Weekly news 17.09-23.09.2018

Last news from crypto world are given below

Dubai wants to pay through Blockchain

The Dubai Department of Finance (DoF) has partnered with the Smart Dubai Office (SDO). The common goal is to launch a payment system based on Blockchain. Information was provided on September 23 by the local Zawya information service.

The new platform took off on Sunday, 23 September. For now, it can be used by government units, such as the police, the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and the Health Office in Dubai (DHA).

Russian banks are interested in Blockchain

A group of large Russian banks wants to invest and develop the Blockchain market. A meeting about this topic took place last week at the Moscow Stock Exchange. The subject became interested in the Russian information portal RBC.

They were responsible for organizing the meeting, among others the following banks: Sbierbank, Alfa-Bank, VTB.

The group is particularly interested in regulatory issues. She discussed the topic with representatives of the Japanese Bitflyer exchange, representatives of the NCH platform from Singapore and people associated with the Litecoin environment. Luxembourg’s finance minister Luc Frieden was also present.

The SEC still has not made a decision regarding ETFs

American telenovela continued. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday that it had still not taken a binding decision on the exchange-traded fund (bitcoin) ETF. The author of the analyzed application is the CBOE derivatives exchange.

This is the second time that the SEC is prolonging its decision. It was the first time in August.

Another crypto-stock market attacked by hackers

Hackers successfully attacked and robbed the Japanese Cryptocut exchange Zaif. The platform thus lost funds equivalent to over 59 million. USD. Criminals have stolen funds from the so-called “Hot wallets”, as well as 2.2 billion yen from the company’s assets.

The Coinpaprika portal data show that Zaif is at the 101st place in the ranking of the largest cryptocurrencies, looking at volumes.

This is not the first successful attack of cyber criminals on the Japanese stock exchange. At the beginning of the year, the Coincheck platform lost tokens with a total value of $ 600 million. Thus, it set an infamous record for lost funds expressed in crypto accounts.

 

 

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