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Is China the Primary Driving Force behind Bitcoin?

(Image courtesy of pando.com) It is a fact which many people are aware of that China plays an important role when Bitcoin is concerned, and it appears the influence of the Asian country is on the rise, if a recent report by Goldman Sachs is anything to go by. The...

IBM & Samsung Bet on Blockchain to Power The Internet of Things

There has been significant buzz about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will greatly transform how things are done and how appliances function - even though many are yet to fully grasp the idea. Costs and privacy issues are two of the major concerns that have...

Stealth Bitcoin Startup ’21’ Raises $116 Million

The drive to increase the adoption rate of Bitcoin by the public has been gaining increasing momentum over the last couple of years or so and that appears about to be taken to a higher gear with the announcement of capital raised by a stealth startup set up for the...

Bitcoin Security Standard Proposed

Security concern is among the factors that have contributed to the rather slow pace of Bitcoin adoption. But efforts are being made to effectively put these fears to rest, going by a new security standard being proposed by a group of security professionals and...

Bitcoin Transforming Africa’s Money Transfer Tradition

Advancement in technology has greatly transformed how remittances are made around the world. Africans abroad have for long relied on traditional means of money transfer such as Western Union and MoneyGram, but Bitcoin looks set to give these more popular channels...

New York Councilman: Bitcoin Could Save City Millions

Governments are known to be, understandably, cold toward the adoption of Bitcoin. But in spite of this opposition, New York City Councilman Mark Levine has introduced a bill asking for Bitcoin to be accepted as a means of fine and fee payments in the city. Concerns...

Is Bitcoin Right For Your Small Business?

Bitcoin has come a long way, in terms of adoption, since when it made its appearance on the scene in 2009. Today, many more companies, including major ones like Microsoft Corporation and Dell, have started to accept the cryptocurrency. But as a small business owner,...

Marc Andreessen Believes Bitcoin Can Beat Apple Pay

Many people need no convincing to believe that Apple Pay is doing better than Bitcoin right now, at least in terms of acceptance, and that it would continue to beat the cryptocurrency in the coming years. However, Netscape co-founder and Bitcoin investor Marc...