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    Georgia to Consider Cryptocurrency for Tax Payments

    According to CoinDesk, two state senators in Georgia have proposed a bill that would allow citizens to pay their tax obligations in bitcoin, marking the second legislative effort of its kind to emerge this year. Public records show that the measure submitted on Feb. 21 by senators Michael Williams and Joshua McKoon would, if passed, tweak the rules governing the […] More

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    UK SME Owners anticipate Cryptocurrency going Mainstream by 2020

    SME owners in the UK see cryptocurrency becoming mainstream within two years, according to a new survey by English card machine provider Paymentsense. The national study, which gauged the responses of 504 small business owners in January, found that over a third (35 percent) anticipated cryptocurrency payments would become a valid and normal method of transacting […] More

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    LG Uplus, Etisalat, KT, Telefónica and PLDT will Support the Carrier Blockchain Study Group

    The Carrier Blockchain Study Group (“CBSG”), the global blockchain consortium of telecom carriers, today announced that South Korea-based LG Uplus Corp. (“LG Uplus”), UAE-based Etisalat Group (“Etisalat”), South Korea-based KT Corporation (“KT”), Spain-based Telefónica, S.A. (“Telefónica”), and Philippine-based PLDT Inc. (“PLDT”) agreed to jointly explore how to collaborate on building a next-generation global cross-carrier blockchain […] More

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    The UK government is launching an inquiry into digital currencies and the technology enabler, Blockchain

    The British government, keen to balance regulation without limiting innovation and jeopardizing businesses, is nervously greeting the digital technology, weighing up both the risks and benefits it brings. Striking the right balance between regulating digital currencies to provide adequate protection for consumers and businesses, whilst not stifling innovation, is crucial,” Nicky Morgan, MP and chair of the treasury committee said. The UK […] More

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    Merry Christmas crypto fans!!!

    Menu May this festive season sparkle and shine, may all of your wishes and dreams come true, and may you feel this happiness all year round. Merry Christmas! 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% Get the best crypto news straight into your inbox! Next […] More

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    Africa adopts blockchain technology for imports

    Businesses within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) could save up to $450 million in clearance documentation once the bloc adopts blockchain technology for clearing imports. Comesa is looking to roll out a digital free trade area — the first in Africa — modelled along the Malaysian Free Trade Zone, where parties […] More

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    Coinbase Adds Bitcoin Cash

    After a veiled suggestion from president Asiff Hirji that Coinbase would potentially add other assets, the exchange has officially launched support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH), according to the company’s blog post. The addition is a welcome Christmas gift for those who held Bitcoin (BTC) in Coinbase wallets on August 1 when the BCH fork occurred. […] More

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    Ripple Price Soars amid Asian Expansion

         The Ripple price soared on Wednesday following the FinTech startup’s announcement that it had opened an office in Singapore as part of its continuing plan to penetrate the Asian markets.      As CCN has reported, blockchain payments firm Ripple has been making a concerted effort to establish a significant footprint in the […] More

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    Central banks will most likely hold cryptocurenncies in 2018

    The crypto volume increasead dramatically in 2017, so governments and central banks now have little choice but to acknowledge that cryptocurrencies are here to stay. Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, told CNBC: This year will be the first year we start to see central banks start to hold digital currencies as part of their balance sheet. […] More

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    Ripple Price Hits New All-Time of $1.24

    Ripple’s token has surged to record highs meeting the expectations of the blockchain community. Ripple (XRP), the fourth largest cryptocurrency, hits new all-time high of $1.24, according to the CoinMarketCap. The token’s price remained stable for about half a year, but the last week has brought some upward movement. The meteoric increase let XRP pass […] More

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    Bosch Group VC invests in IOTA

         The Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) has made a significant investment in IOTA, according to sources close to both companies. This is the first investment in Distributed Ledger Technology for Robert Bosch VC.      IOTA, the cryptocurrency for the Internet of Things (IoT), has recently experienced an explosive growth. The market cap […] More

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    Belarusian President Signs Decree To Legalize Cryptocurrencies

    Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has signed a decree that legalizes transactions in cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin. After signing the decree on December 22, Lukashenka said that the move was aimed at attracting foreign investors and turn Belarus into a regional center for blockchain technology, which makes online transactions faster and more secure as well as anonymous. […] More

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