The Contradictions of the Alt-Right Embracing Bitcoin for Crowdfunding

The Contradictions of the Alt-Right Embracing Bitcoin for Crowdfunding Crowdfunding Has Increasingly Become a Staple Business Model for Many ‘White Nationalists’ Since its inception, bitcoin has been lauded by the libertarian-leaning constituent of the right wing community. The realization of decentralization, trustless financial autonomy, and peer-to-peer transactions without third party verifications have obvious appeals to…

Japan’s ‘Electric Town’ Sees Increase in Bitcoin Usage

Japan’s ‘Electric Town’ Sees Increase in Bitcoin Usage   Bitcoin adoption is growing in Akihabara, an area in Japan known as “the world’s largest electrical equipment marketplace.” According to Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Akihabara is “the world’s largest electrical equipment marketplace.” Locally known as Akiba, the area is also a favorite destination for tourists. The Tokyo…

Poland’s Biggest Online Food Portal Adds Bitcoin Payments

Poland’s Biggest Online Food Portal Adds Bitcoin Payments   Poland’s largest website for ordering food online, Pyszne.pl, now accepts bitcoin for all orders. The site boasts the largest selection of restaurants in the country with approximately 5,062 locations and 883,000 active customers. Largest Food Ordering Site in Poland Pyszne.pl is Poland’s largest service for ordering…

Czech Republic’s Largest Retailer Accepting Bitcoin for Tesla Cars

Czech Republic’s Largest Retailer Accepting Bitcoin for Tesla Cars   Czech Republic-based Alza is the largest retailer in the country and neighboring Slovakia. Primarily operating in Central and Eastern Europe including Austria, Germany and Britain, Alza is also seeing expansion plans take shape toward Western Europe. Altogether, the retailer enables deliveries to 25 EEA countries…

Uniform Law Commission Sets Date for Debate on Digital Currency Rules

Uniform Law Commission Sets Date for Debate on Digital Currency Rules The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) is set to review outstanding issues with its model digital currency regulation at an upcoming annual meeting. Tasked with considering uniform state legislation for alternative and mobile payment systems, the ULC has been focusing on digital currencies as part of its mandate…

Comcast, Disney, NBC: Media Giants to Launch Blockchain Ad Platform

Comcast, Disney, NBC: Media Giants to Launch Blockchain Ad Platform US telecom giant Comcast has announced a new blockchain platform focused on advertising. The conglomerate said today in a news release that its advertising arm is partnering with Disney, NBCUniversal, Cox Communications, Mediaset Italia, Channel 4 and TF1 group on the project. Dubbed the “Blockchain Insights Platform”, the project aims…