You’ll Never Guess Who’s Paying Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Bills

Well, we’ve finally cleared up the mystery of who’s paying for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s security detail. As we thought, it’s that evil family of Harry’s that’s keeping the couple safe while they live the celebrity life in Los Angeles. Apparently, the couple believed that the British taxpayer would foot the bill! Who can remember when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry told us they were leaving the royal family for a life of financial independence? Maybe I’m mistaken, but I’ve always thought financial independence meant paying your own bills.…

Blockchain Jobs Are the Highest Paying Tech Roles in the UK

Digital lender, Capital on Tap, released figures that reveal Blockchain-related jobs offer the highest-paying salaries among all disruptive technology businesses in the UK. According to the UK-based firm, Blockchain has an average annual salary of GBP 75,000 (around $93041 USD). They also showed that the industry provides 544 permanent jobs throughout the country. The study highlights that disruptive technology is becoming an emerging force that is adhering to all industries, from virtual reality to 3D printing. United States still leads across the world The report highlights that the United States…

MARKETS DAILY: Geopolitical Impacts and Cars Paying Cars in Crypto?

With geopolitical events reverberating and bitcoin continuing its upward trend, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with news and analysis. No time to listen? scroll down for the complete episode transcript… More ways to Listen or Subscribe: On Today’s episode, International and Industry News Roundup, Cars paying each other for right of way and a new report on Crypto Liquidity It’s JANUARY 8, 2020, and you’re listening to Markets Daily, I’m Adam B. Levine, editor of Podcasts here at Coindesk, along with our senior markets reporter, Brad Keoun, to give you…

Japanese Financial Giant SBI Holdings Considers Paying Dividends in XRP

Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings is considering to pay shareholder dividends in the form of XRP tokens, following the same practice by its subsidiary MorningStar. After MorningStar started offering its shareholders dividends in XRP earlier this year, SBI CEO Yoshitaka Kitao revealed that the company is now considering to follow suit, Cointelegraph Japan reported on Dec. 5. SBI would launch the program during the fiscal year ending in March 2020, with Kitao further stating that it is opt-in. MorningStar’s XRP dividends grew SBI’s crypto business MorningStar Japan, an independent…

US State of Ohio Suspends Service for Paying Taxes With Bitcoin

Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague announced the immediate suspension of the OhioCrypto.com website that allows businesses to pay taxes with Bitcoin (BTC). In an Oct. 2 press release, Sprague announced that according to an internal review, approval by the Board of Deposit was required before Ohio launched the website that allowed businesses to pay taxes with digital currencies.  Furthermore, the State Board of Deposit has asked Attorney General Dave Yost to further research the legalities of how the crypto portal was set up and whether BitPay — the third-party processor that…

Bitcoin More Efficient for Paying Taxes than Bank Cards, Says Exchange

Evan Kuhn, the co-founder of Toronto-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinberry, has claimed Bitcoin (BTC) is more efficient for paying taxes than bank cards. As real estate news outlet Mansion Global reported on Aug. 22, Kuhn said his company takes much lower fees than the ones that card institutions impose on their clients, adding:  “A credit card company charges a 3% fee. […] Our fee is .5%, so that’s a lot more beneficial for the municipalities.” Bitcoin transaction fees six times lower than credit cards Coinberry acts as an intermediary because local…

CoinCorner Cryptocurrency Exchange Paying Staff Salaries in Bitcoin (BTC)

Staffers at CoinCorner, a British bitcoin trading venue and exchange founded in 2014, now receive part or all of their salaries in cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, ether, and XRP, via CoinCoiner Checkout, a crypto payments solution that eliminates the risks of price volatility for users, reports IOMToday on August 19, 2019. CoinCorner Fostering Bitcoin Adoption Per sources close to the matter, staffers at CoinCorner exchange have all shown interest in getting paid in bitcoin and supported altcoins like ether, XRP, and litecoin. Reportedly, the firm gave workers an option of getting paid…

Square Q2 Earnings: Bitcoin Gamble Paying Off, Specific Revenue Jumps

Payments firm Square announced a $125 million in revenue from Bitcoin through its mobile payments service, CashApp. Square entered the crypto space, much to the dismay of traditional players, and have established themselves as a strong brand capable of understanding consumer needs. Their last earnings report was dismal, but since the renewal of the bull market, Square seems to be going strong, August 1, 2019. Earnings Details and Future Outlook Square’s stock price tanked after their numbers fell below the guidance previously issued by the company. While this is negative…

Money Managers are Paying Big Bucks to Interpret Your Bitcoin Tweets

Algorithms that can decode market sentiment are making waves in the institutional crypto landscape, a July 17 report from Reuters claims.  An Arms Race for Algorithms With the resounding return of Bitcoin’s (BTC) volatility amid an ever-hotter crypto market, hedge funds and asset managers are increasingly turning to software developers to help them interpret and harness sentiment signals to their advantage. Bin Ren — CEO of Alan Howard-owned Elwood Asset Management — told Reuters that the soaring interest in developing algorithms capable of identifying price clues from the tumultuous social…

BrewDog Now Lets You Buy Company Shares Paying With 10 Cryptocurrencies

Scottish craft beer brewery BrewDog has extended its latest crowdfunding to allow investors to buy shares in the form of cryptocurrency, the company tweeted on July 4.  BrewDog’s crowdfunding project, so-called “Equity for Punks” now accepts ten cryptocurrencies to become a shareholder. The supported cryptos include bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), bitcoin SV (BSV), ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC), ripple (XRP), OmiseGO (OMG), Qtum (QTUM), Augur (REP), and 0x (ZRX), as BrewDog stated in a recent blog post. Launched back in 2010, Equity for Punks program allows investors to buy a…