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You Can Now Use the Lightning Network to Buy (Virtually) Anything
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You Can Now Use the Lightning Network to Buy (Virtually) Anything

Cryptocurrency cellphone top-up company Bitrefill has announced it will start selling gift vouchers for Amazon and other brands — effectively opening up Bitcoin Lightning Network payments to almost any item.  LIGHTNING ‘COMES’ TO AMAZON, UBER, AND MOR...
Citadel Ceo Denies Any Interest in Bitcoin; Market Remains Entirely Unfazed
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Citadel Ceo Denies Any Interest in Bitcoin; Market Remains Entirely Unfazed

Ken Griffin, founder and CEO of the Citadel hedge fund, is denying any interest in the cryptocurrency and even going so far as to call it “a solution looking for a problem.” His ill-informed criticism comes amid a wave of positive developments in the cryptocur...
New Zealand Bank Shares Belief in Blockchain
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New Zealand Bank Shares Belief in Blockchain

SBS Bank in New Zealand seems to be considering using blockchain technology as a way to provide an improved user experience for their clients. While some financial institutions are vehemently denying their customers’ interest in cryptocurrencies, New Ze...
Money in Government and Religion
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Money in Government and Religion

When dealing with your personal finances, how often do you involve religion in your calculations? I imagine the answer will be different for everyone and will likely vary from “every time” to “never” depending on your background, chosen lifestyle or where you...
Congressman Calls for Cryptocurrency Investigation, Another Wants to Ban It
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Congressman Calls for Cryptocurrency Investigation, Another Wants to Ban It

A Democratic congressman has called for an investigation of the cryptocurrency industry following Robert Mueller’s indictment — while another has called for a ban on cryptocurrency mining and buying altogether.  On July 13th, 12 Russian operatives were ...
Ethereum ‘catalyzed’ Crypto Bull Market, Says Circle Ceo Allaire
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Ethereum ‘catalyzed’ Crypto Bull Market, Says Circle Ceo Allaire

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire has publicly praised Ethereum, countering cryptocurrency community criticism of the network and its perspectives this week. ALLAIRE BULLISH ON ETHEREUM In comments to CNBC’s Fast Money segment, Allaire, whose Circle has rene...
Before His CFPB Leadership Ends, Mulvaney Pushes FinTech Initiatives
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Before His CFPB Leadership Ends, Mulvaney Pushes FinTech Initiatives

CFPB director Mick Mulvaney is preparing to hand the reins to Kathleen Kraninger. While her nomination process grows contentious, Mulvaney is leaving his mark on the agency, creating an Office of Innovation and launching a regulatory sandbox. On Thursda...
EU Parliament Report: Cryptocurrency Anonymity A Problem, Blockchain Not To Blame
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EU Parliament Report: Cryptocurrency Anonymity A Problem, Blockchain Not To Blame

A recent study published by the European Parliament discusses the state of cryptocurrency-related crime, such as money laundering, tax evasion, and terrorist financing. Requested by the European Parliament's Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Ev...
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance To Open Regional Office In Japan
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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance To Open Regional Office In Japan

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced on July 19 that it would be opening its first regional office in Japan. The consortium has appointed Kazuaki Ishiguro as the EEA's regional head. Executive Director Ron Resnick told ETHNews about the move and th...