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Berlin Is Rapidly Becoming a Hotspot for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

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Berlin has become a hub for all things cryptocurrency and blockchain over the past couple of years. Berliners look set to keep the trend going thanks to an enthusiasm for digital currencies like Bitcoin. Germany’s biggest city has long been on the radar for those interested in digital currencies and blockchain. In 2013, the Guardian reported on enthusiasts in the
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TravelbyBit to Integrate Binance’s BNB Coin Across all Merchants

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Tourism cryptocurrency-payments startup TravelbyBit is ready to announce BNB integration across all its merchants, including shopping at Australia’s cryptocurrency-ready Brisbane airport. Binance announced a $2.5 million investment into TravelbyBit on October 6th, 2018. TravelbyBit has quickly followed revealing plans to fully integrate Binance’s BNB cryptocurrency across its platform and its partner retailers. TravelbyBit partnered with Brisbane Airport, Australia, back in
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After Coinbase, PayPal Bans Social Media Platform Gab ‘Just Because’

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Gab.ai, the social messaging platform born in 2016 as an answer to the “Big Social Monopoly” of extant social media giants, has lost access to its PayPal account. PayPal: Gab Should ‘Find Alternative’ Gab, which in June saw itself unexpectedly banned from US cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase, did not receive an explanation from PayPal, the company’s decision being
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Fidelity Won’t Build Its Own Exchange, Focused on Bitcoin Custody, Exec Confirms

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Tom Jessop, President of Fidelity Digital Asset Services says that the asset manager will take crypto to the next level by enhancing the sector and providing a secure Bitcoin custody solution so institutional investors can get a piece of the crypto pie. Bitcoin Custody Solution Will Remove Barrier In the most recent episode of her Unconfirmed podcast, Laura Shin interviewed
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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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Liberland President Plans To Use New ‘Merit’ Cryptocurrency Instead of Bitcoin

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The President of Liberland, a small self-proclaimed microstate on a patch of land between Croatia and Serbia, is looking to use a new cryptocurrency called ‘Merit’ to underpin his vision for a new country.   ‘A New Type of State’ Vit Jedlicka’s vision for a new crypto-based micro-nation has taken steady steps forward over the last few years. The so-called
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The SEC Wants to Engage the Crypto Community through FinHub

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The launch of FinHub shows that the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) is increasingly focusing on 4th Industrial Revolution technologies. Among these technologies, Bitcoin and artificial intelligence (AI) continues to enjoy prominence. Crypto Enthusiasts Can Engage the SEC through FinHub On October 18, 2018, the SEC launched the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) to channel all issues related to
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BitGo Hopes You’re Hungry For A Bitcoin Wrap on the Ethereum Blockchain

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BitGo yesterday announced Wrapped Bitcoin, an ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain, fully backed by bitcoin. The project, in partnership with Kyber Network and Republic Protocol, will launch in January 2019. And Twitter asked… Why? As we should now expect from the Twitterverse, responses were swift and brutal. Andreas M. Antonopoulos received twice as many likes for his simple “Why?” reply,
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Coinbase Staff Shakeups Continue as Customer Service Staff Are Cut

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 Crypto exchange Coinbase continues its recent shakeup of staff and executives as its customer service staff are cut. Crypto exchange Coinbase recently engaged a series of cuts and shakeups involving staff and executives. According to Yahoo Finance, the majority of the laid-off employees were remote. Shakermaker The customer service cuts come despite the exchange’s commitment to user satisfaction. The customer service staff —
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Plattsburgh NY Officials Fed Up With Mining Noise Adopt Regulations

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Leaders in the town of Plattsburgh, New York, have adopted a law requiring crypto mining operations to hold a special permit. In the meantime, a moratorium on new endeavors is still in effect. Debate over cryptocurrency mining operations and their impact has been a popular talking point among citizens in Plattsburgh New York. In March, city officials slapped down an