Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 3-Dec.9: US SEC Delays BTC ETF Decision Again, While Nasdaq Confirms 2019 BTC Futures Launch

The United States SEC has delayed their Bitcoin ETF decision yet again, and Venezuela’s Petro is raised 150 percent in value. 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 […]

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EU Report Considers Blockchain-Based Digital Identities, Tokenized National Currencies

The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum has made a case for a blockchain-powered “self-sovereign” digital identity system to secure and share personal information. In its latest report released on Dec. 7, the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum (EUBOF) made a case for a blockchain-based digital identity system and digital versions of national currencies. The […]

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Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Zug Ranked ‘Fastest-Growing’ Tech Hub in Europe

The Swiss city of Zug, home to crypto and blockchain development hub “Crypto Valley,” has been ranked the fastest-growing tech community in Europe. The Swiss city of Zug, home to crypto and blockchain development hub “Crypto Valley,” has been ranked the fastest-growing tech community in Europe. Swiss startup news channel StartupTicker reported this on Dec. […]

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Blockchain and Crypto in the Labor Market: Overview of Salaries, Taxes and the Most In-Demand Jobs

Job seekers’ interest for positions related to blockchain and cryptocurrency has declined, while employers’ interest only rose in 2018. How do cryptocurrencies prices and blockchain technology development correlate with the changes in the labor market? Over the past months, the cryptocurrency market has been demonstrating bearish sentiment, with crypto prices falling to a yearly lows. […]

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G-20 Summit Results: Crypto Is Important for Global Economy, Needs to Be Regulated and Taxed

Recap of the G-20 summit in Argentina. Members of the Group of 20 (G-20), an international forum for the governments and central banks of countries with developed and developing economies, addressed cryptocurrencies in their recent declaration on sustainable development of the global economy. Declaration summary: Crypto is important, but it needs to be put under […]

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Ripple, NEM & Two Others Launch ‘Blockchain for Europe’ Association

Four major blockchain companies have formed a “Blockchain for Europe” Association in a bid to promote the understanding and proactive regulation of blockchain across the continent. Four major blockchain companies have formed a “Blockchain for Europe” Association, according to a press release Dec. 5. The association seeks to promote the understanding and proactive regulation of […]

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Private Blockchains Could Be Compatible with EU Privacy Rules, Research Shows

UK university researchers find that private blockchains with a sufficient level of centralization could comply with recent EU privacy rules. Private blockchains, such as interbanking platforms set to share information on customers,  could be compatible with new E.U. privacy rules, according to research published Nov. 6. The study was conducted by Queen Mary University of […]

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