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Bitcoin value sinks to a three-month low
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Bitcoin value sinks to a three-month low

Fluctuations were also seen in other popular digital currencies such as Ethererum and Dogecoin
17 May 2021
Microsoft to shut down Azure Blockchain Service
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Microsoft to shut down Azure Blockchain Service

The platform is no longer accepting new members ahead of its closure in September
13 May 2021
Tesla to abandon Bitcoin for vehicle payments due to environmental costs
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Tesla to abandon Bitcoin for vehicle payments due to environmental costs

Elon Musk says his firm will look into supporting alternative cryptocurrencies that consume less than 1% of the energy Bitcoin does
13 May 2021
NatWest board member suggests bank will reject business customers who mainly deal in cryptocurrencies
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NatWest board member suggests bank will reject business customers who mainly deal in cryptocurrencies

The company later clarified that customers can accept virtual currencies if certain conditions are met
23 Apr 2021
What are NFTs, and should your business care?
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What are NFTs, and should your business care?

We decipher the crypto craze of the moment
20 Apr 2021
Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
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Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

The nation’s central bank says digital currencies have a lack of central oversight and high risk of fraud
16 Apr 2021
What is Bitcoin?
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What is Bitcoin?

Our guide to the world's most funded cryptocurrency
13 Apr 2021
PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin
Paypal's new cryptocurrency service
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PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin

Customers can use Checkout with Crypto to buy goods using Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash
30 Mar 2021
Tesla's bitcoin investment 'equivalent to carbon footprint of 1.8m cars', bank claims
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Tesla's bitcoin investment 'equivalent to carbon footprint of 1.8m cars', bank claims

Bank of America also claims over 75% of the energy powering the bitcoin network comes from polluting coal plants in China
18 Mar 2021
Mastercard will soon support cryptocurrencies, but Bitcoin may not be one of them
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Mastercard will soon support cryptocurrencies, but Bitcoin may not be one of them

The firm has said it will only support tokens that work as a vehicle for spending, not investment
11 Feb 2021
NHS turns to distributed ledger tech to manage COVID-19 vaccine rollout
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NHS turns to distributed ledger tech to manage COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The technology will be used to ensure results are securely recorded and validated at pace
20 Jan 2021
What is blockchain?
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What is blockchain?

The tech that underpins the biggest cryptocurrency in the world is branching out
5 Jan 2021
Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time
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Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time

A wider economic backdrop, rising investor confidence, and a lack of large upcoming sales are helping with stability, analysts claim
17 Dec 2020
What is cryptocurrency mining?
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What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are actually made
2 Dec 2020
Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021
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Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021

The stablecoin is reportedly just waiting on final approval from Swiss regulators
27 Nov 2020
Can blockchain fix voting?
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Can blockchain fix voting?

Could digital voting have prevented the chaos before the US election? And can blockchain help now or in the future?
25 Nov 2020
IBM and R3 unite to increase blockchain services across hybrid cloud
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IBM and R3 unite to increase blockchain services across hybrid cloud

Corda Enterprise will run on IBM LinuxONE, IBM to offer Corda Enterprise Services Offerings
22 Oct 2020
PayPal will now support Bitcoin trading
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PayPal will now support Bitcoin trading

Users can buy, hold, and sell widely-used cryptocurrencies alongside other payment methods in their digital wallet
22 Oct 2020
FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products
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FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products

Volatility of markets and a lack of understanding among the public are among reasons for a full trading ban from 2021
7 Oct 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: The DARQ side of security
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The IT Pro Podcast: The DARQ side of security

We explore DARQ technologies, and their potential security implications
28 Aug 2020
IBM Rapid Supplier Connect to help in-need health care providers source PPE
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IBM Rapid Supplier Connect to help in-need health care providers source PPE

Powered by IBM Blockchain, the tool will assist with the procurement of PPE from non-traditional suppliers
27 Apr 2020
What is Libra? A guide to Facebook's cryptocurrency
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What is Libra? A guide to Facebook's cryptocurrency

Users will soon be able to send and receive payments across Facebook and WhatsApp
5 Mar 2020
Samsung and Salesforce plough millions into blockchain company
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Samsung and Salesforce plough millions into blockchain company

The $35 million Series C investment will go to expanding the reach of the open-source DAML language
5 Feb 2020