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Kevin Helms

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A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.

Singlepoint Acquires Funding to Tackle Cannabusiness Banking Problems With Bitcoin

US cannabis merchants could soon have a major new service to accept payments using bitcoin, which would sidestep the federal ban on cannabis businesses...

PBOC Will Not Release Regulations for Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Anytime Soon

Local Chinese publications reported last month that the People's Bank of China (PBOC) will issue regulatory guidelines for Chinese bitcoin exchanges in June. However,...

Most Popular Contactless Smart Cards in Japan Adding Bitcoin Hardware Wallets

Sony’s Felica technology is behind many of the most popular contactless NFC smart cards. Already the de facto standard in Japan for commuter travel...

Indian Government to Recommend Bitcoin Regulation Within 6 Months

The Indian government will meet to discuss the regulatory framework of Bitcoin and other digital currencies next week, according to a local publication. Bitcoin.com...

Coincheck Reopens Lending Service with 11 More Cryptocurrencies

The bitcoin lending service has resumed at Japanese exchange Coincheck, with the addition of eleven more cryptocurrencies that the exchange’s customers can lend out. Also...

Chinese Miners Announce Accelerated Development and Activation of Segwit2x

A new agreement has been struck among Chinese Bitcoin exchanges and mining companies representing the majority of Bitcoin’s hashing power. They agree to accelerate...

Popular Japanese Capsule Hotels Embracing Bitcoin

Since the Japanese government started recognizing bitcoin, an increasing number of merchants in the country have adopted it as a payment option. Among them...

Central Bank of Samoa Issues Warning Against Digital Currency

The Central Bank of Samoa has issued a warning against digital currency, including bitcoin, as part of a larger effort to crack down on...

Survey Shows Bitcoin Has Much Room to Grow with Retail Investors

A recent survey of retail investors in Japan, the US, and Hong Kong shows that only a tiny fraction of them are currently investing...

Digital Currency Regulations Coming Soon to Iran

After years with little to say about bitcoin, the Iranian government is reportedly just a few months away from passing proposed regulations for digital currencies. Also...

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