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McDonald's China to give away 188 NFTs on 31st anniversary
Fast-food giant McDonald's China released a set of 188 nonfungible tokens (NFT) on Oct. 8 to celebrate its 31st anniversary in the Chinese market. Branded as "Big Mac Rubik's Cube,"
CBDCs can cut cross border remittance costs by half: BIS report
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has published a report touting the benefits of central bank digital currencies (CBDC), especially in reducing the cost of cross-border payments.According t
Digital ID for South Africa built on blockchain tech
Absa says adopting a digital ID based on blockchain technology can help clamp down on the abuse of personal data, curb identity theft, and enable easier access to financial services.Specifically, the
Colombia uses gamification to teach youth about crypto and stock trading
Colombia’s government has chosen to fund a new app, board game and book to educate children and young people about investing in cryptocurrencies and the stock market. As reported by Cointele
McDonald’s now accepts Bitcoin, but only in El Salvador
El Salvador’s recognition of Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender has opened up new payment options for its citizens, with fast-food empire McDonald’s reportedly accepting payments in the cryptocurrency thro
Recommending regulations: Crypto working groups make push for adoption
Although the cryptocurrency sector may still be considered the “Wild West” by some governments and regulators, continued adoption and emerging use cases show that digital currencies are here to stay.
Are NFTs Securities?
NFT mania has reached such a fever pitch (see yesterday’s news of Visa buying a non-fungible token) that people are now comparing it to the initial coin offering boom of 2017. Of course, there’s
Emerging economies dominate Chainalysis’ 2021 Global Crypto Adoption Index
Vietnam, India and Pakistan are leading the world in terms of cryptocurrency adoption, underscoring the resilience of peer-to-peer monetary systems in emerging economies.Chainalysis’ 2021 Global Crypt