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Major Venezuelan Department Store Chain Accepts Cryptocurrency

The people of Venezuela have been forced to cope with an increasingly difficult economic situation in recent years. This has led to a loss of trust in government-issued fiat by the population in a way that many believe exemplifies the need for cryptocurrency. This may account for why a major Venezuelan department store chain accepts […]

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Islamic Countries Challenge USD ‘Sanctioning Tool’ With Planned Common Cryptocurrency

Islamic Countries Challenge 'Sanctioning Tool' Dollar With Planned Common CryptocurrencyMuslim countries around the world are planning to push back against the U.S. dollar’s long global dominance by creating a common digital currency for use in Islamic states. The dollar has evolved into a “sanctioning tool,” charged Erol Yarar, chairman of the Muslim-focused business lobby group International Business Forum (IBF). It has lost its purpose […]

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Israeli Central Bank to Hold off on Issuing Digital ‘E-Shekel’ Coin

Israeli Central Bank Decides Against Issuing a National CryptocurrencyA group under the Bank of Israel has published a report on a proposal to issue a national digital currency. The team, which was set up last November, has identified several potential advantages to the technology, but has advised the central bank not to act until other institutions throughout the world have done so first. […]

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Morgan Stanley Is Still Struggling to Understand Bitcoin

Like many late arrivals to cryptocurrency, Morgan Stanley doesn’t quite know what to make of bitcoin. The investment bank understands money, unless that money is peer-to-peer digital cash, in which case it struggles. Its latest report into the cryptocurrency ecosystem reveals its shifting stance on bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin.com Store Now Offers Hundreds of Top-Branded Gift […]

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Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible Intervention

Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible InterventionVisa chief executive officer Alfred Kelly has said that cryptocurrencies are not a significant threat to his company’s electronic payments hegemony. He nevertheless indicated that the legacy financial intermediary may move into handling cryptocurrency if there is an incentive to do so. Also Read: Japan Approves Self-Regulation of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Kelly: Cryptocurrency More a Commodity Than […]

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The Death of Hype, Amara’s Law and the Crypto-Anarchist Dream

The Death of Hype, Amara's Law, and the Crypto-Anarchist DreamThe hype surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrency has simmered to a dull roar. Last December, the markets spiked as traders drooled over the thought of lining their pockets. They believed they would be billionaires. They had erotic dreams of lambos, mansions, hookers and blow. Many of them embraced a get-rich-quick, shit-brained mentality. They put speculation over […]

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Former Russian Economics Minister Sees Huge Potential for Cryptocurrency

Former Russian Economics Minister Sees "Huge" Potential for CryptoHerman Gref, the former Russian minister of economics and trade and the current CEO of Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, recently articulated his expectation that cryptocurrency will have a profoundly transformative effect upon society in coming decades. Despite his longer-term outlook, Gref also expressed his belief that cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology still needs up to […]

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Report: Cryptocurrency Job Market Continues to Grow

Cryptocurrency Talent Continues to Be in High DemandGlassdoor, a California-based company that runs a recruiting and employer-review website, has published a report by its economic research department that shows growing demand for talent in the cryptocurrency industry, with U.S. job openings soaring by 300 percent year on year. Also Read: The Daily: Global Cryptocurrency M&As Rise, US Town Halts Mining Talent Search […]

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Bitcoin Distribution Process Was ‘Fairest’ Possible System, Study Claims

Bitcoin Distribution Process Was 'Fairest' Possible System, Study ClaimsDan Held, co-founder of Interchange, published a summary on Thursday about the perceived fairness of Satoshi Nakamoto’s initial distribution of bitcoins. The director of the institutional-grade cryptocurrency portfolio management service argues that the Bitcoin protocol’s earliest cryptocurrency distribution processes remain the most honest and equitable to date, particularly in comparison with the methods favored by […]

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Pushing the Boundaries of Economic Change: Bitcoin as a Medium of Exchange in Africa

Pushing The Boundaries Of Economic Change - Bitcoin As A Medium Of Exchange In AfricaBitcoin is pushing the boundaries of economic change in Africa. In East Africa, a new deal between digital currency exchange Bitpesa and a Japanese firm shows Kenyans are using bitcoin to pay for used Japanese cars, cosmetics and electrical gadgets. In Nigeria, Sure Remit is helping make cash transfers cheaper and in Zimbabwe, TV subscriptions, […]

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