New Draft Law in Uruguay Could Legalize Crypto as Payment Method

A new draft law introduced to the Senate in Uruguay could regulate cryptocurrency transactions, and also legalize cryptocurrency as an accepted payment method in the country. If approved, the draft proposed by Senator Juan Sartori would also introduce licenses for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) that would be issued by the government, classifying them into three different groups. Draft Law in Uruguay Seeks to Legalize Crypto Payments A new draft law introduced to the senate of Uruguay on August 3 proposes the legalization of cryptocurrencies as a valid means of…

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Join The Smart Marketing Token (SMT) and Revolutionize Blockchain Marketing

PRESS RELEASE. The fast-paced nature of the blockchain industry means that new crypto projects face the problems of a highly competitive market. This makes marketing a major aspect for projects to have a chance to gain traction within the crypto community. However, existing marketing services are highly centralized, expensive, and skewed towards large projects with substantial marketing budgets. Smart Marketing Token is seeking to resolve these problems with its innovative platform. What is Smart Marketing Token Smart Marketing Token (SMT) is the first tokenized marketing agency that wants to decentralize…

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Ciphertrace Announces Enhanced Monero Tracing Capabilities for Governments

Crypto compliance firm Ciphertrace has announced enhanced tools for tracing Monero transactions. “Ciphertrace takes Monero tracing capabilities to the next level with the ability to follow the flow of funds backwards from the transaction of interest to its source,” the company claims. Ciphertrace Claims to Have ‘Enhanced’ Tools to Trace Monero Transactions Blockchain analytics and crypto compliance firm Ciphertrace announced Thursday “enhanced Monero tracing capabilities for government agencies and financial institutions.” The announcement details: Based on research funded partially by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Ciphertrace offers next-generation visualization…

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Analyst Predicts ‘Refreshed Bull Market’ for Bitcoin, Price Heading Toward $100K

Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Mike McGlone sees “a refreshed bull market” for bitcoin. Comparing the performance of the cryptocurrency to the start of 2019, he explained, “we see performance parallels that could get the benchmark crypto back on track toward $100,000.” Bitcoin Back on Track Toward $100,000 Bloomberg Intelligence published analyst Mike McGlone’s August cryptocurrency outlook with a price prediction for bitcoin Wednesday. McGlone described that bitcoin is set to turn $40,000 into support, stating that “This year is prime for bitcoin to take the next step in its price-discovery stage…

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Coinbase Enables Crypto Buys With Apple Pay, Instant $100K Cashouts, Google Pay to Follow

The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has enabled crypto buys with Apple Pay, and instant cashouts of up to $100,000 per transaction. The company will also soon enable crypto buys with Google Pay. Buy Cryptocurrencies on Coinbase With Apple Pay Crypto exchange Coinbase announced Thursday that users can now buy bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its platform with Apple Pay. Prakash Hariramani, senior director of Coinbase’s Payments & Financial Hub, explained: We’re introducing new and seamless ways to enable crypto buys with linked debit cards to Apple Pay and Google Pay,…

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Marvel to Launch Spider-Man NFTs This Week — NFT Comic, ‘Super-D Figures’ to Follow

On August 5, Orbis Blockchain Technologies Limited and Marvel Entertainment kicked off the Veve Digital Collectibles’ “Marvel Month” celebration. The two companies plan to issue the first non-fungible token (NFT) assets featuring the Marvel Super Hero, Spider-Man. The Orbis Veve App and Marvel to Launch the First Spider-Man Statue NFTs This week, Spider-Man and non-fungible token (NFT) fans will be able to purchase and interact with a set of five unique digital statues of Marvel’s Spider-Man on August 7 at 8 a.m. (PT). Bitcoin.com News reported on Marvel Entertainment’s partnership…

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‘A Lazy Way to Showcase NFTs’ — Mark Cuban’s Lazy.com NFT Platform Integrates With Polygon

On Thursday, the non-fungible token (NFT) platform and digital art gallery backed by Mark Cuban announced the project has integrated with Polygon. The platform allows anyone to showcase NFTs by leveraging a unique lazy URL to social media profiles, and the integration announcement highlights the protocol is now live on Polygon mainnet. Lazy.com Joins Polygon The non-fungible token digital art gallery Lazy.com has announced on Thursday that the protocol is now integrated with the Polygon platform, formally called Matic. The Lazy.com web portal says that the gallery is the “lazy…

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Social Media Platform Torum Announces Strategic Investment by Huobi Ventures HECO Fund

PRESS RELEASE. Torum announces strategic investment by Huobi Ventures, the $100 million venture arm of Huobi Group to foster blockchain adoption and ecosystem expansion. 5th August 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — On the eve of the project’s 1st year launch anniversary, social media platform Torum has released its H2 strategic ecosystem expansion plan, prioritizing the construction of a one-stop crypto ecosystem. The plan includes core features that aim to solve the industry’s information asymmetry problems and improve the connection between projects and communities through a social-based ecosystem. Torum H2 Strategic…

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Discussing The Bitcoin Voter Block With Amanda Cavaleri

Amanda Cavaleri explains how the Bitcoin voter block is one of the largest single-issue powers in U.S. politics. Watch This Episode On YouTube Listen To This Episode: BitcoinTV Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast Many Bitcoin enthusiasts tend to lean from a significantly libertarian perspective. Many take pride in routing around the government and relish in Bitcoin’s ability to just opt out completely. Unfortunately for the Bitcoiners not interested in participating in politics, last week, a proposed version of a United States infrastructure bill introduced an existential crisis for Bitcoin and…

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Precious Metals Firm Kitco Launches Gold-Backed Tokens Built on Ethereum

On August 4, the precious metals firm Kitco Gold announced the launch of a gold-backed stablecoin which will leverage an audit process via Cohen & Company with monthly attestation reports. Kitco has partnered with Tradewind Markets, First Digital Trust, and Stably, an asset tokenization provider. The gold-backed ERC20 tokens called “kitco gold (KGLD)” “represent one true, troy ounce of fine gold,” according to Kitco. Kitco Launches KGLD Token Backed by a Troy Ounce of .999 Gold In the seventies, Bart Kitner started trading gold with funds he got from a…

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