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Bitcoin Goes to Church

The real estate market looks set to become a holy matrimony for Bitcoin with the recent news that a 150-year-old church can be bought using the world-renowned cryptocurrency!  According to a listing on major real estate property website, Rightmove, the 7-bedroom 18th century converted church is up for sale with the seller willing to accept Bitcoin as payment.   According to the website “The vendor is willing to accept the cryptocurrency Bitcoin …

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Taking Advantage of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is undeniably one of the 21st century’s key innovations as it has not only disrupted the payments industry but is now being utilized to unlock previously unimaginable potential. To truly appreciate how blockchain has disrupted the payments industry we need first understand how the technology works.   What is a Blockchain?  The seed that builds the foundation of cryptocurrency, Blockchain is essentially a public database that is available …

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Major Car Manufacturers Testing Blockchain Technology

The automotive industry is one largest industry globally and the competition is fierce. With automotive companies seeking to push the envelope to develop emerging tech, the next step for the automotive industry is blockchain technology. According to a study by IBM published at the end of 2018, 62% of automotive executives are convinced that blockchain will be …

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Boxing World Champion Manny Pacquiao Launches Own Cryptocurrency

Twelve-time boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao looks to dominate the cryptoworld with his announcement that he is launching his very own cryptocurrency. The boxing champion who is also a full-time politician, actor and singer announced the launch in style at a free concert in his home town of Manila, Philippines.  The appropriately dubbed “Pac Token” will be listed on Singapore’s Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) which is looking to launch several other celebrity tokens. GCOX Founder …

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First Blockchain-Exclusive Birth Certificates Recorded in Brazil

The Brazilian government successfully pioneers birth certificates on the blockchain with the recent announcement that the country has issued the first-ever birth certificate utilizing blockchain technology.  Modern Technology to Replace Slow Governmental Practices  The initiative to create blockchain-based birth certificates was a joint effort by the Brazilian government alongside tech giant IBM and Growth Tech. With the aim of bypassing …

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Paying in Crypto Becoming an Everyday Reality

Making cryptopayments an everyday reality has been the PumaPay vision since our inception. Just as the age-old phrase of “Rome wasn’t built in a day” cryptopayments started from humble beginnings. The origin of the first-ever crypto payment back in 2010 where an individual paid 10,000 BTC for 2 pizzas is infamous in the crypto industry, as those bitcoins have gone on to be worth …

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China’s Digital Currency Now Ready

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) confirmed its efforts to establish its own digital currency is close to fruition following years of development. PBoC deputy director, Mu Changchun, confirmed the digital currency is “said to be ready” at the China Finance 40 Forum and was reported by local news site Shanghai Securities News.    Details on the Digital Currency  The central bank affirmed that the currency …

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Saving the Amazon Rainforest with Blockchain and Crypto

The Rainforest Foundation looks to the crypto community with their announcement that “cryptocurrency hodlers: the amazon rainforest needs you.” Following the recent mass forest fires in Brazil the Rainforest Foundation is looking to raise funds to help combat the fires and mass deforestation using blockchain technology. A post on their website states:  “Since Bolsonaro took office in January, deforestation …

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Volvo Targeting Conflict-Free Cobalt for Electric Cars

Automotive giant Volvo is turning to blockchain technology to guarantee its new electric vehicles are built using recycled cobalt. In an announcement by Reuters, Volvo outlines its initiative to make Cobalt mining in the Congo ethical. The goal of the project is to provide complete proof to both customers and investors that the electric vehicles do not rely on conflict minerals or child labor. …

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