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Prediction: Tesla Will Eventually Dive Head-First into Bitcoin   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 21)

In a rare comment from Elon Musk on cryptocurrency, the Tesla and SpaceX founder said that Bitcoin “is quite brilliant.” He continued: “Paper money is going away and crypto is a far better way to transfer value than pieces of paper, that’s for sure, but it has its pros and cons.” Musk also gave Ethereum props on the ARK Investment podcast Tuesday (listen here): “There seems like there is some merit to Ethereum as well.” Elon Musk: Bitcoin Is Brilliant, But Tesla’s Not Going Full-Crypto It’s a strong endorsement of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin coming from Silicon Valley wunderkind Elon Musk, The post Prediction: Tesla Will Eventually Dive Head-First into Bitcoin appeared first on CCN


FBI Wants Your Help to Investigate $2.5 Billion Crypto Scam Bitconnect   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 21)

Like most scams, it will be years before Bitconnect’s operators have felt the full weight of their actions. However, the US government wants victims to help bring the $2.5 billion crypto Ponzi scheme to justice. FBI Wants to Talk to Bitconnect Victims The FBI is looking to talk to people victimized by the Bitconnect scheme. It is publicly taking applications and information via its website. The agency will contact those it deems interesting enough to help with the investigation. The FBI writes: “By mid-December 2017, BCC boasted a market cap of over $2.5 billion. Bitconnect guaranteed investors up to a The post FBI Wants Your Help to Investigate $2.5 Billion Crypto Scam Bitconnect appeared first on CCN


A DIY Bitcoin Lightning Node Project Just Hit Its 1.0 Milestone   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

A project aiming to empower people to build bitcoin lightning nodes has hit a notable milestone.


This Crypto Brokerage Lets You Escape to Fiat – No KYC Required   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Europeans now have a new option to convert Bitcoin and other crypto assets into fiat without having to undergo identity verification. To make this possible, Swiss service Bity integrated with MyEtherWallet to enable the seamless transition of funds between MEW wallets and Bity accounts. Swiss Crypto Firm Sheds KYC Requirements for $5,000 Purchases Bity supports movements of up to 5,000 CHF (roughly $5,000) without a KYC verification process. According to a press release, Bity is a totally legal service under Swiss laws. The company writes: “Bity is able to offer this KYC-less Exit-to-Fiat gateway because it is compliant with the Swiss The post This Crypto Brokerage Lets You Escape to Fiat – No KYC Required appeared first on CCN


Tesla Will Be the Next Amazon – Unless it Gets Acquired by Apple First   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Tesla will be the next Amazon. Moreover, its stock price will rocket 1,200% over the next five years to top $4,000 a share. That’s the exuberant prediction of TSLA shareholder Cathie Wood, the CEO of ARK Invest. Wood says the business community is often puzzled by the mercurial personality of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, but she says that should not be an issue. Wood says it’s just a matter of getting used to Musk’s sometimes flighty demeanor, which she does not find problematic. “Everybody is beginning to adjust for Musk,” Wood told CNBC. “Having been a portfolio manager for many years, I The post Tesla Will Be the Next Amazon – Unless it Gets Acquired by Apple First appeared first on CCN


Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Sees Pros and Cons in Blockchain Logins   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's seriously evaluating blockchain's potential for decentralized single logins.


Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Is Seriously Considering Blockchain ID   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's seriously evaluating blockchain's potential for decentralized single logins.


Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Is Seriously Considering Blockchain Authentication   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's seriously evaluating blockchain's potential for decentralized single logins.


Samsung Confirms Galaxy S10 Will Include Private Crypto Key Storage   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 will feature a secure storage system to hold private crypto keys.


