Iran Recognizes Bitcoin and Crypto as an Official Industry, Says MP

The Iranian government’s Economic Commission has approved a mechanism of cryptocurrency mining in the country. The Iranian government’s Economic Commission has approved a mechanism of cryptocurrency mining in the country, according to an announcement by the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture on July 22. Iran’s Economic Commission approves crypto mining ‘mechanism’ Governor […]

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Palestinian Authority Considering Crypto to Replace Israeli Shekel

The Palestinian government plans to use cryptocurrency as an alternative to the Israeli shekel fiat currency, according to the country’s prime minister. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh reiterated that his government is considering using cryptocurrency as an alternative to the Israeli shekel fiat currency, English-language local media Al-Monitor reports on July 22. Shtayyeh said at […]

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Hodler’s Digest, July 15–21: Libra Special! Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUDs of the Week

U.S. politicians tell a Facebook exec that Libra endangers Americans more than 9/11, BitMEX lands in hot water and Vitalik Buterin reveals his big idea for Ethereum. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, […]

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Tokenizing Commercial Real Estate and the Promise of Liquidity

The potential benefits of tokenization for the liquidity of commercial real estate. The commercial real estate sector is squarely in the sights of the blockchain industry. Advocates justifiably believe that the technology offers the ability to streamline everything from capital formation to transaction settlement at hitherto unseen levels of speed and efficiency. Additionally, through a […]

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Libra Will Upset World Economy if It Isn’t Regulated Tightly, G7 Warns

The G7 warned it “cannot accept private companies issuing their own currencies without democratic control” as Libra continues to face resistance. Cryptocurrencies such as Libra risk upsetting the world’s financial system if they are not regulated tightly, G7 finance ministers have warned. According to Reuters, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire told a news conference […]

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