Kotani Pay, a Kenya based digital currency on and off-ramp service provider, has entered into an agreement wherein it will enable the transfer of universal basic income (UBI) payments to African refugees. Working in conjunction with the Refugee Integration Organisation (RIO) and Impact Market, the fintech start-up, which uses the Celo blockchain, will use its platform to ensure payments reach the intended beneficiaries.

Using the Blockchain Without the Internet

According to Kotani Pay’s recent post on Medium, the start-up’s partnership with RIO and Impact Market will also see non-smartphone holders benefitting. Commenting on this unique feature, Kotani Pay said:

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The Texas-based Blockcap Incorporated revealed the blockchain and mining firm has mined approximately 544 bitcoins during the first quarter of 2021. Blockcap says the $33 million worth of bitcoin stems from the firm’s fleet of 12,176 mining rigs.

Blockcap Rakes in 544 Bitcoins

During the last three months, bitcoin (BTC) markets have seen phenomenal gains and alongside the price rises bitcoin miners are pulling in profits. This week the Austin-based firm Blockcap revealed its Q1 earnings in terms of bitcoin (BTC) revenue. The company has acquired $33 million or 544 bitcoins during the first quarter. Bitcoin.com News recently reported on Blockcap moving its headquarters to Austin.

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A Tweet from Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) earlier on Saturday morning brought this to his followers’ attention. The Tweet links to data that shows that BTC, already the world’s most valuable cryptocurrency by market cap, now ranks 6th in the world for all companies. With a market cap of over $1.1 trillion as of April 17th, BTC beats out Facebook’s $869 billion. It now only ranks below Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. 

CZ revealed in an interview earlier this month that almost 100% of his net worth, nearly $2 billion, is invested in cryptocurrency.

Is it all good for BTC?
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LAS VEGAS — Chris McAlary is the founder of Las Vegas-based Coin Cloud.

The concept is simple: like your average ATM, you exchange cryptocurrency like Bitcoin for dollars, and vice versa.

McAlary says his business is the world's largest network of two-way digital currency kiosks, with 2,000 worldwide, 16 right here in Las Vegas.

But in the next few months, he's expecting to see the business grow in a big way.

"Going from roughly around 2,000 today to 10,000 by end of year," McAlary said. "Five-hundred percent"

McAlary says the popularity and interest are soaring.

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Back in mid-February, Bitcoin.com News reported on Miami’s Mayor Francis Suarez supporting the idea of the city holding bitcoin in the treasury and allowing tax payments in bitcoin as well. On April 15, 2021, reports show that the city may introduce the tax payments concept soon, as the District 8 county commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins has pushed for the invocation of a Miami-Dade digital currency task force.

A Resolution for a Cryptocurrency Task Force Has Been Submitted to an Infrastructure Committee in Miami-Dade

A few years ago at The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) in Miami, Mayor Francis Suarez told the audience that he wanted the city to become a cryptocurrency and blockchain hub ... Read more »

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