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World’s Biggest Bitcoin Conference Moving From LA to Miami, Mayor Wants to Make the City Bitcoin Hub

Mayor Francis Suarez has been taking huge initiatives to promote Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto innovation in the city. In the latest development, Suarez has been successful in convincing organizers of the Bitcoin 2021 conference to move it from Los Angeles to Miami. The world’s largest in-person Bitcoin (BTC) conference is scheduled to be held between […]

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Johannesburg City Infrastructure Locked Down Due to Bitcoin Ransom

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are often requested by hackers after deploying ransomware on unsuspecting user’s computers due to the layer of pseudo-anonymity they provide. The leading crypto asset by market cap is once again at the center of a major ransomware attack that’s left the South African city of Johannesburg in a state of lockdown. […]

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Seoul Advances Plans on Smart City Adding Cryptocurrency for Citizens

Coinspeaker Seoul Advances Plans on Smart City Adding Cryptocurrency for Citizens The government of Seoul has announced concrete plans for its blockchain-based Smart City scheduled to be completed by 2022. Seoul will use its own cryptocurrency as part of a citizens reward system. Seoul Advances Plans on Smart City Adding Cryptocurrency for Citizens Continue reading […]

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The City of Seoul Will Create a Cryptocurrency for Citizen Rewards

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will establish its first blockchain-based administrative services in November.

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City in Brazil to Accept Bitcoin for Public Transportation

Brazil’s fifth-largest city by population is taking a major step for bitcoin adoption. On July 25, 2019, local news outlet outlet O Povo confirmed that Fortaleza, the beachfront capital city of Ceará, could support bitcoin payment for bus riding by the end of the year. The outlet notes that the Ceará State Co-operative Autonomous Passenger […]

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Dutch ‘Bitcoin City’ Project Shows Most People Don’t Want to Spend BTC

The number of merchants accepting Bitcoin is growing worldwide, but there’s a caveat. The majority of the Bitcoin users don’t want to spend the digital gold, at least not yet. 15K Merchants Accepting BTC worldwide At 14,518 as of April 2019, the number of merchants accepting BTC payments is on the rise, with a large […]

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Watch: Australian City Sports 40+ Bitcoin Cash Merchants

CoinSpice’s Hayden Otto, obviously a native of Australia, published a video today featuring himself traversing the economy of North Queensland, Australia, without using fiat currency at all. He was able to dine, drink, travel, get accommodations, and even have his laundry done – all with Bitcoin Cash. At one point in the video, he appears […]

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Norway: Anarcho-Capitalist Smart City Adopts Crypto as Sole Recognized Medium of Exchange

Norway: Anarcho-Capitalist Smart City Adopts Crypto as Sole Recognized Medium of Exchange Liberstad — a private, anarcho-capitalist city in Norway — has adopted a cryptocurrency native to its blockchain-powered smart city platform as its official medium of exchange, according to a press release published on Feb. 12. Founded in 2015, Liberstad is the outcome of the Libertania project, run by the nonprofit… […]

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San Francisco’s “Bitcoin Mafia”: How Bitcoin Started in the City on the Bay

The early Bitcoin community in San Francisco was originally comprised of revolutionaries: Individuals who believed in the freedom and opportunity that a permissionless distributed system would bring the world. We were widely regarded as unsavory and unpopular. Most people associated bitcoin with drugs, money laundering, and the dark web. On dates, dinner parties at friends […]

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Spanish City of Valencia to Create ‘Smart Port’ Using Blockchain, Big Data

Spanish City of Valencia to Create ‘Smart Port’ Using Blockchain, Big Data One of Spain’s busiest ports based in the city of Valencia has announced the creation of a “smart port” which will use blockchain and big data technologies. The news was revealed in a release published Wednesday, Oct. 3, on the port’s official website. Jose Garcia De La Guia,… […]

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