Author: Kevin Helms

A New Bitcoin World

Project to Subsidize Electricity Costs to Cryptocurrency Miners Underway in Russia

Project to Subsidize Electricity Costs to Cryptocurrency Miners Underway in RussiaThe preparation of a pilot project is underway in Russia to subsidize electricity costs to cryptocurrency mining farm owners, according to local publications. Meanwhile, interest in bitcoin, ether, and mining have been growing significantly this year. Also read: Russia Discusses Starting Cryptocurrency Mining With Its 20+ Gigawatt Surplus Pilot Project Benefiting Cryptocurrency Miners The Institute for […]

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September 7, 2017 0

Stargroup Network Upgrades – Bringing Bitcoin to 2,900+ Australian ATMs

The second largest independent ATM deployer in Australia Stargroup has signed a joint venture agreement with blockchain payment solutions company Digitalx to convert their existing ATMs into Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs). The agreement is for Stargroup’s entire global network, starting with Australia, where it has deployed over 500 ATMs and manages 2,400 more via its subsidiary […]

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September 5, 2017 0

South Korea Takes Steps To Regulate Digital Currencies

South Korea’s top financial regulators have jointly announced their plans to deal with digital currencies such as bitcoin and ether. Specific measures were outlined such as requiring banks to perform due diligence on bitcoin exchanges and strengthening user verification procedures. Also read: South Korea Legalizes Bitcoin International Transfers, Challenging Traditional Banks Attempt to Regulate Digital […]

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September 4, 2017 0

Google Says Russia’s Interest in Bitcoin up 220%, Mining 560%, Ethereum 760%

Google has analyzed cryptocurrency-related search queries of Russian residents for the first half of this year. Searches for bitcoin, ethereum, cryptocurrency, as well as cryptocurrency mining, have all increased substantially. Google has also pinpointed the regions in Russia with the most search growth. Also read: Moscow Stock Exchange Prepares to Trade Cryptocurrency Google’s Analysis Google has performed an […]

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September 3, 2017 0

Pro-Bitcoin Expedia CEO Picked to Run Uber

Pro-Bitcoin Expedia CEO Picked to Run UberUber has reportedly chosen Expedia chief Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO. Under Khosrowshahi’s lead, Expedia started accepting bitcoin. He is also a personal investor in Bitcoin startup 21 Inc. Also read: Japan’s Largest Rewards Site Operator With 5 Million Users Launching Bitcoin Exchange Uber Picked Bitcoin-Friendly Chief Uber Technologies Inc reportedly chose Expedia CEO Dara […]

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August 28, 2017 0

Gibraltar Gets First Bitcoin ATM While Working on Cryptocurrency Regulation

The first Bitcoin ATM in the British territory of Gibraltar has been installed. The European tax haven on the southern coast of Spain already has a few Bitcoin businesses and the government is currently working on a regulatory framework for digital currencies. Also read: 3000 Bitcoin Mansion for Sale in Russia Hindered by Lack of Regulation […]

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August 22, 2017 0

Japan’s Largest C2C Ticket Marketplace with 5 Million Users Accepts Bitcoin

Japan's Largest Ticket Marketplace with 5 Million Users Accepts BitcoinJapan’s top customer-to-customer (C2C) ticket exchange marketplace, Ticket Camp, announced last week that it has become the first in the Japanese ticket industry to accept bitcoin. The site has about 5 million users and processes approximately 5.8 billion yen per month. Also read: World’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Expands into US Market First in Ticket Industry […]

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August 20, 2017 0

Australia Introduces Bill That Regulates Bitcoin Exchanges

The Australian Government has announced a bill that would regulate digital currency exchanges including bitcoin exchanges for the first time. Also read: Three Ukrainian Lawmakers Declare Bitcoin Holdings Worth $47 Million Australia to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Australia’s Coalition Government announced a bill on Thursday that would regulate digital currency exchanges. This legislation is part of the […]

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August 18, 2017 1

Russia Discusses Starting Cryptocurrency Mining With Its 20+ Gigawatt Surplus

Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has revealed that discussions are underway regarding the creation of government centers for cryptocurrency mining, according to local publications. Meanwhile, a bill is being finalized to provide a legal framework for digital currency including bitcoin. Also read: Russia Prepares to Legalize ICOs Government’s Cryptocurrency Mining Centers The Russian First Deputy […]

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August 14, 2017 0

Australian Senators Push to Make Bitcoin Official Currency

Two Australian senators have pushed for the Reserve Bank of Australia to embrace bitcoin and make it an official currency. Without it, the country risks its financial competitiveness and being left behind, they said. Also read: Hedge Funds Investing in Cryptocurrencies ‘Exploding’ – 62 in Pipeline Senators Call for Bitcoin to Be Official Currency Labor senator […]

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