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litecoin 8 years

8 years - $500 billion transactions made in Litecoin network

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Litecoin, also known as Digital Silver, celebrated its 8th birthday on Sunday, October 13th. One of the oldest cryptos in the space, today Litecoin ranks sixth in terms of capitalization in the CoinMarketCap rating. The network was launched on October 13, 2011, and this date is considered the...

Ripple BRD wallet

Ripple announces rebranding and investments in BRD wallet

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The xCurrent payment system and the xVia corporate payment API from fintech company Ripple are included in the single RippleNet brand. At the same time, a California-based company invested 750,000 in a BRD wallet, which will now add support for the XRP token. Representatives of Ripple reported on...

OpenLibra partner refute

4 prospective OpenLibra partners refute participation in it

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The author of the initiative to create an alternative version of the digital currency Libra incorrectly provided information about some of the project participants. So, representatives of Tendermint, Chainlink, Web3 Foundation and Hashed denied their participation in it, CoinDesk reports. Earlier...

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Blockchain and decentralization at WCIT 2019 conference

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The most long-awaited IT conference of the year was held in Armenia. It also covered the topic of using the blockchain technology. WCIT 2019 was held in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan from October 6 to 9 with the support and under the high patronage of the Government of the Republic of Armenia. It...

TON GRAM Coinbase

Coinbase custody adds TON's GRAM token support

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The custodial division of Coinbase announced its readiness to add support for GRAM tokens of the upcoming Telegram Open Network project. In addition to GRAM, Coinbase Custody is going to add Solana (SOL) and Orchid (OXT) coins after launching the respective networks. Company representatives...

Zuckerberg Libra Congress

Mark Zuckerberg will testify in the US Congress about Libra

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The head of the largest social network Facebook Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Committee on financial services of the US House of Representatives. This was reported on the website of the department. Hearings on “studying the impact of Facebook on financial services and housing” will be...

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EC promised to introduce single rules for regulating crypto

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The current Executive Vice President of the European Commission for Financial Services and Economics Valdis Dombrovskis promised, in the event of his re-election to this post, to introduce new rules for regulating the cryptocurrency industry. It is reported by Reuters. According to him, in light of...

Ukraine: propose to legalize mining and create crypto valley

Ukraine: propose to legalize mining and create crypto valley

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On Monday, October 7, a meeting was held on the regulation of the crypto and blockchain industry in Ukraine. Representatives of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the Verkhovna Rada, the Office of Effective Regulation (BRDO), as well as relevant associations and businesses participated in it....

Armenia crypto mining

A case on theft of $1 million from sale of miners in Armenia

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Armenian law enforcement authorities suspect a 22-year-old citizen of stealing $1,046,000 from the sale of equipment for cryptocurrency mining. In October last year, the suspect met with a potential buyer and offered him to purchase the Z9 mini ASIC miner, the News-Armenia news agency reported...

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PayPal didn't attend Libra Association meeting

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Representatives of the payment company PayPal did not attend a meeting with members of the Libra Association in Washington, where they discussed a strategy for cooperation with regulators amid fierce criticism of the project. According to sources in the Financial Times, only PayPal was not present...

Chainalysis ERC-20 tokens

Chainalysis tracks suspicious transactions on 10 ETH tokens

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Chainalysis, an analytic startup, added support for 10 ERC-20 tokens to its solution to counter money laundering using cryptocurrencies. This was reported by The Block. Support added for Maker, Dai, 0x, OmiseGo, Basic Attention Token, and other assets. Chainalysis will also provide its customers...

OhioCrypto suspension

Ohio state stops accepting tax payments in bitcoins

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Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprag announced the suspension of the OhioCrypto.com web service, which allowed companies registered in the region to pay taxes in bitcoins. Ohio opened the opportunity for businesses to pay taxes with cryptocurrency in November 2018. The service was organized in partnership...

bitcoin zero energy

Scientists proposed alter bitcoin with 0 energy consumption

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Scientists from the Lausanne Polytechnic School claim that they have developed an algorithm that will ensure the security of cryptocurrency transactions at the bitcoin level with practically zero energy consumption. According to Professor Rashid Gerraui, unlike the first cryptocurrency, the new...

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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....

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...

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...

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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