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The Libra Association

Facebook Libra payment partners hesitate on cryptocurrency

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Four payment corporations that have already joined to the Libra Association as originating members are hesitating on officially approving the crypto plan. Mastercard, Paypal, Stripe and Visa are troubled about their further contacts with governors, who have doubts about the Libra. Heads of these...

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New virus replaces cryptocurrency wallets using Telegram

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Specialists at Juniper Threat Labs have discovered new malware that steals users' personal data and replaces cryptocurrency wallets with their own. The virus functions using the Telegram messenger. Masad Stealer is a new Trojan-delivered spyware that uses Telegram to exfiltrate stolen information....

Nicolas Maduro

Maduro: Venezuela will activate a crypto payment method soon

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President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro said in a press conference that the government of his country uses cryptocurrencies as a method for free international and national payments. During the press conference on 30 September, Maduro said that Venezuela is cooperating within the crypto world and...

Binance has frozen 12 billion TRX tokens

Binance has frozen 12 billion TRX tokens

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Binance cryptocurrency exchange froze over 12 billion TRX tokens and, having voted them, came out on top in the list of 27 Tron super-representatives (block manufacturers). It is reported by UToday. Binance’s voices are believed to have provided user funds that are stored on its staking platform....

Lightning Network vulnerability

Details of Lightning Network vulnerability discovered

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Blockstream developer Rusty Russell has revealed more details about the Lightning Network vulnerability, which first became known in late August. As Russell wrote, the vulnerability arose during the creation and replenishment of its channels. In particular, when creating a channel, the recipient...

RSK buys Taringa

RSK startup buys Spanish social media platform Taringa

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RSK a Bitcoin smart contract startup, which describes itself as the “first open-source smart contract platform secured by the bitcoin network”, announced that it is buying Spanish social media platform Taringa. The connection of two companies will let users share their content and get rewards...

IMF proposes to attract private companies to launch CBDC

IMF proposes to attract private companies to launch CBDC

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A synthetic central bank digital currency (sCBDC) based on public-private partnerships is better than a fully functional CBDC. It was said by the International Monetary Fund. Tobias Adrian, director of the IMF's currency control and capital market department, and Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, deputy...

Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook wants Sandberg to testify to the House next month

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Facebook negotiates with a key congressional committee for Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to testify as soon as next month amid topics about the corporation’s market control and its programs of launching a digital currency Libra. Facebook expects that Sandberg is going to appear at a...

Russia scientist mining

Russian scientists accused in the mining on a supercomputer

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In the Nizhny Novgorod Region, a criminal investigation has been completed against employees of the Sarov Nuclear Center, who used a supercomputer to mine cryptocurrency. The case has been submitted to court, reports RT with reference to the press service of the Sarov City Court. Scientists...

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Justin Sun soon announce date of lunch with Warren Buffett

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Justin Sun promised to name a new lunch date with billionaire Warren Buffett soon. Sun paid a record sum (over $4,6 million) at a charity auction for an annual traditional dinner with the legendary...

Is Google’s quantum computing breakthrough threat to crypto?

Is Google’s quantum computing breakthrough threat to crypto?

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On September 20, the FT announced that a paper which was declared by Google researchers informed about a great computing breakthrough. Using this new quantum computer, developers succeeded to complete a calculation in approximately three minutes. This is considered to be the world’s most powerful...

Filecoin protocol launch

Filecoin revealed the launch date of the test network

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Filecoin protocol's developers updated its roadmap, according to which the test network will be launched on December 11. 2019 Q2/3 Update is now live. We've announced our testnet launch date, progress made, and more! https://t.co/XUFcBnuj7I— Filecoin (@MineFilecoin) September 24, 2019 The...

Bitcoin drops lower as cryptos stabilize after earlier fall

Bitcoin drops lower as cryptos stabilize after earlier fall

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During Asia hours, Bitcoin retrieved some of its footings at the time altcoins staged a modest regain after the digital assets plunged overnight in the US. At 2:41 PM in Hong Kong Bitcoin dropped down by 1.2% to $8480, levelling out after a wild ride the preceding day that marked the biggest...

MCT exit scam

Turn on VPN: a married couple from Austria made an exit scam

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The founders of the cryptocurrency trading platform My Crypto Trade (MCT) completed an exit scam by stealing user funds from the platform. The total damage, according to minimal estimates, amounted to 100 thousand euros in cryptocurrency. Being the moderator of MCT Discord chat for over a year and...

BTC price falls as futures exchange makes its trading debut

BTC price falls as futures exchange makes its trading debut

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On this Monday, 23 September. Intercontinental exchanges debuted selling the first Bitcoin futures contracts. This event was expected to start a brand-new episode in the coin’s turbulent history and the leading coin was supposed to grow in price. But this never happened. As of 11 AM in New York,...

Bitwise SEC BTC ETF

The chance of Bitwise Bitcoin ETF approval by SEC is 0.01%

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The Bitwise's app for the launch of BTC ETFs is extremely unlikely to be approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and does not exceed 0.01%, said American lawyer Jake Cherwinski, who specializes in crypto. According to him, VanEck and SolidX withdrew the app to launch a Bitcoin-based...

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IFRIC did not recognize Bitcoin as legal tender

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are neither a financial asset nor a legal means of payment, according to the decision of the IFRIC. It is reported by The Korea Times. At an IFRIC meeting this summer, cryptocurrencies were classified as intangible assets - identifiable non-monetary assets that...

As deliverable futures start trading BTC is growing in price

As deliverable futures start trading BTC is growing in price

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Bitcoin is expected to increase in cost. Today is going to be the debut of trading the futures contracts that are proposed by Intercontinental Exchange Inc. which may affect the delivery of the digital currency, a new episode in Bitcoin’s turbulent history. As to industry analysts, the initial...

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