Blockchain innovation hub Blockgeeks launched in Canada

Announcements | September 30, 2016 By:

Blockgeeks, a blockchain innovation hub and marketplace offering access to education, news and jobs, is launched in Toronto, Canada.

Blockgeeks is a creation of three successful entrepreneurs, Vlad Martynov, Dmitry Buterin and Ameer Rosic. They see their mission as to enable mainstream businesses and investors to access practical blockchain expertise.

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UK FCA warns against using OneCoin

Regulation | September 29, 2016 By:

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has cautioned consumers against using cryptocurrency OneCoin.

“We believe consumers should be wary of dealing with OneCoin, which claims to offer the chance to make money through the trading and ‘mining’ of virtual currencies”,

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Spain to tax bitcoin mining companies

Regulation | September 28, 2016 By:

The National Directorate of Taxes of Spain has publicly issued a document that classified cryptocurrency mining operations as taxable economic activities.

The latest notice requires bitcoin and altcoin mining companies – as well as individuals – to register themselves.

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Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch collaborate on blockchain trade finance

Announcements | September 28, 2016 By:

Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced a collaboration on blockchain technology in order to transform trade finance transaction.

As part of the deal, Bank of America will work directly with Microsoft Treasury (a group responsible for managing transactions related to its corporate treasury activity and strategic business investments and acquisitions),

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