Author: Kevin Helms

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Japanese Renewable Energy Provider Offers Low Flat-Rate Electricity for Crypto Miners

Japanese renewable energy provider, Looop, has announced an electricity plan aimed at reducing costs for bitcoin and other cryptocurrency miners. The plan charges a flat monthly fee for electricity usage of up to a certain level in the Tokyo Electric Power Company service area. Also read: Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Launches Bitcoin Visa Prepaid Card […]

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October 9, 2017 0

Bitcoin ATMs On the Rise in Russia

The number of bitcoin ATMs is on the rise in Russia. Ten of them were recently installed in five districts of Novosibirsk by a local startup. Last week, a different company announced their plans to install a hundred cryptocurrency ATMs in Moscow hotels and airport terminals starting this month. Meanwhile, the regulators have said that […]

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October 8, 2017 0

Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Launches Bitcoin Visa Prepaid Card

Japan’s largest bitcoin exchange by volume, Bitflyer, has launched its own reloadable Visa prepaid card. Customers can fund them using bitcoin through Bitflyer or other bitcoin wallets. The exchange is also giving away gifts to 1,000 customers during the launch period. Also read: Bitcoin Debit Cards Halt Service to Non-European Residents Due to Visa’s New […]

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October 7, 2017 0

Large Japanese Energy Supplier Adds Bitcoin Payments With a Discount

Remixpoint, a Japanese company engaged in a number of energy-related businesses, has recently launched a new electricity service with bitcoin payments integrated to serve customers all over Japan. The company is now offering customers who pay with bitcoin a discount on their electricity bills. Bitcoin payments are processed by the company’s cryptocurrency exchange subsidiary, Bitpoint. […]

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October 4, 2017 0

Russian Government Seeks Cryptocurrency Researchers, Will Pay 2.5 Million Rubles

Russian Government Seeks Cryptocurrency Researchers, Will Pay 2.5 Million RublesThe Russian State Duma is holding a tender for a detailed study on the subject of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The government will pay the winner 2.5 million rubles out of the federal budget. The deadline for submissions is October 10. Also read: Bank of Russia Opposes Cryptocurrency Legalization, Worried About ‘Loss […]

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September 24, 2017 0

South Africa’s Second Largest Supermarket Chain Pick n Pay Trials Bitcoin Payments

A major supermarket chain in South Africa, Pick n Pay, has started a trial to accept bitcoin payments in-store at its head office location. A payment technology company named Electrum provides the payments platform, with bitcoin exchange Luno providing the Bitcoin payment infrastructure. Also read: Five Leading Russian Universities Start Offering Cryptocurrency Courses Pick n Pay […]

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September 18, 2017 0

Five Leading Russian Universities Start Offering Cryptocurrency Courses

Many universities across Russia have added new courses to their existing finance curricula that are focused on cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and blockchain technology. They will offer these courses for the first time this academic year due to high demand. Also read: Russia’s Finance Ministry Drafts Law to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency Courses A number of top universities in […]

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September 18, 2017 0

Expert: Seven Reasons Why Chinese Regulators Shut Down Bitcoin Exchanges

A professor at China’s Renmin University has offered his interpretation of why the regulators are shutting down Chinese bitcoin exchanges. He outlined seven key reasons. Also read: China’s Regulatory Crackdown Forces More Bitcoin Exchange Closures Professor Yang Dong is Deputy Dean of Renmin University’s Law School and Director of Renmin’s Centre for Fintech and Internet Security. […]

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September 17, 2017 0

GMO to Invest 10 Billion Yen in Its Own 7nm, 5nm and 3.5nm Dedicated Bitcoin Chips

GMO Releases Details of 7nm ASIC Chips and Bitcoin Mining FarmMore details on the Japanese Internet Giant GMO’s plans to enter the Bitcoin mining market have been released. The company has revealed the hardware and performance specifications for its upcoming 7nm process ASIC mining chips which feature very low power consumption requirements. GMO also divulged its plans to produce and sell PC-ready ASIC mining cards […]

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September 14, 2017 0

Openbazaar 2.0 Beta Launches with Tor, Offline Stores, Shapeshift and Segwit

Openbazaar 2.0 Beta Launches with Tor, Offline Stores, Shapeshift and SegwitOpenbazaar 2.0, a major upgrade from the previous version, has been released. The fully-functional public beta expands the peer-to-peer app with several new features including Tor integration, improved search, a bitcoin wallet, new vendor tools, and stores that stay online. Also read: Russia’s Finance Ministry Drafts Law to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Openbazaar 2.0 Beta Launches Openbazaar […]

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September 11, 2017 0