Binance CEO: Putin Is the Most Influential Person in Blockchain

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao considers Russian President Vladimir Putin the most influential person in the blockchain space. Changpeng Zhao, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, named Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person in the blockchain industry. Cooperation with the Russian gov’t On Oct. 22, in an article on RBC News, Zhao, also known as CZ within the crypto community, pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person in the blockchain space. Zhao further said that he believes the bill on regulating digital money may…

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TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Announced a Mobile Payment Blockchain

Blockchain platform TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank announced a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier blockchain telecommunications payments platform. Blockchain platform TBCASoft, technology behemoth IBM and telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank announced on Oct. 22 a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier telecommunications blockchain payment solution. New cross-carrier system Per the release, the partnership aims to allow carriers to use blockchain through the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) Consortium — founded by TBCASoft and SoftBank. TBCASoft reportedly already created a cross-carrier blockchain with 18 participants.  The first application that CBSG intends to launch is the…

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How to Start a Crypto Podcast

The idea of starting your own podcast is undeniably appealing. Not only do you get to sound off about a topic that’s close to your heart, but if you opt for the host-and-guest format, you get to engage in stimulating debates with interesting people. But before you rush off to order a USB mic and start booking your crypto heroes, there’s a few things you should know about podcasting. Also read: How to Trade Crypto in Person Safely The Pros and Cons of Podcasting The podcast’s appeal partially stems from…

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Crypto Markets Turn Red, With BTC Price Stuck Below $8,100

Cryptocurrency markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin price is struggling below the $8,100 mark. Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Crypto markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin (BTC) fails to impress with a sudden drop below the $8,100 price point. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin was trading above the $8,200 price mark for the better part of the day, but has dipped below $8,100 in recent hours. The world’s largest cryptocurrency traded at an intraday high of nearly $8,300, before losing ground towards its current trading…

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Bitcoin Suisse Acquires $3M Share of Trade Intelligence Firm CoinRouts

Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has purchased a minority stake of CoinRoutes Inc., a provider of pan-exchange smart order routing and algorithmic trading software. Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has purchased a minority stake of CoinRoutes Inc., a provider of pan-exchange smart order routing and algorithmic trading software. The investment and a new director Bitcoin Suisse announced the news on Oct. 22, specifying that it acquired a $3 million share of CoinRoutes. Niklas Nikolajsen, the chairman of the Bitcoin Suisse Group, became a member of the board of directors of…

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Binance CEO CZ: Putin Is The Most Influential Person In Blockchain

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao considers Russian President Vladimir Putin the most influential person in the blockchain space. Changpeng Zhao, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, named Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person in the blockchain industry. Cooperation with the Russian gov’t On Oct. 22, in an article on RBC News, Zhao, also known as CZ within the crypto community, pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person in the blockchain space. Zhao further said that he believes the bill on regulating digital money may…

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The Silk Road Investigation: A ‘Pattern of Bad Behavior and Double Agents’

Kathryn Haun, a general partner at U.S. venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has revealed in recent interviews how she helped take down the Silk Road when she was working for the Attorney General’s office. According to her accounts, the U.S. government agency also asked her to help “start shutting down technology before it’s built.” Haun’s story also highlights how the U.S. government’s evidence against the Silk Road transpired because of double agents. Also read: FBI Agent Admits to Stealing Silk Road Bitcoins Seized by U.S. Marshals Kathryn Haun Was Asked…

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Overstock’s VC Arm Joins $31M Funding Round For Silicon Valley Fintech

Overstock’s venture capital arm Medici Ventures joins $31 million funding round for California-based software company in the financial industry. Overstock’s venture capital arm Medici Ventures has invested in PeerNova, a startup that develops blockchain-based solutions for financial institutions to synchronize their data across multiple systems. In an Oct. 22 news release, PeerNova reported that it had raised $31 million in growth funding led by existing investor Mosaik Partners, with participation from Medici Ventures and Intuitive Venture Partners. This funding round brings the total raised funds to $74 million. PeerNova, a California-based…

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US Congress Considers A Draft Bill Claiming Stablecoins Are Securities

A draft bill has surfaced in U.S. Congress that claims that all managed stablecoins must be seen as investment contracts and therefore as securities. United States Congress is considering a draft bill that claims all managed stablecoins must be seen as investment contracts and therefore as securities. Libra in the United States The U.S. Representative for Texas’s 29th congressional district, Sylvia Garcia, introduced a draft bill to the House Financial Services Committee on Oct. 18. The draft bill, called the ‘‘Stablecoins are Securities Act of 2019,” seeks to regulate stablecoins…

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FATF’s Regulations to Push Criminals to Privacy Coins: CipherTrace CEO

95% of criminal activity in crypto accounts for Bitcoin and Ether due to their brand name and ease of use, CipherTrace’s CEO says. The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) crypto regulations will trigger a shift of criminal activity from Bitcoin (BTC) to privacy coins, it has been claimed. Criminals mostly use BTC and ETH to date David Jevans, CEO of major crypto transaction tracking firm CipherTrace, shared his remarks about criminal use of cryptocurrencies at a panel held by blockchain advocacy group, the Chamber of Digital Commerce, on Oct. 21. During…

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