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Bitfinex to Launch Ether Trading Along With the Homestead Release

Just before the Homestead release Bitfinex bitcoin exchange announced forthcoming Ethereum support. At noon on the Pi Day, March 14, ETH/USD and ETH/BTC trading pairs will be introduced adding more liquidity to the overall market.

Blockchain Conference Kyiv to Reinforce Ukraine’s Leadership in Using Blockchain for Public Service

On March 19, Ukraine will host Blockchain Conference Kyiv. The event, according to the press-release, is set to support the global trend of developing services employing distributed ledger technology, and to reinforce Ukraine’s pioneering status in integrating blockchain technology into public services.

A Centralized Version of Bitcoin Developed for Bank of England

Researchers from the University College of London have developed a digital currency system resembling Bitcoin on the request from the Bank of England, the country’s central bank.

Russian Ministry of Finance Proposes 7 Years of Imprisonment for Issuance of Cryptocurrencies

Russian ministry of finance proposes to introduce a punishment of seven year-long imprisonment for issuance of money surrogates including cryptocurrencies, Interfax reported with a reference to the agency’s sources in the ministry. The notification as to preparation of relevant amendments to the Criminal Code of Russia was published on March 10 on a site dedicated […]

Crypto Expert Says Blockchain Is the Only Option to Solve Ukraine’s Fundamental Problems

Blockchain technology is the only option to solve Ukraine’s fundamental problems, including corruption, reforms, and non-transparency of elections, cryptocurrency expert Mike Chobanyan told ForkLog.

Launch of Decentralized Crowdfunding and Trading Platform Waves Announced

Waves development team along with Cryptoasset.fund and Scorex framework developers has announced it launches a decentralized crowdfunding and virtual values trading platform.

Bank of Russia May Use Blockchain to Control Microfinancing Market

Bank of Russia concedes employing blockchain technology to de-criminalize microfinancing market and enhance its transparency, Izvestia reported.

The Satoshi Roundtable: Is There a Consensus?

Last weekend, the second international conference Satoshi Roundtable featuring the industry’s stakeholders was held to discuss the issues of network scalability and community development. The event held at a secret venue, allegedly somewhere in Florida, US, featured around 75 attendees representing almost any prominent company and startup, alongside with leading developers. While block size debate […]

Russian Draft Law Criminalizing Cryptocurrecnies to Be Reviewed in June

The draft law developed by Russian Ministry of Finance, which implies criminal punishment for issuance and turnover of crytocurrencies, will be submitted to the parliament in June at the latest, TASS reported citing a source in the ministry.

FDCS of Russia: Drug Dealers Use Bitcoin 20 Times as Often

According to RIA Novosti, Dmitri Buyanov, eputy head of the Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation, has stated that Russian drug dealers started using cryptocurrency twenty times as often during the last year.

Russian Company Acronis to Develop a Blockchain Project

According to Vedomosti, Russian developer company Acronis intends to integrate blockchain technology in its backup solutions. Acronis, headquartered in Singapore, develops storage and backup software solutions for international markets. According to the company’s CEO, Sergei Belousov, 3% of overall sales account for Russia, 40% for Europe, 35% for Americas, and 25% for Asia and the […]

Confirmed: One More Exchange To Launch Ethereum Trading

Good news for Ethereum community and especially Indian traders: the bitcoin exchange BTCXIndia confirmed its plans to offer ETH/INR trading pair starting March 9. The official press release to be issued on March 5.