Author: Alex McShane

Russian President Vladimir Putin: Bitcoin Has ‘Right to Exist’

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Russian President Vladimir Putin made new comments suggesting a growing tolerance for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies during an interview with CNBC that was posted on the Kremlin’s website Thursday, Bloomberg reports. “I believe that it has value,” Putin told CNBC’s Hadley Read More

Billionaire Investor Bill Miller: Bitcoin “Less Risky” at $43,000 Than $300

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Bill Miller, the billionaire investor and Miller Value Partners CFA, continued to tout Bitcoin in a new conversation with author William Green, profiled today by Business Insider. Building on comments he first began making last year, Miller compared his belief Read More

Bitcoin Is Up 6.5 Billion Percent Since It Was First Priced In USD

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Twelve years ago today, pseudonymous Bitcoin user NewLibertyStandard published what is likely the first pricing of Bitcoin in US Dollar terms. On his website of the same name, NewLibertyStandard went on to describe how they formulated their 2009 exchange rate: Read More

Edward Snowden: Bitcoin Up 10x Despite Coordinated Global Campaign By Governments

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On Sunday evening famous whistleblower Edward Snowden commented on Bitcoin’s resilient price rise over the last year and a half despite global campaigns by governments to undermine the network. “Sometimes I think back to this and wonder how many people Read More

Square, Twitter, And Substack Are Big First-Movers In Bitcoin Payment Solutions

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In the past month both social media giant Twitter and independent online publisher Substack have officially integrated Bitcoin tipping and payment services through third-party partnerships with Strike and OpenNode, respectively. The platforms, serving a combined 350 million monthly active users, Read More

U.S. Verifone Merchants To Accept Bitcoin As Payment

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On Tuesday payments solution giant Verifone announced it will enable consumer Bitcoin payments on in-store and eCommerce Cloud Services platforms in the United States. The new Bitcoin payment solution emerged out of Verifone’s partnership with BitPay, the world’s largest provider Read More

Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Rolls Out Bitcoin Lightning Tips For iOS Users

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Thursday, Twitter has officially enabled third-party Bitcoin tipping services, such as Strike, through iOS users’ profiles on their platform. The new feature will have the ability to link both Bitcoin and Lightning Network addresses. The company told Reuters on a Read More

$80 Billion Brazilian Investment Bank Launches Bitcoin and Crypto Trading App

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Large Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual has announced the launch of a new platform enabling customers to make direct investments in Bitcoin, making it the first large financial institution in Brazil to offer direct Bitcoin exposure. The bank’s Mynt platform Read More

El Salvador Now Owns 700 Bitcoin as President Bukele Buys Price Dip

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El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele confirmed via Twitter Monday that the Latin American nation has bought the “Bitcoin price dip,” exchanging dollars for Bitcoin at a time he believes it remains undervalued by the global market. The price of Bitcoin Read More