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‘Coindaddy’ Another Crypto-Rapper Rhymes About Bitcoin Life

Just last month news.Bitcoin.com chatted with the hip-hop artist ‘Lil’ Windex’ the Canadian rapper who made headlines last month for his rhymes about bitcoin cash. Now there is another rapper, from San Francisco, called ‘Coindaddy,’ an artist who has been coined a “Weird Al Yankovic” of cryptocurrency rap. Also read: An In-Depth Interview With Rob Hustle […]

Survey: 89% of Visa, Mastercard, Unionpay Users Know Crypto – 53% Have Purchased

A global study of cryptocurrency purchases made by users of Visa, Mastercard, and Unionpay cards shows that 89% of respondents are knowledgeable about crypto and 53% have purchased some in the past 12 months. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space A Global Study Global payment service provider Worldcore reportedly conducted a study […]

Cheapair.com Considers Bitpay as Coinbase Terminates Merchant Processing Solutions

Cheapair.com is asking for customer feedback on using Bitpay to process bitcoin payments as its existing processor, Coinbase, is getting out of that business at the end of the month. Cheapair.com has also revealed additional plans for cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase Problem Travel booking website Cheapair.com has been […]

Wikileaks Calls for Global Blockade of Coinbase After Its Shop Was Blocked

Wikileaks announced that Coinbase has blocked its official Wikileaks shop without notice or explanation. The organization will all for a global blockade of the cryptocurrency exchange and payment processor “as an unfit member of the crypto community.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase Quits Wikileaks Wikileaks announced on Friday that “Coinbase […]

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Lands New Job — CTO for Cryptocurrency Firm

The infamous former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, is trying to start over with a clean slate in life. Karpeles has revealed to the media that he’s started a new C-level position as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a firm called London Trust Media. The technology company invests […]

Coingeek Funds BCH Blockchain Development Training in the Philippines

On Thursday, April 19 the Calvin Ayre-owned blockchain and mining firm, Coingeek, announced it is contributing over $150,000 USD to help fund a blockchain developer training program in the Philippines. Coingeek believes the projects like these will help bolster the global, low-fee peer-to-peer digital currency known as bitcoin cash by improving the blockchain development community. […]

Significant Trade Volume Triggers Localbitcoins KYC Requirement

According to a recent thread on Reddit, Localbitcoins traders allegedly have to verify their identity if they are trading “significant” volume using the peer-to-peer platform. Also Read: Meet Memo: An On-Chain Social Network Built on Bitcoin Cash Localbitcoins ‘Error’ Involves Know-Your-Customer Verification Bitcoin users are frantically searching other exchanges today that don’t require Know-Your-Customer (KYC) verification. […]

Bitflyer Contests Reports of Insufficient Customer Verification Process

Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bitflyer has contested media reports that the Japanese financial regulator has deemed its user verification process to be insufficient. Nonetheless, the exchange admitted to being in talks with the authority and has implemented additional measures. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Reports of Financial Regulator’s Concerns The largest […]

Bitcoin Has Now Forked Almost 70 Times

Forking bitcoin used to be a rarity. Then it became the norm. And then it became a meme, with anyone and everyone forking bitcoin on a weekly basis. There have now been a total of 69 bitcoin forks plus another 18 altcoin forks. Holders of bitcoin, monero, ethereum, and litecoin can claim almost 80 additional […]

Coinsecure Announces Repayment Plan and Bounty for Stolen Bitcoins

Indian exchange Coinsecure has announced its plan to repay customers for stolen bitcoins as well as a 10 percent bounty to anyone who helps recover them. The exchange claims it was an inside job, and suspects its chief security officer of playing a role in siphoning off the money. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for […]

Russian Court Bans Telegram, Founder Pavel Durov Defiant

Russian security services ordered Telegram to hand over access to encrypted user messages, but the messaging application (app) refused. Founder Pavel Durov didn’t bother to send lawyers to Moscow’s Tagansky court in response, and the court dutifully ruled against his company, taking less than 20 minutes in decreeing an immediate ban. Also read: CBS’s NCIS Los […]

74 Beauty Clinics in Japan Now Accept Payments in BTC

This week the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange and payment processor, Bitflyer, announced its partnership with SBC Medical Group the parent company of the popular Shonan Beauty Clinic. The union between both firms means that 74 clinics nationwide will allow patients to settle their bills in cryptocurrency. Also read: Markets Update: BTC Price Jumps Over $1000 in Less […]

Pakistan’s Urdubit Exchange Shuts Down After Crypto Ban

Urdubit, a leading Pakistani bitcoin exchange, has closed down permanently. The news came after the central bank of Pakistan announced a ban on dealings with cryptocurrencies. The trading platform urged customers to withdraw their funds “as fast as possible”. Its team confirmed on social media its operations had been suspended due to the prohibition of […]

Research Paper Declares Bitcoin Compliant With Shariah Law

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are intriguing because they are very different from the traditional financial systems we use today. One particular subject people have pondered is whether or not bitcoin complies with the religious law that forms a part of Islamic tradition — otherwise known as Shariah Law. This week a microfinance firm based in Indonesia, Blossom Finance, […]