Author: Jack Martin

Argentina’s Central Bank Bans Bitcoin Purchases With Credit Cards

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After recently imposing limits on U.S. dollar purchases, the Central Bank of Argentina (BCA) announced Oct. 31, that citizens are prohibited from using credit cards to buy Bitcoin (BTC) or other cryptocurrencies. The news was initially reported by Cointelegraph Brazil Read More

ACINQ Unveils Its ‘2nd Generation’ Bitcoin Lightning Network Wallet

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French Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network (LN) implementation developer ACINQ introduced its second-generation Lightning Network wallet, Phoenix, via Twitter, on Oct. 18. A video accompanying the post demonstrates a number of wallet functions, all accessed via a user-friendly interface. From setup Read More

Bitwise Tells SEC: ‘Bitcoin Now a Regulated Market of Significant Size’

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Crypto index fund provider, Bitwise Asset Management, has given another presentation to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its bid for regulatory approval of its proposed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).  In a memorandum, issued Sept. 17, the Read More

Polkadot Soft-Launches Its Experimental ‘Canary Network’ Kusama

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Blockchain interoperability protocol, Polkadot, launched its experimental “canary network” dubbed Kusama, this morning, Aug. 23. In a blog post, the team announced the first deployment in the wild of its protocol, combining “bleeding-edge technical improvements in governance, consensus and scalability.” Read More

Chainzilla and Pundi X to Enable Retail Bitcoin Payments in Panama

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Cryptocurrency startup Pundi X announced that its point-of-sale payment gateway (XPOS) will soon be launched in Panama and its surrounding regions. Blockchain development company Chainzilla joined the initiative as a local distributor. Combining cryptocurrency and traditional payments in one terminal Read More

Digix and MakerDAO Tokens Now Loadable Onto Monolith Visa Debit Card

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London-based banking alternative Monolith announced its partnership with decentralized finance companies Digix and MakerDAO, Aug. 15. As part of its drive for digital payment adoption in e-commerce, DGX, DGD and DAI tokens will now be loadable onto the Monolith Visa Read More

Canadian University: Blockchain Can Solve EV Charging Trust Problem

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Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have used blockchain technology to improve trust in electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, reported academic publication portal EurekAlert on Aug. 14. This development could increase uptake and expand the overall charging infrastructure Read More

ING Poll: Austrians Are Most Skeptical of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

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An online survey by banking giant ING finds that Austrians are the most skeptical of Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies in general. The poll, including respondents from 15 countries, shows that Bitcoin-positivity is also weakening in other countries, according to Der Read More