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Buying and Booking Private Jets with Bitcoin Is on the Rise

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

Buying and Booking Private Jets with Bitcoin Is on the Rise

There has been a steady rise in the number of first-time buyers of private jets, at least according to a report by Colibri Aircraft, a company that specializes in the aircraft business. Crypto-Millionaires Look to the Skies The report highlights that as much as 21 percent of the pre-owned aircrafts the company sold in 2017 have gone to first-time buyers….

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Nigerian Upper House Orders Investigation on Crypto Trading

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

Nigerian Upper House Orders Investigation on Crypto Trading

The Nigerian upper house has asked the Banking, Insurance & Other Financial Institutions Committee to examine the cryptocurrency market and appraise if investments in digital assets are feasible in two week period. Nigeria is a significant bitcoin market in Africa. However, the country’s lawmakers are going to examine the bitcoin market which snowballed in 2017, thus turning Nigeria’s crypto market…

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Bits for Diamonds: Bucking the Merchant Acceptance Trend

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Bits for Diamonds: Bucking the Merchant Acceptance Trend

According to a new report from JPMorgan as seen in Bloomberg and Business Insider, merchant acceptance of bitcoin, the world’s leading digital currency, is at an all-time low. Out of the top 500 internet portal, only three accept bitcoin, down from five last year. That decline according to the report signals a “striking discrepancy” to the explosive climb in the…

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Blockstream Satellite Ignites Bitcoin Access

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Interviews, News

Blockstream Satellite Ignites Bitcoin Access

On August 15, Blockstream, a leading provider of blockchain technologies, launched Blockstream Satellite, an innovative service that provides free access to the Bitcoin network. It will target an estimated four billion people currently not connected to the internet, due to lack of availability or affordability. Blockstream Satellite broadcasts real-time Bitcoin blockchain data from satellites in space, delivering availability across two…

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Falcon Group Partners with Bitcoin Suisse to Facilitate Bitcoin Buying and Storage

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Falcon Group Partners with Bitcoin Suisse to Facilitate Bitcoin Buying and Storage

On July 12, Swiss private bank Falcon Group, which has 50 years of expertise in wealth management, announced it will be the first Swiss bank to offer blockchain asset management solutions to its clients. Through cooperation with Bitcoin Suisse, Falcon Group now offers its clients the opportunity to buy and store bitcoin with cash holdings, with the private bank facilitating…

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BitVal: Measuring Bitcoin Based On Money Laundering

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

BitVal: Measuring Bitcoin Based On Money Laundering

With bitcoin skyrocketing in price and looking to break $3,000 if the current trajectory holds, how much is too much? What is one bitcoin really worth? BitVal, a beta metric, tries to put a valuation measure on the cryptocurrency in a way that makes logical sense. For stocks, this value is typically derived from the earnings of the underlying firm…

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Russia’s Largest Online Retailer Reveals Plans for Bitcoin Adoption

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Russia’s Largest Online Retailer Reveals Plans for Bitcoin Adoption

Russia’s largest online retailer, Ulmart, revealed on May 10 it going to start accepting bitcoin. Ulmart is also Russia’s largest privately held Internet Company specialising in e-commerce, and announced the adoption of bitcoin on May 10, planning to start accepting it as a form of payment from 1 September, 2017. Even though Russia has had an unfriendly attitude toward Bitcoin…

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BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

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BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

With BitWage you can receive your wage in bitcoin instead of fiat money. The startup from California aims to strengthen its presence in Europe. To do so, it opened a new office in Paris and implemented the option to give every customer their own IBAN number. CEO Jonathan Chester explains why and tells of two classes of customers using BitWage….

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Be Your own Notary with the new Blockchain Plugin for Microsoft Office10

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News

Be Your own Notary with the new Blockchain Plugin for Microsoft Office10

Microsoft goes Blockchain; with a new Plugin for Office 10, it is possible to store a hash of documents on the blockchains of Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic. With this, you can prove the authenticity of any document – without a notary or a lawyer. Did Microsoft just unleash the first non-monetary blockchain killer app? E-mails and nearly all kinds of…

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The State of Bitcoin in South Africa

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The State of Bitcoin in South Africa

South Africa has one of the most active bitcoin economies on the African continent, gauged by its bitcoin trading volumes and the amount of bitcoin and blockchain startups it has. South Africa is one of the most developed countries in Africa and has the third largest economy in the continent after Nigeria and Egypt. While its economy has recently struggled…

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