Category Archives for "Crypto News"

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Are Hot Topics on Today’s Podcasts

Podcasts are becoming a popular tool for those looking for a soft introduction to cryptocurrency and blockchain tech.  Podcasting was once a relatively obscure idea. Currently, it’s one of the most common means of imparting news media and listening to commentary. It is estimated that at least 500,000 podcasts are active across the world right now, […]

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The Daily: Iran to Allow Mining Hardware Imports, Cyprus Creates Fintech Hub

The Daily Following a decision to recognize mining as an industry, the Islamic Republic of Iran is about to legalize the import of mining equipment. Also in The Daily, an executive at a leading Spanish bank insists cryptocurrencies are “perfect” and must be understood; trying to better understand the crypto space, Cyprus has set up […]

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Bank of America Charges Clients 6000 Times More in Fees Than Bitcoin

While Bitcoin critics claim the cryptocurrency is too expensive to use for transactions, data from Bank of America (BoA) shows traditional fiat transfers cost 6000 times as much. $90K Transfer: $45 With A Bank, 75 Cent With Bitcoin BoA, along with other domestic US institutions, makes use of the Federal Reserve’s money transfer network FedWire, […]

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Czech Prime Minister Accuses Pirate Party of Mining Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining became the subject of an unexpected political clash in the Czech Republic. The Prime Minister accused his opposition, the Czech Pirate Party, for doing nothing useful in the IT sector other than mining Bitcoin. Ordinary Political Skirmishes According to Czech publication Hospodářské Noviny (“Economic Journal”), Czech Pirate Party member Jakub Michalek questioned Prime […]

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Swiss Cafe Debuts ‘First Of Its Kind’ Bitcoin Lightning Network Orders

A cafe in Switzerland has become the first in the world to release a self-service shop which allows customers to order menu items using Bitcoin and the Lightning Network (LN). Coffee For (Lightning) Bitcoin energyKitchen, located in the country’s capital Bern, has begun offering coffee, drinks and food items via an online shop and QR […]

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Japanese Regulator Unveils Crypto Regulation Updates

Regulation Japan’s financial regulator has recently unveiled the current state of the crypto regulations in the country. Three crypto operators are currently being reviewed. With 160 companies wanting to enter the space, the regulator plans to add more personnel to help review new applicants. In addition, a self-regulatory plan for crypto exchanges has also been […]

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Elon Musk Gets Help From Dogecoin Creator Against Twitter Bots

Tesla creator Elon Musk sought help eradicating Twitter’s infamous bots from an unlikely source September 16, publicly asking Dogecoin founder Jackson Palmer for help. Palmer: Twitter ‘Should Automate’ Botnet Fix In an exchange Sunday, Palmer confirmed he had given code to Musk in order to prevent bots posting fake giveaway advertisements below his genuine tweets. […]

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Wyoming’s Crypto Cowboys: First State Hackathon Lures 27 Teams

News Over nearly three days on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, more than two dozen hacker teams competed for cash and prizes in the state’s first ever Wyohackathon: Breakin’ Through. Organized by the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, the event included speakers from industry luminaries, and all three of the state’s gubernatorial candidates made an […]

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Growing Number of Indian Crypto Exchanges Say Fiat Support Is Back Despite RBI Ban

Exchanges A growing number of crypto exchanges in India have announced the return of fiat deposit and withdrawal support despite the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. Several other exchanges in the country also allow their users to use Indian rupees to buy and cash out cryptocurrencies through their exchange-escrow peer-to-peer (P2P) […]

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Overstock to Offer Bitcoin for Sale After Acquiring Bitsy.com Biometric Wallet

News Medici Ventures, a blockchain/crypto specific division of Overstock.com, has acquired Bitsy.com in an effort to finally merge the worlds of online retail with decentralized, digital cash facilitated by the Bitsy’s new biometric wallet. The Crypto Winter, assuming it ends at some point, might be best defined by what companies in the space did to prepare […]

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