Adoption

PayPal-owned Venmo launches cryptocurrency trading

Payments app Square made headlines — and dollars — when it integrated Bitcoin trading into its mobile platform back during the crypto bull market of winter 2017.  Now, rival payments firm Venmo, owned by PayPal, is following suit by launching cryptocurrency trading for four major coins: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litceoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Beginning April …

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When will Bitcoin price rally end? Here is what’s backing the BTC bull run

Speculation about the duration of the current run is endless, with Bitcoin now a stable news item even in the mainstream press. But what’s keeping the BTC price up? Is it simply the relentless slew of good news, or are there on-chain indicators that can predict future price moves? Since retesting the $50,000 barrier in …

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Insurance Giant AXA Allows Swiss Clients to Pay for Services With Bitcoin

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The French multinational insurance firm AXA is now allowing clients in Switzerland to pay for services in bitcoin. The newly added support is part of the company’s “digital future” and stems from customer demand for crypto payments.</strong> AXA Supports Bitcoin Payments In Switzerland AXA has announced it is the first all-lines insurer …

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Blackrock CEO says crypto ‘may become a great asset class’ but is no substitute for currency

Despite the successful rollout of Coinbase’s stock on Wednesday, Blackrock CEO Larry Fink still expressed some concerns over the institutional adoption of crypto. In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Thursday, Fink said he was “encouraged by how many people were focusing” on crypto and the narrative surrounding it, but he seemed to imply his …

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Switzerland’s largest insurer AXA starts accepting Bitcoin as payment

Europe’s second-largest insurance firm AXA has become Switzerland’s first all-line insurer to offer its customers the option to pay their bills with Bitcoin (BTC), facilitated through a collaboration with the established cryptocurrency broker Bitcoin Suisse. Bitcoin payments will be accepted for nearly all AXA products except for life insurance, due to regulatory barriers to the …

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Lockheed Martin adopts blockchain for supply chain management in Switzerland

United States aerospace and defense contractor Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with SyncFab, a Silicon Valley distributed manufacturing platform, to streamline supplier capabilities across Switzerland, offering yet another tangible use case for blockchain technology.  Under the new agreement, SyncFab will provide Lockheed Martin with direct access to its parts procurement and supply chain platform, …

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Enterprise blockchain solutions rally as businesses get hip to crypto

The mainstream adoption of blockchain technology continues to pick up steam as stories like Microstrategy using Bitcoin (BTC) to pay bonuses for its board of directors and Topps announcing plans to release nonfungible token collectible trading cards make headlines on a almost daily basis.  As more companies and organizations explore what the integration of blockchain technology can …

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How the digital yuan stablecoin impacts crypto in China: Experts answer

This is part one of a multipart series on blockchain and crypto in China. China has been discussing the possibilities of national digital currency for half a decade, and the Chinese digital yuan project — referred to as the Digital Currency Electronic Payment, or DCEP — has years of history. Back in 2014, the People’s …

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Badger DAO integrates with institutional DeFi gateway Fireblocks

In a blog post today, decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Badger DAO announced a forthcoming integration with Fireblocks, a digital asset storage, management, and DeFi on-ramp for institutional investors.  “We’re excited to announce a strategic partnership between Fireblocks and BadgerDAO to enable their 200+ institutional clients to securely hold Badger assets on their platform and put …

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Tesla’s landlord accepts crypto; will Elon Musk pay rent in Bitcoin?

After becoming a corporate pioneer in cryptocurrency adoption, Elon Musk could be about to take the next step and begin paying rent in Bitcoin (BTC). While no announcement has been made by the “Technoking” himself, news broke on April 7 regarding a partnership between Los Angeles real-estate firm, Caruso Properties, and the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, founded …

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