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France to Block Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency in Europe

French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire stated the nation will block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, after recent concerns regarding the threat to the sovereignty of national currencies in the EU.

Mastercard, R3 Partner to Develop New Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Solution

Mastercard and R3 have announced a strategic partnership to develop and pilot a new blockchain-enabled cross-border payments solution that will initially focus on connecting global faster payments infrastructures, schemes and banks supported by a clearing and settlement network operated by Mastercard.

VeChain Releases Blockchain-Encrypted Wine

SHANGHAI – Enterprise blockchain platform VeChain has partnered with winemaker Penfolds to utilize the technology as part of its Wine Traceability Platform (WTP) initiative. // STAY...

Coinbase to Add Eight New Cryptocurrencies

Coinbase is exploring the possibility of adding eight new cryptocurrencies, according to a recent press release.

Access Your Cash Without Selling With Blockchain Startup Nexo

Blockchain startup Nexo will be the first company in the world to allow customers to spend the value of their cryptocurrency without spending it.

Billionaire Launches First Cannabis Cryptocurrency, Global Hemp Exchange

Greek billionaire and television director Alki David and his Swiss consortium launched cannabis-backed token SWX Coin.

Huawei to Launch Cryptocurrency to Compete with Facebook

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has stated he would like to issue a cryptocurrency to compete with Facebook’s Libra, during a recent interview with Italian...

Zuckerberg Ready to Work with Policymakers to Launch Libra

During Facebook’s quarterly earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg stated the company will work with regulators for “however long it takes” before launching Libra.

Iran Moves Forward With Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

Iran will release a gold-backed cryptocurrency, which will be mined under the permission of the country’s central bank, local news outlet Mehr reported citing Shahab Javanmardi, CEO of FANAP, an Iranian information and communications technology (ICT) firm.

Binance Confirms Crypto Futures Trading with 20x Leverage

During the Asia Blockchain Summit in Taipei on Tuesday, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao gave audience members a sneak peak of the company’s upcoming futures trading interface.