All In? Riot Blockchain Says It May Launch US Cryptocurrency Exchange

Former biotech company Riot Blockchain has announced that it may launch a cryptocurrency exchange and futures brokerage platform. In a public filing dated March 27, the former biotech firm said that it “intends to investigate launching a digital currency exchange and a futures brokerage operation” in the US. Toward this …

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Global Cryptocurrency Groups Plan to Sue Google, Facebook Over Advertising Ban

The Russian Association of Crypto-Currency and Block-Finish (RACIB) and industry associations in Korea and China are planning to sue Google, Twitter, Facebook and Yandex for refusing to place cryptocurrency advertising, RACIB head Yuri Pripachkin told the Blockchain RF-2018 congress. The parties intend to file suit in May, Russian publishing giant …

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Ripple Funds All 35,000 DonorsChoose Classroom Projects with $29 Million Donation

Cryptocurrency startup Ripple has funded all 35,000 classroom projects on educational crowdfunding website DonorsChoose with a $29 million donation, the largest gift the non-profit has ever received. DonorsChoose and Ripple unveiled the San Francisco-based company’s donation on Tuesday in a video announcement, explaining that the $29 million gift was enough …

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Ford Wins Patent for Cryptocurrency-Fueled Vehicle Technology

Americans could soon be doing cryptocurrency transactions from their vehicles and arriving at their destinations faster. A subsidiary of Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford Motors has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a cryptocurrency-fueled technology to power its cars. It’s called the Cooperatively Managed Merge and Pass (CMMP) …

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Retail Giant Newegg Expands Bitcoin Payments to Canada

Computer hardware retailer Newegg has begun accepting Bitcoin payments in Canada. Newegg — which has approximately 36 million customers and was one of the first well-known companies to accept cryptocurrency payments — made the announcement on Tuesday, explaining that Bitcoin payments have represented a “small but growing stream of purchase …

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