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Ken’s Cryptocurrency News One-liners 002

Cryptocurrency News items worthy of attention:

• Afterschool activities get 29 million USD boost from Ripple (XRP) donation via DonorsChoose.org funds used to buy calculators, pencils, field trips etc. (CNBC)

• CBOE writes letter to US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) recommending they NOT interfere in approving Bitcoin Exchange Traded-Funds (ETFs) (Cointelegraph)

• OmiseGo (OMG) & co-founder of Ethereum (Vitalik Buterin) donate 1 million USD (in OMG tokens) to help refugees living in extreme poverty in Kenya & Uganda via GiveDirectly. (@omise_go on twitter)

• The Eurasian Association of Blockchain sues: Google, facebook and twitter etc for cryptocurrency market manipulation by blocking ALL cryptocurrency advertising on their platforms. (cointelegraph.com)

• Mailchimp a “centralized” newsletter forwarder stops resending some cryptocurrency themed newsletters, that are: selling, trading, storing or marketing cryptocurrencies. (Coindesk.com)

• Tron token (TRX) testnet/blockchain goes live, announces a coinburn to increase value and a future airdrop to Ethereum holders. (cryptoslate.com)

• Kik Canadian mobile chat App partners with Unity Technologies video gaming development company, which should increase mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency via gamers. (prnewswire.com)

• Some Central Europeans banks along with the bank of Japan seem to like the results of their “Stella” DLT research project that would allow them to do Atomic Swaps. (cryptona.co)

• Ford Motor Company (F) wants to integrate blockchain & cryptocurrency to reduce traffic for their new vehicles via car-to-car digital communications and payments. (investopedia.com)

• Bitfinex 5th largest crypto currency exchange and their parent company iFinex plan move to Switzerland from BVIs—as the Swiss have advanced ICO & fintech regulations. (coinspeaker.com)

• Central Bank of England experiments with some blockchain backed bank-to-bank payments—Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) services—not unlike Ripple. (ft.com)

• President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Raphael Bostic) during the Hope Global Forums about Empowering the poor & Underserved said digital currencies are not currencies & don’t invest money you really need, in these markets. (bloomberg.com)

• NVidea graphics card manufacturer believes cryptocurrency will be a core business for the company, in addition to: gaming, autonomous car driving and the data center business. (bitcoinist.com)

• Audi car manufacturer announces use of blockchain to gain more control over their supply chain distribution network (cointelegraph.com).

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