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Janet Yellen, Ex-Federal Reserve Chair, Graciously Accepts Gifted Bitcoin

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A Redditor decided to give the notably crypto-skeptic, ex-chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, some bitcoin as a gift. Her gracious and open response may surprise some. Bah, humbug As chair of the US Federal Reserve between 2014 and 2018, Janet Yellen’s relationship with Bitcoin was as fractious as one would expect. However, even since vacating the post back
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Bitcoin At 10 Years Old: Industry Celebrates A Decade Of Cryptocurrency

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Bitcoin is ten years old, and for one day only, the cryptocurrency industry is coming together to celebrate the “life-changing” event that gave the largest cryptocurrency to the world in 2010. Ten Years Of Financial Freedom The original Bitcoin whitepaper that started the cryptocurrency revolution turns ten today. It is rare to observe a lack of infighting in cryptocurrency –
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A Quarter of Rich Millennials Say They Own Cryptocurrency, Another Third ‘Interested’

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A new study has revealed that more than a quarter of “affluent” millennials either have or are using cryptocurrency. Now The Largest Generation in the US Communications and marketing firm Edelman has released its Millennials With Money report, which found that 25 percent either have cryptocurrency and/or are using it. What’s more, another 31 percent say they’re “interested in using it.”
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LocalBitcoins Volumes Are Dominated by Russia and Venezuela, New Data Finds

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LocalBitcoins is a good yardstick for measuring bitcoin usage on a country by country basis. A new analysis dives deeper than ever before into the data, considering metrics that have previously been overlooked. Locally Sourced Produce Though the majority of bitcoin activity occurs via online exchanges, country-specific data is hard to come by. LocalBitcoins does separate trade volume data by country but
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10 Years On: Five Things Needed for the Mass Adoption of Bitcoin

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It’s been ten years since Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin White Paper and introduced cryptocurrencies to the world. His radical vision of a decentralized peer-to-peer electronic cash system was groundbreaking, as it sought to rebuild the structures that upheld our global financial institutions. A decade on, the cryptocurrencies market is now worth $209 billion globally, and there are more than
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Stablecoins Are The ‘Disney Dollars’ of Crypto

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Companies and exchanges are jumping on the stablecoin bandwagon — but just how promising is this concept and doesn’t it go completely against everything Bitcoin stands for?  Dollar-Pegged Money is Nothing New Disneyland’s first president, Jack Lindquist, introduced the in-house currency called Disney Dollars in 1987. These paper notes featured pictures of Mickey Mouse and other popular Disney characters. They were
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China ‘Sanitizes’ Andreas Antonopoulos’ Book Mastering B*tcoin

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Andreas Antonopoulos, author of the ‘Mastering Bitcoin’ cryptocurrency guides, has reacted positively after Chinese state television showcased his book – albeit with a completely different title. Mastering… Blockchain? As Twitter-based cryptocurrency news resource cnLedger reported October 25, QQ had showcased an edition of Mastering Bitcoin, a presenter holding a copy with the title printed in both English and Chinese. While
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Upcoming ‘Story of Blockchain’ Film Continues Crypto Meets Hollywood Trend

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Alex Winter’s new film, “Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain,” is set for release in late October. The technology documentary is yet another movie chronicling the rise and influence of cryptocurrency and blockchain. Alex Winter became well-known in the world of film after starring in two of the cult-classic “Bill & Ted” movies. In recent years, the British-American film director