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Bitcoin’s Usefulness for Payments is Rapidly Decreasing, But Maybe It’s Not a Bad Thing

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Bitcoin’s Usefulness for Payments is Rapidly Decreasing, But Maybe It’s Not a Bad Thing

As a means of payment in everyday online shopping, bitcoin has become a disaster, after it failed to scale with demand. As a digital gold or a new asset class, however, Bitcoin performs excellently. Maybe we can close the case, as to what Bitcoin really is. If you tried to pay something worth less than $100 with bitcoin in the…

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Op-Ed: My Dental Appointment: No Bitcoin? Ouch!

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Op-Ed: My Dental Appointment: No Bitcoin? Ouch!

The past five days have not been pleasant amid the discovery that I have a painful tooth infection. So yesterday I finally decided to overcome my denial regarding the seriousness of this and go to see a dentist. In the dental office lobby wrenching in pain while completing what seemed like a sea of new patient forms, I happened to…

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Bits for Diamonds: Bucking the Merchant Acceptance Trend

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

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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Bitcoin-Accepting Merchants’ Cookies Threaten User Anonymity

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Bitcoin-Accepting Merchants’ Cookies Threaten User Anonymity

Researchers at Princeton University have published a paper that highlights the privacy issues of making cryptocurrency payments at online merchants that use browser cookies to collect user data. The paper’s findings suggest that bitcoin users lose much of the digital currency’s anonymity when shopping online. Transactions can be linked to user identities through the very commonplace use of third-party trackers….

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After Misleading Users, BitPay is Being ‘Forked’

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After Misleading Users, BitPay is Being ‘Forked’

A backlash against BitPay for misleading users has resulted in their software being forked, meaning its code will be altered so that users have a Bitcoin Core based option for bitcore. On August 18, Bitcoin developer Nicolas Dourier begun to fork the code from BitPay’s bitcore so that merchants can get paid in bitcoin while avoiding upgrading to SegWit2x, which…

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Countr POS To Add Bitcoin Payments For More Than 3,000 Merchants

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Countr POS To Add Bitcoin Payments For More Than 3,000 Merchants

Countr POS, a Dutch company based in Amsterdam providing point of sale software for more than 3,000 merchants in Europe, has announced a strategic partnership with Coinify, a blockchain payment service provider (bPSP), to allow customer payments in 14 cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, ether, litecoin, dogecoin, and others. In addition to allowing Countr POS to offer a wider variety of alternative…

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Cointed Expands Bitcoin and Altcoin Offerings

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Cointed Expands Bitcoin and Altcoin Offerings

Cointed, an Austrian cryptocurrency exchange based in the Tyrol region, is venturing further into the space with a variety of services based on four pillars. The firm is venturing into a green energy mining operation, expanding their network of Bitcoin Teller Machines (BTMs) and a bitcoin-based payment solution for companies. With such a diverse business offering, Cointed is aiming to…

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The State of Bitcoin in South Africa

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Commentary, News

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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Japanese Retailers Rushing to Adopt Bitcoin as Payment Method

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Japanese Retailers Rushing to Adopt Bitcoin as Payment Method

Bitcoin is becoming big in Japan. After Japan’s lawmakers have officially turned bitcoin into a legal payment method and have made the digital currency sales tax exempt, the price of bitcoin has rallied, and the demand for the cryptocurrency has surged in Asia’s second-largest economy. That, of course, has not gone unnoticed by Japanese retailers who are now rushing to…

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Dash Sprints To New Heights of Global Reach

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Dash Sprints To New Heights of Global Reach

The cryptocurrency Dash is an open-source project that is rapidly gaining worldwide attention for delivering safe, decentralized financial solutions. Similar to digital cash, it can be spent easily and instantly online and at merchants and service providers worldwide. Now in a move signaling its growing global presence, Dash recently announced a couple of key partnerships in Europe and Russia. BitPanda,…

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