India: Banking Research Institute Issues Blueprint on Blockchain Implementation

India’s Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) has published a blueprint on blockchain implementation in the banking sector, Indian daily newspaper the Financial Express reported on Tuesday, Jan. 22.   IDRBT was established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 1996 in order to conduct research and experiments in the banking…

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Oops! South Korean Crypto Exchange Accidentally Sends Traders $5 Million in Bitcoin

Image: Shutterstock By CCN.com: Did you ever dream of waking up in the morning to unexpectedly find a vast amount of cash miraculously appearing in your account? That is what recently happened to users of a prominent South Korean crypto exchange. Coindesk Korea has reported that the Korean crypto exchange Coinnest has accidentally airdropped over $5…

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UAE, Saudi Arabia Launch Cryptocurrency Pilot for Cross-Border Payments

Image: Shutterstock By CCN.com: UAE and Saudi Arabia — two countries that have the world’s second-largest combined sovereign wealth funds — have launched their pilot cryptocurrency. According to UAE’s official news agency, Emirates News Agency, the Saudi-Emirati cryptocurrency is one of the seven initiatives that will be implemented in both countries. Saudi-Emirati Cryptocurrency Restricted to Banks Only…

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Bitcoin News Summary – January 21, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  Mining giant, Bitmain, is closing another office in Amsterdam and they are also halting its mining operation in Texas. While bad for Bitmain, these developments are actually improving decentralization in the Bitcoin mining space. Currently, only the BTC.com mining pool controls more than 11%…

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