Tagged: Crypto Adoption

FV Bank Partners with Fireblocks for Digital Asset Custody Services

Puerto Rico-based digital bank FV Bank has announced that it has inked a deal with Fireblocks, a platform for securing digital assets. Through this association, FV Bank will leverage Fireblocks’ MPC-based wallet and network infrastructure to provide digital asset custody services to its customers. FV… Read More

Crypto.com Teams Up with Global Fintech Circle to Offer USD Deposits and Withdrawals in 30 Countries

Crypto.com revealed on Monday (June 28, 2021) that they are teaming up with global Fintech firm Circle, in order to offer USD deposits and withdrawals to more than 30 different countries. Crypto.com clients may now transfer USD from their bank accounts and get USD Coin… Read More

Remittance Payments to El Salvador can be Improved by Using Bitcoin or Other Crypto Rails Instead of Regular Money Transfers: Report

Nate Maddrey and the other researchers at Coin Metrics have shared their latest State of the Network Report. Published on June 15, 2021, the report from Coin Metrics notes that on June 9, 2021, the El Salvador Congress introduced a bill that officially made Bitcoin… Read More

Bitcoin has Given Investors in Emerging Markets Access to a High-Performing Asset: Report

2020 was a really important breakout year for Bitcoin (BTC), as an influx of institutional capital “spurred” the digital asset to set new all-time highs, Chainalysis notes while pointing out that many individuals and countries may have benefited from the booming prices in the crypto… Read More

Razer Is Evaluating Entry into Crypto Market, with Fintech Now a Major Business for Gaming Firm

Razer, a leading gaming hardware producer, is looking to further diversify its operations by offering cryptocurrency-related services. At present, Razer is “carefully evaluating” a possible entry into the crypto sector, according to recent reports. Min-Liang Tan, CEO at Razer, a global lifestyle and gaming company,… Read More

Digital Asset Custody Is Extremely Important Problem to Solve, According to Blaine Malone, Engineer at Gemini

Blaine Malone, Senior Security Engineer at digital asset firm Kraken, notes that he joined Gemini in March 2020 when New York had closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Malone adds that luckily, he got the chance to spend a day in the office, however, he’s… Read More

Danial Daychopan: CEO at Plutus Explains how Financial Services Provider Is Bridging Worlds of Fiat and Crypto

We recently connected with Danial Daychopan, CEO and Founder of UK-based Plutus, a financial services provider that aims to bridge the gap between traditional fiat currencies and “upcoming” cryptocurrencies. Plutus says it offers the “best of both worlds,” which includes centralized fiat and non-custodial crypto,… Read More

Elaine Sun, Compliance Director of Digital Assets Firm Huobi Technology, Discusses Importance of Proper Regulations for Crypto

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Elaine Sun, Compliance Director of digital assets firm Huobi Technology, recently noted that the traditional financial infrastructure and the idea or concept of money are “changing before our eyes.” Sun adds that the concept of “store of value” has mostly been associated or tied to… Read More

Facebook with 2.8B Users and its Diem Initiative May Compete with Online Payment Platforms, but Bitcoin with $1T Market Cap Can’t be Ignored: Report

Researchers at Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DB /NYSE: DB) have published an update, titled The Future of Payments in which they look into whether Bitcoin (BTC) may offer any value to the financial system. The bank’s research team points out that Bitcoin or BTC’s market capitalization… Read More

Over 100,000 Bitcoin Addresses were Holding $1 Million or More when BTC Price Briefly Surpassed $58K: Report

There are now around 100,000 Bitcoin (BTC) addresses that are holding more than $1 million worth of the cryptocurrency. The Bitcoin and crypto-mania has helped many individuals become millionaires (many almost overnight) as the digital asset continues to attract many more new investors including major… Read More

PayPal Says it Won’t be Purchasing Bitcoin or Other Cryptos but Will Capitalize on the Growth Opportunity Presented by Digital Assets

PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) has reportedly stated that they won’t be purchasing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), the payments giant’s CFO John Rainey told CNBC on Thursday (February 11, 2021). Rainey clarified that PayPal would not be investing corporate cash (probably) “in sort of financial assets… Read More

Bitcoin Adoption: Small Business Owners in India Reveal how Accepting BTC Payments has Helped their Companies

Deepika, who writes blog posts for LocalBitcoins, a peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange, has asked whether there are any small business owners in India that accept BTC as a form of payment for goods and services. Deepika notes that it can be inconvenient when a small business… Read More

Bitcoin Adoption: Nearly 1M Active LocalBitcoins Users in Q4 2020, while P2P Competitor Paxful Reports Steady BTC Trading Growth

Finland’s peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, LocalBitcoins says that 2020 was an “extraordinary” year and during the past quarter (Q4 2020), the BTC price reached its all-time high and has continued to surge this year. Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at just over $38,000 at… Read More

All-time Record 22M+ Unique BTC Addresses Active on Bitcoin Network in Jan 2021, while Ethereum on Exchanges Hits Historic Low: Report

  Ethereum (ETH) held on digital asset exchanges recently hit a historic low. $ETH held on exchanges just hit an historic low. Over the past 30 days, 3.75M ETH worth $4.97 billion left exchanges, possibly for staking, DEXs or cold storage. pic.twitter.com/orkIrcgzRG — Bloqport (@Bloqport)… Read More

BitPay Says Fintechs Square and PayPal will Drive Bitcoin and other Cryptos to Become Globally Accepted Payment Method

The team at BitPay, a blockchain payment technology firm that allows users to accept and send Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, notes that even though 2020 was a “rollercoaster of a year for the world,” digital currency remains at the “forefront” of the future of finance…. Read More

Top Crypto and Blockchain Predictions for 2021 and Beyond – Part 1

Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrency platforms such as Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Binance Coin (BNB), Chainlink (LINK), and Polkadot (DOT) are being increasingly adopted by a diverse group of users across the globe. Many more institutions and fairly large publicly listed companies… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Claims 5M Users Globally, May Introduce Support for More Digital Currencies and Crypto Debit Card

The team at Paxful, a leading peer to peer Bitcoin (BTC) exchange, acknowledges that 2020 was quite rough. They claim that even though it may have been the hardest year of many peoples’ lives, there were still some positive developments. In January 2020, Bitcoin was… Read More

The Time of COVID: The Biggest Fintech Stories of 2020

2020 was a challenging year for the entire world. The ongoing health crisis surprised everyone as the world dove into a pandemic, pummeling the global economy and impacting everyone. In many respects, Fintech emerged as a beneficiary of COVID-19. Digital transformation of financial services were… Read More

Fintech and Crypto Adoption Remained Steady in Switzerland in 2020 Despite COVID-19: Report

The Fintech sector in Switzerland has been growing steadily and has been consolidating this year, a trend highlighted by the rising number of later-stage funding rounds and some of the first Fintech-related exits, according to the IFZ Fintech Study 2020. In 2019, Series B rounds… Read More

Scott Freeman: Co-Founder at JST Capital Says Bitcoin and Other Cryptos Exhibit Characteristics Found in Other Asset Classes

We recently connected with Scott Freeman, Co-Founder and Partner at JST Capital, a New York-based financial services firm currently focused on the digital asset market. The partners of JST have spent more than twenty years working in the traditional financial services sector. They’ve now entered… Read More

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