Students are Paying in Bitcoin to Study Blockchain in Paris

Financia Business School, a dedicated financial and business degree awarding institute in Paris, now teaches blockchain and accepts cryptocurrency payments from its students. The school, founded in 2014 and offering post-Bachelor and MBA level qualifications,  teaches master classes in fintech and now is one of a number of establishments to teach blockchain in France. Financia’s […]

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Ugandan Prince Brings Crypto-Powered Solar Energy to Africa

Have you noticed recently there are less emails from African princes, desperate for help getting fortunes out of their country? Perhaps that is because they are now investing in clean energy systems, utilizing cryptocurrency to benefit their countries.  You Say You Want a Revolution We often hear about how cryptocurrencies will free us from the tyranny […]

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‘Bitcoin’ Will Now Get You Up to 11 Points in Scrabble

In what is surely the most unequivocal indicator yet of bitcoin’s adoption into mainstream culture, ‘BITCOIN’ is now accepted in Scrabble. It was one of the three-hundred words recently added to the official US Scrabble dictionary by Merriam-Webster. High Score Eleven points is a solid, if not particularly spectacular score. Apart from the ‘B’ and ‘C’ […]

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Bitcoins Seized From Bankrupt BitGrail by Italian Authorities

Melanie Kramer · June 15, 2018 · 9:00 pm Authorities in Italy have seized bitcoins from the company wallets of controversial exchange BitGrail as part of standard pre-bankruptcy proceedings. BitGrail was hacked in February 2018, with $170 million dollars’ worth of Nano stolen — which subsequently lead to a major price crash for the coin. […]

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RippleNet Connects Asia-Pacific and South America, Santander Demos One Pay FX Mobile App

Adam James · June 2, 2018 · 2:00 pm InstaReM, a Singapore-headquartered Fintech company offering digital cross-border money transfers to individuals and businesses, has officially partnered with BeeTech, a São Paulo-based payment service provider for South America. The partnership will utilize Ripple’s blockchain network and represents one of the first times non-bank RippleNet members in Asia […]

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Fork Me Once… ‘Super Bitcoin’ And ‘Bitcoin Platinum’ Among 5 New Hard Forks

Wilma Woo · December 1, 2017 · 8:00 pm Bitcoin holders will meet at least three new hard forks in December as the success of Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold spawns a host of trailblazers. Bitcoin’s (Minimum) 3-Fork December Two more forks are slated to occur but do not yet have a block at which […]

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