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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.

cryptoholdings-june19.jpg The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has issued a legal advisory urging employees of the executive branch of the U.S. government to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings. OGE advised that filers must report their holdings in a virtual currency if its value exceeded $1,000 at the end of the reporting period or if the income produced by the virtual currency holding exceeded $200. Filers are

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.

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.

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.

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.

raisefunds-june-18.jpg For the first time in Japan, a municipality has announced plans to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) in order to secure funds to develop a sustainable community. Named after the village, its tokens will be known as Nishiawakura Coin (NAC). The coin will reportedly be Ethereum-based. The primitive but lush green Nishiawakura Village in Okayama Prefecture has a history of refusing to merge with

cryptos-june18.jpg Cryptocurrencies made a sluggish start to the week, opening in the red. Overall crypto market capitalization shrunk by around $5 billion over the weekend. Sentiment was likely hurt by criticism on cryptocurrencies from the bank of central banks. As of 9.34 am ET on Monday, the cryptocurrency market capitalization was $274.78 billion on CoinMarketCap.

russia-june18.jpg Russia's biggest two banks, Sberbank and Alfa Bank, are planning to test several private banking products based on cryptocurrencies in a regulatory sandbox environment hosted by the Russian central bank, the Kommersant newspaper reported.

rttnewspaper-june-15.jpg Bitcoin and its peers began the week in the red hurt by the news that a relatively small cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea was hacked. However, the top cryptocurrency and altcoins rallied Thursday after William Hinman, SEC director for corporate finance, said that Bitcoin and Ether are not securities. Bitcoin climbed back above $6,500.

consumer-shopping-061518.jpg A report released by the University of Michigan on Friday showed a much bigger than expected improvement in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of June. The report said the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for June came in at 99.3 compared to the final May reading of 98.0.

sec-june15.jpg Cryptocurrencies strongly gained Thursday after a top SEC official said Bitcoin and Ether, the two leading cryptocurrencies in that order, cannot be treated as securities, but some initial coin offerings could be. When an asset is offered and sold in a way that causes investors to have a reasonable expectation of profits based on the efforts of others, it can be a security, William Hinman said.

russiantaxpayer-june15.jpg A taxpayer in Russia has declared his incomes and profits from cryptocurrency transactions in income tax return irrespective of the fact that cryptocurrencies are not legalized in the country. Without revealing the identity, Russia's Federal Tax Service said a resident of the Altai Republic declared the income received from the sale and purchase of crypto currency. In Russia, the deadline for the

crypto-june15.jpg Cryptocurrencies were firmly in the green Friday morning, extending their gains from Thursday, when they rallied after a top official of the US financial market watchdog said Bitcoin and Ether are not securities. Here is wrap of the main news from the cryptocurrency and blockchain world over the past 24 hours.

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