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El Salvador’s biggest bank is now accepting bitcoin payments

El Salvador’s biggest bank is now accepting bitcoin payments

advertisement Clients of El Salvador’s largest bank, Bancoagrícola, will now be able to pay down their loans and credit card bills in bitcoin. They can also now use the cryptocurrency to purchase goods and services from merchants connected to the bank’s payment gateway. Bancoagrícola, founded in 1955 and now owned by Grupo Bancolombia, has tapped …

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How Antonio Juliano plans to make DeFi platform dYdX ‘one of the biggest crypto exchanges, period’

How Antonio Juliano plans to make DeFi platform dYdX ‘one of the biggest crypto exchanges, period’

Quick Take dYdX has just raised $65 million in a round led by Paradigm. The derivatives exchange launched a new Layer 2 solution earlier this year in the hope of making the platform less costly to use. Founder Juliano now wants to take on the likes of Binance, Huobi and FTX. This feature story is …

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Ethereum's biggest mining pools take opposing stances on EIP-1559 plan

Ethereum’s biggest mining pools take opposing stances on EIP-1559 plan

Two of the three largest Ethereum mining pools are the latest to take a public stance on Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP)-1559, a proposed protocol update that could reduce miners’ transactional revenues. F2Pool, currently the third-largest Ethereum pool with about 11% of the network’s hashrate, has said it supports the EIP-1559 proposal in a post on …

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Vaccine News: The Biggest Macro Event Since March

Vaccine News: The Biggest Macro Event Since March

According to the bright minds of FinTwit, the biggest event isn’t the U.S. presidential election but today’s Pfizer vaccine update. Our main discussion: The stock market soars on promising Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trials.  The S&P 500 and DJIA hit new all-time highs after Pfizer announced its experimental vaccine had prevented COVID-19 in 90% of patients. …

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Coinbase Custody is the biggest Tezos staking service, despite charging higher fees

Coinbase Custody is the biggest Tezos staking service, despite charging higher fees

Coinbase Custody is the largest operator of a Tezos staking validator, despite charging higher fees. The firm is staking over 65 million XTZ as of March 30, according to research conducted by The Block’s John Dantoni. Coinbase Custody launched its staking service in April 2019. That equates to more than $110 million at today’s XTZ …

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