Al Weiss Appointed Chairman (Non-Executive) of Playfuel

Al Weiss Appointed Chairman (Non-Executive) of PlayfuelWeiss’ significant technology and entertainment industry experience includes his current role as General Partner and Chairman of Global Blockchain Ventures and as former President, Worldwide Operations, Disney Parks and Resorts. Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2020, PlayFuel, the company bringing the power of blockchain technology to the gaming world today announced that Al Weiss was appointed […]

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Here’s How to Check If a Bitcoin Address Is a Scam

Here's How to Check If a Bitcoin Address Is a ScamWith the rapid rise in the number of bitcoin scams, there are easy ways to check if a bitcoin address has been reported as being used by scammers, such as in fake bitcoin giveaways. You can also easily report any bitcoin address associated with a scam. Check the ‘Bitcoin Abuse’ Database The number of bitcoin […]

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Third Anniversary of Bitcoin Cash Highlights a Myriad of Network Improvements

Third Anniversary of Bitcoin Cash Highlights a Myriad of Network ImprovementsIn twelve days the Bitcoin Cash community will celebrate the third anniversary of the 2017 fork that happened on August 1. Since then, a number of changes have happened during the last three years and the following editorial will discuss the significant differences between both chains. The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork took place almost three […]

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South African Exchange Valr Raises $3.4 Million in a Series A Funding Round

A South Africa based cryptocurrency exchange, Valr has just raised $3.4 million in a Series A funding round led by 100x Group, the parent company to Bitmex. The funding round, in which 4Di Capital also participated, however, does not change Valr’s controlling shareholder structure. In a podcast with SA Crypto, Valr CEO, Farzam Ehsani explains […]

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New Satoshi Stash Estimate Claims Creator Mined $10.5B Worth of Bitcoin

New Satoshi Stash Estimate Claims Creator Mined $10.5B Worth of BitcoinOn Monday, the blockchain trackers and researchers from Whale Alert published a new research report about the infamous fortune allegedly owned by Satoshi Nakamoto. Researchers estimate that Bitcoin’s creator possibly mined coins up to block 54,316, capturing 1,125,150 BTC or $10.5 billion using today’s exchange rates. For years now armchair sleuths and researchers have tried […]

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BOSAGORA(BOA) Won UN Solidarity Awards

Public Blockchain Platform ‘BOSAGORA’ has received ‘the UN Solidarity Awards’ last 16th. The UN received stories of various actors contributing to individual/society to overcome COVID 19 last May. Among thousands of entries were gathered from all around the world and the UN hand selected the 50 most touching and effective entries that aimed to overcome […]

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Grayscale Investments’ Bitcoin Cash Trust Approved for Public Trading

Grayscale Investments' Bitcoin Cash Trust Approved for Public TradingGrayscale Investments’ Bitcoin Cash Trust and Litecoin Trust have been approved by the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for public quotations. The two add to Grayscale’s four existing publicly traded investment products: Bitcoin Trust, Ethereum Trust, Ethereum Classic Trust, and the Digital Large Cap Fund. Grayscale’ Publicly Traded Offerings Grayscale Investments announced Monday that […]

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Y Curve Interest Rates Reach 2,000%, Assets Under Management Grows Tenfold After Token Launch

Y Curve Interest Rates Reach 2,000%, Assets Under Management Grows Tenfold After Token LaunchDepositors to the Y Curve decentralized finance (defi) pool received as much as 2,000% in interest this Saturday and about 600% (annualized) for the entire day. Before this increase, liquidity providers had been earning an aggregate rate of 10.58%. The latest interest rate growth follows Yearn Finance’s release of a YFI token to govern the […]

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Vegasbetting.com Study Found US Sports Betting Market Is Leading the Way

Ten out of ten major US sportsbooks accept Bitcoin deposits while only one in ten sportsbooks with a global footprint process Bitcoin payments. VegasBetting.com study found that the US sports betting market is leading the way when it comes to accepting bitcoin as a payment method. The study looked at the top 10 sportsbooks Globally, […]

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Telecom Argentina S.A Hit by Major Ransomware Attack, Criminals Demand $7.5M Worth of Monero

Telecom Argentina S.A Hit by Major Ransomware Attack, Criminals Demand $7.5M Worth of MoneroTelecom Argentina S.A has been hit by a ransomware attack and the cyber-criminals are demanding $7.5 million paid in the privacy coin monero. The Spanish language site, elperiodista.com quotes anonymous employees stating that the attack started last Wednesday. Initially thought to be a small IT problem, the cyber-attacks have reportedly crippled the company’s IT systems. […]

