French Tobacco Retailers to Sell Bitcoin Gift Cards Despite Regulatory Issues

French Tobacco Retailers to Sell Bitcoin Gift Cards Despite Regulatory Issues

Tobacco shops in France are now going to offer Bitcoin vouchers despite possible backlash from the authorities. Paris-based fintech company KeplerK has recently signed a contract with six tobacco centers in Paris, who are expected to have bitcoin vouchers from now on. These vouchers are similar to the gift cards offered by retailers. Using  KeplerK’s […]

Canada Debates Crypto Campaign Donations as Elections Loom

Canada Debates Crypto Campaign Donations as Elections Loom

With the Canadian General Election scheduled for later this year, Elections Canada, the body responsible for overseeing federal political fundraising, is polling the relevant parties on the question of whether campaign contributions could be allowed in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Elections Canada have posted online that “with interest in cryptocurrency on the rise, political entities […]

Brazilian Crypto Expert Rejects Tulip Bubble Comparison

Brazilian Crypto Expert Rejects Tulip Bubble Comparison

Brazilian Bitcoin pioneer Samuel Maurer has claimed that Bitcoin cannot be compared to the Tulip bubble. Maurer regards this debate as an “outdated matter”, believing that even if the most seasoned economists want to draw analogies, there is no similarity between the Bitcoin and a tulip bubble. Usually, in mainstream media and economic expert’s circles, […]

90-Year-Old Hong Kong Billionaire “Superman” Backs Bakkt

90-Year-Old Hong Kong Billionaire "Superman" Backs Bakkt

The owner of venture capital firm Horizon Ventures, Li Ka-shing, has become the latest proponent of cryptocurrency platform Bakkt investing heavily in Bitcoin. Bitcoin backers abound around the world but experience wise with his 90 years, Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, known affectionally as Superman, is way up there. The Bakkt project has delayed its launch […]

VeriBlock Fingered for Taking Free Rides on Bitcoin

VeriBlock Fingered for Taking Free Rides on Bitcoin

Bitcoin developers have been scratching their heads recently, noticing a large number of OP_RETURN transactions on the blockchain over the past few days. OP_RETURN is a type of Bitcoin transaction that is used for embedding data into the blockchain. The culprit, according to analysts, has been a new blockchain project called VeriBlock, one that piggybacks […]

Glitch in UAE’s Beam Wallet Gives Users Jitters

Glitch in UAE's Beam Wallet Gives Users Jitters

Cryptocurrency hard wallets are regarded as an extremely safe way of storing cryptocurrency these days, but when they go wrong, such as happened with Beam Wallet recently, users become nervous. Beam Wallet is a tech company which allows UAE customers access to goods and services via their phones, tapping into its wallet application. A critical […]

Crypto vs Gold Debate Heats Up at Israeli Conference

Crypto vs Gold Debate Heats Up at Israeli Conference

American computer scientist and cryptographer Nick Szabo has suggested that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin will begin to be used far more frequently as rescue packages for struggling economies, particularly in nations hit by sanctions, and that gold will be heavily supplemented by cryptocurrency in the future. Countries currently facing sanctions from the US alone include […]

US Energy Department Fuels Universities with $4.8 Million Blockchain Funding

US Energy Department Fuels Universities with $4.8 Million Blockchain Funding

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has said that it will be backing universities’ research and development projects, including blockchain, up to the tune of USD 4.8 million. The funding comes from the Office of Fossil Energy under the University Training and Research initiative, which normally funds projects that show the potential to bring advancement to […]

BitcoinNews.com Market Analysis 10th January 2019:

Bitcoin Market Analysis 10th January 2019

Prior to today’s crash, the weekly candle for BTC/USD closed at a price of USD 4,168. The price was traded in the 10% range. The previous week was passive in trade. Compared with the week since 17 December, last week, the size of the candle and the volume is almost three times smaller. Buyers have […]

Wall Street Observes Bullish Trend in OTC Crypto Trading

With Wall Street pretty much sitting on the fence last year and major players pulling back from the brink when it comes to cryptocurrency, reports from New York’s banking hub seem to indicate that the crypto trade is gaining fresh impetus. Many see large-scale investment being re-examined in 2019 after being scared off by Bitcoin’s […]