Crypto-Currency 

Central Bank of Finland: cryptos are an “error”

The report recently published by the Central Bank of Finland and written by the director of the Digitalization Department, Aleksi Grym, is far from innocuous. Named “The great illusion of cryptocurrency”, the director explains on 18 pages why the fundamental nature of money is still poorly understood, and how the Internet and social networks have “blurred our sense of reality and fiction” . Currency can not be digitized Recently ranked as the ” happiest country in the world ” in 2018 by an organization close to the United Nations, Finland does not seem to be a land…

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Ron Paul: “Cryptocurrencies and precious metals can coexist together” against the fiduciary dollar

Ron Paul really deserves to be told that he is not an American politician like any other. This former Republican presidential candidate, a former senator in the US Congress, is a libertarian economist, from the Austrian school, advocating in particular the return to a gold standard, rather than continuing in the current Keynesian credit economy, which We sink more every day under debt mounts. To give a first view of this politician, we can recall that he had already given his opinion on cryptocurrencies in late 2017, saying that ” if people want and…

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US tax authorities launch international force against tax evasion

While we had already spoken of a joint international force (Crypto Sweep) to fight against fraudulent ICOs, here are 5 countries that have joined forces around the Internal Revenue Service (IRS ) to fight against cross-border tax fraud and dirty money laundering.   Grouped under the name of Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5), we learn through a publication on the IRS website , that in addition to US tax services , it is the services of the United Kingdom , Australia , Canada and the Netherlands who will join forces to try to recover every cent of taxes . The statement on the IRS website reads:…

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ZCash: the cryptocurrency that has nothing to hide

But it’s not for lack of trying – L e 8 May 2018, a team of researchers from the University College of London published a detailed study sought to analyze in detail the actual degree of anonymity and confidentiality achievable in practice when using ZCash. From previous research  seemed to show that a relatively high level of confidentiality could be achieved using ZeroCoin , the name of ZCash at the fork original with Bitcoin. Preamble to ZCash study Beyond the ideological bases that would justify the use of an anonymizing crypto-currency –  we prefer the term cryptocurrency sibylline  – in everyday routine spending , the authors of the…

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In Japan: FSA overhauls the regulation of crypto-purses in the country

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) is considering strengthening regulatory provisions for cryptocurrency exchange services, according to a report by local daily Sankei. Japanese regulator hit again The FSA of Japan wants to use the Financial Instruments and Exchanges Act (FIEA) to regulate the country-based crypto-purses, and their current legal basis, while protecting crypto-investors. The securities management companies will have to proceed in the same way as the treatment of the shares on the funds and the securities of the clients. Current legislation places virtual currencies as a means of payment in…

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Urban farmers could boost Japan’s agricultural economy with Pavo

The Japanese agricultural sector faces unique challenges in the world, but, true to its habits, it is the young and tech-savvy generation of the country that could hold the key to unleashing the potential of the urban agricultural sector by improving its yields as well as its economic prospects. The Japan is known to be a forerunner in adopting new technologies , and it is also the case in the agricultural industry. Although the average Japanese farmer is 66, Reuters reports that the number of young farmers in Japan is starting to increase, and that young farmers are…

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Asgardia, the first “nation of space” finally has a president and … will have its cryptocurrency

Asgardia, the first “nation of space”self-proclaimed appointed its president on Monday, June 25th. The investiture ceremony took place on Earth in Vienna, Austria. It is unusual, but very true. “An alternative to civilization on Earth” Igor Ashurbeyli, a Russian computer engineer and businessman was elected President of Asgardia last Monday. About 200,000 people have already applied to become citizens of this new space nation,  he said. The promise of this nation of space seduces a lot of people. Future citizens will live a life in peace and harmony according to the ambitions of this state in…

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Trading crypto: do exchanges manipulate volumes?

When liquidity is lacking. – On May 18, 2018, Eitan Galam published a study seeking to demonstrate the existence of a manipulation of the volumes of daily trades taking place within the microcosm of cryptocurrency exchanges. The full study, of which this article is a review, is available here ; while the Author’s Summary Medium Post is available here . Both are currently available only in English. The illustrations used are therefore taken from the complete study initially. In this study, Eitan Galam seeks to demonstrate that both exchanges and crypto-tokens-issuing teams have a common interest in manipulating the data available…

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ETF madness takes cryptos

After the arrival of futures (futures) on Bitcoin on December 18, 2017, the announcement of the launch, January 17, the first two ETFs based on the blockchain had made quite a stir, given the time it it took for the US SEC to end up accepting one. Since it is a real rain of ETF that fall on the universe of cryptos (all this in just a few months!). Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) – Exchange Traded Funds, or “Trackers”, are exchange-traded index funds that replicate the performance of an index, for example aggregating several stocks. The…

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Daneel: an intelligent assistant at the service of crypto-investors

We had already mentioned the case of Daneel last January, a young startup “made in France” offering to help investors in the jungle cryptocurrency, which was then in full ICO to launch his project. Daneel has since made good progress, particularly with the end and success of his ICO, which ended in early March . With nearly 8.65 million DAN tokens sold , a total of 2616 ETHs were raised to help develop the project . The good news for investors was that 40% of unsold tokens were redistributed proportionally (the remaining 60% of unsold tokens were destroyed). Daneel’s AI: A Technology…

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