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Bakkt To Integrate BTC Payments In Starbucks Stores

According to a new report, there is “significant equity” being held by Starbucks in the upcoming crypto platform Bakkt. Starbucks is one of the biggest companies in the world which specialises in providing the everyday businessman to coffee and snacks. The firm has now earned its shares as part of a mutually beneficial agreement. Starbucks will be getting ready to install Bakkt’s payment software in its stores, which customers can use to pay with cryptocurrency. The digital assets will be instantly converted to fiat, in order to keep cryptocurrencies off of Starbucks’ history. In terms of the amount of equity...

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Bitcoin Transactions About To Hit All-Time High

The number of transactions per block for Bitcoin has reportedly exceeded levels set during January last year and could be on the right path for hitting an all-time high. Unfortunately, Bitcoin isn’t on track for reaching its all-time high in terms of price but the transaction volume has gone up by around 34 percent since the start of this year. In fact, there has been an average of more than 350,000 that have been processed each day this year. More than 234,000 Bitcoin transactions were recorded on 1st January and this number seems to have been on the rise over...

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Bitcoin (BTC) Tests Critical Support, Price Eyes A Rally Towards $4,000

Bitcoin (BTC) has just retraced to its 61.8% fib extension level after more than a week of sideways movement. The price is not expected to fall further as the trend line support that it is currently resting on is a very strong one and might serve as a ground for a potential take off from current levels. We have now seen BTC/USD decline past the 21 day exponential moving average which is why it declined so aggressively in the past 24 hours. That being said, the price is still trading above the critical 50 day moving average. The Stochastic RSI...

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Spanish Hotel Chain Launching BTC Payments

Casual Hotels is a hotel chain company based in Spain which specialises in offering urban accommodation services in the country. The firm operated hotels all across the nation in multiple different locations including Valencia, Lisbon, San Sebastian and Madrid. The pilot will begin at its Casual Malaga del Mar hotel under the guidance of the companies blockchain project. Casual Hotels is trying to reach out to tech understanding customers who are looking for high-end accommodations at affordable prices. By trying out new things with Bitcoin, it will be able to appeal to digital nomads who are increasingly using mobile devices...

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US Retail Giant Offered Lightning Network To Replace Visa

The retail giant, Kroger is an Ohio based retailing firm which was founded in 1883 and for years now, they have been accepting Visa credit cards at its chain of Smith’s food and drug stores. When this news broke, Anthony Pompliano tweeted an offer to hook them up with Bitcoin’s Lightning Network across all their stores. This all came at the end of last week when Kroger announced the move to no longer accept Visa credit cards claiming that the fees were too much. Smith’s chain totals to over 20,000 employees at 134 food and drug stores across seven states...

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