Cointext Launches Bitcoin Cash SMS Wallet in Argentina and Turkey

Cointext Launches Wallet Allowing Bitcoin Cash Transfers via Sms for Argentine, Turkish UsersCointext began offering its new SMS-based bitcoin cash wallet service on Oct. 15 in Turkey and Argentina, two countries in which cryptocurrency use has been rising sharply in response to dire economic conditions. Also read: Binance Launches Fiat-to-Crpto Exchange in Uganda Mobile Wallet Handles BCH Transactions by Text Message “Bitcoin is better money,” Vin Armani, founder […]

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Binance Opens Fiat-To-Crypto Exchange in Uganda

Binance Opens Its First Fiat-To-Crypto Exchange in UgandaOn Oct. 15, Binance announced the launch of its fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange in Uganda. The world’s biggest digital currency exchange said users in the East African country are now able to complete full account verification starting immediately. Deposits and withdrawals of the local fiat currency, the Ugandan shilling, start on Wednesday. Also read: Bitcoin After Death: The […]

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Zambia Launches Crackdown on Crypto Companies

Zambia Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency Businesses After Declaring Bitcoin Illegal TenderThe Bank of Zambia has started to clamp down on cryptocurrency-related businesses, mere days after declaring that it does not view digital coins such as BTC as legal tender. The crackdown began on Oct. 14, when the central bank announced an investigation into Heritagecoin Resources Ltd. for allegedly laundering money, according to local media reports. […]

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Bitcoin After Death: The Perils of Sharing One’s Fortune

Bitcoin After Death: Inheritance That Can Be Lost ForeverIf you are a young fortune-hunter toiling away on a computer in a basement, the prospect of death probably isn’t among your top considerations. Equally, if the main draw to crypto is its relative privacy, you may not be particularly eager to share your private keys with your loved ones, as a hacker could sift […]

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Zambian Central Bank Declares Bitcoin Is Not Legal Tender

Cautious Zambian Central Bank Warns on Bitcoin, as Investors Start to SwellThe Zambian central bank said on Oct. 12 that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin core and bitcoin cash aren’t legal tender, cautioning that those transacting in such will have no one to blame in the event of market failure. It appears that the bank issued the decree because, as a traditional issuer of the depreciating local fiat […]

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Scam Victim Loses $48,000 Claim Against Canadian Bitcoin ATM Firm

Scam Victim Loses $48,000 Claim Against Canadian Bitcoin ATM FirmA woman suing for 62,500 Canadian dollars ($48,125) sent to a phone scammer over a bitcoin ATM has lost her court case, local media reported. On Friday, Charlottetown Provincial Court chief judge Nancy Orr ruled that the fiat money deposited by the woman into the teller machine belonged to Instacoin ATM Canada Inc., owners of […]

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Funny New Advert Shows Bitcoin Is on Google’s Mind

Funny New Advert Shows Bitcoin Is on Google's MindGoogle, which currently sits on the fence with regard to cryptocurrency, took an opportunity to throw shade at digital coins like bitcoin core and bitcoin cash during an advert for its new call-screening feature. In the minute-long segment, popular comedians dressed as Google employees mock crypto mining for wasting electricity and say that virtual currency […]

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Nigerian Startup Kubitx Launches Bitcoin Exchange in Beta

Nigerian Startup Kubitx Launches Bitcoin Exchange in BetaKubitx, a Pan-African financial technology startup registered in Malta, announced the beta launch of its new cryptocurrency exchange on Thursday. The platform, which supports six digital coins, including BCH and BTC, will initially be available to users in Nigeria, before the company expands it to other African countries in the coming months. Also read: Billion-Dollar Startups […]

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Billion-Dollar Startups Flourishing in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’

Next Silicon Valley: Switzerland's Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Startups FlourishThe top 50 cryptocurrency and blockchain-related companies in Switzerland’s version of Silicon Valley are now worth $44 billion combined, underscoring the steady growth of the Swiss crypto industry. Altogether, cryptocurrency firms employ about 3,000 people throughout the small country. Included among the top 50 are five “unicorns,” or startups with a market valuation of more […]

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‘Crypto Fund’ Approved to Manage Cryptocurrency Investments in Switzerland

Crypto Fund Gets Go-Ahead to Manage Cryptocurrency Investment Funds in SwitzerlandEmerging Swiss virtual currency fund, Crypto Fund AG, said on Tuesday it had been given an asset management license by the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma). The license allows the company to manage crypto-related investments within Switzerland and to solicit for others elsewhere. Crypto Fund will also be authorized to provide investment advice to corporate […]

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