This is a daily round up of important blockchain and crypto news between April 3, 2019 and April 4, 2019 . The focus is on important news around developments in the blockchain space, on exchanges and crypto projects.
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- 0.1 1. Nearly 40 Central Banks Researching on Cryptocurrencies: WEF
- 0.2 2. Indian Retail Payment Body Extends Expression of Interest to Develop Blockchain Solutions
- 0.3 3. Coinbase, Paradigm Invest $15 Million in Startup Behind Disappearing Blockchain
- 0.4 4. Belgium’s Financial Watchdog Updates Crypto-Related Blacklist to Total of 120 Websites
- 0.5 5. BitMEX to Compensate Users Affected by Unforeseen Auto-Deleveraging After Bitcoin Bullrun
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1. Nearly 40 Central Banks Researching on Cryptocurrencies: WEF
More than 40 central banks worldwide are experimenting with blockchain technology, says a new report by the World Economic Forum. Published Wednesday, the report analyzes how different central banks are either examining what blockchain can be used for or are outright experimenting with central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Read more
2. Indian Retail Payment Body Extends Expression of Interest to Develop Blockchain Solutions
Stating their objective, the NPCI said, that the organization was calling on developers to build blockchain also known as distributed ledger technology in the field of payments. The body stated that its purpose was to develop a resilient, highly scalable and real time blockchain solution, using open source technology or framework. Read more
3. Coinbase, Paradigm Invest $15 Million in Startup Behind Disappearing Blockchain
Coda protocol, announced last May as the first project of the startup O(1) Labs, was initially backed by a seed equity round from MetaStable, Electric Capital, Polychain and AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant. Now, investors Accomplice, Coinbase Ventures, Paradigm and General Catalyst are pumping an additional $15 million into the startup. Read more
4. Belgium’s Financial Watchdog Updates Crypto-Related Blacklist to Total of 120 Websites
Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has updated a blacklist of crypto-related websites associated with fraud. Following a previous crypto-related scam blacklist update in December 2018, the FSMA has added seven new crypto trading platforms where it has found signs of fraud. The blacklist now includes a total of 120 websites. Read more
5. BitMEX to Compensate Users Affected by Unforeseen Auto-Deleveraging After Bitcoin Bullrun
Cryptocurrency trading platform BitMex will refund users who lost money during this week’s Bitcoin (BTC) bull run after technical problems affected its contracts, the company confirmed in a press release updated April 3. BitMEX, which offers various leveraged trading products for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, had automatically closed some clients’ positions as the Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH) price rose via a process known as auto deleveraging. Read more
Only the headlines are enough for these news
- Austria’s Largest Energy Provider Develops Blockchain Fridge With Bosch Read Story.
- Coinbase Secures its Hot Wallet through Insurance Policy by Lloyd’s of London Read Story.
- Canadian Court Rules Drug Dealer Must Hand Over $1.4 Million in Bitcoin Read Story.
- EU Blockchain Group Launches With SWIFT, Ripple Onboard Read Story.
- Russian Gas Giant Gazprom to Use Blockchain in Gas Supply Agreements Read Story.
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