Cryptocurrencies could become mainstream payment solution within next decade finds new report

  New research from Imperial College London and eToro argues cryptocurrencies are already fulfilling one of three main criteria of money   Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin offer a viable evolutionary ‘next step’ for money and have the potential to become a mainstream form of payment within the next decade. This is the central finding of new academic research from Imperial and eToro.   In a research report published today – Cryptocurrencies: Overcoming Barriers to Trust and Adoption – Professor William Knottenbelt from Imperial College London and Dr. Zeynep Gurguc from Imperial…

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Bermuda’s Virtual Currency Business Act passes through the House of Commons, UK

Late last Friday, April 27th, Bermuda’s Virtual Currency Business Act passed through the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. This week, the bill will go through the Senate and should the bill pass, it will be the most comprehensive regulation of its kind, covering the issuing, selling or redeeming tokens and cryptocurrencies, ICOs, crypto exchanges, crypto wallets and other crypto service vendors.     Joseph Weinberg, OECD Think Tank Special advisor and Chairman of Shyft, a blockchain KYC/AML solution, and Loretta Joseph, OECD Think Tank Leader, Shyft advisor and…

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