A smart investor knows their investment, and we’ve kept an eye on breaking cryptocurrency and bitcoin news that you might’ve missed. Here’s what happened to cryptocurrency’s in the news so far for January: Let us know if you spotted any news we should include for our next roundup!
KFC in Canada Now Accepts Bitcoin
As it turns out, not just will KFC stores in Canada be testing bitcoin as a payment option in stores, they will also run the limited edition Bitcoin Bucket offer containing “10 original recipe tenders, waffle fries, a medium side, a medium gravy and two dips” – hey, why doesn’t South Africa get the option of waffle fries? We want our fries!
Bitcoin Conference Won’t Let You Pay with Bitcoin
According to Naked Security, in a weird twist of irony, the Bitcoin Conference attendance fee is $1, 000 – but not payable in bitcoin, for some reason.
Goldman-Sachs Caves: Bitcoin is Money
The global investment banking group Goldman-Sachs has admitted in a public statement that bitcoin and cryptocurrency is “as good as money” – it’s taken a while for cryptocurrency to gain mainstream acceptance, and we’re glad to see that more progress is being made in the field. Cheers!
Bitcoin-only charity pledges up to $4 million for PTSD research
According to Coin Telegraph, a bitcoin only charity has put their weight behind researching potential treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and they’ve pledged up to four million for the cause. Cryptocurrency has had a massive impact on the world so far, and we’d like to see more charitable efforts coming from the massively powerful world of cryptocurrencies.
SARS to provide tax rules on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in next few months
According to an article on BusinessTech – and the spokesperson of SARS – South Africans can expect to see the South African Revenue Service (SARS) having their say on cryptocurrency in South Africa in a report expected to be released later this year.
Reliance Jio planning own currency called JioCoin
One of the largest tech companies in India has just announced their entry into the cryptocurrency game with the start of a new currency called JioCoin. Will it work? At this point only time will tell what happens to players this new in the cryptocurrency world!
Uproar over crackdown on cryptocurrencies divides South Korea
Okay, so cryptocurrencies aren’t popular in all parts of the world right now. Unfortunately, South Korea is one of those parts – and it’s, at least slightly, affected the value of bitcoin as a whole.
Charitable cryptocurrency Wishcoin to generate funding for charities
Well, we said we like reading about more charitable acts in the world of bitcoin, and though this was posted right at the end of last year, we’d like to stick it in January’s news roundup. Wishcoin was set up as a cryptocurrency platform specifically for donating to charity. Definitely worth checking out, over here.