New POS Terminal by Pundix Allows Nigerians to Make Purchases in Bitcoin

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Indonesian cryptocurrency and payments company Pundix has introduced a point of sale terminal at a shop in Nigeria, allowing people in the West African country to make purchases using cryptocurrency, including bitcoin. The move is seen as key to scaling up cryptocurrency adoption and development in Africa’s biggest bitcoin market. Also read: Payments Platform Wirex Launches…

Surveys: 1 in 4 Millennials Want to Invest in Crypto, 3% of China Already Has

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In recent cryptocurrency surveys, a poll of 100,000 Chinese citizens has found that 3% have invested in cryptocurrencies, and a survey conducted by Circle has found that a quarter of millennials would like to invest in crypto assets in the next 12 months. In addition, a survey by UK-based Rathbone Investment Management has found that…

Bitcoin ATMs Targeted by Malware for Sale in Underground Markets

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Malware aimed at Bitcoin ATMs is being sold in underground markets, according to Trend Micro security researchers. For $25,000, malware exploiting a service vulnerability allows users to nab bitcoin price equivalent in euros, USD, or British pounds. Also read: Bitcoin’s Hopeful Numbers: 70% Familiar in the United States For $25,000, Bitcoin ATM Malware is Available…

Funds Frozen, Account Closed: UK Banks Target Cryptocurrency Owners

Funds Frozen, Account Closed: UK Banks Target Cryptocurrency Owners

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In a chilling but sadly all-too-familiar sequence of events, UK banks have been targeting cryptocurrency owners. Individuals who have cashed out large amounts of cryptocurrency – legitimately – have had their assets frozen and accounts locked without warning, fueled by fears of money laundering and a general distrust of bitcoin. One victim even claims to…

30% of UK Firms Hit by Crypto Mining Malware in a Month: Survey

30% of UK Firms Hit by Crypto Mining Malware in a Month: Survey

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Almost a third of U.K. businesses said they had been hit by cryptocurrency mining malware within the previous month, according to new research.

75% of Millennials are More Likely to Date Someone Who is Into Bitcoin

75% of Millennials are More Likely to Date Someone Who is Into Bitcoin

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A recently conducted study has reportedly found that 75% of millennials would be more likely to date someone who possesses knowledge about cryptocurrencies. The survey comes amid apparently increasing fascination with millenials’ views regarding cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Kim Kardashian Receives Her First Bitcoin Surveys Probe Millennials’ Views on Crypto An increasing number of companies have published…

Etoro Is Launching an OTC Crypto Trading Desk for Institutions

Etoro Is Launching an OTC Crypto Trading Desk for Institutions

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While the major banks are taking their time with offering OTC crypto trading, new entrants to the space are stepping up to fill the void. Social investing platform Etoro, which focuses mainly on retail traders, is now expanding into the institutional segment with a new cryptocurrency offering. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: An End…

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…