The Daily: Coinbase Expands Gift Card Program, Facebook Seeks Blockchain Talent

The Daily: Coinbase Expands Gift Card Program, Facebook Seeks Blockchain TalentIn Tuesday’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about an electronic gift card program that Coinbase is extending to the U.S. market, new job offerings from Facebook that hint at the company’s blockchain plans, and an investment in the field from Unicef. Also Read: US Law Professor: Confusing Cryptocurrency Regulations Will Hamper Innovation Coinbase […]

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Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Tax Cuts for Crypto Users and Traders

Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Tax Cuts for Cryptocurrency Users and TradersA Japanese lawmaker has proposed four changes to Japan’s tax law to benefit crypto users and traders as well as widen the adoption of cryptocurrency in the country. The current tax rate of 55 percent could be lowered to 20 percent while crypto-to-crypto trading and small payments could be exempt from taxation. Also read: Indian Supreme […]

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Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto Investment

Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto InvestmentDespite the market slump, the head of а village council in Ukraine has managed to earn profit from a cryptocurrency investment he made on behalf of the residents of the Elizavetovka, Dnipropetrovsk region. Earlier this year, Maxim Golosnoy bought a small amount of cryptocurrency using his own savings and has recently distributed dividends to the […]

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Sentiment Analysis Service Predicoin Launches for Cryptocurrency Traders

Sentiment Analysis Tool Predicoin Launches for Cryptocurrency TradersKeeping abreast of cryptocurrencies means frequently browsing and interpreting vast amounts of content from various online sources. As the crypto markets expands and matures, information overload becomes a problem. Astute traders are increasingly seeking crypto-specific tools that can distill the noisy input data into quality insights. Predicoin is one such potential solution. Also read: Meet […]

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Fundraiser Aims to Raise $1M in Cryptocurrencies for Venezuelans

Fundraiser Aims to Raise $1M in Cryptocurrencies for VenezuelansA cryptocurrency “airdrop” fundraiser has been launched to help Venezuelans. People are donating funds via a number of different coins to the citizens of the crisis-stricken South American nation — many of whom are refugees. Also read: Venezuelans Remain Skeptical After President Maduro Raises Petro’s Value Donate Coins to People in Need Launched by Airtm, a […]

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Steady Rise in Small Businesses Accepting Bitcoin Payments in Kenya

Steady Rise in Small Businesses Accepting Bitcoin Payments in KenyaKenyan health services provider Health Land Spa has started taking BTC and other cryptocurrencies as a means of payment with a view to increasing accountability and averting losses. Across East Africa, cryptocurrency acceptance is on the rise, with at least two restaurants in Uganda and Kenya selling food for virtual currencies. Also read: Wirex Introduces Iban […]

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PBOC Deputy Governor Calls STOs ‘Illegal Financial Activity’

Local media has reported that the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has banned security token offerings (STOs). Pan Gongsheng, a deputy governor of the PBOC, has mobilized the same rhetoric used with regard to initial coin offerings (ICOs) in describing STOs, accusing security token offerings of comprising “illegal financial activity.” Also Read: Federal Agents Told This […]

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