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First Blockchain-Exclusive Birth Certificates Recorded in Brazil

[ad_1] The first birth certificates to be recorded by exclusively using blockchain technology were issued in Brazil.As Cointelegraph Brasil reports on Sept. 1, Álvaro de Medeiros Mendonça is one of the first children in the country to have their birth certificate recorded only with blockchain technology, without the need of the registry office. Streamlining registration processThe parents were reportedly invited by the hospital to participate in a project developed by tech
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City of São Paulo to Use Blockchain Registry for Public Works

[ad_1] The municipal government of São Paulo, Brazil, is going to use a blockchain registry for its public works projects.The Municipal Secretariat of Urban Infrastructure and Works contracted blockchain firm Construtivo to implement a blockchain solution for city hall, Cointelegraph Brasil reports on Sept. 1.Better transparency after past inefficiencies The city has decided to implement a blockchain solution for public works after poor conditions forced the closure of several bridges and
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Bitcoin Price Hits $9,800 as Major Cryptocurrencies Trade Sideways

[ad_1] Sunday, Sept. 30 — Markets are trading sideways today, with gains and losses among the top five cryptocurrencies not exceeding 4%.Market visualization. Source: Coin360The Bitcoin (BTC) price has spiked slightly after trading close to $9,600 for most of the day. At press time the coin is trading at $9,799, up 1.72% on the day.Bitcoin 24-hour price chart. Source: Coin360Industry investor Mike Novogratz recently said that, while Bitcoin is trading
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Has Bitcoin ‘Possibly’ Entered its 4th Parabolic Phase?

[ad_1] Few hours ago, in a tweet, acclaimed trader and analyst Peter Brandt hinted at bitcoin ‘possibly’ entering the next leg of its next/ fourth parabolic price rally. But, what really is his claim based on?  Retweeting a tweet from Raoul Pal, Founder/CEO – Global Macro Investor and Real Vision Group, Peter shared a BTC/USD chart which looks something as below. Let’s see what ‘possible’ factors ‘inspired’ him to do
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Philippine Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao Releases Own Cryptocurrency

[ad_1] Philippine boxing champion and celebrity Manny Pacquiao has launched his own cryptocurrency.On Sept. 1, the South China Morning Post reported that the Filipino boxer turned politician and singer launched his own token with the financial support of private investors such as ex-Liverpool and England soccer star Michael Owen and Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed al-Nahyan, a member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family.Listing on Singapore-based Global Crypto Offering ExchangeThe Pac token
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Argentina Imposes Capital Controls; Strong Case For Bitcoin Adoption

[ad_1] The government of Argentina has imposed capital controls on its citizens in a response to growing financial issues for the country. The South American country has limited dollar purchases to only $10k per month after $3 billion was drained out of their foreign currency reserves on Thursday and Friday alone. Is it time to switch to Bitcoin? Argentina On Brink of Default Argentina’s national currency, the peso, has been
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Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 26–Sept. 1

[ad_1] Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This WeekSudden slump sees Bitcoin lose support for five figuresAfter managing to maintain support above $10,000, Bitcoin (BTC) finally succumbed to bearish pressure this week — shedding
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Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Aug. 24–31 in Review

[ad_1] The German-speaking world continues to keep up a fast pace in regard to cryptocurrencies and blockchain implementation. Among other stories during the past week: the Cabinet of Germany and Deutsche Bundesbank are working closely on issues related to central bank digital currencies, the Swiss Federal Council expressed its official opinion on Facebook's Libra, Bitwala launched an all-in-one mobile Bitcoin bank app and more.Swiss crypto banks receive licenses from a
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Binance: China’s Digital RMB To Operate As ‘Two-Tier System’

[ad_1] A recent report from Binance Research has looked into the potential characteristics that can be expected for the proposed digital currency of China.  As members of China’s government and central bank have indicated, this digital currency will utilize a ‘hybrid’ system that includes blockchain features and other operating technologies. The market analysis and research arm of Binance (Binance Research), recently published an extensive report on its expectations for the
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Bitcoin Looks Attractive As Negative-Yielding Debt Crosses $17 Trillion

[ad_1] Global negative-yielding debt is now over $17 trillion, making investors extremely nervous. And it is forcing them to focus on non-traditional assets, like bitcoin. Investing in Debt and Holding it to Maturity Guarantees a Loss Investors are becoming increasingly fearful as they see that the soaring negative-yielding debt is altering the global economy. According to Bloomberg, “The global stock of negative-yielding debt is now in excess of $17 trillion