Traditionally, governments have held a monopoly over the economic systems and financial barter used in their nation. Today, however, with all the possibilities inherent in robust cryptocurrencies, large multinationals like Facebook, Twitter, and Google/YouTube see new opportunities to embed financial operations in their core business model.
Latin America’s largest e-commerce giant Mercado Libre will end more than 20,000 crypto ads from March 19 after banning cryptocurrency on its platform, according to a report from the daily hodl.
It has been suggested that coffee giant Starbucks could soon begin accepting Bitcoin payments from its U.S. customers after reportedly planning to support payment software under development by soon-to-launch cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt, according to a March 4. report by The Block.
Recently hacked cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has cited a slight delay to its plans to reopen its trading platform Monday, and has set a new launch target for Tuesday March 5.
The South Australian Government will conduct the country’s first official election using a blockchain voting system, according to a report by Micky News.