Feb. 25th. The Indices will offer real-time price updates, in thirty-second intervals, on the two cryptocurrencies for clients...

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Largest Bank in the US, JP Morgan Chase, Unveils Cryptocurrency “JPM Coin”

JP Morgan has become the first US bank to create and test a cryptocurrency. “JPM Coin” is a blockchain-based system intended to supplant older technologies like SWIFT and wire transfer, providing faster settlement times for the bank’s institutional clients....

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Morgan Creek’s Venture Fund Raised $40 Million to Invest in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Morgan Creek Digital Assets announced today that it has successfully closed a $40 million venture fund that will invest in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Morgan Creek Digital Assets (MCDA) is an alternative asset management firm founded by Anthony Pompliano, Mark...

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CEO of Dash: Cryptocurrency More Than a Bolivar Hedge, It’s a Way to Survive in Venezuela [Interview]

Dash CEO, Ryan Taylor, says a few factors saw them enter the Venezuelan market three years ago, but the political situation has made their cryptocurrency a critical survival tool for many in the beleaguered country. Dash, a portmanteau of...

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Opera Launches In-Browser Ethereum Buys for Scandinavian Customers

Opera has partnered with regulated crypto brokerage Safello to offer Ethereum buys directly from its browser-based wallet for those in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Opera is currently only offering Ethereum (ETH) for purchase, but it allows payments with credit...

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Analysis of UAE and Saudi Arabia’s Government Cross-Border Payments Cryptocurrency

The United Arab Emirates and its neighbor Saudi Arabia launched a government-backed cryptocurrency to facilitate cross-border payments. The launch was part of a seven-point co-operation plan that was unveiled on Jan. 20th. Apart from cryptocurrency development, the rest of the...

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Facebook Acqui-Hires Team from Blockchain Platform Startup Chainspace

Facebook acquired its first company in the blockchain space, smart contract protocol development and research firm Chainspace. The move was likely made to acquire the company’s team of experienced crypto developers. Chainspace is an 11-person company that was started...

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