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Latvians detained for buying data on the darknet with crypto


Latvian law enforcement officers have detained three suspects in the purchase of personal data on the darknet and the subsequent hacking of victims' accounts on various online platforms. During the arrest, the police seized 110 thousand euros in cryptocurrencies, according to the website of the...

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Alibaba will promote blockchain solutions with AntChain


The Ant Group, the fintech subdivision of Chinese tech conglomerate Alibaba, which includes payment processor Alipay, has launched a new AntChain brand. It will be used in the company's blockchain solutions. In a conversation with The Block, a company representative said that the developed...

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Report: Bitcoin daily transaction volume reaches $2 billion


Formal Verification analysts in collaboration with Glassnode released a report on the on-chain state of the largest cryptocurrency in the second quarter. Researchers note the growing role of bitcoin as a means of payment. In recent years, both the number of transactions and their average cost have...

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The State Duma adopted the law "On digital financial assets"


The deputies of the Russian Duma approved in the third reading the law “On digital financial assets”. It will enter into force in 2021. The adopted law will have a big "influence" on the Russian crypto industry. One of the main points of the adopted law for the cryptocurrency...

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Legendary astronaut got his 1st bitcoins straight from space


The famous Canadian astronaut and fan of blockchain technology Chris Hadfield became the owner of the first bitcoins in his life, symbolically receiving them from a space satellite located 35,000 km from Earth. The event was broadcast during the Asia Blockchain Summit 2020 held last week. The $100...

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Swiss bank has record profit amid BTC storage service launch


Julius Baer, one of the five largest banks in Switzerland, increased its adjusted net income by 34% in the first half-year. One of the drivers for improving the situation could be the offer of services for the trade and custodian storage of digital assets. In January-June, the bank's net profit...

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Bank of Japan creates a working group to study CBDCs


The Japanese central bank has announced the creation of a new working group to study CBDC, Reuters reports. A closer study of this issue by the Japanese regulator was prompted by an increase in demand for cashless payments and growing attention to CBDC from other central banks. The group will...

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Exchanges saved customers' $300.000 during Twitter hack


Prompt moves by cryptocurrency exchanges have allowed users to save at least $300,000 in the recent Twitter hack, Forbes reports. Trading platforms began taking action to counter cybercriminals minutes after the fake tweets appeared, while the first restrictive steps by the social network's...

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Blockchain in the modern gambling business


For a long time, the Internet has become a part of our everyday life, without which no person can imagine his life. With the advent of the Internet, most companies and services have decided to expand their boundaries and go online. The same thing happened after the spread of blockchain technology....

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Algorand rose 30% after listing on Coinbase


The capitalization of Algorand (ALGO) rose to a new all-time high after the announcement of cryptocurrency's support by the largest US exchange Coinbase. On the night of Friday, July 17, the price of a coin increased at the moment by almost 30%. Around 19:35 PDT, the market value of ALGO rose to...

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Lightning-solutions developer Zap raised $3.5 million


The US startup Zap, as part of its investment round earlier this year, attracted $3.5 million in funding. The company disclosed relevant information in a report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Just out: Visa partner Zap secretly raised $3.5 million from the unicorn-maker behind...

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Twitter hackers used BitPay and Coinbase to transfer funds


Attackers who managed to gain access to the accounts of many celebrities on Twitter transferred the received funds to a separate address. Previously, it was used to send funds to Coinbase and BitPay and CoinPayments services. #TwitterHack @coinbase @BitPay Please check the following Bitco_in...

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Japan will include CBDC in the country's economic plan


Japanese authorities will include the problem of working with the Central Bank's digital currency (CBDC) in the official economic plan. According to the Cointelegraph, citing local media, the CBDC will enter the Honebuto economic recovery plan, which is part of Japan’s national strategy. The...

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ERC-20 token capitalization exceeded Ethereum's cap


The growing popularity of decentralized finance (DeFi) services has led to the fact that the total capitalization of tokens on the Ethereum blockchain exceeded the ETH cryptocurrency itself. The Defiant new editor-in-chief Camila Russo shared this observation. Taking the data from the Etherscan...

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South Korea can introduce a 20% tax for crypto-traders


The capital gains tax on operations with cryptocurrencies in South Korea can be up to 20%. This was the opinion of representatives of the private sector during the discussion on legislative initiatives of the country's authorities, writes Cointelegraph with reference to local media. Proposed...

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Bitcoin miners began to consume more electricity


The energy consumption of BTC miners resumed growth after falling against the backdrop of a halving. This is evidenced by the Digiconomist service. Two weeks after halving, this indicator dropped by 24%, from 77.78 TW·h/year to 57.9 TW·h/year. At the moment, it is 61.44...

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Ethereum outperformed bitcoin by gain of active addresses


The second-largest crypto in terms of capitalization surpassed bitcoin in terms of the growth in the number of active addresses. Since the beginning of the year, their number has increased by 145%, while at BTC this indicator increased by 13%. According to the analytic company Messari, the number...

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Ebang raised $101 million through an IPO


Chinese miner manufacturer Ebang International Holdings raised $101 million through an IPO, according to the Nasdaq website. Priced at $685 million, the company issued 19.3 million shares at a price of $5.23. This is 59,000 less than planned. Initially, the manufacturer of ASIC miners expected to...

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