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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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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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A Decade After Lehman Brothers Died: Mises, Satoshi, Bitcoin, and Wall Street Worship

Op-Ed September 15, 2018 brings the post-industrial financial world to a ten-year milestone. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was officially shuttered on this day in 2008, rocking the entire planet. The event occurred just 110 days before a revolution its collapse helped to spawn: Bitcoin. A little-known economic philosopher, Ludwig von Mises, tried to warn many years […]

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Bitpay CCO Holds Pessimistic Outlook for Altcoins

Altcoins In a recent interview, Sonny Singh, the chief commercial officer (CCO) of Bitpay, Inc, shared his outlook for the cryptocurrencies, emphasizing his optimism for the bitcoin markets, whilst also espousing a grim outlook for altcoins. Also Read: Bittrex to Launch Crypto Exchange in Malta Next Month “Big Entrants” Coming to Crypto Next Year – Sonny […]

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Canadian Regulated Bitcoin Trust Achieves Mutual Fund Trust Status

Finance A Canadian regulated bitcoin trust has achieved the mutual fund trust status, allowing eligible investors to invest in the trust through government-sponsored tax-efficient investment plans. The investment is approved by the Ontario Securities Commission and the British Columbia Securities Commission.  Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Mutual Fund Trust […]

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Abra App Launches Support for Bitcoin Cash Deposits and Withdrawals

Wallets Users of the cryptocurrency exchange and wallet app Abra can now make deposits and withdrawals to their accounts with bitcoin cash (BCH). Bill Barhydt, the founder and CEO of the company, also published a video chat with Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver about bitcoin cash. Also Read: The Daily: Shapeshift Shuts Down Prism, Jamie Dimon Wants […]

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