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How Lukashenko's re-election will affect crypto?


Immediately after the re-election of the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, a wave of rallies swept across the country. Residents of the country protested against the election results and accused the authorities of falsifying the ballots. However, many crypto experts believe that...


Bitcoin hashrate recovers after a sharp drop last week


Computing activity on the bitcoin network has begun to recover after falling last week. On Tuesday, August 11th, BTC hashrate exceeded 124.6 exahsh per second (EH/s), the highest since the end of July. The hash rate dropped to 119.8 EH/s last week. Despite small fluctuations, in general, throughout...

David Marcus

Libra co-founder will lead Facebook's financial division


Facebook has unveiled a new financial unit called Facebook Financial, which is going to be directed by the co-founder of the Libra blockchain project David Marcus. “Today, we are creating a new group that will monitor everything related to payments / financial services on Facebook,” said...


Coinbase Increases ETC Deposit Confirmation Time To 2 Weeks


The Ethereum Classic (ETC) network had two 51% attacks in a week. In this regard, the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange has increased the confirmation time for ETC deposits to two weeks. Currently, 80,640 confirmations are required to deposit ETC on Coinbase. Most of the coins supported by Coinbase...


Bittrex and Poloniex on trial for market manipulation


Representatives of cryptocurrency exchanges Bittrex and Poloniex on Friday, August 7, filed a motion with the federal district court for the Southern District of New York. Lawyers are asking the court to move on to a class-action summary judgment alleging that exchanges, along with Tether and...


CoinDCX allies with Binance to start crypto staking platform


CoinDCX became the first major Indian cryptocurrency exchange will add support for cryptocurrency staking. CoinDCX currently supports the staking of three coins: Harmony (ONE), QTum (QTUM), and Tron (TRX). Sumit Gupta, co-founder and CEO of CoinDCX, said that ONE, QTUM, and TRX had annualized...

Dan Morehead

Pantera Capital Founder: BTC has chances of rising to $100K


Pantera Capital founder Dan Morehead is part of the so-called bitcoin bull camp. He periodically makes predictions that the largest digital currency will be able to achieve great results this year. In 2021, the likelihood of a new leap is high. BTC can reach $ 100,000 or even exceed this...


Chinese banks start testing service for storing digital yuan


Several Chinese state-owned banks have begun testing a digital yuan storage and transmission service (CBDC). According to Reuters, the crypto wallet is being tested in major cities of the Middle Kingdom, including Shenzhen. Earlier it became known that the People's Bank of China has completed the...

Pavel Durov

Pavel Durov denied rumors about the sale of Telegram


After Pavel Durov's team refused to implement the Telegram Open Network cryptocurrency project, reports appeared in the media that the sale of this popular messenger was allegedly being prepared. Recall that the project to launch the Gram token and the TON blockchain network was stopped due to...

Ethereum Classic

Ethereum Classic network hit 51% attack again


The Ethereum Classic (ETC) network has undergone a 51% attack again. On August 6, Bitfly tweeted that its Ethermine mining pool has disabled ETC payments after reorganizing over 4,000 blocks. Today another large 51% attack occurred on the #ETC which caused a reorganization of over 4000 blocks....


Blockstream reveals a new version of the lightning network


Last week, Blockstream released c-lightning 0.9.0, the latest version of one of the popular Lightning Network protocol implementations. The release was titled "Rat poison squared on steroids" (a reference to Warren Buffett's comment on bitcoin, which he called "rat poison...


SEC plans to acquire tools for analyzing smart contracts


The US Securities and Exchange Commission plans to acquire tools for analyzing smart contracts. On July 30, the regulator announced its intention to conclude a contract for the purchase of "tools for analyzing smart contracts in a distributed ledger." The SEC announced its interest in...


Monero to release a guide to listing anonymous cryptos


The Monero cryptocurrency community (XMR) and privacy protocol developers at Tari Labs are preparing a guide for exchanges on working with privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies. The publication of the document, entitled "Fundamental Factors and Regulation of Cryptocurrencies with Support for...


Spanish crypto startup 2gether lost €1.2 million


Spanish crypto startup and payment card issuer 2gether will not be able to pay off € 1.2 million in debt to users that were hijacked by hackers on Friday, July 31st. On Sunday, August 2, the startup team announced that they could not find the indicated amount (26.79% of 2gether's total funds)....


Huobi announces launch of DeFi investment fund


Huobi Group, the owner of the Huobi cryptocurrency exchange, is launching a new fund for investments in the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) market. Charlene Wu, who previously worked in the investment department of China Merchant Bank International (CMBI), a subsidiary of one of the largest Chinese...


Bitcoin Core 0.20.1 minor update released


On August 1st, Bitcoin Core 0.20.1 version was released, which contains a small number of modifications and improvements. The most significant changes concern peers that are sending invalid blocks. With Bitcoin Core 0.20.1, these users are not blocked, but marked as “not recommended nodes.”...

DeFi sector funds

The volume of assets in DeFi-protocols exceeded $4 billion


The total amount of funds frozen in the services of the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector exceeded $4 billion. The most popular asset remains Maker, whose dominance index is over 30%. According to the latest data, Maker accounts for $1.23 billion of all funds held in smart contracts, protocols,...

Twitter hack Graham Clark

17-year-old teen arrested on suspicion of Twitter hack


US police have detained 17-year-old Tampa resident Graham Clark, accusing him of involvement in the recent attack on the social network Twitter and the fraudulent distribution of bitcoin. This was announced by the local television channel WFLA. Graham Clark is suspected of involvement in the attack...

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