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Encrypted Email Service Tutanota Tests Cryptocurrency For Payments
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Encrypted Email Service Tutanota Tests Cryptocurrency For Payments

Tutanota, a provider of an encrypted email service, has begun to accept donations in bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash and monero in order to test payment processing using cryptocurrencies, the company announced in a blog post. The German firm noted that it want...
Barclays Pursues Blockchain Patents to Create Digital Currency Network
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Barclays Pursues Blockchain Patents to Create Digital Currency Network

Barclays, the UK’s biggest bank, has applied for three U.S. patents that collectively outline a system that uses blockchain technology to combine the pseudonymity of cryptocurrency with the legacy financial system and its KYC/AML regime. The London-based ba...
Canada’s Only Actively-Managed Cryptocurrency Fund Now 91% in Cash
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Canada’s Only Actively-Managed Cryptocurrency Fund Now 91% in Cash

Canada’s only actively-managed cryptocurrency fund is currently holding approximately 91 percent of its assets in cash, a position it says it has taken based on uncertainty about the near-term trajectory of the market. Writing in a biweekly report published...
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...
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...
The Federal Reserve Is Not Considering Digital Currency, Says Chairman Powell
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The Federal Reserve Is Not Considering Digital Currency, Says Chairman Powell

For now, cryptocurrency volatility remains an isolated concern. Asked by Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) to outline his thinking on cryptocurrencies, Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said that the digital assets are not yet big enough to present a s...