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Interacting with blockchain networks is still unwieldy — a barrier to entry that is high enough to deter most passive users and hold back mass adoption. This is the exact problem that Comet, a web browser wallet that enables users to run dapps on the VeChainThor (VTHO) blockchain, is hoping to solve. How we’re bringing blockchain […]
“Investing in stocks can be a daunting, complex and decidedly exclusionary activity,” says Bill Barhydt, Abra's CEO. To that end, his company’s mobile cryptocurrency wallet app has announced a new feature which will allow investors to purchase traditional stocks using bitcoin. The new feature is built into the existing Abra app that enables users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.
Crypto investors in the 155 countries where Abra has its presence will be able to invest in traditional stocks, such as Apple or Amazon, as well as in exchange traded funds (ETFs), using both cryptocurrencies and fiat directly from their mobile app.
By CCN.com: With well over 200 million users across the globe, few video games have as large a following as Fortnite. The freemium game is so popular that its developer, Epic Games, banked $ 3 billion in 2018. However, according to a report on the Independent, Epic Games isn’t the only entity getting rich off Fortnite.
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A British security researcher has revealed a new scam used by cybercriminals to generate money by deceiving internet users. According to the researcher, the criminals make money from webpage views by spoofing BBC News web pages and rerouting users to affiliate websites which generate bitcoin for the scammers. Appearing just after the holidays across the UK, the
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Willy Woo, an independent crypto analyst with a notable following on Twitter, doesn’t believe that Bitcoin (BTC) has yet seen its bottom during this bear market. In a recent tweet, Woo revealed that he is currently tracking on-chain transaction volume volatility as an indicator. However, he believes the current data points to more pain ahead […]
A middle-aged Scottish man has been sentenced to five years in prison for using bitcoin to purchase illegal firearms on the dark web. According to local police, David Mitchell, a 48-year-old from Edinburgh paid for a 9mm handgun, magazine, 150 rounds worth of ammunition, and a suppressor from the United States using about $ 2,750 worth of
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A Pakistani financial institution has rolled out a cross-border remittance service based on blockchain technology developed by Alibaba affiliate, Alipay. Telenor Microfinance Bank and Malaysian fintech firm Valyou have partnered to offer the service to that will operate between Malaysia and Pakistan. The service is expected to enhance the efficiency and speed of remittances from
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Lite.IM, a product by Zulu Republic, recently expanded to allow users to send Bitcoin (BTC) using popular messaging platforms like Telegram, Facebook Messenger and SMS (in the U.S. and Canada). Ready for one more holiday gift? 🎁 Now you can use Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and SMS to send, receive and manage…BITCOIN! Get started with $ BTC $ LTC […]
Paxful, the peer-to-peer alternative to LocalBitcoins, has reported to CCN that over 17,000 peer-to-peer trades per day take place in Africa using their platform. The majority of these trades take place with iTunes and Amazon gift cards as the payment methods. You read that right: people in Africa are acquiring Bitcoin by using gift cards,
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A bitcoin miner in Taiwan was arrested and charged for mining 100 million yuan (roughly $ 14.5 million) in crypto using NT$ 100 million (or $ 3.2 million) in stolen electricity. The man, whose surname is Yang, is accused of operating 17 illegal cryptocurrency mining centers using fake storefronts across Taiwan. The bootleg mines were located in the
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A new report by research focused cryptocurrency company Clovr, has revealed a significant upsurge in the use of cryptocurrency in remittances across the globe. The study, which surveyed the responses of 707 people sought to delve into their remittance habits, uncovering among other things the destination of transfers, the purpose of the transfers as well as
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American based financial service Western Union is finally ready for cryptocurrencies. In a video interview with Reuters Plus, Western Union President Odilon Almeida said the company has been evaluating the use of cryptocurrency. They are also exploring how they can improve their service delivery using blockchain technology. Western Union is interested in adopting cryptocurrencies as an
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According to a recent post from Z-Cash’s official blog, more services are now offering the use of shielded or private addresses now as a result of the Sapling upgrade. The upgrade was touted as significantly improving the speed and efficiency of Z-Cash and enabling it to require less resources. The goal of the Zcash project
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Prestige car-maker Porsche has arranged a loan to back its proposed strategic acquisitions using Spanish-bank BBVA’s ever-developing distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. The loan, valued at €150 million (the equivalent of nearly $ 170 million USD) is, says a press release from BBVA: “The first acquisition term loan ever arranged through blockchain technology.” Acquisition term loans
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Sephora has joined the list of retailers at which shoppers can earn bitcoin rewards via the Lolli app.
Gamers invest considerable sums in the GPU chips that power their computers. However, even the most hardcore “Fortnite” player will leave his or her gaming rig on idle for a significant chunk of each day while they go to work, attend school, or — at the very least — sleep. Hardware manufacturer Razer says that
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As chairman and co-founder of the Social Alpha Foundation (SAF), Nydia Zhang has left a solid mark on the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, though, as a young art student at the University of Washington in 2011, blockchain was far from the direction she saw her life taking.
Zhang earned her bachelor’s degree in art history in 2015 and spent the next few years carving out a career for herself in the field of art management. After working for several museums around the world, including Pearl Lam Galleries, Seattle Art Museum and Vermillion Art Collections in Hong Kong, she ended up at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she served as a research manager and board member.
On Tripio, a blockchain-based hotel booking platform, Binance Coin (BNB) users are now able to book 450,000 hotels and residential accommodations using the BNB crypto token. On December 4, Tripio officially announced a strategic partnership with Binance to enable more than 10 million active users in the Binance ecosystem to utilize BNB as one of
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