Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

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U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More…

Poll Shows 13% of Russians Use Cryptocurrency for Online Purchases

Poll Shows 13% of Russians Use Cryptocurrency for Online Purchases

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Cryptocurrency transactions are becoming a viable alternative to traditional electronic payments and Russia is no exception to the trend. Recently conducted surveys indicate that a large number of Russians have already started using digital coins for online purchases and many others are willing to try.    Also read: Russians to Be Allowed ICO Investments up…

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Bank Wires, Tickets, and Diplomas on Blockchain Tech

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Bank Wires, Tickets, and Diplomas on Blockchain Tech

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The prospect of transferring an entire national payment system to blockchain technology deserves attention and we are covering the story in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Reports that Russia may transform its version of SWIFT as early as next year coincided with the news that the US banking giant JP Morgan has applied for a blockchain…