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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 …


Crypto Learning Centers Thriving in Japan, Thailand, South Korea

Crypto Learning Centers Thriving in Japan, Thailand, South Korea

Asia is the world’s cryptocurrency hub and as a result, learning centers, courses, and crypto educational establishments are on the rise, with Japan, Thailand and South Korea showing the way, reports Bitcoin.com. It may not be surprising to find such centers in Japan, but they are increasing in number. In November of last year Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam accounted …


Economist Mohd El-Erian: Government Issued Cryptos Are the Future

Economist Mohd El-Erian: Government Issued Cryptos Are the Future

Renowned economist Mohamed El-Erian has said that he sees ”officially sanctioned” cryptocurrencies prominent in the future of government-issued currencies. As reported by Bitcoinist, El-Erian noted that the ability for government-issued cryptocurrencies to be successful lies in the trends of customers choosing to use cashless payment methods. “We are moving away from cash. Go to Sweden and you’ll see how fast,” El-Erian said, …


191 Bitcoins Confiscated by South Korean Supreme Court in Historic Ruling

191 Bitcoins Confiscated by South Korean Supreme Court in Historic Ruling

The Supreme Court of South Korea has confiscated 191 Bitcoins, worth approximately USD 1.43 million at time of writing, from the owner of a child pornography website. The 33-year old suspect referred to as ‘Ahn’ had been previously arrested and indicted in May 2014 for violation of the Protection of Children and Juveniles From Sexual Abuse Law. Ahn was also …


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