Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship Program to Accept Payment in Cryptocurrencies, Euros

Antigua & Barbuda’s Parliament this Monday amended the Citizenship by Investment Act to allow for cryptocurrencies, as well as euros, to be used as forms of payment for applications to the country’s citizenship by investment program. Prime Minister Gaston Browne expects the move to open new markets and to help mitigate the de-risking problem from

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Several Successful Cases of Citizenships for Bitcoin Already, Says Vanuatu Information Centre Boss Harris

During an exclusive interview with Investment Migration Insider, head of the Vanuatu Information Centre, James Harris, revealed three separate pieces of major news: One, the price of the Vanuatu Development and Support Programme (the DSP, effectively a CIP) has been reduced. Two, his office has already successfully processed several cases of citizenship by investment in Vanuatu with

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CIP-Crypto Romance Continues as Dubai-Firm Opens for Payments in Digital Currency

Dubai-based investment migration firm Brookes and Partners yesterday revealed they would begin accepting payments for their citizenship and residence by investment-related services in Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple. The decision to facilitate crypto-payments, CEO Gareth Brookes told Investment Migration Insider, came partly as a result of requests from clients, which have been increasing in frequency

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Clarifications on the Vanuatu DSP’s Bitcoin Adoption

News of the Vanuatu Development Support Program’s decision to accept payments in bitcoin caught the world’s attention this last week. The hitherto obscure island nation is now mentioned in the same breath as Switzerland, Estonia, Japan, Australia and other countries of the cryptocurrency vanguard and the country has established itself virtually overnight as a tech-friendly

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Cryptocurrency Payments Are the Solution to the Caribbean’s Correspondent Banking Problem

Opinion of the editor: The week before last, in Bangkok, I had several days of meetings with the government of Vanuatu, the Vanuatu Information Centre and blockchain-based due diligence firm KYC-Chain. To make a long story short, I was able to clarify to some members of parliament of the tiny Pacific nation why deciding to

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Vanuatu Citizenship Program to Accept Bitcoin Payments, Pilot Block Chain-Based Due Diligence

Press Release: Vanuatu DSP to Accept Payment in Bitcoin  The Vanuatu Information Centre (VIC) is pleased to convey that, effective immediately, applicants to Vanuatu’s DSP Citizenship Program will have the opportunity to make payments in Bitcoin, through the Vanuatu Information Centre. The Government of Vanuatu, represented by Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Hon Andrew

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“Bitcoin Jesus” Settles Dispute with NTL, Oveson and Levera Developers

The much-publicized conflict between Roger Ver, an American-born entrepreneur who was among the earliest and most vocal proponents of Bitcoin, and Robert Martin Oveson, an affiliate of NTL Trust through his marketing of the Levera development in Grenada, has been “settled to everyone’s satisfaction” according to a statement. The statement posted by Roger Ver himself

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