Pro-Crypto Fintechs Robinhood & Revolut Aim to Replace Bitcoin-Hostile Banks

Earlier today, two of the world’s hottest fintech startups, the US-based Robinhood and the UK-headquartered Revolut, separately announced new product offerings that could greatly benefit the crypto industry over the long-term and put pressure on bitcoin-hostile banks to begin modernizing their service lines. Bitcoin-Friendly Fintech Startups Want to Replace Banks Revolut, which recently achieved a

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HTC Exodus 1 Blockchain Smartphone Will Ship with Brave Browser

The Exodus 1 is HTC’s cryptocurrency and blockchain oriented phone. It’s designed as a native blockchain mobile and to work securely with cryptocurrency and decentralized applications (dApps). Revealed in a recent tweet by co-founder Brendan Eich, who also developed the Firefox Mozilla browser, Brave will be HTC’s default browser. We are very happy to have

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‘What is Bitcoin’ Ranked Among Top Google Searches in 2018

About a year ago, Google searches for “Bitcoin” surpassed searches relating to Donald Trump. Now that Google has published its 2018 year-in-review of search terms, “What is Bitcoin” is among the top questions that people are asking Google, at least in the US. Last year, the largest cryptocurrency ranked in two categories globally, both in

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Bitcoin-Friendly Cash App Tops PayPal in Google Play Store

Square’s Cash App has achieved a key milestone on the road to mainstreaming bitcoin usage by becoming the most popular app in the finance category on the U.S. Google Play Store ahead of PayPal. The app, which has spent much of the past year gaining tremendous amounts of ground within the millennial market segment is

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Ohio Is ‘Planting A Flag’ And ‘Embracing Cryptocurrency’: State Treasurer

Asked on Bloomberg News Thursday morning “just how big a deal” it is that Ohio now accepts cryptocurrencies for tax payments, Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel responded in kind saying that Ohio is “proud to do its small part” by being the first in the nation to do so. Speaking from a true position of

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French Tobacco Shops to Sell Bitcoin From 2019

French cryptocurrency adoption and usage are set to receive a minor boost from next year, as the French Prudential  Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR), a regulatory offshoot of the Banque de France has granted permission for tobacco shops in the country to sell bitcoin from January 1, 2019. According to a news report from  Europe

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Fortnite V-Bucks & Crypto are Replacing Gift Cards on Christmas Wish Lists

A new report suggests that cryptocurrency and digital assets are becoming something of a staple in the lives of the upcoming generation, with potentially seismic implications for the world of finance in the future. The Holiday 2018 report released by investment bank and asset management company Piper Jaffray reveals that, for the first time ever, American teenagers

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Could Switzerland’s Crypto ETP Increase the Chance of a Bitcoin ETF Approval?

This week, SIX Swiss Exchange, Switzerland’s principal stock exchange based in Zurich, approved the listing of a crypto exchange-traded product (ETP) with the ticker “HODL.” Like the Coinbase Index and Bitwise Hold 10, Amum ETP represents the value of five cryptocurrencies that include Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Ethereum (ETH).

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Pantera Capital CEO: ‘In a Decade Billions of People Will be Using Bitcoin

In the words of the CEO of bitcoin investment firm Pantera Capital, Dan Morehead, disruptive technologies usually earn the title ‘category killers’ but in the case of bitcoin it is a ‘serial killer’. According to  Morehead, this is because it will disrupt ‘dozens’ of sectors with the cryptocurrency already having demonstrated the capacity to potentially

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Bitcoin Accepted Here: Major US Museum Now Takes Crypto Payments

Great Lakes Science Center, a large museum and educational facility in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, will begin accepting Bitcoin as a payment method beginning November 13. Kirsten Ellenbogen, the CEO of Great Lakes Science Center, said that the institution decided to accept crypto to facilitate the growth of the local blockchain ecosystem. “There is a lot

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