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Estonia’s $2.3M Platform Supports ‘Northern Crypto Paradise’ Tag

Estonia's $2.3M Platform Supports 'Northern Crypto Paradise' Tag

With the news that an Estonian invite-only entrepreneurs’ community has raised USD 2.3 million to develop a “founders to founders” skill-sharing platform, Estonia continues to make its mark on the crypto space in the region. Estonian World reported that the new platform, Lift99, aims to “build an online community of influencers and startup talents to lead this revolution. As the E-residency …


Venezuela Bans Imports of Crypto Mining Rigs

Venezuela Bans Imports of Crypto Mining Rigs

The government of Venezuela has banned the importation of cryptocurrency mining equipment, including graphics processing units (GPUs) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). The law changes were made in April and since then customs has been seizing cryptocurrency mining equipment at seaports and airports. Carlos Vegas, the Superintendent of Cryptoactives and Other Related Venezuelan Activities, has implied that this ban is …


Over 25 Million Blockchain.info Bitcoin Wallets Created

Over 25 Million Blockchain.info Bitcoin Wallets Created

Blockchain.info has hit a milestone this past week with users of the online Bitcoin wallet service having created more than 25 million wallets. This is by far the most out of any online Bitcoin wallet service; Coinbase, a major Bitcoin exchange based in the United States, has 13 million in comparison. The Blockchain.info wallet service can easily be used on …


Trump’s New Trade Tariffs Could Kick Start Bitcoin

Trump's New Trade Tariffs Could Kick Start Bitcoin

As US president Donald Trump shocks the world with his surprise steel and aluminum tariffs targeted at Canadian, Mexican and EU markets, Bitcoin markets could be the beneficiary, according to Forbes. The response from Canada, the UK, France, and Mexico has been one of surprise and total indignation, pointing to the possibility of a trade crisis between the nations involved. …


Bittrex to Offer Select Clients US Dollar Pairs

Bittrex to Offer Select Clients US Dollar Pairs

US-based cryptocurrency exchange platform Bittrex has confirmed a partnership with several financial institutions that will allow select clients in the US to pair BTC/USD, as well as connect pairs for ‘stablecoins’ Tether and TrueUSD. As reported by Bloomberg, the agreement will allow for now predominantly corporate clients in a limited number of states to purchase the nearly 200 digital tokens offered …


eltoo to Improve Lightning Network

eltoo to Improve Lightning Network

Several Lightning Network developers have released a paper titled ‘eltoo: A Simple Layer 2 Protocol For Bitcoin’ that outlines improvements to Bitcoin’s latest scalability upgrade, Lightning Network. Christian Decker and Rusty Russel from Blockstream as well as Olaoluwa Osuntokun from Lightning Labs co-authored the paper. eltoo is derived from the pronunciation of L2, an acronym for layer 2, which stands for …


Huobi Crypto Exchange Enters Brazil

Huobi Crypto Exchange Enters Brazil

The Huobi cryptocurrency exchange has set up an office in Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, and has announced its intent to enter the Brazilian market, according to an interview with Coindesk. Employees from Huobi were seen distributing their cards and talking to well-known industry leaders at a local cryptocurrency event in Sao Paulo. On LinkedIn, Huobi is seeking to hire …


Wall St Millennials Crack Crypto Fortunes: Banker Starts New Life Firewalking

Wall St Millennials Crack Crypto Fortunes: Banker Starts New Life Firewalking

Millennials are leaving behind the world of private equity and hedge funds, and jumping off the Wall Street merry-go-round for a new life because they’ve already made their money on cryptocurrency, writes EFC. At least three staff members at New York’s Goldman Sachs have reported that it was time to move and start a new life, having made their own …


Brisbane Airport Lets You Buy Before You Fly with Crypto

Brisbane Airport Lets You Buy Before You Fly with Crypto

Australia’s Brisbane International Airport has announced that it is to introduce cryptocurrency payments at its terminal, according to News BTC. Brisbane airport has teamed up with Australian crypto travel company TravelByBit, which designs tourist routes and provides selected providers with a digital currency payment platform. The airport will use the platform to enable flyers to use Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash and …


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