Bitmain Delays Delivery of Bitcoin Miners by Three Months, as Co-Founders Battle for Company Control

Bitmain has delayed shipments of its Antminer bitcoin mining machines by three months, as the tussle between co-founders, Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan Ketuan, for control of the company intensifies. According to a post on Bitmain’s official Wechat account, the Beijing-based bitcoin miner maker said customers whose orders were due for delivery in June and […]

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Testimony From Craig Wright’s Ex-Wife Throws a Twist in the Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit

Testimony From Craig Wright's Ex-Wife Throws a Twist in the Billion Dollar Bitcoin LawsuitOn June 30, a jury trial was scheduled for the notorious Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit on October 13. Now a recent filing from the plaintiffs notes that when Craig Wright’s ex-wife Lynn Wright recently testified, she revealed a number of interesting findings. Lawyers representing the Kleiman estate say her testimony brings the “infamous “Tulip Trust” […]

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Bluehelix Global Expansion – Strategically Cooperates with Japanese Licensed Exchange Xtheta

“Japanese licensed exchange Xtheta officially announced that it has a strategic partnership with Bluehelix, the leading blockchain financial infrastructure technology service provider, which to provide Xtheta with the underlying blockchain financial technology services to accelerate Xtheta’s global market advancement.” — Not long ago, an industry news story raised concerns in the Japanese digital currency community. […]

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$5.6 Million Double Spent: ETC Team Finally Acknowledges the 51% Attack on Network

$5.6 Million Double Spent: ETC Team Finally Acknowledges the 51% Attack on NetworkThe Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain network lost $5.6 million to one miner following a 51% attack initially thought to be a chain split. During the attack, the offending miner managed to double-spend 807,260 ETC ($5.6 million) after spending 17.5 BTC or $200,000 (at time of writing) to acquire the hash power for the attack. The […]

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Square’s Cash App Bitcoin Revenue Surges 600% to $875 Million in Q2, Profit Up 711%

Square Inc. has reported a significant bitcoin revenue increase in the second quarter. Its Cash App generated $875 million in revenue, a 600% increase from the previous year. In addition, Square’s bitcoin gross profit jumped 711%. Square Cash App’s Bitcoin Revenue Square released its performance report for Q2 2020 on Tuesday. The company’s net revenue, […]

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Bitcoin P2P Trading Soars in India as New Exchange Launches

Bitcoin P2P Trading Volume Soars in India as New Exchange LaunchesBitcoin P2P trading volume in India has been growing rapidly, hitting record highs over the past weeks. Meanwhile, a new P2P trading platform has launched in India as the crypto industry awaits the government’s decision on a cryptocurrency law. P2P Trading Volume Soars in India Peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin trading in India has been hitting all-time […]

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SEC Looking to Buy a Blockchain Forensics Tool That Analyzes Smart Contracts

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking for a blockchain forensics tool to help it analyze smart contracts. In a call for bids to software companies on July 30, the regulator said that the tool must be able to “analyze and detail code within blockchains and other distributed ledgers.” It is also looking […]

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US Congressmen Want IRS to Balance Taxation and Innovation in the Cryptocurrency Space

US Congressmen Want IRS to Balance Taxation and Innovation in the Cryptocurrency SpaceA bipartisan quartet of US congressmen wants the IRS taxation policy not to dissuade taxpayers from participating in blockchain token staking. These politicians believe America’s ingenuity can help drive this promising staking technology. The four congressmen are Bill Foster (D) of Illinois, Darren Soto (D) of Florida, Tom Emmer (R) of Minnesota, and David Schweikert […]

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Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Trading Tops $95 Million as Sub-Saharan Africa Records Set All Time High

Weekly peer-to-peer bitcoin trading volumes topped $95 million globally with several countries recording new all-time highs for the year. The record trading volumes coincided with the most bullish week for cryptocurrencies with bitcoin (BTC) briefly trading above $12,000. As data from Usefultulips shows, peer to peer bitcoin trading volumes for the week topped an equivalent […]

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S2F Price Model Suggests Bitcoin Price Hits $100K – Author Claims Model Is Perfectly on Track

S2F Price Model Suggests Bitcoin Price Hits $100K - Author Claims Model Is Perfectly on TrackThe author of the controversial bitcoin stock-to-flow (S2F) price model said that at current prices the S2F model is “perfectly on track.” S2F shows the price could hit around $30,000 by the year’s end and by August 2021 prices could be $100,000 per bitcoin. The crypto asset bitcoin (BTC) is up over 24% over the […]

