Norwegian Air to Accept Bitcoin, Open Exchange

According to Norwegian media sources, customers of Norway-based airline conglomerate Norwegian Air will soon be able to purchase plane tickets using bitcoin. The company also reportedly has plans to open Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX), a cryptocurrency exchange specifically intended to facilitate the process. Although the use of crypto assets for plane tickets is not a…

Bitcoin Adoption in Latin American With Max Webster

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$200 Million SIM-Swap Case vs. AT&T Goes Forward

A lawsuit filed by the co-founder of crypto investment group BitAngels against telecommunications giant AT&T for failure to stop a SIM swap is moving to trial. This suit was first filed by Michael Terpin in August 2018 in the Los Angeles U.S. District Court. Terpin claims that AT&T cooperated with scammers on two separate occasions,…

EU Calls Crypto Market ‘Anticompetitive,’ Says Central Bank Coin Would Help

In a wider report on market competition in fintech, the European Union’s Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies devoted a section to “digital currencies,” denoting two varieties: “private digital currencies … and central bank-issued currencies.” Both types “rely on distributed ledger technologies, like blockchain,” the report says; however, a blockchain-based central…

Bitcoin Miner Demand Is Outstripping Supply in China

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Vincent He. Bitcoin’s ongoing bull run has sprung up demand for new mining equipment, putting pressure on manufacturers to produce enough machines to satiate buyers. For instance, the Huaqiang North Commercial Area, the largest mining equipment market in China, has sold out its stock —…