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KPMG Report: Crypto Will Reach Its Full Potential with Institutionalisation

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have become the target of special attention from an increasing number of institutions and companies. One of the latest to focus on the state of the crypto world is KPMG. A member of the Big Four group of audit companies, KPMG released a report stating that “cryptoassets are worth paying attention to”, but that it is time to institutionalise them.

How 21 Crypto’s Jen Hill is Making Sure Every Voice is Heard in the Bitcoin and Crypto Community

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This week on Women in Crypto, we had the pleasure of speaking with the inspiring leader, writer and crypto pioneer, Jen Hill.

We discover how she came to be a reporter for the 21 Cryptos Magazine and how Jen is making crypto a space for everyone.

Paying Taxes with Bitcoin: Bitpay Partners with Ohio Treasurer

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Ohio businesses will be able to pay taxes in bitcoin using OhioCrypto.com starting this week, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel has partnered with Atlanta-based Bitpay to let business owners pay everything from Sales Tax to Premium Insurance Tax with a few swipes on their smartphones.

Bitcoin’s French Saviours? Tabacs to Sell Cryptocurrency in 2019

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The New Year will ring in good fortune for Bitcoin, as French tobacconist shops start selling the cryptocurrency from January 1st onwards.

Europeans will initially be able to purchase Bitcoin in 50,100 and 250 euro denominations from approximately 4,000 tabacs across France.

Institutional Investors Are Officially Entering the Cryptocurrency Market

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Now that institutional investors are buying up Bitcoin, what will it mean for the cryptocurrency market?

Billbitcoins: Bringing Cryptocurrency Closer to E-Commerce

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Credit card payments are no longer the hottest trend on the market. What many merchants are currently exploring are cryptocurrency payments.

Bakkt Stabbed: Investment Fund Delays Launch

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Crypto investment fund Bakkt, created by operators of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced today it will launch on January 24, 2019 – more than a month later than previously scheduled.

The news comes as bitcoin prices continue to fall, leaving some wondering if Bakkt is having second thoughts.

Survey: 9 in 10 Brits Have Heard About Bitcoin

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The United Kingdom is familiar with Bitcoin. Not only that but one in five Brits also believes that the cryptocurrency will become as common as cash or cards in the future. These are the most important findings of a recent survey conducted by YouGov. The professional polling organisation wanted to know how the British feel towards alternative means of payment. And the results indicate that the Brits are quite well informed.

From Trezor CEO to Casa’s Head of Strategy: How Alena Vranova Is Disrupting the Crypto Wallet Space

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For this instalment of Women in Crypto, we chat to the former CEO of Trezor Wallet, Alena Vranova. We discover what it was like to be a part of the first hardware wallet and how Alena contributed to the wallet’s success.

Continuing to make waves in the crypto space, we discover Alena’s newest venture Casa, which is making the complex world of multi-signatures easy.

Is Halal Currency the Next Big Thing? Here’s Why 1.6 Billion Muslims Care

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Crypto firm X8Currency recently received Shari’a certification from Islamic scholars ahead of expansion into the Middle East.

The Swiss-based company calls itself “the ultimate safe haven for crypto investors,” and its X8X utility token was well-received in Europe. Now, X8Currency is keen to bring its services to an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world.