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Representatives from Federal Reserve of St. Louis Write in Favor of Cryptocurrencies

Economy & Regulation Aleksander Berentsen and Fabian Schär of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have recently published an article that emphasizes many of the benefits of cryptocurrencies. The article states “that cryptoassets are well suited to become an important asset class,” in addition to offering praise regarding a number of the major applications […]

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Qtum Forges Ahead with Development of Its x86 Virtual Machine and Expanded Network — Bitcoin Magazine

Qtum is on the move with the announcement of a partnership with Baofeng to begin running 50,000 full Qtum nodes and an upcoming x86 VM to support multiple languages for smart contracts. Qtum is a hybrid of Bitcoin and Ethereum that is based on proof-of-stake consensus instead of proof of work, and is compatible with […]

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Metropolitan Bank Denies Ceasing Cryptocurrency-Related International Wires

News Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the company Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp (NYSE: MCB) allegedly ceasing international cryptocurrency transfers. The bank is well known for being called the “Bitcoin Bank” and responded today to “erroneous statements” made by the media. Also read: French Entrepreneur’s Case to Overturn the Bitlicense Dismissed Various Reports State the ‘Bitcoin Bank’ […]

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Ripple Just Silenced Its Critics With MoneyGram Partnership

Samuel Rae · January 11, 2018 · 2:15 pm Ripple just announced a major new partnership with MoneyGram that will see the latter pilot xRapid and XRP. When leading cryptocurrency price aggregation site CoinMarketCap removed South Korean exchanges from its price calculations earlier this week, the prices of many of the major assets in the […]

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Cut Off? Here Are 7 Different Bitcoin Debit Card Services and Fees

Reviews Just recently we reported on European bitcoin users having issues with their loadable bitcoin debit cards. Even though some of these businesses are having a few issues, there are many cryptocurrency debit cards available all around the world. Also read: Visa Veto Leaves Several European Cryptocurrency Cards Locked Out Since 2015 Bitcoin-Based Debit Cards Have […]

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Wallet Developers Express Security Concerns Over BitPay’s Payment Protocol Policy

On December 14, 2017, BitPay announced a first step toward enforcing the payment protocol: All orders of the BitPay Card will require payments from Payment Protocol-compatible wallets, such as BitPay’s own wallet and a few others. This announcement came after an initial notice in November 2017, when BitPay first announced that BitPay invoices would soon […]

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Ethereum Over $1000 and $100B Market Cap, BTC Dominance at 32% Record Low

Markets and Prices This day might be remembered in the history books as a major milestone for cryptocurrency diversification or as another colossal indicator of the altcoin bubble. There are now three cryptocurrencies with over a $100 billion market cap each. Bitcoin, ethereum (ETH) and ripple (XRP) are worth today a combined total of about […]

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Nomura Analysts Think Bitcoin Is Making Japanese People Spend More

Samuel Rae · January 3, 2018 · 6:30 pm Here’s a look at Nomura’s suggestion that bitcoin is translating to a wealth effect in Japan. During the first half of 2017 and, indeed, throughout the majority of the preceding two years, the majority of volume in the bitcoin space was rooted in China. The Asian […]

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