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As the demand for digital currencies grows, many new cryptocurrency exchanges will continue to emerge. Most new users carry out all their financial transactions using fiat currency, exchanging money then for Bitcoin on decentralized exchanges or through Bitcoin ATMs and Over-The-Counter brokerages. Many cryptocurrency exchanges, like Coinbase, offer users a way to buy Bitcoin and other major coins using fiat deposits, however only offers about 12 out of the thousands of digital currencies available. It also has...

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Since Bitcoin made waves in 2017 for hitting its peak price of $20,000, the cryptocurrency ecosystem has seen a significant boost in new entrants and investments. Interest in Bitcoin has dwindled since the beginning of 2018, with a 75% decrease in Bitcoin searches overall. Attention has been shifting to newer altcoins and blockchain projects which are emerging daily. Also, many of these digital assets have lower prices and low market capitalization, whilst still potentially being profitable for investment. Before becoming an...

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Cryptocurrency has become a popular topic in the financial world over the past few years. Mainstream media organisations started taking more notice after Bitcoin rose from USD $900 to almost USD $20,000 in 2017. Now, you find so many sites online tapping into cryptocurrency and the many industries that it is disrupting. One popular concern is whether or not cryptocurrency will be able to replace fiat currency, or the national legal tender around the world....

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At the beginning of this year, cryptocurrencies received a huge bashing from world leaders during the World Economic Forum (WEF). Blockchain, on the other hand, was praised for its ability to revolutionise different sectors. Nearly two months after global leaders reflected on digital assets, it is emerging that Europe is ready to hit it off with blockchain technologies despite the volatility of cryptocurrencies. A report released by IDC shows that Europe is now at the...

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The Sharing Economy has had a resurgence as technology facilitates access and enables an easier exchange of goods and services. Through P2P platforms users are able to rent and monetise their unused items, helping to decrease waste, increase utility and ultimately creating a more sustainable and clean environment. We had a chat with Tim Bos, from ShareRing, who is using blockchain technology to power a sharing marketplace, why he thinks this technology will drive improved sharing. Tell...

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Bitcoin became more than just a digital store of value but a driving force in several industries. Creative applications have emerged and with this even more innovation.  Whilst cryptocurrencies gained popularity, the portion of the world that currently holds digital coins is negligible, relative to the world population. Below MintDice details one of the ways the crypto industry is engaging potential users – Bitcoin faucets. What is a Bitcoin faucet? A Bitcoin faucet is a creative...

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Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are common and vital in today’s financial world. They ease access to funds for users so they don’t have to physically visit bank premises. Similarly, cryptocurrency ATMs are important in the cryptocurrency industry. To foster global adoption to happen, cryptocurrency ATMs need to be installed in urban centres. Already, it is estimated that 4392 cryptocurrency ATMs have been installed across 77 countries, with the US accounting for nearly 60% of them....

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While previously individuals placed trust in institutions, the underlying technology of blockchain enables the anonymous disintermediation of trust that helps build foundations for platform innovation. As Blockchain technology enables two parties to establish trust independent of a central body, below, Blockchain Australia magazine delves into some of ways blockchain can strengthen the reliability of voting and personal information. Blockchain for Political Transparency Giuseppe Porcelli, Founder and CEO of Lakeba Group, suggests that one application of...

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The cryptocurrency industry experienced a tough year in 2018 and this seems to be rolling over to 2019. Recently Diar, a crypto and blockchain research-based organisation, reported that crypto exchanges trading volumes were at their lowest in January 2019 compared to two years ago. At the same time Binance, the world’s leading crypto exchange, registered a 40% drop in its bitcoin and US dollars market, as contrasted with December 2018. Other key crypto exchanges across...

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Crypto can be confusing. Especially when there are so many currencies, wallets, exchanges and new platforms all preaching to be the quickest, easiest and securest. We spoke with the exchange getting a 9 star customer review, who is focused on making it easier for crypto traders to buy, sell and store over 140 cryptocurrencies. Derk de Groot, Communications Manager at Bitqist, talks to us about blockchain and crypto adoption in The Netherlands and the exchange created...