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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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Blockchain And Gamification – A Match Made in Heaven

Bitcoinist.net · January 3, 2018 · 1:30 pm Gamification, the act of layering game-like features onto a platform, is a powerful tool when combined with blockchain technology. Marketing paradigms in the online world shift so rapidly that it’s hard even for professionals to discern which channels are best for reaching certain target audiences. As old […]

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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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The Guardian’s share tips for 2018 | Business

Bitcoin was the name on investors’ lips by the end of 2017, the cryptocurrency soaring 14-fold in 12 months of volatile trading. But it was also a good year for traditional investments, with US and European markets hitting new highs. Further signs of improvement in the global economy proved a positive factor, while Wall Street […]

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Bitcoin, Why You Should Own a Bit

The crisis of 2008, which nearly crippled the financial world, was a loud and clear warning that our financial system had become a house of cards. Its integrity depended on the continued solvency of over-leveraged financial institutions. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article At the time, I was working as a Senior Data Architect in […]

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