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One Man’s Quest to Make Buenos Aires a Bitcoin City

A 19-year-old information engineering student in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has started a grassroots campaign to educate local businesses about accepting bitcoin as a payment method. First introduced to the cryptocurrency when he was 13, Leo is intent on seeing the vision of bitcoin becoming a mainstream transactional currency realized, and believes that homegrown actions as […]

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February 25, 2019 0

Microsoft Has Stopped Accepting Bitcoin Deposits

Microsoft Has Stopped Accepting Bitcoin DepositsCryptocurrency users are used to seeing more and more adoption of the instruments by companies. From time to time there are setbacks however, like Microsoft now reversing its previous bitcoin position. Also Read: Is Bitpay Bullying Other Bitcoin Wallets and Hurting Users’ Privacy? Microsoft’s About-Face on Bitcoin Technology giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has canceled a previous […]

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January 9, 2018 0

Survey Says 88% of Japanese Have Heard of Bitcoin

A recent survey of 10,000 men and women across Japan shows that 88% of them have heard of bitcoin. Among those that have bitcoin, 47% said that they have used it in retail stores but long-term investment is most respondents’ main reason for purchasing bitcoin. Also read: Local Japanese Government Considers ICO to Revitalize Region 88% […]

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November 20, 2017 0

Nordic Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Nordic Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin PaymentsA Finland-based law firm, Nordic Law, made an announcement Thursday they would begin accepting bitcoin payments for legal services rendered. Specializing in business and law, the firm recognized their clients’ needs for leveraging alternative forms of payment.  Also read: Remittance Startup Bitspark Drops Bitcoin Over Network Fees The company blog explains: “We have received several inquiries […]

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October 13, 2017 0

Bahrain May Adopt Bitcoin and Issue Bonds in Digital Currency

The Middle East island country of Bahrain is becoming interested in bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Their government hopes to be on the cutting edge of fintech innovations. Khalid Al Rumaihi, the chief executive of the Economic Development Board of Bahrain, mentioned the country has been eyeing the blockchain sector for some time. He hopes Bahrain can “issue […]

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September 28, 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

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

Rollout of 260,000+ Bitcoin-Accepting Stores in Japan Begins

Rollout of 260,000+ Bitcoin-Accepting Stores in Japan BeginsThree months after Recruit Lifestyle partnered with Japanese bitcoin exchange Coincheck to enable over 260,000 retail stores to accept bitcoin, the company has finally announced on Monday that its point-of-sale app is now bitcoin-ready. Immediately, a chain of 334 eyeglasses stores using the app announced that it will accept the cryptocurrency starting July 10. Also

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July 4, 2017 0

Asia-Focused Luxury Travel Agency Smiling Albino to Start Accepting Bitcoin

The Southeast Asian travel agency, Smiling Albino, announced they would begin accepting bitcoin for payment on August 1. The company is based out of Bangkok, Thailand. They work with clients to provide specialized and tailored traveling throughout Southeast Asia. They will accept bitcoin transactions for organizing customized travels in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. The

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June 30, 2017 0