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Privacy and Scaling Upgrades Could Mean Significant Changes for Bitcoin

Earlier this year, reports emerged that there were some privacy and scaling upgrades underway for Bitcoin. At the moment, there are already 200 developers on board who are looking at the Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs) concerning Taproot and Schnorr. Because Bitcoin is a decentralized currency, there can be no changes made to it, unless a…

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Could ChainLink Be Going Down After a Successful Year?

ChainLink, a major player in the world of smart contracts has been making headlines in the crypto ecosystem for some time now. Mid this year, the crypto company was said to be moving higher. This came after the platform partnered with Google and Oracle. Asides from that major merger, ChainLink has been among the best…

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Cryptocurrency Taxation Laws in Europe and America

Ever since their inception in 2009, cryptocurrencies have been a major issue of concern for governments. Given that the digital currencies are decentralized, many sovereign governments don’t know what stand to take. Also, regulating the currencies and imposing taxes on them has proved to be a challenge.  It is no surprise that America and Europe…

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Is China Still Against Cryptocurrencies?

China is a global leader on several issues, and the cryptocurrencies issue is one that has seen the republic become quite vocal. Many superpowers, the USA included, have expressed their concerns over the new technology. China, however, has been quite vocal to the point of banning cryptocurrencies in the country, which led to the collapse…

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Are Central Banks Rushing to Create Digital Currencies?

Back when digital currencies were still a foreign concept, the new technology faced a lot of hostility and skepticism. Central Banks from all around the world were the first to voice their disapproval at cryptocurrencies. Some, like the People’s Bank of China, went ahead to ban the digital currencies, leading to the digital exchange markets…

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Are China and EU Warming Up to Digital Currencies?

Digital currencies have always been under scrutiny, ever since they were first introduced, and with good reason. The Blockchain technology behind the currencies and the general working model of these cryptocurrencies is a bit of a hard concept to come to terms with. It is no surprise that many countries and financial influencers were initially…

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Is Mainstream Crypto Adoption on the Horizon?

Although Bitcoin has been around for years, the digital currency has not had much success getting through the mainstream market.  However, the adoption of digital currencies is on the rise. Bitcoin has had better success as compared to other cryptocurrencies with giant worldwide sites such as eBay now accepting Bitcoin payments.  Bitcoin has almost always…

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Capitalize on 2 Billion Stellar Lumen ‘Space Drop’ With BlockCard!

Take advantage of the 2 billion Stellar Lumens ‘Space Drop’ on Keybase with your BlockCard! Yes, you read that correctly. 2 Billion Stellar Lumens (XLM) will be given out to the users of the encrypted social networking service Keybase[1]. With Keybase you are able to prove your online identity on a wide variety of platforms,…

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Sharing Is Caring

By now almost everyone should be familiar with most of the terms used in the crypto-space. If you are not familiar, here are some basic commonly used terms and their definitions:  Cryptocurrency is a digital currency designed to work as a medium of exchange enabling direct payments between individuals. Cryptocurrencies leverage blockchain technology to gain…

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Using Cryptocurrencies For Retail And Travel Payments

We are living in an ever-increasing borderless world because of the internet. However, even with a more tech-savvy world, cryptocurrency assets have yet to reach mainstream adoption. We do see more and more signs of cryptocurrencies slowly being adopted in our lives. For example, the state of Ohio started accepting taxes to be paid in...