Digital Currency Looks to Solve Cannabis Industry’s Cash Problem

Digital Currency Looks to Solve Cannabis Industry’s Cash Problem Digital currencies may solve some the legal cannabis industry’s woes by becoming an alternative to cash payments. Despite recent state-level ballot initiatives across the US that legalizes marijuana in one form or another, the drug still remains illegal at the federal level. While it’s unlikely the…

Signaling Growing Bitcoin Acceptance, Colombia Gets Second Cryptocurrency Conference

Signaling Growing Bitcoin Acceptance, Colombia Gets Second Cryptocurrency Conference Colombia is poised to economically breakout in coming years due to its blessings of climate and natural resources, a vibrant working-age population, newly arrived at peace, and an embrace of bitcoin. Cryptocurrency conferences, training workshops, are sprouting all over the country in preparation.   Colombia Ascending Mauricio…

Malaysia’s Central Bank to Decide on Crypto Regulation at Year’s End

Malaysia’s Central Bank to Decide on Crypto Regulation at Year’s End Malaysia central bank Governor is taking bitcoin cues from China. His glib statements are attracting widespread regional attention, as Southeast Asia’s 4th largest economy attempts to reconcile notorious financial conservatism with radical financial change. Malaysia, Regional Fiscal Powerhouse Asian Institute of Finance (AIF) hosted its…

Bitcoin Meets Netflix? Laolu Is Building a Lightning-Powered App for That

Bitcoin Meets Netflix? Laolu Is Building a Lightning-Powered App for That   A principal developer of the Lightning Network, Olaoluwa “Laolu” Osunokun is understandably interested in tools that could be made possible by bitcoin. But while most developers have been focused on ironing out bitcoin’s much-discussed protocol-level problems, Osunokun is taking a notable step in that he…

Swiss Vocational School Lucerne University Accepts Bitcoin for Tuition

Swiss Vocational School Lucerne University Accepts Bitcoin for Tuition On October 3 the Swiss public vocational school, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, announced its now accepting bitcoin for class tuition. Lucerne University: “Disseminating Knowledge on Cutting-Edge Technologies” This week the vocational science and art school Lucerne University (Hochschule Luzern) has announced it will be accepting bitcoin for…

Singapore Tests Blockchain Payments for 19,000 Unbanked Migrants

Singapore Tests Blockchain Payments for 19,000 Unbanked Migrants A Singapore bank has signed an agreement which will see Blockchain payments help up to 19,000 migrants transact without banking access. As local news outlet Business Times reports Wednesday, Maybank Singapore will leverage native startup InfoCorp Technologies’ CrossPay network to allow migrants in a giant dormitory to pay for purchases digitally. CrossPay uses…