Brazil’s Largest Brokerage Firm May Be Launching an OTC Bitcoin Exchange (bitcoinmagazine.com)

Brazil is home to half of South America’s population and wealth, and right now, the country’s largest investment broker firm may be primed to launch an over-the-counter (OTC) bitcoin exchange.XP Investimentos has not made any official announcements on the matter, but according to reports in…

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Largest Irish Residential Property Developer Building Homes for Bitcoin

According to Raidió Teilifís Éireann — a semi-state company and the national public service broadcaster of the Republic of Ireland — the country's largest homebuilding company plans on accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. Hagan Homes, based out of Ballyclare, will be the first home construction …
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Republican Candidate Austin Petersen Accepts the Largest Campaign Contribution Paid in BTC (news.bitcoin.com)

This week the Republican Senate candidate Austin Petersen announced he accepted the largest federal election campaign contribution settled in digital currency. Petersen, a former Libertarian, has received a total of 24 cryptocurrency donations this year, and the largest was for 0.284 BTC ($ 4,500 USD).
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Russia’s Largest Bank Caught Employees Mining For Crypto (news.bitcoin.com)

Russia’s largest bank, the state-controlled Sberbank, has reiterated that it is not mining cryptocurrencies. However, the bank says that it has often caught its employees crypto mining using the bank’s equipment.
Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies
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