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Visa Introduces Bitcoin (BTC) Cashback Cards in Brazil, Argentina

Visa (NYSE: V) has introduced Latin America’s first crypto cards, through partner firms based in Brazil and Argentina. Working cooperatively with Fintech startups and other companies in the region, Visa will reportedly issue cards that allow consumers to receive Bitcoin (BTC) cashback with each  payment… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC), Other Digital Assets Slumped as US Inflation Reaches 40-Yr Highs: Report

Prices of digital assets crashed in early May 2020, when Bitcoin (BTC) fell almost 32% from $39,500 to $27,000 within only a week. The team at Kraken asks, “Could this be the beginning of a long crypto winter?” Or do the on-chain metrics “tell a… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Partnership Announced by SEVA to Support Development of SunPark

Blockware Solutions (BWS), which claims to be an industry “leader” in blockchain infrastructure and Bitcoin mining, is pleased to form a partnership with SEVA. Blockware Solutions has initiated a large-scale 150-megawatt development “to expand its Bitcoin mining operations in SunPark, an extension of Rock Creek… Read More

Gaming Fintech ZEBEDEE and MoonPay Launch Instant Bitcoin Purchases

Gaming Fintech ZEBEDEE and MoonPay, the international crypto payments infrastructure provider, has announced the integration of MoonPay’s services into the ZEBEDEE app for Bitcoin gaming, “allowing gamers to top up their Bitcoin balance with credit or debit cards without ever leaving ZEBEDEE.” The worlds of… Read More

Bitcoin focused RELAI, the Savings and Investment App, Secures €2,159,470 via Crowdcube

RELAI, the savings and investment app, has secured €2,159,470 in capital as part of its latest funding round. After a strong private phase, which saw €1.2m invested by the likes of Redalpine, “more than 850 investors have joined the table, contributing an additional €970,000, surpassing… Read More

Mercado Bitcoin Teams Up with Stellar Development Foundation in LIFT Challenge Real Digital by Central Bank of Brazil, Fenasbac

Mercado Bitcoin, which claims to be the largest exchange in Latin America, has teamed up with the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) in order to develop one of the nine projects selected for the LIFT Challenge Real Digital, “a collaborative environment carried out by the Central… Read More

StoneX Executes First Bitcoin (BTC) Cash-Settled Swap

StoneX Markets LLC, a subsidiary of StoneX Group Inc., a provider of execution, post-trade settlement, clearing and custody services across asset classes and markets worldwide, has announced that it successfully “executed and settled its first cash-settled BTC/USD swap.” The counterparty to the trade was one… Read More

Bitcoin Might Benefit from Emergence of “Bretton Woods III,” Research Report Claims

Under the background of the Russian- Ukrainian War and sanctions in western countries, a global commodity crisis is “brewing” and the new global monetary system – Bretton Woods Ⅲ may be developing, said Zoltan Pozsar, an analyst at UBS. A recent report by Huobi Research… Read More

Digital Assets: Ukraine, Russia Lead Countries Globally with Higher Crypto Adoption Rates, Report Reveals

Ukraine and Russia lead the list of countries “with higher crypto adoption rates, with 12.73% and nearly 12%, respectively,” according to an update from DappRadar. DeFi transactions in Q1 hit the lowest levels since February 2021, “while the 116 million NFT transactions across all blockchains… Read More

21Shares Introduces BOLD, the “First” Bitcoin (BTC) and Gold ETP

21Shares AG, which claims to be the largest issuer of cryptocurrency exchange traded products (ETPs), has announced the listing of the 21Shares ByteTree BOLD ETP (BOLD) on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the “world’s first” ETP that combines Bitcoin and Gold. BOLD has been developed “in… Read More

Compass Mining Releases Home Bitcoin Mining Guide to Help Clients Mine BTC at Home

Compass Mining , which claims to be the first and largest online marketplace for Bitcoin mining hardware, hosting, and reselling, recently revealed the release of their Home Mining Guide, which “details information on set up, maintenance, repair, and research for home bitcoin mining.” As it exists, there are many “knowledge… Read More

Crypto ETFs: 21Shares, ETF Securities Introduce First BTC, ETH Exchange Trade Funds in Australia

21Shares AG, a Swiss-based issuer of crypto Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), and the leading ETF provider, ETF Securities have “launched two funds that offer simple, cost-effective and direct access to cryptocurrency investments.” ETFS 21Shares Bitcoin ETF is “the first Australian ETF to invest directly in… Read More

Impervious.ai Finalizes Seed Round to Develop the P2P Internet Standard

Impervious Technologies Inc. is pleased to confirm the close of their seed financing round, with participation from Bitcoin and privacy-focused investors including CoinShares, NYDIG, Trammell Venture Partners, Fundamental Labs, Strategic Cyber Ventures, TEN-31 and others “to scale the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) internet standard.” As noted in… Read More

Double Extortion Ransomware Increased Almost 500% in 2021, CipherTrace Reports

CipherTrace, a Mastercard Company, has reported a significant increase in the number of payments “made to ransomware groups in 2021.” The growth in this criminal enterprise “is so large that the first six months of 2021 saw payments that matched the whole of 2020.” With… Read More

Gaming Fintech ZEBEDEE and UK based Mobile Gaming Studio Fumb Games Release Bitcoin Miner

Gaming Fintech ZEBEDEE and mobile gaming studio Fumb Games recently announced the release of Bitcoin Miner, which is “an idle mobile game that pays players real Bitcoin for managing a simulated crypto mining business.” The game represents “an interesting fusion of gaming and Fintech, as… Read More

Fintech Strike Introduces Shopify Integration, Bringing Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Payments to Merchants

Strike, which claims to be the leading virtual payments platform built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, recently announced its integration with Shopify, unlocking the ability for eligible U.S. Shopify merchants “to receive bitcoin payments from customers globally as U.S. dollars.” Jack Mallers, founder and CEO of… Read More

Kraken Is Supporting Instant Lightning Network Bitcoin (BTC) Transfers

Digital asset firm Kraken is pleased to confirm its support for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, which is “now live for all clients.” Traders now have “an instant and inexpensive way to move Bitcoin on and off the platform.” Going on to explain why you may use… Read More

Fintech Paystand Inroduces Business Expense Card with Rewards Paid in Cryptocurrency

Paystand, which claims to be the leader in blockchain-enabled B2B payments, has introduced the “first” corporate expense card with native crypto rewards. A technology-forward spend management platform, the DeFi Corporate Card provides instant provisioning of virtual and physical cards, as well as “advanced spend controls,… Read More

CME Group Introduces Micro-Sized Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) Options

CME Group, the leading derivatives marketplace, has introduced options on Micro Bitcoin and Micro Ether futures, further expanding its suite of virtual currency derivatives offerings. Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity and FX Products, stated: “The launch of these micro-sized options builds on… Read More

Digital Assets: ShapeShift Introduces On/Off-Ramp Flexibility for the Latest V2 Platform

Just when you thought their open-sourced ShapeShift V2 platform was sounding like a “one-stop-shop” solution for your cryptocurrency requirements, the team at ShapeShift claims that they have made further enhancements with the integration of the Gem on- and off-ramp embedded user interface. This will allow… Read More

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