Breaking: Samsung Galaxy S10 Features Built-in Crypto Support   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

South Korean smartphone giant Samsung unveiled its long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S10 on Wednesday, and bitcoin investors waited with breathless anticipation to learn whether the S10 would feature an integrated crypto wallet. Does Galaxy S10 Include A Bitcoin Wallet? In a word, yes. Samsung confirmed today that it has integrated “Samsung Knox” into the S10, a feature which uses hardware security to store private keys for blockchain applications, including – presumably – cryptocurrency. Developers will be able to make use of the feature in creating hardware wallets via software. Anyone who owns an S10 will essentially have a hardware wallet. “Galaxy The post Breaking: Samsung Galaxy S10 Features Built-in Crypto Support appeared first on CCN


A David vs. Goliath Battle Is Brewing in Ethereum Decentralized Exchange Race   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Data provided to CoinDesk shows that one of the biggest ICOs ever isn't guaranteeing success for Bancor. For two days last week, the three-month-old Uniswap saw more volume.


Crypto Firm Gladius Tattles on Itself Before SEC Brings Down the Hammer   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

The SEC acknowledged a settlement with Gladius Network LLC today. Gladius raised almost $13 million in an ICO at the height of the crypto boom, from October to December 2017. The company tattled on itself last August, self-reporting potential violations to the SEC. As a result, the regulator has been gracious enough to opt not to impose additional financial penalties on Gladius. The catch? Gladius has to offer refunds on all ICO tokens. Gladius Reports Itself to the SEC The settlement is similar to the agreement NEO reached with Chinese regulators. In the case of NEO, the token had already The post Crypto Firm Gladius Tattles on Itself Before SEC Brings Down the Hammer appeared first on CCN


Global Cryptocurrency Trading Volumes Jump to 300-Day Highs   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

The total trading volume in the cryptocurrency market recorded yesterday reached a its highest amount since April 25, 2018.


43% of ‘Clueless’ Millennials Trust Crypto Exchanges Over Stock Market: Survey   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Almost half of millennial bitcoin traders in the US trust crypto exchanges more than the traditional stock market, according to a survey by cryptocurrency trading platform eToro. A nationwide survey of 1,000 online traders indicates that 43% of millennials trust crypto exchanges more than the US stock exchanges. In contrast, a whopping 77% of Generation X traders who participated in the survey trust stock exchanges more. Crypto’s Generational Divide Guy Hirsch, the managing director of eToro US, says the research spotlights the schism between the younger generation’s embrace of crypto versus the skepticism of their older cohorts. “We’re seeing the beginning of The post 43% of ‘Clueless’ Millennials Trust Crypto Exchanges Over Stock Market: Survey appeared first on CCN


Breaking: Dow Holds Gains as FOMC Minutes Confirm Dovish Turn for Fed   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

The Dow held onto gains Wednesday afternoon following the release of the Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes, which confirmed the central bank’s intent to pause interest-rate hikes. DOW HOLDS GAINS, NASDAQ TURNS RED The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 61 points, or 0.2%, to 25,952.32. The blue-chip index traded slightly higher through the early morning, mirroring a tepid pre-market session for Dow futures. The broad S&P 500 Index climbed 0.1% to 2,782.29, with most of the gains concentrated in primary industries. Materials stocks rose 1.4% on average, while energy shares added 0.5%. Stocks tied to real estate, consumer staples, and health The post Breaking: Dow Holds Gains as FOMC Minutes Confirm Dovish Turn for Fed appeared first on CCN


Dow Lifeless Ahead of FOMC Minutes, Stock Market Begs the Fed to Spark a Rally   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

The Dow and U.S. stock market traded slightly higher on Wednesday, though gains were capped by speculation about China trade negotiations and the release of Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes. DOW EKES OUT MINOR GAINS All of Wall Street’s major benchmarks traded higher through the mid-morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 17 points, or 0.1%, to 25,908.88. The tepid gains followed a subdued pre-market session for Dow futures that showed little upside for stocks. The blue-chip index rose by as much as 46 points earlier in the day. The broad S&P 500 Index climbed 0.1% to 2,782.62, with The post Dow Lifeless Ahead of FOMC Minutes, Stock Market Begs the Fed to Spark a Rally appeared first on CCN


SEC Settles Unregistered Securities Charges Against ICO Issuer Gladius   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Gladius Network will refund investors who request it and register its tokens as securities after settling "unregistered ICO" charges with the SEC.


