Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 26—Dec. 2: Satoshi Makes a New Friend, Buterin Gets Negative Over Centralized Blockchains

Ohio businesses can soon pay taxes in Bitcoin, while Nasdaq looks ahead to a Bitcoin futures launch. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week […]

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UAE Presents Blockchain and AI Initiatives Following Annual Government Meeting

The UAE has announced two initiatives pertaining to blockchain and artificial intelligence in a bid to become a leading country in the new technologies. The Second United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government Annual Meetings concluded with the introduction of two initiatives pertaining to blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), the Emirates News Agency reported Nov. 28. At […]

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Abu Dhabi Bank Reports ‘First’ Blockchain-based Transaction of ‘Sharia-Compliant Bonds’

Al Hilal Bank has completed “the world’s first sukuk transaction” using blockchain technology. Al Hilal Bank, based in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced it has completed “the world’s first sukuk transaction” with the use of blockchain technology, Reuters reports Nov. 26. Sukuk, a legal instrument also known as “sharia compliant” bonds, […]

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Swiss Crypto Firm Gets Islamic Finance Certification for Sharia-Compliant Stablecoin

Switzerland-based fintech firm X8 AG has received a certification from the Shariyah Review Bureau for its ETH-based stablecoin. Switzerland-based fintech firm X8 AG has received a certification from the Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB) for its Ethereum-based stablecoin, Reuters U.K. reports Nov. 12. SRB is a leading Sharia consultancy and audit firm licensed by the central […]

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Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Issues Thought Paper on Crypto and Blockchain

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange has reportedly issued a thought paper on crypto and blockchain infrastructure for issuing digital assets. The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has issued a thought paper on cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure for issuing digital assets, reports the Emirati government news agency WAM Nov. 6.                                 The document was reportedly issued […]

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‘Creating DApps Can Be Simple’: Platform to Bring Decentralized Economy to Mass Adoption

sponsored A new project from Dubai, HetaChain, is developing a universal blockchain platform with “industrial scale computational capabilities.” The project is intended to make blockchain more easy-to-use and flexible for regular users and developers. HetaChain aims to help governmental services, businesses, and organizations create decentralized applications (DApps) and integrate them into different industries, such as […]

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