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Bitpay Shuns Lightning and Liquid, Says Actual Bitcoin Payments Still Dominate

Bitpay won’t be using Lightning or Liquid any time soon, with actual Bitcoin payments still accounting for 95% of transactions. Pioneering crypto payments service Bitpay …

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Twetch Gets Suspended From Twitter in Wake of Trump ‘Fact-Check’ Storm

The Twitter account of BSV-based social media platform Twetch was suspended Thursday without warning, said Twetch co-founder Josh Petty.

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MIT Group Funding Shows Growing Crypto Trading Interest

An MIT startup focused on providing institutions better access to crypto trading technologies, recently secured millions in funding. Floating Point Group, or FPG, a startup …

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How Contact Tracing Can Be Effective While Guarding Privacy

A member of the Hyperledger Identity Working Group on how we can keep track of COVID-19 without giving up our digital rights.

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Analyst Who Helped Topple Crypto Child Exploitation Site Honored

Kim Reece is now a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. Criminal analyst, Kim Reece, has been nominated as a finalist …

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Bitcoin Will Replace Gold, Crypto Data Analytics Company CEO Says

Could Bitcoin, the world’s “digital gold,” replace physical gold in the future? As the world turns more digital, crypto’s pioneer asset Bitcoin (BTC) could take …

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Chinese Citizens Are Now Able to Inherit Cryptocurrency

China’s new civil code will include cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin to be part of the legal inheritance. The Thirteenth National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s …

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Analyst Who Helped Topple Crypto Child Exploitation Site Honored

Kim Reece is now a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. Criminal analyst, Kim Reece, has been nominated as a finalist …

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Market Wrap: Short Seller Liquidations Help Push Bitcoin Beyond $9,500

Bitcoin is riding high as short sellers in the crypto derivatives market get squeezed out, triggering automatic buy orders.

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Bitcoin Will Replace Gold, Crypto Data Analytics Company CEO Says

Could Bitcoin, the world’s “digital gold,” replace physical gold in the future? As the world turns more digital, crypto’s pioneer asset Bitcoin (BTC) could take …

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Chinese Citizens Are Now Able to Inherit Cryptocurrency

China’s new civil code will include cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin to be part of the legal inheritance. The Thirteenth National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s …

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Bitcoin Volatility Expected as $328M in BTC Derivatives Expire Friday

On May 29, CME BTC contracts expire, meaning Bitcoin price could experience volatility before and after the expiry. CME Bitcoin (BTC) futures and options markets …

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Twitter Evidence May Prove Hal Finney Is Not Satoshi

Evidence from 10 years old tweets helps eliminate Hal Finney as a viable Satoshi Nakamoto candidate. A tweet from 2010 may provide evidence that Hal …

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BitClave Search Engine Agrees to Pay Back $25M ICO in Settlement With SEC

BitClave will pay back over $25 million in a settlement with the SEC stemming from a 2017 token sale.

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Tether Explains Why It Hasn’t Burned Any USDT

Tether CTO cites the popularity of its ERC20 tokens as the reason why the company never burns them, but stores them in their ‘inventory’. Tether …

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Will Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Help Against Crypto YouTube Bans?

U.S. President Trump’s new executive order touches on media censorship, something crypto YouTubers know all too well. Those in the know expect President Trump to …

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Telegram CEO Donates 10 BTC to Pandemic Relief Effort

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov reportedly donated about $90,000 worth of bitcoin to help alleviate the financial burden of COVID-19 pandemic in Russia.

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The Geopolitical Implications of a Too-Strong Dollar, Feat. Brent Johnson

A macro expert joins to discuss why the U.S. dollar and economy are more broadly poised to suck the liquidity from the entire global economy.

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Torus Launches Key Management System to Streamline DeFi

Torus has launched its non-custodial key management solution, which is designed to bring web2.0-like user experiences to web3 applications. Crypto key management platform, Torus, has …

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A New Ransomware Deploys Human-Operated Attacks Against Healthcare Sector

Microsoft unveiled a new human-operated ransomware called “PonyFinal” that deploys the attack by launching manually a payload. Microsoft’s security team revealed a new ransomware that …

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Telegram CEO Donates 10 BTC to Charity Project in Russia

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov donates 10 BTC to a Russian charity project backed by a local political activist. Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of popular …

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SEC Comm: A Bitcoin ETF Could Help Fairly Price Grayscale’s GBTC

The SEC commissioner Hester Peirce believes that a Bitcoin ETF could help price more fairly Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC). In a Bloomberg interview, the SEC …

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Colombia Is The Ransomware Capital Of Latin America

A Colombian National Police report revealed that the country is the preferred target for ransomware attacks in Latin America. A study unveiled on May 28 …

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New York Man Charged With Trafficking Credit Card Info, Using Bitcoin to Launder Proceeds

Vitalii Antonenko, 28, has been indicted for allegedly stealing and selling reams of payment card data, the proceeds of which he laundered in bitcoin.

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Blockchain Bites: BlockTower Reports Returns After Goldman Sachs Denounces Bitcoin

BlockTower Capital reported 73% returns over the hedge fund’s lifetime, a day after Goldman Sachs said cryptos “are not an asset class.”

