UPS Partnership Bringing Blockchain-Powered E-Commerce to B2B Merchants

American multinational package delivery and supply chain management giant United Parcel Service (UPS) is teaming up with e-commerce technology company Inxeption to create Inxeption Zippy, a blockchain-based e-commerce platform that helps B2B merchants set up, sell, and ship products online.  The Inxeption-powered platform affords manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers the ability to create a company-branded website for the conducting of e-commerce transactions while facilitating in the listing, marketing, and actual selling of products to other business customers. According to an official press release, the blockchain component of this platform unsurprisingly is…

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Bitcoin and the Agora: Every Transaction Outside the Nexus of State Control Is a Victory

The cryptoconomy means many things to many people. For example, since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009, some individuals have used digital currencies as a form of agorism otherwise known as counter-economics. These people believe that using bitcoin as a tool to avoid state harassment is one of the technology’s key features with the potential to reduce the manipulation and civil abuses perpetrated by government bureaucracy. Also read: This Short Animation Might Make You Think Twice About Taxes Bitcoin and Agorism Since the creation of the Bitcoin network, many libertarians…

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Only These 10 Bitcoin Exchanges Have Real Volume, New Study Finds

New research presented to the SEC by Bitwise Asset Management claims 95% of reported BTC spot volume is fake. According to Bitwise, only 10 exchanges have actual volume… but it’s not all bad news for the bitcoin market. 95% of Bitcoin Exchange Volume is Fake Claims of wash trading and fake volumes are nothing new. Groups like the Blockchain Transparency Institute have been publishing ever more detailed reports on the issue. But the suggestion that 95% of the volume is fake marks a new high (or low) point. The main reason…

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The Daily Tip: New Crypto Exchange Bizlato Offers P2P Trading

There’s a new digital asset exchange on the market that offers opportunities for peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading and a variety of fiat payment options. Bitzlato is a Russian platform integrated with a P2P exchanger that features a web-based version and a Telegram bot buying and selling six cryptocurrencies. Also read: BCH Is Now Supported by a Large Crypto ATM Network in Switzerland Numerous Payment Methods Available The integration allows Bitzlato to provide users with a variety of deposit and withdrawal options including bank transfers, payment processors, credit cards and ATMs. Traders…

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China’s Orwellian Cashless Payments Show Why Bitcoin Is Freedom

Like a scene from an Orwellian nightmare, authorities in Shenzhen China show where the future of centralized cashless payments is headed. And it isn’t pretty. Centralized Cashless Payments in China China is known for its high rate of technology adoption. Of the 2 billion or so smartphones around the world, two-thirds of them are in China. Unlike most users in the West, Chinese smartphones are particularly popular for making instant cashless payments. Just about everyone accepts mobile payments, from small street vendors to homeless people. Up until now, Chinese using…

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Why Bitcoin Price Would Skyrocket If Andrew Yang Becomes President

Andrew Yang, the pro-Bitcoin 2020 US presidential election candidate, wants to pay every adult American a universal basic income (UBI) of $1000 a month, which would likely be very bullish for bitcoin price. Bitcoin Price Would Benefit From UBI Yang, who will run as a Democrat candidate, is a self-described “serial entrepreneur” and “opposite” of current president Donald Trump. His social support scheme, funding for which is currently a hot topic of debate on social media, he has called the ‘Freedom Dividend.’ “Universal Basic Income is a policy where every…

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Bitcoin Market Dominance is Actually Over 80%, New Research Finds

Bitcoin market dominance or BTC’s percentage of the total market cap may not be the best way to get an accurate picture of the market, according to new research. Market Share vs Market Dominance There are certain Bitcoin metrics that we all understand; the price, the circulating supply, the market cap. And then there’s market dominance, which is BTC’s percentage of the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies. But what if we’ve all been wrong on this last one? When considering Bitcoin’s ‘Market Dominance’, we generally go to the measure…

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Mercado Livre Bans Cryptocurrency Listings Following $750 Million Investment From Paypal

Cryptocurrency listings have been prohibited from publication on Mercado Livre, also known as Free Market, following a $750 million investment into the platform from Paypal. Just prior to the announcement, more than 10,000 listings relating to virtual currencies were identified on the platform. Also Read: Why Africa Continues to Lag Behind in Cryptocurrency Adoption Latin America’s Largest Marketplace Bans Crypto Asset Listings Mercado Livre, the largest Latin American e-commerce marketplace by number of visitors, has prohibited the listing of advertisements offering the sale of cryptocurrencies on the platform. The news…

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Binance CEO Hints BNB Token ‘Hodlers’ May Get Launchpad VIP Access

Following Celer Network’s ‘successful’ token sale on Binance Launchpad, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has hinted that a new model where BNB holders will get first dibs on new token launches may be in the works.  Celer Network Sale ‘Success’ Binance Launchpad concluded its third token sale for the year. The project, called Celer Network, sold out its planned supply of almost 600 million CELR tokens in a little less than 18 minutes. The event raised a grand total of $4 million. Bitcoinist reported earlier this year on BitTorrent’s ICO launched through Binance’s…

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Markets Update: BCH Holds Above $150, RVN and XTZ Explode

In recent market action, bitcoin core (BTC) has struggled to hold above $4,000 following four consecutive green weekly candles, while bitcoin cash (BCH) appears to be consolidating above $150 after comprising the best performing of the 10 largest crypto assets by market cap of the last seven days. In other news, ravencoin (RVN) and tezos (XTZ) are among the highest capitalized top gaining markets of the past week. Also Read: 8 Useful Browser Extensions for Cryptocurrency Users BTC Consolidates at $4,000 Following four weeks of green weekly candles, BTC is…

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