Tag "cryptocurrency"

The Next Big Thing: Cryptocurrency Donations

2017 was undeniably the year of cryptocurrencies, with the overall market capitalization reaching more than US$350 billion towards the end of that year. While cryptocurrencies are often perceived as a way to make a quick buck for the average individual,

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“Blockchain Island”: Malta Aims To Become ICO, Cryptocurrency Hub

The small Mediterranean island of Malta is quickly emerging as a popular location for entrepreneurs to set up blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses, thanks to the country’s supportive government that sees the industry as an economic opportunity to create regulations favorable

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Bitpanda Founders Got 4 Mio Euro in Austrian ICO

Until now, tokens have been bound to a specific platform. Pantos wants to change this. The Austrian start-up is planning the first token system that makes cross chain token transfers possible. During one ICO the company, which is backed by the

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Despite ICO Frenzy Regulatory And Cybersecurity Concerns Remain

While initial coin offerings (ICOs) are growing in popularity amongst the startup community, challenges remain for token issuers notably in terms of regulation and cybersecurity, according to PwC. ICO frenzy An ICO is a form of fundraising that harnesses the

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Real Estate Meets Blockchain

Blockchain, the technology underlying cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has entered many industries including real estate where it promises increased efficiency and transparency. A blockchain is a digitized, distributed ledger that immutably records and shares information. By recording and combining transactions

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Swiss Regulator Meets With Crypto Industry To Clarify ICO Guidelines

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is holding a series of roundtable discussions across Switzerland to present and clarify its recently released ICO guidelines. The regulator said the purpose is to provide first-hand information to market participants interested in

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New Research Paper Examines ICO Regulation Across 25 Jurisdictions

A new research paper by University of St. Thomas School of Law professor Wulf A. Kaal examines how governments around the world are regulating the fast-evolving initial coin offering (ICO) market. The paper, called “Initial Coin Offerings: The Top 25

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Why HODL Is The Bankruptcy For Many Crypto Owners

The cryptocurrency market has lost nearly 50% of its value since its peak of US$840 billion in early January 2018, yet believers are advising to “hodl” despite the dramatic drop.   “Hodl”: what does it mean? Hodl is a term

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Die Kehrseite der Krypto-Medaille

Einblick in den Markt der Kryptowährungen von Nicolas Roth, Head of Alternative Assets von Bank Reyl: Ende 2017 waren Kryptowährungen in aller Munde und auf allen Bildschirmen präsent. Bitcoin, Ripple und Ethereum verzeichneten erstaunliche Wertentwicklungen und legten über das ganze

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Bitcoin, Crypto and Blockchain Courses Around the World

Bitcoin, Ethereum and the overall blockchain space have gained much traction these past years, with startups raising billions of dollars to disrupt the way we conduct business. As cryptocurrencies and blockchain thrive, it has become primordial for professionals to understand

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