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Migrant Workers Attract Remittance Startup Bitspark to Southeast Asia

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Hong Kong-based Bitspark Limited, a bitcoin remittance company, has announced a new partnership with Malaysian Vitaxel Group. Vitaxel Group, which specializes in multi-level marketing, has more than 5000 distributors in 16 Asian countries. And together, they aim to expand the bitcoin remittance services throughout Southeast Asia (S.E.A). Remittance in Hong Kong Currently, Bitspark provides bitcoin remittance services to three countries –...

Chinese P2P Lending Platform Joins Hyperledger Project

P2P

The Linux-led Hyperledger Project recently announced a partnership with Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) platform Dianrong.com. The company will utilize blockchain technology to further the platform’s future progression. Also read: Third Blockchain Project Joins Hyperledger Incubator Hyperledger Partners With P2P Lender Dianrong.com Achieving 100 Active Members Open source distributed ledger project Hyperledger recently revealed six new alliances including Dianrong.com (formally SinoLending), ZhongChao Credit, Shanghai...

SAP Talks Up Africa Blockchain With 2017 Conference

Africa

International tech firm SAP is set to increase its Blockchain commitment as the main sponsor of the 2017 Blockchain Africa conference in Johannesburg. Also read: Russia, South Africa Join to Develop Blockchain Tech SAP: Blockchain Africa ‘Great for Rethinking Business’ Blockchain Africa, now in its third year, seeks to highlight the potential Blockchain technology holds for African business. According to the official website, next year’s event “will bring...

Malaysia Bitcoin Trading Volumes Rise as Capital Controls Tighten

Malaysia

Over the past few years, Malaysia has imposed tight regulations on money transmission, remittances, and other financial operations, effectively complicating international payments and trading of foreign reserve currencies. These regulations have led to a rapid development of the Malaysian bitcoin market increasing demand for the cryptocurrency. Malaysia has previously had weak and poor Bitcoin infrastructure and shallow bitcoin exchange markets,...

Vietnam May See Virtual Currency Regulation Soon

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According to the regional Vietnam publication VNEconomy, the country’s authorities and financial ministries will be regulating virtual currencies in the near future. Also read: Four Countries Priming Bitcoin Demand Worldwide Vietnam Prepares to Regulate Virtual Currencies The report details the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is becoming widely used worldwide. However, within this emerging economy regulators see risks of money...

Antonopoulos: Why Bitcoin Privacy is Understated

Bitcoin Privacy

On a London Real Academy interview hosted by founder and host Brian Rose, security expert and digital currency expert Andreas Antonopoulos emphasized the importance of bitcoin privacy and how current banking systems are negatively impacting the general population. Also read: Andreas Antonopoulos: ‘The Open Blockchain Will Change This World’ Recently, India and Spain have been two of amongst many countries that have...

Bitcoin’s Price Teasing Towards New Highs

Price

The past two weeks has seen Bitcoin’s price value soaring to new levels since Bitcoin.com’s last price trend analysis. The fiat value per BTC came very close to this past June's high but fell short at $778 on December 2. Since then, the cryptocurrency’s price has dipped roughly 2.3% to a low of $748 at press time. However, charts...

New Developments in Quantum Computing Impact Bitcoin

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Quantum computing might be closer than we thought, thanks to a series of newly developed scientific methods. Furthermore, a new implementation of Shor’s algorithm increases the urgency of getting Bitcoin ready for the advent of quantum computing.  Also read: NIST Starts Developing Quantum-Resistant Cryptography Standards Quantum Computing Breakthroughs At present, Bitcoin is obviously resistant to all known types of cyberattacks. However, according to...

New Banking Charters for US Fintech Startups Coming

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Regulators are planning for new banking licenses for fintech startups across the U.S., said Comptroller of the Currency, Thomas J. Curry last week. The measure will affect startups dealing with lending, virtual currency payments, and deposits. Also read: Enjoy the Holidays with This 2016 Bitcoin Gift Guide National Charters for Responsible Innovators The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is a federal...

Last Week was Bitcoin’s ‘Busiest Week Ever’

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During the last week of November the blockchain-monitoring company Blockchain announced Bitcoin had its "busiest" week ever, with over 2 million transactions processed. Also read: Central Bank of Germany Reveals Functional Securities Blockchain Blockchain Reports Busiest Week and Network Congestion November has been a busy month for the decentralized currency bitcoin, as adoption has been on the rise. Over the course of the month,...