Argentina and Paraguay Settle Export Deal in Bitcoin in Landmark Event

Paraguay has reportedly recently paid for an Argentinian shipment worth little over $7,000 in bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, in an apparent first for both countries. The deal was made as part of new program incentivizing small shipments. According to Cointelegraph en Español, Argentina sold Paraguay pesticides and fumigation products, and paid for the products in BTC, which was then converted to Argentina’s fiat currency, the peso, to pay the agricultural chemicals’ exporter.

Source: https://www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/2019/02/argentina-and-paraguay-settle-export-deal-in-bitcoin-in-landmark-event/

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Ethereum Surges 13% Overnight: is the Crypto Market En Route For a Strong Recovery?

The optimistic price movements of major crypto assets in the likes of Ethereum, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, and Binance Coin have come during a period in which the sentiment in the near-term performance of the crypto market has become noticeably gloomy. Full-Fledged Crypto Recovery a Possibility? On February 17, prior to the recent rally of the crypto market, a cryptocurrency trader with an online alias “Mayne” stated that investors cannot remain bear-biased solely based on the past performance of the market………

Source: Ethereum Surges 13% Overnight: is the Crypto Market En Route For a Strong Recovery?

$3.2 Million From Cryptopia Hack Liquidated on Major Crypto Exchanges

The infamous Cryptopia hack of January 14, which led to over $16 million in stolen Ethereum (ETH) and ERC20 tokens, has been under close investigation by New Zealand police and specialists worldwide.Thanks to the open nature of cryptocurrencies on the blockchain, analysts and investigators have been successful in tracking the stolen crypto funds, leading major cryptocurrency exchanges to liquidate $3.2 million in stolen tokens on February 4…………

Source: $3.2 Million From Cryptopia Hack Liquidated on Major Crypto Exchanges

Finablr’s UAE Exchange and Unimoni Go Live on Ripple Net for Cross-Border Remittances

Ripple, the global blockchain-based cross-border remittance company, has been continuously making new partnerships in their effort to establish themselves as a leader in the global financial markets.To date, Ripple has already secured at least 200 partnerships with banks and financial firms around the world, and they are now beginning to see these partnerships come to fruition…………….

Source: Finablr’s UAE Exchange and Unimoni Go Live on Ripple Net for Cross-Border Remittances

Crypto Prediction: Bitcoin (BTC) If $4,000 Isn’t Inbound, Test Of $3,000 Possible

2019 is finally upon the cryptosphere, which was beaten and bruised to hell and back during 2018. And with this new year, it seems that the powers that be — the whales, Wall Street institutions, industry insiders, and purported manipulators — have collectively decided that to impose a Bitcoin price lull. In fact, a recent report from CoinDesk revealed that BTC’s volatility is down 98% year-on-year, as crypto continues to sip on the proverbial sangria…….

Source: Crypto Prediction: Bitcoin (BTC) If $4,000 Isn’t Inbound, Test Of $3,000 Possible

UK tax authority issues tax guidance for crypto users – TokenPost

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the UK government department responsible for the collection of taxes, on Wednesday published tax guidance for people who hold crypto assets. The paper, “Cryptoassets for individuals,” sets out the agency’s view of the appropriate tax treatment of cryptoassets, and outlines what taxes crypto users may need to pay, and what records they need to keep.

Source: UK tax authority issues tax guidance for crypto users – TokenPost

Bearish on Tether? Bitfinex Adds USDT Margin Trading

Crypto trading platform Bitfinex has announced the opening of a margin trading service for the USDT/USD trading pair. According to the platform, the aim of the new service is to improve its stablecoin offering so as….

Source: Bearish on Tether? Bitfinex Adds USDT Margin Trading

Crypto Project Bakkt Secures $182.5M In First Funding Round

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Bakkt, the digital assets platform developed by Intercontinental Exchange – the operator of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has secured $182.5 million in its first round of funding. According to the official announcement, the funding round saw participation from Boston Consulting Group, CMT Digital, Eagle Seven, Galaxy Digital, Goldfinch Partners, Alan Howard, Horizons Ventures, Intercontinental Exchange, Microsoft’s venture capital arm, M12, Pantera Capital, PayU, the fintech arm of Naspers, and Protocol Ventures…..

Many Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventors and Satoshi Clues Were Debunked in 2018

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It’s been almost a decade since the inception of Bitcoin, a technology created by the infamous and anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. Over the years, many people have been hunting for Bitcoin’s inventor and Satoshi sightings have increased a great deal since 2016. During the course of 2018 there were numerous so-called Satoshi sightings and a couple of individuals who claimed to be the mysterious creator himself. 2018 was a crazy year for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and a prolific one for all the loons who claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto. A bunch of individuals came out of the woodwork this year to tell the world they created Bitcoin, and one of them even published the first chapter of a purported Satoshi Nakamoto autobiography……

Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group to issue digital currency

ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/Startup_and_IT/30361398 Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group to issue digital currency Tech December 31, 2018 15:20 By The Japan News/ANN TOKYO – Mizuho Financial Group Inc. will issue its own digital currency from March at the earliest, which will allow users to make cashless payments via smartphones and fee-free cash […]

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