Fortnite Legend Ninja Has Millions of Duplicate Followers: Bombshell Study   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Legendary Fortnite player Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has much to celebrate. In 2018, the gamer and wildly popular Twitch streamer told CNN he earned close to $10 million.  Other reports indicate that Ninja makes more than $500,000 per month in sponsorship and ad revenues stemming from the size of his massive viewer base. But how would Ninja fare if his sponsors knew that his reach was actually millions of fans smaller than they think? Study: Ninja Has 4 Million Duplicate Followers Last week, Mobcrush and CreatorIQ (CIQ) – companies that work to enable monetization options for creators – unveiled this blockbuster The post Fortnite Legend Ninja Has Millions of Duplicate Followers: Bombshell Study appeared first on CCN


4 Reasons Bitcoin is the World’s ‘Most Compelling Asset’: VC Spencer Bogart   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Now is the perfect time to buy bitcoin, according to Spencer Bogart, a partner at Blockchain Capital. Speaking to Bloomberg, Bogart was evangelical about bitcoin, calling it “the most compelling asset in the world right now.” Bogart is notoriously bullish, maintaining a $50,000 price target on bitcoin. Why is he so optimistic during the depths of this crypto winter? He pointed a string of possible catalysts for another bitcoin boom, including global tensions, rising national debt, and the increasing interest from institutions. Let’s go through them one at a time. I find it very difficult to make the case that The post 4 Reasons Bitcoin is the World’s ‘Most Compelling Asset’: VC Spencer Bogart appeared first on CCN


Bloomberg Hilariously Reports JP Morgan’s Fake Cryptocurrency is Boosting Bitcoin’s Price   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Bloomberg is outrageously reporting that the launch of JP Morgan’s new cryptocurrency is boosting bitcoin prices. It reveals an epic lack of understanding on the part of mainstream media and the financial industry at large. And it’s a disservice to those who rely on traditional financial media for trusted information. Bitcoin is getting a delayed boost from the announcement that JPMorgan has developed a digital coin to speed up payments between corporate customers


Galaxy Digital Backs $15 Million Raise for Crypto Analytics Firm CipherTrace   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Blockchain and crypto security firm CipherTrace has raised $15 million in funding from investors including Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital.


Livestream: Samsung Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet ‘Highly Likely’ During Today’s Launch   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Ahead of today’s anticipated launch, Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected to showcase the Exynos 9820 as the mobile application processor (AP) of the device and according to a local publication in South Korea operated by mainstream media outlet Hankyoreh, it could be a big hint for Samsung’s crypto wallet integration. Watch the Samsung Galaxy S10 launch livestream here: In November of last year, Samsung Electronics released the Exynos 9820, its newest AP featuring an octa-core CPU. The company implemented significant improvements from its previous 9810 model including 8K UHD, a Neutral Processing Unit (NPU), and Physical Unclonable Function (PUF). The The post Livestream: Samsung Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet ‘Highly Likely’ During Today’s Launch appeared first on CCN


Newsflash: Samsung Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet ‘Highly Likely’ During Today’s Launch   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Ahead of today’s anticipated launch, Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected to showcase the Exynos 9820 as the mobile application processor (AP) of the device and according to a local publication in South Korea operated by mainstream media outlet Hankyoreh, it could be a big hint for Samsung’s crypto wallet integration. In November of last year, Samsung Electronics released the Exynos 9820, its newest AP featuring an octa-core CPU. The company implemented significant improvements from its previous 9810 model including 8K UHD, a Neutral Processing Unit (NPU), and Physical Unclonable Function (PUF). The report stated that PUF is a technology used The post Newsflash: Samsung Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet ‘Highly Likely’ During Today’s Launch appeared first on CCN


