Blockchain Job Market: Riding High, reports TheCryptostreet.com

The number of job postings related to blockchain, cryptocurrency, and bitcoin increased at least fourfold, according to TheCryptoStreet.com – a specialised Blockchain Jobs Marketplace which was started just a year ago and which publishes a little more than 80 blockchain jobs everyday.

The job volume shows great promise for growth in 2018.

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Vietnam’s Central Bank Thinks Cryptocurrency Miners Should Be Banned

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According to regional reports, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has agreed with a proposal to ban imported cryptocurrency mining machines in order to keep the digital currency economy tethered tightly to the government’s regulatory frameworks. The proposal was introduced by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) after the SBV announced that cryptocurrency use within Vietnam was not a “lawful means of payment” this past October.

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Chaincode Devs, Google Alumni Create Industry Group to Help Bitcoin Scale

Scaling has been a heated topic for the bitcoin community for some time. Further, even when a technology does become available, getting people to use it becomes the next big hurdle. Segregated Witness has not been fully adopted by all wallets and service providers, and not all exchanges batch transactions, to name two examples.

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GXChain Ranked Top 4 in Global Public Blockchain Technology Assessment Index (GPBTAI)


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Huobi Launches Service to Build Crypto Exchanges in the Cloud

Huobi, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange platform by trade volume, is now offering a business arm to help customers build their own digital asset exchanges.

Dubbed the Huobi Cloud, the service is set up to provide clients “a one-stop solution … [to enable] its partners to build secure and stable digital asset exchanges quickly,”

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Samsung Baltic Stores Now Accept Crypto via Blockchain Payments Platform CopPay

South Korean electronics titan Samsung has announced that its Baltic stores now accept multiple cryptocurrencies as a means of payment via the blockchain-based CopPay platform, according to a July 20 Medium post.

The platform allows merchants to receive cryptocurrency and either keep the payments in a cold wallet or immediately convert it to fiat.

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India: Supreme Court Decision on Central Bank Crypto Dealings Ban Moved to September

The Supreme Court of India’s hearing on the central bank’s ban on crypto dealings, originally scheduled for July 20, has been moved to September, according to a July 19 Twitter post by a team of Indian lawyers involved in crypto regulatory analysis.

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) crypto banking ban was implemented in early April of this year,

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India's Supreme Court Pushes Crypto Banking Ban Hearing to September

A Supreme Court decision on the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) efforts to bar cryptocurrency firms from receiving banking services will have to wait – for now.

A final hearing on the ban’s merits has been deferred to September 11, local news outlet Inc42 reported Friday. The panel of judges overseeing the case want all arguments and submissions from both the RBI and the ban’s critics to be submitted by that day.

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Hong Kong: 100 ‘Mainstream Media’ Establish ‘Global Media Blockchain Alliance’

The Global Media Blockchain Alliance has been established in Hong Kong to create a “healthy public opinion environment” for the blockchain industry, Taiwanese newspaper China Times reports July 20.

At the 2018 Global Media Blockchain Summit, held in Hong Kong July 19, the Global Media Blockchain Alliance released its “Hong Kong Initiative.”

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What, if anything, can I do to recover bitcoin that was stolen from my MtGox acct in June, 2013?

I understand the short answer is “nothing”, but I ask because I’ve had trouble explaining this to a coworker which made me realize I don’t really get it myself.

What information can I glean from following the stolen bitcoin on a blockchain explorer? 1GvfmXt2CKP8QJfw93LNcnNV6KghD5ohVA

How useful is the IP address the withdrawal was made from?

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BitMEX CEO: Bitcoin Hasn’t Seen the Worst, $5,000 Imminent Before Big Rally

On CNBC’s Fast Money, BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes reaffirmed his stance on the price of bitcoin stabilizing in the $5,000 region before initiating the next rally.

Is a 30% Drop Imminent?

On July 1, Hayes appeared on CNBC’s Fast Money and discussed the price trend of bitcoin and the extreme volatility in the cryptocurrency amidst the third worst correction in the industry’s history.

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Vietnam’s Central Bank Approves Call to Suspend Import of Cryptocurrency Miners


Vietnam is closing in on a sweeping move to – temporarily – ban the import of ASIC cryptocurrency mining equipment after the central bank approved the proposed plan.

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the country’s central bank, is in agreement with a government ministry’s proposal to suspend imports of cryptocurrency miners,

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Korea’s Financial Regulator Will Establish a Positive Cryptocurrency Policy Body


South Korea’s primary financial regulator will establish a new policy-making body centered on nurturing Korea’s fintech industry with a specific focus on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) is set to establish a new policymaking body dubbed the Financial Innovation Bureau to proactively help the fintech industry while formulating policies for the cryptocurrency sector,

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Huobi Strategic Partner HBUS Launches API for Large-Scale US Traders

HBUS, the U.S. “strategic partner” of Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, confirmed the release of its API for “experienced traders” in some U.S. states, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph.

