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Tether USDT capitalization

Tether capitalization exceed $7 Billion


This month, the capitalization of Tether (USDT) has grown by 45%. The asset now ranks fourth in ratings like CoinMarketCap or CoinGecko, "breathing in the back" to the Ripple XRP token. The screenshot below shows that on April 1, the USDT capitalization was at $4.92 billion. Now, this...

Bitmain Micree Zhan

Micree Zhan attempts to regain control of Bitmain


Bitmain, the largest producer of mining equipment for Bitcoin, has published an official statement condemning ex-CEO Micree Zhan. This is reported by The Block, citing Bitmain's post on Weibo. The statement said that Zhan ignored the interests of the company and all employees and specifically filed...

dForce hack

Customers of the hacked dForce got back their $25 million


The management of decentralized finance service dForce announced a plan for the redistribution of assets after an attacker returns all funds stolen from the site in the amount of $24.9 million. Over 90% of assets have been distributed to users in less than 24 hours. 100% users have been made whole...

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Swiss crypto startups asked for financial assistance


Representatives of the "Crypto Valley" of the Swiss Zug are negotiating with the authorities on the creation of a special fund of 100 million francs (about $102 million) to help startups affected by the crisis against the backdrop of coronavirus. It is reported by Bloomberg with reference...

Kim Jong-un transferred Bitcoin

Kim Jong-un's transfer of $500 million in BTC is a fake


CoinDesk journalist Zach Voell decided to make a joke about the community in a rather original way, spreading fake news about the transfer of 65,091 BTC (more than 500 million) from the Trezor wallet, allegedly belonging to the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un. He designed his account in the style of the...

Ebang International investment

Chinese mining giant Ebang intends to raise $100 million


Mining equipment manufacturer, Ebang International, has submitted an initial public offer (IPO) to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, during which the company intends to raise up to $100 million, the agency’s website reported. The Chinese company intends to place Class A ordinary shares...

Binance mining pool

Binance mining pool found the first block in Bitcoin network


The recently launched Binance mining pool has mined its first block. This was told by its CEO. Guess what is this?Click thread to see the answer.— CZ Binance 🔶🔶🔶 (@cz_binance) April 24, 2020 The indicated block is numbered 627,434 and was mined at 13:31...

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Argentine banks will use blockchain to track payments


A consortium of banks and fintech companies in Argentina has launched a pilot program for processing requirements for direct debit of accounts based on a solution from the developer of the RSK blockchain, IOV Labs. It is reported by Cointelegraph. Since 2019, IOV Labs has been part of the round...

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Crypto transactions for child pornography grow to $1 million


The amount of payments in bitcoins and Ethereum in favor of providers of “adult” content involving minors in 2019 amounted to $930,000. Such data are provided by the analytical startup Chainalysis. Compared with the year before last, the growth was 32%, which in turn more than doubled the...

Ben Elliot Token BET

Artist tokenizes his career and works on Stellar blockchain


Ben Elliot, a self-taught artist from Paris, announced the release of tokens, the value of which depends on the development of his career and the market value of the works. The Stellar blockchain-based digital currency is called Ben Elliot Token (BET). Elliot said it was the world's first personal...

Alex Masmej programmer token

Programmer tokenized himself and attracted $20K investment


French programmer Alex Masmej tokenized his own life, receiving more than $20 thousand from investors as part of a “personalized token sale”. In total, 30 investors took part in the token sale, Masmej said on his blog. Using the raised funds, the programmer plans to move to Silicon Valley and...

Future.Travel Bitcoin payment

Ticketing agency will accept BTC through Lightning Network


Future.Travel, a Vietnam-based ticketing agency, has expanded its list of payment options with the second-level Bitcoin protocol Lightning Network. This will reduce the cost of booking hotels and airline tickets, the press release said. Technical support for the integration of the Lightning Network...

Chinese fraudsters in Malaysia

14 Bitcoin fraudsters from China were arrested in Malaysia


Malaysian law enforcers have arrested Chinese attackers accused of cryptocurrency fraud. It is reported by the South China Morning Post. According to police, the detainees pretended to be successful investors, and their victims were found mainly in China. To reinforce this legend, they created...

Bitstamp and Gatehub court

Crypto investor sues $4.9 million against Bitstamp & Gatehub


Salim Satir, an investor from Canada, considered himself to be affected by the deliberately false information that Bitstamp and Gatehub exchanges placed, which resulted in losses of $4.9 million. He intends to recover this amount from exchanges through the High Court of England and Wales, Law360...

BitGo fired employees

BitGo fired 12% of employees after two acquisitions


BitGo, a provider of custodial cryptocurrency solutions for institutional investors, has reduced 12% of its staff amid the expansion of the business, The Block reports. Layoffs affected various departments of the company, including marketing and sales. A BitGo spokesman called the abbreviation...

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Mark Cuban compared Bitcoin with bananas: in favor of latter


Bitcoin critic billionaire Mark Cuban admitted that the actions of central banks in the current crisis give cryptocurrencies a good chance. But in an interview with Anthony Pompliano, he again resorted to comparing it with bananas and pointed out the difficulty of use. Morgan Creek Digital's...

MicroBT new mining equipment

MicroBT introduced three new Bitcoin miners ahead of halving


Miner maker MicroBT has updated its WhatsMiner line of Bitcoin mining equipment. The new models M30S+, M30S++ and M31S+ are designed to increase its efficiency before the upcoming halving. It is reported by CoinDesk. M30S+, M30S++, and M31S+, which are available both on pre-order and from stock,...

Purse startup closes

Another Bitcoin startup announces closure


Purse startup team announced a decision to close the company after 6 years of work in the crypto market. We've made the very difficult decision to dissolve the company. We're grateful for the opportunity afforded by our supporters to build products and services for the cryptocurrency...

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