A policy advisor for the Netherlands’ central bank has claimed that Bitcoin price changes coincide with Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) searches for the cryptocurrency, CNBC reports Friday, August 31.
The government of a South Korean province will issue its own blockchain-based digital currency in a move to replace a state loyalty scheme, local media first reported Monday, August 27.
Data indicates that the blockchain job industry has seen a sustained uptrend in Asia, while cryptocurrency-specific applications appear to wax and wane with volatile markets, CNBC reports August 31.
Cryptocurrencies pushed higher on Friday, with Bitcoin on track to finish the week in the green for the third consecutive week.
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, which has a market capitalization of over $12.5 billion, has revealed a 265 million yen ($2.4 million) deal to acquire domestic crypto exchange Everybody’s Bitcoin, in an announcement published August 31.