Author: JP Buntinx

JP is working hard to bring more credibility to the Bitcoin and blockchain news industry. Outside of being Europe Editor at Newsbtc, JP is also an active writer for the website, and does not shy away from letting his opinion be heard.
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Ray Dalio Confirms Bitcoin is in a Bubble yet it may Become a Currency No Comments

A lot of self-professed financial experts do not like Bitcoin. That is not surprising, as promoting cryptocurrency would go against their own interests. Ray Dalio is the latest person to call cryptocurrency a "bubble". Considering how he is the founder of the world's largest hedge fund, his words carry some weight. Thena gain, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dixon uttered a similar comment. That remark was la...


China’s Bitcoin Crackdown Will not Affect Mining Operation, John McAfee Claims No Comments

The current Bitcoin situation in China remains rather vague for now. We know all major exchanges will halt CNY trading at the end of October. It also appears OTC and P2P trading service providers may be affected. One particular industry related to Bitcoin will not see major changes, though. According to John McAfee, mining Bitcoin and altcoins is not on the PBoC's radar. A very interesting stateme...


Bitso Opens Bitcoin Donation Support for Mexico City Earthquake Relief No Comments

Whenever a natural disaster takes place, there is a dire need for relief efforts. Although not everyone can send goods over to affected countries, financial support will do the job as well. Rather than donating to organizations who can't properly allocate funds, using Bitcoin makes a lot more sense. Mexican exchange Bitso has opened up a Bitcoin donation solution. All money will be used to help vi...


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Dubai City Walk Landlords to Welcome Bitcoin Rent Payments Come October No Comments

Using Bitcoin for everyday purchases or bills remains a bit difficult. Most service providers do not accept Bitcoin payments directly or indirectly. Over in Dubai, you will soon be able to pay rent with BTC. Property and real estate brokers at City Walk will enable Bitcoin as a payment method for rent. This is a big development for the world's leading cryptocurrency. Being able to pay rent wit...


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Bank Negara Malaysia Aims to Regulate but not Prohibit Bitcoin No Comments

Several dozen central banks oppose cryptocurrencies and everything they stand for. At the same time, these same institutions want to create their own digital currency in the future. Bank Negara Malaysia is looking at ways to regulate cryptocurrency sooner rather than later. According to our sources, the bank will have something in place by the end of 2017. No one knows for sure how this will play ...


New Slack Scam Causes Edgeless ICO Investor to Lose 200 Ether No Comments

Cryptocurrency ICOs have been targeted by criminals for some time now. Virtually every project suffers from scam attempts, or phishing emails these days. The Edgeless ICO is no different in this regard, even though the crowdsale ended some time ago. An assailant successfully tricks Slack users into making Ethereum-based contributions for remaining tokens. So far, over 200 Ether has been collected ...


Medicine Man Club

San Diego’s Medicine Man Club Uses Native Cryptocurency Token Rather Than Cash No Comments

Creating a native cryptocurrency token for a specific business is an unusual concept. Although we have seen native tokens in cryptocurrency, they are hardly used for real-life purchases. In San Diego, that situation is vastly different, at least where the Medicine Man Club is concerned. Their native currency is the Medicine Man Token which grants exclusive rights. It is a great way to provide oper...


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The Pirate Bay Briefly Mines Monero to Experiment With Alternative Revenue Solutions No Comments

The Pirate Bay has always been an interesting online bastion. Despite growing scrutiny from law enforcement and anti-piracy advocates, the site remains accessible in one way or another. In a sudden turn of events, the company turned toward cryptocurrency out of the blue.In fact, they experimented with mining cryptocurrency through site visitors' browsers for a 24-hour period. Although this may not...


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CHBTC Users Struggle to Withdraw Cryptocurrency and Chinese Yuan No Comments

No one will be surprised to learn various Chinese exchanges have issues right now. More specifically, they either will shut down trading or are involved in an ICo investigation. CBVBTC, one of the smaller Chinese exchanges, seemingly has issues with withdrawals right now. Various users complain about not receiving ETH, ETC, and CNY withdrawals over the past few days. This is not good news for the ...


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Chinese Users Ditch WeChat for Telegram to Conduct Bitcoin Trades No Comments

No one will be surprised there is still a big interest in Bitcoin as far as China is concerned. More specifically, enthusiasts are no longer using state-sanctioned messaging apps for this activity. Instead, they are now flocking to Telegram, a messaging app providing end-to-end-encryption. Rest assured Chinese users are not done with Bitcoin just yet. Nor should they, as the government should neve...


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