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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Celebs and ICOs: The Makings of a Dangerous Duo

The U.S. SEC’s move to fine celebrities for fraudulent ICO advertising tells a cautionary tale to investors and would-be advertisers. Like many different industries, Hollywood’s involvement with cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) has become a reality and a number of celebrities have looked to capitalize on the surge in interest and potential money to […]

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Japanese Platform Pays for Watching Ads. The Coin Can Be Used in Local Stores

sponsored A video platform service with Japanese roots expands to English-speaking markets. A Japanese video platform service, called c0ban.tv, has started its expansion to English-speaking markets, as the startup team has reported to Cointelegraph. The platform has its own cryptocurrency and is developed by the LastRoots corporation, famous for its  popular cryptocurrency exchange. Buying lunch […]

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Film Publishing Rights Firm Fintage House Now Accepts Crypto for Rights Transactions

Netherlands-based publishing rights management firm Fintage House has begun accepting crypto for rights transactions through a new partnership with TaTaTu. Dutch rights management company Fintage House has signed a deal with blockchain-based social entertainment platform TaTaTu to start accepting cryptocurrency for rights transactions, entertainment industry news outlet Variety reported Nov. 12. Established in 1986, Fintage […]

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Can Blockchain Save Anime? Startup to Protect the Culture from ‘Unavoidable’ Decline

sponsored Overseas sales for Japanese anime are rising, but revenues for creators are stagnant. A startup is embracing blockchain to help the culture survive and grow. A Japan-based blockchain platform says the country’s beloved anime industry is at an impasse. While the number of global fans for this distinctive, inimitable animation style has been growing […]

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How can Amazon chip away at the duopoly?

  Twin Design / Shutterstock.com In September, Amazon reportedly became the third biggest ad seller in the United States. A new study conducted by Marketing Land parent company Third Door Media, released Thursday, underscores Amazon’s ad business is just getting started. Is Amazon ready to rival Google and Facebook? Marketers acknowledge the platform’s rapid growth […]

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