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Startup Company Sets up Bitcoin ATM in Botswana

Company Sets up Bitcoin ATM in BotswanaExpress Minds Ltd has set up a bitcoin automated teller machine (BATM) in Gaborone, Botswana, increasing the number of the machines on the continent to 10. The fiat-to-crypto machine allows users to purchase bitcoin by scanning a QR code for their wallet address, feed money into the machine and get the crypto equivalent automatically assigned […]

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March 4, 2019 0

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

Steady Rise in Small Businesses Accepting Bitcoin Payments in Kenya

Steady Rise in Small Businesses Accepting Bitcoin Payments in KenyaKenyan health services provider Health Land Spa has started taking BTC and other cryptocurrencies as a means of payment with a view to increasing accountability and averting losses. Across East Africa, cryptocurrency acceptance is on the rise, with at least two restaurants in Uganda and Kenya selling food for virtual currencies. Also read: Wirex Introduces Iban […]

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December 11, 2018 0

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Directory Marco Coino Surpasses 500 Listings

Over the last year bitcoin cash adoption has been thriving and in certain regions, BCH merchants are spreading like wildfire. Thanks to a slew of cryptocurrency payment processors and people pressing for adoption there are thousands of BCH accepting merchants these days. One application called Marco Coino helps bitcoiners find BCH brick-and-mortar retailers on a […]

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October 20, 2018 0

New POS Terminal by Pundix Allows Nigerians to Make Purchases in Bitcoin

New Pos Terminal by Pundix Allows Nigerians to Make Purchases in BitcoinIndonesian cryptocurrency and payments company Pundix has introduced a point of sale terminal at a shop in Nigeria, allowing people in the West African country to make purchases using cryptocurrency, including bitcoin. The move is seen as key to scaling up cryptocurrency adoption and development in Africa’s biggest bitcoin market. Also read: Payments Platform Wirex Launches […]

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September 29, 2018 0

The Darknet Cat and Mouse Game: Law Enforcement Gains More Traction

The Darknet Cat and Mouse Game: Law Enforcement Gains More TractionSince the dawn of the Silk Road and the myriad of darknet markets (DNM) that followed, it’s been a cat and mouse game between law enforcement and DNM vendors and users. Also read: Proof-of-Stake is a Rebranded Version of the Old Financial System Operation Bayonet For a while, after the Silk Road was taken down it […]

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September 8, 2018 0

Trump vs Erdoğan: Bitcoin Is the Answer to Turkey’s Financial Chaos

Trump, Erdoğan Battle: Turkey in Financial Chaos, Bitcoin’s AnswerLatest reporting out of Washington appear to signal no deal struck between the Trump administration and the government of Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, potentially deepening an already fragile financial situation. Turkey’s lira has crashed double digits in recent months, and further as tensions between the two countries, over an American pastor’s jailing, continue […]

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August 21, 2018 0

Some of Bitcoin’s Earliest Adopters Find it Difficult to ‘Cash Out’

Wealthy Darknet Vendors Have Issues 'Cashing Out'The price of BTC had increased in value significantly over the years, reaching $19,600 at its highest peak – and the exchange rate rests at $8,500 today. This is a stark contrast to just over a year ago when the digital currency’s value was under $1,000 per coin. Since the fiat value has increased so […]

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March 20, 2018 0

Hong Kong Investors Rush to Enter the Bitcoin Markets

Hong Kong Investors Rush to Enter the Bitcoin MarketsWith bitcoin again dominating headlines, a flood of new money has recently entered the cryptocurrency markets – including from emerging crypto markets such as Hong Kong. Local media outlets are reporting, however, that many new investors may be ill-prepared for the risks associated with cryptocurrency. Also Read: Japanese Investors Increasingly Switching From Traditional FX Trading to […]

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December 17, 2017 0

Five Countries Where Bitcoin is Illegal

Five Countries Where Bitcoin is IllegalTo those who understand it, bitcoin is a blessing, but not everyone shares that sentiment. From scaremongering CEOs to entrenched central bankers, bitcoin’s list of detractors runs long and deep. Elected officials reserve particular ire for bitcoin however, with leaders across the globe weighing in. While most governments seek regulation, others have gone further, passing […]

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November 17, 2017 0