Bitcoin 

Tether (USDT) Dominance Persists Amidst Mainstream Adoption

Tether (USDT) popularity in the cryptocurrency space is unmatched. Immediate data indicates it is the most widely used stablecoin by virtue of trading volume. In November, for instance, USDT accounted for as much as 79% of Bitcoin trading between fiat or stablecoins. Likewise, a total of 9.69 million Bitcoins were exchanged in favor of the Tether stablecoin. Popularity The popularity stems from the fact that Tether is one of the most stable cryptocurrencies, given that it is pegged to the US dollar. USDT popularity and trading volume are expected to…

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Cryptocurrency 

Cryptocurrency Faces Challenges in Cuba Despite Growing Crypto Adoption

Cuba rolled out mobile across the country last year, and this has resulted in increased usage of cryptocurrency. Most Cubans are increasingly using cryptocurrencies to circumvent economic sanctions levied by the US to access the global marketplace. However, despite this increasing adoption, crypto still faces several challenges in Cuba. Some of the challenges include restricted access to cryptocurrency exchanges, lack of proper regulations, as well as the growing acceptance of the gold-backed MLM stablecoin. Using Crypto to Circumvent Sanctions A report published on September 12 by Reuters included passages from…

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Blockchain 

NetCents Signs 40th Partnership Agreement, Accelerates Market Adoption

NetCents Technology Inc. (CSE:NC) (OTCQB:NTTCF) announced Wednesday that it is accelerating its pace for market adoption and integration through the sign on of its 40th partnership agreement. Doubling its number of partnerships in just over six months reflects NetCent’s aggressive trajectory to accelerate its partner growth and keep pace with merchant adoption of cryptocurrency. It also demonstrates the increased willingness of merchants to adopt traditional payment alternatives by incorporating NetCent’s payment solution in-store, online, and within their POS systems. “This accelerated partner growth continues to validate our business model and the…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Adoption has Yet to Hit the Masses

The cryptocurrency industry may be popular, but that doesn’t mean it has seen mass adoption. Even Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, agrees. Speaking to The Toronto Star recently, the 25-year old multimillionaire provided reasons why he thinks crypto adoption has yet to catch on. Crypto Adoption: Why Hasn’t It Happened Yet? Yesterday, The Star posted an article focusing on Buterin’s thoughts on why crypto adoption has yet to happen and what the industry can do to boost the adoption of virtual currencies. One of the main issues Buterin discussed…

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Blockchain 

Cryptocurrency Mainstream Adoption | Is Ebay the Answer?

Are we on the verge of mainstream adoption for digital currencies? The list of companies accepting payment in Bitcoin is steadily growing and now one of the biggest e-commerce sites is hinting at joining that list. Global e-retailing giant, Ebay, has stirred rumors via its latest promotional adverts. Let’s check this out. Mainstream Adoption – Ebay to Support Digital Assets? At the Consensus conference in New York, Ebay’s banners suggested the company is about to enter the cryptocurrency space. In a photo leaked on Telegram channel @PatronsOfTheMoon, the two banners read…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Adoption | Russia Testing and Finland Regulating

The crypto world has continued to grow each passing day, and the industry is closer to global crypto adoption judging from the events and developments of the last week of April. Crypto Adoption: Russia Opens Four Regions The Russian Federation has indicated that it is opening four regions in the country to test cryptocurrency. This is a significant milestone towards crypto adoption around the world. The Federation will test crypto innovations in regions that are not under the purview of the current regulations. A bill drafted by the Economy Ministry of…

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Blockchain 

France’s Crypto Regulations | Finance Minister Wants Whole EU Adoption

This week, some are focusing on the recent fire that broke out in Notre-Dame cathedral, while others are looking at Bruno Le Maire, the French Finance Minister. According to Le Maire, EU member states should implement the same crypto regulations the French parliament approved last week. Here’s what we know. French Crypto Regulations are Key, According to Le Maire Last week, France’s parliament approved a law called the Pacte (Action Plan for Business Change) law, which pertains to cryptocurrencies. The law also deals with other business plans. According to Reuters, the…

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Blockchain 

Chicago Mayor Believes Crypto Adoption is “Inevitable”

Cryptocurrency received an endorsement from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel when he stated that wide-scale crypto adoption is “inevitable” at a FinTech meeting in his city earlier this week. The chief of staff for former US President Barack Obama said that while he is no expert in crypto technology, he believes digital assets could help financially unstable countries with their economic recovery. The politician thinks that “an alternative way of currency dealing with the debt markets is going to happen” at some point in the future. “One day, somebody’s going to figure out—whether that’s Argentina,…

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Blockchain 

Russia Crypto Adoption | President Putin Orders Crypto Regulations

According to a document published on the Russian President’s official website, Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian Government to adopt cryptocurrency regulations by July 1st this year. The move will help Russia crypto adoption. Setting the deadline, the Russian President has ordered the body to enforce crypto-related regulation for the digital assets industry. Russia Crypto Adoption The transcript reads the following: “Federal laws aimed at the development of the digital economy, including determining the procedure for conducting civil law transactions in electronic form, as well as regulating digital financial assets…

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Cryptocurrency 

Crypto Playing Cards | New Cards that Will Help Crypto Adoption

Crypto wants to switch up the financial sector. Why not do so while playing cards!? A Switzerland-based company is now selling Crypto Playing Cards online. Crypto Playing Cards There are no Clubs, Spades, Diamonds, or Hearts in this deck. Rather, the cards are all about cryptocurrency. Players will play their hand with the specially designed crypto suits of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and NEO. According to the company: “Every suit has different dominant colors and each character was specifically designed to proudly represent its cryptocurrency. The playing cards are crafted from premium…

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