The Best in Crypto – 2/14/18

US: Arizona State Senate Passes Bill To Allow Tax Payments To Be Made in Bitcoin

On Feb. 8, Senate passed the bill allowing residents to pay their taxes with cryptocurrencies (Cointelegraph).

Major Crypto Exchange Kraken CEO Tells Traders To Do Own Research, Not Rely On Exchanges

On Feb. 13, Jesse Powell said that crypto traders must be responsible for the risks in investing in cryptocurrency, minimizing the role of exchanges in volatile investment (Cointelegraph).

CSE Aims To Be Canada’s First Blockchain Platform For Trade Clearing and Settlement 

With plans to apply to regulators for recognition of the new clearinghouse, Upstart stock-trading platform aims to create competition in securities clearing and settlement using Blockchain technology (Financial Post).

Bitcoin Industry Grapples With Age-Old Problem of Inheritance

The death of an early Bitcoin miner leaves his father without access to his coins – one example of this common problem (Bloomberg).

Bank of Thailand Bans Banks From Cryptocurrency Activities

Thai Central Bank prohibited financial institutions in the country from five crypto activities: investing, trading and exchanging cryptocurrency, creating platforms and allowing clients to purchase cryptocurrency with credit cards (Cointelegraph).

Crypto Is Now Fastest Growing Donation For Fidelity Charity Arm 

The global charity revealed it has received $69 million in Bitcoin and Ether in 2017 from 169 donors (Coindesk).

The Use of Blockchain Outside of the Cryptocurrency Market 

The additional uses of the Blockchain technology in the sectors of utilities, health, services and elections (Medium: Ivan Zaytsev)

Cryptocurrency and the Economics of a Third World Country

Emphasis on the opportunity cryptocurrency can bring to the people of Venezuela, despite, and because of, the poverty and corruption the government has created (Medium: Nimbus Token/Storm Williams)

Nice Podcast on Ethereum (Megaphone).

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