Bitcoin ATM Kiosks Are Coming to 20 Circle K Stores in Arizona and Nevada

Chicago-based cryptocurrency provider DigitalMint has announced a partnership with multinational convenience store Circle K to install Bitcoin ATMs in 20 participating stores. The bitcoin kiosks will be added to locations in Arizona and Nevada as part of an exclusive pilot program that allows consumers to purchase bitcoin directly through DigitalMint’s physical kiosks. “Partnering with Circle…

New Report Highlights Merits of Bitcoin Investment Amidst Global Uncertainty

Bitcoin’s unique characteristics, continued adoption and overall industry growth make the cryptocurrency a viable instrument for hedging against global liquidity crises, according to Grayscale Investments. In a new report titled “Hedging Global Liquidity Risk with Bitcoin,” the digital currency asset manager explores how bitcoin can give investors protection in uncertain political and economic situations, arguing…

FATF Finalizes Crypto Guidelines, Recommends Exchanges Share Client Data

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental regulatory organization, has finalized its recommendations for combating cryptocurrency money laundering and terrorism financing. In short, it wants to blow back the veil on user privacy. What Are the FATF Crypto Guidelines? The FATF released the final draft of its highly anticipated recommendations for cryptocurrency service providers…

Op-Ed: This Might Be Facebook’s Real Plan for Libra

Facebook released the white paper for its Libra “cryptocurrency” on Tuesday, and it received mixed reactions from individuals involved in the tech and finance industries. For the most part, Bitcoiners view the upcoming launch of Libra as a nonevent — basically just PayPal with the “blockchain” buzzword tacked on to it. I tend to agree…

Lightning Labs Strikes on iOS, Android With Noncustodial Mobile Wallet

2019 has been an electric year for the Lightning Network, and San Francisco-based Lightning Labs has delivered another striking development. The development company has already launched the alpha for its desktop Lightning wallet in April, announced Lightning Loop/Hyperloop to allow seamless channel funding and withdrawals, and released the network’s first iteration of watchtowers this year.…