Rick D.

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    Kasotsuka Shojo: Combining Cryptocurrency With Pop Music

    One of the latest pop groups to emerge out of Japan are the trend-riding Kasotsuka Shojo. The name translates to Virtual Currency Girls and in typical J-Pop style, each of the eight members wear a different costume representing one of the largest cryptocurrencies. Amongst the performers are Bitcoin,...

    Rick D. | January 14, 2018 | 11:07 am
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    Digital Currencies: Shaping the Future of Banking – Iranian Banker

    A prominent Iranian banker has come out in support of digital currencies. Masoud Khatouni, a senior member at Iran’s largest bank, has called for Bitcoin and other cryptos to be recognised and accepted into the nation’s banking system. According to Bank Meli Iran’s deputy for information technology and...

    Rick D. | January 7, 2018 | 5:35 pm
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    SEC Issues Warning to Crypto Investors

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued its second warning in a month to those investing in cryptocurrencies. In a statement earlier today, the governmental body advised those involved in the space to “exercise caution” with Bitcoin and other digital currencies. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, along...

    Rick D. | January 4, 2018 | 6:04 pm
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    Merrill Lynch Bans Clients From Bitcoin Investment Trust

    One of the Bank of America’s wealth management divisions, Merrill Lynch, has forbidden clients to invest in Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust. The news comes via a memo from the financial advisory firm last December which was seen by Reuters. The note was sent to around 17,000 brokers...

    Rick D. | January 4, 2018 | 4:03 am
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    EXMO Exchange Employee Kidnapped in Kiev, Ukraine

    A leading crypto-analyst at EXMO, an exchange based in the UK, has been kidnapped in Ukraine. According to a report in the Telegraph, Pavel Lerner was taken from outside his office in a district of Kiev called Obolon. The abduction took place on December 26. Reports from local...

    Rick D. | December 28, 2017 | 8:20 pm
  • St Moritz Ski Resort to Accept Bitcoin Payments
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    St. Moritz Joins Handful of Ski Resorts Accepting Bitcoin

    Legendary Swiss ski resort St. Moritz has announced today that they will begin accepting Bitcoin payments for lift passes. The 2017/18 season that has just begun will be the first in which the payment method is trialled. According to Swiss information port SwissInfo, the director of the ski...

    Rick D. | December 28, 2017 | 3:41 pm
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    Belarus Legalises Cryptocurrencies to Lure Foreign Investment

    When most people think about high-tech innovation, the former Soviet bloc is probably one of the last places on Earth that springs to mind. However, Belarus is making efforts to change that. Thanks to a progressive piece of legislation that was signed into law last Thursday, President Alexander...

    Rick D. | December 26, 2017 | 2:42 pm
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    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Price Finding Stability After Frightening Free Fall

    The price of Bitcoin seems to have found some stability after its free fall into the festive period. No doubt there’ll be some conversations over lunch today with smug relatives who “told you so” about that “dodgy internet money”. After such a severe a drop in price, Mums, Uncles,...

    Rick D. | December 25, 2017 | 4:43 pm
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    Thinking of Travelling With Bitcoin? With These Websites You Can

    Bitcoin has grabbed the attention of many this year, and that’s hardly surprising given its meteoric rise in price. Despite today’s 25% pullback following the Coinbase Bitcoin Cash insider trading debacle, the cryptocurrency has still performed amazingly in 2017. Starting out the year at around $1,000 its price...

    Rick D. | December 22, 2017 | 11:49 am
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    LedgerX: Mystery Investor Has High Hopes for Bitcoin

    According to digital assets platform LedgerX, an anonymous investor or group of investors has bought substantial options contracts from the company. The Wall Street Journal report that the “calls” give the buyer the right to purchase Bitcoin next December for $50,000. The contracts were purchased for an impressive...

    Rick D. | December 22, 2017 | 10:54 am

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