Samsung has quietly added Bitcoin (BTC) to its blockchain app store. Their latest smartphones will now support bitcoin in its Keystore Blockchain. Previously, Keystore only supported the Ethereum blockchain (and ERC20 tokens).
Blockchain startup Bitfury, the company which has recently hit a valuation of more than 1 billion dollars, launched an artificial intelligence unit (AI) to dig deeper and investigate data.
PBoC, the People’s Bank of China has stated that its digital currency can now be considered ready. According to Mu Changchun, deputy director of the bank, a prototype that adopts blockchain architecture has developed successfully after five years of research.
In an official legal ruling, the tax authorities in New Zealand declare that paying in bitcoin only applies to wages or salaries. As an independent entrepreneur, you cannot use this. The notice also contains more information about taxes and your refund.
A broader adoption of Bitcoin on the way: a Dutch man sells a house for 30 Bitcoin. A Brabant man sells his house for bitcoin, while someone from Arnhem makes his purchases with the largest cryptocurrency.
Elliptic, a research firm in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), investigated more than 200,000 transactions in the Bitcoin network for their connection with criminal activity.