Ethereum 

Biggest University in Western Australia Accepts Bitcoin for PhD Program

Curtin University, the largest university in Western Australia with over 58,00 students, announced the launch of a cryptocurrency PhD program on July 23, 2019.  Curtin University Accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum The Cryptocurrency PhD Scholarship Fund will allow companies and individuals to help PhD students studying  blockchain, cybersecurity and data analytics through cryptocurrency funding.  Focused on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, the higher education program will be entirely funded through bitcoin or ethereum, which school officials say will help popularize cryptocurrencies as a payment method.  Curtin University Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Excellence Professor…

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Ethereum 

Circle CEO Accepts Justin Sun’s Invitation to Warren Buffett Lunch

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire will attend the crypto power lunch alongside Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Tron CEO Justin Sun and Litecoin creator Charlie Lee. On July 19, Allaire accepted Sun’s invitation on Twitter to join the much-anticipated $4.6 million lunch with the well-known Bitcoin (BTC) skeptic to discuss issues in crypto industry. In just three minutes after Sun posted the invitation, Allaire tweeted that he is honored to join, adding that the meeting would be a great chance for both Buffett and crypto community representatives to learn from each…

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Cryptocurrency 

Crypto News Today | Poloniex Now Accepts Cards, Will Gemini Join Libra?

The cryptocurrency sphere is bustling today. Crypto news regarding Poloniex is causing a stir. The exchange will now accepts credit cards and bank accounts. Elsewhere, prominent crypto-advocates the Winklevoss twins, along with their Gemini exchange, might be buddying up with Facebook’s Libra. Let’s check this out. Crypto News Making Moves Major cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has announced that customers can now use credit cards and bank accounts on the platform. It announced the move in a Medium post published yesterday. The release states that users from over 80 countries can now…

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Blockchain 

The Reserve Bank of India’s Regulatory Sandbox Accepts Blockchain, Excludes Crypto

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the terms of its regulatory sandbox in report on April 18. Per the terms of the sandbox, various applications of blockchain technology can be tested, while cryptocurrency-related projects are clearly excluded. Sandboxes are used by regulators around the world, including the Financial Conduct Authority in the U.K., so fintech companies can put their innovations to the test with a small number of consumers over a set time period. Almost three years after the RBI began reviewing its framework to respond to the…

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Bitcoin 

Largest Travel Management Firm in UK Accepts Bitcoin

Corporate Traveller, the largest travel management firm in the United Kingdom, is now accepting Bitcoin (BTC) for payments, according to a press release on April 15. A newly announced partnership with crypto payments company BitPay will allow Corporate Traveller — which provides business travel management services to SME companies — to accept bitcoins. Andy Hegley, U.K. General Manager at Corporate Traveller said: “We identified an increasing demand from our clients for the option to pay in bitcoin for business travel bookings made by our travel consultants. We chose BitPay to…

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Bitcoin 

Tor Digital Privacy Project Accepts Donations in Cryptocurrency

Tor digital privacy software is now accepting donations in various cryptocurrencies, as a new crypto donational portal appeared on the project’s website on March 18. The site now accepts nine major cryptocurrencies, namely Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dash (DASH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), Stellar Lumen (XLM), Augur (REP) and Zcash (ZEC). Tor’s crypto donation page encourages users to “stand up for the universal human rights to privacy and freedom and help keep Tor robust and secure.” The page also specifies that users can contact the project if…

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Blockchain 

Largest Swiss Online Retailer Digitec Galaxus Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies

Leading Swiss online retailer Digitec Galaxus has announced that it will now accept cryptocurrencies, according to a press release published on March 19. Per the announcement, the shop is now accepting Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin SV (BSV), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Binance Coin (BNB), Litecoin (LTC), Tron (TRX), NEO (NEO) and OmiseGO (OMG) for purchases worth over CHF 200 (about $200). The release further claims that the shop hosts around 2.7 million products, ranging from wheat beer to gaming PCs. The new payment method was reportedly jointly developed…

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Bitcoin 

UAE’s Largest Real Estate Firm Emaar Denies Reports That It Accepts Crypto: Bloomberg

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest real estate development firm, Emaar Properties, has officially denied reports that it enabled crypto payments for property, Bloomberg reported on Feb. 20. Known for developing the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa — located in Dubai — the firm told Bloomberg that it currently accepts only fiat currencies, such as UAE Dirhams (AED) or United States dollars as payment for property purchases. The publication cited an Emaar Properties spokesperson as providing the confirmation. In the report, Bloomberg cited Australian crypto-focused website Micky as one of…

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Bitcoin 

Argentina’s State Public Transport Card SUBE Accepts Bitcoin

Argentinian state public transport card SUBE (Sistema Único de Boleto Electrónico) can now be topped up using Bitcoin (BTC), Cointelegraph in Spanish reported Friday, Feb. 8. Alto Viaje, a platform for adding money to SUBE cards, has partnered with Bitex, which provides blockchain-driven financial services to businesses. As a result of the partnership, the SUBE card can now be funded using BTC, via Alto Viaje’s website. Cointelegraph spoke to Manuel Beaudroit, CMO at Bitex, who said that SUBE — that can be used to travel by train, bus and subway…

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Cryptocurrency 

Buy Ethereum on Opera | Browser Wallet Accepts ETH Purchases

Web browser Opera announced earlier today that Android users can now buy Ethereum (ETH) directly from its browser wallet. For reference, ETH is currently selling for $104.75 USD per coin according to CoinMarketCap. Buying Ethereum on Opera To make Ethereum transactions possible in this manner, Opera has partnered with regulated crypto brokerage Safello to provide the cash-to-crypto exchange. Further, the browser is making life even easier by enabling payments with credit and debit cards. It has also implemented other payment networks such as Sweden’s Swish. According to the web browsing…

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