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Here’s Why Tim Draper Still Believes Bitcoin Will Reach $250K

American billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper has reiterated his bullish support for Bitcoin despite the crypto winter intensified by the sudden crash of the FTX exchange.  Draper predicted last June, during the bull market, that the leading crypto asset would reach $250,000 by the end of 2022. However, his prediction is less likely to happen this year since the largest cryptocurrency is now trading below $17,000 following the FTX fiasco.  Women and Retailers Can Push...

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Saint Kitts and Nevis to Make Bitcoin Cash Legal Tender in 2023

The island country located in the Caribbean region – Saint Kitts and Nevis – plans to turn Bitcoin Cash (BCH) into an official payment method inside its borders by March next year. The announcement positively affected the asset’s price, which jumped above $100. The Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis – Terrance Micheal Drew – disclosed that the government is willing to engage with Bitcoin Cash mining and make the asset legal tender on local soil by March 2023. The leader...

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Luxury Hotel in Dubai Accepts Shiba Inu as Payment Method

The five-star hotel W Dubai – The Palm allowed guests to pay for accommodation in Shiba Inu (SHIB). Another luxurious venue in the city where travelers can settle bills in digital currencies, such as BTC and ETH, is Palazzo Versace Dubai. The American multinational fast food restaurant franchise – Subway – also jumped on the bandwagon. Three of its outlets situated in Berlin started accepting bitcoin as a means of payment. The Palm Embraced SHIB W Dubai – The Palm – one of...

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Major South African Supermarket Chain Accepts Bitcoin Payments (Report)

One of the largest supermarket chains in South Africa – Pick n Pay – reportedly enabled customers to settle their bills in cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. The offering covers 39 of the company’s stores located across the country. The National Children’s Advocacy Center also hopped on the bandwagon, allowing people to donate digital assets. The Latest to Catch the Wave Pick n Pay hinted about the new payment option months ago when it trialed it in ten of its stores....

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Bitcoin Whitepaper Turns 14 Today: The Journey So Far 

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the publication of the Bitcoin whitepaper. On this day in 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto released a nine-page document that began a financial revolution and birthed a trillion-dollar industry.  On October 31, 2008, the pseudonymous Satoshi released the Bitcoin whitepaper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” to a cryptography mailing list.  The Birthing of Bitcoin The mailing list was hosted by Metzdow and run by a group of...

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Ukraine, Indonesia, and Russia Led Crypto Adoption in Q3: DappRadar

Crypto adoption is shooting through the roof despite the bear market and uncertainty surrounding asset prices, according to recent findings from the leading decentralized application (dApp) analytics platform DappRadar.  The analysis, dubbed the Blockchain Behavior Report, outlined major trends that affected the blockchain space in the last quarter, including regions where crypto adoption accelerated in both usage and regulatory efforts. Countries That Led Crypto Adoption in...

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Nearly 50% of Gen Z and Millennials Want Crypto Exposure in 401(k) Plans: Survey

As the global financial ecosystem continues to witness major changes, young investors in the United States are increasingly leaning towards crypto assets as an alternative investment option to add to their retirement plans. 50% of Young People Want Crypto in 401(k) A recent survey by the U.S. asset manager, Charles Schwab, which polled about 1,100 401(k) retirement plan participants aged between 21 and 70, revealed growing interest in the nascent digital asset industry. ...

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Over Half of Surveyed Family Offices From These 2 Countries Have Invested in Crypto

A joint study conducted by KPMG China and Aspen Digital estimated that 58% of family offices and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) from Hong Kong and Singapore had distributed some of their wealth in cryptocurrencies. At the same time, 34% of the non-investors intend to join the ecosystem in the near future. Almost Two-Thirds Are HODLers The survey revealed that bitcoin and ether are the most popular digital currencies among family offices and HNWIs based in Hong Kong and...

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Australians Embrace Crypto Amid Record Inflation Numbers: Report

Australia’s inflation hit 7.3%, which is the highest rate in 32 years. Considering the soaring prices of real estate and gas, analysts expect this figure to surge even more before the year’s end. To preserve their wealth during these turbulent times, locals have displayed increased interest in alternative financial assets, including cryptocurrencies. The Aussie government has also put crypto on its agenda. The new Prime Minister of the nation – Anthony Albanese – vowed to...

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El Salvador Opens a Bitcoin Embassy in Switzerland

El Salvador has signed a memorandum of understanding with the city of Lugano, Switzerland aimed at spreading Bitcoin adoption across the continent.  The central American nation has also opened a “Bitcoin office” within Lugano, according to the country’s U.S. ambassador Milena Mayorga. During Tether’s inaugural Plan B forum in Lugano on Friday, Mayorga said the office would be staffed by a new Honorary Consul devoted to advocating Bitcoin throughout Europe.  “My fellow...

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