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Vitalik Buterin Proposes Higher Staking Rewards for Upcoming ETH PoS Algorithm
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin proposed a higher staking reward for the upcoming proof-of-stake (PoS) algorithm implementation on the Ethereum blockchain on GitHub on April 20.
You can now bet bitcoin on Game of thrones season 8
Bitcoin faucet platform FreeBitco.in has launched a betting system for Game of Thrones that will reward winners in Bitcoin.
Binance Chain Is Not A Threat To Ethereum, Says Weiss Ratings
As Binance’s release of the Binance Chain is imminent, which the Binance DEX will run on top of, Weiss Ratings has said that the blockchain will not compete with Ethereum, but is more focused on disrupting the exchange industry by introducing a decentralized exchange.
Campaign to Raise $1 Mln in Crypto for Venezuelans Registers 60,000 Beneficiaries
A charitable campaign to enable the direct transfer of $1 million in crypto donations to Venezuelans has registered around 60,000 verified beneficiaries and raised $272,000 to date. The news was revealed in an interview with the campaign’s leader, Steve Hanke, with National Public Radio on April 21.
Microsoft Korea: Country Faces Growing Threat From Stealth Crypto Mining Attacks
Microsoft Korea has claimed the country is facing an increase in cryptojacking incidents, according to a report from local English-language daily The Korea Times, published on April 22.
British Virgin Islands Bolsters Emergency Plan with Crypto Wallet
The partnership mainly regards the facilitation of emergency funding for the British Virgin Islands as well as payments between islands.
Blockchain Patent Granted to Cybersecurity Company Owned by U.S. Defense Contractor
Documents published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 16 reveal that Texas-based cybersecurity company Forcepoint has been awarded a blockchain-related patent.
Chilean Government Introduces New Cryptocurrency and Fintech Regulation Bill to Congress
The Minister of Finance of the Chilean government Felipe Larraín announced the introduction of a bill regulating cryptocurrencies and fintech to Congress, Cointelegraph Spain reported on April 15.
Brazil: Highest Inflation In 4 Years Propels Bitcoin Volume To Record Highs
The inflation rate in Brazil, the world’s ninth largest economy, spiked to its highest level in four years, driving more people to Bitcoin, as indicated by the recent rise in Bitcoin trading volumes.
3% of American Retirees Own Some Bitcoin, While 33% Have No Idea What Bitcoin Is: Survey
About 3% of American retirees claimed to own some bitcoin (BTC) in a new survey released by precious metals-focused magazine Gold IRA Guide on April 17.
Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Zaif to Resume Activity Seven Months After Hack
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif announced that the transfer of the business from Tech Bureau to Fisco Digital Asset Group (FDAG) will become effective on April 22, and that normal activity will resume on the next day. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the developments on April 20.
Now You Can Have your Game of Thrones Crypto Collectibles
If you like Crypto and you are also a fan of the popular Tv Series Game of Thrones, then… What a time to be alive. A startup has created the first set of crypto collectibles inspired in the most viewed TV series of the year.
Cryptocurrency Kiosks Company BelcoBTM Integrates XRP Across 12 Stores in New Jersey
XRP is once again on hottest bulletins of adoption – one of the USA cryptocurrency kiosks company, BelcoBTM announces the support of XRP in its crypto ATMs installed across 12 stores in New Jersey.
Litecoin is Gearing Up for a 500% Price Increase?
In its latest report, Binance research tackles the upcoming Litecoin halving scheduled for August 6th, this year.
Cryptocurrency Bear Market Waning, Going Through Accumulation Phase, Says Report
The cryptocurrency bear market is winding down and is in its final stage, the accumulation phase, according to a report from digital assets fund Adamant Capital published on April 18.
Clem Chambers: Bitcoin Winter Is Over And the Price is Going Up, Possibly to $10K This Year
Crypto winter is over, and that’s according to Clem Chambers. While some analysts have recently expressed some bearish sentiments and have been expecting Bitcoin to drop down to $2,500, Chambers has been all bullish expecting the crypto to finally gain enough momentum to push through the $5k resistance and cruise upwards. Clem Chambers is the CEO of ADVFN, a popular website focused on stocks and investments.