HBUS highlighted that the API was geared to high-volume users who required live pricing data and other tools. In addition to price tracking,

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EOS Leads China’s Blockchain Rankings Again, Bitcoin Still Out of Top 15


The Chinese government has released its third round of public blockchain rankings, and EOS — the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by total market cap — once again reigned supreme.

EOS Tops China’s Blockchain Rankings for Second-Straight Month

Those rankings, published by the state-backed China Electronic Information Industry Development (CCID) and released this week,

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India’s Supreme Court Sets September Date for Final Cryptocurrency Petition Hearing


India’s Supreme Court has upheld the central bank’s directive of prohibiting banks from offering services to the domestic cryptocurrency sector following a hearing today.

On Friday, India’s Supreme Court held its latest hearing of the case against the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) circular forbidding all regulated financial institutions,

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Financial Exchange Patent Explores Tamper-Proof Blockchain Bidding

A state-backed financial asset exchange in China’s Chongqing city is turning to blockchain to make online auctions tamper-proof and transparent.

According to a patent application filed in December and revealed on Friday by the China State Intellectual Property Office, the Chongqing Financial Asset Exchange (CQFAE) is exploring how to create a system that allows multiple parties to bid for a financial asset over a distributed network.

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World’s Number Four Telecoms Provider Files Blockchain Contract Storage Paten

The world’s fourth-largest telecoms provider, Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), has filed a patent for using blockchain tech for contract agreement, according to a U.S. Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) release on July 19.

NTT’s patent application writes that a problem with contracts on blockchain is that each transactions “contains only the electronic signature of the sender” as the “evidence of contract agreement by the receiver is not left in the transaction.”

The patent suggests a “simple,

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A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts

Japanese telecommunications giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) may be looking to invent a new contract agreements system based on blockchain technology, according to a patent application published Thursday.

The world’s fourth-largest telecom provider details how it could use the application to store contracts without allowing for documents to be tampered with.

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Japan: Internal Affairs Minister Denies Involvement in Crypto-Related Gov’t Investigation

Japan’s Internal affairs minister Seiko Noda has denied her involvement in a government investigation into the operation of a non-registered cryptocurrency exchange, local news outlet the Asahi Shimbun reported July 19.

In January, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) reportedly suspected a Tokyo-based company of violating the law by operating a non-registered cryptocurrency exchange.

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Huobi Launches Huobi Cloud for Establishing and Operating Digital Assets Exchanges

Huobi Group has announced the launch of a new platform, Huobi Cloud, that will allow users to build digital asset exchanges on top of Huobi’s existing platform.

According to a statement shared with Cointelegraph, more than ten multinational companies have already become partners with Huobi Cloud. The new product is aimed at establishing over-the-counter (OTC) and digital asset exchanges.

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Credit Rating Firm Backs $8 Million Fundraise for Crypto Alternative

A startup looking to build a credit scoring protocol on top of the recently-launched Ontology blockchain has raised $8 million in seed funding.

POINTS, founded in 2017, said it drew funding from a mix of traditional venture capitalists including Danhua Capital and Ceyuan Ventures, a backer of OKCoin. Other participants in the seed round include the Ontology Foundation as well as Zhong Cheng Xin Credit Technology,

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Quebec Approves Energy Rate Hikes for Bitcoin Mining Firms


Bitcoin mining firms looking to set up shop in Quebec will now have to pay more for electricity.

This is after the energy regulator of the Canadian province, Régie de l’énergie, gave the region’s utility firm, Hydro-Quebec, the go-ahead to impose a deterrent tariff that will see cryptocurrency miners paying double the rate that is levied on households and other utility customers.

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The State Bank of Vietnam Suspends Import of Crypto Mining Hardware

The Vietnamese central bank, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) announced it will suspend the import of cryptocurrency mining hardware, according to local news agency Viet Nam News July 19.

The move followed an official request from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), which suggested a temporary ban of imports of crypto mining machines,

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It Took Just A Day for Tron's Founder to Win His Own Blockchain's Election

An unconventional candidate has triumphed in tron’s ongoing blockchain elections: its own founder Justin Sun.

After announcing his candidacy to become a tron “super representative” (a node on the software elected by token holders to validate transactions, create blocks in the network and compete for its rewards) just one day ago, Sun has successfully garnered enough votes to run one of just 27 nodes that will operate the $2.5 billion tron network.

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