The Five Stages of Bitcoin Acceptance

Bitcoin is inevitable – but we all come to terms with it at a different pace. Here’s how that reconciliation process will probably look for you. (Article inspired by a tweet from @skwp) There are two types of people: those who love Bitcoin, and those who are irrationally frustrated with and baffled by its success. There are also plenty of people that don’t spend much time thinking about Bitcoin at all – but they won’t last for long. With both…

Brazil Makes Moves Towards Regulating Crypto Transactions

Brazil’s Senate’s Economic Affairs Committee (CAE) has released an official report stating that it has approved a bill endorsing the regulation of BTC and crypto markets across the South American nation. What does the Bill Entail? With this move, Brazil is steadily on the road to adopting cryptocurrency on a wider scale. The bill paves the way for residents of Brazil to invest in Bitcoin and other digital assets. It also facilitates their use in everyday transactions.  Effective regulation is…

Russia To Recognize Crypto As “Currency”, But With Major Restrictions

While many of the most bullish crypto investors have adopted the term “digital assets,” Russia isn’t shying away from the industry’s origins. Authorities have recently agreed to recognize cryptocurrencies as “currencies straightforwardly”. That said, it will regulate these cryptos in a rigorous manner intended to weed out criminal activity in the space. Why Russia? The regulatory decision may come as a surprise to outsiders. El Salvador is the only country to recognize Bitcoin as a national “currency” to date. Even…

Cryptocurrency Is Entering Hyper-Adoption, According To Wells Fargo

As crypto prices show signs of recovery following a three-month downtrend, some institutions remind investors that they’re still early to the space. Among them is the international American bank Wells Fargo. In a recent report, the company argued that the crypto industry is entering a “hyper adoption phase” like the internet in the mid-1990s. Crypto VS The Internet As stated in the company’s report on Monday, the bank rejects the notion held by some investors that it's “too late” to…

Former Goldman Sachs CEO Acknowledges That Crypto Is “Happening”

Though Bitcoin has been at its most oversold point since March 2020, long-term investors haven’t taken their eyes off the ball. Ex-Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein believes the crypto industry is “happening”, having matured significantly in 2021. As a result, he suggested that now could be a great time to invest, much like other devotees buying this week’s dip. A Rapidly Growing Ecosystem Blankfein aired his thoughts on the industry in an interview with CNBC’s Andrew Sorkin on Monday. Sorkin…

Rio de Janeiro Will Allocate 1% Of Treasury To Bitcoin

Talks about Bitcoin in Brazil are commonplace, but concrete political action has now been taken to adopt it. Eduardo Paes – mayor of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro – recently announced plans to invest 1% of the city’s treasury in Bitcoin. His city will join a list of other political jurisdictions making small allocations to the cryptocurrency, eyeing its long-term potential.  Rio Hops On Bitcoin Paes announced the city’s new plans in a presentation at Rio Innovation week in conversation…

Banks Tried to Kill Crypto and Now They Embrace It

Not so long ago, banks were skeptical and outright against the adoption of cryptocurrencies. However, the crypto market has had unprecedented growth in the last few years. Furthermore, it addressed the misconceptions concerning digital currencies. In 2021, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the tables have turned. Now, banks see the crypto space in a new light. However, only recently, New York regulators wanted to gain more control over Bitcoin. Fortunately, the Wall Street executives managed to influence banks…

The Big Apple Is Getting Its Own Cryptocurrency Following Adams’s Victory

Eric Adams is already proving successful on his promise to make New York City a cryptocurrency hub. CityCoins – a community-led project built on Stacks – has chosen to develop a new crypto token to support New York City. This is the second city-based token the community has built following Miamicoin. Introducing NYCCoin CityCoins community leader – Patrick Stanley – discussed the news in a recent telephone interview with Bloomberg. He said that CityCoins had been deliberating whether to launch…

Ted Cruz Pushes for Capitol Hill Vendors to Accept Cryptocurrency

Ted Cruz – Republican Senator and Representative of Texas – wants to impose an El Salvador-esque mandate on Capitol Hill. He has put forward a brand new legislative proposal that would require all of its vendors to accept crypto payments. Also, Cruz has proven extremely supportive of cryptocurrencies before. And, his proposal could help other politicians become more familiar with the technology. Ted Cruz’s Proposal Two days ago, the Senator submitted the ‘‘Adopting Cryptocurrency in Congress as an Exchange of…

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