Bitcoin’s Price Slides After Surpassing $1,800

Bitcoin prices slid this morning, a day after crossing the $1,800 mark according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). Markets slid to an average low of $1,717.42, BPI data shows, after opening at $1,807.37. The market taper comes after a blockbuster week for the digital currency’s price....
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UK Land Registry Plans to Test Blockchain in Digital Push

The UK’s national land registry is looking to test blockchain technology as part of a wide-ranging digitization effort. Last month, HM Land Registry began searching for new board members and, in a notice published to its website, also detailed its plans for a so-called ‘Digital Street’ –...
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PBOC Researcher: Can Cryptocurrency & Central Banks Coexist?

Yao Qian works in the technology department of People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank and financial market regulator. In this feature article, Qian discusses the relationship between digital currencies and bank accounts, proposing a design concept where bank accounts and digital currency wallets coexist. While...
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UN Agency Launches Cryptocurrency Cybercrime Training

The United Nations agency dedicated to fighting drug trafficking and organized crime has developed a new cryptocurrency training program. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed its “Cryptocurrency Investigation Train-the-Trainers” this week, partnering with law enforcement officials from 22 countries on the sessions....
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