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Chandler, Ariz., is taking bitcoin for water bills. (Chandler Utility Services Division)
Phoenix Suburb Now Takes Bitcoin for Utility Bills
Chandler, Arizona, will take PayPal-held bitcoin, ether and litecoin for water payments.
Chandler, Ariz., is taking bitcoin for water bills. (Chandler Utility Services Division)

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Chia Network to Help Costa Rican Government Track Climate Change
The blockchain and smart transaction platform will supply technical services for the Central American country’s climate change metrics system.
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France Trials CBDC, Blockchain for Government Bond Deals
The experiment is one of the EU’s largest to date, with nearly 500 transactions executed during trial.
Banque de France in Paris, France. (Nathan Laine/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Panamanian Congressman Presents Bill to Regulate Crypto
Gabriel Silva drafted legislation proposing the use of cryptocurrency as a means of payment for civil and commercial operations.
Panama Congressman Gabriel Silva (Rep-7)

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Investors See Possible El Salvador Bitcoin Embrace as Too Little to Move Market
El Salvador's announcement was largely ignored by markets, possibly due to the country's small size, analysts say.
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Has COVID-19 Made Biden’s Big Spending the New Normal?
The pandemic has made Americans increasingly open to getting help from the government. The Biden budget aims to make the most of those feelings.
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Ex-London Stock Exchange Chief Says UK Should Embrace Crypto Post-Brexit
"It is a good example of a policy area where independence allows us to be more agile," said Xavier Rolet and others in a blog post.
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Dubai Free Zone Becomes First UAE Government Entity to Accept Bitcoin
The free zone accepts payments in bitcoin, ether and the tether stablecoin.
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Australia's Blockchain Ecosystem Needs More Support From Regulators, Says Industry Body
Blockchain Australia CEO Steve Vallas believes the country is "well placed" when it comes to blockchain, but financial regulators need to take a more active role.
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India May Side-Step Parliament to Push Through Crypto Bill: Report
The bill would potentially kick off the development of a digital rupee while banning “private cryptocurrencies.”
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