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Bitcoin Halving: Definitive Guide (In Just 5 Minutes)

Bitcoin Halving Infographic

Bitcoin halving is often referred as “Halvening”, it’s a formulated reduction in the reward coins offered to the miners using a predefined blockchain algorithm. Learn exactly what that means to the bitocoin community and how it may affect you.

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Solving the Challenge of Growing ATM Costs: Managed Services or ATM Outsourcing?

Despite growth in online shopping and cashless technologies, consumers continue to love cash. According to the 2018 Diary of Payment Choice by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, cash accounts for approximately 34 percent of all payments across age groups, cementing ATMs as a vital touch point between financial institutions and their account holders – especially for younger consumers.

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Why Taiwan Might Become a Blockchain Island

Bitcoin is the pioneering cryptocurrency that has lasted for more than ten years despite the many market challenges. Taiwan is among the first countries to take blockchain use seriously. Jason Hsu, a vocal congressman of this island plans on integrating bitcoin use on a national scale, which he says will make Taiwan the place to be for people working on the blockchain technology.

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3 Major Countries that Boost Global Cryptocurrency Adoption

The single biggest hurdle a cryptocurrency is seeking to overcome is to penetrate into the real-world markets. Almost any cryptocurrency aims to become a sound form of money that is used for everyday purchases by ordinary folk. This is known as becoming a mainstream currency. This is a very tall order and even the largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has a mammoth journey ahead of it in becoming a currency that is used the world over on a daily basis.

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The Logo Story

currensceneFLOGO WHTsquareThough not the oldest form of currency, some form of shell money appears to have been found on almost every continent. The shell most widely used worldwide as currency was the shell of Cypraea moneta, the money cowry.

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