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ATA Will Provide The World’s First Accreditation Courses For ASIC Miners

June G. Bauer

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Bitmain, the world’s largest ASIC manufacturer has established Ant Training Academy (ATA) to offer training and accredit certifications for miner maintenance.

ATA’s Training Course is designed to educate maintenance personnel for mining farms on how to install, operate, troubleshoot and repair mining equipment’s.

Until now, education around miner maintenance was limited to what industry participants could ‘hack’ together. The Ant Training Academy is part of Bitmain’s continued commitment to improve cryptocurrency mining standards, encourage more sustainable practices and bring credibility to the industry

Jiang  Zhihua, Bitmain’s Global Marketing Director

The first 16 participants enrolled for this quarter were inducted to ATA’s Maintenance Training Course in an opening Ceremony in Shenzhen where they will be trained by Bitmain’s Senior Engineers of the Antminer Brand.

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Egypt Might Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency

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A well-informed source in the Central Bank of Egypt told Al-Monitor (a popular online Middle Eastern news portal ) that CBE (Central Bank of Egypt) is currently studying the effects of cryptocurrencies and ways to regulate it. The source said that CBE might issue it’s own cryptocurrency in the near future.

If this turned out to be true, Egypt will be the fourth country in Middle East to issue its own official cryptocurrency. Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia and UAE announced that both countries will be implementing a new cross border payment system using cryptocurrency. The Turkish government revealed its upcoming plans to adapt blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Last month, the Central Bank of Egypt announced that it is working on a draft law for cryptocurrency related activities and banned creating, promoting or operating platforms for issuing or trading encrypted currency or cryptocurrency without obtaining the necessary licenses in advance.

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Armanino Begins Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

June G. Bauer

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Armanino accounting and consulting firm begins accepting cryptocurrency payments for its services. Armanino is one of the 25 largest accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S., It’s clients can pay using Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin.

Armanino has implemented a crypto onboarding service that includes preparing and consulting clients on the best practices for treasury, accounting, financial reporting, compliance and tax considerations, as well as the means to perform transactions in the new digital asset economy. 

About Armanino

Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business, from startup through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business.

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Five Australians Charged Over Cryptocurrency Scam

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Five Australians have been charged with fraud, cryptocurrency scam and money laundering after tricking more than 100 Australians into handing around $3 million in AUD.

Detectives from the Queensland Police’s Financial and Cyber Crime Group investigated an alleged criminal syndicate which handled several businesses selling cryptocurrency investments on the Gold Coast between 2017 and May 2019.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Financial and Cyber Crime Group swooped on the syndicate comprised of three men and two women as part of Operation Quebec Walnut in May and August this year.

Between 2017 and May 2019, the syndicate is said to have operated several business selling cryptocurrency investments in Exmount Holdings Group – a company that appeared legitimate. Source: 7news.com.au

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