Monthly Archives: September 2018

New POS Terminal by Pundix Allows Nigerians to Make Purchases in Bitcoin

Indonesian cryptocurrency and payments company Pundix has introduced a point of sale terminal at a shop in Nigeria, allowing people in the West African country to make purchases using cryptocurrency, including bitcoin. The move is seen as key to scaling up cryptocurrency adoption and development in Africa’s biggest bitcoin market. Also read: Payments Platform Wirex Launches Iban For Spanish and French ...

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Ripple Leads Crypto Coalition Seeking Gov’t Oversight Encouraging Crypto, Blockchain

A crypto coalition led by Ripple plans to pay D.C. lobbyists to influence the government’s stance on cryptocurrencies and innovation Cointelegraph.com News

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SEC, CFTC, FBI Take Action Against Bitcoin-Funded Securities Dealer 1Broker

Three U.S. agencies have taken action against international bitcoin-funded securities dealer 1pool Ltd., aka 1Broker. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says 1Broker violated federal securities laws. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) says it violated the Commodity Exchange Act. Meanwhile, the company says it is working on letting customers withdraw their funds. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter ...

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Brett Kavanaugh: Looking ahead to what's next for the Supreme Court nominee

After a week of high drama surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the days ahead in the nation’s capital promise more to come.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Readers write: Examining Genghis Khan, fishing solution, the power of love, politics insight, solutions in France, reading back to front

The Aug. 17 Monitor Daily article “Russia takes a new look at an old enemy: Genghis Khan” was a very interesting history of an area rarely studied in classes. Take our geography quiz. What an outstanding statement the prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, made, which was repeated in the July 30 edition of The Monitor’s View. Yahoo News – ...

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Precious Commodities: CFTC Shows Force Against Crypto Scammers, but Maintains ‘Do No Harm’ Approach

Here’s how CFTC balances between a “do no harm” approach and occasional shows of force against scammers Cointelegraph.com News

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New Stablecoins: From Cryptopound and Metal-Backed Swiss Coin to Mongolian ‘Candy’

Following some notable premiers in the genre recently, the next batch of stablecoins is on the way. A British startup is partnering with a bank to launch a GBP-pegged crypto, a Swiss commodities trader wants to mint a coin backed by metals, and a Mongolian telecom has been licensed to issue the country’s first digital currency with the same value ...

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WSJ: $88.6 Million in Illicit Funds Funneled Through Cryptocurrency Exchanges

A recent investigation by the Wall Street Journal purportedly tracked nearly $ 90 million of ill-gotten funds through cryptocurrency exchanges Cointelegraph.com News

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