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Tuesday News Roundup

 Top News from Friday to Today

Vitalik Buterin in China-a good glimpse into what Vitalik’s history and involvement in China have been like, and what he’s been doing lately on the ground in China.. http://bit.ly/2ofscEI

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Monday that it has settled charges against blockchain builder Block.one, parent company for EOS, for conducting an unregistered initial coin offering. The company agreed to pay $24 million in fine. http://bit.ly/2mB06Dz

Among the 30 virtual currency pairs that Binance announced delisting, there are those pairs related to BitTorrent (BTT), Elrond (ERD), and WINk (WIN) that have been IEOed. http://bit.ly/2ouPlmO

Binance becomes the largest super node in the Tron network-has almost 60% of all TRX frozen for voting. http://bit.ly/2n5R0iu

Uganda Minister of Finance –“No organization is authorized to sell virtual currency”. http://bit.ly/2mH92HK

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Investments

Compared to the 224 crypto funds launched in 2017, 2018 showed another unprecedented growth to 239 despite the bitcoin sluggish of the year. http://bit.ly/2n967HZ

Sequoia-backed startup Band Protocol releases its first dApp ‘BitSwing’ that allows users to trade bitcoin binary options. http://bit.ly/2n4Ywdr

A deal to sell Bithumb, South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is at the risk of falling apart one year after the decision to sell it. http://bit.ly/2oB76Rv

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  Exchange and Coins News

Bitcoin Cash considers moving to PoS for avalanche execution. http://bit.ly/2mB3xKt

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko mentioned the possibility of mining Bitcoin using a nuclear power plant. http://bit.ly/2ovdauL

F2Pool, currently the world’s largest bitcoin mining pool, published the latest list of the “shutdown price” below which crypto mining machines have to be shut down for lack of profitability. http://bit.ly/2ouszeO

The smart contract wallet of FairWin, a gambling game built on Ethereum which has been accused of being a ‘Ponzi scheme,’ has been emptied, according to data from Etherscan.

Japanese Virtual currency exchange TAOTAO invested by Yahoo introduces a system that compensates for up to 1 million yen in the event of damage to customers due to theft. http://bit.ly/2mAa6wQ

🧳 Business

Sequoia-backed startup Band Protocol releases its first dApp ‘BitSwing’ that allows users to trade bitcoin binary options. http://bit.ly/2n4Ywdr

Six major Japanese brokerage firms – Nomura Securities, Rakuten Securities, SBI Securities, Monex, Daiwa Securities and Kabu.com Securities – have formed the Security Token Offering (STO) Association in Tokyo to boost STOs as a fund-raising model in the country. http://bit.ly/2mBFkDX

Bayer Crop Science has agreed to work with Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of Alibaba, to develop a blockchain-based system for agricultural product monitoring. http://bit.ly/2mn2EoS

 Regulations

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has said that the country’s government will activate a cryptocurrency payment method for citizens “very soon.” https://bloom.bg/2o7XopI

Following China, the North Korean authorities announced their readiness to issue digital money and even indicated the availability of all required resources — both technical and human — to implement this task. http://bit.ly/2ngumUH

Following the roll-out of mobile internet across the country in 2018, many ordinary Cubans are increasingly using cryptocurrencies to bypass economic sanctions imposed by the United States and access the global marketplace. http://bit.ly/2niRfGT

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