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  1. Trading on a Bitcoin exchange

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    Michael Gronager, Chief Operating Officer, of Payward Inc, the startup behind the biggest Euro to Bitcoin exchange, kraken.com gives his vision of the crypto-future and explains why Payward Inc uses Luxembourg's data centres for its critical and secure services in Europe.

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  2. Financing an Oscar winning film in Luxembourg

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    Six months after winning an Oscar for the short animation "Mr Hublot", producer/director Laurent Witz talks to LFF about how he succeeded in financing this ambitious project. The film, produced by Luxembourg based " ZEILT productions, was supported by the Luxembourg Film Fund, and was a Franco-Luxembourg production. The 3D animation tells the story of "Mr Hublot", an OCD character made of mechanical parts scared of the outside world but who soon sees his world turned upside down when an invasive robot pet moves in with him.

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  3. Luxembourg to become European virtual currency hub

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    The continuing rise of Bitcoin and other virtual and digital currencies could offer Luxembourg the opportunity to become the European hub for the new global digital economy, according to Patrick Murck, General Counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation.

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  4. Fitch Affirms Luxembourg at 'AAA' with stable outlook

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    On 18 July 2014, the rating agency Fitch confirmed its rating on Luxembourg's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at AAA with Stable Outlooks. Luxembourg continues to benefit from the best credit rating from the three major rating agencies: S&P, Moody's and Fitch.

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  5. Luxembourg Sukuk Bill passes into Law

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    On the 9th of July 2014, the Luxembourg Parliament has approved the draft law 6631 on a sale and buy-back transaction of real estate assets necessary to issue an Islamic finance bond. By obtaining parliamentary approval, the Ministry of Finance has now paved the way to the issuance of the "Sukuk" transaction which is a milestone in the continuous development of Islamic finance in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

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  6. Fintec takes center stage at ICT Spring

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    ICT Spring, one of Europe’s longest running and largest tech events, is taking place in Luxembourg. This year’s event is taking a finance oriented turn, titled “Innovating the Customer Experience". As such, it is exploring the innovative business models, cutting edge technology and pioneering customer channels that are transforming the FinTech sector by taking new financial services directly to consumers. 

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