Malware Crypto Ransoms Rose By Almost 90% in Q1: Report
The average cryptocurrency payout for ransomware attacks rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2019, according to a firm that helps victims pay ransoms.
Analyst: Bitcoin (BTC) Likely to Soon See Massive Volatility as Golden Cross Pattern Forms
After losing its major upwards momentum roughly ten days ago when Bitcoin failed to break above $5,400, BTC has been able to hold steady above $5,000 and has tepidly clawed its way upwards towards $5,300.
Chinese Company Lost $23 Million Allegedly Mining Cryptocurrency In Secret
Huatie HengAn, a subsidiary of Huatie has been sold for $2 million. Reports indicate that the company’s value plunged by about 90 percent from an initial valuation of $25 million, all in the space of one year.
Overstock’s tZERO Token Market Misses Closing Date for $100 Million Raise
Overstock’s tZERO security token trading platform has once again failed to close on a capital injection by the targeted date.
The Reserve Bank of India’s Regulatory Sandbox Accepts Blockchain, Excludes Crypto
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the terms of its regulatory sandbox in report on April 18. Per the terms of the sandbox, various applications of blockchain technology can be tested, while cryptocurrency-related projects are clearly excluded.
Iota, IoT Firm Evrythng Partner to Increase Transparency for Consumer Goods Supply Chain
Iota and internet of things (IoT) firm Evrythng announced a partnership to combine and apply their distributed ledger and IoT technologies to provide greater transparency for consumer goods supply chains. The news was revealed in a press release on April 17.
Anatoliy Wasserman explained what is wrong with cryptocurrencies
“Cryptocurrencies have a lot of problems, and at the moment they are only a means of exchange speculation.” believes Anatoly Wasserman, a journalist and economic analyst.
US Gov’t Blockchain Spending Expected to Increase 1,000% Between 2017-2022
The United States federal government is expected to raise its blockchain spending to $123.5 million by 2022 — an over 1,000% increase as compared with the $10.7 million it spent in 2017. The forecast was made in a report from IDC Government Insights, published on April 18.
US SEC and FINRA to Discuss Digital Assets at Joint Broker-Dealer Meeting in June
Two United States regulators, namely the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), will discuss cryptocurrency at a broker-dealer meeting on June 27. The SEC announced the opening of registration for the event on April 16 on its website.
Official Chinese Currency Renminbi to Become Cryptocurrency, Expert Says
Donald Tapscott, executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, stated that the official Chinese currency, the renminbi (RMB), will become a cryptocurrency, in an interview with Bloomberg on April 17.
Binance quietly removed some Wall Street jargon from its token’s white paper
Unless you’ve had a very quiet week, you’re unlikely to have noticed a small yet significant change in Binance’s whitepaper.
French Gov’t Minister Open to Enabling Crypto Donations for Notre Dame
France’s Minister of State for the Digital Sector, Cédric O, has said he is open to cooperating with cryptocurrency platforms to enable crypto donations for the reconstruction of the Notre Dame cathedral. The news was reported by Bloomberg on April 17.
ICE’s Bakkt Has Issues. A N.Y. Crypto License Might Fix Them
Intercontinental Exchange Inc. has been facing resistance from federal regulators over a key part of its ambitious plan to bring Bitcoin to the masses.
Big corporates back crypto 'plumbing' despite currency caution
Major finance and tech firms are pouring money into startups building technology to develop the crypto market, even though they’re steering clear of the volatile currencies themselves.
Binance CFO: Big uptick in over-the-counter Bitcoin trading volume
The Bitcoin price pump has brought life back into the market, says a Binance executive.
Carrefour wants to track 20% of its products on the blockchain by 2020
Carrefour is betting big on distributed ledger tech. The french supermarket behemoth wants to track 20 percent of all of its in-house products on the blockchain by the end of 2019.
Weiss Ratings CEO Interview: Crypto Ratings are Needed to Cut Through Hype and Fear
Ledger Execs Interview: Bitcoin and Crypto Far From Dead, Huge Potential Upside
Alexander Zeidelson: The Future Lies In Private Cryptocurrencies
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