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Boxing World Champion Manny Pacquiao Launches Own Cryptocurrency

Twelve-time boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao looks to dominate the cryptoworld with his announcement that he is launching his very own cryptocurrency. The boxing champion who is also a full-time politician, actor and singer announced the launch in style at a free concert in his home town of Manila, Philippines.  The appropriately dubbed “Pac Token” will be listed on Singapore’s Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) which is looking to launch several other celebrity tokens. GCOX Founder …

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First Blockchain-Exclusive Birth Certificates Recorded in Brazil

The Brazilian government successfully pioneers birth certificates on the blockchain with the recent announcement that the country has issued the first-ever birth certificate utilizing blockchain technology.  Modern Technology to Replace Slow Governmental Practices  The initiative to create blockchain-based birth certificates was a joint effort by the Brazilian government alongside tech giant IBM and Growth Tech. With the aim of bypassing …

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Paying in Crypto Becoming an Everyday Reality

Making cryptopayments an everyday reality has been the PumaPay vision since our inception. Just as the age-old phrase of “Rome wasn’t built in a day” cryptopayments started from humble beginnings. The origin of the first-ever crypto payment back in 2010 where an individual paid 10,000 BTC for 2 pizzas is infamous in the crypto industry, as those bitcoins have gone on to be worth …

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China’s Digital Currency Now Ready

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) confirmed its efforts to establish its own digital currency is close to fruition following years of development. PBoC deputy director, Mu Changchun, confirmed the digital currency is “said to be ready” at the China Finance 40 Forum and was reported by local news site Shanghai Securities News.    Details on the Digital Currency  The central bank affirmed that the currency …

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Saving the Amazon Rainforest with Blockchain and Crypto

The Rainforest Foundation looks to the crypto community with their announcement that “cryptocurrency hodlers: the amazon rainforest needs you.” Following the recent mass forest fires in Brazil the Rainforest Foundation is looking to raise funds to help combat the fires and mass deforestation using blockchain technology. A post on their website states:  “Since Bolsonaro took office in January, deforestation …

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Volvo Targeting Conflict-Free Cobalt for Electric Cars

Automotive giant Volvo is turning to blockchain technology to guarantee its new electric vehicles are built using recycled cobalt. In an announcement by Reuters, Volvo outlines its initiative to make Cobalt mining in the Congo ethical. The goal of the project is to provide complete proof to both customers and investors that the electric vehicles do not rely on conflict minerals or child labor. …

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Seoul, Culture of Innovation

The PumaPay roadshow lands in the blockchain hotspot of Seoul, South Korea which is known for its implementation of emerging technology and they have continued this tradition with their focus on blockchain.  Innovation in their DNA South Korea has a long-standing history with innovating and developing emerging technologies. South Korean president, Moon Jae-In, spoke about the …

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