Interest in Bitcoin Versus Gold Surging for All Age Groups ( 11/16/2019 - 11:51am
The World Gold Council hit back at the high-profile Drop Gold campaign, arguing investors see crypto as risky and speculative. But do the figures support that assertion? The council released the results of a survey of 18,000 people in India, China, the U.S., Germany, Canada, and Russia designed to provide “valuable insights into what, how, why and...
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Global debt to surpass $255 trillion this year. “Plan A” has failed, it’s time for “plan B” ( 11/15/2019 - 3:57pm
The global debt will reach a record of $255 trillion by the end of the year. That is $34,000 debt for each of the 7.5 billion people on the earth planet. This data according to a report released by the International Institute of Finance (IIF) on Thursday adding that by the end of the year the global debt will surpass $255 trillion. The report...,, Argentina, Bitcoin, Brazil, China, Fear Mongering, France, Germany, Greece, Important People, International..., Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Long, Market, President Trump, Short, South Africa, Spain, Trump, United States, Universe
Will China Adopt Blockchain for its Social Credit System? ( 11/15/2019 - 1:00pm
They said blockchain would bring freedom by challenging world governments and greedy financial institutions. But what if blockchain is the ideal tool to enable totalitarianism? What if China Moves its Social Credit System to Blockchain? A few weeks ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping surprised the world by calling blockchain an important...,, Blockchain, Case, China, Digital Currency, Distributed, Distributed Ledger, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Germany, Immutable, Ledger, Ledger, Network, Option, Speech, Yuan
Germany Watchdog Flags Bulgarian Crypto Broker 5 Capital ( 11/15/2019 - 11:45am
Crypto firms operating in Germany have to apply for a license to the nation’s regulator BaFin by end of 2019.
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German Regulator Orders ‘KaratGold Coin’ Issuer to Cease Operations ( 11/15/2019 - 9:02am
The hammer is coming down again on the Karatbars ecosystem as German and South African regulators have taken separate actions over sales of a purportedly gold-backed cryptocurrency. Germany’s ..., Coin, CoinDesk,, Cryptocurrency, Germany, Gold, Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency, Karatgold Coin, Precious Metals
Gold-backed crypto scam shut down in Germany ( 11/15/2019 - 2:00am
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Recession fears recede in Germany but the global economy is still fragile ( 11/14/2019 - 10:27pm
But there's no first mover advantage: Amazon also wants to introduce checking accounts for customers. Facebook announced its Libra cryptocurrency project earlier this year. And Apple has teamed up ..., Cryptocurrency, Facebook, Germany, Libra,
Report: STOs are Feasible in Germany, but Face Two Key Challenges ( 11/14/2019 - 6:30pm
Recent research led by Prof. Dr. Philip Sandner highlights the current state of the security token industry in Germany. While there are certainly signs of support and growth, there remain two key obstacles that the industry must overcome in order to accelerate security token adoption. The Security Token Industry in Germany Explained Security...
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Karatbars Proves Its Business Model ( 11/14/2019 - 10:58am
These days, it is not going well for the success-spoiled Karatbars Group around the bustling boss Harald Seiz. The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has prohibited the KaratBit Foundation from issuing KaratGoldCoins (KBC) in Germany. Hardly any less renowned, the German financial magazine “Handelsblatt” reported about these and other...
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Central Bank Cryptocurrencies Are Pointless, Says Ex-Federal Reserve Chairman ( 11/14/2019 - 3:44am
The perceived inevitability of central bank-issued digital currencies on a global scale has been a hot topic of discussion for a while now. With China reportedly going ever so close to releasing the world’s first nationalized digital currency, central banks in most major economies are under immense pressure to follow suit — or at least evaluate...
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SIX Exchange Lists First Income-Generating Exchange Traded Product Tied With Tezos [XTZ] ( 11/14/2019 - 2:42am
In a recent development, SIX, Switzerland’s primary stock exchange has listed an income-generating exchange-traded product(ETP). The product is based on Tezos (XTZ) token and will be issued by fintech firm Amun AG in partnership with Tezos Foundation. Investors Can Now Earn Passive Income The ETP will allow investors to earn a passive income via...
