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Banks abandon the Caribbean, local bitcoin exchange experiences 33% increase in users every month since February

Smaller, poorer countries are being abandoned by big banks in an exodus commonly referred to as “de-risking” or “de-banking.” In the Caribbean, where many small countries with poorer populations reside close to each other, the problem is getting so bad that local businesses regularly have a hard time receiving remittances and paying suppliers outside of their own country, even when their trading partner is just the next island over.

The growing trend in the Caribbean is the topic of a recent report by the IMF, and the subject of a talk by IMF director Christine Lagarde on Monday, at the US Federal Reserve.
Smaller, poorer countries are being abandoned by big banks in an exodus commonly referred to as “de-risking” or “de-banking.” In the Caribbean, where many small countries with poorer populations reside close to each other, the problem is getting so bad that local businesses regularly have a hard time receiving remittances and paying suppliers outside of their own country, even when their trading partner is just the next island over.
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Three reasons why Bitcoin isn’t dead yet

Despite the loss of a key dev (and his pessimistic words), Bitcoin ploughs ahead.
Op-ed: Despite the loss of a key dev (and his pessimistic words), Bitcoin ploughs ahead.
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How blockchain tech could change the way we do business

Blockchain - the technology underpinning digital currency Bitcoin - has been in the news lately.

Banks think it could be the future of financial transactions, while diamond miners hope it will help end the trade in conflict diamonds.
Blockchain, the technology underpinning digital currency Bitcoin, is causing a stir around the world. But why and how does it work?
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Many Bitcoin to you!
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W3C includes bitcoin in new standards and tools for web checkout processes

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the organization which created and maintains the international standards for the internet. Led by the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe, the W3C has 400-plus members who constantly work together with the public to develop Web standards and guidelines.

On October 21, the W3C announced the launch of the Web Payments Working Group (WPWG), to help streamline everyone’s online 'check-out' process, making all kinds of payments easier and more secure on the web. Among the standards they are putting forward is the full implementation of Bitcoin, and other digital currency payments, in every browser.
The World Wide Web Consortium is establishing a set of standardized APIs to streamline the online checkout process across all browsers by next year, and Bitcoin payments will be among the payment options built in.
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World Economic Forum Survey Projects Blockchain 'Tipping Point' by 2023

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified blockchain technology as one of its six mega-trends in a new report broadly aimed at outlining the expected transition to a more digital and connected world.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified blockchain technology as one of its six mega-trends in a new report.
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Brace yourself for a cyber-tsunami – the six biggest waves of change about to hit the world

Author Alec Ross looks at how robots, genomics and big data are going to change our lives forever.
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Is Blockchain the most important IT invention of our age?

The technology behind Bitcoin could revolutionise the way governments provide healthcare, deliver benefits, collect taxes – you name it…
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How the blockchain will enable self-service government

When a baby boy was born on August 4, 1961, the local newspaper announced his birth, as it did many others. More than a declaration of happy news by his parents, those few lines of information were part of a long-lasting tradition -- using the local daily to register, at a set point in time, the addition of a new person to society. Seemingly inconsequential timestamps like these occur every day and, as it turns out, play a key role in ensuring more fair and just societies.
Blockchain could be critical for governments implementing responsive open data
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Fancy a bargain? We've added a page listing places in the UK that accept bitcoins and offer a discount.
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Could Bitcoin Become Major Reserve Currency?

The value of digital currency Bitcoin has soared 70% - and analysts think it could become one of the world's major reserve currencies within 15 years.
The cryptocurrency has made big gains over the past two months since hitting a low of $213 in August.
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Happy bitcoin pizza day!
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A directory of shops, pubs, websites and other places accepting bitcoins in the UK.