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Twitter Launches Support For Bitcoin Tips on Lightning Network. NFTs Could Come Soon

Twitter, the favorite social network among cryptocurrency lovers, has just announced that it will let its users to send Bitcoin to any account with a BTC wallet. Enabling Bitcoin tips is part of an even larger initiative. The company is expanding its support for payment processors of all kinds, including Patreon, Cash App, Venmo, Razorpay, GoFundMe, and Brazilian startup PicPay, which serves as an equivalent to Paypal or Venmo with some additional options such as cashback...

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Crypto Trading Now Official in Dubai Following Regulators’ Agreement

Dubai World Trade Center Authority (DWTCA) announced recently that it has partnered with the UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) to make cryptocurrency trading, issuance, and regulation completely legal within its jurisdiction – the DWTCA freezone. DWTCA Makes Crypto Activities Legal Notably, the agreement was signed by the acting CEO of the SCA Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi, DWTCA director-general Helal Saeed Al Marri, and an executive at the Dubai Department of Tourism...

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PayPal Announces New App That Includes Crypto Services

Online payment giant PayPal has announced a new app offering multiple financial services previously foreign to the platform – including “crypto capabilities.” PayPal’s New App Features As reported by Newswire, the new app will introduce the ‘PayPal Savings’ service in partnership with synchrony bank, a savings account that offers APY rates of 0.4% with no monthly fees or minimum necessary balance. While this is still well below rates offered by many centralized and...

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Steve Hanke Says BTC’s Fundamental Value is Zero, But Is It?

The prominent economist – Steve Hanke – once again revealed his negative stance on bitcoin. According to him, the primary cryptocurrency is highly volatile, uncertain, and has a “fundamental value of zero.” Is BTC Really ‘Snake Oil?’ Steve Hanke – Professor of Applied Economics at the John Hopkins University – took it to Twitter to warn investors to stay away from bitcoin. The 78-year-old American – who is a well-known cryptocurrency critic – does not see the leading digital...

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The Latest Crypto Adoption: Buyers Can Pay in Bitcoin for Manhattan Retail Properties

The New York-based property management company – Magnum Real Estate Group – would accept Bitcoin (BTC) as a payment method for the sale of three ground-level shops worth nearly $30 million located in Manhattan. In addition, the Autism Science Foundation (ASF) announced it would allow people to make cryptocurrency donations. Initially, the non-profit organization would accept the following digital assets: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin...

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Panama Bill Proposes to Regulate Bitcoin as Alternative Payment Method

As the global adoption of cryptocurrencies continues to soar, a new bill has been submitted in the Republic of Panama to recognize Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currencies as alternative payment methods. Panama Proposes Crypto Bill Panamanian pro-crypto congressman Gabriel Silva noted on Twitter that the new bill would enable the freedom to use cryptocurrencies in the Central American country. The bill, according to Silva, was prepared by different parties, including...

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El Salvador Officially Becomes First Country to Buy Bitcoin with Initial 200 BTC Purchase

President Nayib Bukele announced the milestone on Twitter, telling followers his country “just bought its first 200 coins.” Bukele noted the Central American nation will be buying more bitcoin as the deadline approaches to make El Salvador the first nation to officially recognize a cryptocurrency as legal tender. The president tweeted early Monday afternoon: El Salvador has just bought it’s first 200 coins. Our brokers will be buying a lot more as the deadline...

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Adoption: You Can Now Pay For Parking Tickets In Bitcoin Across Europe

The Belgian digital parking start-up – Seety – allowed customers of the application to pay for parking sessions in Antwerp and Brussels with Bitcoin (BTC). Apart from the primary cryptocurrency, the option includes six other digital assets such as Ethereum (ETH) and Dogecoin (DOGE). Separately, the e-commerce giant ShopCom has allowed its customers to make purchases with various cryptocurrencies as well. Park Your Car – Pay in Crypto According to a report by the local media...

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Standard Chartered Is Now Part of The Global Digital Finance Alliance

The leading British financial institution – Standard Chartered – reportedly became the first bank to join the Global Digital Finance (GDF) Patron Board. StanChart, together with the rest of the members, will work together to accelerate the adoption of best practices across the digital assets landscape. StanChart’s Latest Crypto Endeavor The multinational banking and financial services company – Standard Chartered – has joined the Global Digital Finance. With that move, it...

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Massive Anti Bitcoin Protests Fill The Streets of El Salvador

The political situation in El Salvador is only getting worse as the day approaches when the country will start adopting Bitcoin as legal tender. On September 7 of this year, the waiting period for the Bitcoin Law to become mandatory is over. According to the text of this Law, all economic agents must accept Bitcoin along with the dollar as a means of payment. Bukele promises that the measure seeks to benefit the people and save the country close to $400 million in remittance...

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