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Australian Beach Towns Embracing Crypto to Beat Tourism Drop

Two Australian tourist towns are embracing cryptocurrencies to attract the nouveau riche — young crypto holders — in a bid to boost the local economy. Will targeting the idiosyncratic audience bring real, lasting business to the beach towns? Also read: Google’s...

Sequoia’s Matt Huang, Fred Eshram of Coinbase Fame Start Crypto Fund

The bullish trend of mainstream financial executives switching decisively over to the cryptoverse continues. The latest to follow suit is Sequoia Capital partner Matt Huang, who will collaborate with Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam to develop a crypto fund. New cryptocurrency-focused...

ASUS Unveils Crypto Mining Motherboard That Houses 20 GPUs

ASUS, the multinational computer hardware and electronics company, just unveiled a motherboard possessing a gargantuan capacity to mine cryptocurrency. The high-end motherboard can house 20 graphics cards (GPUs) and boasts a new chipset and greater availability than their last motherboard....

Chinese Blockchain Conference Maligned Over Chairman Mao Actor

The 2018 Boao Asia Blockchain Conference, a Chinese blockchain conference, has triggered a wave of domestic criticism after organizers of the event intentionally hired an actor to impersonate the late Chinese leader Chairman Mao Zedong, founding father of the People’s...

Apple’s Macs Fall Prey to New Crypto Mining Attack

According to American Internet Security company Malwarebytes Inc., a recently discovered malicious XMRig-based crypto mining program is targeting Apple’s Mac computers by leeching their computing resources to mine Monero cryptocurrency. The good news is it is very easy to boot...

Zimbabwe Court Nullifies Central Bank’s Crypto Ban

The Harare High Court has revoked the recent ban by the central bank of Zimbabwe, the prohibition having barred financial institutions in Zimbabwe from facilitating cryptocurrency exchanges. The court’s decision came by way of Zimbabwe-based crypto exchange Golix’s legal action....

Huobi Exchange Poaches Former OKEx CEO Chris Lee

Recently resigned OKEx CEO Chris Lee has joined OKEx’s serious competitor Huobi exchange. Jumping ship to a rival was sure to cause some waves, but regardless Lee’s now ready to hit the ground running.  Also see: BitKan’s K Site KAN Token...

HCL Joins BiTA to Deploy Blockchain Solutions for the Logistics Industry

Indian multinational IT services company Hindustan Computers Limited (HCL) has become the latest member of the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BiTA), a consortium dedicated to developing blockchain standards for the global freight industry. The consortium is dedicated to increasing efficiency...