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Crypto World Cup Day 19

Day 19 of the Crypto World Cup is over, and so is the fourth day of the round of 16. 

The games today were definitely something else. While the score count remained low, the matches saw other things occur that made up for that. However, those things weren’t necessarily all good. 

Let’s dive in. If you missed it, here’s who is playing in the round of 16. 

Check Out the Results and Highlights of Today’s Games 

Match 1: Willy Woo 1-0 David Schwartz 

This match was a tough one. For the most part, the game was working in favor of David Schwartz. He dominated possession and had more shots on goal than Willy Woo. The exact difference was 18 to 12. 

Despite all of this, David Schwartz was not able to break through the defense of Willy Woo. 

Still, Willy Woo wasn’t able to kick-start its own offense until the 66th minute. And even then, the goal boiled down to the fact that the ball deflected off David Schwartz and went in. 

>>> Day 18 of the Crypto World Cup 

At the end of the day, David Schwartz could be considered the real winner. He dominated the game, and the deciding goal went in under unfortunate circumstances. That said, even though Willy Woo didn’t create chances or dominate possession – like David – he got the job done. At this stage of the tournament, that’s all you want, really. 

Match 2: Justin Sun 1 (4) – 1 (3) Warren Buffet 

Well, that was an aggressive game. And an intense game. Basically, it hit us all in the feels. 

The first half was dominated by Justin Sun, but the game was scoreless when the halftime whistle blew. In the half, Warren Buffet was all over Justin Sun, throwing shoulders, and, at one point, a headbutt. He was handed yellow card after yellow card.

In the second half, Warren Buffet did not shy away from the tackles, which ultimately led to his downfall. In the 57th minute, Buffet pulled down Justin Sun in the box, rewarding the latter with a penalty. Justin Sun curled the ball into the net, making the game 1-0. 

And then it happened. Justin Sun fans around the world collapsed to their knees (literally and figuratively) when, in the 93rd minute, Warren Buffet scored on a corner, making the score 1-1. The game was forced to go into overtime. 

Overtime did nothing. The game moved onto shootouts, and that’s where it ended. Justin Sun won the shootouts 4-3. 

God Save the Queen, Justin Sun prevails!

The Crypto World Cup Takeaway: 

Check back tomorrow for more World Cup match results. Who do you think is going to go all the way? 

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Blockchain in Switzerland | Blockchain will “Penetrate” it’s Entire Economy

Blockchain in Switzerland: It seems that blockchain technology is expected to infiltrate Switzerland’s economy even more-so. Already, the Alpine nation has been known as quite the hot-spot for all things cryptocurrency. But this time it seems that the technology behind blockchain specifically, allows for a real push in technological advancement for the nation.

Johann N. Schneider-Ammann on Blockchain in Switzerland

At the Crypto Valley Conference in Bern, Swiss Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, stated:

“Hardly anyone still doubts that blockchain will penetrate our entire economy.”

A transcript from the event was published by the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research today, June 21. Schneider-Ammann is one of seven of the countries collective heads of state.

He furthered: “We need to put even greater emphasis on digitalization and technology in schools. We need more IT specialists (not to mention Blockchain experts). And we need more research projects and professorships in this field.”

It seems the reason for his surety lies in the technological advancement blockchain would mean for the country. Though much is still to be discovered about the technology, its educational benefits will be a “decisive factor” for its implementation. 

What’s So Hot About Switzerland?

Switzerland is already known as quite the hot-spot for business and in more recent years; crypto-related business. It has also been somewhat ahead of the crypto-game: Zurich (the nation’s Capital) set up its first Bitcoin ATM four years ago (before 2017’s massive popularity surge), its national rail company has since 2016 allowed the purchase of virtual currency at over 1,000 distributors across Switzerland and according to financial watchdog Finma, in 2017 six of the world’s biggest ICO’s ever took place. Four of those were in Switzerland. 

And then there’s Zug.

Zug is a small city outside of Zurich, which has a very business-friendly taxation scheme and as a result houses tens-of-thousands of companies inclusive of the famous “CryptoValley”. It is currently home to over 200 blockchain companies including Ethereum’s foundation. Zug has also since 2016 accepted Bitcoin payments for council services and its first blockchain-based municipal vote is expected to happen very soon (June 25-July 1 more specifically). 

So it’s clear that Switzerland has been highly supportive of the cryptocurrency sphere and the technology that underpins it – blockchain. 

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It’s not all fun and games though. Schneider-Ammann is aware that moving forward in such a space, requires diligent regulations and the need for a “Blockchain Task Force” spear-headed by himself:

“But just to be clear, a good economic framework doesn’t mean giving carte blanche! Abuses must also be consistently prevented in the new digital world. And businesses need legal certainty. Otherwise, investment will be withheld.”

Who’s to know what the future will bring for blockchain in Switzerland. It seems the country and the technology will be moving in the right direction. 

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