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Bitcoin Tumbles After Turkey Bans Crypto Payments Citing Risks

“Bitcoin tumbled more than 4% on Friday after Turkey’s central bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies and crypto assets for purchases citing possible “irreparable” damage and transaction risks. In legislation published in the Official Gazette, the central bank said cryptocurrencies and other such digital assets based on distributed ledger technology could not be used, directly […]
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Global

Pix exceeds 1 billion transactions in five months

“Pix has surpassed the 1 billion transaction mark since its launch last November. There were 1.05 billion instant transactions in five months, to be exact. The number was reached during the month of March, when there were 393.64 million instant payments, an increase of 43% compared to February. In values, Pix traded R $ 787 billion between November […]
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Companies

CEO Says PayPal’s Crypto Commerce May Reach $200M Volume in Just Months

“As the price of Bitcoin continues to reach new all-time highs , major corporations with existing crypto offerings in place are beginning to discuss grand plans for the future.  Most recently, Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal, hinted at future developments for PayPal’s crypto offering during Forbes’ “ 2021 Blockchain 50 Symposium: Crypto Goes Corporate ,” […]
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Systems

Coinbase Listing Marks Latest Step in Crypto’s March to the Mainstream

“Coinbase Global Inc, the biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, will list on the Nasdaq on Wednesday, marking a milestone in the journey of virtual currencies from niche technology to mainstream asset. The listing is by far the biggest yet of a cryptocurrency company, with the San Francisco-based firm saying last month that private market transactions had […]
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Systems

BitPay Joins Square-Founded Crypto Patent Effort COPA

“BitPay , the world’s largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, today announced a partnership with the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) to share open source projects and use a shared patent library. Founded initially by Square, Inc., COPA believes open access to patents and freedom from threats on foundational cryptocurrency technologies is necessary […]
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