Airbnb, Uber Investor Believes “Everybody Should Put Something Into Crypto”
Jeffrey Wernick, an independent investor who claims to have begun purchasing bitcoin as early as 2009, recently advocated that “everybody should put something into crypto.” The investor also criticized the current financial system, describing cryptocurrency investment as sole viable means through which “a typical middle-class person [can] accumulate wealth.” Also Read: Major Bitcoin ETF Rejected by […]
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Exchanges Round-Up: CME Rejects Altcoins, Waves DEX Hacked on Launch
In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, the CEO of Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has indicated that the company has no intentions of introducing derivative markets for alternative cryptocurrencies in the near futures; Waves’ decentralized exchange was hacked upon launch; and the founder Pakcoin has attributed Pakistan’s slow rate of cryptocurrency adoption to low literacy […]
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Officials in South Africa Propose VAT-Exemption for Bitcoin Trades
Cryptocurrencies are becoming more prevalent to residents living in South Africa and over the past year bitcoin interest stemming from the region has grown exponentially. Furthermore, just recently the South African Treasury has proposed a few amendments that apply to the country’s Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) and how cryptocurrencies are taxed. According to regional […]
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Telegram Launches Passport Service for ICO Verification
Messaging service Telegram launched a new crypto-oriented feature on Thursday. Telegram Passport is a “unified authorization method for services that require personal identification”. KYC for ICOs in other words, which the Russian chat platform names as one of its intended use cases for Passport. Documents will be secured by end-to-end encryption, and Telegram has promised […]
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Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps From Play Store
In the Google’s latest move against virtual currencies, cryptocurrency mining apps have been banned from the Google Play Store. Despite the ban, Google has indicated that it will continue to permit mining apps that mine for cryptocurrency from outside of a device, such as cloud-based mining. Also Read: Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles Q2, Lawyer Predicts […]
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PR: Bringing the Blockchain Conference and Luxury Cruising Together – Coinsbank’s 3rd Blockchain Cruise
If you thought blockchain events were all skinny men in dark, dusty rooms, think again. Coinsbanks is once more bringing luxury travel and blockchain together on Coinsbank’s third Blockchain Cruise from September 7-11th, 2018. The cruise, which has previously sailed the crystal waters of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, this time takes passengers to the ultimate Old World summer destinations - the vessel departs exciting Barcelona, makes stops in glamorous Monte Carlo and of course, tops it off with a beach party in the destination to end all beach parties, Ibiza, before making its way back to Monte Carlo. Passengers can also rest easy at the height of glamour knowing that Coinsbank has spared no expense and the entire vessel is reserved for the cruise.
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You Can Become a Citizen of Antigua and Barbuda for Less Than 13 BTC
The parliament of Antigua and Barbuda has amended the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme Act to accept payments in the form of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. With Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship by way of investment into its National Development Fund having been reduced to a cost of $100,000 USD last year, the price of citizenship […]
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BCH PLS: Lil Windex Earns 1 Million Views for “Bitcoin Ca$h” Video
Canadian rap artist Lil Windex has scored a legitimate, platinum hit with his track “Bitcoin Ca$h”. In only four months since its drop, the video has passed 1,000,000 views on Youtube alone – not counting downloads or streams. His accomplishment is particularly impressive because he managed to succeed in an extended crypto bear market. Also […]
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Indian Government-Appointed Commission Recognizes Crypto as Means of Payment
The law commission established by the order of the Indian government has issued a report recognizing cryptocurrency as a means of payment. This is reportedly the first time that a body appointed by the government admitted cryptocurrencies have value and can be used in transactions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Government-Appointed Body […]
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The Daily: Twitter Blocks Bots Mimicking Musk, Coinvault Hackers Sentenced
In Friday’s edition of The Daily, Twitter has taken measures against crypto scammers imitating the profile of Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and a Dutch court has sentenced the operators of the Coinvault ransomware. Also, crypto has been labeled as ‘junk’ by Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, and Wirex has reported $2 million worth of XRP deposited […]
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