China Adopts Security Standards for Blockchain Applications in the Financial Sector

China Adopts Security Standards for Blockchain Applications in the Financial SectorKeeping the focus on blockchain development, banking authorities in China have issued a set of rules pertaining to the secure application of crypto-related technologies in the financial sphere. The new standards, the first of this kind, are to guide the work of developers and service providers operating in the industry. Also read: China Issues Digital […]

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Shopify Joins Libra While Quitter Vodafone Advertises Bitcoin on Facebook

Shopify Joins Libra While Quitter Vodafone Advertises Bitcoin on FacebookFacebook’s coin project, Libra, continues to draw attention despite setbacks, including a shrinking pool of backers and a growing number of worried regulators. But now with JP Morgan seeing potential for the social network’s cryptocurrency and e-commerce giant Shopify joining the Libra Association, its chances might have improved. Although, assuring governments that Libra won’t undermine […]

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Brave Challenges Google’s Advertising Power Before the UK Competition Watchdog

Brave Challenges Google’s Advertising Power Before the UK Competition WatchdogThe company behind the privacy-oriented browser Brave has set out to convince regulators in the U.K. to end Google’s advertising monopoly in the digital space. In a filing with the country’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Brave puts forward recommendations on how to “neutralize” the tech giant’s “unfair data advantage.” Also read: Google Executive From […]

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How to Find Your Nearest Bitcoin ATM

How to Find the Nearest Bitcoin ATM to Your Location and Learn About Its FeaturesCryptocurrency markets have experienced a few intensive weeks since the start of the year that took prices to 2020 highs in mid-February. The overall bullish sentiment is attracting more interest towards the crypto space. There are many ways to get started with Bitcoin but one the most accessible options is to find an ATM supporting […]

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In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System Pix

In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System PixBanco Central do Brasil has started testing a new payment network with the promise to offer Brazilians near instant transactions and many new services. Portrayed as a response to Bitcoin, the Pix system will be mandatory for major financial institutions to ensure wide coverage. The project aims to limit the use of paper money and […]

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Central Bank of China Pumps 300 Billion Yuan Into Financial System, Cuts Loan Rates

Central Bank of China Pumps 300 Billion Yuan Into Financial System, Cuts Loan RatesThe Chinese government has taken multiple steps so far to contain the economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic, including interest rate cuts and financial injections worth billions of yuan. It did it again this week, extending the monetary easing provided by the central bank. With the budget under pressure, however, there are indications that Beijing […]

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Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend Cryptocurrencies

Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend CryptocurrenciesHigher prices since the start of the year have been restoring popular interest in cryptocurrencies. Google searches for “bitcoin” have increased since December to about half of those registered in June last year. There’s one country that sticks out as a benchmark for the indicator. Nigeria has consistently topped the chart in the past 12 […]

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Bitcoin ATMs Grow in Number Reaching Almost 7,000 in Operation Around the World

Bitcoin ATMs Grow in Number Reaching Almost 7,000 in Operation Around the WorldATMs supporting digital coins have increased parallel to the predominant trend on cryptocurrency markets since the beginning of 2020. With over 400 new devices added in January, the global total is now closing on the 7,000 mark. The sector has seen exponential growth in the past three years. Also read: Bitcoin.com Partners With Mecon Cash, […]

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Tax Rules Hit Brazilian Crypto Exchanges, Forcing Trading Platforms Acesso Bitcoin and Latoex Out of Business

Tax Rules Hit Brazilian Crypto Exchanges, Forcing Trading Platforms Acesso Bitcoin and Latoex Out of BusinessTax regulations implemented even before dedicated legislation has been adopted have hit Brazilian cryptocurrency exchanges. Digital asset brokers failing to comply with the new reporting requirements face fines and the stricter rules are hurting smaller platforms, which are shutting down due to dwindling trading volumes. Also read: Tax Agents ‘Confiscate’ Bitcoin From Criminal but Keep […]

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