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Bitfinex Offers $400 Million in Rewards to Get Back 120,000 Stolen Bitcoins

Bitfinex Offers $400 Million Reward to Whistleblowers and Hacker Who Stole Its 120,000 BitcoinsCryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is offering rewards of up to $400 million to the hackers who stole almost 120,000 bitcoins from its platform in 2016 as well as anyone putting it in touch with the hackers. Up to $400 Million Reward for the Recovery of Stolen Bitcoins Bitfinex announced on Tuesday that it is offering up […]

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Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Algorithm Debate Heats Up With Fears of Another Chain Split

Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Algorithm Debate Heats Up With Fears of Another Chain SplitWith a touch more than three months left until the next Bitcoin Cash upgrade, crypto proponents have been witnessing a new quarrel rise after last year’s contentious Infrastructure Funding Proposal (IFP). This time around, the tensions derive from the Difficulty Algorithm Adjustment (DAA) discussion which is a conversation about replacing the network’s current DAA. Every […]

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Orchid: Bringing Decentralization to VPNs

Whenever we browse the web, read news online, or purchase a new pair of glasses from an e-commerce store, we leave traces. These traces sometimes show us content that actually provides us with value, but more often the information we leave is used in concerning ways with scandals like Cambridge Analytica just forming the tip […]

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Genesis Reports Q2 Crypto Loans Spiked 118% to $1.4 Billion Amid Rising Yield Farming Interest

Genesis Capital said Tuesday that its total number of loans outstanding more than doubled to $1.4 billion for the second quarter to June, up from $649 million three months earlier. The crypto lender, which targets institutional investors and wealthy individuals, added over $2.2 billion in new originations, an increase of 324% year-on-year. Since the launch […]

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Ripple Says Over-The-Counter XRP Sales Soared 1,700% to $33 Million in Q2

Ripple Says Over-The-Counter XRP Sales Soared 1,700% to $33 Million in Q2Ripple has reported that over-the-counter sales of its XRP digital currency soared 1,760% to $32.55 million during the second quarter of this year. That figure compares with sales of $1.75 million posted the previous quarter, according to an earnings release published August 3. Ripple said programmatic sales – third party trading which was stopped late […]

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Crypto Derivatives Set New Records, ETH Futures Set All-Time Highs, CME Open Interest Spikes

Digital currency derivatives have been on fire during the last two weeks as ethereum futures volumes touched an all-time high on Sunday. The popular derivatives trading platform Deribit saw 1.9 million ETH contracts traded and CME Group is now the third-largest exchange in terms of bitcoin futures open interest. Data shows that cryptocurrency futures and […]

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Flooding Threatens China’s Bitcoin Miners, Chinese Billionaire Says ‘Three Gorges Dam Collapse Imminent’

This week cryptocurrency enthusiasts are still focused on the severe flooding in China during the 2020 monsoon season. The flooding has already displaced millions of Chinese citizens and skeptics are concerned about the vast number of bitcoin miners located in the Sichuan province. The landlocked province in Southwest China, Sichuan is located upstream of the […]

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South African Bitcoin Investment Company Faces Fresh Scam Allegations

South African Bitcoin Investment Company Faces Fresh Scam AllegationsFX Choice, a forex and crypto trading company, is making new allegations that South African bitcoin investment company, Mirror Trading International (MTI) is a multi-level marketing scam. The company says it uncovered this after researching into MTI, a firm that claims to have “118,027 members in 192 countries” and ostensibly sees “12,879.70 Bitcoin in trade […]

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Bitcoin ATM Locations Reaching 9,000 Worldwide

Bitcoin ATM Locations Reaching 9,000 WorldwideThe number of bitcoin ATM locations has been rising steadily. Almost 9,000 bitcoin ATMs have been installed worldwide. The U.S. leads as the country with the largest number of bitcoin ATMs, followed by Canada and the United Kingdom. Nearly 9,000 Bitcoin ATMs There are currently 8,947 cryptocurrency ATMs and 211,239 non-ATM locations you can buy […]

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Government Official Updates Progress of India’s Cryptocurrency Law

Government Official Updates Progress of India’s Cryptocurrency LawA government official has reportedly confirmed that a “note” regarding the legal framework for cryptocurrency in India has been forwarded to related ministries for inter-ministerial discussions. It would then be presented to the cabinet for approval. Status of Indian Crypto Bill India’s cryptocurrency bill is back in the limelight on Tuesday after Moneycontrol reported on […]

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Over 90% of ETH’s Supply Now in Profit

