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A New Georgia Bill Could Allow Residents to Pay Taxes with Bitcoin

ccn.com – Georgia has become the latest US state to consider allowing its residents to pay their taxes using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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Bank of America admits cryptocurrency is threatening its business model

thenextweb.com – But a January “dip” may have led newer investors, or speculators, to ice their wounds in safer markets after prices tumbled over 50 percent. As Bitcoin and the altcoin market continue to recover …

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Ethereum Governance ‘Not That Bad’ Says Buterin Amid Fund Debate

coindesk.com – Ethereum’s governance model isn’t flawed, it’s just badly communicated, the cryptocurrency’s creator Vitalik Buterin said in a developer meeting Friday. Coming amidst a heated debate over a proposal …

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You can now buy a house in Britain using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin

metro.co.uk – You can now use Bitcoin to purchase a home in the UK after one of Northern Ireland’s largest housebuilders said it will now accept cryptocurrency. Ballyclare-based Hagan Homes is believed to be the first …

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Russian Organic Food Guy ‘Tokenizes’ Himself, Issues His Own Cryptocurrency

forbes.com – A Russian organic food guru has taken the cryptocurrency craze to heart and tokenized himself. Boris Akimov, the founder of Russian organic foods startup LavkaLavka will launch his own cryptocurrency …

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The Next Petro? Iranian Minister Reveals Cryptocurrency Plans

coindesk.com – New statements suggest that Iran’s central bank is developing a new cryptocurrency that would be administered by the state government. Information and Communications Technology Minister …

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Everything Investors Need to Know About the Venezuelan Petro Cryptocurrency (PTR)

– Petro (PTR) is the latest coin to join the cryptocurrency bandwagon. It’s the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency as it will be produced and controlled by the Venezuelan government …

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2018 Is A Big Year For EOS, Could It Overtake Ethereum?

cryptodaily.co.uk – EOS is set to have a huge year, and could see it solving a number of problems that we see in other coins, such as scalability. Ethereum is the second highest cryptocurrency coin, when it comes to market …

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Japanese Crypto Exchange Accidentally Gives Bitcoins Away for Free

ccn.com – Bitcoin skeptics such as JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon have often claimed that Bitcoin is “worth nothing.” For approximately 18 minutes at one cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, these skeptics were right.

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Korean Regulator Tips Cryptocurrency Prospects Back Toward “Normalization”

bitcoinmagazine.com – The FSS, which has been spearheading the government’s regulation of cryptocurrency trading as part of a larger task force, has had an uphill battle in the face of Korean officials’ variable attitudes to the …

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Bitcoin Continues to Outperform Tokens and Cryptocurrencies Amid Recovery

ccn.com – While the vast majority of tokens and cryptocurrencies in the global market fell by around 10 percent overnight, bitcoin has sustained its momentum in the $11000 region, with strong volumes.

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Venezuela Claims $735 Million Raised in First Cryptocurrency Sale

coindesk.com – Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is claiming that the country has raised $735 million in the first day of a sale for its controversial “petro” cryptocurrency. Announced late Tuesday night, Maduro …

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Software update aims to lower costs and transaction speeds in bitcoin market

marketwatch.com – In an attempt to tackle expensive bitcoin transaction fees and slow processing times, two leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbase and Bitfinex, announced Tuesday they have rolled out a software …

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Venezuela puts ‘Petro’ cryptocurrency up for pre-sale

mashable.com – the Venezuelan government launched a pre-sale of “Petro,” a new cryptocurrency backed by the country’s oil reserves. The aim of Petro is to raise foreign investment in the socioeconomically …

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South Korea Investigating Cryptocurrency Regulator’s Sudden Death

bitcoinist.com – A South Korean cryptocurrency regulator in charge of “devising measures against cryptocurrency speculation” was found dead in his home from an apparent heart attack on Monday, semiofficial …

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Malaysian firm adds Islamic certification to cryptocurrency

reuters.com – Malaysia-based firm HelloGold has received a sharia-compliant certification for its gold-backed cryptocurrency and plans to launch its online … Its cryptocurrency product, dubbed GOLDX, was launched …

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Is cryptocurrency here to stay as an investment?

news.wbfo.org – Anyone who has followed Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride in the investment market knows about its volatility. But that’s not stopping many people from rolling the digital dice, including many millennial …

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