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The month-long project will test the use of digital currency to support local businesses during a peak tourist event in the city.
In recent weeks Hamas has changed the donation mechanism, with its website generating a new digital wallet with every transaction.
Bitcoin surged to near $20,000 in late 2017, the peak of a bubble driven by retail investors that pushed cryptocurrencies onto the agenda of mainstream financial firms.
The latest tumble leaves bitcoin more than 40 percent down from the record highs of around $20,000 reached in mid-December.
The shift in sentiment towards ICOs could incentivize more Israeli start-ups to enter the ICO market.
By BOB MASON/FXEMPIRE
There have been public complaints that Israeli banks were making it difficult for some customers to transfer money from their accounts to buy bitcoin.
The two will determine how blockchain can assist with automated programs that function without human participation.
By MAX SCHINDLER
Being versed in this new world is as important now as being versed in the Internet was for those growing up in the 1990s.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The Bank of Israel has been examining the possibility of a state-sponsored currency for several months.
Bitcoin – a digital payment method – has taken off in the past few months.
Tel Aviv start-up Cyberwrite has started to develop an underwriting platform for cyber insurance policies.
The latest fall has tempered an astronomical rise for the cryptocurrency in recent months - bitcoin was up almost 1,100 percent year-to-date on Wednesday.
By ABHINAV RAMNARAYAN/REUTERS
Israeli companies on board with cryptocurrency technology that has helped revamp archaic banking systems.
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