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Binance Academy Launches Blockchain Accelerator in China

Binance Academy, the educational arm of leading crypto exchange Binance, announced the establishment of a blockchain research institute in Shanghai on March 30. The Lingang Blockchain Technology and Industry Research Institute is intended to operate as a think-tank and talent hub for distributed ledger technology (DLT) innovation in China. Binance to integrate blockchain with other …

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China, Huawei propose internet protocol with a built-in killswitch

Sponsored Links Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images China, Huawei and Chinese carriers want to redesign a key aspect of the internet — and while there may be some upsides, their ideas have raised some alarm bells. The Financial Times understands that the group has proposed a new internet protocol at the ITU, New IP, …

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Blockchain-Related Deals Are Moving From The US to China

New York-based research firm, CB Insights, has released a report showing that  Chinese startups are starting to substantially increase their blockchain-related investments. The research document, titled The Blockchain Report 2020, was published on March 11. It highlights that in 2015, deals from US-based companies accounted for 51% of Blockchain tech growth. Comparatively China-based companies represented …

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Global Crypto Community Comes Out in Full Force Against Coronavirus

With cases of the deadly coronavirus still popping up at an unprecedented rate around the world, many prominent members of the blockchain and crypto industries have heeded the global cry for help and have swiftly engaged in meaningful action — be it in terms of direct research-related participation, or through the donation of funds or …

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While Some Hoard Dollar Bills, Others Envision Germy Cash’s Quick Demise

Is a cash-based society sustainable in the age of coronavirus? Hoarders say yes, health experts say maybe and the visionaries say no: COVID-19 is the catalyst for systemic payments change. This wrecking ball of a virus stands to change the way consumers, and businesses, think about their use of physical currency. In many countries, cash …

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China Is Drafting Laws for the Circulation of National Digital Currency

</header> <strong>Amid the coronavirus pandemic, China’s central bank has reportedly completed the basic development of the nation’s central bank digital currency. The central bank is now drafting legislation for its circulation, according to local media. A number of patents have revealed what the digital yuan will be like.</strong> Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double …

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World’s Largest Banks Losing Stock Value During Weeks Marked by Pandemic

</header> <strong>The spreading coronavirus infection is taking a toll on the global economy and traditional financial institutions are already hurting. The world’s largest banks have seen their stocks losing value over the past weeks and months while facing cash withdrawal pressure and preparing to deal with a shrinking asset base. </strong> Also read: US Cash …

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Blockchain Salaries in China Dropped 37% in 2019: Report

Despite the rising value of blockchain skills in the global job market, some countries like China reduced salaries offered to blockchain employees in 2019, a new report says. According to the “2020 China Blockchain Professional Development Report,” the average salary offered to blockchain industry professionals in China dropped 37% year-over-year since 2018. Imbalance between supply …

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DHS Names Blockchain Managers” Among “Critical Infrastructure” Workers

A memorandum published by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has named “blockchain managers” among the nation’s “essential critical infrastructure” workers. On March 19, the DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a memo emphasizing the “special responsibility” of workers within a “critical infrastructure industry” to maintain normal working schedules amid the …

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Bank of China Continues Anti-Crypto Narrative on WeChat

Financial markets are facing their worst crisis since 1929 and people are looking for alternatives to protect themselves from the crash. One option being considered by many is cryptocurrency. In response, Bank of China has continued its anti-crypto narrative in a long post titled “3.15 Protetion of Financial Consumption Rights and Interests”. The post was …

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