On November 8, 2021, Mastercard made an important announcement regarding their payment systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Because of the company’s partnerships with Amber Group, Coinjar, and Bitkub, anyone in the region will now be able to apply for a crypto-linked Mastercard. This will allow users to instantly convert their cryptocurrency into fiat dollars which they can spend wherever you can use a normal card. This doesn’t mean that people will be paying for their purchases in Bitcoin (BTC) or other coins, but instead Mastercard does an instant transfer from crypto to fiat. This allows for buyers to use the card at any merchant that accepts normal cards, which gives…
Is Bitcoin endangering the ‘green’ credentials of companies like Tesla?
Climate-conscious governments and activists are waking up to the fact that BTC is a power-hungry cryptocurrency, which could come back to bite the institutions whose investments are powering its price boom
BCA Research’s chief global strategist, Peter Berezin, predicted that Bitcoin’s Achilles heel will begin to scare off corporate investors off and cause governments to erect more obstacles to it success. The first to flee will be environmental, social, and governance-focused funds he said, adding that they will shun companies involved with Bitcoin, not just the cryptocurrency itself.
It’s time for crypto to stop thinking small: An interview with Meltem Demirors
The outspoken chief strategy officer of CoinShares believes the crypto community has forgotten it willed Bitcoin into reality, worries government-issued stablecoins will kill privacy, and explains why she ‘could give two fucks’ about JPMorgan
“I think our aspirations are so small. Making Bitcoin institutional? I could give two fucks if JPMorgan cares about Bitcoin. It does nothing for me as a person, and it makes me sad that so many people have made institutional adoption a goal," Demirors said.
Altcoins seize the spotlight: BTC takes a tumble, ETH slides
Starved of attention from its biggest backer in recent days, Dogecoin enjoyed a surge on Wednesday when Elon Musk declared he had bought DOGE for his son. But Cardano ruled the day
As bitcoin nursed a 3.5% loss and struggled to stay above $45,000, with Ether flat at $1,735, the real gains were to be seen in altcoins with a smaller market cap. Most notably, it was an impressive day for Cardano