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Apartment Sold for Bitcoin in Portugal After New Regulation Allows Property Deals in Crypto

An apartment in Portugal has changed hands, with the buyer paying directly in cryptocurrency in a reported first for the country. The home was purchased for 3 bitcoins without conversion to euros, under a new regulation permitting real estate deals with digital currencies. Buyer Pays With Bitcoin for Apartment in Braga, Portugal A three-room (two-bedroom) …

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Global Payments Partners with Bakkt, Offering Crypto and Loyalty Programmes

Bakkt Holdings, Inc – a fintech firm that provides crypto solutions – announced on Monday a strategic alliance with Global Payments Inc – a US firm that offers payment technology and services to merchants, issuers and consumers – to expand use cases of cryptocurrencies. The strategic partnership will see Global Payments enable crypto redemption to …

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Chip supply issues are still giving some of world’s biggest companies a major headache

KEY POINTS Apple CFO Luca Maestri said supply constraints related to Covid-19 could hurt sales by between $4 billion and $8 billion. Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark said that the Finnish telco would have grown faster in the last quarter had it not been for supply chain issues. The lockdowns in China are adding to short-term …

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