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Zug – the Crypto Silicon Valley of Switzerland – Is the Fastest Growing Tech Hub in Europe

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Switzerland aims to become one of the key hotspots for crypto stakeholders in the world. The small European country is no longer famous only for its banking system and luxury watch brands. In the last few years, it has become home to a large number of blockchain startups. It has also attracted some major companies interested in the crypto phenomenon.

Why This UK MP Wants You to Pay Taxes in Bitcoin

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United Kingdom parliament member Eddie Hughes is reportedly advocating for citizens to pay state taxes with bitcoin, according to Expressco.uk.

Blockchain Connect Conference Calls for Stronger Academic Approach to the Technology

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Blockchain technology needs a stronger academic approach. This is the key message of the organisers of the upcoming Blockchain Connect conference. The conference will take place in San Francisco on January 11, 2019. Until then, the organisers also opened a call for papers on the topic of blockchain technology.

Crypto Fans Can Now Buy FINNEY™ – the First Blockchain Smartphone in the World

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Cryptocurrency owners do not have to carry a smartphone and a hardware wallet for their Bitcoin anymore. Instead, they can use FINNEY™, the first blockchain smartphone in the world. FINNEY™ is the brainchild of SIRIN LABS. It runs on a proprietary, Google-approved version of Android. Also, it features an embedded cold storage wallet with high level security.

Supermarket Giant Auchan Promotes Food Safety Using Blockchain Technology

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Food safety is one of the greatest concerns at global level. From farm to store shelf, each entity that handles and processes food must ensure that the products are fit for consumption. However, every year we see instances of food tampering or food poisoning outbreaks. Before the authorities step in, and before the source of contamination is pinpointed, people get sick. One supermarket chain wants to do something about this situation. Auchan, the 13th largest food retailer in the world, chose blockchain technology solution by German TE-FOOD, to improve food safety.

Watch and Crypto Lovers Now Have a Product That Combines Their Two Passions

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Bitcoin fans now have a new way of showing their preference for all things crypto. And that is by wearing a special wristwatch. The Blockchain Series watches celebrate the cryptocurrency world with design inspired by the most popular crypto logos. This is a limited series, the result of the collaboration between Tech Bureau Europe and Chronoswiss.

Survey: 9 in 10 Brits Have Heard About Bitcoin

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The United Kingdom is familiar with Bitcoin. Not only that but one in five Brits also believes that the cryptocurrency will become as common as cash or cards in the future. These are the most important findings of a recent survey conducted by YouGov. The professional polling organisation wanted to know how the British feel towards alternative means of payment. And the results indicate that the Brits are quite well informed.

From Trezor CEO to Casa’s Head of Strategy: How Alena Vranova Is Disrupting the Crypto Wallet Space

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For this instalment of Women in Crypto, we chat to the former CEO of Trezor Wallet, Alena Vranova. We discover what it was like to be a part of the first hardware wallet and how Alena contributed to the wallet’s success.

Continuing to make waves in the crypto space, we discover Alena’s newest venture Casa, which is making the complex world of multi-signatures easy.

Is Halal Currency the Next Big Thing? Here’s Why 1.6 Billion Muslims Care

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Crypto firm X8Currency recently received Shari’a certification from Islamic scholars ahead of expansion into the Middle East.

The Swiss-based company calls itself “the ultimate safe haven for crypto investors,” and its X8X utility token was well-received in Europe. Now, X8Currency is keen to bring its services to an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world.

US Museum Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Entrance Fees

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Museums are special places for education, entertainment and information. They shape generations by opening minds, forming artistic tastes and encouraging curiosity and the pursuit of scientific discovery. It is no surprise, then, that museums are also promoters of new technologies and inventions. The Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland has taken such a step forward. The museum and educational facility started accepting the payment of admission fees in Bitcoin on November 13.