Utah County Becomes 3rd Jurisdiction to Pilot Blockchain Voting With Voatz
Utah County has recently become the third jurisdiction to trial blockchain-based mobile voting app Voatz for overseas voters & military members. Read more about mobile-based blockchain voting apps & the two states which have implemented it already here.
Iran Recognizes Crypto Mining as Legitimate Industry
After recently shutting down several crypto mining farms & operations, the Iranian government has issued a positive statement acknowledging cryptocurrency mining as a legitimate industry, noting their current exploration of tariff schemes for crypto farms & miners.
Deutsche Bank Begins Restructuring & Layoff of 18,000 Employees
With the writing on the wall for quite some time, the chickens have come home to roost for 149 year old German bank & international finance staple Deutsche Bank. On Sunday, Deutsche announced an intention to layoff an estimated 18,000 employees by 2022. Read more here!
Multinational Brewery ‘BrewDog’ Now Accepting Crypto For Shares
Following up the launch of their crypto-friendly bar in London’s Canary Wharf in 2018, BrewDog has announced their upcoming of acceptance of cryptocurrencies for shares in their “Equity for Punks” funding round. Read up further on the accepted cryptos & benefits here!
Tezos Secures $1 Billion STO Deal With Brazilian Bank
In one of the biggest blockchain partnerships to date, Tezos has secured a near $1 billion security token offering (STO) deal with Latin America’s largest investment bank BTG Pactual. To read up further about this partnership & its scale, check out our recent article.
Irish Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitsane Allegedly Exit Scams
Echoing an all too familiar tune in cryptocurrency, Dublin-based crypto exchange Bitsane has allegedly exit-scammed, leaving over 246,000 customers & users high & dry. Read more about this recent crypto exit scam here & make sure to follow our blog for future news!
Contrarian Island Bitcoin Podcast Episode 11: Nathan Worsley & LocalCoinSwap
In Episode 11 of the Contrarian Island Bitcoin Podcast, host Matt sits down with founder & CEO of LocalCoinSwap, an upcoming P2P Bitcoin & crypto exchange, to tackle how LocalCoinSwap is helping facilitate mass crypto adoption through accessible exchange infrastructure.
Contrarian Island Bitcoin Podcast Episode 10: Joshua Frank & TheTie.io
In Episode 10 of the Contrarian Island Bitcoin Podcast, host Matt sits down with TheTie.io founder Joshua Frank to discuss how their comprehensive analytics & sentiment platform is changing the way we understand today’s blockchain market & ecosystem.
How to Get Free XRP: 3 Best XRP Faucets
Wondering how to get free XRP? Check out our detailed article walking you through how to earn free XRP with Ripple faucets, 3 of the best & highest paying Ripple faucets out there, & reminders when using them. Let us know your favorite XRP faucets in the comments!
When Crypto Meets Hollywood: Ron Perlman & Luxcore Hit the Links
Taking a break from their busy 2019, the Luxcore team hit the links with Hellboy actor Ron Perlman to discuss cryptocurrencies, margaritas, & more. This isn’t Perlman’s first crypto rodeo either! Read more about it in our latest Luxcore article & news snippet.
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