Lite.IM Brings Bitcoin to Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and SMS

We're pleased to announce that Bitcoin (BTC) support has finally arrived on Lite.IM! Now you can send, receive, and manage your Bitcoin easily and securely right from the convenience of popular messaging platforms like Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and SMS (in the US and Canada). Bitcoin is the fourth currency to arrive on Lite.IM after Litecoin (L...
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German Adoption Of Bitcoin Growing

A recent survey shows that more than one-third of big companies in Germany see blockchain technology as revolutionary as the internet was back in its day. On top of the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, blockchain technology one of the current three areas of development with massive potential. The survey was administered by the German...
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Facebook is reportedly planning its own stablecoin — here’s what you need to know

 F acebook looks to be jumping on the blockchain wagon with plans to introduce its own stablecoin, according to a report from Bloomberg . The social network company — under fire for a seemingly constant stream of privacy snafus of late — created an internal blockchain division in May and, while there has been plenty of speculation , the exact ...
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Why Bitcoin Matters for Freedom

In the border city of Cúcuta, Venezuelan refugees stream into Colombia , searching for food to feed their families. Years of high inflation, projected to top 1 million percent , has turned bolivares into scrap paper . More than 3 million Venezuelans have fled since 2014, and 5,500 exit for good each day. According to the United Nations , the exodus...
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10 Reasons To Buy Bitcoins

Bitcoin, in recent years, has become a household name and is probably the most widely accepted Cryptocurrency. You might have doubts about investing in bitcoins, you might need a guide to buy bitcoins or you may wonder why the price of bitcoins moves so much, but here are a few reasons why you should invest in them even in 2018. 1. Bitcoin is relia...
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Why Bitcoin, Ethereum and the Entire Crypto Market Are Down in Value

The way I see it, investors in 2017 — and specifically in Q4 — wanted to buy Bitcoin ( BTC) and Ethereum ( ETH ) for the sole purpose of exchanging it for specific ICO tokens they wanted to invest in. The buyers of Bitcoin and Ethereum did not want to own Bitcoin or Ethereum. They wanted to buy the newly issued initial coin offering ( ICO ) tokens,...
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Digital Assets brokerage firm Tagomi Holdings, backed by Peter Thiel officially launches

  Tagomi Holdings , the digital assets electronic brokerage backed by the PayPal co-founder and former Trump Administration advisor, Peter Thiel's venture capital firm, has officially launched, as per a press release published on 17 December. The digital assets broker, Tagomi provides cross-border execution, post-trade reporting, custody solut...
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Cambridge University Report Shows a 100% Growth in the Number of Crypto Users This Year

While that the crypto market has caused severe pains to its investors, the participation of the crypto users in the market has nearly doubled shows the latest report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. Published on Wednesday, December 12, the report shows that 17 million "verified users" were added to the cryptocurrency market this y...
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PRESIDENT TRUMP APPOINTS BITCOIN PROPONENT AS WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF

President Donald J. Trump has announced that he will be naming Mick Mulvaney as the new acting White House Chief of Staff. Mulvaney is a well-known Bitcoin proponent and has previously expressed his support of blockchain technology. MULVANEY: NEW ACTING CHIEF OF STAFF Mick Mulvaney, who's currently the director of the US Office of Management and Bu...
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Major German Stock Exchange to Launch Crypto Trading Platform

Germany's second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart Group, is set to launch a cryptocurrency trading platform in the first half of 2019. The firm announced Wednesday that it has partnered with a local fintech company solarisBank to create an engineering infrastructure for digital assets trading. solarisBank, which operates with a banking lice...
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PayPal Launches Blockchain-Based Innovation Reward System for Employees

  Major global online payments system PayPal has launched a blockchain-based reward system for its employees. Financial news channel Cheddar reported on the platform launch Thursday, Dec. 6, citing PayPal's director of innovation Michael Todasco. According to Cheddar, the program was prepared by PayPal's innovation team, which is based in San ...
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Crypto-lawyer tweetstorm pours cold water on VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF hopes

A noted crypto-commentator has given a gloomy outlook on the chances of VanEck/SolidX's ETF proposal getting the thumbs up in February. One of the big cryptocurrency narratives of 2018 has been the initial expectation, and eventual disappointment, surrounding the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) approval of a bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund. Su...
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Facebook Recruiting Blockchain Experts, Looking to Expand Team

  Facebook has recently opened several new blockchain positions on Facebook Careers . The social media titan is looking to hire a marketing specialist, three blockchain engineers, and a blockchain data scientist. According to the information in the job description, facebook is looking to expand its recently-launched blockchain team: "At Facebo...
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8 Teams Are Sprinting to Build the Next Generation of Ethereum

  "We don't want to reinvent the wheel when building [ethereum] 2.0." Speaking to the complementary efforts of developers working on two separate upgrades to the ethereum blockchain – one dubbed ethereum 2.0 and the other dubbed ethereum 1x – Raul Jordan insists upgrades to be included in ethereum 1x on a shorter time horizon would have benefi...
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eCl@ss and the IOTA Foundation Announce Partnership to Standardize Internet of Things Payments and Data Transmission

  New Partnership Will Drive Faster, More Efficient Communication and Payments Between IoT Devices (BERLIN, GERMANY — December 5, 2018) — IOTA Foundation , a non-profit foundation focused on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and permissionless ecosystem development, today announced a new partnership with eCl@ss to standardize and simplify co...
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Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

  This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related. Mr. Highwater teaches high-school level robotics and programming. *** While there is a growing number of fiat based-payment processors with a variety of practical tools and methods of payment, adding cryptocurrency paymen...
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IBM Partners with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Blockchain Supply Chain System

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has successfully collaborated with IBM to pilot a blockchain supply chain system, according to an ADNOC press release published on Dec. 9. The release notes that ADNOC — a state-owned oil company in the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) — is reportedly among the world's leading energy and petrochemical groups, ...
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Bill Gates: Digital Currency Will Help the Poor

  Microsoft's Bill Gates is one known in the past for expressing admiration for cryptocurrencies and in a recent video, he has done just that claiming that digital technology has the means to empower the world's poorest. Although the Microsoft principal founder has cooled to Bitcoin in recent years, there was a time he would express more upbea...
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Why bitcoin — by design — won’t become worthless, according to this crypto heavyweight

Bitcoin protocol is set up to be adjusted as mining conditions worsen, says teaching fellow Andreas Antonopoulos As bitcoin flounders to its lowest level in 14 months, concerns over mining profitability have some wondering if the best-known cryptocurrency is headed for a hard landing as those solving the complicated puzzles hit the off-switch on th...
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Zhao: Binance Chain to Be Ready in “Months,” Enabling Projects to Issue Tokens

  Some of Asia's most wealthy people have gathered in Singapore today to learn about blockchain technology and crypto from the planet's most influential thought leaders in the space. Amongst those presenting at Forbes Asia's "Decrypting Blockchain for Business" event was Binance's Changpeng Zhao and BTCC's Bobby Lee. Interest in Blockchain Rem...
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