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One of the world’s top banks issues bonds that can be bought with Bitcoin

One of the world’s top banks issues bonds that can be bought with Bitcoin

China Construction Bank has partnered with a Labuan-based fintech to issue the first-ever blockchain-based digital security issued by a Chinese financial institution. One of the “Big Four” banks in the People’s Republic of China, CCB is ranked the second-largest bank worldwide by total assets as of fall 2020. The megabank’s plan with the new blockchain-based debt issuance is to raise up to $3 billion in total, starting with a tranche of $58 million, from individuals and institutions. The digital bonds will be issued through an offshore branch of CCB in Labuan, Malaysia, at a minimum of as little as $100 each, and will have…

Tesla gets progressive with Bitcoin ATMs at factories, claims report

Tesla gets progressive with Bitcoin ATMs at factories, claims report

Note: In a recent post on Twitter, CEO Elon Musk has noted that he does not believe the report of Bitcoin ATMs in Tesla’s factories is accurate. Tesla, being as forward-thinking as ever, now has Bitcoin ATMs at the Fremont Factory and Gigafactory Nevada. One of the Bitcoin ATMs was originally spotted by Twitter user Will Reeves. LibertyX, the company responsible for the Bitcoin ATMs, reached out to Finbold and confirmed Reeves’ sighting in an official statement. “The Tesla locations have been live since August. The ATM is currently only accessible for employees,” LibertyX told Finbold.  The Bitcoin ATM company also stated that it…

Data encryption a threat to fighting child sexual abuse, says DOJ

Data encryption a threat to fighting child sexual abuse, says DOJ

The U.S. Department of Justice has released an international statement claiming that end-to-end encryption “poses significant challenges to public safety,” including sexually exploited children. In an Oct. 11 statement from the DoJ, the agency called on technology companies to work with the government to find a solution for strong data encryption with the means to allow the investigation of illegal activity and content. The department stated end-to-end encryption that hindered law enforcement from accessing certain content creates “severe risks to public safety.” The statement was signed by the DoJ, the Home Department of the United Kingdom, the Australian Minister for Home Affairs,…

Naming and cryptos

Naming and cryptos

Naming sponsors have been established in Greek basketball in recent years, in contrast to what happens in football where there are simply no corresponding agreements for the PAE. With sponsorships that offer valuable financial “breath” to the teams and “support” their budgets, in a difficult time for their income in the midst of a pandemic and the consolation is that the companies interested in promoting themselves through the Greek (basketball) market multiply. Several OEMs make deals – in the model of the Italians, “fashion” that began in previous decades – and in this year’s Basket League 6 championship – from…

ARE CRYPTO AND BLOCKCHAIN KEY TO A TECH RENAISSANCE

ARE CRYPTO AND BLOCKCHAIN KEY TO A TECH RENAISSANCE?

A former director of the US Mint thinks that the market will gravitate toward these solutions A panel discussion at COSM explored the future of crypto currencies like Bitcoin and blockchain technologies in general. What might they mean for global money, global security, and internet architecture? The panel, moderated by Wired contributing editor Spencer Reiss, comprised futurist George Gilder, Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, Ed Moy, former Director of the U.S. Mint, and William Dembski, mathematician, entrepreneur, and philosopher: Can Crypto and Blockchain Reverse the Tech Decline (and Enable an Internet Renaissance)?   Here are some snatches from the dialogue (aired September 11, 2020): George Gilder (on what’s wrong with…

The US is number one…in blockchain patents

But the company with the most patents isn’t even American. Despite Chinese firm Alibaba filing the most patents so far this year, the United States still takes the lead as the country with the most blockchain patents, a Sept. 17 report from intellectual property consultancy KISSPatent said. IBM and Alibaba hold the most blockchain patents. Alibaba has filed more than 200 patents while IBM filed a little over 100. But other U.S.-based companies like Bank of America and Mastercard have also filed several patent applications bumping up the total for the U.S. According to KISSPatent, more blockchain patents have been filed in…

Beijing ranks first among blockchain cities in China

Beijing ranks first among blockchain cities in China

Beijing has been named as the top blockchain city in the 2020 Chinese Blockchain Innovation rankings. The Chinese Blockchain Innovation rankings were revealed at the China International Fair for Trade in Services Summit. The rankings comprehensively evaluates the blockchain technology and development of 83 Chinese cities and special zones, except Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. There were four key dimensions considered, such as research and development, industrial development, public popularity, and policy based on multi-source objective data. According to reports, China’s blockchain regions have obvious advantages in the development of leading cities, with Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Guangzhou ranked in the top…

New EU Rules To Institute Crypto For Cross-Border Payments By 2024

New EU Rules To Institute Crypto For Cross-Border Payments By 2024

Two new European Union documents have proposed a four-year window for incorporating crypto assets into the E.U.’s payment infrastructure. The documents include plans for the E.U. executive to put forward a law to iron out any regulatory kinks and if necessary create new regulation for crypto adoption in the E.U. New Rules To Bring Regulatory Clarity According to Reuters, the European Commission is especially keen to press ahead with crypto adoption because the pandemic lockdowns exposed a failure point in the existing cash-dominated order. To this end, the EC believes that switching to instant payments is now a priority. In order to achieve this,…

The first cryptocurrency bank license was granted

The first cryptocurrency bank license was granted

The State of Wyoming in the USA approved Kraken’s request. What services will it offer to customers. Because evolution is important for the entire crypto space. Ethereum is galloping. This is a development of historical significance. A milestone in Bitcoin’s path to widespread acceptance and recognition. The State of Wyoming in the USA approved the application of Kraken, one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges, to establish a Special Purpose Stocks Foundation (SPDI). In other words, the world’s first official digital banking license was issued. Kraken Financial, as it is called, will initially offer its services only in the US, but…

Another Turkish football club is capitalizing on blockchain

Another Turkish football club is capitalizing on blockchain madness

Turkish football club Trabzonspor is the latest team to issue their own fan tokens using the Blockchain voting and rewards app, Socios.com, which will be available via the Chiliz exchange. According to the announcement, $TRA token holders will be able to vote in various polls and earn rewards for their engagement with the football club. Rewards could include VIP stadium attendee status, and even the ability to meet with players once the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. Socios’ app will also enable users to compete to become the #1 fan in their region or country. Sinan Zengin, general manager at Trabzonsport, commented: “This…