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From Trezor CEO to Casa’s Head of Strategy: How Alena Vranova Is Disrupting the Crypto Wallet Space

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For this instalment of Women in Crypto, we chat to the former CEO of Trezor Wallet, Alena Vranova. We discover what it was like to be a part of the first hardware wallet and how Alena contributed to the wallet’s success.

Continuing to make waves in the crypto space, we discover Alena’s newest venture Casa, which is making the complex world of multi-signatures easy.

Is Halal Currency the Next Big Thing? Here’s Why 1.6 Billion Muslims Care

A mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, catches the sunset.

Crypto firm X8Currency recently received Shari’a certification from Islamic scholars ahead of expansion into the Middle East.

The Swiss-based company calls itself “the ultimate safe haven for crypto investors,” and its X8X utility token was well-received in Europe. Now, X8Currency is keen to bring its services to an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world.

How Bitcoin Babe Overcame the Worst to Become Australia’s Top Trader

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This week on Women in Crypto, we sit down with Michaela Juric (aka Bitcoin Babe) and learn about how she overcame adversity on her journey to the top.

Opening up about her struggles with mental illness as a young adult, we gain a rare insight into how the 24 year old became the number one Bitcoin trader.

Bitcoin Cash’s Latest Hard Fork

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On November 15th, Bitcoin Cash underwent its latest hard fork separating the network into two different blockchains.

Planting the Crypto Seeds of Good

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As recent fundraiser for Michael Rogers – aka “Trolley Man” – shows, it’s no doubt how powerful platforms like Kickstarter and GoFundMe can be.

However, for some, these centralised platforms are not always accessible – something that crypto platform Seeds is working to address.

Canada Just Got a Huge New Bitcoin Mining Farm Running on Clean Hydroelectric Power

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A new, powerful Bitcoin mining farm has recently opened. Canadian blockchain technology company, DMG Blockchain Solutions, is behind one of the largest facilities of this type in Northern America.

Blockchain Startup Mattereum Takes Home $9 Million Violin

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Fancy part of a Picasso painting? Want to play a Stradivarius violin or spend the night in an Italian palace?

According to Mattereum, these dreams might not be so far-fetched.

8 Organisations That Accept Cryptocurrency Donations

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Charities, NGOs and other nonprofits rely on donations to continue their missions. Some of these organisations support global causes, such as poverty or fighting AIDS. Others focus on a local community, such as various Make-A-Wish foundations across the globe. Depending on the cause closest to their heart, people make one-time or periodic donations to these charities by wire transfer or various online payment methods.

Moving with the times, many organisations added a new form of accepting donations. In particular, cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Mining Goes Old School in Norway

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Northern Bitcoin is taking crypto mining underground – literally.

Citing better security and climate, the group has partnered with Lefdal Data Centre to store mining machines deep within an old mineral mine.

Lition: The Blockchain Project That Brings Affordable Clean Energy to German Households

As you already know, blockchain is not used just for crypto transactions. As a matter of fact, it has a vast number of use cases in various industries. One German startup uses the technology in its daily operations as licensed energy supplier. Founded earlier in 2018, Lition is already available to 41 million households in over 10 major cities across Germany.