Facebook May Be Eying ‘FaceCoin’ as It Expands Its Blockchain Team

Social media giant Facebook is looking to expand its blockchain team. Could ‘FaceCoin’ follow JPMorgan’s recently unveiled JPM Coin as companies vie for the prized online payments market.  Facebook’s Hiring: Blockchain Experts According to Facebook’s official careers page, the social media giant is looking to expand its team operating in the field of blockchain technologies. As per the job board, the company…

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NEO Founder: Blockchain Infrastructure Not Ready for Mass Adoption

Bitcoinist spoke with NEO founder Da Hongfei at NEO DevCon in Seattle, who gave a detailed vision of the road ahead. Blockchain technology is still ahead of its time. Despite NEO’s evolution mirroring that of the wider Crypto market over the past 12 months, charismatic founder Da Hongfei assures an attentive audience at NEO DevCon that the ‘smart economy’ project remains…

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Norwegian ‘City’ Replacing Fiat and Cash for Its Own Cryptocurrency

Liberstad, a libertarian city in southern Norway, has reportedly dumped fiat currencies and cash. In their place, it has instituted its own cryptocurrency — City Coin.  The not-so-cleverly-named cryptocurrency will replace all other forms of legal tender. A spokesman told Express.co.uk: City Coin is a secure and innovative cryptocurrency based on City Chain, a smart city platform that enables the design,…

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Huobi’s V2.0 ‘Stablecoin for Stablecoins’ Aims to Close Arbitrage Loophole

Stablecoins are increasing their visibility within the crypto space as the universe of stablecoins expands and they become easier to trade. Now, digital exchange Huobi Global offers, as a trial, the HUSD Solution V2.0 to provide traders with support for interchangeability between various stablecoins. All Stablecoins Seek to Lower Volatility But They are Not 1:1 Interchangeable Stablecoins’ purpose is to minimize…

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Ripple CEO Says JPMorgan’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ Misses The Point

JPMorgan is already facing severe criticism from the cryptocurrency industry just a day after it announced it would launch its own token, ‘JPM Coin.’ Garlinghouse: JPM Coin ‘Misses The Point’ The plan, which would ostensibly make JPMorgan the first US bank to issue a token with a verifiable use case, surprised commentators when executives revealed it to the press this week….

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Wyoming Becomes First State To Give Bitcoin Owners Full Property Rights

Cryptocurrency advocates are celebrating Friday after the US state of Wyoming passed a bill giving direct property rights to cryptocurrency holders. Wyoming Senate Passes Crypto Property Bill Bill SF0125 passed its second and third Senate readings February 13 and 14 respectively, and will now go before governor Mark Gordon for endorsement, becoming law as early as next week. The legislation allows…

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Swiss Stock Exchange to Launch Its Own Security Token This Year

Switzerland’s Stock Exchange (SIX) wants to have its own security token offering in the second half of 2019 alongside the launch of its SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) platform for trading digital assets.  SIX To Launch Its Own STO The Switzerland Stock Exchange (SIX) wants to launch its own security token offering (STO), according to the institution’s Chairman Romeo Lacher, sometime in…

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Bitcoin’s Liquid Sidechain is Being Adopted by Swiss Finance Industry

Swiss IT consulting firm Inacta AG has become an official partner of Blockstream’s Liquid Sidechain for Bitcoin, the company confirmed December 17. Tokengate Meets Liquid Sidechain Inacta, one of many Blockchain-focused companies headquartered in Switzerland’s Crypto Valley in the town of Zug, also became the first token platform operator to support Liquid tokens. Billed as the first “production-ready” Bitcoin sidechain, Liquid…

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3 Cryptocurrencies Decoupling From Bitcoin into 2019 (PAL, TRX, WAVES)

2018 was underwhelming compared to 2017. The bear market went into full swing and most cryptocurrencies lost over eighty percent. Bitcoin has begun decoupling from many cryptocurrencies including those having some of the biggest developments of 2018. WAVES, TRX, and PAL are three cryptocurrencies that have persevered through the bear market. These three projects exceeded expectations and even demonstrated an important…

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President Trump Appoints Bitcoin Proponent as White House Chief of Staff

President Donald J. Trump has announced that he will be naming Mick Mulvaney as the new acting White House Chief of Staff. Mulvaney is a well-known Bitcoin proponent and has previously expressed his support of blockchain technology.  Mulvaney: New Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who’s currently the director of the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has been named…

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