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Christine Lagarde: ‘The European Central Bank Cannot Go Bankrupt or Run Out of Money’

Christine Lagarde: 'The European Central Bank Cannot Go Bankrupt or Run Out of Money'In remarks that highlight flaws of the fiat currency system, the European Central Bank (ECB) president, Christine Lagarde, says the institution cannot go bankrupt even if it incurs losses running into trillions. According to Lagarde, normal bankruptcy rules do not apply to the ECB primarily because it is the sole issuer of euro-denominated central bank […]

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November 24, 2020 0

Paypal Bought 70% of All Newly Mined Bitcoin Last Month as Demand Rockets

Paypal Bought 70% of All Newly Mined Bitcoin Last Month as Demand RocketsPaypal bought up to 70% of all the newly mined bitcoin since the payments giant started offering cryptocurrency services four weeks ago. Now that’s according to estimates by hedge fund manager Pantera Capital, as revealed in its latest monthly blockchain letter. Together with Square’s Cash App, the two companies are buying more than 100% of […]

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November 21, 2020 0

Payments Giant Paypal Says Its Customers Can Now Buy and Sell Bitcoin

Payments Giant Paypal Says Its Customers Can Now Buy and Sell BitcoinPayments giant Paypal says its customers can now buy, sell and hold bitcoin and other virtual coins with the company’s online wallets. The company also says its customers will able to use cryptocurrencies to shop at the 26 million merchants on its network starting in early 2021. A report quotes the company’s President and Chief […]

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October 21, 2020 0

Hackers Donate Bitcoin From Ransomware Attacks to Charities

Hackers Donate Bitcoin From Ransomware Attacks to CharitiesA group of hackers has donated some of the bitcoin it extorted via ransomware attacks to charities, claiming that it wants to “make the world a better place.” However, the law says donations from ill-gotten gains must be rejected but charities have no way of returning donated bitcoin to the hackers. Hackers Donate Bitcoin to […]

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October 21, 2020 0

Spain Approves Bill Requiring Cryptocurrency Owners to Disclose Crypto Holdings

Spain’s government has reportedly approved a bill that requires cryptocurrency owners to disclose their crypto holdings and any gains on their assets. Spain’s Finance Minister and the government’s spokesperson, Maria Jesus Montero, said at a press conference following the weekly cabinet meeting that this bill is part of broader legislation to crack down on tax […]

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October 13, 2020 0

Bitcoin for Spain’s Congress: BTC Sent to 350 Spanish Parliament Members

Bitcoin for Spain’s Congress: 350 Spanish Parliament Members Receive BTCBitcoin has been sent to 350 deputies of the Spanish Congress as part of an educational initiative similar to the “Crypto for Congress” campaign that sent bitcoin to all Members of U.S. Congress. Bitcoin Sent to 350 Spanish Lawmakers All 350 members of Spain’s Congress of Deputies have been sent bitcoin worth a euro each […]

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October 11, 2020 0

Hacker from the 2016 Bitfinex Breach Transfers $21M Worth of Bitcoin to Unknown Wallets

Hacker from the 2016 Bitfinex Breach Transfers $21M Worth of Bitcoin to Unknown WalletsOn Wednesday morning (ET), around 2,034 BTC ($21.6 million) from the 2016 Bitfinex hack moved into a few unknown wallets. The action was caught by the Btcparser program as five transactions with around 400 BTC each moved for the first time in four years. On August 2, 2016, the popular digital currency exchange Bitfinex was […]

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October 8, 2020 0

Venezuela To Start Using Cryptocurrency in Global Trade in Efforts To Fend off U.S. Sanctions

Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro says the country is to start using cryptocurrency in both domestic and global trade, as part of efforts to neutralize crippling U.S. economic sanctions. Speaking in the country’s parliament on Sept. 29, Maduro revealed that the move will “give new strength to the use of petro and other cryptocurrencies, national and […]

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October 1, 2020 0

Venezuela Passes Law Legalizing Crypto Mining, Forces Miners to Join National Mining Pool

Venezuela Passes Law Legalizing Crypto Mining, Forces Miners to Join National Mining PoolReports say Venezuela has now legalized bitcoin mining following the decree recently issued by the National Superintendency of Crypto Assets and Related Activities (Sunacrip). As part of the new regulations, all entities and individuals interested in legally mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies must now apply for a license from the agency. According to a report, […]

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September 24, 2020 0

Bitcoin ATMs Surpass 10,100 Worldwide: Expert Shares Industry Outlook

Bitcoin ATMs Surpass 10,100 Worldwide: Expert Shares Industry OutlookThe bitcoin ATM industry has reached a milestone as the number of machines installed worldwide has surpassed 10,000 after seven years since the first machine was installed. There are now 10,162 bitcoin ATM locations spread across 71 countries. Number of Bitcoin ATMs Exceeds 10K The number of cryptocurrency ATMs has grown significantly over the years, […]

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September 22, 2020 0