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Businesses choose Bitcoin payments as lockdowns lift

As businesses worldwide begin coming out of lockdown into uncharted territory, adapting and surviving the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 is imperative as consumer behaviour, namely spending habits, continue to rapidly change. Alongside a 200% rise in “first-time” online purchases in April, Econsultancy recently reported a 33% increase in “online banking or use of mobile apps and payment methods”.  Read more »

MVIS CryptoCompare Bitcoin Index licensed to VSFG/Arrano Capital Index to underlie Hong Kong´s first regulated Bitcoin Fund

MV Index Solutions GmbH (MVIS®) in partnership with CryptoCompare, the global leader in digital asset data, announced the licensing of the MVIS CryptoCompare Bitcoin Index (MVBTC) to Arrano Capital, the blockchain arm of Venture Smart Asia Limited, for its recently launched Bitcoin fund. The fund, which tracks the price of Bitcoin, uniquely features daily subscription and redemptions, offering investors greater ease of access, security and... more Read more »

Retail investors set to sweep up diminishing supply of Bitcoin

A report on intentional holdings of Bitcoin published today by digital assets derivatives exchange ZUBR, shows that, if current investment trends continue, daily demand will dwarf the new market supply of bitcoins mined after 2028, when the reward declines further. Exclusive data from the blockchain and market analytics firm, Chainalysis, was used to analyse whether there was a growth in wallet addresses (or accounts) that could be viewed as “... more Read more »

CoinCorner comments on rumours around a possible new Bitcoin service by PayPal

Danny Scott, CEO at CoinCorner, commented: “Rumours have been circulating that PayPal is rolling out a service that will allow its 325 million customers to buy and sell Bitcoin. Until now, PayPal has seemingly shown no interest in Bitcoin - founding CEO, Bill Harris has even publicly denounced Bitcoin in the past. Read more »

Buy Bitcoin little and often with CoinCorner’s new Auto Buy Bitcoin service

CoinCorner, a UK Bitcoin exchange, has launched a new auto buy Bitcoin service which gives customers the opportunity to make Bitcoin purchases on a regular, automatic basis. Complementing the exchange’s key services of buying and selling Bitcoin, the new auto buy feature is easy for customers to set up - simply create a standing order with your bank, and choose how much and how often you would like to buy Bitcoin.  Read more »

CoinCorner launches UK first “Bitcoin Cashback” service

CoinCorner, one of the UK’s leading Bitcoin exchanges, has recently launched a new service that will reward customers with Bitcoin when they shop online. The Bitcoin cashback service is the first-of-its-kind to launch in the UK and CoinCorner has partnered with more than 400 top UK retailers, including household names such as Burton, Twinings, Confused.com, Tails.com, Ninja, Royal Doulton, New Era, Morphy Richards and more, to enable customers... more Read more »

Bitstocks Research Indicates Britons Bemused by Bitcoin

Bitstocks, an established UK-based Bitcoin market advisory and educational media house, has spent the last couple of weeks broadcasting bitcoin across the airwaves in an attempt to re-educate the UK about the utility of bitcoin and blockchain technology. Read more »

10th anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day: bitFlyer Europe reveals what the BTC price of two pizzas could have bought you since

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day – an important day in the digital currency calendar, marking the first time Bitcoin was used to purchase goods – bitFlyer Europe has looked back at the value of the digital currency on the same day each year since. Read more »

Bitcoin halving highlights crypto is part of mainstream finance: deVere CEO

Bitcoin’s historic halving event on Monday underscores that the “long-term future of cryptocurrencies is secure”, says the CEO and founder of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The comments from deVere Group’s Nigel Green come as the world’s supply of Bitcoin was forever slashed on Monday. The highly anticipated halving event, occurring only every four years, means that less and less Bitcoin – which is... more Read more »

Bitcoin halving to attract more investment, says eToro's Simon Peters

Bitcoin, the world’s best known and arguably most successful crypto, will undergo a halving on the 12th May. According to Simon Peters, analyst at investment platform eToro, the halving could not only see the price of bitcoin rise, as it has done following previous halvings, but it could also result in a whole new brand of crypto investors. The halving, which will be the third time it has happened on bitcoin, will see the block halve from 12.5... more Read more »

Canadian Fund Manager 3iQ Launches Bitcoin Fund with MVIS CryptoCompare Institutional Bitcoin Index

 CryptoCompare is pleased to announce that the MVIS CryptoCompare Institutional Bitcoin Index has been licensed to 3iQ Corp for The Bitcoin Fund (Ticker: QBTC.u on the Toronto Stock Exchange). The exchange listing will take place on Thursday, April 9th. The MVIS CryptoCompare Institutional Bitcoin Index is a rules-based index, intended to give investors a means of tracking the performance of Bitcoin on selected top tier exchanges. These... more Read more »

Historical evidence for bitcoin performing like digital gold

In the recent crash, the independence of bitcoin relative to other assets has been challenged as it dropped by more than the S&P500 index. Many are tempted to conclude by saying the diversification argument does not hold anymore. The Research Department of SEBA Bank has a different opinion, based on an analysis of three examples of financial stress with a focus on gold. This precious metal is an asset revered as a classic diversifier and,... more Read more »

Bitcoin Trade at Settlement Market Executes First Trade

Tassat, a global provider of financial technologies and products for traditional and digital asset markets and Blockfills, a global leader in digital asset electronic market making, trading and prime brokerage, announce execution of the first trade on the newly launched institutional Trade-at-Settlement (TAS) service for spot Bitcoin (BTC/USD).  Read more »

Uphold Announces Bank Connectivity in the U.K. with the Support of the Pound Sterling

Leading digital money platform Uphold today announces bank connectivity for its users in the United Kingdom with the introduction of support for the Pound Sterling (GBP). Read more »

CoinCorner partnered with Quinn Legal become the first Isle of Man law firm to accept Bitcoin payments

Bitcoin exchange, CoinCorner, has partnered with leading legal firm, Quinn Legal, to enable clients to make Bitcoin payments directly via the legal firm’s website, becoming the first Isle of Man based law firm to do so. Read more »

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