Saturday, February 17, 2018
BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Blockchain can help UK ‘stay relevant’ after Brexit,

British MEP Kay Swinburne has called on the U.K. to implement and champion blockchain technology as the country moves to leave the EU. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Saudi central bank provides sandbox for banks to try Ripple

Ripple has signed an agreement with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) to create a pilot programme in support of KSA banks who choose to us, Read more: www.finextra.com

Nvidia CEO: Cryptocurrencies aren’t going away

Nvidia just had an earnings call this month, and the company had posted better than expected results, due to which the stock prices shot up above $240. Read more: www.ccn.com

DC blockchain hearing sees call for congressional commission

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology seemed excited about blockchain's applications after Wednesday's hearing. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Time FIs consider crypto as tool for efficient money transfers

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are causing massive disruptions across a wide range of industries, markets, and economies. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Bitcoin phishing scam bagged $50m over 3 years

Cisco has released new information about a bitcoin phishing scam that involves websites masquerading as Blockchain.info. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Banks in India tighten crypto regulation, prohibit credit cards

Several weeks after Western banks have banned the usage of credit cards in cryptocurrency investment, banks in India have prohibited debit, Read more: www.ccn.com

Copernicus Gold said to closed $3.5m investment

Copernicus Gold, which enables users to digitally acquire, save and store gold, has reportedly closed a $3.5m investment. Read more: fintech.global

Bitcoin luges its way in to Winter Olympics

The USA Luge team went on a Bitcoin-fundraising drive in the build-up to the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Crypto giants form self-regulatory UK trade body

Seven of the biggest crypto companies have joined forces this week to form the first UK trade body for the industry. Read more: bitcoinist.com