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Who doesn’t want to learn about cryptocurrencies in the voice of Jim Parsons? An obvious feast for the crypto lovers this week was a segment on The Simpsons explaining Cryptocurrencies in Jim Parsons voice.  That, and mass adoption on ramps by Coinbase with introduction of Coinbase Visa cards. That’s not all, a lot continues to happen each week in the crypto space. 

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Cryptocurrencies explained by Jim Parsons on Simpsons

Whether the crypto will become mainstream anytime soon is an ongoing debate, here is what is not a debate – Jim Parsons has a knack for explaining anything, albeit in a nerdy way. His voice finds space on The Simpsons explaining crypto which is making waves in the crypto world. Watch for yourself.

Jim Parsons Explains Crypto Currency | Season 31 Ep. 13 | THE SIMPSONS

Jim Parsons explains crypto currency. Subscribe now for more The Simpsons clips: Watch more videos from The Simpsons: h…

India will have voting on blockchain

We have only heard negative news from India when it came to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, however, Government has always been clear that it is not against blockchain. Indian Government That rhetoric is now strengthened with Election Commissioner declaring that EC is working on a blockchain technology solution to account for ‘lost votes’. It is estimated that over 450 Million people migrate from their hometowns for various reasons and most of them never change their voting registration or exercise their voting rights due to the hassle of travel.  The blockchain technology solution is expected to link Aadhaar Card (India’s social security number) with the voting ID so that people can vote from anywhere in India without having to travel. Sunil Arora, chief election commissioner, said that “Election commission was close to solving this problem,” thanks to the blockchain technology solution. 

Enjin Platform is now live on Ethereum

According to the official announcement, Enjin’s gaming platform that enables users to trade gaming and non-gaming assets is now live.  “Our platform is designed to integrate seamlessly into new and existing games alike, providing a competitive edge to studios of all sizes and across all genres,” said Maxim Blagov, CEO of Enjin.  Enjin’s platform is expected to give access to tools that enable developers, players and anyone who want to trade digital assets over the gaming platform.  

Introducing the Enjin Platform | Now on Ethereum Mainnet

For more than two years, we’ve been building an integrated ecosystem to help blur the line between the imaginary and the real. Today, we’re thrilled to annou…

Sweden to launch digital currency pilot

Adding to the growing list of countries looking into issuing their own digital currencies, Sweden is negotiating an agreement with Accenture to create a digital currency pilot program, Reuters reported. This project will be used to understand the technology better and understand its scope, benefits and pitfalls.  

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Fidelity acquires stake in cryptocurrency exchange

Fidelity continues to steal limelight in the crypto space. You have noticed that Fidelity’s crypto news has been covered many times before and it has yet again made headlines. Bloomberg reported that “Fidelity International has acquired a HK$110.5 million ($14.2 million) stake in the operator of OSL, one of Asia’s biggest digital-asset platforms for professional investors.”  This transaction makes Fidelity 5.6% owner of the equity in BC Technology Group Ltd., one of Asia’s biggest digital asset platforms.

Coinbase becomes a Visa principal member

coinbaseCoinbase has announced that they have “become the first pure-play crypto company to be approved as a Visa principal member. Visa membership will enable us to further improve the customer experience, making it easier to spend cryptocurrency in everyday situations.” In spite of rants from the community about its high fees, Coinbase is indeed helping set the stage for the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies.  It’s crypto exchange platform is probably one of the best on-ramps for anyone dabbling with cryptos for the first time. With Visa card addition – Coinbase has set another milestone in making crypto mainstream.

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