Author: Kevin Helms

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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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August 8, 2017 1

Bitcoin Mobile SIM Card Top-Ups Now Available in 136 Countries

Bitcoin remittance service Sobit has been launched to enable users to charge their prepaid mobile SIM cards using bitcoin. The service supports over 600 operators in 136 countries. Also read: Rollout of 260,000+ Bitcoin-Accepting Stores in Japan Begins About Sobit Sobit was jointly developed by Japan’s leading reward site operator Ceres Inc and the Tokyo-based bitcoin […]

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August 4, 2017 0

Germany’s Largest Food Delivery with 11,000+ Restaurants Now Accepts BTC

Germany's Largest Food Delivery Service with 11,000+ Restaurants Now Accepts BitcoinGermany’s largest food delivery web portal, Lieferando.de, which boasts over 11,000 partner restaurants, recently announced that it has started accepting bitcoin for payments. The company is owned by one of the largest online food ordering websites in the world, Takeaway.com. Also read: Poland’s Largest Food Delivery with 5000+ Restaurants Starts Accepting Bitcoin Lieferando.de Leads the

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July 6, 2017 0