Month: August 2019

The Spanish-speaking world saw a number major developments this week, with several companies accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment and the Venezuelan government making new claims about the use and acceptance of the controversial Petro coin. Here’s the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Spain:
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For the cryptosphere, August was marked by the hotly debated announcements of world giants regarding the releases of international cryptocurrencies. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced the imminent release of a national digital currency, Walmart began developing its own blockchain, Binance launching the Venus project, and Pavel Durov’s TON finally shared its release date.
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Former blockchain firm ConsenSys’ ventures head Kavita Gupta joined security token project Dusk Network. As industry news outlet The Block reported on Aug. 30, Gupta joined Dusk Network, an Amsterdam-based startup trying to help companies tokenize their equity shares. Dusk Network co-founder Mels Dees claims that the company is also working with a regulated European
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Islamic finance and Sharia advisory firm Amanie Advisors have established Ether’s (ETH) compliance with Islamic religious law. Ether receives Sharia endorsement In a blog post published on their website, Amanie Advisors announced that the firm has collaborated with the Ethereum Foundation to establish the platform’s compliance with Sharia religious law. As a result of the
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This week, major cryptocurrency exchange Binance stated that it plans to take a conservative approach and that Venus project will comply with all the regulatory requirements. This will keep it away from the hurdles that Facebook’s Libra project currently faces.  The total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies has dipped below $250 billion. Since mid-July, crypto markets
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On Aug. 28, cryptocurrency project Decred announced that it is adding a few new privacy-focused features to its cryptocurrency DCR. According to Decred’s official blog, the goal of these new features is to be “simple, adaptable, and creative.” The post explains: “Decred has implemented a variant of CoinShuffle++ in its wallet. Although it is possible
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Crypto-jacking campaigns increased substantially in the first quarter of 2019 according to a McAfee Labs Threats Report published yesterday. The prevalence of ransomware attacks climbed a massive 118% during Q1, while malware attacks increased by 29% in the same period. The report also states that the attacks were indiscriminate, meaning that both Windows and Apple
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Following integration with major cryptos, South Korean tech giant Samsung expands the coins supported by the Galaxy S10 device with three stablecoins. According to a U.today report on Aug. 30, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone now supports three stablecoins, including TrueUSD (TUSD), Maker (MKR) and USD Coin (USDC). 33 cryptos totally supported Additionally, Samsung Galaxy S10
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