Russia’s Central Bank has stated that it is considering creating a national cryptocurrency to stimulate the growth of non-cash and electronic payments.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has launched an investigation into the Ether flash crash that occurred on Coinbase’s GDAX platform.
Chinese Bitcoin exchange OKEx has reportedly been hacked for a sum of $3 million USD, while Chinese police have refused to investigate the matter.
Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has prompted a Bitcoin boom within the country, where citizens are increasingly distancing themselves from Zimbabwean-based assets.
Dubai has launched its own cryptocurrency dubbed emCash, which will be used as legal tender for payment of both government and non-government services.
Another Bitcoin hard fork may be imminent this October, as LightningASIC prepares to launch a new variant dubbed Bitcoin Gold.
Pick ‘n Pay’s campus store – in partnership with Electrum – will now accept Bitcoin payments in store for a limited time.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has begun working on a new cryptocurrency-supported payment standard that may one day appear in Chrome, Safari, Edge, and other browsers.
The Namibian Central Bank has ruled that Bitcoin shall be ruled that Bitcoin may not be used as payment for goods and services.
Following China’s decision to ban Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), South Korea is now considering imposing regulation and monitoring of cryptocurrencies.