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Cryptocurrency users reached 106 million

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Thursday, 25 February, 2021 at 08:24 GMT
Bitcoin’s price jump and a massive increase in DeFi played an important role in global adoption.Cryptocurrency adoption has surged in recent months as the total number of global crypto users jumped above 106 million for the first time in January 2021. The recent jump in the...
Okcoin set to delist bch and bsv

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Saturday, 20 February, 2021 at 10:59 GMT
On March 1, OKCoin plans to delist Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) from its network. The exchange revealed that it has to remove the two fork coins due to the confusion they have caused new clients and also the recent copyright enforcement mania by Wright Craig. The CEO...
Portuguese residents set to pay for electricity with bitcoin

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Friday, 19 February, 2021 at 17:20 GMT
Bitcoin has become the talk of the town as the flagship cryptocurrency has smashed past $50,000. The growing demand for bitcoin has also seen it being used as a means of payment and the private sector has always been ahead in this regard. According to recent reports, some...
Mastercard partners with bahamas for prepaid sand dollar card

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Thursday, 18 February, 2021 at 12:46 GMT
Mastercard announced the partnership with the Bahamas’ central bank to introduce the Sand Dollar prepaid card yesterday ...
Dubai government licensing entity now accepts bitcoin for payments

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Wednesday, 17 February, 2021 at 09:37 GMT
Kiklabb is a free trade zone that helps companies set up shop in Dubai, a wealthy city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Kiklabb issues trade and other licenses as well as processes visas. ...
Paypal reveals plans to become cbdc distributor

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Friday, 12 February, 2021 at 13:15 GMT
With PayPal being a CBDC distributor, more customers would be interested in its products, especially those related to crypto. ...
Mastercard set to support select cryptocurrencies directly on its network in 2021

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Thursday, 11 February, 2021 at 08:22 GMT
Global payments service provider Mastercard has announced that it will launch select cryptocurrency payment support on its network this year. ...
China tops $17m in cbdc issued

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Monday, 8 February, 2021 at 07:16 GMT
According to an SCMP report on Monday, two major cities in the Republic of China, Beijing, and Suzhou, are planning to issue more digital yuan to local residents this week. This will bring the total issued digital currencies to over $17 million (or 110 million yuan). Since the...
Travel firm includes binance pay for payments

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Friday, 5 February, 2021 at 09:17 GMT
Travala travel firm, a crypto-friendly website, becomes the first dealer to integrate Binance Pay into its payment methods. The website, which was launched on the 3rd of February, is looking to use this new application to enhance prospective travelers’ booking.  ...
Chinas blockchain service network announces cosmos integration

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Thursday, 4 February, 2021 at 10:43 GMT
Tweeting on Monday, the Blockchain-based Service Network - China’s blockchain infrastructure project — announced that it had adapted Cosmos (ATOM) to its Chinese network. The Chinese BSN, unlike the international version, only supports permissioned enterprise blockchains. ...

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