Friday News Roundup

 Top News from Tuesday to Today

Vitalik Buterin spoke at Shanghai Blockchain Week that took place earlier this week and highlighted the developments that excited him:  upcoming progress of PoS, privacy, de-centralized exchanges, wallets and DAOs in Blockchain industry. Summary 
Additionally, at the same event, the general manager at China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited (CSDC) and former director of the PBoC’s Digital Currency Research Institute explained that digital currency was a natural outcome of digital asset, in which both private and public sectors are pulling their weight.http://bit.ly/31BYUiu

An In-Depth Look at Korea’s Crypto Startup House Nonce- a co-working/coliving space with over 70 entrepreneurs and engineers, the team now looks to bring personal investing and crypto education to the masses. http://bit.ly/2V4opqk

Binance CEO CZ says that China’s CBDC is “good for the industry”. http://bit.ly/2V6aNux Co-founder He Yi also announced that Binance will open an over-the-counter (OTC) desk between Chinese yuan and virtual currency within a month. http://bit.ly/2V2QGh3
Additionally, the company is looking to list Beam. http://bit.ly/2V87vHb  and Binance.US adding 7th coin to its platform – native token BNB.http://bit.ly/2m4BJxl



GK8, an Israeli startup that develops an offline wallet that does not require an Internet connection to conduct blockchain transactions, has raised $ 4 million in the seed period, led by Check Point co-founder Marius Nacht and Israel Discount Capital.http://bit.ly/2V1N276

Genesis Global Trading has made its first-ever acquisition and bought out Qu Capital, a New York-based quantitative trading and research firm.http://bit.ly/2V5adNZ

Asian Blockchain VC Firm Launches New Bitcoin Tracker Fund.http://bit.ly/31ATl42

₿ Coins and Mining

Arba, a cryptocurrency investment app, has announced that it has started selling Bitcoin at all 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines. You can purchase $10-$2k of bitcoin. http://bit.ly/2V3I6OS

EOS Tribe, which participated in the launch of the first EOS chain, announced on Steemit that it was stepping away from EOS as a block producer candidate: “We at EOS Tribe have never participated in the game of vote trading”.http://bit.ly/2V7x3V4 Global Coin Research previously reported 

Nervos founder: Blockchain’s Growth Doesn’t Have To Be Winner-Take-All. http://bit.ly/2V5xzCP

Loom Network Is Bringing DeFi to Tron, Binance Chains.http://bit.ly/2Vat0qX

A Japanese feature of executive director of the Ethereum Foundation Aya Miyaguchi-http://bit.ly/2V6Yqyk


  Exchange News

Japanese messaging app Line has launched its crypto trading platform Bitmax, bringing crypto services to the app’s 81 million users. On Bitmax, users can trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin. http://bit.ly/2V4Yz5m

Huobi Exchange has rolled out an exchange in Argentina, planning to add support for a fiat-to-cryptocurrency gateway. http://bit.ly/30bhe5D

🧳 Business

IBM, Citibank, and Ubisoft have partnered with Tribe Accelerator, a blockchain accelerator backed by the Singaporean government, for the second round of its four-month program.http://bit.ly/2V5xSxE


South Korea’s main opposition party, the Liberty Korea Party (LKP), is poised to unveil its policy for cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges. http://bit.ly/2O9WKCY

Kyrgyzstan announced that it has suspended the power of 45 companies that were doing cryptocurrency mining. http://bit.ly/2V2HJV0

North Korea is reportedly in the early stages of developing a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin (BTC). http://bit.ly/2Oi28UN

Chile’s central bank governor says central bank digital currencies can provide additional flexibility at a time of “unconventional monetary policies.” http://bit.ly/2OaMpGX

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