Bitcoin (BTC) and Crypto Mining Could Add $8.5 Billion to Iran’s Economy, Officials Grant 1,000 Licenses: Report

  After developing new regulations for its digital assets industry, Iran’s government is now granting over 1,000 licenses for cryptocurrency mining, according to the Financial Tribune. Several large crypto mining facilities are now operating throughout Iran, but high electricity costs are reportedly keeping smaller players from entering the market. Amir Read more…

Online Learning Platform Coursera Offers 21 Bitcoin-Related Courses

  US-based online learning platform Coursera, which has more than 47 million users, is offering 21 different courses covering Bitcoin.  Leading universities and academic institutions are providing various crypto and blockchain-focused classes through Coursera, along with New York-based, Ethereum development studio ConsenSys, which is offering a blockchain-related program through the Read more…

Global Finance Company Processing Trillions in Payments Per Year Testing Ripple’s Remittance Network

  Bottomline Technologies, a US-based payment processing and consulting company, is testing Ripple’s remittance network. According to the company’s solutions architect Laurent Laborde, Bottomline is updating its software-as-a-service model to utilize new disruptive technologies, including those built by the San Francisco startup Ripple. Ripple offers a payment messaging system that’s Read more…

Gold­man Sachs and Black­Rock Reportedly Seeking Majority Stakes in China’s Biggest Banks Backing Blockchain Technology

  American investment management firms Gold­man Sachs Group and Black­Rock are in talks to take majority stakes in new Chi­nese as­set man­age­ment joint ven­tures, ac­cord­ing to sources who spoke to Caixin. The ventures are reportedly collaborations with major Chinese banks that are pouring billions into new blockchain projects. According to Read more…

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