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Bitcoin loses refuge appeal as investors flee riskier assets

Bitcoin loses refuge appeal as investors flee riskier assets

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In recent weeks Bitcoin got refuge designation, but it started losing it rapidly as the largest crypto joins the global slide in riskier assets. After rallying while U.S. investments fell earlier in the month, Bitcoin has followed stocks lower, with the digital asset plunging about 14% this week...

Bitmex ad The Times

Regulator accused BitMEX of publishing an incorrect BTC ad

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The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which is a self-regulatory organization, has notified HDR Global Trading Ltd (BitMEX operator) that the first cryptocurrency ad, posted on January 3 this year in The Times, is misleading and also contains exaggerations. So, the ASA emphasized that on...

BTC takes a premium in Hong Kong and Argentina amid sell-off

BTC takes a premium in Hong Kong and Argentina amid sell-off

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The riot in Hong Kong and Argentina made local investors give a premium for Bitcoin. Elections uncertainty brought to a peso plunge in Argentina and lately, BTC was selling for $12000 on a P2P platform LocalBitcoins, this is 10% greater than on the bulk of crypto exchanges all over the world....

Lenta hack $500k btc

Extortionists want $500k in BTC not to poison Lenta's goods

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The Russian trading network "Lenta" wrote a statement to the police because of a video message in which unidentified people demand to pay bitcoins in the amount of $500 thousand under the threat of food poisoning in stores. It is reported by Fontanka. The ransomware’s video message was...

Seed CX BTC swaps

Seed CX еxchange begins testing deliverable bitcoin swaps

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Chicago-based cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX has begun the final phase of testing deliverable margin bitcoin swaps, reports The Block. According to representatives of Seed SEF, which specializes in swaps of the exchange division, testing will last throughout August. If the results are successful,...

Report: since 2019, scammers stole $4.3 billion in crypto

Report: since 2019, scammers stole $4.3 billion in crypto

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Since the beginning of 2019, cybercriminals have stolen $4.3 billion in cryptocurrencies. This is evidenced by the CipherTrace company's new report on cybersecurity and analytics of blockchain networks, reports Cointelegraph. Researchers analyzed types of crime using digital currencies such as...

Chainlink liquidates tokens

Chainlink could carry out a huge liquidation of its tokens

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The Chainlink team was suspected of large-scale liquidation of LINK tokens. For a month and a half, the project capitalization decreased by $600 million, Trustnodes reports. On July 6, a recruitment message was posted on the project’s Twitter page, which, according to some observers, was the...

Mukesh Ambani blockchain

India's richest man to launch a new blockchain

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On of the Indian mobile operator', Reliance Jio Infocomm, owned by the country's richest man Mukesh Ambani, intends to launch its own blockchain within a year. This was stated by Ambani himself. “From the first day, tens of thousands of active nodes will be online,” he stressed. So, it is...

Coinbase adds Algorand

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase Pro will add support for Algorand

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On August 14, US leading Bitcoin exchange Coinbase Pro will add support for the Algorand token and allow users to make deposits for at least 12 hours before the opening of trading. So, trading in the ALGO in pair with USD will be launched in several stages: initially, traders will be able to place...

Amazon removed "blockchain" job

Amazon removed "blockchain" from a job after hype in media

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Amazon, an online retailer, published a job of a software developer on LinkedIn, who, among other things, was supposed to do “work on the blockchain.” Later, the company was forced to remove the mention of blockchain from the text of the vacancy due to media hype. So, according to the initial...

Balaji Srinivasan behind nakamoto.com

Balaji Srinivasan may be behind the mysterious nakamoto.com

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Nakamoto.com is nearly half older the age of the Bitcoin network, and it redirected most of its existence to a personal web page from a San Francisco developer named Brian T. Nakamoto. However, now it reads: “Bitcoin is a country. HODL or GTFO". So, according to CoinDesk sources, the site is...

Blackmoon will list TON

Telegram vice president's Blackmoon will sale Gram token

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Gram tokens will appear on the Blackmoon platform's exchange, which Pavel Durov's messenger Telegram plans to release as part of its Telegram Open Network (TON) project. This was reported to vc.ru by a representative of the Blackmoon Financial Group. One of the founders of the Blackmoon Financial...

Binance hacker attack

Binance users' data in Telegram chat: hacker wants 300 BTC

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There has come a piece of information on the Internet that the Binance exchange was allegedly hacked. Now “1000s of KYC data” of users are in one of the Telegram chats. The head of the exchange, Changpeng Zhao, has already commented on the situation, stressing that the incident is being...

CEO of Circle: Correlation between BTC and yuan

CEO of Circle: Correlation between BTC and yuan

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Circle cryptocurrency's company CEO Jeremy Allaire has joined other prominent industry representatives who believe that Bitcoin has become a defensive asset with which investors can hedge risks associated with global instability. He is convinced that the rampant nationalism, as well as currency and...

Bitcoin price

Bitcoin price reached a three-week high

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Today, August 5, the price of BTC jumped to the levels above $11,600, the last time observed in the second half of July. As you can see, the pulse growth was accompanied by a surge in trading volumes. “According to the old tradition,” Bitcoin pulled along with the rest of the market. ...

blockchain regulation in South Korea

Non-regulated zone for blockchain development in South Korea

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The South Korean government has declared Busan (the second-largest city in South Korea) a “non-regulatory zone” for blockchain technologies' development. In particular, following the example of the Swiss Zug, Busan will open for a number of initiatives in the field of finance, public security,...

Bitmain expects positive results despite $625 million losses

Bitmain expects positive results despite $625 million losses

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The leading manufacturer of Bitcoin mining equipment Bitmain suffered losses in January-February of 2019 totaling $625.000.000. Nevertheless, the company expects that high demand for new 7-nm devices will allow it to end the year with positive results, writes Cryptoglobe with reference to local...

Walmart attempts to patent a method of using cryptocurrency

Walmart attempts to patent a method of using cryptocurrency

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It seems that Walmart also desires to follow Facebook’s example and try itself in the world of cryptocurrencies. The giant retailer is trying to patent a way to apply digital coin attached to a usual fiat currency, which intends to all cheaper and quicker transactions as well as loyalty features....

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