Here we present the most important information and news about cryptocurrency and blockchain from a weekend.
Russia: Scientist arrested for cryptomining at Nuclear Lab
As Coindesk reports:
“Reports suggested that several scientists working at a Russian nuclear weapons research facility have been arrested for mining cryptocurrencies at the site.”
“There has been an unsanctioned attempt to use computer facilities for private purposes including so-called mining,” a representative from the Scientific Research Institute for Experimental Physics said.
Scientist are going to face charges.
Europe: French and German Finance Ministers want to debate about crypto
G20 summit in 2018 will probably include discussion about cryptocurrencies.
As we wrote earlier, Bruno La Maire – French Minister of Economy, had proposed this topic.
Now, he has been supported by German Finance Minister – Peter Altmaier.
“We believe there may be new opportunities arising from the tokens and the technologies behind them,” the group wrote, going on to say: “However, tokens could pose substantial risks for investors and can be vulnerable to financial crime without appropriate measures. In the longer run, potential risks in the field of financial stability may emerge as well.”
Korea: Bithumb open for new users again
Bithumb – Korean exchange platform has open registration for new users again. Due to the implementation of KYC (Know-your-customer) procedures.
As you can read on their homepage:
“Starting from Feb.9, investors on the platform will be able to confirm their real identity through accounts at Nonghyup Bank.”
GB: British entrepreneurs sold flats for BTC
As the price of Bitcoin and its market cap decreased, the overload for a long time blockchain is now back in the game. Quick transactions and low fees are finally here!
As Cointelegraph reports:
“Two entrepreneurs from the UK – the founder of the Ultimo lingerie brand baroness Michelle Mone and her billionaire partner Douglas Barrowman – have sold 50 luxury apartments in Dubai that they originally promised to put on offer for Bitcoin last September.”
The cheapest studio was worth $130,000 – equal 15.5 BTC and two-bedroom apartment cost only 45 BTC – $380,000. As entrepreneurs have admitted, flats sold like hot cakes. Some of the buyers bought two apartments, but the record-holder purchased 10 of them!
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