Industry Watch 18 February, 2018

Nami | Daily Crypto News 18.02.2018

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Forbes: How Millionaire Jeremy Gardner And Jinglan Wang Built The Largest Blockchain Education Network

Jeremy Gardner is an American cryptocurrency​ entrepreneur based in San Francisco​. Gardner has spread the word through education and universities. He’s the founder of the The Blockchain Education Network (College Cryptocurrency Network).

Nikkei Asian Review: Coincheck hackers have laundered $84.7 million worth of NEM

The cryptopirates who late last month made off with about $530 million worth of the digital currency NEM from a Japanese exchange have converted about $84.7 million of the booty into other virtual coins.

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Financial Times: Worldpay and Visa in row over cryptocurrency charges

Payments processing companies Worldpay and Visa are at the centre of complaints from cryptocurrency traders after erroneous charges were levied on their accounts.

Global Times: Alibaba Cloud denies its setting up cryptocurrency mining platform

Alibaba Cloud, denied on Sunday that it is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency mining platform. “The company’s P2P Content Delivery Network (CDN) service has nothing to do with cryptocurrency mining or virtual currency,” said a statement Alibaba Cloud sent to the Global Times on Sunday.  

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Coindesk: SEC Suspends 3 Companies Claiming Crypto Connection

The SEC has temporarily halted trading of three companies after comments they made about cryptocurrency and blockchain-related business moves.

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Coin Speaker: Quebec Considers Raising Rates for Bitcoin Miners After High Demand

As it became known Canadian electric utility Hydro-Quebec may raise energy rates for crypto businesses. This move is explained by an enormous number of requests received from miners wishing to establish their business in the province and take advantage of its rock-bottom energy prices. .

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