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The World’s First Salary in BTC
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The World’s First Salary in BTC

Bitcoin has already been integrated with many companies and used as a payment method. But things do not stop here, and cryptocurrency has peaked at new heights. Now many people receive their salaries in BTC!
What is blockchain?
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What is blockchain?

We have already told you that blockchain is actively developing and now even has several generations. But still, what is blockchain, why is it called decentralized, and how do new blocks appear? Let's find out!
Coinbase goes into an alliance with Mastercard
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Coinbase goes into an alliance with Mastercard

Recently, the global giants in the financial sector and the crypto industry have been striving for simpler ways to use new technologies. Now you can easily enter the metaverse by just registering in a special app. And fear not, the changes will also affect the NFT market, for which comes a huge simplification!
The third generation of blockchain
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The third generation of blockchain

Last time we talked about the first and second generations of the blockchain. It's time to proceed with the next and talk about the third generation.
The first generations of blockchain
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The first generations of blockchain

Not many people know that blockchain is divided into generations and nowadays we live in the third one. So, let’s find out what that is and start with the first two!
The future of digital assets is here
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The future of digital assets is here

Crypto industry’s life doesn’t stand still. Have you ever thought about what will happen to your cryptocurrency in 20 years? 50? People are used to passing their fortune down the line or putting it in their relatives and close ones’ names.
New development of PayPal
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New development of PayPal

Great news for users of PayPal! The company is about to release its own stablecoin.
NFT Marketplace OpenSea Hits World’s Sales Records
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NFT Marketplace OpenSea Hits World’s Sales Records

Non-fungible tokens have proved their status as major trendsetters in the cryptocurrency market in 2021. At the end of last year, the total amount of all transactions made in the sector of non-fungible tokens (NFT) exceeded $250 million, demonstrating an impressive growth rate of 299% in annual terms.
Why NFTs are All Over the News
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Why NFTs are All Over the News

NFT marketplaces make billions in monthly trading volumes, the NFT art piece by American artist Beeple sells for more than $69 million, NFTs constitute whole virtual worlds like Decentraland – why is all that craze and is it worth joining in?
Bitcoin officially joins the US Stock Exchange
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Bitcoin officially joins the US Stock Exchange

Bitcoin has been officially approved by the US Stock Exchange – on October 19, the world’s first trading of the Bitcoin Strategy ETF was successfully launched in New York. In two days of trading, Bitcoin assets managed by the exchange-traded fund exceeded $1 billion. The Bitcoin Strategy ETF thus became the first US exchange-traded fund to be officially approved for Bitcoin contracts.
Easy crypto payment with Litecoin VISA
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Easy crypto payment with Litecoin VISA

Thanks to the Litecoin Visa virtual card, synchronized with Apple, Google, and Samsung Pay, users can now pay for millions of goods and services with Litecoin and other popular cryptos in a matter of minutes.
PayPal’s crypto campaign steps on an international path
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PayPal’s crypto campaign steps on an international path

One of the world’s leading payment processors, PayPal launches its cryptocurrency services in the UK starting from late August 2021.
Anonymous crypto addresses at risk
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Anonymous crypto addresses at risk

On July 20, the European Commission introduced a law proposing the prohibition of anonymous cryptocurrency wallets. The project offers to oblige companies involved in cryptocurrency transfers to track the personal data of senders and recipients of digital assets, including a full name, residence address, date of birth, and account number. Personal identification is said to be imperative for the security of such transfers and the facilitation of the enforcement agencies’ combat against money laundering and terrorist financing.
MasterCard expands crypto card program
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MasterCard expands crypto card program

One of the largest global payment systems operators, Mastercard is preparing a special program expanding cryptocurrency payment options and simplifying the process of converting crypto into fiat (traditional) currencies. This will be possible thanks to MasterCard’s partnership with such fintech and blockchain companies as Evolve, Paxos, and Circle. The partnership is aimed at ensuring that cryptocurrency cardholders can pay for goods and services wherever MasterCard is accepted.
The first VISA card with BTC cashback issued in the US
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The first VISA card with BTC cashback issued in the US

The partnership of cryptocurrency companies and the global payment system VISA has just reached a new level: the first-of-its-kind VISA credit card with 1.5-2% BTC cashback is now available for US customers. The card was developed and issued by the American crypto-lending platform BlockFi.
Cryptocurrency salaries are real
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Cryptocurrency salaries are real

Today, we are witnessing the expansion of cryptocurrency’s global privileges. For example, a member of the Argentine House of Representatives Jose Luis Ramon announced the introduction of a bill allowing employees to be paid in cryptocurrency (either partially or in whole). According to the deputy, today cryptocurrency provides employees with a wide range of advantages and tackles several issues at once, including the “strengthening of the workers’ autonomy” along with “sustaining the purchasing power” of their assets. Thus, all employees will be free to choose between the standard salary format and the cryptocurrency one. In such an event, it is the employer who will bear all the costs related to the transfer of cryptocurrency to an employee. The impetus for the bill’s elaboration was largely due to the country's participation in the Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy several years ago.
More and more opportunities down the road
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More and more opportunities down the road

On Monday Visa announced that it now makes payments in the USDC (USD Coin) on the Ethereum blockchain. As appeared, Visa is now considered as the first major payments network with Stablecoin as a settlement currency, though previously settling payments in fiat currencies only.