Amazon users voted to issue its own cryptocurrency

Popular financial portal conducted a survey among customers of the retailer Amazon, according to the results of which revealed that customers would like to see a wider range of goods produced by Amazon, including its own crypto currency of the company.

The survey involved more than thousands of customers Amazon. Respondents answered questions about frequency of purchases and the level of confidence in the company. It turned out that consumers feel much more comfortable buying products with the brand Amazon.

On the question of what product would like to see the customers under the brand Amazon, 12.7% of respondents answered “cryptocurrency”. Also consumers are willing to buy marijuana with the tag Amazon (13.5%), drug prescription (9.3%), computers (72.9%), coupons and discount cards (10.6%) and health insurance (15.3%). Note that respondents could select more than one option.

In addition, it became known that about a third of respondents at least once a month make a purchase on Depending on the age of people spend on buying goods on the average from $ 102 to $ 123. With 43% of respondents indicated that they will no longer buy things in traditional shopping centers.

Note that this week the head of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges Binance, Chanpen Zhao(Zhao Chanpeng) expressed confidence that sooner or later Amazon will release their own cryptocurrency, which will be used for the purchase and sale of goods.

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A US Congressman has offered to issue a coin Wallcoin to Finance the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico

A member of the U.S. Congress proposed to hold a crowdfunding campaign among the inhabitants of the country to Finance the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico to stop the flow of illegal migrants. To implement the idea of the author of the project proposed to release a special cryptocurrency — Wallcoin.

The Congressman of the U.S. state of Ohio Warren Davidson suggested the use of cryptocurrency to raise money necessary for the construction of a wall on the border of U.S. and Mexico. Previously the idea of building a Mexican wall was announced by President Donald trump.

At the suggestion of Davidson’s, the coin can be called Wallcoin (from the English. “wall” “wall”). It is designed to form the basis of a large-scale crowdfunding campaigns among residents of the United States, because the Democratic party opposes the construction of the wall at the expense of budgetary funds.

The legislator noted that the wall is not continuous — on some sites will be installed a mesh fence, or the realization of an idea is not enough funds:

“There are areas that you would want to protect with the wall, and if you look at the existing ones, for$ 5 billion to build the Great wall of China, will be strung mesh fence”.

Note, Warren Davidson is a supporter of the use of cryptocurrency in the Parliament of the United States. In late September, he even gathered a round table with the representatives of the sphere of the blockchain and the authorities to expedite passage of legislation crypto industry.

The use of cryptocurrency in political campaigns support support 60% of Americans.

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Australian Commonwealth Bank will issue bonds on the Ethereum blockchain

According to a press release, the world Bank has mandated the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the largest Bank in the country, to organize the bond issue solely on the blockchain.

CBA will become first Bank to issue bonds “is created, distributed, transmitted and managed using the technology of the blockchain”. A new species of bonds (The Blockchain Offered New Debt Instrument or bond-i) will be released and distributed on the blockchain directly under the management of the World Bank in Washington and CBA in Sydney.

For these purposes it is planned to use a private blockchain for Ethereum, but CBA “remains open” to alternative proposals, as “other blackany are developing rapidly”. Microsoft, commissioned by the CBA, carried out an independent review platform to assess its safety and sustainability. CEO at CBA institutional banking and markets James wall, commented on this event:

We believe that this innovative event will demonstrate how the blockchain technology can simplify and, at the same time, to facilitate the work of many participants in the banking sector.

According to the CBA and world Bank to use blockchain technology should simplify capital raising, securities trading, to speed up transactions and “strengthen regulatory oversight”. The world Bank issues bonds in the amount of 50-60 billion dollars a year to support sustainable development in countries with developing economies.

In July, the CBA successfully sent a 17-ton batch of almonds to Europe, using the new blockchain-based platform for tracking cargo from Melbourne to Hamburg, Germany. The platform works on Distributed Bookger (DLT), Internet of Things (IoT) and smart contracts.

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Estonia refuses to issue a national cryptocurrency, but refuses Estcoin

Estonia abandoned its plan to create a national cryptocurrency Estcoin after criticism from the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and local banking authorities.

Managing Director of the Estonian e-residency Kaspar Korjus proposed to issue Estcoin in August last year. Along with the national virtual currency, Estcoin was to become the official currency of the program e-residency.

How it all began – Estonia intends to create its own national cryptocurrency ESTCoin

In response to these plans, Mario Draghi said in September that: “no member state can introduce its own currency; the Euro zone currency is the Euro.”

Siim Sikkut responsible for the IT strategy of the country, said in an interview for Bloomberg:

We agreed with the politicians that Estcoin will work as a means for transactions within the community e-resident. Other options are not discussed. We do not create new currency “.

Draghi’s position was supported by the Governor of the Bank of Estonia, Ardo Hansson, who complained of “deceptive messages” messages from different government departments about Estcoin.

Read also – the Central Bank of Norway is considering creating a digital currency

Estonia is not the only country that is considering creating its own cryptocurrency. Earlier this month, the Central Bank of Norway, Norges Bank, announced that it is considering creating its own digital currency as a complement to conventional money.

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Vitalik was joking, but now believes that the idea of limitations issue should be discussed seriously

Just trolling – but perhaps it’s still worth doing.

As stated acne Buterin about his proposal to limit emissions Ethereum, which was conceived as a “meta-joke”.

He stated that he initially just wanted people discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the proposal but now believes that this idea is worth more serious consideration.

Proposal 960 for improving Ethereum (EIP960), published on 1 April, is to limit the emission of Ethereum to 120,204,432 units, twice the original quantity sold of the cryptocurrency in 2014. In connection with the fuzzy monetary policy of the cryptocurrency, EIP960 it is suggested that the limited emissions can provide “economic stability” Ethereum.

No matter, I thought this proposal as a joke, said Buterin Monday in his Twitter account. Because “the proposal was formalized in the appropriate section on github, and the arguments are the real arguments”.

He continued:

If the company believes that the limited issue is a good idea and that EIP 960 is a good way to do this, then we need to accept the offer. If the community doesn’t think so, you should not do it. Does not matter whether it was a joke or not.

Buterin also said that about 20 percent of its messages are a rip-off of the Tron project, entertainment blockchain startups.

However, based on community feedback, Buterin said that “he now believes” that the developers should seriously consider the issue of limited issue.

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