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European Countries Step Up Response to Facebook’s Libra

European Countries Step Up Their Responses to Facebook’s LibraThe European Central Bank (ECB) and a number of countries in the region have stepped up their efforts in response to Facebook’s Libra, which has revived a competing ECB project for instant payments. As Facebook engages Switzerland’s financial regulator, the ECB clarifies how Libra can be regulated under EU laws. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who […]

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September 16, 2019 0

Why Portugal’s Tax-Free Crypto Trading Matters for Bitcoin

Why Portugal’s Tax-Free Crypto Trading Matters for BitcoinCryptocurrency enthusiasts and businesses in the industry have had to put up with regulatory uncertainty for quite some time. The strong desire to tap into their incomes and profits goes hand in hand with failure on behalf of authorities and regulators to fully understand the nature of decentralized digital assets. Not to mention how absurd […]

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September 3, 2019 0

Bitcoin ATMs Continue to Spread Across the Globe

There are now over 4,000 bitcoin ATMs throughout the world, global statistics provided by Coinatmradar.com show. Nearly all of them support bitcoin (BTC) and a growing number are supporting bitcoin cash (BCH). Most of the machines, also known as BATMs, can be found in the U.S., though their presence is steadily growing, not only in developed European […]

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January 9, 2019 0

Over 900 Retailers Worldwide Now Accept Bitcoin Cash

About 945 Retailers Worldwide Now Accept Bitcoin CashThe number of online retailers accepting bitcoin cash (BCH) has swelled to more than 945 stores in the last few months. According to Marco Coino, which provides a directory of merchants that accept payments in BCH, more than 670 bricks and mortar retailers also now handle transactions in the cryptocurrency. In October, that figure stood […]

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January 2, 2019 0

Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License

On Thursday, Dec. 13, digital payments platform Revolut announced that the company has been approved for a banking license in Europe by the region’s central bank. According to Revolut, the license will help it provide better access to digital currencies and also offer traditional banking services. Also read: Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions […]

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December 13, 2018 0

Bitstamp Confirms Acquisition by South Korean Company

Bitstamp has confirmed that it has been acquired by a European subsidiary of a South Korean corporation. Nejc Kodrič will remain the CEO of the exchange. The Korean group also owns gaming giant Nexon and Korbit, the country’s fourth largest crypto exchange. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bitstamp Acquired The oldest […]


October 30, 2018 0

Bitpay Phases Out Crypto-Debit Cards for European Cardholders

Bitpay Phases Out Crypto-Debit Cards for European CardholdersThe global cryptocurrency payment service provider, Bitpay, has announced the company’s loadable cryptocurrency debit card services will no longer work for European customers later this month. Bitpay has emailed all of its European card holding customers and revealed it is in the midst of sunsetting all Bitpay accounts related to the Wave Crest-issued Bitpay card. […]

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October 4, 2018 0

How to Use a VPN in the EU to Access the Uncensored Web

How to Use a VPN in the EU to Access the Uncensored WebIf you’re reading these words from within the European Union, you may have had to first check a box confirming your consent. Ever since the EU’s GDPR law came into effect, the internet has become a minefield of opt-in forms. With the passing of the controversial Articles 11 and 13 this week, the web looks […]

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September 14, 2018 0

21,000 New Locations Across Canada, Europe, Australia to Purchase Bitcoin Cash

Netcoins, an over-the-counter (OTC) brokerage and virtual ATM software company, announced this week it was enabling bitcoin cash (BCH) for immediate access purchase. For BCH enthusiasts, that’s 21,000 locations, covering Canada, Europe, and Australia where the decentralized currency is now available. Also read: Square’s Big Week: Crypto Patent, Shares Leap, and Lightning Plug 21,000 New […]

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September 4, 2018 0

Bitcoin ATM Card Goes Metal, Offering Cryptocurrency Cash Back

Bitcoin ATM Card Goes Metal, Offering Cryptocurrency Cash BackRevolut Metal is the latest offering from the United Kingdom-based digital bank, Revolut. It claims to return cryptocurrency cash back on purchases, higher withdrawal limits, and even a personal concierge service. Offered initially to its 10,000 strong premium clients, Revolut intends to open the card to everyone in order to meet demand. Also read: GPU […]

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August 24, 2018 0