Jaide Barclay, a crypto vlogger who has left her regular job in Gold Coast to explore cryptos and co-host of Youtube show ‘Crypto With Jess & Jaide’. Now she has set herself a “crypto challenge: live on crypto” in which she will be travelling across Europe for about 12-weeks to attend the annual London Blockchain Week.
John McAfee, the eccentric US tycoon has who has announced that he will be running for 2020 American president is supporting Cuba to adopt crypto. In his Tweet, “Cryptocurrency to get around the 63 years of economic strangulation imposed upon 14 million Cuban people by the insanity of the US Government. Finally, a large scale, real world application for Cryptocurrencies. If Cuba wants my help, I am here.”
With a vision to become a mainstream crypto, Litecoin has joined the payment network, Flexa which allows users to pay through cryptocurrencies. Creator of Litecoin Charlie Lee expressed, “I’m excited to see Flexa help push mainstream adoption of Litecoin payments. Being able to pay with LTC at all these new major merchants is great for the entire Litecoin community.”
A software company, Software Verde LLC is working with the local government of Dublin, Ohio in launching bitcoin cash SLP (service location protocol) token onway. The company’s chief executive officer (CEO) Joshua Green then shared in a statement that the token is considered the city’s way in expressing their gratitude for any community services activities done by the citizens.
A global digital asset trading platform, BitMart has shared an announcement regarding a strategic partnership with blockchain and Genesis Block to boost the integration of cryptocurrencies and real economies by focusing on primary and secondary digital securities and cross-border markets. The CEO of Genesis Block, Sam Proctor explained, “We are honoured to enter into a partnership with a premier global digital asset trading platform and management team that shares this belief.”
Bitcoin IRA (a digital asset Individual Retirement Account) has entered into a partnership with with BitGo Trust to offer retirement account features $100 million in insurance protection, 30 percent lower wallet fees and the ability to diversify customer holdings in 12 different digital assets. The CEO of BitGo, Dick Corcoran, said that biggest difference is that the assets are crypto, not stocks or bonds.
KB Kookmin one of the largest bank in South Korea has announced that it will adopt Bitcoin and digital assets soon. Jehan Chu, a co-founder of Kinetic Capital, explained that with Facebook, JP Morgan, Fidelity Investments, and other household names in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street endorsing the technology behind crypto assets. These developments, in his eyes, will drive mind share and drive adoption.
Union Service Bank, launched its own stablecoin and security token last year, and the country’s national post office is also offering to exchange crypto. Web traffic on Bank Frick’s site peaked at around 1250 visitors in a month recently, compared to just 200 per month before its crypto adoption. Since March 2018, Bank Frick has offered customers the option to purchase crypto directly with fiat currency.
Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil has showered his support to Damares Alves, the Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights for ceasing potential crypto project between the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) and the Federal Fluminense University (UFF). Aftermath in a interview the president said that, “I do not know what bitcoin is,” later clarified that it is virtual currency.
Benfica (Portuguese Primeira Liga champions) and UTRUST (a crypto project) have signed a partnership which will allow users to tickets and merchandise with cryptos on the European football club website. Domingos Soares, CEO of Benfica said, “This is an exciting day in the history of S.L. Benfica as we announce our decision to accept cryptocurrency payments. Our benfiquistas make Benfica the unique and special club it is and we recognise that many of our supporters are now digital users first…”