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Swiss stock exchange SIX lists first income-generating crypto product, tied to tezos token ( 11/14/2019 - 1:51am
Switzerland’s primary stock exchange SIX has listed an income-generating exchange-traded product (ETP) based on tezos (XTZ) token. The ETP, with the ticker symbol AXTZ, is being issued by fintech firm Amun AG in partnership with the Tezos Foundation, according to an announcement Thursday. It will allow investors to earn a passive income via...
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Recession fears recede in Germany but the global economy is still fragile ( 11/13/2019 - 11:03pm
Happy Thursday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. Investors have a heap of economic data to sort through ..., Germany, Mainstream Media,
BaFin Orders Gold-Backed Token Issuer to Cease-and-Desist Order ( 11/13/2019 - 8:27pm
BaFin has ordered Karatbit Foundation to stop doing business in Germany immediately due to the absence of a necessary license
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6 predictions on where European tech is headed in 2020, according to experts ( 11/13/2019 - 3:23pm
2020 is set to be a defining year for European tech. While startups and scaleups have been supported over the years through a number of EU-based programs, newly elected European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has made achieving technological sovereignty a rallying cry for more globally competitive European tech brands. This shift is...
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Elon Musk Announces Berlin as Location for Tesla’s European Gigafactory ( 11/13/2019 - 3:55am
Coinspeaker Elon Musk Announces Berlin as Location for Tesla’s European Gigafactory Billionaire CEO of Tesla Elon Musk, has revealed that the American automotive and energy company plans to build its first European gigafactory in Germany. Musk made this known at a ceremony in Berlin where he received an award for Tesla’s Model 3 which won the...
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BMW's forgotten battle with VW reveals Germany's rising risks ( 11/12/2019 - 8:44pm
Wake-up call There has been progress. Most big German companies are making an effort to add more diverse views. Last year, Daimler recruited Marie Wieck, head of IBM's blockchain operations, to its ..., Blockchain,, Germany, IBM, Intl. Business Machines Corporation
Exadel Announces New Office in Germany to Support Growing Local Tech Economy ( 11/12/2019 - 7:13pm
The expansion is in response to the increased demand for digital software engineering services in the region and will provide local customers with digital transformation solutions in various modern IT ..., Germany,
Germany: BaFin Launches Market Survey on Cryptocurrency Derivatives ( 11/11/2019 - 10:35pm
In an official announcement dated German financial regulator – the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) – stated that it had launched a market survey on cryptocurrency derivatives., BTCMANAGER,, Cryptocurrency, Germany, Market
Germany's Acatus raises EUR5.5m ( 11/11/2019 - 9:28pm
coparion is an experienced FinTech and Blockchain investor with an excellent network towards the origination as well as the investor side of the Acatus business. Acatus is the first digital debt ..., Blockchain,, Germany, Network
German Banks Remain Skeptical of Libra, Won’t Ban It ( 11/11/2019 - 7:36pm
For the better part of two months, Facebook has been in the fight to save Libra, its stablecoin project, from being shelved by regulators both at home and abroad. Concerns over a wide array of things (including money laundering and customer protection) have put the future of the asset in jeopardy, with the latest of these skeptics being German...
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Suning expands global outreach ( 11/10/2019 - 7:47pm
Germany, Japan and South Korea, Suning International also runs self-operated bonded warehouse in cities such as Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Zhengzhou. It will continue to apply more digital ..., Germany,, International..., Japan, South Korea
FBI Director Corroborates Capitol Hill’s Crypto and AML Concerns ( 11/08/2019 - 9:28am
United States regulators and policymakers have long expressed their fears about cryptocurrencies, with many of them believing that the inherent characteristics of these assets make them more of a problem than the solutions they profess to provide. Among the list of crypto skeptics in Washington is Christopher Wray, the Director of the Federal...
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DHL and HP support logistics payment processing using blockchain ( 11/08/2019 - 4:41am
Bonn, Germany — DHL Global Forwarding and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have worked to deploy a blockchain solution supporting logistics payment processing. Based upon smart contracts and ..., Blockchain,, Germany
First China, Now Europe: Libra & the Dawn of Sovereign Cryptos ( 11/08/2019 - 2:27am
Last week, an Association of over 200 banks in Germany called for the launch of a digital euro.
