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Nature Abhors a Vacuum: Why Trump’s Proposed Negative Rates Bode Well for Bitcoin

In a recent tweet, U.S. president Donald Trump delved into an explosive, all-caps-loaded mini-rant about the necessity of getting “interest rates down to ZERO, or less.” The bombastic politician stressed the need for America to refinance its debt, trailing off…

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Crypto Facilitates Money Transfer for Restricted China

Crypto is not illegal in China, but it is illegal for banks and financial institutions to deal in crypto. It’s also illegal for nationals to send over $50,000 in fiat money in a day, without government permission. Restrictive banking regulations,…

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Local.Bitcoin.com Gathers 56K Accounts and $200M Worth of Trades Initiated

Three months ago, Bitcoin.com launched its over-the-counter BCH marketplace on June 4. Since then, Local.Bitcoin.com has aggregated more than 56,000 accounts, gathering traders from all over the world executing thousands of BCH trade offers. Also Read: Plans to Build $50M…

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Big Banks Won’t Touch Crypto Clients – But These Smaller Banks Will

Cryptocurrencies undoubtedly bring new business opportunities. The expanding industry around digital assets and its customers need more and more services that traditional sectors can provide. Banking is often a bottleneck in the crypto space as most traditional institutions are still…

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CME’s BTC Index Provider CF Benchmarks Wins EU License

British Financial Conduct Authority granted a license under the European Benchmarks Regulation to CME Group’s Bitcoin index provider CF Benchmarks. CF Benchmarks, CME Group’s Bitcoin (BTC) index provider, received a benchmark license under the European Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR). On…

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BlockFi Clients Can Now Start Earning Interest On Any Amount of Crypto

New York-based cryptocurrency lending company, BlockFi, announced that its clients will no longer need to meet a minimum deposit amount to earn interest on crypto. Clients of BlockFi, a cryptocurrency lending company, will now be able to start earning interest…

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Major BTC ATM Network Garners $1.5 Million From Xpring and New VC Fund

Coinme, a global leader in cryptocurrency ATMs, has announced $1.5 million in funding from Ripple’s Xpring and the Blockchain Finance Fund. Ripple’s Xpring and Blockchain Finance Fund have invested $1.5 million in Seattle-based crypto ATM startup Coinme. Coinme secures $1.5…

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After Multiple False Starts, Venezuela May Have Its First Bitcoin ATM

According to data from Coin ATM Radar, Venezuela has finally gotten its first Bitcoin ATM in a small town near the Colombian border. According to data by Coin ATM Radar, Venezuela has finally gotten its very first Bitcoin ATM. Multiple…

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The Company Behind Zcash Announces Proposed Solution to Trusted Setup

The Electric Coin Company has announced Halo, a proposed cryptographic solution to the trusted setup flaw in Zcash. Electric Coin Company (ECC), which launched and supports the development of privacy-coin Zcash recently published a paper called: Halo: Recursive Proof Composition…

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Startup Particl Reveals Marketplaces Creation and Management Feature

Privacy-focused blockchain software project Particl has announced a market management option that allows vendors to create and manage stores for specific audiences. Privacy-focused blockchain software project Particl has announced a market management option that allows vendors to create and manage…

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