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chain-june20.jpg France has launched Europe's first blockchain accelerator, Chain Accelerator, with a view to supporting new international blockchain startups. It is based in Paris' Station F, the largest startup campus in the world. The move is expected to make Paris a major hub for blockchain development.

bankofjapan-122117.jpg Members of the Bank of Japan's Monetary Policy Board said that moderate expansion is expected to continue for the country's economy, minutes from the bank's April 26-27 meeting said on Wednesday. Similarly, the global economy is also on an upward trend - but the trade policies of the United States...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted an unadjusted current account surplus of NZ$182 million in the first quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That beat expectations for a surplus of NZ$50 million following the NZ$2.745 billion deficit in the previous three months. The GDP ratio was -2.8 percent...

The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Tuesday afternoon. The buck is up against its major European rivals, but is down slightly against the Japanese Yen. There was only one U.S. economic report this morning, the results of which proved mixed. While the Commerce Department...

ecb-june19.jpg European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reiterated on Tuesday that the bank will adopt a patient approach to tightening policy and stands ready to adjust all its policy tools when needed. On June 14, the central bank decided to halve its monthly asset purchases to EUR 15 billion after September and to eventually stop them at the end of the year.

kerala-june19.jpg The Government of Kerala, the southernmost state of India, has launched a project to use the Blockchain technology to make food supply and distribution network more efficient. The new project, which will be implemented through the Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council or K-DISC, will also use blockchain for its crop insurance scheme.

cryptos-june19.jpg Bitcoin and its peers managed to sustain the upward momentum they gained over the past few hours and are firmly in the green Tuesday morning. The cryptomarket capitalization recovered strongly on Monday and is at $293.41 billion around 9.15 am ET. Here is a wrap of the main news from the cryptocurrency and blockchain world over the past 24 hours.

construction-030411_19jun18.jpg While the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing a much bigger than expected jump in new residential construction in the U.S. in the month of May, the report also showed a much steeper than expected drop in building permits.

cryptofinance-june19.jpg Crypto Fund AG, a firm focused on crypto investments, received a license to distribute funds in Switzerland from FINMA, the country's financial market watchdog. The Zug, Switzerland-based firm announced on Monday that it won a FINMA license as a distributor of collective investment schemes and gained the opportunity to distribute funds to qualified investors.

china-june19.jpg China's central bank added more funds into the financial system on Tuesday after the US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports. The People's Bank of China added CNY 200 billion via medium-term lending facility on concerns over liquidity as well as negative impact from trade conflicts.

worldhealthreport-june19.jpg High net worth individuals, or HNWIs, are increasingly interested in cryptocurrencies as an investment and a store of value, but they remain cautious and are seeking wisdom from wealth management firms, results of a report, released Tuesday, showed. The findings are part of the 22nd annual edition of the Wold Wealth Report, compiled by the professional services firm Capgemini.

trade.jpg Residential property prices in Australia fell 0.7 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. That beat forecasts for a decline of 1.0 percent following the 1.0 percent increase in the previous three months. On a yearly basis, house...

reservebankofaustralia-june5.jpg Members of the Reserve Bank of Australia's Monetary Policy Board said that global economic conditions have continued to improve, minutes from the bank's June 5 meeting revealed on Tuesday. The members added that inflation is currently at an acceptably low level and is expected to remain that way. In...

The dollar is turning in a mixed performance Monday afternoon, but remains little changed overall. Investors remain focused on trade concerns at the start of the new trading week. U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods last Friday, leading...

construction-030411_18jun18.jpg Partly reflecting sharply elevated lumber prices, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Monday unexpectedly showing a deterioration in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the month of June. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index dipped to 68 in June from 70 in May.

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