Zimbabweans Use BTC to Pay for Food Hampers Amid Foreign Currency Crisis

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Study263, a Zimbabwean-owned fintech startup operating from South Africa, has opened an online store allowing Zimbabweans to buy food hampers that are delivered directly to their homes. Shoppers have the option to pay for items like cooking oil and baked beans in BTC, Paypal or Ecocash, a local mobile money payment system. Also Read: Ivy and…

Crypto Hangover Hits Nvidia as Chip Sales Plunge With Bitcoin Prices

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After a stellar rise in business over the last year due to the cryptocurrency boom, chipmaker Nvidia’s optimistic figures for graphics card demand in 2018 has drastically fallen short of expectations, with share prices falling by 17 percent on the back of millions of unsold chips. Falling Crypto Frenzy Takes Down Chipmakers As reported by…

Ron Paul Twitter Survey: 50% of People Prefer Bitcoin as a Long-Term Investment

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In a recent Twitter poll issued by retired United States politician Ron Paul, half of the respondents indicated they would choose Bitcoin as a long-term investment over treasury bonds, Federal Reserve notes, and even gold. Ron Paul is a retired Republican and Libertarian politician, three-time presidential candidate, and former congressman of Texas’s 22nd congressional district.…

Bitcoin Plunges to $5400: 12 Month Low, Market Sheds $25 Billion

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Bitcoin hits a historic 12 month low of $5400. The pre-eminent cryptocurrency has cratered 11 percent just within the last four hours. The enormous drop in price appears to be driven by major Bitcoin and derivatives exchange BitMEX, representing 34 percent of 24-hour market volume. The bear market continues. Following the hysteria experienced during the…

Bitcoin Group SE Buys Investment Bank Tremmel for Undisclosed Figure

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Bitcoin Group SE has bought 100 percent shares of investment bank Tremmel for an undisclosed amount. This is the German digital currency exchange operator’s second acquisition in 2018. Bitcoin Group, which holds current assets of $40 million, said Tremmel allows it to issue its own cryptocurrency-related products, conduct proprietary trading and operate bitcoin ATMs. Also…

Namibian Bitcoin Trading Platform BTN Perseveres Despite Partial Crypto Ban

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Bitcoin Trade Namibia (BTN), an emerging bitcoin marketplace, is trying to make things work for Namibians keen on investing in digital assets, even though it could take up to three days before buy orders are settled. However, in an industry where government forces crave control, the delay looks like it should be worth the wait.…

‘Asia’s Amazon’ Starts Using Bithumb’s Payment Service for Cryptocurrency Users

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One of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, has begun providing a cryptocurrency payment service to a major online marketplace it refers to as “Asia’s Amazon.” Korean users can use their cryptocurrencies held at the exchange to pay for purchases on Qoo10 using this service. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Qoo10…