Industry Watch 7 March, 2018

Nami | Daily Crypto News 07.03.2018

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The Independent: Ryan Gosling used as face of cryptocurrency scam

Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling has become the new face of cryptocurrencies – without knowing anything about it. The webpage for Miroskii, a Chinese company billing itself as the latest online currency to challenge bitcoin, features one “Kevin Belanger” among its creative team, a man who bears an uncanny resemblance to the star of Drive, La La Land and Blade Runner 2049.

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Financial Times: Coinbase plans to start cryptocurrency fund

Coinbase plans to start a fund that will let investors bet on four top digital coins — volatile assets that have brought outsize returns to some early buyers. The Coinbase Index Fund, belonging to a new Coinbase subsidiary called Coinbase Asset Management, will only serve accredited investors — people who have annual salaries above $200,000, or a net worth of at least $1m excluding housing.

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Bloomberg: Grayscale Doubles Offerings With Four New Cryptocurrency Funds

Grayscale Investments Inc. announced four new funds Tuesday, each focused on a separate cryptocurrency, effectively doubling the number of its offerings. And there may be more on the way.

Bloomberg: Coin Enthusiasts Can Go Crypto With World’s First Collectable

Lithuania central bank said Tuesday that it will release a crypto coin aimed at enthusiasts later this year. Intended only as a collector’s item, the digital coins won’t be issued with a view to entering into circulation and can’t be used as legal tender, the bank said.

The Business Times: Carrefour’s chicken blockchain set to lay eggs

French supermarket group Carrefour said Tuesday it would expand its blockchain-based food traceability programme, which is currently in place for some chickens, to eight other products including eggs by the end of the year.

Business Insider: Banks are racing to hire crypto talent

Morgan Stanley’s three most recent job postings for equity-research positions on LinkedIn say “knowledge of cryptocurrency is a plus.”

Bloomberg: Google Searches for Bitcoin Drop to Lowest Since October

With the largest cryptocurrency down about 40 percent from its all-time high reached in December, Google Trends data show searches are down by more than 80 percent.

Reuters: Venezuela to sell petro cryptocurrency via Dicom forex system

The Venezuela government will start auctioning its new petro cryptocurrency to private companies via its Dicom foreign exchange platform in a few weeks, Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Tuesday.

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