Dow, Bitcoin Price Wobble While Trump Gives Ridiculous Stock Market Analysis   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Neither the Dow nor the bitcoin price made a strong move ahead of Wednesday’s opening bell, though US President Donald Trump’s bombastic stock market commentary provided more than enough entertainment for investors on Wall Street and Main Street alike. Dow Quiet as Stock Market Enters Mid-week Session Shortly before the market open, Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures had declined by 24 points or 0.09 percent, implying a fair value loss of 25.32 points. S&P 500 futures declined 0.04 percent, while Nasdaq futures rose 0.11 percent in pre-bell trading. On Tuesday, all three US stock market indices crept to minor gains, The post Dow, Bitcoin Price Wobble While Trump Gives Ridiculous Stock Market Analysis appeared first on CCN


Elon Musk ‘Certain’ Tesla Cars Will Feature ‘Full Self-Driving This Year’. No Power Naps Until 2020 Though   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Tesla expects its driverless car technology to be fully ready before the end of 2019. This was revealed by the electric carmaker’s co-founder and CEO, Elon Musk, in a podcast with ARK Invest. Musk said: I think we will be feature complete — full self-driving — this year. Meaning the car will be able to find you in a parking lot, pick you up and take you all the way to your destination without an intervention, this year. I would say I am of certain of that. That is not a question mark. Want to Snooze as Your Car Drives The post Elon Musk ‘Certain’ Tesla Cars Will Feature ‘Full Self-Driving This Year’. No Power Naps Until 2020 Though appeared first on CCN


Goldman Sachs Veterans Raise $3 Million to Fight Crypto Manipulation   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

A U.S.-based crypto market surveillance startup led by former Goldman Sachs fintech engineers has raised $3 million in seed funding.


EOSBet Marches Toward Mass Adoption With Launch of Account System and Bitcoin Betting   (Bitcoinprbuzz - Feb 20)

Bitcoin Press Release: Following the announcement of becoming the first on-chain blockchain casino to acquire a gambling license, EOSBet has recently announced two significant developments that will push adoption even further: an innovative user account system and bitcoin betting. February 20th, 2019, Willemstad, Curacao – At the end of 2018, EOSBet received an official online […] The post EOSBet Marches Toward Mass Adoption With Launch of Account System and Bitcoin Betting appeared first on Bitcoin PR Buzz.


China’s Uber-Killer Didi Suffers $1.6 Billion Loss, Begins Complete Overhaul With 2,000 Layoffs   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Didi Chuxing, the ride-hailing and transport service based in China, has outlined steps to commence a firm-wide layoff that is expected to affect 15% of its total workforce after suffering a reported $1.6 billion loss in 2018. Cheng Wei, Didi’s Chief Executive Officer, told management that the layoffs are necessary if the company is to remain profitable and ward off competition from some new entrants in the Chinese ride-hailing industry. Wei also reportedly confirmed that following the layoffs, Didi would ensure the improvement of its core mobility service, while ceasing operations in units that are considered to be “non-essential” to its The post China’s Uber-Killer Didi Suffers $1.6 Billion Loss, Begins Complete Overhaul With 2,000 Layoffs appeared first on CCN


Sparkpool to Freeze Mysterious 2,100 Ether Mining Payout for Now   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Mining pool Sparkpool says it's temporarily freezing an unusually high mining payout worth $300,000 in case it was sent in error.


Bitcoin Price Looks North As Trading Volumes Hit 9-Month Highs   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Bitcoin could revisit December highs above $4,200 in the near-term as the recent rally is backed by a surge in trading volumes.


US Advocacy Group Calls for National Action Plan on Blockchain   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

The Chamber of Digital Commerce has called for the U.S. government to implement a national strategy for blockchain technology.


