Bank of Uganda Launches Regulatory Sandbox Framework — One Fintech Firm Already Approved

The Bank of Uganda (BOU) has announced the launch of a regulatory sandbox that will allow fintech start-ups to test their innovative financial solutions in a controlled environment. Already, one firm, M/S Wave Transfer Limited, has received approval to test its quick response (QR) technology under this sandbox arrangement. BOU Launches Regulatory Sandbox for Fintech In its statement on June 15,...

Tehran Government Bans Iran Blockchain Association

The Ministry of Interior of the Islamic Republic has suspended the Iran Blockchain Association (IBA). The measure comes after the organization allegedly breached government regulations. IBA unites participants in the country’s growing crypto sector who are engaged in blockchain technology development. Iranian Authorities to Review IBA Dealings With Crypto Exchanges The Iranian government has moved this week to block activities of...

Bitmain Reveals New Scrypt Miner — Model Mines DOGE and LTC Four-Times Faster Than Today’s Top Machine

Regional reports from an exposition in Chengdu indicate Bitmain has unveiled a new scrypt ASIC rig for dogecoin, litecoin, digibyte, and verge mining. The Chinese reporter who disclosed the information says the new Bitmain model has a hashrate of around 9,500 megahash per second (MH/s) and overseas prices are reduced by 13%. Bitmain Unveils New Scrypt Miner With 9.5 Gigahash According...

Global Nonprofit Operation Smile Opens Its Doors to Crypto Donations

The global nonprofit Operation Smile has announced the organization is now accepting crypto assets like bitcoin and dogecoin. The nonprofit is a surgical volunteer-based outfit that helps people with cleft conditions improve their lifestyles. Surgical Volunteer-Based Nonprofit Operation Smile Accepts Crypto Donations On July 18, one of the largest surgical volunteer-based nonprofit in the world, Operation Smile revealed the group is...

Grayscale Considering 31 Crypto Assets for Investment Products

Grayscale Investments is considering 31 crypto assets to add to its family of investment products. The company, with $32.9 billion in crypto assets under management, currently offers investments in 13 cryptocurrencies. Grayscale Investments announced Friday 13 additional crypto assets it is considering for investment products. These cryptocurrencies add to the initial list of coins the company announced it was considering in...