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Ken’s Cryptocurrency News 1-liners 004

Cryptocurrency News items worthy of attention:

Cyptocurrency News
* Coinbase Index (CBIDX) a cryptocurrency marketcap weighed index is now live on CNBC (cnbc.com)

* Coinbase Venture Fund is launched, which invests in early stage blockchain companies not necessarily crypto currency (cnbc.com)

* German tourism board has announced it will accept bitcoin for its services (crypto-lines.com)

* SEC initiates formal proceedings on coveted bitcoin ETF (hacked.com)

* Soros fund reported to be preparing to trade cryptocurrencies (cnbc.com)

* Cryptocurrencies a Top Priority for China in 2018: Central Bank (ccn.com)

* Huobi Exchange opens in South Korea, with about 200 trading pairs on about 100 coins & tokens and features a investor protection fund. (cointelegraph.com)

* Some hotels in Russia during the FIFA World Cup will be accepting Bitcoin for payment. (ccn.com)

* Air Asia to convert their frequent flyer points over to their own crypto currency called BigCoin, Singapore airlines is now testing a blockchain airline loyalty digital wallet. (rttnews.com)

* Verge (XVG) hacked and experienced at 51% attack for 3 hours where the hackers were able to mine a million dollars of verge—a quick fix accidentally created a hard fork. (theregister.co.uk)

* Litecoin is now the base currency (not Bitcoin) for the ABRA multi-coin wallet. (globalcoinreport.com)

* Litecoin joins bitcoin & ethereum on the Aliant merchant payment system.(aliantpayments.com).

* Foxconn electronic giant from Taiwan is developing and will manufacture a blockchain smart phone for Sirin Labs called “Finney”. (coindesk.com)

* Mt Gox Ex-CEO “I don’t want this billion dollars” from Japanese bankruptcy court. (thenextweb.com)

* Japan’s ICO Business Research Group called for government to legalize ICOs and adopt clear rules and practices to encourage growth but also protect investors. (japantimes.co.jp)

* India’s Reserve Bank restricts Crypto Related services of individuals and businesses, then releases plans to introduce their own Central Bank Digital Currency. (coinsutra.com)

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Green-Eco-EV News Reporting by Ken Green Burridge

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