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Enigma Blockchain Has a New Name and a Privacy Boost in the Works

With 28 active validators, the vote was, in part, a move to bring the different core contributors under an identifiable single umbrella, even though they …

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Stellar Throws SatoshiPay a $500K Lifeline After Coronavirus Knocks Out Series A

Stellar’s Foundation converted its commitment into a loan to help SatoshiPay get through the next year.

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Electroneum to Launch Electricity Top-Ups Across Africa

Crypto payments network Electroneum takes aim at expanding to African countries with new electricity top-up feature. The blockchain-based digital payment project, Electroneum, will be launching …

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Libra Payments Can Boost Facebook’s Ads Business, Zuckerberg Says

Libra can make it easier for Facebook’s users to buy goods advertised on its platform, which would incentivize businesses to buy more ads, CEO Mark …

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Coinbase Extends Tezos Staking Rewards to 4 European Countries

Coinbase is rolling out its Tezos staking service to the U.K., Spain, France and the Netherlands.

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Compound’s Approach to DeFi Governance Starts With Giving Away COMP Tokens

Users of the Compound lending platform will begin earning COMP governance tokens in mid-June.

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How Blockchain Tech Is Revolutionizing Traditional Lotteries

There are many challenges in traditional lottery systems. Can distributed ledger technology help to solve them? In today’s evolving business world, industry leaders across the …

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Libra Will Allow Facebook to Spike Ad Prices, Zuckerberg Reportedly Says

Facebook’s ads business will get a bump due to Libra integration, Zuckerberg reportedly said at a shareholders meeting. The proposed Libra cryptocurrency will allow Facebook …

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Blockchain Development Firm Raises Nearly $28M in Funding

Blockchain technology firm LayerX raised nearly $28 million to further blockchain adoption. Blockchain technology firm, LayerX, has raised about 3 billion yen (equivalent to nearly …

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The Last Time This Happened, Bitcoin Surged From $3,150 to $14,000

In 2019, the price of Bitcoin surged from $3,150 to $14,000 when the inflow of BTC into exchanges plunged, and it just happened again. Leading …

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US Court Freezes Assets Linked to Alleged $9M ICO Scam

A federal court has frozen assets raised from investors in the Meta 1 Coin token sale.

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Bitcoin Price Tests $9.4K as Demand for Put Options Drops

Put options – a bet on bitcoin’s price – are declining alongside a rise in the leading cryptocurrency by market cap’s price.

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IMF Official Says Public-Private CBDC Offers Best of Both Worlds

IMF expert says a synthetic CBDC is gaining popularity and will drive more innovation. Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, a representative from the International Monetary Fund, believes that …

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VeChain to Develop Drug-Tracing Platform for Pharma Giant Bayer

Bayer China is tapping VeChain to help it track clinical trial drugs along the blockchain.

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Celsius Users Can Now Buy Tether Gold via Debit and Credit Cards

Celsius users can now purchase Tether Gold via credit and debit cards with a minimum purchase amount of $50. Celsius Network is expanding its partnership …

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JPMorgan’s Quorum: A Cross-Sector Blockchain Solution for Privacy Needs

JPMorgan’s Quorum provides the infrastructure for many new financial projects thanks to unique features and a partnership with Microsoft Azure. According to a claim by Harvard …

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Bitcoin Price Surges Past $9.4K as Week of Gains Targets Five Figures

$10,000 is edging ever closer for Bitcoin, which has gained $800 in the past few days and taken little notice of resistance levels. Bitcoin (BTC) …

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Celsius Users Can Now Buy Tether Gold via Debit and Credit Cards

Celsius users can now purchase Tether Gold via credit and debit cards with a minimum purchase amount of $50. Celsius Network is expanding its partnership …

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JPMorgan’s Quorum: A Cross-Sector Blockchain Solution for Privacy Needs

JPMorgan’s Quorum provides the infrastructure for many new financial projects thanks to unique features and a partnership with Microsoft Azure. According to a claim by Harvard …

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Bank of Russia Wants to Put Mortgage Issuance on a Blockchain

Russia’s is eyeing use cases for blockchain even as proposed legislation will clamp down on crypto.

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Bitcoin Price Surges Past $9.4K as Week of Gains Targets Five Figures

$10,000 is edging ever closer for Bitcoin, which has gained $800 in the past few days and taken little notice of resistance levels. Bitcoin (BTC) …

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Genesis Hires Ex-Galaxy Digital Staffer to Run New Derivatives Trading Desk

The derivatives desk will expand the company’s suite of products as it aims to attract more institutional clients to its newly acquired prime brokerage arm.

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Torus Goes Blockchain-Agnostic With New DirectAuth Dapp Login Tool

Seamless login for the decentralized apps (dapps) of any blockchain. That’s the vision for Torus Labs’ new identity solution, DirectAuth.

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After a Slow Start, Tether Sees Increasing Usage in DeFi

Tether usage is picking up pace in DeFi as Aave reports over 10% of its assets locked are in USDT, after a slow start that …

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Crypto Data Firm Launches Indicators to Fight Fake Asset Volumes and Market Caps

A crypto market data firm now offers a separate indicator for crypto asset market capitalization and volume data aggregated only from transparent exchanges. Cryptocurrency market …

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Russia’s Central Bank to Launch Blockchain-Powered Digital Mortgage Platform

The Central Bank of Russia is intending to use a local, FSB-approved blockchain for its upcoming e-mortgage project. The Central Bank of Russia is reportedly …

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