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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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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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Ripple Grants $2 Million to University of Kansas, Funds 29 Universities to Conduct Blockchain and Crypto Research

The University of Kansas has become one of the 29 research institutions to receive funding from Ripple. The University is receiving $2 million—over five years—to support research related to cryptocurrency, blockchain, and digital payments. Ripple—known for its push for cross-banking...

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Analyzing Vitalik Buterin’s Statement About Cryptos that are “Centralized Piles of Trash”

Co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, spoke at the Blockchain Connect Conference in January about Casper CBC and Ethereum 2.0, but also criticized blockchains that boast their speed, calling them “centralized piles of trash.” At the Blockchain Connect Conference in...

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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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