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Dec 29, 2019

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►Rakuten begins accepting loyalty points for cryptocurrencies
Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten is now allowing users to convert loyalty points earned on the platform into Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Core, or Ethereum.With approximately 107 million members registered in the second quarter of 2019, some refer to Rakuten as the “Amazon of Japan”.

LINK: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/51482/japans-amazon-rakuten-now-allows-users-to-convert-loyalty-points-to-bitcoin-ether-and-bitcoin-cash

►Cryptocurrency related Youtube Videos are being removed en masse
Various cryptocurrency-focused Youtube content creators have reported that their videos are being removed under the site’s content policies. The widespread removals have crypto Youtubers referring to the event as the “Christmas Crypto purge” of 2019.

LINK: https://news.bitcoin.com/speculation-abounds-regarding-youtubes-removal-of-crypto-content/
SOURCE:
https://news.bitcoin.com/youtube-christmas-purge-has-content-creators-pointing-to-these-alternate-platforms/

►Snowglobe, an Avalanche-based pre-consensus protocol for Bitcoin Cash, has been proposed
Software developer Tyler Smith published the protocol on GitHub, where he states the protocol “seeks to begin the process of utilizing pre-consensus techniques in order to create a faster, more scalable, and more secure Bitcoin Cash.”

LINK: https://news.bitcoin.com/meet-snowglobe-an-avalanche-based-pre-consensus-protocol-for-bch/
SOURCE: https://github.com/tyler-smith/snowglobe/blob/master/spec/snowglobe.md

►The Bitcoin.com Exchange partners with Moonpay
The partnership brings credit card payments to the exchange, bridging the fiat-crypto gap by giving users the option to buy cryptocurrencies with their credit/or debit cards.

LINK: https://medium.com/exchange-bitcoin-com/bitcoin-com-exchange-offering-fiat-support-in-collaboration-with-moonpay-713d53dbaa32

►100 BTC Casascius Bar recently redeemed worth over $700K
Mike Caldwell created the “Casascius physical bitcoin collection” in 2011, minting coins and bars that contained anywhere from 1 to 1,000 BTC.

LINK: https://news.bitcoin.com/someone-redeemed-a-100-btc-casascius-bar-worth-over-700k/


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