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European Union Suggests Eurocoin, Mulls Banning Scam Assets ( 11/07/2019 - 12:00am
The ECB so far has been skeptical that Bitcoin (BTC) is money, though it is still considered a legal means of payment in Germany. It is not legal tender, though, and only an elective payment channel., Bitcoin, Cryptovest,, Eurocoin, Germany, Scam
Volvo Cars Joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network ( 11/06/2019 - 4:35pm
Coinspeaker Volvo Cars Joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network Volvo Cars is the newest car manufacturer that decided to join the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network (RSBN) – a cross-industry collaboration for responsible sourcing of minerals, with the focus on strengthening human rights and environmental protection in mineral supply...
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Arweave Community Welcomes Multicoin Capital, a16z Crypto, and Union Square Ventures ( 11/06/2019 - 7:30am
Arweave, a Germany-based blockchain protocol steering permanent storage of data, has welcomed some of the most prominent venture companies in the world – Multicoin Capital, a16z crypto, and Union Square Ventures. The new partners have joined Arweave’s list of long-term token holders in their mission to create the first permanent data storage...
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EU Might Issue Digital Currency In Response to Libra ( 11/06/2019 - 12:01am
The European Central Bank (ECB) might issue a public digital currency, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing a draft document. The move is meant to counteract the influence of Libra, the upcoming stable coin developed by Facebook. EU to Ban High-Risk Crypto Projects According to a draft text prepared by the Finnish EU presidency, the European Union...
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Gevo, Blocksize Capital to track sustainability of renewable fuels using blockchain ( 11/05/2019 - 10:35pm
Renewable fuels producer Gevo has teamed up with Germany-based blockchain company Blocksize Capital to track the sustainability of renewable products, including biofuels. Blocksize provides ...,, Blockchain, Germany
Gevo and Blocksize Capital developing blockchain technology for tracking sustainability of renewable products ( 11/05/2019 - 8:24pm
Gevo has signed a development agreement with Blocksize Capital, a leading distributed ledger technology (DLT, commonly referred to as Blockchain) company based in Germany. Originally developed as an ..., Blockchain, Distributed, Distributed Ledger, Germany,, Ledger, Ledger
Cryptocurrency Clampdown? Libra Forces EU to Consider Regulations and Own Stablecoin ( 11/05/2019 - 8:23pm
A new European Union (EU) draft document says that the European Central Bank (ECB) should hasten progress towards issuing its own digital currency for use by the public ahead of Facebook’s Libra project. The EU draft document was reported by Reuters earlier Tuesday. It states that members of the supranational organization should be united in their...
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Gevo announces fuel contract, plan for sustainability tracking ( 11/05/2019 - 10:35am
Gevo has also signed a development agreement with Germany-based Blocksize Capital, a distributed ledger technology (DLT), or “blockchain” company. Gevo said DLT is an immutable tool that allows ..., Blockchain, Distributed, Distributed Ledger, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT),, Germany, Immutable, Ledger, Ledger
Arweave Raises $5M in Token Funding ( 11/05/2019 - 10:09am
Arweave, a Berlin, Germany-based blockchain protocol focused on permanent data storage, sold $5M worth of tokens in funding. The round was led by a16z crypto with participation from Multicoin Capital, ..., Blockchain, Crypto,, Germany, Protocol, Token
France to Include Bitcoin Literacy in High School Curriculum ( 11/05/2019 - 6:33am
Coinspeaker France to Include Bitcoin Literacy in High School Curriculum High school students in France will have an opportunity to gain basic knowledge of workings of blockchain and virtual currencies in the framework of their everyday studies.The French education ministry, Le Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale, is said to include Bitcoin and...
