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South Africa Proposes New Rules to Regulate Cryptocurrencies, Seeks Alignment With FATF Standards

700,000 Expedia Hotels Can Now Be Paid With Cryptocurrencies via Travala

700,000 Expedia Hotels Can Now Be Paid With Cryptocurrencies via Travala

More than 700,000 Expedia Group hotels and accommodations are now available via crypto-friendly travel booking platform Travala. Bookings can be paid with more than 30 cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. Despite covid-19, Travala saw a 170% increase in booking revenue from its … read more.

Bitcoin.com Wallet Launches New Portfolio Breakdown and Stablecoin Swap Features

Bitcoin.com Wallet Launches New Portfolio Breakdown and Stablecoin Swap Features

With over 11 Million Bitcoin.com Wallets created, we’re building new features our users need most in order to enjoy the best possible cryptocurrency experience. Our wallet’s latest features now provide seamless swaps between bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), and the … read more.

The Popular Stablecoin Tether Is Now Circulating on the Bitcoin Cash Network

The Popular Stablecoin Tether Is Now Circulating on the Bitcoin Cash Network

The most popular stablecoin tether (USDT) has officially been minted on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain via the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP). At press time there’s only 1,010 SLP-based USDT in circulation, as the firm Tether Limited seems to be issuing … read more.

Renters Threaten US Real Estate Market, 20 Million Americans Face Eviction

The aftermath of the coronavirus-provoked business shutdowns in the United States caused a number of market observers to focus on the U.S. real estate and rental markets. As the federal moratorium on evictions reaches its expiry, a recent Aspen Institute … read more.

Crypto Facilities Gets FCA Nod to Set up Crypto Futures Venue

Crypto Facilities Gets FCA Nod to Set up Crypto Futures Venue

Crypto Facilities, a subsidiary of Kraken cryptocurrency exchange, has obtained a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).An MTF is a European regulatory term for a self-regulated financial trading venue. MTFs are an alternative to … read more.

Market Update: Crypto Assets Slowly Gather Gains, Bitcoin Needs Capital Inflow, ADA Jumps 85%

Market Update: Crypto Assets Slowly Gather Gains, Bitcoin Needs Capital Inflow, ADA Jumps 85%

Cryptocurrency market prices have improved a great deal since our last market update, as the overall market capitalization of all 5,700+ coins has gained $16 billion since June 14. Most of the top digital assets have remained in a consolidated … read more.

About 90% of Bitcoin Investors Worried About Fate of Their Assets After Death: Study

About 90% of Bitcoin Investors Worried About Fate of Their Assets After Death: Study

Nearly 90% of cryptocurrency investors worry about what will happen to their assets after they die, but few plan appropriately. Younger investors are particularly culpable, barely thinking beyond their own lives. According to a new study by the Cremation Institute, … read more.

Permissionless Software Foundation Aims to Foster Open-Source Software With Bitcoin Cash

Permissionless Software Foundation Aims to Foster Open-Source Software With Bitcoin Cash

Just recently, Bitcoin Cash proponents were introduced to a new foundation called the “Permissionless Software Foundation” aimed at spreading Bitcoin Cash and SLP token technology. This week an organization called the “Permissionless Software Foundation” (PSF) revealed an announcement to the … read more.

John McAfee Launches Ghost Phone Service to Supplement His Cryptocurrency and Exchange

John McAfee Launches Ghost Phone Service to Supplement His Cryptocurrency

Two-time U.S. presidential candidate John McAfee has launched a privacy-centric cell phone data service. McAfee said that his Ghost cell phone data service offers 4G data without using a physical SIM card, is compatible with most major phones, and works … read more.

'Bitcoin Is Not a Privacy Coin' Says Crypto Evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos

‘Bitcoin Is Not a Privacy Coin’ Says Crypto Evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos discussed how he desired to see Bitcoin have more “privacy features” in a recent live stream Q&A session published on Youtube on July 7. Antonopoulos discussed the privacy-centric coin monero and concepts like stealth addresses and ring signatures. … read more.

Famous Malaysian Actor Fined for Stealing $50,000 Worth of Crypto From His Producer

A Malaysian court has fined famous local actor Mas Khan $4,000, or 26 months in jail, for stealing around $50,000 worth of cryptocurrency belonging to his producer, local media reported. Khan appears to have gained access to his boss’ Datuk … read more.

China’s Giant Ride-Hailing Service Didi to Pilot the Central Bank’s Digital Yuan

The Chinese government and the country’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), are currently in the midst of testing a digital yuan or central bank digital currency (CBDC). Now the Chinese ride-hailing corporation Didi Chuxing will be trialing … read more.

Centre Obliges Government Request, Freezes Address With $100,000 USDC

Centre Obliges Government Request, Freezes Address With $100,000 USDC

Centre Consortium has blacklisted an ethereum address holding $100,000 in USDC, a move that the entity says was “in response to a request from law enforcement.” A joint venture between Circle and Coinbase, Centre is the issuer of the dollar-pegged … read more.

Avalanche Launch Fumbles: 'A Highly-Sophisticated DDoS Attack Derailed Token Sale'

Avalanche Launch Fumbles: ‘A Highly-Sophisticated DDoS Attack Derailed Token Sale’

On July 8, 2020, some members of the cryptocurrency community were prepared to leverage the AVA Labs Avalanche (AVAX) token sale, in order to acquire some of the highly anticipated coin on Wednesday. However, due to “record-breaking demand” and a … read more.

US Dollar Slump Incoming: Bank of America Sees 'Death Cross' as Confidence in Gold Rises

US Dollar Slump Incoming: Bank of America Sees ‘Death Cross’ as Confidence in Gold Rises

The US dollar is increasingly being viewed in a negative light by investors. Bank of America analysts are seeing a “death cross,” a bearish technical formation suggesting that a period of dollar weakness is coming. Meanwhile, confidence in gold has … read more.