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    Last Monday, GlobeNewswire reported that popular cryptocurrency personality Jason Appleton – better known as Crypto Crow – has just signed a contract with the CBS television network that will have 13-episode cryptocurrency based show shown on their network. Cryptocurrency shows are expected to hit some American TVs within the next 2 months. Let me say that again, a cryptocurrency show is set to premiere on American TVs in the very near future. Jason Appleton, better

    The post Cryptocurrency Personality Crypto Crow Gets TV Series on CBS appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    On Wednesday, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and the Square payment company expressed his positive cryptocurrency sentiment as he stood on stage at the Consensus conference, saying that Bitcoin should be the cryptocurrency of the internet. Jack Dorsey: Cryptocurrency Evangelist Twitter has long been a platform that has been centric for cryptocurrency users and organizations. It quickly became a way in which crypto-related entities can convey announcements and talk about cryptocurrencies with members of

    The post Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: Bitcoin Should Be Native Currency of the Internet appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    The crypto-community celebrates the 8th anniversary of the first commercial transaction in which Bitcoin was used as a real-world currency to pay for an item. Two Pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoins On 17 May 2010, computer programmer Laszlo Hanyecz posted on the Internet a request to buy a pizza paying with bitcoins. A few days later, Hanyecz was successful. He bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins from Jeremy Sturdivant, whose username was “jercos.” On May 22,

    The post The World Celebrates the 8th Anniversary of the First Bitcoin Transaction: Buying Two Pizzas appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    The CFO of PayPal defended the case for fiat merchant settlements Monday, telling mainstream media the company could nonetheless “definitely support” Bitcoin in the future. CFO Rainey Points Finger at Volatility Speaking to CNBC in an edition of the network’s Mad Money segment, John Rainey, PayPal’s CFO, claimed that volatility was the reason PayPal did not “see a lot of interest” from its merchants regarding cryptocurrency acceptance. Rainey told Mad Money host Jim Cramer: Because

    The post PayPal: We’ll ‘Definitely Support’ Bitcoin If It Becomes ‘Better Currency’ appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    A UK Turkish-owned mosque will become the country’s first to accept cryptocurrency donations during Ramadan, putting it at odds with Ankara on the subject. ‘Uncharted Waters’ Shacklewell Lane Mosque in Hackney, East London, also known as Masjid Ramadan, announced the measures as part of the Islamic traditions of Zakat and Sadaqah – giving to those in need. The only such mosque to formally accept Bitcoin in the country, and one of just several worldwide, Shacklewell

    The post UK Mosque Defies Islamic Scholars To Accept Bitcoin Donations appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    The cryptocurrency market is cooling, but institutional investments into the space have been heating up and have generated over a billion dollars worth of funding in under half a year. Market Slowing But Investments Speeding Up? You would think that with the slowdown in the cryptocurrency market would come a correlated slowdown in institutional investments. However, investments in the space from venture capital firms have only gained momentum since last year’s bull run. Cryptocurrencies and

    The post Is 2018 The Year of Venture Capital Investment in the Cryptocurrency Market? appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    There are a lot of odd things you can buy with Bitcoin – spy gear, lasers, alpaca socks, and now, high-end deodorant. ‘Scent or Payment Method’ Deodorant maker Schmidt’s Naturals is the latest company to let online shoppers buy its products with Bitcoin. Co-founder and CEO Michael Cammarata claims Bitcoin has accounted for 5 to 10 percent of online sales since they started accepting the cryptocurrency on May 14. “It’s starting to be a percent of

    The post The Sweet Smell of Success: Unilever-Owned Schmidt’s Naturals Adds Bitcoin as Payment Option appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    Influential political strategist Stephen K. Bannon predicts that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will disrupt the banking system. Moreover, according to The New York Times, he wants to help entrepreneurs and countries to create and issue their own cryptocurrencies. Bannon Has a “Good Stake” in Bitcoin For many, Bannon was a major actor in masterminding the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Subsequently, he was the White House Chief Strategist for the first seven months of President Donald

    The post Bannon Backs Bitcoin: Fmr White House Chief Strategist Enters Crypto Market appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    With the recent rise in mainstream popularity of cryptocurrencies and the ever-present allegations of cybertheft and market manipulation, it has become a top priority for governments to put a lid on the madness. Crimes Without Consequences The very nature of cryptocurrencies and decentralized, autonomous systems pose a serious threat to the current structure of the global economy, but a more imminent issue in the eyes of world governments is the threat to the security of

