Pavel Durov Closes UK-Based Company Telegram Messenger LLP

News Russian-born entrepreneur Pavel Durov is liquidating Telegram Messenger LLP, the Britain-based company behind the popular messaging service Telegram. The same entity is registered as the messenger’s operator in the Russian Federation, where Telegram is currently banned. Also read: 5 Crypto Exchanges Have Been Licensed in Gibraltar Since Regulation Application for Voluntary Strike Off Filed […]

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Indian Bank Forcing Customers to Agree to Anti-Cryptocurrency Policy

Regulation An Indian bank is reportedly forcing customers to agree that they “will not deal with any transactions related to cryptocurrency including bitcoins” when signing up for an account. In addition, there are reports of banks blocking accounts of their existing customers if they are found to have made crypto-related transactions. Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

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The Struggles and Successes of Introducing Crypto to the Unbanked: A Social Experiment in Colombia

News How cryptocurrency can help the unbanked has been a hot topic over the past 12 months. It is a laudable goal, but one that it is by no means easy to accomplish. One tech enthusiast and stablecoin startup employee, Steven Gilbert, experienced the struggles – and successes – of attempting to do so when […]

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7 Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Pass Government Security Inspection

Exchanges The South Korean government has released the results of its security inspection of cryptocurrency exchanges. Only seven of them passed all 85 of the inspection points. Fourteen previously-inspected exchanges still have not improved and 17 new crypto exchanges did not meet security standards. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive […]

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Bitcoin Goes on Sale in 2 French Tobacco Stores

News At least 24 tobacco shops have started selling bitcoin coupons in the French capital of Paris. Widely known as “tabacs”, the stores received regulatory approval for the cryptocurrency sales late last year. More than 6,500 tabacs – representing about a quarter of the registered tobacco stores in France – are expected to start offering […]

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Markets push higher as US-China trade talks wrap up – business live | Business

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. Hopes of a trade agreement between the US and China are gripping the markets today. After three days of negotiations, talks between the two sides in Beijing have just concluded – and there’s real optimism of […]

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$1000 in Bitcoin Hides in ‘Revolutionary’ Street Mural in Paris

Want to win a bitcoin? Or more precisely, 0.26 of a bitcoin ($1,000)? Get on over to Paris where you can commence a live treasure hunt in the streets searching for the Paris puzzle painted by street artist Pascal Boyart. Paris Bitcoin Mural Celebrates Genesis Block Anniversary Boyart posted on his Twitter that he had […]

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With Deplatforming on the Rise, Onchain Social Media App Memo Shows Promise

Blockchain Last year the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community welcomed a BCH-based social media network called Memo.cash. Since then Memo has gathered a lot of traction with hundreds of profiles and thousands of onchain updates and conversations posted to the BCH chain. Also read: Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss Presidency Memo’s Uncensorable Posts Continue to Grow […]

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