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Iran crypto mining

Iran: president instructs to change national mining strategy


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave instructions to the government to develop a new national strategy for crypto mining. This writes the local edition of ArzDigital. With this message, Rouhani turned to the central bank and ministries. He called on agencies to work out issues of regulating the...

China stablecoin

Chinese politician proposed to release stablecoin for Asia


Shen Nanpeng, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital, has invited the government to issue stablecoins backed by a basket of fiat currencies. This is reported by Cryptobriefing. He came up with this initiative during a council...

Shopify Bitcoin payments

E-commerce giant Shopify expands Bitcoin payment options


Digital currency operator Coinpayments and a major online retailer Shopify have entered into a partnership that will increase the ability to use crypto coins as a means of payment for e-commerce platform customers. Support for payment in digital currency will become affordable for more than a...

Glassnode Bitcoin research

95% of the addresses in Bitcoin network contain 0 balances


Bitcoin continues to be the most popular digital asset, outperforming its competitors in many respects, however, there are fewer addresses with positive balances in the first crypto network than in the Ethereum network. According to Glassnode, the number of active bitcoin addresses on a daily basis...

Joanne Rowling Ethereum

Rowling trolls Bitcoin community to “boost her ETH holdings”


The creator of the Harry Potter novel series, Joanne Rowling, who had previously tried to figure out what is bitcoin, said she was just trolling Bitcoin in the hope of boosting her significant Ethereum holdings.” But this tweet turned out to be a joke, too. So the writer responded to the...

Japan ebook blockchain

Japanese media holding will use blockchain to sell ebooks


Japanese media holding Media Do Holdings will direct $2.8 million to create a distributed registry. This need is due to the growing demand for e-books during the coronavirus pandemic. The plans of the company are reported by Nikkei. The holding will begin developing its own distributed registry at...

Joanne Rowling Bitcoin

Elon Musk explains to Harry Potter author what is Bitcoin


Joanne Rowling, the author of the series of books about Harry Potter, asked for an explanation of one question "what is Bitcoin" because she could not understand anything. Elon Musk (head of SpaceX and Tesla), Vitalik Buterin (creator of Ethereum, the second most popular cryptocurrency),...

Sergey Brin fake Youtube

Bitcoin distribution appeared on Google founder fake YouTube


Attackers created a fake YouTube account of Google Founder Sergey Brin and promised 5000 BTC distribution on his behalf. At a certain moment, over 100 thousand people watched the live broadcast: in a small window they showed Brin's old performance, and against this background, they promoted a...

Ethereum gas pyramid MMM BSC

The cost of gas in Ethereum network rose because of pyramid


According to the observations of The Block analyst Matteo Leibowitz, the Ethereum network has been significantly loaded for a long time, partly due to the gaining popularity of the Ponzi scheme like the notorious MMM. The MMM BSC website features an image of Sergey Mavrodi, the famous creator of...

WoToken pyramid

Chinese police arrested WoToken pyramid organizers


Chinese law enforcers arrested the organizers of the second largest crypto pyramid WoToken. This is with reference to local media reported the managing partner of Primitive Ventures Dowey Wan. According to court documents, the organizers of the Ponzi scheme raised $1 billion of user funds,...

Russia blockchain voting

Russia wants to create a blockchain system of remote voting


Blockchain technology has proven its reliability by the example of cryptocurrencies, and therefore, on its basis, you can create a remote voting system. This was stated by Russian State Duma deputy Anton Gorelkin. On Wednesday, May 13, the State Duma adopted amendments to legislation allowing...

Australia Bitcoin fraud

A resident of Australia laundered $3 million through bitcoin


A resident of Australia was arrested on suspicion of laundering AUD $5 million ($3.2 million) through bitcoins. She led the illegal trading platform, exchanging cryptocurrency for fiat, reports The Australian. A 52-year-old woman was detained at a mall in New South Wales. With her, they found more...

Coinbase users altcoin

Study: Coinbase users buy altcoins after buying Bitcoin


Most of the Coinbase exchange users who buy bitcoin diversify their portfolio with altcoins. This is evidenced by a study conducted by the company. According to these data, 60% of new Coinbase users buy bitcoin as their first asset. 24% of investors continue to store or buy only BTC, while 36%...

Bitwala bank Bitcoin

European Bank Bitwala offers deposits in bitcoins at 4.3%


The German online bank Bitwala has added support for deposits in bitcoins with an annual interest rate of up to 4.3%. Payments to customers are made weekly. The new feature came about through the partnership of Bitwala with the Celsius Network crypto-lending platform. As a result, the company...

Bitcoin transaction fee

$417 million in Bitcoins were transferred with a $1.44 fee


A transaction worth 47,835 BTC was seen on the bitcoin network. It cost only $1.44. Bitcoin Block Bot noticed the transaction. The transfer was equal to $417 million. Bitcoins were received at the address taking 16th place in the total amount of funds. It is noteworthy that the commission for the...

Ethereum 2.0 Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin has denied Ethereum 2.0 launch in July


Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin said that he did not confirm the possible transition of the Ethereum ecosystem to stage 2.0 in July. In the crypto community were surprised at the statement of Buterin circulated by some media. So they turned to one of the Ethereum developers Afri Schoeden for...

Bitcoin halving

Bitcoin trading volumes rose 50 times since the last halving


From 2016 BTC trading volumes soared by 5000%, and market value increased by 1500%. According to Cryptowatch analysts, the average monthly trading volumes of bitcoin have increased 50 times over the past 4 years. In January 2016, this figure was $0.5 billion, and in April 2020 exceeded $27 billion....

Lazarus steal cryptocurrency

DPRK hackers stepped up attacks on BTC companies and traders


The hacker group Lazarus has stepped up efforts to steal crypto coins against the backdrop of a pandemic, the Daily NK reports citing cybersecurity experts ESTsecurity. The main targets of cyber attacks are bitcoin traders and crypto companies around the world. Fraudsters send letters on behalf of...

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