Sunday Feb 09, 2020
Sunday Feb 09, 2020
Jonathan Keim, communications director of CryptoCurrencyWire, appeared to be standing in front of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge as he gave his weekly news update. Turned out he was simply having a little extra fun with a popular video-conferencing application. His trio of newsbreaks kicked off with a press release (http://ccw.fm/bz3NS) titled ‘CryptoCurrencyWire Collaborates with ELEV8 to Serve as Official NewsWire for Full Slate of 2020 Events’.
This should be no surprise to the crypto community. CryptoCurrencyWire (CCW) and ELEV8 go way back, and ELEV8 was one of the first event managers with which CCW partnered. ELEV8 is set to host four major conferences in 2020, with the first in New York City, scheduled for April 14-15, 2020. Two back-to-back forums follow in San Francisco, running August 11-12 and August 12-13, 2020. To end the year, ELEV8 returns to the Big Apple for an event slated for December 8-9.
Next up, Keim reported (http://ccw.fm/r9Lch) that the ‘IMF credits CBI for Caribbean economic growth and encourages digital currency as St. Kitts and Nevis passes virtual assets bill’. The Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI) operated by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis grants citizenship to investors who contribute at least $150,000 to its Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) or spend $200,000 purchasing real estate on the islands.
The IMF says that the CBI played a major factor in the twin-island nation’s economic growth. The IMF press notice also floated the idea that introducing a digital currency might “solidify the monetary union by raising payment’s efficiency.” St. Kitts and Nevis belongs to a monetary union – the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union – along with seven other small Caribbean states.
Finally, Keim shared a release (http://ccw.fm/6TyrP) titled ‘Bitcoin Depot Surpasses 500 ATM Mark, Making It the Largest ATM Network in the World’. Bitcoin Depot, likely the fastest-growing multi-cryptocurrency ATM network in the world, has now installed more than 500 ATMs worldwide, making it the largest blockchain ATM network in the world. Initiatives like this provide a trusted bridge between the digital and fiat worlds, Keim noted.