• First treatment centre for cryptocurrency addiction

    First treatment centre for cryptocurrency addiction0

    People hooked on trading cryptocurrencies are to be offered treatment to deal with their addiction in the first centre of its kind in the Scottish Borders. Castle Craig Hospital in Peeblesshire has created a course of residential treatment for “crypto addicts” to deal with the underlying issues and learn to live without it. Experts say

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  • DLT leader XAPO plans Gibraltar expansion

    DLT leader XAPO plans Gibraltar expansion0

    The co-founder of Distributed Ledger Technology leader XAPO has set out his plans to expand the firm in a meeting with the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Minister for Commerce Albert Isola. Wences Casares, who is on a business visit to Gibraltar, is a Co-Founder and CEO of global firm Xapo, the wallet and cold

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  • Solar entrepreneur turns to green crypto mining

    Solar entrepreneur turns to green crypto mining0

    An Irish crypto-entrepreneur researched over 100 countries before deciding to headquarter his ‘green mining’ business on the Rock due its regulatory framework. Gibraltar was the first country in the world to introduce Distributed Ledger Technology regulations last January and so far close to 30 businesses have applied for licences locally. Irish businessman Joseph Deignan has

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  • Govt publishes ICO white paper

    Govt publishes ICO white paper0

    The Government of Gibraltar yesterday published a white paper covering the much-awaited ‘token sales regulation’, regulating so-called initial coin offerings [ICOs]. The white paper explains the background to ICO’s, highlights the key issues associated with them and sets out Gibraltar’s proposed regulatory response. It follows a discussion paper published in December 2017 and will be

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  • Loyd’s bans credit card customers from buying Bitcoin over debt concerns

    Loyd’s bans credit card customers from buying Bitcoin over debt concerns0

    Lloyds Banking Group has banned credit card customers from buying Bitcoin amid fears they could be left in debt as the cryptocurrency’s value deflates. The banking giant, which includes Halifax, MBNA and Bank of Scotland, is thought to be the first in the UK to ban credit card customers from borrowing to buy the digital

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  • Gib heads to Miami in blockchain promotional drive

    Gib heads to Miami in blockchain promotional drive0

    Gibraltar will attend the World Blockchain Forum in Miami next week in a bid to deliver a message of support to emerging technology firms. Gibraltar Finance Senior Executive Paul Astengo who leads on technology innovation initiatives as part of his private client remit will spearhead Gibraltar’s representation at this first major blockchain conference in 2018.

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