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Senate Candidate Accepts Largest Contribution in BTC

This week the Republican Senate candidate Austin Petersen announced he accepted the largest federal election campaign contribution settled in digital currency. Petersen, a former Libertarian, has received a total of 24 cryptocurrency donations this year, and the largest was for 0.284 BTC ($4,500 USD). Also Read: U.S. Lawmaker Wants Ethics Committee to Form Bitcoin Disclosure Guidelines […]

New Crypto Exchanges Launch in South Korea Despite Lack of Fiat Deposits

A number of new cryptocurrency exchanges are launching in South Korea despite being unable to provide full service due to regulatory challenges. Since the Korean government enforced the real-name system on cryptocurrency accounts, banks have only been providing fiat deposit services to the country’s four largest crypto exchanges. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for […]

First Bitcoin to Bitcoin Luxury Real Estate Sale Completed

A cryptocurrency investor has sold his luxury Miami home for 455 Bitcoin making it the most expensive Bitcoin to Bitcoin real estate transaction to date. Miami Mansion sold for Bitcoin Michael Komaransky initially listed his seven-bedroom home in Miami’s wealthy Ponce Davis neighborhood for 6.5 million dollars payable in either cash or Bitcoin in August 2017. He told […]

Russia Urges 4 Other Countries to Develop Common Approach to Cryptocurrencies

The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has asked the leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union countries to jointly develop a common approach to cryptocurrencies. Both the Russian central bank and the prime minister believe that cryptocurrencies should not be restricted to one nation’s framework. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies […]

Japan’s Most Popular Chat App Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange

The operator of Japan’s most popular chat app with approximately 168 million monthly users has announced its plans to launch a cryptocurrency exchange. Line Corporation has already begun the registration process as a crypto exchange with the country’s financial regulator. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Line Starting Crypto Business […]

Japan’s Largest Consumer Electronics Chain Trials Bitcoin Payments

Japan’s largest consumer electronics retailer Yamada Denki has partnered with the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bitflyer to trial bitcoin payments. Initially, bitcoin will be accepted at two of Yamada Denki Labi stores in Tokyo, but the company plans to roll out the digital currency payment option nationwide in the future. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange […]

Bitflyer Launches in Europe – Now Licensed on Three Continents

Japan’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Bitflyer has launched in Europe after obtaining a license to operate in the European Union. The exchange currently supports BTC/EUR trading, with a plan to add other cryptocurrencies later on this year. Also read: Cryptocurrency Activities Will Be Legal and Tax Free in Belarus Starting in March Bitflyer Launches in Europe Bitflyer […]

Will Sweden be the First Nation With Their Own Cryptocurrency?

According to a note issued by HBSC economic analyst James Pomeroy, Sweden could be the first nation to issue their own cryptocurrency. A document, which was sent to clients this week, titled “Sweden’s Big Year: Can the Economy Overcome Some Challenges?” set forth some rudimentary proposals of what an e-krona might look like. The international […]