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Turkey on Its Own Bitcoin Bull Run With Europe’s Highest per Capita Hodler Rate

Turkey On Its Own Bitcoin Bull Run With Europe’s Highest Per Capita Hodler Rate

Recent data has recorded a huge increase in Turkish investors in the cryptocurrency space during recent weeks. With a backdrop of weak Turkish Lira and an ongoing political wrangle with the US over procurement of a Russian made missile defense system, 2018 has seen a 28% depreciation of the Turkish currency. There is a winner here nonetheless, and it looks …


Is There a Future for the Crypto City

Is There a Future For The Crypto City

With Bitcoin seemingly on the march again, news of yet another smart city planned for construction stirs up the debate; can self-regulating crypto cities become a future reality if cryptocurrencies surpass cash and credit, or must they continue to share the same space. Autonomous and self-regulating crypto environments aren’t simply a pipedream, if not a reality they are becoming the …


Mastercard, Coinbase, Among 40 Firms in $42 Million Lobbying Deals in Q1 2019

Mastercard, Coinbase, Among 40 Firms in $42 Million Lobbying Deals in Q1 2019

Political news portal Roll Call reported this week that some 40 corporate entities had spend a total of USD 42 million in the first quarter of 2019 to lobby for blockchain and crypto related causes. It based its report on data from the Federal Election Commission. While crypto industry names such as Coinbase may not raise any eyebrows, traditional finance …


Australian Labor Party Unveils Plans for National Blockchain Academy

Australian Labor Party Unveils Plans for National Blockchain Academy

The Australian opposition Labor Party has announced plans to establish a national blockchain academy to be based in Perth in Western Australia, should it be elected at the next general election. The AUD 3 million (USD 1.5 million) investment was announced by Ed Husic, Labor’s shadow minister for assisting small business, this week and is seen as a sign that …


Ukraine’s New Blockchain Savvy Comic President Promises ‘Smartphone State’

Ukraine’s new ex-comedian turned president, Volodymyr Zelensky, is set to home in on creating a much more tech-savvy population with blockchain playing a big part. Comments from his administration through Mikhail Fyodorov, who led his digital campaign, indicate that blockchain will be used in areas beyond simply improving government and state structures. Fyodorov was a key player in securing the …


Russian Opposition Chief Raises $2.8 Million in Bitcoin

Russian Opposition Chief Raises $2.8 Million in Bitcoin

Russia’s reputation for being a political hotbed will not soon go away, and one of its leading opposition leaders, Alexei Navalny, will help ensure that, as it has now been made apparent that he has received significant funding in the form of Bitcoin. Navalny is a lawyer by profession turned political activist. Born in 1976, he founded the Russia of the Future …


Update: Thai Navy End Bitcoin Couple’s Sea Adventure

Update_ Thai Navy End Bitcoin Couple’s Sea Adventure

The offshore seastead built off the Phuket coast by Bitcoiners Chad Elwartowski and girlfriend Supranee Thepdet has now been removed by the Thai Navy. Three naval boats were dispatched to the offshore mini homestead over the weekend to dismantle and remove the 20ft structure which has been the couple’s sea home for three months. The couple had constructed a platform …


2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Hits Out at BitLicense

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Hits Out at BitLicense

Pro-Bitcoin Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang is calling for more clarity in regulating cryptocurrencies slamming BitLicence as “onerous”. BitLicence, the business license of virtual currency activities issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services, has again come under fire in the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate’s latest comments. Yang is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist and the founder of Venture for …


Mueller Report Makes Bitcoin Link to Russian Interference in 2016 US Election

The much-anticipated Mueller Report on interference in the 2016 US Presidential Election claims that Russian intelligence used Bitcoin to secure computer infrastructure for hacking purposes. The ‘Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election’ suggested that there is evidence that Russia attempted to smooth the path for Donald Trump by using hacking to target Hilary Clinton’s campaign …


Celeb Waqar Zaka Calls His New Crypto Idea a Solution to Pakistan’s Debt Dilemma

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Pakistani television show host, social media star and a self-proclaimed crypto king, Waqar Zaka, has announced that he plans to use skills acquired as an engineering graduate to launch ‘Tehreek-i-Tech’- the country’s first own cryptocurrency project. Zaka plans to see these ambitious plans come to fruition with support from his old alma mater the National University of Science & Technology and …


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