The decree signed by Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko which legalizes cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and smart contracts, will enter into force in March. Cryptocurrency activities are not restricted by the decree and will be tax exempt until 2023.
Indian consumers prefer biometrics to PINs or passwords to authenticate payments, a new report by Visa suggests. According to the report, 99% of those surveyed said they would like to use at least one biometric form of authentication (fingerprint, voice recognition, eye scan, etc.) to make payments. The reason for this overwhelming support in favor of biometrics is that 48% of respondents believe it to be more secure than a password or PIN, while 81% believe that biometrics is the quicker option. An additional 84% believe it is easier than using than passwords. Read the full analysis here. Indeed, this
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Visa, the world’s largest credit card company, is widely regarded as being hostile to Bitcoin. It would seem intuitive that a traditional financial provider should look unkindly on anything that threatens its hegemony. Publicly, though, the company has had very little to say about Bitcoin, preferring to focus on matters within its own domain.
Brief: After being the only top ten crypto yesterday to buck the bitcoin downtrend, $NEO continues in the same vein today. NEO is up 0.12% in 24 hours, up 49.54% on the week and up 384.13% on the month on a last price of 0.01239398 BTC or about $129.94.
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A new Bitcoin Cash (BCH) tip bot that lets anyone send small microtransactions using BCH called ‘Tippr’ is gaining a lot of traction on the web these days. Also Read: Some UK Mortgage Lenders Refuse to Serve Bitcoin Investors The Bitcoin Cash Tip Bot ‘Tippr’ Is Gaining A lot of Traction A few years ago many people used to send BTC micropayments and tips to each other on forums and social media apps like Twitter.
As bitcoin trading becomes the new mainstream in Japan, leading financial firms are stepping in to offer services to preserve their market share. MUFG, the largest bank in the country, is now planning to launch its own exchange, a pegged cryptocurrency and bitcoin segregated accounts for clients of other exchanges.
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