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With Bitcoin, Travellers can now get US passports in as little as 4 weeks

A visa and passport processing company based in California confirmed. That it will consider Bitcoin as a form of payment. As the US Department of State activities are starting to return to normal. According to a Nov. 6 announcement from the San Jose-based Peninsula Visa passport and visa expeditor, the company announced that it will […]

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Following volatile Q3 for XRP, Ripple opens office in Dubai

Ripple has established a regional office in the Dubai International Financial Centre, or DIFC, according to a Nov. 7 announcement. For its “innovative regulations.” the blockchain-based payments firm reportedly chose the location. The DIFC website states that the special economic zone serves more than 2,500 companies. As a “independent regulator” with a “proven judicial system” […]

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Emerging Technologies Can Alter the Financial Landscape in Africa

Africa is home to 1.2 billion people and the African Continental Free Trade Area is what has been described as the largest trade area in the world. Africa is forging a new path to driving development. And its economic growth will play a major role in accessing financial services. The need to provide improved, if […]

EY has added a new solution to its Blockchain Analyzer product suite.

New Tool for Analysing Bitcoin Transactions and on-Chain Data Ey Releases

A new solution for investigating on-chain data including Bitcoin (BTC) transactions has been launched by the Big Four accounting firm EY. As part of the EY Blockchain Analyzer product suite, a new Explorer and Visualizer solution has been launched. The beta version is now available for free for individuals, according to an announcement on Sep. […]

Bitcoin’s Realized Cap Is Now $43 Billion Above the 2017 All-Time High

Crypto market data aggregator Glassnode has released data indicating that since tagging its all-time high of $20,000 at the end of 2017. Bitcoin’s (BTC) realised capitalization has increased by more than 50%. When it was last moved on-chain, the realised capitalization metric measures the value of each BTC. Which allows analysts to estimate the aggregate […]

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Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Is Zooming All-Time High, but the Price of BTC Is Moving Faster

After the mining difficulty of the Bitcoin (BTC) has sprung sharply today, mining has become 20 percent more difficult than just before the third BTC halved in May. In the same period of time, however, the price of the most popular cryptocurrency rallied by 27 percent, saving the profit margins of miners. Mining difficulty, or […]

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Bitcoin ATMs rose by 87% to exceed 10,000 globally

Worldwide, the total number of Bitcoin ATMs has now passed 10,000. According to Norwegian financial services company AksjeBloggen, the number of Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) has jumped from the 5336 recorded in September 2019 to 87% in the past year. There were almost 3,900 new ATMs added in 2020 alone. CoinATMRadar’s monitoring resource currently shows there are […]

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COVID-19 shook out retail investors but incited BTC whales: Report

Retail and institutional Bitcoin investors took very different approaches as the COVID-19 pandemic began, new research from OKEx Insights and Catallact has shown. The research, which looked from January to the beginning of August 2020 at on-chain BTC transaction data, found retail investors largely pulled back and took a wait and see strategy with Bitcoin. […]