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Which Countries Embrace The Crypto & Blockchain Technology

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Blockchain began in 2013 and reached its all-time high in 2017. Blockchain is seen as the most important form of technology because without it bitcoin is unable to function. Blockchain has contracts within its system and data exchanges of which are presented in a cryptographic form. Bitcoin, as well as other cryptocurrencies, make up only one application to blockchain. The International Monetary Fund has even begun exploring ways to make use of the blockchain technology in terms of their own trading as well as special drawing rights. The blockchain innovation is being led by some surprising countries such as:

Dubai:

Dubai has been aiming to become the forefront of blockchain with their goal to implement 20 blockchain initiatives in 2018. The Dubai government supports the modernization of applying blockchain services in several sectors.

United Kingdom:

Since as early as 2016 the UK government had strategies to make use of blockchain in order to reduce the rate of fraud and corruption. Innovate UK, which is the UKs technology development agency provided £248K GBP towards the blockchain startup to develop a world-wide solution for financial transactions. This type of behavior has encouraged online gambling technology providers like FunFair to embrace the technology.

Japan:

In Japan theres a person or group of people who are seen as the founding members of the development of a protocol of cryptocurrency and that they developed the original software where the blockchain code was applied. Japan is the only country which has been able to implement a system capable of adapting to cryptocurrency transactions.

With regards to cryptocurrency, we usually think of Bitcoin. It is the most popular type of cryptocurrency which enables financial transactions between people without a middleman. In countries all over the world, different governments apply different approaches of implementing cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin has created not only lower costs for the use of financial services but also has created a more efficient system. Bitcoin is owned by people and not by companies or government thus provides owners with more control and freedom which is more beneficial to them. Many countries have started to adapt and implement the ground-breaking technology that is bitcoin, such as:

United States:

The US consists of the most people in the world who use cryptocurrency and in terms of the number of people trading bitcoin. The US is seen as having a supreme financial status therefore many nations look to them for guidance in terms of cryptocurrency. They also have the highest number of Bitcoin ATMs and Bitcoin trading volumes internationally.

Chile:

In 2015 the Chile citizens were able to purchase Bitcoin with pesos through funding from the Chilean government. The Chilean government had goals to convert their country into a modern and entrepreneurial nation.

Italy:

In Italy tax authorities have adopted Bitcoin as a form of financial exchange. Sales that are paid for through Bitcoin are exempted from Vat. Italian tax authorities charge income tax on Bitcoin based on the manner that it was used.

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Blockchain technology outshines Bitcoin and Gold during global pandemic

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As the popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin begins to level up with investments made in metals such as Gold, together they have both made significant advantages for investors who have taken a leap to invest in them.

However, thanks to the pandemic and the dynamic shift in investing and the economy, many investors have seen fluctuating losses and gains thanks to the uncertainty of the current business world. 

Many investors that backed companies who have exposure to blockchain technology have seen an approximate amount of 54% return on investments over the past year. This is even after considering how hard the global tech market and companies have been hit since the beginning of the pandemic.

What is blockchain technology?

Blockchain technology was first introduced as a supportive technology for Bitcoin. A blockchain is a simple, unchangeable and un-hackable digital ledger that holds transactions in little blocks attached to a chain. The transaction is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of systems on the blockchain, making it available for everyone on the network to see. 

Each block in the chain contains various transactions which are recorded on the participant ledger every time a transaction takes place. The database is decentralised and is managed by multiple participants known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

Although blockchain technology was birthed from Bitcoin and was widely adopted for the use of cryptocurrencies, the way it works and its security has made…

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.

NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…

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