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Peter Thiel suggests China is using Bitcoin as a financial weapon

Entrepreneur and crypto investor Peter Thiel highlights that Bitcoin is a threat to fiat currencies, in particular the US Dollar. He goes on to say, that even though he is bullish on crypto, he is weary about China using the cryptocurrency as a financial weapon against the US. He implies that the US government should […]

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South African crypto exchange ICE3X shut down

After disabling withdrawals for BTC and LTC last month, the exchange has just announced they are shutting down. It all started on March 16th, when DC Grobler from ICE3X announced they would pause all BTC and LTC withdrawals. The reason for this being discrepancies in the balances of bitcoin and litecoin on the platform. After […]

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Paypal Will Allow US Accounts To Pay In Cryptocurrency

Paypal has already let its US account users carry out cryptocurrency transactions. We were aware already that Paypal had the intention to enable cryptocurrency transactions as an extra payment choice. Currently, the web-based payment gateway has shared that US clients can buy and sell in crypto, thanks to its “checkout with crypto” feature, launched today. […]

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Visa Successfully Carries Out First Cryptocurrency Transaction on Ethereum

Visa announces that it will now permit transactions via cryptocurrency stablecoin USD Coin. In Short: ● Visa has announced support for USD Coin as a means for carrying out transactions on its payments network. ● The announcement comes as a result of Visa’s increasing interest in the cryptocurrency industry.   According to Reuters, Visa just declared […]

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The Bitcoin Halving 2020 Explained

The Bitcoin halving is expected to happen around 12 May 2020. What is the halving and how will it affect price? What does it mean for miners and the future of the cryptocurrency. Read on to find out.

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Binance to launch fiat gateway in South Africa

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced that the company will launch a fiat gateway to allow South Africans to make ZAR deposits. This announcement was made at the Blockchain Africa convention in Johannesburg last week. Binance, which is the largest crypto exchange by volume and operates in over 180 countries, is coming to South Africa. The […]