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2 Hours Ago   It seems Facebook isn’t content with its 50-strong team dedicated to building its proprietary cryptocurrency, as it’s now looking to hire someone for its blockchain counsel.

17 Hours Ago   At its 2019 “Cloud Summit” industry conference in Hong Kong, Huawei unveiled a new blockchain-based cloud service. Huawei Cloud now offers blockchain oriented services designed to help Hong Kong-based businesses make use of the decentralized platform’s typical characteristics.

Yesterday   A Trojan-style malware that did the rounds a couple of years ago has risen from the ashes, and is reportedly going after Israeli fintech and cryptocurrency trading software companies.

Yesterday   We’re going to have to take a step back and rethink the whole “Bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs) are coming” trope. In February earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) put out a solicitation request opening the floor for the public to comment and provide their thoughts on the possibility of allowing a regulated and recognized Bitcoin ETF.

2 Days Ago   Global payment services provider and Fortune 500 company, Visa, is showing signs that cryptocurrency and blockchain will be part of the company‘s future. According to a job posting on recruitment platform SmartRecruiters, Visa is looking for an individual passionate about payments and cryptocurrency, and is already well-connected in the cryptocurrency and fintech industry.

2 Days Ago   One of the world’s top 20 banks by asset value, is ditching plans to create its own digital asset – and abandoning all of its cryptocurrency experiments.

3 Days Ago   It’s Monday which means it’s Moonday Morning and time to catch up with the top news from over the weekend. Let’s get to it. 1. Canadian financial regulators are learning from the QuadrigaCX debacle and are taking action to begin regulating cryptocurrency exchanges to mitigate the risks associated with virtual currency exchanges.

6 Days Ago   Mt. Gox’s ex-owner Mark Karpelès is due to face court in Japan this Friday, which means the long-running case of its “missing” Bitcoin is reaching a crescendo.

7 Days Ago   The world’s fifth largest oil and gas producer in the world, Royal Dutch Shell, is getting further into the blockchain game, and is looking to train the next generation of blockchain industry execs.

7 Days Ago   Yesterday, Toronto police issued a statement requesting public help to locate four men suspected of carrying out a string of Bitcoin scams across Canada. Late last year, the Calgary police service received information relating to numerous fraudulent transactions made at Bitcoin ATMs that specifically target one Canadian Bitcoin company.

7 Days Ago   Yesterday, cryptocurrency wallet and services provider, Abra, announced that users can now purchase Ethereum through its Android and iOS apps. You’d be forgiven if you thought this was already the case, but it wasn’t.

8 Days Ago   The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the country’s first initial coin offering (ICO) portal to police the issuance of digital, blockchain-based tokens. The portal is almost ready to launch and is awaiting final approval from other government agencies like the Commerce Ministry, the Bangkok Post reports.

9 Days Ago   After losing a preliminary copyright lawsuit last year, cryptocurrency knock-off Alibabacoin has finally rescinded and agreed to stop using the Alibaba name. In a joint statement released on Monday, Alibabacoin and Alibaba announced they have reached an agreement which will see Alibabacoin change its name, Reuters reports.

9 Days Ago   Authorities have sentenced three criminals for robbing a group of Chinese businessmen in Dubai. The crooks stole over $250,000 (Dh1 million) from four businessmen after luring them to an apartment in Al Rafaa, Dubai at the end of March, local news reports.

10 Days Ago   Another weekend has come and gone, meaning there’s blockchain and cryptocurrency news to catch up on. Thankfully, you’ve got Hard Fork’s weekly wrap-up, Moonday Mornings, to take the stress out of it.

12 Days Ago   Update, 1850UTC March 9, 2018: An earlier version of this report referred to a Telegraph article that suggested Revolut had switched off part of its anti-money laundering systems.

13 Days Ago   Despite the crypto-winter causing widespread layoffs for employees in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry over the last few months, there are still plenty of jobs in the field.

13 Days Ago   South Korea is preparing to come down hard on cyber-criminals with the launch of a new “task force” specifically aimed at fighting cryptocurrency fraud and fintech-related crimes.

14 Days Ago   The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is warning consumers to be extra vigilant as cryptocurrency scammers are falsely claiming to have FCA accreditation. In a statement from yesterday, the FCA warned Bulgaria-based blockchain startup Next Coin Market is misleading UK-based investors by linking to a fake website that suggests the company has been fully authorized by the FCA, despite having received no such accreditation.

14 Days Ago   An Israeli financial market regulator has given its recommendation for the creation of a heavily regulated cryptocurrency issuance platform, Reuters reports. According to the report, such a platform should allow companies to “raise money by issuing digital tokens to investors.” If you were starting to think this sounds like a securities offering, you’d probably be right.

14 Days Ago   There was a point in time when blockchain was the cool kid, everyone wanted to be seen with them. So much so, some companies saw a 500-percent increase in share price, just for adding blockchain to their name.

15 Days Ago   Despite news in recent months that cryptocurrency mining establishments have been shutting down, or ending contracts, profits earned from Bitcoin mining have begun to rise, blockchain research group Diar reports.

15 Days Ago   Ernst & Young, one of the world’s largest business services firms, and one of the “Big Four” accounting companies, is launching a tool to make bookkeeping for cryptocurrencers a little easier.

16 Days Ago   The latest cryptocurrency bear market has been blamed for numerous lay-offs and corporate restructures over the last few months. But it’s not all bad news as Ripple has been announced as one of the tech industry’s top employers.

17 Days Ago   It’s Monday, which means it’s time for a roundup of the weekend’s cryptocurrency and blockchain news. Here’s Moonday Mornings. 1. Japan’s Financial Services Agency is reporting a 36 percent drop in the number of cryptocurrency related inquiries in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter, Brave New Coin reports.

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