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4Chan Prophecy: Deutsche Bank has Reportedly Filed Bankruptcy ( 11/05/2019 - 6:17am
Another 4Chan Prophecy is circulating that Deutsche Bank has ALLEGEDLY filed Bankruptcy saying: “Don’t ask me how i know but Deutsche Bank filed for bankruptcy today Tomorrow it will be all over the news and our system will start to break under its own weight” From 4Chan “Don’t ask me how i know but Deutsche Bank filed for bankruptcy today...,, Binance, Binance, Crypto, Exchange, Germany, Mainstream Media, XRP
The $1 Million Bitcoin Model Is Reportedly Not Built To Last ( 11/05/2019 - 4:02am
There have been a lot of optimistic Bitcoin-related predictions lately, and some of them might have seemed too far-fetched for some. A couple of weeks ago, the bulls came back to the crypto market, and since then, everyone's expecting a massive boom in terms of pricing for the digital assets. The $1 million BItcoin model is not built to last A...
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Dot Com Pop? Apple + Microsoft More Valuable than Entire German Stock Market ( 11/04/2019 - 10:19am
Apple and Microsoft’s trillion-dollar market capitalizations value them higher than the entire German stock market. Renewed fears of a ‘tech bubble’ are growing among Wall Street analysts. But APPL and MSFT remain modestly valued and growing rapidly, while the comparison to Germany’s stock market is inherently flawed. Tech stocks are in a massive...
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Satoshi ‘Nakamolto’ Emerges With Great Hair and Questionable Claims ( 11/03/2019 - 11:10am
A viral video taken at a Las Vegas event has put self-claimed “Bitcoin co-founder” Jörg Molt in the spotlight this past week. A Twitter user in the space known for hair trigger accusations calls Molt a scammer in the video, and Molt proceeds to knock off the guy’s baseball cap. Amusing as the sophomoric dumpster fires of crypto Twitter may be,...
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Germany says Bitcoin is ‘not real money’ ( 11/02/2019 - 1:28pm
The German Federal Parliament has claimed that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are “not real money”. The statement on Monday was essentially a formal response to the growing international concern over ...
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Germany says Bitcoin is ‘not real money’ - Yahoo Finance ( 11/02/2019 - 1:00pm
Germany says Bitcoin is ‘not real money’ Yahoo Finance
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German Banks Recommend Creation of Crypto-Based Digital Euro ( 11/01/2019 - 7:08pm
The Association of German Banks (Bankenverband), has voiced its opinion in a new research paper indicating the need for a “programmable digital euro”. The group, which consists of 11 member associations and over 200 commercial banks, pointed out the importance of virtual currency in the new age digitization of payment tools. The paper noted how...
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Fundament Group Partners Tezos Foundation to Create Digital Securities Infrastructure ( 11/01/2019 - 2:49am
Berlin-based Fundament Group , a blockchain firm that aims to democratize access to financial investments by offering regulated real estate crypto tokens, announced on October 31 that it has teamed up with the Tezos Foundation in order to launch a “groundbreaking” legal-tech platform for tokenizing compliant financial products on the Tezos...
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200 German Banks Call for Digital Euro with Smart Contract Compatibility ( 11/01/2019 - 2:11am
A digital euro with smart contract functionalities backed by the European Union? It could and should happen , according to the Association of German Banks. The association, a collective of private banks that coordinate as the principal lobbyists for Germany’s finance industry and counts national mainstays like Deutsche Bank among its ranks, called...
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Fundament will Use Tezos for Security Token Issuance ( 11/01/2019 - 12:00am
The Fundament Group, a Germany-based security token platform, will now use the Tezos blockchain for security token issuance. As part of the deal, the Tezos Foundation also invested an undisclosed amount in Fundament. Fundament’s Partnership with Tezos Explained Earlier this month, Fundament announced a partnership with Bauwens to tokenize $7...
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Europe’s Five Largest Economies Form Anti-Libra Coalition  ( 10/31/2019 - 1:00pm
The government of France, Germany, Spain, and Italy have formed a new coalition to make the scheduled 2020 launch of Facebook’s global cryptocurrency, Libra very difficult or impossible altogether, reports Politico on October 29, 2019. No Room for Libra in Europe Despite making significant efforts to allay the fears of global financial regulators...
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Association of over 200 German private banks calls for digital euro ( 10/31/2019 - 8:15am
The Association of German Banks, a lobby group of more than 200 private commercial banks, has called for a “programmable” digital euro and a common pan-European payments platform. In a position paper published Wednesday, the association, which counts Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Commerzbank as its members , said that programmable digital money...
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