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Airbnb Should Consider Integrating Blockchain Technology


The company previously plunged into cryptocurrency in 2016 when it acquired seven developers from Changecoin, the company that used to be part of the now defunct bitcoin deposit platform Changetip.

In addition, the process revealed how the company is considering whether to integrate other technologies such as distributed accounting, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and cloud technologies for the future. AI, in particular, had ramifications for the short-term rental industry, as companies used technology to monitor properties that violated specific regulations.

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Are Tokens The Future Of All Finances?


Although there are many new technologies, they are not always successful. The success of technologies is measured by their ability to make processes more efficient. The same applies to the world of finance. As investors struggle with the cryptocurrency market, many of them have shift their focus to security tokens as they appear to be more promising.

Security tokens are the future of digital assets. In the recent past, security tokens and security token offerings have become fashionable words in finance and the encryption community. Everyone is trying to understand this digital asset.

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Central Banks Challenge Monetary Law By Issuing Digital Currencies

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Are central banks legally allowed to issue digital currencies? In an attempt to answer this question, the legal department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a document in which it makes a complete review of existing financial legal provisions. In this sense, it concludes that a reform of the laws is necessary so that the digital currencies of the central bank (CBDC) can acquire the status of legal course.

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The Origin Of Bitcoin Can Be Located In London


According to a new study, the origin of Bitcoin and Blockchain can be found in England's capital, London. The research, conducted by Doncho Karaivanov, published in chain bulletin, suggests that the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto could have created the cryptocurrency in that European country.

These hypothetical locations would be England (GMT), East United States and Pacific (EST and PST), Japan (JST), and Australia (AEST). The author ensures that the latter two are discarded, while the first three deserve an evaluation to determine the viability of each of them.

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Nigeria Is Emerging As A True Bitcoin Nation


Dorsey, a Bitcoin enthusiast, concluded that African nations have the ideal conditions for the flourishing of cryptography: weak local currencies, which make it harder to obtain the dollars needed for global trade; Complex and expensive money transfers and - perhaps most importantly - an enthusiastic, young, tech-sordid and increasingly desperate population.

Nowhere in Africa is this more true than in Nigeria, which leads Africa in trade volumes in the paxful (P2P) person-to-person (P2P) crypto exchanges. The West African nation (average age 18) is a technology center; it's always at the top of the Bitcoin search stops on Google and, according to one search, has the highest percentage of crypto users in the world. But most convincing is the evidence that bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto's original use case for Bitcoin as a payment tool is thriving positively in Nigeria.

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Long In China’s Shadow, The U.S. Is Once Again Becoming A Bitcoin Mining Powerhouse


China may have dominated the crypto-mining space by now, thanks to cheap labor and the excessive construction of dams and hydroelectric generation infrastructure. But the U.S. has begun to draw the attention of Chinese players looking to diversify, according to Peter Wall, CEO of Argo Blockchain, listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Bitcoin mining is advantageous thanks to its gigantic energy consumption, but less attention is paid to the fact that it is also at the forefront of energy innovation. Colyer calls the Bitcoin system's mining algorithm “relentless” in always seeking the lowest possible cost, which is generally geared towards renewable energy such as hydropower - the reason for a migration of up to 40,000 Chinese mining platforms at the end of the season rainy season in Szechuan.

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The Great Manifestation Of Ethereum May Simply Be Beginning


The price of bitcoin rose to close to its highest highs of 2017 this week, close to $20,000 per bitcoin, as Wall Street banks and high-profile traders consider bitcoin a possible hedge against inflation.

In the meantime, the price of ethereum continues to be removed from its excess of virtually $1,500 in 2017, however, it has recovered laboriously as the main part of ethereum's multi-year improvement looms.

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Blockchain Proponent Nigel Hughes Bets Heater Stakes High On Stablecoins Defi


Created as an alternative to the inherent volatility of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, stablecoins are marketed as viable payment solutions for corporate blockchain use cases, since traders should - in theory - not hesitate to accept them. Speaking of traders, there are rumors that PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) could implement its own stablecoin, having recently announced support for a variety of cryptocurrencies.

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The U.S. Treasury Could Destroy The True Nature Of Blockchain By Going After Self-Hosted Cryptocurrency Wallets


Since its inception, the blockchain industry has stood out among other technologies because of the power it gives users, ensuring a consistent flow of data. The emergence of self-hosted wallets, also known as self-custody portfolios, allows individuals to have full control over their cryptoassets.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has surfaced rumors that the U.S. Treasury and Secretary Steven Mnuchin are rushing to pass a law that will directly affect self-hosted digital asset portfolios before the end of his term.

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Can China’s DCEP Challenge Bitcoin?


For cryptocurrency advocates such as Bitcoin, the rise of central bank digital currencies such as DCEP is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it is a resounding endorsement of the concept of digital currencies, and the prevailing adoption of CBDCs could help drive broader adoption of encryption. On the other hand, the centralized nature of CBDCs is totally contrary to the decentralized etho of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

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