Data published by Arcane Research suggests that major P2P crypto platforms have struggled to take off in Iran and Lebanon.
When we talk about the role of Bitcoin (BTC) or blockchain in business, we are talking about either business ventures building blockchain/cryptocurrency systems, products or infrastructure; or the integration and adoption of cryptocurrency in existing enterprises as a supported payment method.
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency businesses face incredible challenges on two fronts: regulation and adoption.
Over the years, many high-profile crypto businesses such as some of the leading exchanges have had to move operations across the country or to other countries entirely to avoid severely inhibiting regulatory constraints in certain jurisdictions.
At the same time, mainstream adoption by individuals and established businesses is a very steep uphill battle for entrepreneurs as they attempt to make crypto more accessible and compelling to enterprises and laypeople alike.
Stay tuned as we chronicle blockchain and cryptocurrency’s shifting role in the world of business.
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Shortly after it was revealed PayPal will launch crypto payments in 2021, rumors are circulating that the payments giant is looking to purchase a digital asset custodian.6475
PayPal’s Bitcoin integration is “probably not because they want to spur healthy adoption,” explained SatoshiLabs.8339
It scores highly among the possible options to counteract inflation.13237
Bitstamp is replacing its CEO for the first time since the company’s establishment.3656
The CSO of CoinShares thinks that a payments-focused PayPal token could be forthcoming.5992
The platform is just the latest product in the fintech’s long-evolving blockchain solutions.3583
LGO exchange is a gateway for Voyager to access Europe.10861
Japanese residents can once again trade BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, and BCH on Kraken, two years after it pulled out of the country.1845
News of PayPal’s support for crypto assets has triggered a rally in the markets, with Bitcoin trading above $13,000 for the first time since July.9678
Mainstream investors apparently liked the company's turn towards crypto.10614
A project that started out in the Ethereum ecosystem may soon be a worthy adversary for the network.4026
Enterprise DeFi use could see a rise in 2021, but only if tokenization standards catch on with the mainstream.6110
After a number of issues, OKEx is back up to speed, sort of.5043