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Wikimedia Foundation Partners with Bitpay to Expand Crypto Payments

Wikimedia Foundation Partners with Bitpay to Expand Crypto Payments

The American non-profit and charitable organization behind Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, has partnered with BitPay, a leading company providing Bitcoin payment processing services for merchants. The partnership will allow the foundation, which has already provided a Bitcoin donations capability to the multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia, to now add BCH donations through BitPay. BitPay’s chief commercial officer, Sonny Singh, who predicted at the …


SBI Group Pumps $15 Million into Blockchain Smart Card Wallet

SBI Group Pumps $15 Million into Blockchain Smart Card Wallet

Tokyo-based financial service company SBI Group has invested the sum of USD 15 million into blockchain smart card wallet producer Tangem. Custom forms of Tangem blockchain cards available soon. Antenna qualification testing in process.#blockchain #blockchaintechnology #crypto pic.twitter.com/1raqSXCd4C — Tangem (@Tangem) November 29, 2018 Tangem has been known to be among a few in the industry pioneering the production of hardware …


UN Report Praises Crypto as “New Frontier” of Global Finance

UN Report Praises Crypto as "New Frontier" of Global Finance

The United Nations (UN) year-end report has called Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies the “new frontier” in global finance with massive potential to revolutionize business. Even before the release of the World Economic and Social Survey 2018, it remains no secret that the International Assembly has already invested heavily in blockchain through the International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF). The UN itself is …


A New Generation of Bitcoin Baby Boomers Starts With Two Week Old Investor

It’s a well-known fact that millennials are major investors when it comes to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but  Izabella Bowles has broken completely new ground becoming a Bitcoin hodler at the young age of two weeks. Thanks to a cleverly worded ad in the UK’s flagship daily The Times by her father Peter, CEO at Dynamo PR, an award-winning tech …


“AirdropVenezuela” Recruits Steve Hank as Ally in Plan for Poverty-Stricken Nation

"AirdropVenezuela" Recruits Steve Hank as Ally in Plan for Poverty-Stricken Nation

Hyperinflation expert Steve Hanke has teamed up with a Mexico City-based blockchain powered currency platform in order to get financial aid to Venezuelans. Hanke, also a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, and AirTM, will work together on project “AirdropVenezuela”, which hopes to raise cryptocurrency donations up to USD1 million. Once raised, the funds will then be released …


Cameroon Separatists Raise Funds Through ICO

A Cameroon separatist movement has taken the unexpected steps to raise funds through an ICO in order to promote its political causes. Ambazonia, also known as Amba Land, is a self-declared state consisting of the Anglophone portions of Cameroon which previously comprised Southern Cameroons. In 2017, the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Consortium United Front (SCACUF) unilaterally declared Ambazonia to be independent, …


Overstock, First to Pay Tax in Ohio Using Bitcoin

Overstock, First to Pay Tax in Ohio Using Bitcoin

As the tax season approaches, popular US-based online retailer Overstock has said in a press release on 3 January that it will be the first US company to pay some of its Commercial Activities Tax (CAT) to the Ohio State in Bitcoin. According to the press release, the payment will be done through the “state’s new cryptocurrency taxpayer platform, OhioCrypto.com,” …


Crimean Blockchain Cluster Attractive to Foreign Investors, Says Muradov

Crimean Blockchain Cluster Attractive to Foreign Investors, Says Muradov

A press release published today by major local news media RIA Novosti says there is an increase in the demand for blockchain products and services within the Crimean region by foreign companies. Vice-Premier of the Crimean Government Georgy Muradov told the news agency that the blockchain hub and their potential is of particular interest to the Chinese. He said: “Our Chinese …


Bakkt Announces $182.5 Million Funding Round, Launch Set for Early 2019

Bakkt Announces $182.5 Million Funding Round, Launch Set for Early 2019

In a blog post yesterday, institutional grade digital asset platform Bakkt announced the successful first seed funding round of USD 182 million. According to the blog post, fourteen investors and partners were listed to have participated in this round, out of which 12 of them had raised the sum. Big players in the traditional finance and fintech industry were mentioned, …


Direct Debit vs Blockchain: Breaking the Donation Conundrum

Direct Debit vs Blockchain: Breaking the Donation Conundrum

Blockchain has the potential to deliver what all people want and have been asking for over the years: payment environments where donors money can be tracked by all parties, ensuring support arrives at the point of need in its entirety. Writer Richard Cornfield recently examined the questionable nature of donating to charity in today’s myriad of needy causes. He has …


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