Russia’s ‘Disappointing’ Cryptocurrency Legislation: Why Experts Consider the Bill a Failure

Russia’s government has continuously gone back and forth on crypto regulation, with final legislation tentatively set to be finalized this fall. Russia has been trying to pass cryptocurrency legislation since the beginning of January 2018, with no success as of yet. The government’s main bill, “On Digital Technologies,” which was expected to be passed by […]

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A division of Chinese e-commerce giant has opened a center for developing “smart cities” with blockchain technology and AI. A division of Chinese e-commerce giant, JD Finance, has established the Smart City Research Institute at its headquarters in Nanjing, reported People’s Daily September 28. Jingdong Group ( is a Chinese e-commerce company that […]

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Report: Blockchain Technology Could Reduce Uncertainty in Foreign Trade

A report from the Austrian Research Center International Economics states that blockchain technology can make export operations more efficient. In its new policy brief, the Austrian Research Center International Economics (FIW) has examined the possible effects of digitization, including blockchain technology, on the export economy, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, September 28. The report was […]

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Opera Partners With Ledger Capital to Explore Blockchain Applications

Web browser Opera has collaborated with blockchain tech company Ledger Capital to investigate possible blockchain applications for Opera products. Opera has partnered with blockchain advisory and financial services firm Ledger Capital to explore possible blockchain applications, according to a press release published September 28. Per the announcement, the two companies are looking to investigate applications […]

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US Congressmen Call on SEC for Regulatory Clarity Regarding Cryptocurrencies

More than a dozen congressmen have sent a letter to the SEC asking the agency to provide more clear regulation regarding cryptocurrencies. A group of lawmakers from the U.S. Congress has sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, calling for regulatory clarity regarding cryptocurrencies, CNBC reported September 28. According to […]

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WSJ: $88.6 Million in Illicit Funds Funneled Through Cryptocurrency Exchanges

A recent report by WSJ found that $9 million of nearly $90 million in ill-gotten funds went through crypto exchange ShapeShift. A recent Wall Street Journal investigation has found that $88.6 million in ill-gotten funds have been funneled through 46 cryptocurrency exchanges, the WSJ reported September 28. $9 million of the suspect funds reportedly went […]

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Opinion: Europe Must Embrace Blockchain to Avoid “Cybercolonization”

An opinion piece on why attracting foreign investments might not be a good idea The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of On September 27, the EU Competitiveness Council met in Brussels to discuss how to support Europe’s digitization, particularly with regard to […]

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