German Online Bank Favors Bitcoin for International Money Lending

Bitbond, an online bank founded in Germany in 2013 by German Radoslav Albrecht, has found an innovative use case for bitcoin’s borderless nature: international loan payments. It was the first to use bitcoin to transfer credit in currency internationally, not only as loan collateral, and it’s currently processing about $1 million in loan payments per month. Continue reading German Online Bank Favors Bitcoin for International Money Lending

MMA Title Challenger Mei Yamaguchi Sponsored by Bitcoin Cash Fan Roger Ver

MMA fighter Mei Yamaguchi from Japan is set to fight Angela Lee for the Atomweight World Championship title at One Championship’s ‘Unstoppable Dreams’ in Singapore and, bitcoin cash promoter Roger Ver will be sponsoring her in that match. In a video announcing the sponsorship deal, Ver sat down with Yamaguchi to discuss MMA and cryptocurrencies. He was excited to demonstrate how Bitcoin Cash worked and sent her $1,000 in bitcoin cash (0.0642 BCH) in real time. Yamaguchi, in turn, discussed her MMA career. Continue reading MMA Title Challenger Mei Yamaguchi Sponsored by Bitcoin Cash Fan Roger Ver

Lawyers to Launch Blockchain-Only Law Firm

At least that’s according to prominent blockchain industry attorneys, Angela Angelovska-Wilson and Lewis Cohen, who revealed exclusively to CoinDesk Friday that they have started their own law practice focused on the nascent industry. Called DLx Law LLP, the firm opened its doors this month, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Its founders, Angelovska-Wilson, previously general counsel and chief compliance officer at enterprise blockchain startup Digital Asset, and Cohen, a seasoned securities lawyer, aim to run the firm differently than the typical law practice, in a way that aligns better with the culture of the blockchain space. Continue reading Lawyers to Launch Blockchain-Only Law Firm

ConsenSys Pitches ‘Consumer Token’ Label

The Brooklyn Project – the token regulation initiative headed by ethereum startup ConsenSys – wants to dispense with the concept of “utility tokens” in favor of what it calls “consumer tokens.” The Project discussed its intention to shift the discourse at the Fluidity Summit on Thursday during a presentation by ConsenSys’ policy lead Pat Berarducci and OpenLaw’s Aaron Wright. Continue reading ConsenSys Pitches ‘Consumer Token’ Label

47% of South Africans Plan to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

South Africa has the most sophisticated economy and financial sector on the continent, and its citizens are increasingly warming up to the idea of investing and trading in cryptocurrencies — despite regulatory concerns over such decentralised digital financial assets across the world. The MyBroadband 2018 Cryptocurrency Survey — completed in April — shows that more South Africans who have never previously held cryptocurrencies are planning to invest in cryptocurrencies either by purchasing them directly or by gaining exposure to the industry through investments in related enterprises such as cryptocurrency mining. Continue reading 47% of South Africans Plan to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

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