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UK Sea Rescue Charity Cruises Ahead with Bitcoin Donations

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Have you ever wanted to donate to a social cause? But doubt your money would end up with those in need stopped you. It’s an understandable concern. Last year, charity fraud across the United Kingdom (UK) reached £2.3 billion, according to the Annual Fraud Indicator 2017.

Cryptocurrencies, secure and transparent, have the power to revolutionise the charity industry. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), the 6th biggest charity in the UK, allows you to make a donation using bitcoin.

The Good, the Bad and the Not-So-Ugly: Looking Back at the Year in Bitcoin

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2018 has been one hell of a year – so let’s look back on the top 10 moments of the Bitcoin universe.

From £1k to £840k in First Year: Manchester Crypto Entrepreneur Josh Riddett

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Cryptocurrency miner Josh Riddett turned £1,000 into £840,000 in his first year in business, and is on the path to becoming a millionaire.

Iranian Students Rely on Bitcoin to Pay their Tuition Fees in the UK

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The economic embargo set by the United States against Iran left many students unable to pay their university fees abroad. Many Iranian students at the UK universities face suspension because they cannot receive money from home via bank transfers. Determined to complete their studies, they found an alternative source of funding: Bitcoin.

Myth Busted: UK Crypto Exchanges Unlikely to Launder Money

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Cryptocurrency exchanges in the United Kingdom are unlikely to be financing terrorist activities or laundering money, according to a report by Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

“[Virtual currency exchange] is an emerging risk, and there is not yet evidence to suggest broadscale money laundering or terrorist financing,” the FATF explained.

What Google Trends Annual Report Can Tell Us About Cryptocurrencies

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Google’s “Year in Search” has been released, and cryptocurrencies are in many top five lists.

Cashing In: Saudi Arabia and UAE Propose Joint Digital Currency

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia have joined forces to create a cryptocurrency for cross-border transactions, according to Dubai-based GulfNews.

Emirates Investment Authority announced the news on December 12th at the Arab #FinTech Symposium in Abu Dhabi.

What Canyudo? It’s up to you – New Blockchain App for Social Tasking

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Do you find yourself wasting away the day with nothing to do? Are you a workaholic struggling to keep several balls in the air?

Canyudo, a UK blockchain startup, has an answer for both problems.

The company recently developed a Decentralised Application (DApp) to connect people with too much on their plate with those looking for work.

A Close Look at Bitcoin: Current State and Future Trends

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According to a recent report by Delphi Digital, the main value drivers for Bitcoin are its ability to serve as a censorship-resistant store of value as well as offer the world a viable alternative to government-backed currencies.

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.