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Contrary to recent media reports, the Chief Scientist of Quebec has not downplayed concerns about the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, his office said. On Thursday, several media organizations published articles with headlines quoting Chief Scientist Remi Quirion as saying that “bitcoin is not above the...
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Russia

The Supreme Court of Russia has directed a court in the city of St. Petersburg to consider an appeal against a blocked cryptocurrency information website. According to Russian legal information site RAPSI, the Vyborgsky District Court of St. Petersburg blocked Bitcoininfo.ru in 2016, claiming that...
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DOJ Charges ICO Co-Founder With Securities Fraud

The Department of Justice has unveiled fraud charges against another co-founder of cryptocurrency startup Centra, a move that comes weeks after two other founders were arrested and charged. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said Friday that Ray Trapani has...
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LedgerX

Bitcoin trading platform LedgerX has seen a sevenfold increase in volume in the six months following its launch of cryptocurrency derivatives. Chief operating officer Juthica Chou told CoinDesk that the startup has seen roughly $7.5 million traded weekly through 700 swaps and options contracts. Since...
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Stellar Run: XLM, IOTA, ADA Spike in Good Week for Altcoins

Alternative cryptocurrencies shone bright this week, as the wider cryptocurrency market saw continued resurgence. The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies rose 25 percent week-on-week to $375 billion, according to CoinMarketCap – that’s up from below $250 billion just 10 days ago. But bitcoin, with 5.4...
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AWS Is Making It Easier to Use Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum

Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s cloud computing arm, has launched a new service for launching out-of-the-box blockchain networks for the ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric protocols. In a blog post published on Wednesday, AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr wrote that the newly launched “templates” allow clients...
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JPMorgan Trial Puts Debt Issuance on a Blockchain

JPMorgan Chase has partnered with National Bank of Canada and other major firms to trial a blockchain platform aimed to improve the debt issuance process. As reported by Reuters, the investment bank said in a statement Friday that the trial, which took place on Wednesday, mirrored...
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