PewDiePie to Blockchain, China Mining Ban, Western Union Partners with CoinsPh

PewDiePie to Blockchain, China Mining Ban, Western Union Partners with CoinsPh

TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a daily crypto update from your favorite reporter, Linzerd. PewDiePie partners with blockchain livestreaming platform DLive. China wants to ban cryptocurrency mining. Western Union to partner with Coins.ph wallet in the Philippines. The UK proposes stringent online content laws. Argomall now accepts cryptocurrencies, and Opera Reborn 3 for desktop now features a crypto wallet.

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PewDiePie Partners With Blockchain Platform DLive

PewDiePie, one of the most important Youtubers right now, has signed a partnership with blockchain livestream platform DLive, a service aiming to reward both creators and viewers with its technology. Starting April 14, PewDiePie will stream exclusively weekly on DLive to more than 100 million subscribers all over the world, who will be able to also win rewards by watching his shows.

China Now Wants to Ban Crypto Mining

PewDiePie to Blockchain, China Mining Ban, Western Union Partners with CoinsPh

China is formally considering a ban on cryptocurrency mining, an industry on the rise due to the cheap power costs in the country. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) outlined these new changes to the industrial structure of the country, moving cryptocurrency mining to a group of industries which would be eliminated immediately after approval.

Western Union Unveils Partnership with Coins.ph

PewDiePie to Blockchain, China Mining Ban, Western Union Partners with CoinsPh

Western Union, one of the most important remittance services in the whole world, announced a deal with the Filipino wallet provider Coins.ph that would allow customers to combine their respective services. According to the source, the objective is for customers to be able to send transactions using the global Western Union infrastructure, and allow funds to be received and held on the Coins.ph platform.

UK Follows Australia in Proposing Online Content Regulation

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The UK is following Australia’s lead on regulating online content due to the new sweeping regulations being proposed to tackle this issue. These new regulations would force companies to establish a “duty of care” on platforms posting user-generated content. This law also contemplates the creation of a new agency that would outline codes and practices to be followed.

Argomall Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies

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Argomall, one of the biggest Filipino retailers, introduced cryptocurrencies as a payment method on their website. The etailer now accepts more than 50 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin, using CoinGate, a third party gateway. “It is part of our mission and vision at Argomall to make the discovery, selection, and purchase of smartphones—or any other related gadget—in the Philippines easy,” declared Karel Holub, Chief at Argomall.

Opera Browser Reborn Update Includes Crypto Wallet

PewDiePie to Blockchain, China Mining Ban, Western Union Partners with CoinsPh

The last version of Opera Browser released for desktops, dubbed Reborn 3, now includes a native cryptocurrency wallet connected with a mobile wallet via the accounting system of the same browser. The cryptocurrency wallet only supports Ethereum right now in both the desktop and in the mobile android app. The iOS version is on the works, as Opera tries to replace mainstream services with decentralized, less-known ones.

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