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Crypto Exchange Binance Adds Compliance Tools from Chainalysis

Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, is working with crypto compliance and investigation software provider Chainalysis to implement a new global compliance solution, the companies announced Wednesday. As part of the partnership, Chainalysis will provide access to its “Know Your Transaction” compliance software, enabling the exchange to monitor cryptocurrency transactions in real-time, according […]

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Wallet Provider Blockchain Backs Crypto Giveaways With Airdrops Program

“Airdrops are good for crypto users.” Those are the unequivocal words of cryptocurrency wallet and data provider Blockchain.info in a new white paper that sets out why it believes token giveaways can be beneficial for both individuals and the crypto ecosystem, while announcing a new program aimed to assist approved projects with token distributions “as […]

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Qtum Blockchain Becomes Amazon Web Services Partner in China

Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) China division is partnering with public blockchain project Qtum. The partnership sees the on-demand cloud computing giant working with a cryptocurrency project with a $325 million market capitalization, making it the 29th largest cryptocurrency, to develop blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) solutions for enterprises and developers. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the partnership will allow AWS […]

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Rwanda Starts Tracking Conflict Metal Tantalum With Blockchain

Rwanda has turned to blockchain for tracking tantalum, a metal used in consumer electronics, in a bid to address concerns over conflict minerals in global markets. Rwandan cabinet minister Francis Gatare, who is also CEO of the country’s Mining, Petroleum and Gas Board, announced the blockchain project at a meeting of the Rwandan Mining Association […]

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CFTC Official Warns Smart Contract Designers Over Predictive Code

Smart contract coders could be held liable if they knowingly use blockchain technology to create functions that are deemed as predictive “event contracts,” according to a U.S. regulator. Speaking at an event in Dubai on Tuesday, Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), explained his views on how old […]

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Which Stablecoin Is the Riskiest? The Crypto Market Is Pricing That In

The market is starting to differentiate between stablecoins, even though these cryptocurrencies are all designed to trade 1-to-1 with fiat. Several U.S. dollar-pegged cryptocurrencies are now trading either significantly higher or significantly lower than the greenback, reflecting investors’ perceptions of their relative risk. Given that stablecoins are typically used as on-ramps for investors looking to […]

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Abu Dhabi, Belgium Ports Collaborate on Blockchain Trade Pilot

A subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports has partnered with Belgium’s Port of Antwerp for a blockchain pilot aimed to facilitate international trade. The proof-of-concept (PoC) trial will be conducted by Maqta Gateway using its own blockchain platform, Silsal, which was launched in June to address inefficiencies in the shipping industry and better connect importers and exporters. According to […]