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Brandon Keys

Brandon is a data analyst who enjoys writing about bitcoin and finance. He is the co-founder of Green Candle Investments, a bitcoin and finance media company.

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News   -   Apr 27, 2022 Bitcoin Education Center to Spring up in Central America
Bitcoin Education Center to Spring up in Central America

A Slovakian Bitcoin miner named Dušan Matuska strives to become a Bitcoin educator on a small island of Roatán, Honduras. Matuska plans to use a previous Montessori school building to create an education center in a special economic zone called Próspera. Currently, Próspera accepts Bitcoin as legal tender.  Matuska was

by Brandon Keys
News   -   Apr 20, 2022 Australia Launches First Bitcoin ETF
Australia Launches First Bitcoin ETF

The Cosmos Asset Management’s Bitcoin ETF will be listed next week on the Cboe trading platform in Australia and is the first Bitcoin ETF available in Australia. The Bitcoin ETF will invest in Canada’s Purpose Bitcoin ETF that went live last year. In order for the ETF to

by Brandon Keys
News   -   Mar 31, 2022 EU Takes "Anti-Money Laundering" Stance Against Anonymous Crypto Transactions
EU Takes "Anti-Money Laundering" Stance Against Anonymous Crypto Transactions

The European Parliament voted in favor of an anti-money laundering legislation which requires every crypto transfer be reported to authorities. The legislation cites the use of “unhosted wallets” as potential avenues for money laundering.  The report states that the EU’s Transfer of Funds Regulation (TFR) is looking to regulate

by Brandon Keys
News   -   Mar 24, 2022 Florida to Receive Tax Payments in Crypto
Florida to Receive Tax Payments in Crypto

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state is working on a plan to allow businesses to pay corporate taxes in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Florida and DeSantis have gained a reputation for embracing the adoption of Bitcoin and blockchain technology and have welcomed innovation. DeSantis along with the city of

by Brandon Keys
News   -   Mar 22, 2022 US Senate Banking Committee's Hearing on Digital Assets and Illicit Finance
US Senate Banking Committee's Hearing on Digital Assets and Illicit Finance

On March 17th, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee held a hearing titled “Understanding the Role of Digital Assets in Illicit Finance,” which covered a broad range of topics. Issues such as how Russia could use digital assets to avoid sanctions and whether or not they should be allowed to,

by Brandon Keys
News   -   Mar 16, 2022 Wasabi Wallet to Blacklist CoinJoin Bitcoin Transactions
Wasabi Wallet to Blacklist CoinJoin Bitcoin Transactions

Wasabi announced that it will bar certain Bitcoin transactions from its service using CoinJoins. Wasabi’s Bitcoin Wallet is known for its mechanism that helps users coordinate CoinJoins. CoinJoining is a method of mixing coins to protect users’ privacy on the public ledger by essentially conducting multiple transactions into a

by Brandon Keys
News   -   Mar 15, 2022 El Salvador Ready to Launch First Bitcoin Bonds
El Salvador Ready to Launch First Bitcoin Bonds

The country of El Salvador planned to launch Bitcoin backed bonds in just six months after making Bitcoin legal tender. The tentative timing for the launch of the bond was between March 15th and 20th, but according to the financial minister Alejandro Zelaya the launch may be delayed due to

by Brandon Keys
News   -   Mar 10, 2022 Dubai's First Crypto Regulation Laws
Dubai's First Crypto Regulation Laws

In January of 2022, Dubai’s Chamber of Digital Economy organized the city’s first one of a kind summit to attract venture capitalists for financing start-ups. This summit was created to expand and double the amount of digital companies run out of Dubai. Soon after, Dubai is now adopting

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