Bitpay Partnership With Poynt Enables Crypto Payments at 100,000 Point-of-Sale Devices

On February 11, the Atlanta-based payment processor Bitpay announced the firm’s recent partnership with the company Poynt. Now retailers will be able to support cryptocurrency payments using point-of-sale devices and crypto users will be able to pay with digital currencies at more than 100,000 Poynt retailers worldwide. Also Read: Ethereum vs Tron: Comparing Data, Defi …

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40 Banks in Germany Declare Intent to Offer Crypto Services Under New Law

More than 40 financial institutions in Germany have reportedly declared to the country’s financial regulator, BaFin, their interest to offer cryptocurrency services under the new German law. News.Bitcoin.com reached out to the regulator for some more information. The law, which went into effect early this year, enables banks to offer crypto services after obtaining a …

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto is Banking for Anarchists and Average People

“What I love about Bitcoin is that instead of some rich old guy on Wall Street, young poor people are the ones getting rich” —Eric Finman No Longer Is Economic Sovereignty Just for Politicians and Bankers “Cryptocurrency is for the rich”; this pernicious myth causes people to resent crypto and be suspicious of it. An …

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Ethereum vs Tron: Comparing Data, Defi and Stablecoins from Both Chains After Viral Tweet

On February 7, Cold Card and Opendime creator, Rodolfo Novak (also known as NVK), tweeted a picture of himself with Tron founder Justin Sun and Blockstream’s CEO Adam Back. Novak said “Ethereum was over” and the three had a plan to move Tron to Liquid, a network that leverages the BTC chain. Whether the tweet …

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Swiss Financial Watchdog Proposes $1,000 Client Identification Threshold for Crypto Transactions

Famous for its favorable business climate that has attracted hundreds of crypto companies, Switzerland is now expanding its financial regulatory framework. Some of the upcoming rules will increase oversight in the blockchain industry in compliance with new international standards regarding operations with digital assets. Also read: With New Regulations, Europe’s Crypto Companies May Be Running …

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Tax Friendly Saint Kitts and Nevis Approves Progressive Crypto Bill, Lenient Capital Gains Exemption

The island country of Saint Kitts and Nevis, located in the West Indies, recently passed a bill that legalizes digital currency assets like bitcoin cash. The act is cited as the Virtual Asset Bill 2020 and it aims to provide the regulation of cryptocurrencies for Saint Kitts and Nevis businesses and residents. Also Read: IOTA, …

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Does Tokenization Equal Liquidity? Tackling a Commonly Used Dichotomy

The following is a guest post by Tiana Laurence, EVP at ABE Global & Author of Blockchain For Dummies In the investment community, are tokens seen as a magical solution to liquidity? Let’s consider that thought. ICO tokens secured on a blockchain represented the new frontier, one where software cut out pesky middlemen and restrictive governments. You could own …

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4 ‘Bitcoin Contenders’ With Zero Use Cases and Barely Any Infrastructure

Cryptocurrency markets and the industry are extremely competitive and many users believe a single digital asset will reign someday, and that it may not be BTC. Over the last few years, many holders believe the assets they hold are bitcoin contenders with coins like IOTA, EOS, ADA, XRP, and XLM being popular choices. However many …

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Wendy McElroy: The Narrative and Philosophy of Cryptocurrency

“The central banks of Britain, Japan, the euro zone, Sweden and Switzerland have grouped up to assess potential use cases for digital currencies. Talk of such currencies gained momentum after Facebook announced plans last year to introduce a cryptocurrency called libra,” – CNBC. In the light of such developments, it is evident that those who …

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Justin Sun on the Future of Tron, BitTorrent, and Project Atlas

Justin Sun sits at the helm of Tron, a decentralized entertainment content sharing platform governed by users that populate the marketplaces instead of centralized third-party intermediaries. Tron is currently hovering around a $1.5B market cap. Although significantly less than it’s all-time high market cap of $16.7B, Tron has been incredibly active in the 2018 bear …

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