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Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Oct. 6–12 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world has seen major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with central bank representatives from all around the world meeting in Argentina, Spain developing various initiatives and projects based on blockchain and the Japan-based crypto exchange Bitpoint offering its services in Guatemala. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as…

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Devcon Shows Ethereum’s ‘World Computer’ Is a Movement, Not a Product

If there’s anywhere in the world where it feels right to believe in magic, it’s Devcon 5 in Osaka, Japan. The ethereum community faces a daunting task: scale its blockchain ecosystem to securely support the growing demand for mainstream use cases. Thousands of technologists and passionate fans gathered at Devcon this week to grapple with…

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Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Sept. 22-28 in Review

Spanish-speaking countries made headlines this week, with cryptocurrency and blockchain-related developments on both the governmental and enterprise level. The Congress of the Republic of Peru spoke about the potential of blockchain tech, blockchain firm Aeternity revealed the development of a network that enables the management of the supply chain of medical cannabis, Venezuela’s central bank…

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Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Sept. 22–28 in Review

The German-speaking world has experienced another week full of exciting developments in the crypto industry, with a Berlin-based fintech startup receiving $1.5 million to develop its own blockchain, German experts warning about Facebook’s crypto coin, and the Federation of German Industries asking the government to create suitable conditions for blockchain. Here is the past week…

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IMF and World Bank Launch Educational Blockchain Token

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have launched a crypto token called “Learning Coin” to better understand how blockchain technology works. The two institutions said that the coin would have no monetary value and would not be made openly available, the Financial Times reported Saturday. To support the token, the IMF and the World…

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Report: China Leading World in Blockchain Projects

China is reportedly leading the world in the number of blockchain projects currently underway in the country, Chinese English-language news daily China.org.cn reports on April 2. Citing a report by Blockdata, China.org.cn states that there are 263 blockchain-related projects in China, accounting for 25 percent of the global total. Li Qilei, the CTO at blockchain…

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Theranos Documentary Introduces World to Tim Draper’s Bitcoin Tie

The new Theranos documentary saw billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper become the latest Bitcoin figure to take the cryptocurrency to mainstream consumer culture – accidentally. A Different Type Of Bitcoin Pump Draper, who is known within the cryptocurrency industry as an advocate of both Bitcoin and his major investment project Tezos, appeared in an HBO…

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IBM Blockchain World Wire Launches in 72 Countries

Today, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced the launch of IBM Blockchain World Wire in a large selection of markets.  IBM Blockchain World Wire is “a real-time global payments network for regulated financial institutions” from the American multinational information technology company. It has been created with the purpose of optimizing and quickening foreign exchange, cross-border…

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Cryptos ‘Not a Substitute’ for the Yellow Metal, Says World Gold Council

Cryptocurrencies are “no substitute for gold,” according to the World Gold Council (WGC). The WGC, a market development organization for the gold industry, published the report late last month, arguing that gold is “very different” from cryptocurrencies. It’s less volatile, has a more liquid market and trades in a regulatory environment, among other factors, it…

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