    The post Crypto Regulation a Top Priority for World Governments appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    Lightning network

    The week of June 25 marked a new array of firsts for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network with acceptance rising and all three of its implementations entering beta. c-lightning, lnd And Eclair Go Beta The product of intense development, c-lightning, lightning network daemon (lnd) and Eclair formally entered beta release Monday. Commenting on the milestone, c-lightning developer Blockstream said hinted the technology would now become more straightforward for end users – a key aspect in driving acceptance.

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    Facebook Is Renouncing Its Ban on Cryptocurrency Ads

    After a somewhat successful attempt at banning deceptive cryptocurrency advertising on their popular social media platform, Facebook has loosened their restrictions. The Ban On Crypto On January 30th of this year, Facebook launched an effort to ban all cryptocurrency-related advertising on their platform in an attempt to protect naïve social media users from falling victim to the scams running rampant in the industry. At the time, Rob Leathern, Product Management Director at Facebook, told media:

    The post Facebook Renouncing Ban on Cryptocurrency Ads appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    Bitcoin Hasn't Lost Its Way - Its Just Getting Started

    Bitcoin has seen a massive decline in 2018 and it looks like it may get worse before it gets better. It is leaving investors grasping for reasons why the world’s top cryptocurrency is falling so hard, with some wondering – could this be it for Bitcoin? Has Bitcoin Lost Its Way? Interest in Bitcoin – and cryptocurrencies in general – reached a frenzied pitch back in December of last year as mainstream media sources scrambled

    The post Bitcoin Hasn’t Lost Its Way – It’s Just Getting Started appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    When it’s time to blow some of your crypto-profits on a new toy, the possibilities are seemingly endless. But for those more interested in old toys the choice has perhaps been a bit more limited. Until now that is. Ford Mustang rebuilder Classic Recreations has started accepting payments in cryptocurrency. (War Of) The World(s) The company, based in Oklahoma, claims to be the first custom car builder to accept cryptocurrency as payment. And this isn’t just

    The post Classic Cars for Cryptocurrency – Mustang Madness appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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    Bitcoin's Next Big Battle: Restoring its Reputation

    Throughout its short existence, Bitcoin has successfully confronted several challenges, such as technical issues and internal wars. It has also withstood relentless persecution from governments and powerful financial personages. However, although Bitcoin is undoubtedly not intrinsically illicit, it unfairly has a bad reputation. Nothing is Illegal About Bitcoin Granted, Bitcoin’s image needs improvement. Many still associate the cryptocurrency with cybercrime, drug dealing, fraud, and other illicit activities. Scandals, accusations, and allegations abundantly published in the

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    Crypto Company Change Launches App to Trade Bitcoin Commission-Free

    A stream of positive developments and new products is helping to boost Bitcoin’s adoption rate. One of the latest products is Change Wallet, a mobile app for trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with zero commission fees. Change CEO Predicts: Cryptocurrencies Will Be Used As Much As Fiat Money Change, a company headquartered in Estonia and financed from Singapore, has launched Change Wallet – a mobile app that allows users to buy and convert between cryptocurrencies.

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    CoinGate Lightning Network Support to Boost Bitcoin Adoption

    Expect a major boost to bitcoin adoption as payment processing gateway CoinGate announces Lightning Network support across its entire merchant base. ‘Spending’ Time All 4000+ merchants who rely on CoinGate for bitcoin processing solutions will now accept payments made through the Lightning Network. This follows a trial of over 100 merchants which started back in July. During the trial, CoinGate had offered to reimburse any losses due to network error but found that actually, none occurred. One

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    Despite the flurry of bad news hitting cryptocurrencies, the latest SharePost’s survey reveals that consumers and investors remain optimistic. Indeed, they are considering more digital currency purchases within the next 12 months. Moreover, according to the survey, implementation of projects involving blockchain technology continues to grow. Survey Says: A Growing Demand for Cryptocurrencies A series of negative news stories continue to affect the crypto industry negatively. For example, the latest hit comes from a recent Goldman

    The post 72% of Consumers Plan to Buy More Cryptocurrency, New Survey Finds appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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