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    Bitcoin tackles unique challenges in emerging markets

    The adoption of Bitcoin continues to be driven by case-by-case needs as Blockchain Economy Istanbul hones in on emerging markets. The adoption of Bitcoin (BTC) in emerging markets was a focal point on the first day of the Blockchain Economy Istanbul event, with calls for a focus on the case-by-case use of Bitcoin to maximize… More

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    DeFi for financial services: Alex Tapscott’s ‘Digital Asset Revolution’

    Alex Tapscott’s new book breaks down key DeFi concepts for business leaders. Decentralized finance (DeFi) has massive potential to transform traditional financial services. Data from Emergen Research recently found that the global DeFi platform market size is expected to reach $507 billion by 2028. Moreover, the total value locked within DeFi currently exceeds $75 billion, demonstrating fast-paced growth compared to previous… More

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    Germany and the US share the top spot in the global crypto rankings: Report

    The U.S. climbs the rankings to join Germany at the summit as progressive regulations and institutional adoption drive cryptocurrency use in both countries. Germany and the United States shared the spoils in the latest quarterly global cryptocurrency rankings released by analytics firm Coincub.The two countries now share the top rankings, with Germany making space for the… More

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    SBF ‘optimistic’ about institutional crypto adoption in 2022

    The founder of FTX exchange thinks the crypto industry will enjoy an increased rate of institutional adoption as regulatory clarity improves around the world. FTX crypto exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried is optimistic that clarity provided by regulators around the world will stimulate institutional adoption rates for crypto this and subsequent years.In a Jan. 3 interview… More

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    Santo Blockchain to deliver 50 Bitcoin ATMs to Panama

    Santo Blockchain’s plans in Latin America consist of 300 Bitcoin ATMs, a layer-two wallet and a Bitcoin debit card. Panama is doing its best to keep up with El Salvador’s Bitcoinization with the installation of 50 Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs in 2022. Thanks to Santo Blockchain, 50 of the planned 300 ATMs will begin shipping to… More

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    Crypto mainstream adoption: Is it here already? Experts Answer, Part 3

    What does mass adoption mean for the blockchain industry? Has it started yet? If not, what could get it going? Tim Draper of Draper Associates and Draper Fisher JurvetsonTim is a pioneer of business ventures in the United States and a co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a leading investment firm in early-stage tech startups.“I think… More

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    Deterring adoption? Balancing security and innovation in crypto

    Security processes are necessary to protect crypto users but regulators may force companies to adopt processes that stifle innovation. The cryptocurrency space moves rapidly, so much so that every year, there’s a new trend: from initial coin offerings (ICOs) to nonfungible tokens (NFTs) only a few years have passed. In the face of such astounding… More

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    Shark tank star Kevin O’Leary says crypto holdings comprise 10% of this portfolio

    O’Leary claims that he was never a cryptocurrency skeptic in the first place but instead, was pressured by his compliance department to “back-off” on crypto. In a live recording with Reddit’s r/CryptoCurrency Talk Thursday, Shark Tank celebrity Kevin O’Leary discussed how cryptocurrencies now make up 10% of his investment portfolio:”At the beginning of the year,… More

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    What has been standing in the way of a pure-Bitcoin ETF?

    With regulators slowly starting to come to terms with Bitcoin as an asset, how could this affect the present and future views of BTC ETFs? With regulatory bodies rumored to soon accept a pure Bitcoin (BTC)-backed exchange-traded fund, it is important to understand the journey of some of the first crypto-based ETFs that have recently… More

  • beyond-bitcoin:-the-future-of-digital-assets-is-bigger-than-the-first-crypto
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    Beyond Bitcoin: The future of digital assets is bigger than the first crypto

    While Bitcoin is the most recognizable digital asset, it’s just one asset class among many that are here to evolve financial services globally. While change is guaranteed, the scale and scope of that change are not. For the financial industry, blockchain — the technology that undergirds Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and other… More

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    Adapt or die: Payments giants partner with crypto firms to ensure security

    Mastercard’s upcoming acquisition of CipherTrace demonstrates the need for payments giants to partner with crypto firms to enable digital asset innovation. Institutional interest for digital assets continues to grow rapidly, demonstrating that cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and nonfungible tokens (NFT) are here to stay. At the same time, traditional financial institutions are beginning to understand the dire… More

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    PayPal completes crypto trading rollout for UK customers

    PayPal’s Bitcoin trading services are now fully available in the United Kingdom after the global payment giant began rolling out services last month. PayPal officially announced on Friday that all eligible customers in the United Kingdom can now buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies using their PayPal accounts.Customers can trade four major cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH),… More

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