Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Oct. 13–19 in Review

The German-speaking world has seen another week of events in the crypto industry, with a new survey revealing that 27% of Germans are interested in using Facebook’s planned Libra stablecoin, which has been discussed all over the world since its announcement in June 2019. Despite existing criticism of Libra, global regulators do not plan to ban either Facebook’s crypto initiative or other stablecoin projects, the European Central Bank (ECB) director claimed earlier this week. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by…

Crypto and Blockchain News From Japan: Oct. 7–13 in Review

Japan, the second-largest source of traffic for global crypto exchanges to date, witnessed a number of industry announcements this week as the country hosted the major blockchain event Devcon 5 from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11. Organized on an annual basis by the Ethereum Foundation, the recent Devcon conference featured leading figures in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries, including Ethereum co-founders Vitalik Buterin and Joseph Lubin. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. MakerDAO to launch MCD in November…

Crypto and Blockchain News From Brazil: Oct. 6-12 in Review

The story of Brazil’s crypto scams took a new twist over the past week as CEO of an alleged pyramid scheme reportedly fled the country after rejecting court deadlines. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Brasil. Banco Original sponsors a crypto-related event Brazil’s Banco Original was the principal sponsor of the Expo Boa Chance, a major fintech conference bringing together financial institutions, multilevel marketing and cryptocurrency-related firms, Cointelegraph Brasil reported on Oct. 6. Held at Expo Dom Pedro in…

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Oct. 6–12 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world has seen major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with central bank representatives from all around the world meeting in Argentina, Spain developing various initiatives and projects based on blockchain and the Japan-based crypto exchange Bitpoint offering its services in Guatemala. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Spain: The Royal Mint chooses PwC to develop blockchain projects Cointelegraph en Español reported on Oct. 10 that the Spanish National Mint and Doorbell factory, Real Casa de la…

Oct. 6 – 12 in Review

The German-speaking world has experienced another week full of exciting developments in the crypto industry, with Germany investigating the feasibility of a blockchain-based regional power trading platform, Iota Foundation joining forces with Zühlke to solve engineering problems and the German Central Bank saying that there is no need for a digital euro coin. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. Germany promotes research on a regional blockchain power exchange Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported on Oct. 9, that the…

Crypto News From Brazil: Sept. 30–Oct. 6 in Review

Brazil saw another week of reports on alleged cryptocurrency scams as the Sao Paulo Court ordered to block the assets managed by Unick Forex, while another firm was reported of promising 400% returns through a cryptocurrency investment scheme. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Brasil. Unick Forex reportedly flees offices but apparently will resume operations Following a police investigation of purported investment scheme Unick Forex, staff reportedly fled the firm’s offices with computers and other hardware in tow. Cointelegraph…

Sept. 30 – Oct. 5 in Review

The German-speaking world has experienced another week full of exciting developments in the crypto industry, with Liechtenstein approving the new Blockchain Act, Iota Foundation joining the European climate research community and Germany taking a firm stand against stablecoins. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. Liechtenstein approves new Blockchain Act On Oct. 3, the Parliament of Liechtenstein approved the Token and TT Service Provider Act, also known as the Blockchain Act, which aims to improve investor protection, combat…

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News From Brazil: Sept. 22-28 in Review

Brazil has seen another tumultuous week in the cryptocurrency industry as the central bank of Brazil wants to use blockchain technology starting in 2020, the president of Unick Forex continues to claim they pay customers on time, and the Brazilian Securities Commission investigates the alleged fraudulent activities of more crypto-related companies. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Brasil. President of Unick Forex says it pays customers on time  On Sept. 23, Cointelegraph Brasil reported that president of alleged investment…

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Sept. 22–28 in Review

The German-speaking world has experienced another week full of exciting developments in the crypto industry, with a Berlin-based fintech startup receiving $1.5 million to develop its own blockchain, German experts warning about Facebook’s crypto coin, and the Federation of German Industries asking the government to create suitable conditions for blockchain. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. German fintech startup receives $1.5M to develop its own blockchain On Sept. 23, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported that the Berlin-based fintech…

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Sept. 22-28 in Review

Spanish-speaking countries made headlines this week, with cryptocurrency and blockchain-related developments on both the governmental and enterprise level. The Congress of the Republic of Peru spoke about the potential of blockchain tech, blockchain firm Aeternity revealed the development of a network that enables the management of the supply chain of medical cannabis, Venezuela’s central bank explored the possibilities of holding crypto in its coffers, and a subsidiary of Argentinian smart contract platform RSK purchased Latin America’s social media giant Taringa. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news…