St. Louis Federal Reserve Predicts ‘Flood’ of Altcoins Will Drive Down BTC Prices

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The St. Louis branch of the Federal Reserve bank has published a report seeking to examine the long-term prospects of BTC as an investment. The paper is highly critical of bullish outlooks for bitcoin, asserting that a “flood” of altcoins will deflate the price of all cryptocurrencies relative to fiat currencies over time. Also Read: Marshall…

No, IBM’s Quantum Computer Won’t Break Bitcoin

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IBM recently unveiled its Q System One at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, with the company describing the quantum computer as being developed for “commercial use.” Despite numerous media outlets again decrying the imminent death of Bitcoin, IBM’s quantum system is not the game-changer that many are heralding it to be. Also Read: Japanese Regulator…

The Struggles and Successes of Introducing Crypto to the Unbanked: A Social Experiment in Colombia

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How cryptocurrency can help the unbanked has been a hot topic over the past 12 months. It is a laudable goal, but one that it is by no means easy to accomplish. One tech enthusiast and stablecoin startup employee, Steven Gilbert, experienced the struggles – and successes – of attempting to do so when he…

Bitcoin Goes on Sale in 24 French Tobacco Stores

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At least 24 tobacco shops have started selling bitcoin coupons in the French capital of Paris. Widely known as “tabacs”, the stores received regulatory approval for the cryptocurrency sales late last year. More than 6,500 tabacs – representing about a quarter of the registered tobacco stores in France – are expected to start offering BTC…

World’s 23rd Richest Man Invests in Cryptocurrency Exchange Bakkt’s First Funding Round

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Bakkt, a digital asset platform created by the Intercontinental Exchange, has completed its first funding round, securing an investment from Li Ka-shing, a renowned Hong Kong billionaire and one of the wealthiest men on the planet. Li Ka-Shing Leads Investment Round For Bakkt Bakkt, a cryptocurrency platform backed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) had completed…

Crypto VC Believes the Masses Have “Forgotten” About Bitcoin a Year After All-Time Highs

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Cryptocurrency venture capitalist Chris Burniske believes the masses have “entirely forgotten” about digital assets, with his comments coming on the back of a prolonged bear market. Now, seasoned traders, institutional investors, and technological experts are leaving the crypto arena. Goodbye Bitcoin A year after Bitcoin was priced at $20,000 on some exchanges and the cryptocurrency…

Overstock is Paying Ohio Taxes in Bitcoin

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Major U.S. furniture retailer Overstock announced that it will pay taxes in bitcoin for the Ohio-based portion of its business under the state’s novel taxpayer platform, Ohiocrypto.com. Leading Crypto Adoption The 34th largest U.S. state by area, Ohio, became the first state to introduce tax payments via bitcoin in November 2018. The law extends to workers…

Bitcoin’s Latest Buying Streak Could Mean a Rise in Prices

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The latest data shows that Bitcoin is in its longest buying streak in six months. Experts say that the coin could continue to see rising prices following last year’s brutal 74 percent decline. New Year and Renewed Optimism Despite many predicting the demise of the world’s largest cryptocurrency, bitcoin has continued growing. Jameson Lopp, the…