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Coincards Expands to Allow Americans to Buy Gift Cards With Bitcoin

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Beginning today, June 25, 2019, Canadian crypto-to-gift-card exchange Coincards is expanding its services to the U.S. The platform, which was founded in 2014, has experienced considerable growth in the Canadian market since it launched. Following the expansion, U.S. users will be able to buy gift cards with bitcoin from major retailers and online platforms such […]

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How Abra Uses Bitcoin to Bring Stock Investing to the Unbanked

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It’s been only a month since Abra publicly launched its investment product. But the company has already received an “overwhelmingly positive” response from the public, showcasing the strong consumer demand for convenient and affordable investing solutions. It has also demonstrated how Bitcoin can be used effectively to help financially underserved populations access financial markets, Bill […]

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Bitrefill Brings Lightning to Coinbase With ThorAPI Kit for Exchanges

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Lightning has come to Coinbase, courtesy of Bitrefill. Revealed exclusively to Bitcoin Magazine, the new service, known as Recharge, is the latest addition to Bitrefill’s Thor Lightning service. With it, Coinbase users will be able to easily leverage the full capabilities of the Lightning Network through their Coinbase accounts. This entails sending on-chain bitcoin from […]

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Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths: “It’s Not Secure”

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Security is of the utmost importance when it comes to money, but how does one define security in Bitcoin? Traditionally, securing one’s savings has meant handing it over to a bank, but Bitcoin security requires quite a bit more personal responsibility — at least on an optional basis. Different people have wide-ranging responses to the […]

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Samourai Wallet’s Privacy-Enhancing Whirlpool Now in Public Beta

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The developers of Samourai Wallet have published the public beta version of Whirlpool, a Chaumian CoinJoin implementation that consists of a framework supported by various privacy-enhancing software tools.  What Is Chaumian CoinJoin? CoinJoin is an anonymization technique first proposed by Gregory Maxwell in 2013. A “Chaumian CoinJoin” integrates chaum blind signatures — a scheme that […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Breaks $10,000 in Stunning Fashion

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Price Analysis Summary: The bitcoin market blasted straight through the $10,000 price range in a rally that had bitcoin price testing the lower $11,000s before any meaningful selling took place. This rally was fueled by deeply underwater short positions that were liquidated and/or forced to close. We are currently sitting above a major milestone on […]

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news affecting Bitcoin this week. Adoption & Community Crypto Point-of-Sale Service Provides Relief to Venezuelan Refugees Good news this week for crypto users migrating from Venezuela to Colombia. The Panda Group, operators of Panda Exchange, announced a new service to alleviate some […]

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FATF Finalizes Crypto Guidelines, Recommends Exchanges Share Client Data

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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental regulatory organization, has finalized its recommendations for combating cryptocurrency money laundering and terrorism financing. In short, it wants to blow back the veil on user privacy. What Are the FATF Crypto Guidelines? The FATF released the final draft of its highly anticipated recommendations for cryptocurrency service providers […]

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New Report Highlights Merits of Bitcoin Investment Amidst Global Uncertainty

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Bitcoin’s unique characteristics, continued adoption and overall industry growth make the cryptocurrency a viable instrument for hedging against global liquidity crises, according to Grayscale Investments. In a new report titled “Hedging Global Liquidity Risk with Bitcoin,” the digital currency asset manager explores how bitcoin can give investors protection in uncertain political and economic situations, arguing […]