Ripple’s RippleNet XRP Showcases Real-World Effectiveness: Mercury FX

After partnering up with the firm behind the second largest coin XRP [XRP] Ripple as one of the +200 costumers, Mercury FX announced via their official twitter handle that they transacted their largest payment across RippleNet with a positive conclusion. 1/1 We’ve made our largest payments across RippleNet using #XRP – 86,633.00 pesos (£3,521.67) from […]

Bitcoiner 2029: Another Ten Years On

The following is an imaginative, fictitious account of what the world could look like in 2029 and how Bitcoin might evolve to revolutionize economic, monetary and free-market systems. Unfortunately, time machines haven’t been invented in this speculative future so we couldn’t verify the accuracy of the narrator’s experience — please take the following story with […]

France Starts Selling Bitcoin At 6 Tobacco Shops – 6,500 By Next Month

An initiative to sell Bitcoin (BTC) in France’s 24,000 tobacco kiosks has tentatively launched despite votes of no confidence from the central bank and other sources. 6 Tobacconists Today, 6500 By February As Reuters reported January 8 quoting organizer Adil Zakhar, six ‘Tabac’ shops in Paris began offering prepaid Bitcoin cards this week, with plans […]

McKinsey & Company: Blockchain Technology Isn’t Living Up to the Hype

McKinsey & Company, the leading consulting firm, says blockchain technology is failing to transition past its pioneering stage. The company notes, however, that payments may not be the best use-case for a complex technology like blockchain. Houston, We Don’t Have Lift Off Major consulting company McKinsey & Company has published an article on the current issues […]

Four Cryptocurrency Hotspots That Saw Tremendous Growth in 2018

Economy & Regulation In the last few years, the cryptocurrency environment has changed drastically and there is a bunch of new cryptocurrency hotspots popping up across the globe. Gone are the days when certain territories such as Zug, Prague, and other blockchain hub cities dominated the headlines. Now a variety of different regions like Malta, […]

Crypto Adoption: Pro-Blockchain Overstock Pays Taxes In Bitcoin (BTC)

Overstock Pays Business Taxes In Bitcoin According to a press release from Overstock.com’s Investor portal, the Salt Lake City-headquartered online retailer and blockchain technology startup will begin to pay its business taxes with Bitcoin (BTC). You might be thinking — the U.S. seems to avoid crypto like its the plague, so how is this possible? […]

Chatter Report: Troutner Proposes Stablecoin on BCH, Sztorc: Austrian Economics ’Unnecessary’

News In today’s roundup of crypto chatter, Chris Troutner and Andreas Brekken play around with the idea of building an algorithmic stablecoin on BCH. Vin Armani debates with Painted Frog on Bitcoin’s similarities to Visa. Also, Paul Sztorc thinks that understanding Austrian economics is not that important to comprehend Bitcoin.   Also read: Developer Paul Sztorc Launches the […]

Canada Encourages Cannabis Sector to Transact Discreetly

Privacy The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has published a document advising Canadian citizens to use cash to conduct transactions pertaining to cannabis in order to protect personal information. In response to the guidance, Etoro market analyst Mati Greenspan has predicted the liberalization of Canada’s cannabis sector will bolster local privacy coin adoption. […]

Litecoin (LTC) Founder Aims Sights At Crypto Adoption

Litecoin Founder Charlie Reminisces  Just one year ago, Litecoin’s founder Charlie Lee, better known as “Coblee” or “Satoshilite,” took to the Litecoin (LTC) subreddit to convey a surprising announcement. For those who missed the memo, Lee, who has been a cryptocurrency proponent for a majority of Bitcoin’s existence, revealed that he liquidated his LTC holdings […]

Russian Parliament Postpones Adoption of Digital Assets Bill

Regulation The State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, has postponed the second reading of a long-awaited bill intended to regulate cryptocurrencies in the country. Lawmakers will review the draft law “On Digital Financial Assets” during the spring parliamentary session next year, the house deputy speaker Sergey Neverov announced. Also read: Transnistria Welcomes Crypto […]