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…

Drug Dealer Fights to Prevent Canadian Police From Forfeiting His BTC

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A Canadian online drug dealer, snared by an undercover police agent on the dark web, is pleading to be allowed to keep half of the 288 bitcoins that police seized from him as proceeds of crime. With prosecutors seeking a court order to forfeit the crypto stash, worth CAD$1.4 million (US$1.1 million), the 30 year-old…

Decentralized Finance Emerges as Banner Topic at Ethereum Denver Conference

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ETHDenver kicked off with an address by Aave CEO Stani Kulechov about a hot new wave of decentralized finance applications.

High School Team Places Third in Barclays Blockchain Challenge Event

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A U.K. school won third place in a blockchain interoperability hackathon hosted by Clearmatics at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in London.

Public Transportation Across Argentina Can Now Be Paid With BTC

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The national contactless smart card that is used to pay for public transportation throughout Argentina can now be loaded with BTC. These cards are valid for rides on buses, trains, subways, and motorboats in 37 cities, including the capital city of Buenos Aires, according to the Argentine government’s website. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto…