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ECB: Cryptocurrency Cannot Be Created By Member States, What This Means For Crypto

The European Central Bank (ECB) has attacked plans for an Estonian state-operated cryptocurrency.  ECB President, Mario Draghi shut down any talk of the proposal by saying about crypto assets:“No member state can introduce its own currency…The currency of the euro zone is the euro.”Many observers theorize that Draghi’s response is

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Ethereum Dev Firm ConsenSys Now a Premier Member of Hyperledger

Ethereum-focused development firm ConsenSys becomes a premier member of blockchain development project Hyperledger, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph.Software already submittedPer the release, ConsenSys also submitted its Pantheon Java-based Ethereum client to Hyperledger as the project ​Hyperledger Besu. Besu, which is reportedly the first public chain compatible

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Hubii’s Nahmii Announces IEO and First Member of Governing Board

Ethereum-based layer-two blockchain scaling platform nahmii has onboarded the Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) as the first member of its governing association, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 16.Created by Hubii, nahmii is designed to solve the transaction speed issue on the Ethereum network, which can

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Member of Former Royal Family Speaks Out Against Crypto Regulation

Luiz Philippe de Orleans-Braganza, a descendant of the former royal family of Brazil, has spoken out against cryptocurrency regulation in the country, Cointelegraph Brazil reported on July 15.Orleans-Braganza, who is also a federal deputy in the Brazilian National Congress, spoke out during a special commission meeting wherein lawmakers discussed

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France to Push EU Member States to Adopt Its Cryptocurrency Regulations

France is reportedly going to try to convince other European Union member states to adopt cryptocurrency regulations similar to its own, Reuters reported on April 15.Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy and Finance, reportedly stated that France will encourage other EU countries to adopt cryptocurrency regulations similar

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ICC to Support Blockchain Adoption Among Its 45 Million Member Businesses

Singapore blockchain startup Perlin is helping the world’s largest business organization, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), roll out the technology, the company confirmed in a press release on April 12.Perlin, which is already involved in blockchain pilots for various major businesses, including Asia Pacific Rayon, will now gain

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Bitcoin Unlimited Loses Another Member in Anti-Bitcoin SV Protest

Occasional developer Tomislav Dugandzic has decided to leave Bitcoin Unlimited, following the exit of Bitcoin ABC lead developer Amaury Sechet and Antony Zegers. Dugandzic does so “in protest” of Bitcoin Unlimited’s friendliness with Bitcoin SV elements within its forces:After careful consideration I too am hereby resigning my BU membership. Antony

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Crypto Valley Association ‘Looking Into’ Improper Conduct by Member Platform Blue Trading

Swiss cryptocurrency industry organization the Crypto Valley Association (CVA) is investigating allegations of foul play by one of its members after the platform closed down last month, CVA officials confirmed in a statement on Feb. 28.According to its website at press time, Blue Trading, also known as BlueTrading, shuttered

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Second-Largest Korean Political Party to Implement Blockchain for Member Processes

South Korea’s conservative political party, the Liberty Korea Party (LKP), has declared their aim to use blockchain technology in four major areas, according to an official announcement published on Jan. 31 .The LKP, previously known as the Saenuri Party, is currently the second-largest party within the South Korean national legislature,

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R3 Consortium Member Closes $10 Million Funding Round for Blockchain ID Platform

United States-based credit union service organization CULedger has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round for its credit union-focused blockchain platform, according to a press release published Jan. 29.The company, which is a member of R3’s global blockchain ecosystem, first announced its funding round and its goal of

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