Bitcoin Price to Explode at $4,200, Analyst: Bottom Reached   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

In the past 48 hours, the valuation of the crypto market increased by $13 billion as Bitcoin moved rapidly from $3,600 to $3,900 by 10 percent. Traders are expecting a near-term pullback following a strong movement in the cryptocurrency market. But, economist and analyst Alex Krüger foresees the Bitcoin price surging fast beyond key resistance levels if the dominant cryptocurrency is able to break out of the crucial $4,200 mark in the weeks to come. The time frame during which Bitcoin can initiate a speedy rally from $3,900 to $4,200 remains unclear as the daily volume of the cryptocurrency market The post Bitcoin Price to Explode at $4,200, Analyst: Bottom Reached appeared first on CCN


Bitcoin Price to Explode at $4,200, Chart Shows a Bottom Now: Analyst   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

In the past 48 hours, the valuation of the crypto market increased by $13 billion as Bitcoin moved rapidly from $3,600 to $3,900 by 10 percent. Traders are expecting a near-term pullback following a strong movement in the cryptocurrency market. But, economist and analyst Alex Krüger foresees the Bitcoin price surging fast beyond key resistance levels if the dominant cryptocurrency is able to break out of the crucial $4,200 mark in the weeks to come. The time frame during which Bitcoin can initiate a speedy rally from $3,900 to $4,200 remains unclear as the daily volume of the cryptocurrency market The post Bitcoin Price to Explode at $4,200, Chart Shows a Bottom Now: Analyst appeared first on CCN


The SEC Is Now Reviewing 2 Bitcoin ETF Proposals   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

There are two bitcoin ETFs under review by the SEC, after the VanEck/SolidX proposal was published in the Federal Register Wednesday.


Cryptos ‘Not a Substitute’ for the Precious Metal, Says World Gold Council   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Cryptocurrencies can't match gold on stability and volume, and are not a direct competitor, says the World Gold Council.


Cryptos ‘Not a Substitute’ for the Yellow Metal, Says World Gold Council   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Cryptocurrencies can't match gold on stability and volume, and are not a direct competitor, says the World Gold Council.


Apple Taps Blockchain to Ethically Manufacture Your iPhone, Macbook   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

When you think of Apple, you think iPhone, iPad, or even privacy concerns. You probably don’t think conflict minerals used in the manufacturing of its devices or how blockchain could prove the cure for an ethical supply chain. Well, you should. The tech giant has filed a report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it is studying ways to implement Blockchain in some form or fashion. Reading Between The Lines Apple submitted a filing called the “Conflict Minerals Report; Summary of Apple’s Commitment to Responsible Sourcing.” In the report, Apple did not say in any straightforward way that The post Apple Taps Blockchain to Ethically Manufacture Your iPhone, Macbook appeared first on CCN


Wyoming Lawmakers Pass Three Bills in Boost for State’s Crypto Industry   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

The U.S. state of Wyoming has passed several bills aimed to make the state a top destination for cryptocurrency and blockchain businesses.


Apple Taps Blockchain to Ethically Manufacture Your iPhone, Macbook   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

When you think of Apple, you think iPhone, iPad, or even privacy concerns. You probably don’t think conflict minerals used in the manufacturing of its devices or how blockchain could prove the cure for an ethical supply chain. Well, you should. The tech giant has filed a report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it is studying ways to implement Blockchain in some form or fashion. Reading Between The Lines Apple submitted a filing called the “Conflict Minerals Report; Summary of Apple’s Commitment to Responsible Sourcing.” In the report, Apple did not say in any straightforward way that The post Apple Taps Blockchain to Ethically Manufacture Your iPhone, Macbook appeared first on CCN


Elon Musk: Bitcoin is ‘Brilliant, Far Better’ than Paper Money; Tesla Isn’t Jumping in Just Yet   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Nearly everywhere Elon Musk goes, people want to talk about Tesla. On Tuesday, however, the media magnet went along with a change in focus by discussing his views about cryptocurrencies. His opinions come within months of a Bitcoin-related tweet that landed him in hot water with the social media platform. He ended up getting his account suspended by Twitter. Musk discussed this and more in a very lighthearted interview with Ark Invest. We had @elonmusk on the latest episode of @ARKInvest's podcast! He had a few things to say about Bitcoin. "Paper money is going away and cryptocurrency is a The post Elon Musk: Bitcoin is ‘Brilliant, Far Better’ than Paper Money; Tesla Isn’t Jumping in Just Yet appeared first on CCN


