• marijuana buds plus bitcoin
    Bitcoin,  Europe

    Irish drug dealer claims $60 million in Bitcoin thrown away while in jail

    Which is very convenient as police know the public addresses of the wallets where they’re stored, and have formally seized the ill-gotten gains

    Irish police have come to believe that jailed pot dealer Clifton Collins lost key codes to nearly $60 million worth of bitcoins when his landlord threw out his belongings.

  • Shopify helps Facebook’s Libra frontman David Marcus
    Alt coins,  Regulation

    Shopify joins Libra, providing badly needed win

    The Libra Association’s long losing streak came to an end today as the global e-commerce firm Shopify announced its membership in the stablecoin project

    After a long, painful string of defections, the Libra Association finally has some good news to announce. A new member, retail e-commerce site Shopify, made the $25 million commitment to join on Feb. 21.

  • Swedish krona
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Riksbank begins piloting a mobile app for the e-krona

    The central bank of Sweden is conducting a test with Accenture aimed at developing a technical proposal for digital cash

    Sweden is worried about the declining use of cash in the country, so it is looking into an alternative: a digital e-krona that will work on a mobile app and function similarly to cash.

  • Coinbase to issue Visa cards directly
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    Coinbase to issue Visa cards directly to customers

    The first ‘pure-play’ cryptocurrency debit card will not run through an expensive bank or payment processor

    Status as a Visa principle member will allow the cryptocurrency exchange to originate Visa debit card accounts on its own, a first in an industry determined to cut out financial services middlemen.