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Swiss Central Banker: Stablecoins Hold Promise for Widespread Deployment

Though cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency-based tokens “are more like speculative investment instruments” and are unlikely to reach mainstream adoption, stablecoins, which are pegged to stable, official currencies, “hold greater promise for widespread deployment as a payment instrument and store of value,”

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Europe’s Largest IEO Comes from Austria, €43.6M Raised

Bitpanda, a Vienna-based crypto startup, has launched a new digital asset exchange, called Bitpanda Global Exchange  after raising EUR 43.6 million in the largest initial exchange offering (IEO) in Europe. On August 6, Bitpanda sold out its IEO for the

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Libra: Despite Claims, Facebook Has Yet To Contact Swiss Data Protection Authority

During a hearing in the US Senate, David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s digital currency project Libra, said that Swiss authorities will be overseeing data and privacy protections for its Libra cryptocurrency. But a spokesperson for the Federal Data Protection

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New Research Finds Proliferation Of “Flash Boys” Trades On Crypto Exchanges

A new study by researchers at Cornell Tech and several other universities has discovered that “Flash Boys”-like trading manipulation is rampant on certain cryptocurrency exchanges, especially decentralized exchanges (DEXes). The study, titled Flash Boys 2.0: Frontunning, Transaction Reordering, and Consensus

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15 Crypto Companies in Switzerland to Watch Closely in 2019

The canton of Zug, located in the heart of Switzerland, has become famous in the cryptocurrency industry for becoming the hottest destination in the world for blockchain businesses. Zug, or Crypto Valley, offers a powerful platform for global growth due

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Top 15 Most Well-Funded Blockchain Startups in Zug’s Crypto Valley

In just a few years, the canton of Zug has emerged as a major blockchain hub with now over 380 blockchain companies domiciled in the canton. Today, Zug, nicknamed Crypto Valley for the large number of blockchain startups there, hosts

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Ledger’s New Crypto Hardware Wallet Nano X Comes with Mobile Bluetooth Support

Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has unveiled a new signature product, the Ledger Nano X, a Bluetooth-enabled hardware wallet with enhanced security and an improved user experience and design. Just like the Ledger Nano S cryptocurrency hardware wallet, the Ledger

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Top Crypto Trend Predictions for 2019

2018 was a disastrous year for cryptocurrencies, which saw their value plunge by 80% between January and September. But as we begin 2019, industry participants remain overall confident on the future of cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology, the blockchain. Many

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The 5 Biggest All-Time Monthly Losses in Bitcoin and Ethereum

Cryptocurrencies have an history of high volatility, driven by varied factors from global demand and usage and changes in software, to political changes and social and economical events, and have often been compared to history’s biggest bubbles, whether the Dutch Tulip

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Blockchain Germany Ecosystem Study: Rapidly Growing Blockchain Startup Scene

Germany is witnessing a rapidly growing blockchain startup ecosystem, with 34 new ventures being incorporated in 2017 and already 32 new companies this year, according to a new report by BTC-ECHO and BlockState. The German Blockchain Ecosystem – Study 2018,

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