Bitcoin Accepted as Payment Option by Major US Electronics Company

Avnet has become the latest major enterprise to begin accepting payment in bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. On March 19, 2019, the company announced that it will allow customers to pay for goods and services using bitcoin and bitcoin cash. Crypto payment processor BitPay will facilitate the transactions. Founded in 1921, Avnet is one of the …

Silvergate Bank Onboarded 59 New Crypto Customers in Q4 2018

Crypto-supportive Silvergate Bank has signed on a slew of new cryptocurrency customers in the fourth quarter on 2018, according to a recent filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The filing reveals that as of Dec. 31, 2018, Silvergate had 542 digital currency-related clients including cryptocurrency exchanges and miners, custodians and global …

Musk Once Again Pushes Tesla to the Brink

It’s all hands on deck at Tesla as the electric car-maker is scrambling to meet its delivery numbers. Producing the Model 3 (the company’s more affordable, “mass-produced” car) has put the company through, as Elon Musk has said, “Production Hell,” and they are now in “Logistics Hell.” What does this mean? Essentially, Tesla couldn’t make …

Bitcoin will end down at 85 percent of previous highs, says expert

Anthony Pompliano, Morgan Creek Digital Assets, joins ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss the bitcoin plunge and why he’s bearish on the cryptocurrency. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, …

Japanese Company Launches New Stablecoin Pegged to the US Dollar

A Japanese company has launched an ERC-20-compliant stablecoin that it says offers “absolute decentralization, maximum security and a reliable source of stability in the face of volatility.” As its name suggests, USDDex is directly pegged to the United States dollar, helping traders to move their money into crypto without exposing themselves to the erratic price …

Switzerland’s Biggest Online Retailer Enables Crypto Payments

The Digitec Galaxus Group, Switzerland’s first online retail store, announced today that its two web platforms would accept payments in cryptocurrencies. It concerns the popular bitcoin, but also half a dozen other cryptocurrencies, including ether, bitcoin cash, and litecoin. Mehr Informationen zu diesem Thema findest du in unserer Medienmitteilung: https://t.co/A2RhWEFCMn — digitec (@digitec_de) March 19, …

Why AMD is Supporting Crypto Mining

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Number of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Lobbies Tripled in 2018

The number of lobbies working on blockchain technology issues in Washington D.C. tripled in 2018, politics-oriented news outlet Politico reported on March 18. The number of entities lobbying on digital currencies and blockchain reportedly grew almost thrice in the course of the past year, reaching 33 projects in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to …