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Revolut fires employees

Revolut employees told about wave of layoffs under pressure

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More than 50 Revolut fintech startup employees have lost their jobs. The company invited them to either write a letter of resignation by agreement of the parties with the payment of a small compensation or to be dismissed for unsatisfactory work, reports Wired. Layoffs affected Revolut employees...

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Nassim Taleb closed his Coinbase account

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The philosopher and author of the cult work “Black Swan” Nassim Taleb closed his account on the American bitcoin exchange Coinbase. He complained that his support request was ignored. I closed the @coinbase account (opened a few months ago). Like Must, they answered me (blue check) when I...

Splinterlands migrated to Hive

Hive overtakes Steem after Splinterlands app migration

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Splinterlands, the largest decentralized app on the Steem blockchain, migrated to the Hive network. This allowed the “rebel” platform to overtake its predecessor for the first time in terms of the number of transactions and the market value of the token. The Hive network was formed on March 23...

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Cryptomom is nominated for second term as SEC Commissioner

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Known for her friendship with digital assets, Hester Peirce has been nominated by US President Donald Trump for a second term as Special Commissioner for the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is reported by Bloomberg. If she is approved by the US Senate, her term of office, which expires on...

Civil startup closed

Civil blockchain startup announces closure

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A journalistic blockchain startup from New York Civil announced the closure after four years of operation. This was reported on the project website. According to CEO of Civil Matthew Iles, the company created an innovative product, but later it turned out that the project could not support itself...

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Square Crypto gave a new Lightning Network development grant

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Jack Dorsey's Square Crypto announced the allocation of another grant for the development of Bitcoin's Layer 2 network, Lightning Network's infrastructure. It was received by the Spanish developers' team Talaia, working on the service The Eye of Satoshi. The Eye of Satoshi is the so-called...

Joseph Kahn trading

Eminem's & Lady Gaga's clips director became a crypto trader

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Well-known American music video director Joseph Kahn talked about his passion for crypto trading. On his Twitter, he shared how much he managed to earn on a new hobby. Kahn created clips for celebrities such as Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Eminem, and many others. Now the famous...

Bitcoin crypto exchange

Every sixth bitcoin is stored on crypto exchange wallets

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The balance of the largest exchanges has 3.1 million BTC ($29.3 billion), or about 16.5% of the market supply of the first cryptocurrency. It is reported by The Block. Since February 9, when this volume was 3.43 million BTC (or almost every fifth bitcoin), today the figure has decreased by 10%....

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Bitmain introduces Antminer T19 for Bitcoin mining

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Bitmain, a leading manufacturer of mining equipment, has launched the new Antminer T19 device. It is suitable for mining BTC and other crypto coins on the SHA256 algorithm. Key features of the model:...

Bitcoin commission halving

The average size of commissions in the Bitcoin network fell

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Almost three weeks after the halving, the commissions on the bitcoin network dropped to the indicators recorded immediately before this event. According to Bitinfocharts, on May 27, the average commission size fell to $2.40, although seven days earlier it exceeded $6.6. Over the past two days, this...

Vitalii Antonenko Bitcoin fraud

Man faces 20 years in jail for laundering $94 million in BTC

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Vitalii Antonenko, a New Yorker, faces 20 years in prison and a large fine for a number of crimes using bitcoin. This was reported on the website of the US Attorney's Office. Antonenko is accused of a series of cybercrimes with the aim of stealing information about bank cards. According to...

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Gemini exchange to integrate with Samsung blockchain wallet

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Samsung’s South Korean technology conglomerate integrates the custodial and trading service of the Gemini BTC exchange into a blockchain wallet. Users through the application will be able to buy, sell, exchange, and store digital assets. Tyler Winklevoss, one of the co-founders of Gemini, said...

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Laszlo Hanyecz spent on pizza more Bitcoins than expected

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American developer Laszlo Hanyecz, who went down in the history of bitcoin as the person who made the first documented purchase using cryptocurrency, said he actually spent significantly more than 10,000 BTC on pizzas. On May 22, 2010, Hanyecz purchased two pizzas for 10,000 BTC. Traditionally, on...

Tencent blockchain investment

Tencent will direct $70 billion to develop blockchain and IT

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent is going to allocate 500 billion yuan ($70 billion) for about five years to develop IT infrastructure. It is reported by Reuters. The funds will go towards the implementation of cybersecurity, AI, and cloud computing. Other spheres include blockchain, data centers,...

Blue Mockingbird hack Monero

1000 corporate servers mined Monero for hackers

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The hacker group Blue Mockingbird hacked at least a thousand corporate servers to install a hidden miner for the Monero cryptocurrency on them, ZDNet reports. According to cybersecurity experts from Red Canary, hackers exploited vulnerability CVE-2019-18935 in the platform of client interface...

PornVisory token PVY

PornVisory introduces reward token for viewing adult content

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The creators of the adult platform PornVisory plan to introduce native PVY tokens, which will be charged to viewers for watching the content, reports Cointelegraph. The founder of the project, Veronica Noschese, believes that there is a natural synergy between cryptocurrencies and the “18+...

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Reddit founder announced the onset of crypto spring

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The current state of the digital currency industry allows us to talk about the advent of "cryptocurrency." An important role in this is played by not even a significant increase in the price of bitcoin since the March market crash, but rather progress in the development of blockchain...

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Justin Sun is accused of cheating on the Twitter poll

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Head of TRON Foundation Justin Sun launched a survey on his Twitter account, asking subscribers to choose between Tron 4.0 and Ethereum 2.0. Users accused him of cheating votes, noting a sharp change in the results in favor of Tron. The poll was published on May 23, for the first day 20 thousand...

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