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AirAsia Planning Cryptocurrency-Based Rewards Program

Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia is launching a cryptocurrency-based rewards program. AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes told Nikkei Asian Review that its frequent-flyer rewards program is being converted into a cryptocurrency platform called BigCoin. The move is part of a broader effort to improve the airline’s digital services and move the company toward a cashless system. In the Nikkei article published …

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Email Service MailChimp to Block ICO, Crypto Marketing

Email distribution company MailChimp will bar marketing campaigns for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings starting next month. In an email sent to a MailChimp customer and obtained by CoinDesk, the company said that it will no longer allow its service to be used for crypto campaigns because they are “too frequently associated with scams, fraud, phishing, and potentially misleading business …

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Ford Wins Patent for Cryptocurrency-Fueled Vehicle Technology

Americans could soon be doing cryptocurrency transactions from their vehicles and arriving at their destinations faster. A subsidiary of Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford Motors has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a cryptocurrency-fueled technology to power its cars. It’s called the Cooperatively Managed Merge and Pass (CMMP) It was filed in 2016 and was …

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Bitmain Has Developed an Ethereum ASIC Miner, Wall Street Analyst Claims

A leading Wall Street research firm has slashed price targets for leading chipmakers Nvidia and AMD, claiming that it has received confirmation that cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has begun producing Ethereum ASIC miners. Writing a Monday note to clients, Susquehanna analyst Christopher Rolland said that the firm had recently confirmed that the China-based Bitmain — by far the largest …

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Kyiv Blockchain Forum

March 13, 2018, the Kyiv Blockchain Forum will be held at the OASIS Concert Hall “ULTRAMARIN”, been a significant industry event of the year. The focus of the event is successful platforms and trends, ICO analysis and selection of the most promising investment projects. In 2018, when the trend of crypto and Blockchain technology has already become inevitable, while the …

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New ‘Ethereum Community Fund’ sponsoring ETH infrastructure

Notable ethereum stakeholders are joining forces to create a fund for projects building on the world’s second-largest blockchain. It is called Ethereum Community Fund (ECF), and aims to connect and fund the growth of Ethereum (ETH) infrastructure, according to the ECF website. ECF the effort is the result of a collaboration between Cosmos, Golem, Global Blockchain Labs, Maker, OmiseGo, Raiden …

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NYSE parent company launches Cryptocurrency Data Feed

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) — best known as the operator of the NYSE — made the announcement on Thursday, adding that it has partnered with blockchain startup Blockstream to build the service, which will be distributed as a part of ICE Data Services’ Consolidated Feed and will go live by March. The service will …

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Microsoft stopped accepting Bitcoin

According to various top threads, Microsoft seemingly stopped accepting the flagship cryptocurrency. One points to Microsoft following Steam’s footsteps in no longer accepting Bitcoin. The rumor stems from a Bleeping Computer article that claims the software and hardware giant did halt Bitcoin payments. On top of the thread, an r/Bitcoin admin stickied a post stating various users tried to find …

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