Shakepay Launches Cryptocurrency Mobile Wallet In Private Beta

Shakepay Launches Cryptocurrency Mobile Wallet In Private Beta

Montreal-based fintech startup Shakepay has announced the release of its digital wallet in private beta. The mobile app allows Canadian users to buy and sell Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, directly from their phones. Through the mobile app, Shakep…

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinsquare To Add Credit Card Payment Method

Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinsquare To Add Credit Card Payment Method

A new partnership between Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare and payment firm Processing.com will provide Coinsquare customers with new online payments functionalities. These will soon be able to buy cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ether, …

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Bank of England Governor Claims “Bitcoin Has Failed”

Bank of England Governor Claims “Bitcoin Has Failed”

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England (BoE), has claimed that “[Bitcoin] has pretty much failed thus far on … the traditional aspects of money. It is not a store of value because it is all over the map.  Nobody uses it as a medium of e…

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Study: SMEs Believe Cryptocurrency Payments Will Hit the High Street in Two Years

Study: SMEs Believe Cryptocurrency Payments Will Hit the High Street in Two Years

A new study has found that over a third of small business owners believe that cryptocurrency payments will become a reality on the high street within two years. The study, conducted by Paymentsense, a card payment provider in the U.K. and Ireland, reve…

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Bitstamp Enlists Onfido to Improve New Customer Onboarding

Bitstamp Enlists Onfido to Improve New Customer Onboarding

The digital currency exchange Bitstamp has chosen Onfido’s identity verification engine to onboard new customers.  Onfido provides a full-stack identity verification platform, which will assist Bitstamp in processing its large amount of new customer si…

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CoinFestUK Announce Details Of 2018 Event

CoinFestUK Announce Details Of 2018 Event

CoinFestUK is once again taking place this April in Manchester, and CoinJournal is proud to announce that it will be its main media partner. Founded in 2013 by bitcoin advocate Andrew Wagner at a Waves Coffee House in Vancouver, CoinFest has since grow…

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Academia Responds to Surging Interest in Digital Assets by Offering Crypto/Blockchain Courses

Academia Responds to Surging Interest in Digital Assets by Offering Crypto/Blockchain Courses

The success of cryptocurrencies depends in large part on their acceptance by established and trusted institutions, such as universities.  These institutions add legitimacy to the crypto-economy and serve as a reliable source of information in a space w…

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Begins On-Site Inspections Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japan’s Financial Regulator Begins On-Site Inspections Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japan’s financial regulator said on Friday that it has begun on-site inspections of cryptocurrency exchanges following the hack of Coincheck last month. After the late-January theft, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) requested cryptocurrency ex…

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Begins On-Site Inspections Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japan’s Financial Regulator Begins On-Site Inspections Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japan’s financial regulator said on Friday that it has begun on-site inspections of cryptocurrency exchanges following the hack of Coincheck last month. After the late-January theft, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) requested cryptocurrency ex…

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Blockchain Payments Platform BitPesa Acquires TransferZero

Blockchain Payments Platform BitPesa Acquires TransferZero

Online blockchain payment platform BitPesa is expanding its reach after announcing the acquisition of TransferZero, an international money transfer platform. Founded in 2013, BitPesa has become one of the largest blockchain payment platforms for Africa…

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