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  • South Africa’s Central Bank To Establish Self-Regulatory Body To Oversee Crypto Industry

    The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is establishing a self-regulatory organization to control cryptocurrency and fintech developments in the country, the news outlet Finextra reported April 4th. The SARB does not currently supervise or regulate cryptocurrencies, but in the interests of ensuring investor protections and preventing risk, it has opted to establish an investigative unit aimed at overseeing developments in the industry. Bridget King, the […] More

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  • New York Preschool Accepts Bitcoin, But Not Credit Cards

    New York Preschool Accepts Bitcoin But Not Credit Cards

    While Bitcoin sceptics claim that Bitcoin is only used for speculation and has no actual uses, a New York preschool has shown that Bitcoin can be a convenient and successful method of payment. Enquiry from parents In an interview given by Marco Ciocca, the Chairman of The Montessori Schools in Flatiron and SoHo, to Business Insider, he explained that […] More

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  • Switzerland Awards First AML/KYC Licence To Bitcoin Company

    Switzerland Awards First AML KYC Licence To Bitcoin Company

    Payment gateway Payment21’s owner has become the first Bitcoin company to gain full regulatory compliance from Switzerland’s financial regulator. In a blog post Tuesday, Moving Media announced it had a licence as a so-called Directly Subordinated Financial Intermediary (DSFI). This represents supervision by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) as a compliant partner in AML and KYC regulation. The licensing came after what Moving […] More

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  • Swiss University Jumps on Bitcoin Bandwagon, Accepts Crypto for Tuition

    Swiss University Jumps on Bitcoin Bandwagon Accepts Crypto for Tuition

    Bitcoin’s adoption keeps breaking boundaries as houses, expensive art, and now universitytuition can be paid with the digital currency. As a sign of general acceptance, this must rank pretty high, as universities are places where the newly educated are learning. Swiss Bitcoin haven Switzerland has already shown itself to be a popular choice for Blockchain, digital currencies, and all things crypto as many […] More

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  • Unverified Rumor Circulating That Amazon May Accept Bitcoin By October

    Unverified Rumor Circulating That Amazon May Accept Bitcoin By October

    Rumors are circulating that Amazon may begin accepting Bitcoin as a payment method this October. The rumors appear to stem from a recent report on squawker.org, Some surveys have indicated that the company would have a financial reason to do so, but no official announcement has been made. The squawker.org article references a mention in investor James Altucher’s newsletter. According […] More

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  • Coss Exchange & Merchant Platform (2 submissions)

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    WHAT IS COSS.IO? Wallet With COSS you can store all your cryptocurrency funds in a single location safely. Exchange Take advantage of a fast, secure and simple exchange of multiple crypto (BTC/ETH/VRS) and fiat (USD/EUR/SGD) currencies Merchant Platform Manage all your finances in one place. Accepting payments with COSS will ramp-up your business. FEATURES MERCHANT […] More

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  • Bitcoin Accepted Here: Where to Spend Your BTC

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    Bitcoin Accepted Here Where to Spend Your BTC

    Given that Bitcoin is the electronic cash for the Internet, it is most likely to be spent online. Different sites like Amazon or Best Buy accept BTC. It’s also possible to purchase gift cards for many shops at Gyft.com. There are even a few marketplaces built specifically for Bitcoin spending like SpendBitcoins or Spendabit, where you can find almost […] More

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  • Major Swiss Online Bank Unleashes Bitcoin In Week’s Second Swiss Breakthrough

    Major Swiss Online Bank Unleashes Bitcoin In Week Second Swiss Breakthrough

    A further major Swiss financial institution has begun accepting Bitcoin this week as Swissquote follows Falcon Private Bank. In a press release issued today, Swissquote describes itself as the “first online bank in Europe to offer Bitcoin investing.” The decision opens up Bitcoin investment to the platform’s 302,000 customers with a combined capital of 17.8 bln francs ($17.6 bln). “Many investors […] More

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  • Austria’s Energy Company Switch First To Take Bitcoin Payments

    Austria Energy Company Switch First To Take Bitcoin Payments

    Austrian and German energy provider Switch has begun accepting Bitcoin for gas and electricity bill payments. In a press release and Facebook post Wednesday, Switch, which is wholly owned by EnergieAllianz Austria, said the move marked a first for Austrian energy customers. “With the introduction of cryptocurrency Bitcoin as a payment method in Austria we’re aiming to cater principally to digitally-aware […] More

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