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NEM Foundation to Open Melbourne Blockchain Hub, Aims to Attract SMEs, Startups for Blockchain Adoption

Singapore-based NEM foundation is opening a blockchain hub in Australia, primarily to educate startups and enthusiasts about the myriad benefits of blockchain technology and digital currencies, reported SmartCompany on Oct.15. NEM Goes to Melbourne Launching in Melbourne, NEM aims...

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Barclays Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Trading Division Just Months After Launch

After introducing cryptocurrency trading services to well-received appreciation earlier 2018, financial services giant Barclays has reportedly shut down the desk without providing sufficient reason. Backtracking on Crypto-Vision Two sources familiar with the matter confirmed the development to Financial News...

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Slow but Steady: Over 1 Million People Visit Bitcoin (BTC) Meetups Annually

Crypto enthusiasts are flocking digital currency-focused forums across the globe according to data from community- building site Meetup.com. Bitcoin Meetups Most Prominent in the U.S. Bitcoin groups unsurprisingly outnumber all other crypto-meetups, but steady growth in the number of...

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NBA Star Spencer Dinwiddie Shares Bitcoin Moment, to Launch Sneakers Purchasable by BTC Next Season

NBA basketball star Spencer Dinwiddie, who rose to fame last year after a series of spectacular games, may soon convert his successful Bitcoin investments into a legitimate business that accepts the digital currency. The 25-year-old is launching his line...

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China: Central Bank May Launch State-issued Cryptocurrency, Seeking Cryptography Talent

Despite a blanket ban on cryptocurrencies and related businesses, China’s central bank is employing cryptographers and blockchain engineers to launch a state-issued digital currency presumably, reported South China Morning Post on Oct. 12. BitYuan Soon? As per vacancies observed...

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