Maltese Government Awards 19 Blockchain Scholarships Using DLT Fund

Malta’s government has awarded 19 blockchain scholarships from the fund set up by the University of Malta and MITA. The Maltese government has awarded 19 students blockchain scholarships worth a total of 160,000 euro ($179,000), local publication the Malta Independent reports May 23. The scholarships were granted by Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, […]

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2020 Presidential Hopeful Swalwell Launches Crypto Donations Campaign

Eric Swalwell, a United States Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 elections, has launched a crypto donations campaign. Eric Swalwell, a United States Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 elections, has launched a crypto donations campaign, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 23. Swalwell, 38, announced his presidential bid on April […]

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Japan to Check Money Laundering Policies of Crypto Exchanges Ahead of FATF Inspection

Japan’s FSA will reportedly review the anti-money laundering policies of various crypto exchanges ahead of an inspection by international regulators. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is reportedly cracking down on crypto exchanges that offer anonymous transactions or have weak identity verification practices in preparation for inspection by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) this fall. […]

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Coinbase Payment Processing Service Now Supports Circle’s USDC Stablecoin

Major U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that its payment processor Coinbase Commerce now supports Circle’s USD Coin. Major United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that its cryptocurrency payment processor Coinbase Commerce now supports Circle’s stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) in a blog post on May 20. Per the announcement, Coinbase Commerce users can now accept USDC […]

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‘Blockchain Is Really Democratizing a Lot of Things,’ Interview With Marta Piekarska, Director of Hyperledger’s Ecosystem

Talking with the director of ecosystem at Hyperledger on blockchain adoption, community stereotypes and the power of education. This interview has been edited and condensed. Hyperledger, an open source project, was created in 2016 by the Linux Foundation in order to support the development of blockchain-based distributed ledgers. All the members of Hyperledger — including […]

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