Daily Archives: March 28, 2019

Innisfil Becomes First City in Canada to Accept Bitcoin for Municipal Taxes

n nn nn Ohio might have made history as the first city to accept cryptocurrency for corporate taxes, but one Canadian town is adding its name to the books by becoming the first in North America to permit its citizens to pay their personal taxes in bitcoin.The tiny town of Innisfil with a population of 36,500, situated about 45 minutes ...

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Russian Mining Giant to Tokenize Palladium

Russian mineral mining giant Nornickel reportedly plans to issue palladium-backed tokens Cointelegraph.com News

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New Bitcoinpython Node Is 100X Faster Than Previous Python Libraries

On March 27, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fans were introduced to a new BCH full node written in the Python programming language. The project, known as Bitcoinpython, is a modern BCH library whose creator claims it to be the fastest available Python implementation with 100X the speed of its closest competitor. Also read: Menu.cash Allows Diners to Create Table-Specific Orders and ...

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Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Places XRP, EOS, BTC, and BNB on Top

Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings released its March 2019 “Weiss Cryptocurrency Outlook” report, with Ripple (XRP), EOS, Bitcoin (BTC), and Binance Coin (BNB) receiving the top four spots on the list of 122 cryptocurrencies. Weiss Ratings is the world’s only financial rating agency that provides grades on cryptocurrencies. The report, which is called “Dark Shadows with a Bright Future,” examines the cryptocurrencies available ...

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In 1959, Volvo gave us the seat belt—here’s what its safety team is building now

Enlarge / A previously crash-tested Volvo XC90. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Although we make every effort to cover our own travel costs, in this case Volvo flew me to Gothenburg and provided two nights in a hotel. GOTHENBURG, Sweden—Several years ago, Volvo Cars announced its “Vision 2020” plan. The goal was as simple as it was bold: by the year 2020, ...

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LocalBitcoins, Once a Go-To for Anonymous Bitcoin Transactions, Adds KYC

n nn nn The Finland-based, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading platform LocalBitcoins released a statement on March 25, 2019, responding to a new act approved by the Finnish Parliament that will require users to verify their identities. This marks a major change for the service, which had been a primary way for users wishing to protect their anonymity to meet others willing ...

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India to Use Blockchain to Improve Coffee Supply Chain

The Coffee Board of India has launched a blockchain-based e-marketplace for coffee producers in order to reduce intermediaries between coffee growers and buyers Cointelegraph.com News

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Cannabis, Cryptocurrency and Compliance: One Man’s Quest to Support Unbanked Businesses

Ernesto Huerta is the very embodiment of Bitcoin. As the operator of Crypto Space, a physical bitcoin exchange in Los Angeles’ San Pedro neighborhood, Huerta knows more than most about the challenges of running a cryptocurrency business while maintaining banking access and compliance. In a wide-ranging interview, the Crypto Space owner has disclosed the realities of straddling the line that ...

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