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Mind Your Ps and QRs: A Guide to Avoiding Cryptocurrency Scams

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Even though there are more and more retailers that accept cryptocurrency, there are still those that are reluctant to do so. Bitcoin’s – and other crypto’s – security gets in its own way as the complex structure of wallet addresses makes them impractical during in-person transactions.

QR codes solve that problem by allowing mobile phone users to access wallets through their devices. Unfortunately, QR Codes also give scammers a way in. It doesn’t mean “never trust a QR code.” It just means “keep your wits about you when using QR codes.”

Mark Carney: Proposed Cryptocurrency Could Protect Global Economy

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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England (BoE) and former Chair of the Financial Stability Board, has some thoughts about cryptocurrency.

They come as a surprise to people who are familiar with Carney’s past comments on crypto. However, they may be just a sign of the times – even if some say they’re a little dated.

A Prediction for the Future of Bitcoin in Institutional Investing

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Anthony Pompliano, co-founder of Morgan Creek Capital Investment, recently appeared on CNBC’s The Exchange. There, the Bitcoin guru talked about cryptocurrency legislation and adoption. He even made the claim that [Bitcoin] is going to end up in every institutional investor’s portfolio.

How Bitcoin Improves Financial Freedom Around the World

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Cryptocurrencies are easiest to adopt in representative countries. However, the greatest need and greatest adoption of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin takes place in countries with repressive governments.

The Mere Existence of Cryptocurrency is Good for Everyone

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According to a new study conducted by an international body of researchers, the existence of Bitcoin is good for everyone. That includes people who don’t use it, because it impacts economic policy. It further found that governments could benefit from encouraging cryptocurrency.

The Future of Stablecoins: Returning Utility to the Crypto Market

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The future of stablecoins isn’t really about stablecoins, but cryptocurrency as a whole. The ebb and flow of the cryptocurrency market continues to be volatile and far from predictable.

The good news is that there is a solution that could disrupt and “stabilise” the cryptocurrency market. This solution is already in use. We are talking about stablecoins.

Great Bitcoin Stories from Around the Internet

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The internet is full of educational content when it comes to Bitcoin. From news sites to blogs and articles on markets and speculation.

The internet, especially social media, is also a great place for individual stories of Bitcoin success stories and learning opportunities. Here, we’ve found some of our favourites from around the web.

Bitcoin Ranked Higher than South Korea’s National Currency in New Study

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An interesting new statistic entered the cryptoverse recently. Bitcoin is the eleventh largest monetary system, putting it just above South Korea.

Study: Illicit Users Account for 2% of Bitcoin Use

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We all know that people can use cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin – and they sometimes do – for illicit transactions. That accounts for things like internet scams as well as things like money laundering, funding terrorism, human trafficking, etc.

Over Four Fifths of the World’s Bitcoin Have Been Mined

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As a digital currency, it seems like Bitcoin would never run out. However, it won’t last forever. In fact, 85 per cent has already been mined.