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.
Since the beginning of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) trend, blockchain-based decentralized financing models have been praised by many mainstream commentators for their clear advantages over traditional fundraising models. For entrepreneurs and project visionaries, the allure was the ability to quickly raise money globally, while everyday people became able to invest in lucrative early-stage projects that the traditional system would not allow them access to and were able to sell their investment much sooner than if they had to wait five or more years for their shares to be traded publicly.