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PR: Bitcoin Depot Adds 30 Bitcoin ATMs in Chicago With Zero Fees

Bitcoin Depot Adds 30 Bitcoin ATMs in Chicago With Zero FeesAs cryptocurrencies continue to influence the financial service industry and provide users with endless possibilities, bitcoin ATMs have proven to play a critical role in the cryptocurrency adoption process. Bitcoin ATMs convert fiat currency into digital cash, ensuring a seamless transaction experience.

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Cannabis, Cryptocurrency and Compliance: One Man’s Quest to Support Unbanked Businesses

Ernesto Huerto is the very embodiment of Bitcoin. As the operator of Crypto Space, a physical bitcoin exchange in Los Angeles’ San Pedro neighborhood, Huerto knows more than most about the challenges of running a cryptocurrency business while maintaining banking access and compliance. In a wide-ranging interview, the Crypto Space owner has disclosed the realities […]

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Bitcoin-Friendly US Bank Silvergate Now Serves Over 500 Crypto Companies

Bitcoin Friendly US Bank Silvergate Now Serves Over 500 Crypto CompaniesSilvergate Bank, headquartered in San Diego as a California state-chartered bank, started its cryptocurrency-related business in 2013. Now over 500 companies from the digital assets industry are using its services as one of the very few “bitcoin-friendly” banks based in the U.S. Also Read: American Electronics Giant Avnet Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments Silvergate Files […]

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Crypto-Stealing SIM Swapper Pleads Guilty, Gets 10 Years in Prison

Joel Ortiz, a college student who allegedly stole cryptocurrency worth over $5 million, has pleaded guilty and accepted a 10-year prison sentence. Ortiz was arrested last year and accused of hijacking the phone numbers of around 40 people. He is now the first person to be sentenced for the crime, commonly known as SIM swapping. […]

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PR: Marconi Introduces Developer Testing Network to Secure Complex Cloud Networks

Marconi Introduces Developer Testing Network to Secure Complex Cloud NetworksSan Francisco, California – Marconi, creators of the blockchain-based smart ethernet Marconi Protocol, today announced the launch of its Developer Test Network. Designed to enhance or even replace existing networking infrastructure, Marconi Protocol provides an easy way to build and secure distributed networks and networking applications across regions and environments, whether nodes are running on hardware in a data center, virtual machines or containers.

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Coinstar Machines in Select US States Now Sell BTC Vouchers

U.S.-Based Coinstar Machines in Select States Now Sell BTC VouchersOn Jan. 17, financial services company Coinme announced that people visiting select Safeway and Albertsons stores in California, Texas, and Washington can now purchase bitcoin core (BTC) through Coinstar kiosks. Coinstar devices are fully automated self-service coin-counting machines and now thousands located in the U.S. market could be equipped to handle cryptocurrency transactions. Also Read: Markets […]

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US Bank That Serves 483 Cryptocurrency Companies Is Seeking an IPO

US Bank That Serves 483 Cryptocurrency Companies Is Seeking an IPOSilvergate Bank, headquartered in San Diego as a California state-chartered bank, started its cryptocurrency-related business in 2013. Now its parent company wants to go public, revealing that 483 companies from the crypto industry are using the services of the “bitcoin-friendly” bank. Also Read: Survey Finds McAfee Is the Most Influential Crypto Trading Figure $1.7B of […]

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Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma

Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma“Alaska, thanks for bearing with us,” popular smartphone trading app Robinhood tweeted. “Trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, commission free.” Mere days after, it announced the same for Oklahoma. Residents of the two states can now trade bitcoin cash, dogecoin, ethereum, ethereum classic, and litecoin on its platform. Also read: Colombia Crypto Exchange Asks New President […]

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Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them

Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans ThemUsing cryptocurrency for political donations has been a hot topic in many societies. Two recent developments demonstrate different views on the matter. A Taiwanese politician who has accepted bitcoin from his supporters believes crypto donations can help keep his country’s political system clean and transparent. At the same time, the California campaign watchdog says cryptocurrency […]

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Sales Tax and Bitcoin in the United States Can Be Confusing

Sales Tax and Bitcoin in the United States Can Be ConfusingOver the last two years in the US, the federal government and states have been trying to grasp the concept of cryptocurrencies and apply them to traditional finance laws like taxes. The task has proven to be extremely difficult for federal agencies and officials however. One confusing issue is the application of state sales tax […]

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PR: Bitcoin Depot Launches 20 Crypto ATMs in Southern California

Bitcoin Depot Launches 20 Crypto ATMs in Southern CaliforniaAs the Bitcoin ATM revolution continues to change markets, industries, and the masses’ relationship with digital currency, one company has established itself as a vital component to cryptocurrency adoption; that company is Bitcoin Depot. Cash is no longer king, as crypto-ATMs are looking to convert physical fiat into decentralized cryptocurrency, money that puts the power into the hands of the people rather than institutions.

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California Passes Bill Defining Blockchain and Crypto Terms

California Passes Bill Defining Blockchain and Crypto TermsA draft law designed to amend California’s legislation to create legal grounds for the implementation of crypto-related technologies has been passed by the state’s legislature. Assembly Bill 2658 amends the California Civil Code, Government Code, Corporations Code, and Insurance Code to legalize the use of blockchain secured data and smart contracts in local and foreign […]

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The Daily: Asian Crypto Jobs on the Rise, Colombia to Cut Taxes for Crypto Firms

The Daily: Crypto Jobs on the Rise in Asia, Colombia to Cut Taxes for Crypto FirmsThe number of jobs and job seekers in the Asian crypto space is growing, according to leading recruiters in the region. Also in The Daily, Colombia may soon become a crypto-friendly nation, California and Russia want to use blockchain tech for insurance and pensions, and Malaysians remain bullish on cryptocurrencies, despite market trends this year. […]

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Crypto-Backed Lending Platform Blockfi Approved to Operate in California

Crypto-Backed Lending Platform Blockfi Approved to Operate in CaliforniaBack in July, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the cryptocurrency-backed USD lending platform, Blockfi, which raised $52.5m from investors in an investment round led by Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital. On Monday, Blockfi announced the firm is now servicing residents from California and the latest expansion leads to the crypto-lending service being available in 44 states. Also Read: Novogratz’ […]

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SEC Fines and Permanently Bars Founder of Fraudulent Oil Exploration Token

SEC Fines and Permanently Bars Founder of Fraudulent Oil Exploration TokenThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against an oil and gas exploration company and its founder who “perpetrated a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) to fund oil exploration and drilling in California.” The token sale failed to raise money but the tokens were issued as part of a bounty program, which […]

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Bitcoin ATMs Now In The Thousands Around the World

Bitcoin ATMs Now In The Thousands Around the WorldCoinatmradar.com reports a milestone of the 3,500 threshold being crossed for bitcoin ATMs (BATM) installed across the globe. One of the goals behind bitcoin automated teller machines is ease of onboarding to the world of crypto. A bear market – a protracted Crypto Winter – appeared to slow BATMs’ placement. And for sure it just […]

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Japanese Bank Mizuho is Being Sued by Mt Gox Customer

Japanese Bank Mizuho is Being Sued by a Mt Gox CustomerAccording to regional reports the Japanese financial institution, Mizuho Bank, is being accused of creating issues for Mt Gox customers who were hoping to withdraw funds after the exchange collapsed. Allegedly, even though the bank stopped processing Mt Gox withdrawals, it continued to accept deposits right before the exchange went under. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Fans Celebrate […]

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