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Small Cryptocurrency Exchanges For A Healthy Digital Economy

The cryptocurrency market has rapidly grown to become a disruptive alternative to the fiat currency market. In a relatively short span of 10 years, this space has seen quite a handsome appreciation in value. But with that said, the digital asset also attracted centralized manipulation…

Will Facebook really empower the unbanked and gain traction in Venezuela

You might expect the woeful state of global financial inclusion to be a concern for the UN or a non-profit, but not necessarily a social media giant like Facebook. But banking the unbanked is now apparently a core mission-statement for Mark Zuckerberg’s baby, via its…

Venezuela Sets Bitcoin Trading Record With New Hyperinflated Banknotes

New currency reforms in Venezuela accompanied a decisive surge in Bitcoin trading this week, with informal markets setting new all-time highs. Bitcoin Boom As Central Bank Re-adds Zeros Data from monitoring resource Coin Dance reveals that in the seven days ending June 15, Venezuelans transacted…

Binance Research: ‘Non-Crypto Public’ is Now Getting Into Bitcoin

Institutional demand for crypto assets is decisively starting to affect the crypto space. Bitcoin remains the “bellwether” of the industry, while data showing that the crypto market has already bottomed out is becoming more explicit, according to Binance Research. Institutional Appetite For Crypto Is Skyrocketing…

How Crypto-Based Microfinance Benefits Small Businesses

Starting your own business isn’t easy given the reluctance of banks to grant credit. Gone are the days when a compelling business plan would be enough to have the branch manager shaking your hand and bankrolling your venture. For entrepreneurs in developing nations, where even…

Bitcoin ‘Wunderkind’ Launches New Crypto Micro-Investment App

The 20 year-old so-called Bitcoin ‘wunderkind’, Erik Finman, yesterday launched a new app he claims will revolutionize the world of cryptocurrencies. One of the world’s youngest ‘Bitcoin millionaires,’ Finman says the app gives ‘regular people’ an easy on-ramp into the world of cryptocurrency. Well Increasing…

Argentina: Bitcoin Bought at $20K Retained More Value Than the Peso

Bitcoin has proven to be a store-of-value in Argentina where you would have been better off buying BTC at its peak rather than hold the peso. Argentina Ensnared Political and Economy Turmoil The Argentinian economy continues to shrink, afflicted by stubbornly high inflation, which President…

Northern Irish Capital, Belfast Introduces Bitcoin-Like Local Cryptocurrency

The city council of Belfast, Northern Ireland, has announced it is introducing a Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency for local goods and services. The technology is currently being trialled, during which the council hope to attract “an ecosystem of stakeholders.” ‘Belfast Coin’ Encourages Locals To Spend Locally ‘Belfast…

‘Facebook Coin’ Will Be More Like Bitcoin Than Starbucks Rewards, Says Analyst

Speculations about the purpose of Facebook’s planned digital coin are getting wilder. Ignoring key features like independence and decentralization, one analyst predicts that ‘Facebook Coin’ would look more like Bitcoin or Ethereum than your Starbucks reward points. Facebook Coin Might Encourage Viewing Ads With growing…

4 Examples Bitcoin is Now a More Mature Asset Than in 2017

Remember when the slightest bit of negative or positive development would cause the Bitcoin price action to change drastically? Well, those days seem to be long gone leading many to opine that BTC is becoming a much more mature asset. Here are four examples that…

New Bitcoin-ETF Filing With the SEC Throws Ethereum Into The Mix

Whilst the world waited for the SEC’s postponed decisions on two outstanding Bitcoin-ETF applications, somebody filed a new one. The United States Commodity Index Fund Trust filed the application yesterday for a fund based on a portfolio of both bitcoin and ether. Like The SEC Don’t Already…