NOVEMBER 2018 – Bitcoin, Crypto, Blockchain, ICO Weekly News Headlines

Can’t keep up the enormous amount of crypto news out there? Make sure you bookmark this article so that you can keep tabs on the top headlines for the week… watch the short videos below!   #2 Week ending 9 November 2018 Merchants driving adoption as bullish Bitcoin price predictions affirmed       HEADLINES Venezuelan Banks use the Petro to denominate account balances, customers see two balances in their bank account, Bolivar and Petro Venezuela will take the Petro to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 2019,…

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Bitcoin’s 10th year anniversary – New era of Technological Innovation and Global Disruption

  Enthusiasts and critics alike analyse blockchain’s evolution: from its inception and tremendous rise to the current state of the industry — one that is faced with challenges including regulatory uncertainty, security concerns, and issues with scalability.   What the future holds for decentralised technologies and crypto-assets?  Industry leaders comment on the rise and fall of bitcoin over the past decade, what systemic problems have contributed to the rise of blockchain technology, where we stand in terms of mainstream adoption, and an insight into what the future could hold for…

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PLAAS: Simple and Revolutionary way for managing Farm data and access to Markets on the Blockchain

Gaborone, Botswana: 29 October 2018 – PLAAS is launching a platform that enables farmers to accurately record important farm data and get access to direct market. Backed by years of study of African farmer needs, the PLAAS platform is expected to play an important role in revamping farm outputs and increasing returns to farmers.       PLAAS is a mobile and wallet application that enables farmers and cooperatives to manage their daily farm production and stocks on the blockchain. Blockchain is used for data monitoring. It offers the farmers an…

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Top Wall Street Adviser Embraces Bitcoin

A top wall street adviser, Ric Edelman has just thrown his weight behind Bitcoin, the video below explains.     Why is this big news for Bitcoin? Edelman is a respected financial adviser and his firm was voted the no 1 RIA firm in 2018 by Barron’s. At the moment the firm cannot purchase Bitcoin for clients because of SEC restrictions but Edelman believes than a Bitcoin ETF will eventually be approved and this will bring a flood of money into Bitcoin and also into the crypto market as a…

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The rise of the ICO and what it can mean for Cryptocurrency

ICO – short for initial coin offering – is an upcoming trend in crowdfunding which uses cryptocurrency and is backed by blockchain. For firms looking to raise money for operations and innovation, there are a handful of options out there which they can use.     Traditionally, the common practice was to wait for the company to make enough profits to contribute to expansion and development, which restricted the firm to only the funds generated by the company. However, as a different option, firms can opt for sponsors or investments…

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ECoinmerce Partners with GZH to Crowdsource New Product Designs

  Signs retail deals with TikTeck and NonScents for the Marketplace Preview   SINGAPORE — ECoinmerce, the world’s first decentralized and tokenized E-commerce marketplace, today announces a partnership with GZH, a blockchain-powered startup incubator and accelerator. Similar to the General Electric and Quirky partnership in 2013 to design IoT products, ECoinmerce will collaborate with GZH to crowdsource new product designs, consumer buying groups, and retailers for the ECoinmerce Marketplace Preview storefront.     “We look forward to working with GZH to develop the new generations of innovative products,” said ECoinmerce…

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Top Bitcoin Jobs go to Banking Cops

According to Bloomberg, top Wall Street enforcers, are getting top COP jobs in the new cryptocurrency world.  As the need for regulation is stepping up, more cryptocurrency and blockchain startups are looking for government authorities, prosecutors, security officials and even senior diplomats to join their ranks.       Ripple, a real-time gross settlement system (RTGS), currency exchange and remittance network added Ben Lawsky, a New York’s top financial watchdog, to its board.  Lawsky introduced BitLicience, which is a requirement for digital currency companies who want to operate in New…

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Secret Chinese Bitcoin mine makes Billions

Secretive Chinese start-up called Bitmain dominates the Bitcoin “mining” industry land as reported by CNBC Is likely to make as much as chipmaker Nvidia did last year.     Estimates of gross margin of 75 percent and operating margin of 65 percent, analysts calculate that Bitmain made $3 billion to $4 billion in operating profit in 2017. It is estimated that  Nvidia’s operating profit was $3 billion during the same period.   “But Bitmain achieved this in merely four years, while it took Nvidia 24 years to get here,” the Bernstein…

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Venezuela: Government should accept Bitcoin or else…

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president has ordered the country’s consular services, gas stations, and some other services, to accept Bitcoin and any other cryptocurrency including the nation’s own Petro.     He has also announced the launch of another cryptocurrency, this time backed with gold.   Venezuela’s oil-backed currency began its private pre-sale on February 20.   The president said: I order the payment of consular services in all embassies and consulates of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the world, [and] all consular services in the country, in the Petro…

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Man Slashed in the Face for 100 Bitcoins

Last night, in the south of Moscow, a Bitcoin millionaire was attacked by unknown thugs, cut in the face and forced to transfer all the cryptocurrency he had, approximately 100 Bitcoins, to them.     According to the report, the man managed to survive even though he was thrown outside and left for dead in 20 deg frost.   The victim is now in the hospital recovering.     Moscow Police are investigating the incident.   Full story here – A resident of Moscow under torture gave the sadists a…

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