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Bitmain

Bitmain confrontation ruins supply of ASIC miners to clients

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After taking over Beijing's Bitmain office, the removed CEO Mikri Zhang regained control of it and even blocked the supply of ASIC miners from the Shenzhen plant. According to the Chinese publication BlockBeats, Zhang has issued an order that prohibits employees from sending products to Bitmain...

Busan

Busan provides access to public services via blockchain app

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Busan, the second-largest South Korean city, will provide residents with access to public services through a blockchain identification application from Coinplug. Korean startup Coinplug is still working within the framework of the so-called regulatory sandbox, organized by local authorities. The...

Tether

Tether's market cap approaches $10 billion

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The capitalization of the most comprehensive stablecoin Tether (USDT) is gradually approaching $ 10 billion. Now, this figure is just over $ 9.2 billion. Paolo Arduino, CTO of the development company, recently said that his team has minted $ 5 billion worth of coins over the past six months. At the...

Coinmarketcap

CoinMarketCap defined BitMEX crypto exchange at 175th line

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The popular CoinMarketCap service again found itself at the center of the scandal, setting BitMEX to the 175th place in the rating of crypto exchanges. Note that at the end of May, the same trading floor in this rating was on the third line. Users of social networks periodically criticize the...

Charles Hoskinson

Cardano founder urges crypto community to create a “union”

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According to Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson, the crypto community should create a kind of "union" to uphold the interests of the industry. This point of view was expressed recently by the leader of the altcoin development team on YouTube. He stressed that recently, attacks on the...

China

Chinese police freeze OTC trader bank accounts

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Over-the-counter crypto trader Sun Xiaoxiao on Friday, June 5, announced on his Weibo page that his bank accounts had been frozen. According to Sun, this is due to an investigation by the police about cryptocurrency transactions related to illegal activities. He claims that these measures could...

Coinbase

Reason for Coinbase failures was a 5-fold rise in traffic

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Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, said that its systems could not cope with a huge surge in traffic amid the rapid rise in bitcoin prices to $ 10,000 in early June. In a Coinbase blog post published on June 6, it said that the exchange experienced a 5-fold surge in...

Mining pool

Amount of computing power brought Binance pool to 11th line

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In April, the mining pool owned by the Binance team began work. The first block in the BTC network it got on April 24. That was announced by the head of the trading platform, Changpen Zhao. On the eve of Twitter, he posted a post in which he noted that Binance Pool took eighth place in the ranking...

OKEx

OKEx launches option contracts for ether and EOS

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OKEx has launched option contracts for ether (ETH) since June 4, and also announced the upcoming launch of options for EOS crypto on June 18. The company also announced that it has already placed 1,000 ETH in the insurance fund for new Ethereum options. An OKEx announcement says options allow you...

India

A surge in bitcoin transactions was recorded in India

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Recently, the Supreme Court of India lifted the Reserve Bank’s ban on crypto services by local financial organizations. Internet users took the court decision as a relaxation of pressure on the industry and sharply increased investment in bitcoin. An inflow of capital was recorded by the Paxful...

USDC

Coinbase has reduced rewards for storing USDC stablecoins

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Coinbase has reduced the payment of charges for storing USDC by 88%. So far, Coinbase users have received 1.25% per annum; Since June 3, remuneration has decreased to 0.15%. Coinbase did not name the reasons for this step, but it follows similar actions by large banks - Bank of America, HSBC,...

Cardano

Cardano knocks out Tezos from top ten cryptocurrencies

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Altcoin Cardano (ADA) has fixed itself on the tenth line of the rating of the most comprehensive digital currencies according to the CoinMarketCap service. From this position, he knocked out a Tezos coin (XTZ), which for a long time, confidently stayed in the top ten. Today, Cardano's...

Stolen crypto

$1.4B in crypto was stolen in the first five months of 2020

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According to the forecasts of researchers from the company CipherTrace, 2020 will be a record year in the scale of crimes related to cryptocurrencies. The team published a report in which it drew attention to the fact that a little less than $ 1.4 billion in digital currency was stolen during the...

Petro

Venezuelan stations will sell preferential gas for Petro

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Venezuela has announced that gas stations nationwide will sell gas at a reduced price in exchange for the state-owned cryptocurrency Petro. However, the government immediately removed local subsidies for gasoline, as a result of which its price rose to $ 0.02 per liter. The new regime will allow...

Tether

Tether launches USDT on OMG Network

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Stablecoin Tether (USDT) is now available on OMG Network, the Plasma-based Ethereum sidechain, whose public beta was launched on June 1 by the OMG team (previously OmiseGo). According to ETH Gas Station, over the past 30 days, Tether is the largest "consumer" of gas on the Ethereum...

Canada

Cryptocurrency regulation rules go into effect in Canada

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In Canada, on June 1, amendments to the law on financial services that control the activities of crypto firms in the country entered into force. “Financial services now include Canadian and foreign companies that conduct operations with virtual currencies. These operations include services for...

Yuan

FXCoin strategist: the fall of Yuan will lead traders to BTC

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In the expert environment, the number of supporters of such a point of view is growing that further depreciation of the Chinese currency will force traders to massively switch to bitcoin. Among such analysts, FXCoin strategist Yasuo Matsuda stands out. In his opinion, a surge in cryptocurrency...

JP Morgan

JPMorgan will pay $2.5 million in a lawsuit

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JPMorgan agreed to pay $ 2.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit about irrational fees that the bank charged for transactions when purchasing cryptocurrencies. The lawsuit was filed in April 2018 against Chase Bank, a subsidiary of commercial holding JP Morgan Chase, which specializes in...

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