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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Venezuela: Maduro Raises Petro’s Value By 150 Percent Amid Ongoing Inflation

Venezuela’s Maduro has increased the Petro’s value from 3,600 to 9,000 bolivars in the midst of ongoing inflation in the country. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has raised the reference value of the national cryptocurrency, Petro, against the background of the country’s ongoing hyperinflation, the president’s official Twitter tweeted Nov. 30. According to major Latin American […]

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SEC Chairman: Investors Should Consider Lack of ‘Safeguards’ Before Investing in Crypto

U.S. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton reiterated his wary view of the cryptocurrency markets, warning investors against the major risks of trading. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton reiterated his wary view of the crypto markets during an interview. His discussion with New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin took place at the […]

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Ethereum’s Buterin: Misapplication of Blockchain Tech Leads to ‘Wasted Time’

Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin said that the misapplication of blockchain tech in areas where it is not needed can lead to “wasted time.” Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin said that the misapplication of blockchain technology in some industries leads to “wasted time” in an interview with business news outlet Quartz published Nov. 26. Speaking at the […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 19–25: SIX Launches Multi-Crypto ETP, BCH’s Hard Fork Remains Contentious

KPMG releases a report that remains bullish on cryptocurrencies, while Bakkt announces a target launch date for the end of January. 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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Venezuela: Parliament Approves Crypto Bill to Combat ‘Financial Blockade’

Venezuela’s National Assembly adopts crypto legislation and amendments to AML policy in order to allow international Petro trading and circumvent U.S. sanctions. The Constituent National Assembly of Venezuela has approved a bill on cryptocurrency regulation, the country’s Ministry for Communication and Information reported Nov. 21. The law was proposed by the country’s leader Nicolas Maduro […]

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National Swiss Railway Operator Completes Pilot of Blockchain ID Management System

Swiss Federal Railways tests a blockchain-powered ID management system designed to increase the efficiency of paper-based processes. The national railway company of Switzerland has completed a proof of concept (PoC) of a “self-sovereign” blockchain-based identity management system, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Swiss Federal Railways’ (SBB) product was developed by Linum Labs, […]

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Amidst Recent Market Crash, Susquehanna ‘Crypto King’ Emphasizes Crypto Is a ‘Long Game’

Bart Smith, digital asset head at U.S.-based global trading and technology firm Susquehanna, says Bitcoin is a long-term game. Bart Smith, digital asset head at U.S.-based global trading and technology firm Susquehanna, has said he is still a long-term Bitcoin (BTC) believer amidst the market crash during an episode of CNBC’s “Fast Money” Nov. 20. […]

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