Month: February 2018

Planning for the World’s First National Cryptocurrency: Estcoin

As news surrounding digital currencies such as bitcoin dominates tech headlines, one country is on the verge of developing its own national cryptocurrency. Late last summer, Estonia, a small northern European country with a population of approximately 1.3 million, revealed that it was considering creating of the world’s first national digital currency: the estcoin. The estcoin would have three potential use cases focused on community, identity and…

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Austria Planning New Regulations for Cryptocurrency, ICOs

Austria has joined the list of countries planning to regulate cryptocurrencies and will use as a model existing rules for the trading of gold and derivatives.

The government’s central concern is curbing the use of cryptocurrencies for money laundering, Bloomberg reports. Likewise, it wishes to extend oversight measures for traditional financial products to crypto assets.

“Cryptocurrencies are significantly gaining importance in the fight against money laundering and terrorism…

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Fintech Disruptors are Changing How Entrepreneurs Invest and Raise Capital


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The world of entrepreneurship is blood-sport. A very small percentage of startups survive to see their fifth year of operation. There are three major reasons for this:

  1. While everyone dreams, very few individuals are able to grind it out long enough to make a successful business….

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Bitcoin Users Hunted by Police in Bangladesh

Law enforcement in Bangladesh is actively hunting down users of Bitcoin as the use and trading of the cryptocurrency is still illegal in that particular country.


Cryptocurrency advocates have it pretty easy in Europe and North America. We worry about exchange rates, whether to sell off or hodl, and the ongoing up-and-down of crypto prices. At least we don’t have to worry about the police knocking on our door just for engaging in cryptocurrency. Such is not the…

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Bangladesh Authorities on “Hunt” for Bitcoin Traders

Bangladesh – one of the few countries presently attempting to enforce a ban on cryptocurrency trading and use – has announced that several major state institutions will begin ramping up efforts to crack down on bitcoin adoption among Bangladeshi citizens.

Also Read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten

Bangladesh Central Bank Warns Financial Institutions Against…

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Bancor Bounce Back? ICO Is Winning Adoption

When Bancor held its initial coin offering (ICO), it raised a lot of money and a lot of questions. Now, eight months on, the project seems to have found a role in the market.

Announced last week, the Tel Aviv-based project, aimed to make it easier for people to launch their own crypto tokens, revealed it has grown its network substantially since June, when it raised $150 million selling tokens branded BNT. Including BNT, 35 tokens can now be traded on the platform, with more – enough to…

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Police on the hunt for bitcoin users in Bangladesh

The trading of the popular virtual cryptocurrency is illegal in Bangladesh, but the trading and usage of this currency is still rampant – a fact that has riled Bangladesh Bank.
Officials of the central bank have warned all other commercial banks in the country to be wary of bitcoin users. The Foreign Exchange Police Department and some other departments are being considered to be monitors of the currency, and a report will soon be sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding…

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Suspected Austria bitcoin fraud sparks Europe-wide probe

A suspected Austrian bitcoin scam may have spread across Europe

Authorities investigating a suspected bitcoin-related scam centred in Austria have asked Interpol to help determine whether there might be perpetrators – and victims – of the scheme across Europe.

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Polymath New Partnerships with IdentityMind Global and Agrello

Polymath’s industry-first security token issuance platform adds best-in-class security and regulatory compliance capabilities

Polymath, Inc., the company creating the first security token issuance platform, has announced new partnerships with IdentityMind Global™, the Trusted Digital Identity Company, and Agrello, a company offering blockchain-based smart agreement solutions. These new partnerships will streamline the security token issuance and anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) processes on Polymath’s platform, incorporating IdentityMind’s compliance, risk management, and fraud prevention solutions and Agrello’s smart agreements, digital signature and identity technologies.

These partnerships come at a time when token sales and ICOs have raised more than $4 billion worldwide in largely unregulated crowd sales. National regulators have begun…

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Investors are Reassured as Blockchain Platform Introduces an Organic Fundraising Procedure

Funding is an essential part of business, both in the early stages and for purposes of expansion. Prior to the emergence of blockchain technology, businesses relied on bank loans or interventions from venture capitalists and angel investors to achieve the funding that they need.

These systems involved some form of forfeiture, in terms of equity or otherwise, requiring business owners and developers to relinquish control and parts of their companies in the process.

Blockchain induced…

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