U.S. jewelry retailer Marks Jewelers has started accepting payments in cryptocurrency, including bitcoin cash. Shoppers can now pay for luxury goods such as fine diamonds, watches and engagement rings using BCH and seven other digital currencies. Also read: Report: Emerging Markets See Sharp Growth in Cashless Transactions Retailer to Cut Costs with Low BCH Transaction Fees […]
Nordea Bank, the largest financial group in the Nordic countries, which banned Bitcoin in January, has been caught in a major money laundering scandal for allegedly receiving dirty money from two banks in the Baltics. Yle, a state-owned publication in Finland with over 3,500 employees, reported that finance authorities in Sweden received a report with
In a welcome development for blockchain and cryptocurrency firms, the U.S. securities regulator has launched its Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology. SEC Announces FinHub The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the launch of FinHub, its Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology. The announcement was made earlier through a press...
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Increasing tensions in China-US trade relations may portend tougher times ahead for Chinese bitcoin mining hardware maker Bitmain, with shipments to one of its major overseas markets facing new tariffs since August 23. The South China Morning Post reports that Bitmain is seen by analysts as the cryptocurrency mining hardware firm with the most potential exposure to
The blockchain entrepreneur and CEO of Civic expressed his opinion on a possible Bitcoin bubble while speaking at a blockchain event in South Africa. Civic Co-Founder Talks About the Industry Vinny Lingham, the co-founder and CEO of Civic, a blockchain company focused on identity security and protection, has predicted another bubble for Bitcoin. He made...
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s largest independent semiconductor foundry, predicted that its fourth-quarter revenue would increase by only a couple percentage points, forecasting revenues of 9.35 billion to 9.45 billion. Its 2017 fourth-quarter revenue was 9.2 billion. Weakening Crypto Demand TSMC, based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is not only the world’s largest semiconductor foundry,
The United States Marshals Service (USMS) has announced an auction of 660 BTC that is scheduled to take place on Nov. 4. Under the auction rules, interested participants must formally identify themselves to the USMS and submit deposits of $200,000. Also Read: Trump Tariffs to Impact Chinese Mining Hardware Manufacturers USMS to Auction Forfeited BTC in […]