‘Alt-Right Twitter’ Gab Moves to Bitcoin Payments Due to Banking Blacklist

Upstart social network Gab has occasionally been dubbed the “alt-right Twitter.” A haven for mainstream social media castaways like Milo Yiannopoulos and even Alex Jones, the years-long spike in extremist right-wing terrorism has led to a backlash within the banking community toward sites which are seen to foster the ideology behind some acts of violence. The post ‘Alt-Right Twitter’ Gab Moves to Bitcoin Payments Due to Banking Blacklist appeared first on CCN

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Hate Pays: Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Has Raised Surprising Amount of Bitcoin

The Daily Stormer is a “white nationalist” blog replete with meme culture, poor grammar, and the expected, constant barrage of sexist and racist remarks. Over the years it has continually had its domains yanked, hosting revoked, and, of course, most normal funding services like PayPal refuse to allow it to do business on their platforms. The post Hate Pays: Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Has Raised Surprising Amount of Bitcoin appeared first on CCN

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Expedia Stops Accepting Bitcoin, Driving Users to Alternative Travel Sites

Expedia, the online travel agency that has been one of the largest merchants to accept bitcoin since 2014, has quietly stopped accepting the cryptocurrency, forcing users to seek alternative travel services. Marketexclusive.com reported on July 2 that an Expedia spokesperson confirmed the company would not accept bitcoin for hotel or flight bookings and that it The post Expedia Stops Accepting Bitcoin, Driving Users to Alternative Travel Sites appeared first on CCN

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Buying a Home With Bitcoin Makes Sense: Shark Tank Investor Barabara Corcoran

Millionaire investor and Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran has revealed that buying a home with bitcoin is the future. Her comments come at a time when cryptocurrency’s market capitalization has been plummeting for months now coupled with gruff criticism from some quarters. In a recent interview with Money, Corcoran intimated that buying and selling a home The post Buying a Home With Bitcoin Makes Sense: Shark Tank Investor Barabara Corcoran appeared first on CCN

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Breaking New Ground: South Africa Gets Its First Bitcoin Atm

South Africa, whose citizens are increasingly interested in investing and trading in cryptocurrencies, is to have its first functional bitcoin Automated Teller Machine (ATM), following up on Zimbabwe and Djibouti. The country has the most sophisticated financial services sector in Africa and has been the front-runner in cryptocurrency taxation on the continent. This is in The post Breaking New Ground: South Africa Gets Its First Bitcoin Atm appeared first on CCN

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Wisconsin Mulls Allowing Bitcoin Donations for Political Campaigns

Ethics officials in the U.S. state of Wisconsin are divided on whether to allow political campaigns to accept campaign donations in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. If Wisconsin approves the move, it will join Montana, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. federal government in allowing cryptocurrency campaign contributions. At a hearing on April 24, the Wisconsin Ethics The post Wisconsin Mulls Allowing Bitcoin Donations for Political Campaigns appeared first on CCN

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Retailer Adoption of Bitcoin is Growing in the US and Canada, Despite Price Fall

Earlier this week, leading US electronics retailer Newegg expanded its bitcoin integration to its platform in Canada, allowing millions of customers based in Canada to pay for products with bitcoin. Increasing Retailer Adoption Newegg CEO Danny Lee emphasized that the value of bitcoin has skyrocketed since 2014, when the company first integrated bitcoin, and noted The post Retailer Adoption of Bitcoin is Growing in the US and Canada, Despite Price Fall appeared first on CCN

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German National Tourist Board Now Accepting Cryptocurrencies as Payment for Services

Starting March 5th, 2018, the German National Tourist Board, headquartered in Frankfurt, is accepting payment in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin for services, as a response to their interest in utilizing the blockchain technology supporting cryptocurrencies in the German and international markets. Primarily financed by the German National Ministry of Economy & Technology, the GNTB serves to … Continued The post German National Tourist Board Now Accepting Cryptocurrencies as Payment for Services appeared first on CCN

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