Elitium (EUM) Debuts on BitMart —— 37,500 EUM Giveaway!   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the press release. BitMart Exchange, a premier global digital asset trading platform, recently announced the listing of Elitium (EUM). EUM/BTC and EUM/ETH trading pairs will be available starting on February 20th and withdrawal feature will be available on February 21st. Elitium is a global The post Elitium (EUM) Debuts on BitMart —— 37,500 EUM Giveaway! appeared first on CCN


Global Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange Bybit Releases Ethereum Perpetual Contract   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the press release. Bitcoin Press Release: Derivatives Exchange Bybit has officially released its second product, an Ethereum perpetual contract. February 18th 2019, Singapore – Singapore-based global derivatives exchange Bybit has announced the official release of its new 100x leverage Ethereum perpetual contract. Two months after its official launch, the The post Global Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange Bybit Releases Ethereum Perpetual Contract appeared first on CCN


You Can Now Test Binance’s Decentralized Crypto Exchange   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Binance has just revealed the sites for testing its new decentralized crypto exchange and the testnet explorer for its own Binance Chain network.


Now You Can Test Binance’s Decentralized Crypto Exchange   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Binance has just revealed the sites for testing its new decentralized crypto exchange and the testnet explorer for its own Binance Chain network.


Binance Launches Decentralized Crypto Exchange for Public Testing   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Binance has just revealed the sites for testing its new decentralized crypto exchange and the testnet explorer for its own Binance Chain network.


Binance Launches Public Testing for Decentralized Crypto Exchange   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Binance has just revealed the sites for testing its new decentralized crypto exchange and the testnet explorer for its own Binance Chain network.


Elon Musk: Bitcoin is ‘Brilliant, Far Better’ than Paper Money; Tesla Isn’t Jumping in Just Yet   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Nearly everywhere Elon Musk goes, people want to talk about Tesla. On Tuesday, however, the media magnet went along with a change in focus by discussing his views about cryptocurrencies. His opinions come within months of a Bitcoin-related tweet that landed him in hot water with the social media platform. He ended up getting his account suspended by Twitter. Musk discussed this and more in a very lighthearted interview with Ark Invest. We had @elonmusk on the latest episode of @ARKInvest's podcast! He had a few things to say about Bitcoin. "Paper money is going away and cryptocurrency is a The post Elon Musk: Bitcoin is ‘Brilliant, Far Better’ than Paper Money; Tesla Isn’t Jumping in Just Yet appeared first on CCN


Mastercard, Visa Greed Could be the Catalyst For Merchants Accepting Bitcoin   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Visa and Mastercard are reportedly on the cusp of hiking fees they charge merchants who accept credit and debit cards. They could hike the fees they charge merchants as early as April, according to the Wall Street Journal. While the behemoth credit card payment processors anticipate the move will help them further line their financial coffers, merchants could be chased away. In the wings waiting for them is the crypto space, where Bitcoin payments are a lot cheaper to process. A few observers of the happenings told CCN about how merchants stand to gain from these looming higher fees. Unrelenting The post Mastercard, Visa Greed Could be the Catalyst For Merchants Accepting Bitcoin appeared first on CCN


Elon Musk Calls Bitcoin ‘Brilliant,’ Better Than Paper Money for Value Transfer   (Coindesk - Feb 20)

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has officially gone public with his belief crypto offers an improved alternative to conventional money.


Video: Virginia Liberal Attempts to Justify Murder Masked as Abortion Procedure   (Cryptocoinsnews - Feb 20)

Let’s talk about abortion. I’ve always been “pro-choice.” On a personal level, I’ve never considered abortion. I’m currently a single father of four as a result. I don’t like to make decisions for other people. If you feel you need to have an abortion, it’s a legal procedure. I’m not a fan of states that try to make it impossible through various means. I don’t let morality enter into it. If it’s not my body, it’s not my moral conundrum. I hadn’t thought much about it recently until I saw this video of Virginia lawmaker Kathy Tran, in which she The post Video: Virginia Liberal Attempts to Justify Murder Masked as Abortion Procedure appeared first on CCN