El Salvador’s Bitcoin detractors: Opposition groups gather as crypto law rolls out

El Salvador’s Bitcoin detractors: Opposition  groups gather as crypto law rolls out

The year 2021 will probably go down the history books as one of Bitcoin’s (BTC) most interesting years, given its recent uptake by billionaires and adoption by mainstream institutions, not to mention El Salvador’s move to make it legal tender. In El Salvador’s case, it almost seems as if the whole world is watching this experiment to see whether it will be a success or a total failure for the Central American nation.With Sept. 7 marking

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Iota Foundation to support EU blockchain initiative

Iota Foundation to support EU blockchain initiative

The European Commission’s blockchain initiative has selected the Iota Foundation as one of seven projects to participate in the preliminary stage of designing an EU-wide distributed ledger technology platform. The initiative seeks to increase the efficiency and accountability of the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI), a network of nodes dedicated to facilitating the efficiency of EU-centric transactions, as well as the expansion of the region’s supply chain through the adoption of emerging technologies, all the while

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Project Giant: Nigeria’s CBDC set for pilot rollout on Independence Day

Project Giant: Nigeria’s CBDC set for pilot rollout on Independence Day

After four years of development, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is set to roll out its digital currency project. The launch will reportedly happen on the occasion of the country’s 61st Independence Day celebration on Oct. 1.Nigeria’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) project comes amid significant anti-crypto policies from the CBN and negative cryptocurrency sentiments from several government officials. The digital naira is also coming at a time when its fiat counterpart has plunged

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Crypto and blockchain jobs' share grew 118% in 10 months, new data shows

Crypto and blockchain jobs' share grew 118% in 10 months, new data shows

Gathering together the most recent data on the cryptocurrency and blockchain job market, a new report suggests that higher levels of institutional adoption have spurred greater demand for expertise in the sector.According to the employment website Indeed — cited Thursday in Korea IT Times — as of mid-July 2021, the overall share of crypto and blockchain job postings on the platform has grown 118% compared with early September 2020. This solid growth has also come with a shift

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How will blockchain and crypto improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people? Experts answer

How will blockchain and crypto improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people? Experts answer

Christof is the founder and CEO of Hornet, a queer social network with over 30 million users worldwide. “Emerging technologies play a major role for the LGBTQ community, whether we like it or not. On the negative side, 64% of adult LGBTQ Americans have reported online discrimination and harassment on the ‘big five’ heteronormative social networks [Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok], according to the recently published Social Media Safety Index by GLAAD. That is

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