This is a daily round up of important news from India and around the world between Nov 27, 2018 and Nov 28, 2018 (until the time of publishing). The focus is on important news around developments in the blockchain space, on exchanges and crypto projects, not on price action.
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News from India
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain related news from India.
1. SP Jain Global Management School issues certificates on Ethereum blockchain
As many as 1,189 blockchain-based certificates were issued which are now live on Ethereum blockchain. The first such initiative by a business school in the world, this will help curb fake certificate. Read full article on MoneyControl
2. Bitbns opens margin trading for 28 crypto assets.
User can now set the interest rate for lending their assets to borrowers on Bitbns exchange. Borrowers can open margin trades on any of the assets based on their net wallet value and not the particular asset. For instance, if user holds BTC, user can still borrow XRP. Read Bitbns Announcement.
3. A Dental clinic in Jabalpur Starts Accepting Dentacoin for Payments
“Each dental practitioner aims to improve efficiency, reduce costs, acquire new patients and achieve higher customer satisfaction and retention rates. Hence we decided to become the first Dental Centre in Central India to implement this new concept.” – Dr. Piyush Jain, Founder of Vaishali Dental Care. Read full announcement on Dentacoin blog.
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain related news from around the World.
1. CoinBase secretly opens an OTC trading Desk
“We launched our OTC business as a complement to our exchange business because we found a lot of institutions were using OTC as an on-ramp for crypto trading,” said Christine Sandler, head of sales at Coinbase. Watch the full video at Cheddar.
2. Canadian Jewellery Retailer Birks now accepts Bitcoin Payments
Currently, bitcoin payments are enabled at eight of the group’s stores, located at Vancouver West Hastings, Brinkhaus Calgary, Fairview Mall, Bloor, Yorkdale, Montreal and Calgary, out of 26 that it operates across Canada. Read full article on Coindesk.
3. Nasdaq, VanEck Partner to Launch ‘Crypto 2.0’ Futures Contracts
These futures contracts are cash-settled, meaning that at expiration no “physical” bitcoins need to be moved in order to settle accounts. In contrast, a concurrent bitcoin futures product operated by the Intercontinental Exchange-backed company Bakkt will be physically-settled, meaning investors holding these contracts at expiration would receive payment in bitcoin. Read full article on Coindesk.
4. South Korean Government to Test Blockchain Use for E-Voting System
The Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Election Commission (NEC) plan to jointly test the implementation of blockchain technology within the online voting system. Read full article on Cointelegraph.
5. BitTorrent Starts accepting Bitcoin, TRX, BNB on its Platform
BitTorrent, the original peer-to-peer communications protocol and products, namely BitTorrent and µTorrent, announced on Tuesday that they would be accepting cryptocurrencies. Read full article on Crypto-news India.
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