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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Blockchain Policy Development in China Concentrated in Three Cities

One third of national blockchain-related policies in China have been made in three areas: Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou — or BeiShangGuang — has become the most concentrated area of ​​relevant blockchain legislation and policy in China, reports local finance publication Securities Daily Dec. 7. The Chinese securities newspaper has analyzed blockchain-related […]

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Chilean Government Making Progress on Crypto Regulation, Says Finance Minister

The Chilean finance minister told local media that the government is making progress on clear crypto legislation. Chile’s Minister of Finance Felipe Larrain claims that a group of state institutions “is making progress” in developing crypto regulation, local daily newspaper La Tercera reports Friday, Dec. 7. According to Larrain, the Ministry of Finance is working […]

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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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Malaysia: Finance Regulator, Central Bank Say Cryptocurrency Regulation ‘Being Put in Place’

Authorities are in the process of developing cryptocurrency and ICO rules, which could become law in Q1 2019. Malaysia’s finance regulator and central bank issued a joint press statement Dec. 6 in which they confirmed they were “putting in place” legislation on cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) assets. The statement from the Malaysia’s Securities […]

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Swiss Post & Swisscom Launch ‘100% Swiss’ Blockchain Infrastructure

Switzerland’s national postal service Swiss Post and state-owned telecoms provider Swisscom are partnering on a “100% Swiss” permissioned blockchain infrastructure. Switzerland’s national postal service Swiss Post and state-owned telecoms provider Swisscom are partnering on a “100 percent Swiss” blockchain infrastructure, according to a press release Dec. 6.   The new infrastructure is reportedly the first […]

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Top Exchange Binance Announces ‘SAFU’ Hackathon, Conference in Singapore

The first crypto conference organized by the largest crypto exchange Binance will include a two-day ‘SAFU’ Hackathon in Singapore. The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has announced that it will host the company’s first conference, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Dec. 6. Binance Blockchain Week is scheduled to be held in Singapore […]

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‘Hope Coin’: The Story of Malaysia’s Crypto Political Fundraising Platform

Crypto fundraising might be a great tool to fight corrupt regimes, but what happens when freedom fighters seize power? The ongoing controversy surrounding Malaysia’s proposed political cryptocurrency, Harapan Coin, is far from letting up. On Nov. 26, the country’s finance minister, Lim Guan Eng, weighed in on the issue by reiterating that any entity looking to issue […]

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