The CryptoCardsPlus project has been created to use the cryptocurrency in daily needs, this is done through providing the opportunity to purchase gift cards from such companies as Amazon, XBOX, NETFLIX, eBay, Visa/MasterCard, Playstation Plus, Google Play, Steam, Apple iTunes for cryptocurrencies. The CryptoCardsPlus website will provide a card code will instantly appear on the screen after the payment made in any of the cryptocurrency like BTC, ETH, DASH, LTC, & BCH, etc., and the user will be able to instantly use the card code for payment within the desired service.
A major fast-food chain Burger King has announced that it will now accept Bitcoin payments in branches in German locations. It is also worthy to note that the chain also brought out its own cryptocurrency called Whoppercoin in 2017, and in the same year Burger King, Russia started to accept bitcoin payment, little later Arnhem, a city in the Netherlands did the same.
A subsidiary of the one of the “Big Four” auditing firm, PwC Luxembourg has revealed that it will start accepting Bitcoin (BTC) payments from coming October. The PwC branch stated, “The Firm acknowledges the challenges of this move and has carefully reviewed its internal policies and procedures to meet the standards required by the crypto industry and closely collaborated with a local regulated exchange to provide the best payment experience.”
Countries like Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan and Estonia have already given nod for paying salaries and remuneration in cryptocurrencies across different industries. Many major countries like Russia and the United States of America may also this path soon, to take advantage of the speed and reliability of cross-border payments and the growing gig economy of the crypto industry.
The City of Hong Kong which is on protest mode for past few months, have made it to look beyond the fiat currencies and has caused it to adopt cryptocurrencies at a faster rate. There are many visible indication of this rise like Bitcoin Cash labeled water bottles; Pricerite, a supermarket chain, has started accepting cryptocurrency, and Kowloon Bay retail concept store which offers crypto to Hongkong dollars (HDK) interconversion.
A report shared by ING has revealed that cryptocurrency adoption shows the trend is going south ward in Europe. The survey has been conducted in twelve countries across Europe which also includes in the United States and Australia and shows that the respondents have expressed their wariness about cryptocurrency potential to transform economies in the future.
An announcement has been made by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) regarding their intention to accelerate the development of its cryptocurrency. Apart from that, PBoC has also shared that they should accelerate the research and the development of its digital currency and paying attention to the domestics and foreign currency and strengthen their financial risk remediation.
The 88-year-old star, William Shatner may feature in Quentin Tarantino’s potential Star Trek flick. The actor who is a well known crypto proponent has also recently launched a startup which seeks to digitize the value of precious items and was also involved in a solar-powered bitcoin mining operation in Illinois. A comeback to mainstream acting would be good for his blockchain projects and the broader crypto industry.
The National Blockchain Task Force of Kenya has encouraged the cryptocurrency adoption in the country. The cabinet secretary for ICT of Kenya, Joe Mucheru commented, “It is indeed bold and interesting to hear your team recommend to the Central Bank of Kenya governor to not only set up a framework for digital currency but also by so doing, be the first ‘digital currency’ governor of the world.”
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.