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Why Bitcoin Will Beat Mobile Payment To Its Game In Africa

Indications are rife that Bitcoin use will grow in parts of Africa in the coming years in the mobile payment market which Statistics says is expected to grow to 101.34 million users in 2016.

EY's attractiveness survey Africa 2015 says capital investment into Africa between 2013 and 2014 surged to $128 billion, up 136% and foreign direct investment FDI created 188,400 new African jobs at a 68% increase.

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Revenue and Costs of Running a Bitcoin ATM

In a recently completed study, our friends at Coin ATM Radar ( have laid out in great detail concepts that both new and experienced operators will encounter when operating a Bitcoin ATM. The Bitcoin ATM industry is growing fast. If you are considering taking the plunge into this challenging but nonetheless potentially lucrative field, check out what the experts advise on the topics of fees, operating costs, profitability, legal hurdles and more.

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According to Jewish Law is Bitcoin Considered to be Money?

Recently a Florida Judge ruled that Bitcoin isn't money. This ruling ended up throwing out an anti-money laundering charges against one Michell Espinoza. Whether Bitcoin is considered money or not could have further implications not only in the legal cases but how governments regulate (or try to regulate) this "digital currency". However looking through the lense of history, would Bitcoin been considered "money"?

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Everything you need to know about the Ethereum “hard fork”

Ethereum burst onto the virtual currency scene almost a year ago. It’s similar to bitcoin, but with a key difference. In addition to supporting its own digital currency, ether, it also supports smart contracts, agreements written in computer code that execute automatically when conditions are met.

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