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Bitcoin rises to new record high as Mastercard plans to allow crypto transactions
Bitcoin rises to new record high as Mastercard plans to allow crypto transactions
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Credit card company Mastercard has announced that it will enable transactions with cryptocurrencies in the future - pushing the bitcoin price, which has been rising for weeks, even higher.

Bitcoin rose to a new all-time high of $48,481. This means that bitcoin is taking aim at the round mark of 50,000 US dollars for the first time.

Technology • Internet & Web
Twitter CEO announces funding of "an initiative around an open decentralized standard for social media"
Twitter CEO announces funding of "an initiative around an open decentralized standard for social media"
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Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack has stated in a series of tweets that Twitter is working on a future of social media and doing their "part by funding an initiative around an open decentralized standard for social media." The technology called Bluesky will be blockchain-based and Twitter intends to "ultimately be a client of this standard."

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak starts new company focusing on blockchain technology
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak starts new company focusing on blockchain technology
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The now 70 year old Apple co-founder Wozniak has set up a new technology company called Efforce, a decentralized, block chain-based platform designed to enable energy savings to be traded. On the trading platform, contributors can make financial contributions to projects of other companies that aim to improve their energy efficiency. Participants will benefit by receiving crypto tokens that represent the value of the energy savings made possible by such projects.