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Singlepoint Launches Bitcoin Payment Solution for Cannabis Industry

Singlepoint has launched a bitcoin payment solution for the cannabis industry. The company also plans to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in the upcoming months as well as a crypto wallet which will be ready for testing in the next weeks. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Singlepoint’s Bitcoin Solution Publicly-traded […]

MetaMask Lets You Visit Tomorrow’s Distributed Web in Today’s Browser

One of the most promising concepts of second-generation blockchains is that of dApps (or “decentralised applications”). These are apps built on top of a blockchain. To date, few have made the headlines (with the exception, perhaps, of CryptoKitties), but there is a an increasingly large amount being pushed to the Ethereum mainnet, and even more […]

Portuguese Traditional Shoemaker Accepts Bitcoin, Merchant Adoption Rises

Tiago Máximo, a Portuguese shoemaker, is the owner of a small boot shop in Barcelona, Spain. His traditional handcraft method, inspired by his family ancestors in rural Portugal, contrasts with his sophisticated payment method options that include Bitcoin. Merchants Accepting Bitcoin Still Facing Issues Urban Shepherds, a brand of traditional Portuguese work boots, has its only […]

SEC Publishes Warning Against Unlawful Crypto Exchanges

On Wednesday, March 7, the U.S. regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a letter concerning the potential of unlawful online platforms that trade digital assets. The SEC is concerned with platforms operating without permission and advises investors to use entities that are registered with the SEC as an alternative trading system (ATS). Also […]

Kenya’s Government Task Force to Explore Blockchains for Land and Education

Private companies, as well as national and local governments, have all caught media attention for announcing some kind of investigation or at least interest in the blockchain. Of course, one of the most notorious examples of this was Long Island Iced Tea Corporation’s pivot to Long Island Blockchain Corporation. On February 28, 2018, the Kenyan […]

Could Plattsburgh, New York Be The First to Ban Cryptocurrency Mining?

Authorities in a city in the state of New York are considering taking action against cryptocurrency mining. Plattsburgh attracts commercial miners thanks to their cheap power supplies. However, officials there believe the drain the activity places on the grid could be unfairly increasing the cost to other citizens of the city. Cheap Hydroelectricity Limited in […]

Québec Premier: We’re Not Really Interested in Bitcoin Mining

Québec, Canada has recently been thought to be a bitcoin mining boom town, as more data centers set up there to take advantage of relatively cold climes and low cost electricity. Not everyone is happy about it, especially the local government who fail to see why decentralized, invisible, magic internet money is worth anything at […]

Bitcoin Enters Bull Market as Dominance Index Surges Above 40%

Bitcoin will remain the world’s leading cryptocurrency for some time to come. Over the past few days, the Bitcoin Dominance Index has been on the rise. This correlates with the recent BTC price increase we have seen forming on the charts. The big question is whether or not this is Bitcoin’s next big time to […]

Belgian Tax Authority Going After Crypto Investors

Cryptocurrency investments have attracted the attention of tax authorities in Belgium. Several investigations have been opened into cases of Belgian citizens who have traded on foreign exchanges. Anyone speculating on crypto markets is expected to pay 33% tax on their gains, despite the fact that bitcoin and the like are not regulated or legalized in […]

Week in Review for March 3, 2018: Bitcoin Developments and Cryptocurrency Adoption

This past week marked a few important events. It began with the release of Bitcoin Core 0.16; marked the first instance of a sovereign nation announcing that it would use and accept a cryptocurrency as legal tender; and included the launch of a new accelerator from “China’s eBay,”, to assist companies that promise to […]