Why Africa Continues to Lag Behind in Cryptocurrency Adoption

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Africa continues to dominate Google Trends search interest for “bitcoin,” but that has not translated into widespread adoption of cryptocurrency by users and businesses. Apart from opaque regulation and a lack of awareness, one of the major reasons for this failure has been the expansive use of mobile money on the continent. Also read: Report:…

ZenLedger CEO: Fortune 50 Companies Preparing for Blockchain

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CryptoSlate conducted an interview with Patrick Larsen, CEO and co-founder of ZenLedger.io—a cryptocurrency tax software company. He describes his outlook on web 3.0, data privacy, crypto-economics, and the Fortune 50’s outlook blockchain. Background on Patrick Larsen Patrick Larsen studied material science chemistry at the United States Air Force Academy and holds an MBA from the…

Stellar Lumens Jumps 7.3% Following IBM World Wire Announcement

Stellar Lumens Jumps 7.3% Following IBM World Wire Announcement

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Stellar Lumens was recently leveraged in IBM’s blockchain solution, World Wire, which uses the technology to help eliminate intermediaries involved in cross-border money transfers. Following the announcement, the price per lumen rose 7.3 percent. Stellar Lumens (XLM) is an open-source cryptocurrency, similar to XRP, that aims to facilitate remittances by creating a platform that connects…

Watch Out WhopperCoin, McDonald’s Joins LoyalCoin for Crypto Rewards

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McDonald’s in the Philippines has partnered with LoyalCoin to provide a cryptocurrency-based rewards program for customers. Now, users of the app can earn crypto on transactions at McDonald’s and spend it on rewards. Downloading the LoyalWallet App is now more rewarding! Follow the steps below and get a free Burger McDo:Step 1:… Posted by LoyalCoin…

Ethereum Leads in Active Developers, Bitcoin’s Developer Count Healthy, Litecoin and Dogecoin “Being Abandoned”

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Ethereum is strongly leading in the total number of active developers working on both its core protocol and in total development; Bitcoin boasts a strong developer ecosystem 10 years after launch, while Litecoin and Dogecoin are “being abandoned,” according to an analysis by one crypto venture capital firm. One often criticized method for comparing cryptocurrency…

Binance Announces Bounty for Submitting Crypto Jargon Definitions

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Binance Academy announced a bounty program that will reward individuals for submitting terms to be included in a crypto glossary. The program is part of a broader project aimed at providing free and impartial educational materials on cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The Bounty Program in Detail The two-week program was announced on 14th Mar. and is…

Bitcoin Adoption: Blockchain Inc. Wallets Grow by 48 Percent Since 2018, 34 Million Now in Operation

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Over 34 million Blockchain, Inc. wallets are functional as of March 2019, showing a 48 percent increase since 2018 and a staggering 1 million percent increase since 2012. Wallets for bitcoin have grown in tandem with its price, reaching 500 percent growth between the years 2014 to 2016 and over 280 percent between 2016 to…

Bitcoin and Binance in Real-Estate: Australia to Hold World’s First Live Property Auction Using Crypto

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Binance has partnered with James Pratt Auctions and NuYen Exchange to launch the world’s first live property auction using cryptocurrencies. The auction will commence on Apr. 8th and buyers will be able to use Bitcoin (BTC) and Binance Coin (BNB) to purchase a beach-front modern mansion in the town of Casuarina in East Australia. World’s…

Brave Ads Rewards Now Live, Users Can Earn 70 Percent of Revenues in Basic Attention Token

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Brave Browser’s ads rewards program is now live, allowing users to voluntarily view ads and earn 70 percent of revenues generated in the form of Basic Attention Token (BAT). On Mar. 8th, Brave announced that its private advertising platform advanced from phase one to phase two, making the Brave Ads feature available to general users.…

Starbucks Wants Customers to Buy Coffee with Bitcoin, Taxes Disagree

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Former vice president of payments at Starbucks, Maria Smith, promised that Starbucks would play a “pivotal role in developing practical, trusted and regulated applications for consumers” to pay for coffee with bitcoin. However, tax regulations in the United States are still blocking the way to fulfilling that promise. Accepting Bitcoin Means a Mountain of Paperwork…