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Amir Taaki Knocks Bitcoin Coinjoin Schemes – Calls Methods ‘Absolute Garbage’

On July 17, the well known Dark Wallet creator and early Bitcoin developer, Amir Taaki, criticized bitcoin privacy methods on Twitter. Taaki claimed that UTXO mixing concepts like Coinjoin were “absolute garbage.” Taaki also knocked other concepts like Mimblewimble and privacy-centric coins like monero as well, claiming that zero-knowledge accumulators will be the “anonymous gold […]

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Russia Shelves Plans to Criminalize Bitcoin Transactions – For Now

Russia has dropped plans to criminalize bitcoin transactions – for now, according to local media reports. The Digital Financial Assets Bill (DFA), due to be read for the second time in the Russian parliament – or State Duma – on July 21, has removed references to administrative and criminal liability for dealing in bitcoin (BTC). […]

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Analysts Claim Bitcoin’s 76 Day Stability ‘Bullish’: Hash Ribbons Cross and 2016 Patterns

The price of bitcoin has been very stable lately, and the crypto asset has been trading in a less volatile range just above $9k per coin for 76 consecutive days. After the third halving, the price of bitcoin has also been far more stable, in contrast to the price action after the second halving. However, […]

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Bitcoin Security 101: How to Create a 2 of 2 Multi-Signature BCH Wallet

Bitcoin Security 101: How to Create a 2 of 2 Multi-Signature BCH WalletIn the world of cryptocurrencies, there’s a lot of discussions and lessons when it comes to digital asset security and one of them is multisig wallets. The term multisig stands for multi-signature and the following post will teach anyone how to create a 2 of 2 multisig wallet. Years ago cryptocurrency developers came up with […]

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Google, Facebook, Twitter Face Class-Action Lawsuit for Banning Crypto Ads

Google, Facebook, Twitter Face Class-Action Lawsuit for Banning Crypto AdsCryptocurrency businesses are taking Google, Facebook, and Twitter to court in a class-action lawsuit that could cost the social media giants $300 billion. The plaintiffs say that their businesses have been hurt by Google, Facebook, and Twitter banning crypto ads on their platforms. Google, Facebook, and Twitter Taken to Court Over Crypto Ads Ban Cryptocurrency […]

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Velas Enters the Top 100 Coinmarketcap and Launches on Bitcoin.Com Exchange

The blockchain network that is self-learning and self-optimizing and claims to be able to deliver up to 30,000 transactions per second with a speed of anywhere from 1 second to 2 minutes. Velas is a blockchain ecosystem that implements an AI-powered Delegated Proof-of-Stake (AIDPOS) consensus mechanism for dramatically improved scalability, high security, and interoperability. We […]

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Wirex Approved to Issue Mastercard-Backed Bitcoin Debit Cards

Wirex Approved to Issue Mastercard-Backed Bitcoin Debit CardsMastercard said Monday it had granted Wirex principal membership status, becoming the “first” native cryptocurrency outfit to do so. The membership allows Wirex, a London-based digital payments firm, to issue payment cards directly to consumers, making it easier for people to buy, hold and exchange crypto into fiat money. Raj Dhamodharan, Mastercard’s executive vice president […]

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How Bitcoin Allows Cloudbet to Offer the Fairest Odds in Soccer

One crypto sportsbook is using the English Premier League’s return to demonstrate how blockchain technology helps it to offer customers fairer prices to maximise their winnings. Cloudbet, the pioneering bitcoin operator, recently announced that for each remaining game in the EPL season, it would charge no commission on pre-match bets for 1000 players, allowing them […]

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142 Million Guests: Hackers Attempt to Sell MGM Grand Data Dump for Cryptocurrency

Last year the giant resort firm MGM Grand was hacked and the cybercriminals ostensibly obtained a massive dump of names, addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth. Now according to vendors on the deep web, hackers have been trying to sell the data dump for monero or bitcoin. The hackers claim the dump has over […]

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The Covid-19 Crisis Fueled Darknet Markets – A Patron’s Biggest Concern Is Mail Disruption

Ever since the coronavirus outbreak swept the globe, darknet markets (DNM) have grown exponentially and the lockdowns worldwide are prompting first-time DNM buyers. Currently, the largest DNM on the invisible web is the marketplace Empire, and the only thing impeding the rush of DNM sales these days are the general worries over the postal and […]

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German Court Rules to Limit Authorities’ Access to People’s Data

