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Helsinki Unveils Europe's First Bitcoin ATM | Zero Hedge

Helsinki Unveils Europe's First Bitcoin ATM | Zero Hedge | Finland | Scoop.it

While Canada has had Bitcoin ATMs for over a month, bringing the virtual currency closer to mainstream acceptance; Bittiraha.fi reports that at one of the busiest spots in Helsinki, the Finns have opened the first permanent Bitcoin ATM installation in Europe. With the Chinese shunning the crypto-currency for now but the Swiss inching towards a broader acceptance, the appearance of ATMs (like this one at a well-known Finnish record store in the Helsinki railway station) will only serve to stoke the public interest.

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MTV3 Poll: Majority of Finns think euro will fail - YLE News

MTV3 Poll: Majority of Finns think euro will fail - YLE News | Finland | Scoop.it

A majority of Finns believe the euro currency will crumble.

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Euro-Doom Is Fantasy, Why the Currency Won't Collapse - Bloomberg

Euro-Doom Is Fantasy, Why the Currency Won't Collapse - Bloomberg | Finland | Scoop.it
 Consider the growth performance of four relatively small and comparable European countries, two of which are in the euro area (Finland and the Netherlands) ...

 

In Finland, a euro-area member that underwent a similar crisis in the 1990s, and the problem becomes clear. A comparison of Finland with fellow Scandinavian Sweden suggests that adopting the euro made no difference at all to economic performance. The correct conclusion is that selecting countries and years is simply not an acceptable way of building an argument. There may be a case against the single currency’s viability, but it has to be based on firmer ground.

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