Daily Archives: February 14, 2019

Amazon cancels plan for HQ2 in New York City amid local political opposition

In a stunning development, Amazon said Thursday it will no longer pursue a second headquarters in New York City amid local political opposition.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Russian Minister of Justice: Cryptocurrency Doesn’t Yet Need to Be Legally Defined

Answering a top official’s questions on delays in releasing crypto regulation in Russia, the country’s Minister of Justice said that the concept of crypto doesn’t need legislation at this point Cointelegraph.com News

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Bitcoin’s Social Contract Must Be Resilient to the Whims of Future Generations

Over the last few years, infighting and different visions has led to significant divides within the Bitcoin community, weakening the network effects no matter which chain you support. With all the arguments about scaling, privacy, consensus changes and the various forks, it is amazing that these public networks are still thriving. Nevertheless, the people who maintain the various software protocols ...

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Ripple’s Fundraising Arm Xpring Invests in XRP Community Developer’s Lab

Ripple’s fundraising arm Xpring has invested in community developer Wietse Wind’s XRPL Labs to develop applications for XRP Ledger Cointelegraph.com News

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Stablecoins Dominate Currency Pairings for Leading Crypto Assets

Amidst the ongoing cryptocurrency bear market, stablecoins have continued to gain prominence, with USDT currently comprising the dominant pairing for three of the four largest cryptocurrencies by market cap.  Also Read: Localbitcoins Trade Surges in Latin America and East Asia USDT Comprises Dominant Pairing for 3 of Top 4 Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap According to Cryptocompare, USDT currently comprises the largest ...

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Santander Enters $700 Million Deal to Use IBM’s Tech, Including Blockchain

IBM is set to provide technological solutions, including blockchain and AI, to the Spain’s largest bank, Santander Cointelegraph.com News

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Crypto Exchange Globitex Launches Banking Solution With Instant Transfers

Cryptocurrency exchange Globitex has launched a new service called the Euro Wallet which allows users to make and receive euro payments in their personal IBAN accounts like any other European bank account. The company claims that this service is a solution to banks closing accounts of crypto businesses. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations ...

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Parkland shooting spurred a grieving mom to run for Congress. Now she's voting for new gun laws

On the eve of the Parkland mass shooting anniversary, Rep. Lucy McBath voted in committee for a bill expanding background checks for gun purchases.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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