German Court Rules to Limit Authorities' Access to People's DataThe German constitutional court has ruled that the police and intelligence officials have too much access to people’s personal mobile phone and internet data. A win for privacy activists, the court has directed the government to amend applicable laws to better protect the privacy of German citizens. Current Data Access Laws Unconstitutional The Federal Constitutional […]

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Crypto Social Network ‘Minds’ Sees Users Flock From Twitter and Facebook Over Privacy Concerns

Crypto Social Network 'Minds' Sees Users Flock From Twitter and Facebook Over Privacy ConcernsCrypto social media platform Minds has been garnering users who are concerned about their privacy, according to the company’s CEO. The open-source platform, seen as an alternative to Facebook or Twitter, awards users with cryptocurrency for engagement. Crypto Social Network Minds Gaining Popularity Privacy-oriented social media platform “Minds,” often touted as an antithesis to Facebook […]

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$6M Worth of Tether on the Bitcoin Cash Chain Highlights the Benefits of SLP Tokens

$6M Worth of Tether on the Bitcoin Cash Chain Highlights the Benefits of SLP TokensDuring the first week of July, crypto supporters noticed that Tether issued 1,010 stablecoins via the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) framework on Bitcoin Cash. Now there’s a much larger amount of SLP-based tethers in circulation as the company has minted a total of 6 million on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. Digital currency enthusiasts have been […]

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News.Bitcoin.com Lead Writer Jamie Redman Named One of the Best Crypto Bloggers

News.Bitcoin.com Lead Writer Jamie Redman Named One of the Best Crypto BloggersLead Writer at News.Bitcoin.com, Jamie Redman has made Redeeem.com’s list of twelve influential go-to crypto bloggers. Redeeem says the list comprises names behind some of the most informative crypto news articles. In its citation, Redeeem says Jamie Redman, who is also a crypto meme designer, is one to follow for crypto enthusiasts. Redeeem also lists […]

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Canadian Regulator Accuses Coinsquare of Market Manipulation With Wash Trades Worth 590K BTC

Candian Regulator Accuses Coinsquare of Market Manipulation With 590K BTC Wash TradesThe Ontario Securities Commission has started a proceeding against cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare and its executives. The Canadian regulator has accused the company of market manipulation, with 840,000 wash trades worth approximately 590,000 bitcoins, representing 90% of the exchange’s reported trading volume. The OSC Takes Action Against Coinsquare The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published on Thursday […]

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Venezuela Bans Bitcoin Mining Operations in the Country’s Public Housing Sector

Venezuela Bans Bitcoin Mining Operations in the Country's Public Housing SectorAccording to the Venezuelan Minister of Habitat and Housing, the government has banned mining operations in any low-income neighborhoods with subsidized housing. Ildemaro Villarroel told the public the restrictions are due to “high power consumption” in those areas. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela has decided to not allow cryptocurrency mining in specific neighborhoods, specifically […]

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Stablecoin Supply Doubles to 12 billion Following a 50% Cryptocurrency Market Price Drop

Stablecoin Supply Doubles to 12 billion Following a 50% Cryptocurrency Market Price DropThe total supply of stablecoins in existence has doubled to 12 billion, following an increased demand sparked off by the March 12 (Black Thursday) 50% crypto price crash. The findings from the latest research study by Coin Metrics, which is sponsored by Bitstamp, show that it took a period between March 12 and the first […]

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Former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg Proposes Regulating Crypto as Commodity in India

Former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg Proposes Regulating Crypto as Commodity in IndiaSubhash Chandra Garg, former Finance and Economic Affairs Secretary of India, has told the Indian crypto community that crypto assets should be regulated as commodities. However, he stands by his draft crypto bill that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies should be outlawed. Garg Proposes Indian Government Regulates Crypto as Commodity Subhash Chandra Garg, former Economic Affairs […]

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Report Cuts China’s Bitcoin Mining Capacity to 50% of World Total, Raises US’ to 14%

A new report by crypto research company Bitooda claims that China accounts for only 50% of global Bitcoin mining capacity, and the U.S. 14%. The data is in sharp contrast with earlier findings from the University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), which put China’s share of the world hash rate at 65% and […]

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‘Wonder Woman’ Illustrator and British Artist Terry Flaxton to Sell Ethereum-Backed Art

The non-fungible token (NFT) and blockchain-backed collectible economy continue to see demand and the digital art market Makerplace has seen enormous growth recently. A number of well known artists have started to participate, as work from the acclaimed comic book illustrator Jose Delbo and 4K video art from Terry Flaxton will be sold on the […]

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