Despite its significant increase in the last quarter of 2017, the value of Bitcoin has since gone down to $6,600 from its record-breaking $20,000.
According to Eurostat, quarterly growth in the eurozone is down 0.4% compared with 0.7% in the last quarter of 2017.
The news, which came as a pleasant surprise to those who had mined bitcoin some years ago, reignited the debate of whether or not crypto-currencies were compatible with Islamic laws.
While Blockchain is often associated with crypto trading, its scope goes much further. The city of Austin, for instance, has identified potential for another use: improving identity services for the homeless.
TAFTA is the transatlantic free trade agreement secretly negotiated between the European Union and the United States since 2013. The treaty aims to do away with trade barriers and regulations on both sides of the Atlantic, to create a vast free-trade area and thus stimulate the economy of signatories.