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Mayor Francis Suarez wants to turn Miami into Bitcoin territory

Miami might turn out to be the subsequent “Silicon Valley” for cryptocurrency corporations, as the town’s mayor plans. Francis Suárez, who has served within the place since 2017, has met with a number of key figures within the Bitcoin ecosystem in the USA, together with the Winklevoss brothers.

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, founders of New York change Gemini, had an interview with the mayor this week to focus on the way forward for the cryptocurrency market in Miami. A recording of the assembly was posted on Francis Suárez’s official twitter, the place the mayor prompt the chance for each entrepreneurs to arrange a Gemini most important workplace for Latin American shoppers.

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How businesses can use bitcoin


By crossing the $ 40,000 threshold, bitcoin has doubled its all-time high of 2018. Will this unexpected rise change the feelings of business leaders? “The current increase is the result of the arrival of hedge funds”, explains Paul Desprairies, head of the blockchain lab of the Finnegan group. And these are arriving en masse in the United States due to a relaxation of banking regulations vis-à-vis cryptocurrencies. The OCC (office of the comptroller of the currency) has just released a note that clarifies what US banks are now allowed to do. “This opens up immense prospects, continues Paul Desprairies, American banks will be able to offer cryptocurrency services equivalent to what can be done with conventional currencies, with the added benefits of being completely digital.”

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155,000 American Merchants to Accept DASH as Payment


The Dash Investment Fund (DIF), owned by the Dash network, has recently invested in CrayPay, a mobile payment platform that allows its users to instantly send and receive savings from over 150,000 locations and 75 national retail sites.

DASH (Digital Cash) announced the news on Tuesday which aims to increase adoption among its users. In coordination with this investment, Dash Core Group will be creating a new version of CrayPay’s saving platform to be utilized by DASH users.

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Bitcoin Hovers Around $34.2K While Options Traders Pay Up for Possible ETH Upside


After a record day in spot volume, bitcoin’s price went up, down and back up. Meanwhile, most ether options traders are bearish, some are paying up in case it gets close to record highs.

Bitcoin’s price had an up-and-down day, going as high as $36,605 at around 08:00 UTC (3 a.m. ET), falling to $32,528 at around 14:30 UTC (9 a.m. ET) and then going back up to $34,278 as of press time. 

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XRP Investors Take Legal Action After Ripple Charges


For almost all conventional cryptocurrencies available on the market, 2020 was a great year. For most, 2021 looks very promising, but this is not the case with XRP.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has officially accused Ripple Labs and two of its executives of selling more than $1 billion in unregistered securities. Now, former investors are suing the SEC. It appears that XRP holders do not approve of the token being labeled as a security by the SEC. As such, they are taking the government to court because of the damages they declare XRP a security cause them.

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Global Database Crypto Market Research Report


The increase in card payments that support multiple online transactions can drive the expansion of the global online payment gateway market during the trial period. The increase in digital installations can lead to the expansion of the online payment gateway market worldwide. The increased practice of cashless transactions and the emergence of payments from smaller denominations could lead to the expansion of the global payment gateway market in the coming years.

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Bitcoin sinks, brakes sharply in New Year’s rally


Bitcoin fell sharply on Monday, losing ground to a record high of $34,800 touched the day before, with traders citing volatility in highly leveraged futures markets.

Bitcoin fell more than 14% after reaching $33,670, eliminating more than half of its 20% high on New Year's Eve to a record $34,800 on Sunday.

A functional cryptocurrency derivatives market has developed since 2017, with offshore exchanges still offering highly leveraged trading. Movements in such markets can have a disproportionate effect on the price of bitcoin.

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Bitcoin Looks to Gain Traction in Payments


Vegas Auto Gallery, a luxury car dealership in Las Vegas, has become a playground for bitcoin-rich investors looking to make money.

The dealership recently sold two high-end sports cars - a Pagani Huayra Roadster 2017 and a Bugatti Chiron 2019 - to a customer who paid more than $ 6 million in bitcoin, according to owner Nick Dossa, who says about 3 % to 5% of the dealership's revenues come from bitcoin transactions.

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After recent price spike, the energy to produce bitcoin could power a country of more than 200 million people

As bitcoin advances to new records, it is also devouring the energy of a country with more than 200 million people.

The Center for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge tries to track energy consumption with bitcoin. While the exact consumption can never be known, a hunch can be produced by tracking the total number of hashes produced by the miners and looking at the efficiency of bitcoin mining equipment. The hash rate is the unit of measurement of the bitcoin network's processing power.

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