Category: Crypto

Defi’s Rise Is Inevitable, and Fusion Is Driving This Evolution of Conventional Finance

Four billion dollars. This is the total amount of funds locked in “Defi”, growing from just one billion USD in 6 weeks. “Defi” has had a tortuous path ever since its inception, but now the concept of “Defi” is gaining...

/ August 10, 2020
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South Korea’s Largest Bank Unveils Bitcoin Custody Services

KB Kookmin Bank (KB), the largest commercial bank in South Korea, has agreed on a deal with blockchain venture fund Hashed and crypto exchange Cumberland Korea to offer bitcoin custody services. In January, the government-owned bank filed its trademark application...

/ August 9, 2020
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Bitcoin Ownership Steadily Shifts From Whales to Small Investors, Data Shows

The amount of bitcoin held by small investors has more than doubled in the past five years as so-called whale holdings declined by an almost similar margin during the same period. According to new data from Glassnode, the percentage of...

/ August 7, 2020
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Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Algorithm Debate Heats Up With Fears of Another Chain Split

With 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...

/ August 5, 2020
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Bitcoin’s 10% Drop Shrugged Off – Traders Expect More Big Dips On the Way Up

Bitcoin 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,...

/ August 4, 2020
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Accused of Spreading FUD Zeus Capital Doubles Down on Chainlink Pump and Dump Claims

Zeus Capital LLP has released a new report reiterating its earlier stance that Chainlink is a giant pump and dump scheme. This new report comes after the little known asset management and research firm took flak for attacking Chainlink’s token...

/ August 2, 2020
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Chinese Police Take Down $6 Billion Plustoken Ponzi, Arrest 109 People

Chinese authorities have reportedly arrested 109 people in connection with the Plustoken Ponzi scheme. Twenty-seven of them are allegedly the scheme’s masterminds and 82 are key members. The Plustoken scammers have swindled funds worth about $5.7 billion from more than...

/ July 31, 2020
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Novogratz: Global ‘Liquidity Pump’ Will Keep Bitcoin Rising, Price to Hit $20K This Year

Billionaire investor Michael Novogratz said global “liquidity pump” from stimulus packages will keep driving bitcoin’s price higher. He expects the price of bitcoin to reach $20,000 this year, fueled by retail investors shifting to the cryptocurrency. Mike Novogratz’s Bitcoin Prediction...

/ July 29, 2020
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Hackers Transfer $28 Million Worth of Bitcoin from 2016 Bitfinex Breach

Around 2,500 stolen bitcoins ($28 million) from the 2016 Bitfinex breach were transferred from the hacker’s wallet on Monday. The last time the Bitfinex hackers moved funds from the hack four years ago, they moved around $5 million worth of...

/ July 28, 2020
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Popular Indian Youtube Channel Hacked to Promote Bitcoin Giveaway Scam

Following the massive Twitter breach that saw many high-profile accounts tweet about a bitcoin giveaway, a popular Indian Youtuber now claims that his Youtube channel was hacked for the same purpose. Hackers replaced some content in Carry Minati’s videos to...

/ July 26, 2020
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Veteran Analyst Peter Brandt Scorns ‘XRP’s Bag Holder,’ Compares Ripple to the Fed

Veteran trader Peter Brandt knocked the digital currency XRP on Thursday and compared the crypto token company Ripple to the U.S. Federal Reserve. Brandt said he believes the company behind the coin will double the token supply, and he doesn’t...

/ July 24, 2020
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EU Leaders Approve $2.1 Trillion Budget, US Lawmakers Expect Another Round of Covid-19 Relief Money

The world’s bureaucrats have been on a money creation spree and on July 21, the European Union approved an unprecedented $2.1 trillion coronavirus relief budget. Additionally, American leaders are in the midst of approving a new stimulus relief act amid...

/ July 23, 2020
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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...

/ July 21, 2020
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German Court Rules to Limit Authorities’ Access to People’s Data

The 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...

/ July 19, 2020
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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...

/ July 17, 2020
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South African Bitcoin Investment Company Pushes Back Against Texas Scam Allegations

Mirror Trading International (MTI), a South African bitcoin investment company at the center of a cease and desist order issued by the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB), is pushing back allegations that it is running a Ponzi scheme or a...

/ July 16, 2020
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Iran Licenses 14 Bitcoin Mining Farms, Cuts Electricity Tariff up to 47% for Miners

Iran has reportedly issued permits for 14 bitcoin mining farms and will cut up to 47% off of the electricity tariff in order to support authorized cryptocurrency mining centers. Crypto miners will soon have to register with the government. Iran...

/ July 14, 2020
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Tether Freezes Millions of Dollars USDT in 40 Addresses Amid Regulatory Pressure

Stablecoin issuer Tether has blacklisted 40 Ethereum addresses holding millions of dollars of the tether cryptocurrency, 24 of which were banned this year. This finding follows the Centre Consortium taking a similar action due to a request by law enforcement....

/ July 12, 2020
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Japanese Broker Monex Launches Crypto-Based CFDs With 2x Leverage

The Japanese online securities company Monex has revealed the launch of cryptocurrency-based contract-for-difference (CFD) services that went live on Wednesday. The new derivatives products offered by Monex will include bitcoin, XRP, ether, and bitcoin cash pairs with 2x leverage. Japanese...

/ July 10, 2020
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South African Crypto Investment Company Issued Cease And Desist Order In Texas

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) issued a cease and desist order Wednesday against on Mirror Trading International (MTI), Forexandbitcoin.com and four individuals involved in a multi-level marketing scam.Out of the four individuals, Cornelius Johannes Steynberg is a resident of...

/ July 9, 2020