Telecom Giant AT&T Gains First-Mover Status by Accepting Crypto

Telecom Giant AT&T Gains First-Mover Status by Accepting Crypto

Original Author: P. H. Madore – Go to Original Source

By CCN: AT&T announced today that it is accepting crypto payments through Bitpay, which supports a number of major cryptocurrencies. A short press release notes that the integration is complete and users can make payments with Bitpay via the AT&T website or through the mobile app. AT&T is the First Mobile Carrier to Accept Payment in Cryptocurrency: Customers Can Now Use BitPay to Pay Online Bills https://t.co/ErPtng2ELz — BitPay (@BitPay) May 23, 2019 2019: Year of Major Companies Accepting Crypto AT&T Vice President of Communications Finance Business Operations Kevin McDorman stated: “We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand

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Dark-Horse Trump Rival Pumps Crypto, Aims to Make US a Bitcoin Nation

Dark-Horse Trump Rival Pumps Crypto, Aims to Make US a Bitcoin Nation

Original Author: P. H. Madore – Go to Original Source

By CCN: Far from a first, California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell is accepting Bitcoin donations for his dark-horse bid to knock off Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. More significantly, the bombastic congressman wants to usher in a blockchain revolution after he vanquishes Trump from the White House. Altogether, Swallwell is accepting six cryptocurrencies. Two of the six are odd choices. One of them is the White Standard, a stablecoin we hadn’t previously heard of which reports $0 in USD reserves. The White Company runs his crypto campaign contribution site, which probably explains that decision. The other is Bitcoin

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Bet on Bitcoin for Better Returns Than US Stocks, Insists Wall Street Veteran

Bet on Bitcoin for Better Returns Than US Stocks, Insists Wall Street Veteran

Original Author: Joseph Young – Go to Original Source

By CCN: On CNBC’s Fast Money, Morgan Creek Digital founder and CEO Mark Yusko, said that bitcoin makes a great diversifying asset in a stocks portfolio and that every investor should invest in the dominant cryptocurrency. Hedge fund vet @MarkYusko says bitcoin is a better bet than stocks. pic.twitter.com/mbnwGJUmNi — CNBC’s Fast Money (@CNBCFastMoney) May 22, 2019 Since January, in less than six months, the bitcoin price has risen by more than 100 percent year-to-date, outperforming every major stocks index such as the S&P 500. Bitcoin Over Stocks? Or Both? In December 2018, on CNBC, Yusko offered a $1 million

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Tabloid Columnist Wants Pal Donald Trump to Investigate ‘Bitcoin Manipulation Madness’

Tabloid Columnist Wants Pal Donald Trump to Investigate ‘Bitcoin Manipulation Madness’

Original Author: Mark Emem – Go to Original Source

By CCN: Barely a week after New York Post columnist John Crudele crudely predicted that Bitcoin will soon be worth zero, the tabloid journalist has once again muddied the waters by calling on governments to launch a ‘massive investigation’ on ‘Bitcoin manipulation madness’. Bitcoin manipulation madness calls for massive investigation https://t.co/Opl7PO7C90 pic.twitter.com/5mbLVy5ef0 — New York Post (@nypost) May 23, 2019 Specifically, Crudele called on China, the EU and the US to probe those responsible for the ‘manipulation of bitcoin’s price’. Citing ties to Donald Trump, the tabloid journalist urged the U.S. president to order the investigation in his Wednesday column:

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Europol Ends Cryptocurrency Mixer Behind $200 Million Bitcoin Laundering Scheme

Europol Ends Cryptocurrency Mixer Behind $200 Million Bitcoin Laundering Scheme

Original Author: Yashu Gola – Go to Original Source

By CCN: The Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) has taken down a cryptocurrency-mixing service, BestMixer.io, in a crackdown involving Europol and Luxembourg authorities. The anti-fraud agency said Wednesday that they had begun an investigation against BestMixer last summer. It alleged that the service used to facilitate monetary transactions with unlawful intent. The investigation unearthed many cases in which people used BestMixer for concealing and laundering criminal flow money. As a part of the move, the authorities seized six servers in Luxembourg and the Netherlands. BestMixer went offline on May 22, 2019. The mixer sourced three cryptocurrencies, specifically bitcoin,

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