Japanese Finance Giant SBI’s Crypto Subsidiary Backs Mobile Wallet BRD

More from: | CoinTelegraph | 0 SBI Crypto Investment, a subsidiary of the Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, has invested in crypto firm Breadwinner AG, Cointelegraph Japan reports on Jan. 15. SBI’s crypto investment fund did not disclose the amount contributed to Switzerland-based Breadwinner, the developer of mobile crypto wallet... Read more

Public Gets Chance to Earn Block Rewards by Donating Computing Power to Scientific Research

More from: | CoinTelegraph | 0 A startup has unveiled bold plans to tackle the excessive levels of energy consumption seen in cryptocurrency mining, all while giving everyday computer users more of a chance to receive block rewards. Resistance argues that proof-of-work mining “has been hijacked by huge mining farms... Read more

Japan: Seven Cryptocurrency Exchanges Could Receive FSA-Issued Licenses in Two Months

More from: | CoinTelegraph | 0 According to new insight into the Japanese financial agency’s review process of companies applying for a cryptocurrency exchange license, seven applications will be either approved or rejected within two months. Cointelegraph Japan reported on this development on Jan. 12. The new information in regard... Read more

Mongolia Partners With Stablecoin to Use Blockchain for Lending Services, Money Transfers

More from: | CoinTelegraph | 0 Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar has partnered with a stablecoin company to release instant money transfer and lending services, Asia’s largest tech media platform e27 reported on Jan. 11. Ulaanbaatar City’s administration has agreed to partner with a South Korean blockchain company, dubbed Terra,... Read more

French Tobacco Shops Start Selling Bitcoin Despite Regulatory Uncertainty

More from: | CoinTelegraph | 0 Several tobacco shops in Paris, France, have started selling Bitcoin (BTC) for fiat despite regulatory uncertainty, Reuters reports Tuesday, Jan. 8. Reuters has learned that the world’s largest cryptocurrency can now be purchased at six tobacco shops throughout Paris. However, in a contradicting report... Read more

US Dept. of Energy Grants $4.8 Million to Fund Research of Tech Including Blockchain

More from: | CoinTelegraph | 0 The Department of Energy (DOE) of the United States has announced $4.8 million in funding for university research of technologies including blockchain, according to an announcement published Jan. 7. The funding has been announced by the department’s office of fossil energy. Projects eligible for... Read more