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A Quick History of Crypto in the Nordic Countries

Cryptocurrencies started to affect the world the moment they appeared. And while northern Europe was certainly not the first place they took off, the Nordic countries quickly got a whiff of blockchain technology.

The involvement of various Japanese and US software developers in mining quickly spread crypto knowledge around the world. And the news soon reached countries like Norway and Sweden. Those are not the only two Nordic countries, but we'll focus on their stories …

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Take Cover Aussies – The Tax Man Is Coming

Taxing cryptocurrency owners, or in fact, chasing them around the world has become a thing now. It all started when Spain made the controversial announcement that they were going to start looking for crypto owners in the country, track their trading habits and tax them accordingly.

Although it looks unfair from the surface, it is still within the law. If cryptos are considered as tradable assets than the government is entitled the gains.

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Do Cryptocurrency Ad Bans Prevent Scams?

Cryptocurrency scams have been such a plague on the market that many people have completely avoided the trading process as they are afraid of falling into a trap and losing their hard earned money for nothing.

Because of such a massive deterrent, crypto companies started branding strategies in a different way, to distinguish themselves from unreliable exchanges and service providers. Usually, these types of campaigns are only accessible by large companies due to costs involved, …

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How to Buy Ethereum in a Few Clicks?

Over the last year or so, the cryptocurrency market has gone from something that was incredibly niche to the front page news all over the world. During the latter part of 2017 and the early days of 2018, many of the most popular cryptocurrencies exploded in value, and that made millions of people interested in the sphere.

While the market has slowed considerably compared to those crazy days, there are a ton of people still …

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$136 Million Potentially Gone After Cryptocurrency Exchange CEO Suddenly Dies

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Millions in Investor Funds are Stuck In Cold Storage After QuadrigaCX CEO Death — Or Are They?

File this unusual case under "why you should always have a backup plan" and "there's always more than meets the eye." Gerald Cotten, a Canadian entrepreneur, CEO and co-founder of one of the country's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, QuadrigaCX, passed due to complications from Crohn's Disease while traveling in India in December. As if the death of the …

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Where Bitcoin Might Close the Gap of Mainstream Payments

We all know that Bitcoin today is far from the doubt which accompanied its infancy. While the actual value still fluctuates, the concept as a whole is well established enough that an enormous number of businesses, organizations and even governments are now taking note. That said, there are still a few further steps required before the more apprehensive public might adopt BTC on a wider scale, so which of these could we see as the …

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Mastercard Applies For Even More Patents For Blockchain

Mastercard has already been granted a patent for a partitioned, multi-currency blockchain in the US, along with several others. Now it is seeking further patents, including one that would make transactions with traditional and online assets possible by working as an electronic wallet.

They aim to increase the efficiency of traditional and blockchain transactions and would monitor cryptocurrencies as well as other currencies and assets. The application pointed out that, although current payment systems are fast, …

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How Blockchain Might Change How We Pay for Things

Bitcoin and the blockchain technology behind it have been grabbing headlines across the world for some time now. While the majority of these headlines are in relation to the popular cryptocurrency's astronomic 2000% increase in value on the Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) over the course of 2017, there has been a quieter revolution taking place behind the scenes.

The skyrocketing value of the price of Bitcoin, which hit $7500 per unit in November 2017, and …

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