Surf Air, the world’s largest all-you-can-fly flight operator, announced last week that it would accept Bitcoin and Ethereum as a form of payment for its monthly membership and charter offers. This represents an important milestone in aviation, as a travel provider can successfully begin to accept crypto currencies for the first time. The private airline allows users to pay for their seats using the two … Continue reading ‘All-You-Can-Fly’ Airline Surf Air accepts Bitcoin and Ether!
In Kenya, three people were arrested for attempted theft of money and subsequent money laundering. Under the pseudonym BADASS20. As Kenyan Wall Street reported three peer-to-peer Bitcoin traders were indicted by the Milimani Court in Nairobi last month. Emma Kariuki, Stanley Mumo and Timothy Gachehe are alleged to have stolen Kenyan shillings worth about 83 million Euros from a local bank. The money was stolen from accounts of I & … Continue reading Kenya: Trader charged with theft!
Virtual Cats on the Blockchain: This application is currently enjoying big popularity, making it one of the fastest growing cryptographic phenomen. But what makes the CryptoKitties so special? We’ll take a closer look at what’s behind it. They are reminiscent of a mixture of the trading cards Pokemon and Sims: CryptoKitties. These virtual digital kittens are the protagonists of the Ethereum Blockchain game of the same name . It is one … Continue reading CryptoKitties: What’s behind the new hype?
The Turkish Bureau of Religious Affairs, Diyanet, recently responded to a believer’s request on its website. For Muslims, virtual currency trading is “inappropriate” because it is simply not recognized by the state. For a currency to have a monetary value, it must either be state-authorized or have its own value, such as gold. If Turkish citizens have questions about their beliefs, they can also submit them online … Continue reading Turkey: Trade of cryptocurrencies inappropriate for Muslims!(?)
Recent study indicates that over the past three years, European companies have raised more than $ 1.76 billion in Initial Coin Offering ( ICO ). As a result, European start-ups are clearly ahead of the pack when it comes to selling their tokens worldwide, with a share of 46%. Last Thursday, the venture capital firm Atomico released a new edition of their study called The State of European … Continue reading Europe leading ICO funding!
US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has granted regulatory approval to several Bitcoin futures planned by US offerers this Friday, December 1. With the blessing of the derivatives authority, the introduction of Bitcoin future transactions by the providers CME Group, CBOE and Cantor Fitzgerald now stands in the way. Their first market entry is scheduled for December 18th. The project seems to be in the towel, throwing heavy coal … Continue reading CFTC gives green light to Bitcoin Futures!
ECB board member Yves Mersch said in Rome yesterday that commercial banks would have to carry out cash transfers faster in the future in order to stop the triumph of crypto currencies. So far, he had condescendingly expressed in this regard. As the news agency Reuters reported, Yves Mersch from the European Central Bank (ECB) in Rome commented on last Thursday the lack of competitiveness of banks. According to Mersch, banks … Continue reading ECB Board member: Banks too slow for crypto currencies!