Over 90% of ETH's Supply Now in ProfitMore than 90% of ETH’s circulating supply is now in profit. The last time this level was observed was in early 2018 when the price of the cryptocurrency was $925. Research and analytics firm Glassnode reported Monday that the percentage of ETH’s supply in profit has reached a level not seen since early 2018. The […]

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Government-Owned Swiss Bank Launching Crypto Trading and Custody Services

Government-Owned Swiss Bank Launching Crypto Trading and Custody ServicesBasler Kantonalbank (BKB), Switzerland’s eighth-largest bank, is getting into crypto through its subsidiary, Bank Cler. Owned by the Swiss Canton of Basel-City, BKB has total assets of approximately $49 billion. Swiss Canton Bank Launching Crypto Services Local Swiss government-owned commercial bank BKB will be offering cryptocurrency services through Bank Cler, the bank told Citywire Switzerland […]

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European Bitcoin Exchange Hacked for $1.4 Million, Claims It Cannot Afford to Repay Users

European Bitcoin Exchange Hacked for $1.4 Million, Claims It Cannot Afford to Repay Users2gether, a Spanish cryptocurrency trading platform, has been hacked for about $1.4 million and company executives claim that they do not have the money to repay customers. Chief executive officer Ramon Ferraz Estrada said over the course of several tweets on Monday that the breach of July 31 affected crypto investment accounts and exposed user […]

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Bitcoin’s 10% Drop Shrugged Off – Traders Expect More Big Dips On the Way Up

Bitcoin's 10% Drop Shrugged Off - Traders Expect More Big Dips On the Way UpBitcoin investors are shrugging off the recent drop in value that saw a loss of over 10.9% on Sunday. A number of speculators believe the price is still very bullish but expect some more big dips along the way. Meanwhile, optimism has been cushioned as onchain statistics show that exchange withdrawals also surpassed deposits on […]

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Total Value Locked in Defi Surpasses $4 Billion, ETH Up Over 70% Last 30-Days

Total Value Locked in Defi Surpasses $4 Billion, ETH Up Over 70% Last 30-DaysStatistics show that the decentralized finance (defi) economy has grown massively this year as the total value locked (TVL) in defi recently surpassed $4 billion. Between dex platforms, derivatives, stablecoins, lending, and non-fungible asset creation the second quarter of 2020 has propelled the Ethereum network to new heights. Decentralized finance (defi) is a term used […]

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Indians Five Times More Likely to Suffer Crypto-Related Hacks: Report

Indians Five Times More Likely to Suffer Crypto-Related Hacks: ReportPeople in India are five times more likely to suffer a cryptocurrency mining hack because of poor consumer awareness, according to a new security report by Microsoft. In its findings published July 29, Microsoft notes that although the number of similar attacks declined by 35% in 2019 from a year earlier, Indians, together with Sri […]

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Bitpatt.com, a Safe, Fast and Reliable P2P Crypto Exchange, Launches Operations

While there are many crypto exchanges, fear of hacking and theft has slowly crept into crypto traders due to many such past incidents. It makes sense to always be in control of one’s fund and cryptocurrencies, and that’s why P2P or peer to peer services like Bitpatt are trusted by both new and experienced traders. […]

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Alleged Twitter Hack ‘Mastermind’ Owns $3 Million in Bitcoin, Bail Set at $725K

Alleged Twitter Hack 'Mastermind' Owns $3 Million in Bitcoin, Bail Set at $725KRegional reports from Tampa show that the alleged “Mastermind” behind the July 15, Twitter hack owns more than $3.3 million dollars worth of bitcoin. While appearing on a video screen at the Hillsborough County Courthouse, the judge set 17-year old Graham Clark’s bail at $25,000 per 29 counts or $725,000. The teenager, Graham Clark, made […]

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Publicly Traded Firms Launch New Mining Rigs, Less Hashrate Than Competitors

Two of the top mining manufacturers from China that recently had initial public offerings (IPO) released two new mining rigs. Canaan Inc. and Ebang Communications both have shares listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, and the two firms just launched two ASIC mining devices with hashrates up to 63 terahash per second (TH/s). The two […]

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Triple-Entry Bookkeeping: How Satoshi Nakamoto Solved the Byzantine Generals’ Problem

Triple-Entry Bookkeeping: How Satoshi Nakamoto Solved the Byzantine Generals' ProblemIn 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto essentially solved the infamous computational issue called the “Byzantine generals’ problem” or the “Byzantine Fault.” Throughout the history of man, people used ledgers to record economic transactions and property ownership. A ledger is often referred to as the “principal book,” and entries can be recorded in stone, parchment, wood, metal, and […]

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