Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Is Already at 40% of Average Fiat Currency Lifespan — 10 Years

Bitcoin (BTC) may only be ten years old, but it is about to match half the lifespan of the average fiat currency — while actually increasing in value. Average fiat dies in 27 years As Bitcoin statistician and commentator Willy Woo noted on Oct. 18, the largest cryptocurrency has been around 40% as long as the average government-issued currency. Woo was referencing a 2018 study by DollarDaze. Out of 775 fiat currencies past and present, researchers concluded the average lifespan is just 27 years. The longest-living fiat currency, the British…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Starts Accepting Fiat Currencies Through Alipay and WeChat

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has begun accepting fiat currencies through online payment service Alipay and mobile messaging and payment app WeChat, CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) confirmed in a tweet on Oct. 9. Zhao was quick to clarify that, while it is accepting fiat through the aforementioned services, it is not working directly with WeChat or Alipay. Zhao noted that users are still able to use them for peer-to-peer transactions.  The move follows the implementation of Binance’s peer-to-peer trading for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Tether (USDT) against the Chinese yuan…

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Ethereum 

Binance and Paxos Just Made It Easier to Exchange Stablecoins for Fiat

The biggest crypto exchange by volume Binance and digital asset Trust company Paxos have integrated a new fiat deposit gateway on Binance’s flagship trading platform.  According to a press release published on June 26, the gateway will enable traders to exchange fiat currency for the PAX Standard (PAX) stablecoin on the Paxos platform via wire transfer. The amount will then be reflected directly as a PAX-denominated balance in their Binance accounts. The press release claims that the new fiat on-ramp will foster increased PAX liquidity on the exchange and thus…

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Ethereum 

New Platform Converts Crypto to Fiat Without Know Your Customer Requirements

Cryptocurrency wallet MyEtherWallet (MEW) in collaboration with crypto finance firm Bity are releasing a platform to convert cryptocurrency to fiat without Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. MEW announced the news in a blog post published on Feb. 20. Per the announcement, users of the MEW V5 wallet are now able to exchange up to 5,000 Swiss Francs ($4,995) worth Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) to euros and Swiss francs without going through KYC requirements inside the wallet. Users can purportedly make the exchange from any part of the world. KYC…

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