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Coinbase margin trading

Largest US Bitcoin exchange Coinbase launched margin trading

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Leading US crypto company Coinbase had announced the launch of margin trading on its Coinbase Pro platform. The report said that retail and institutional clients were able to open positions with leverage up to 3x in all pairs with the US dollar. At the initial stage, this option is available to...

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Media: parcels with explosives and ransom in bitcoins

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Parcels containing explosives and a ransom note in bitcoins have been revealed at post offices in several cities in the Netherlands, according to The New York Times. NYT writes that after a postal worker in an Amsterdam office heard an unusual hissing sound in one of the sorted packages on...

Telegram SEC John Hyman

Telegram investor confirms SEC's arguments against platform

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission has taken evidence from former Telegram investment adviser John Hyman. He said that in 2018 Telegram sold investment contracts for Gram tokens not only to TON platform investors but also to underwriters who were involved for wider distribution of tokens....

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Ukraine: hackers stole cryptocurrency with phishing software

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During a special operation in the Odessa region, two men were detained suspected of developing malicious software to steal cryptocurrency. This was reported by the press service of the local cyber police. The program created by hackers used a phishing mechanism. At the time of the transaction, it...

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More than 40 German banks want to become Bitcoin custodians

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According to the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, more than 40 banks are interested in obtaining a license for crypto depository services, reports Handelsblatt. On January 1, 2020, the updated Anti-Money Laundering Law entered into force, which requires a license to provide customers...

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Hacked Altsbit bitcoin exchange announces its closure

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The Altsbit cryptocurrency exchange, which lost $285 thousand as a result of the hack on February 5, announced the closure. withdrawal instructions published.https://t.co/w73IrCRmEQ— Altsbit (@altsbit) February 9, 2020 A significant part of the facilities was in cold storage. These assets...

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Justin Sun admitted that Tron is a shitcoin

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TRON founder Justin Sun, in a conversation with a popular bitcoin podcast maker, Peter McCormack, called his cryptocurrency a shitcoin. My exclusive interview with @justinsuntron is now available.Hot tip for a Pulitzer. pic.twitter.com/TZaedkezOX— Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) February 9,...

Switzerland FINMA rules

New mandatory identification for senders of $1000 in crypto

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The Swiss Financial Market Supervision Authority has announced new amendments aimed at combating money laundering. Now, when carrying out cryptocurrency transactions on the exchange for an amount of more than a thousand francs (about $1,024), it will be necessary to pass identification, according...

Li Wenliang smart contract

Smart contract given to dead doctor who alerted coronavirus

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A smart contract was created on the basis of Ethereum, dedicated to Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor, who was the first to warn of an impending coronavirus epidemic. He died in a hospital in Wuhan the day before yesterday. The smart contract code contains a biography of the deceased doctor. The...

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IOTA founders quarrel on Twitter: even charges of exit scam

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IOTA founder David Sonstebo and former board member Sergei Ivancheglo quarrel on Twitter. The conflict began with Ivancheglo’s tweet about refusing further cooperation on the development of the Jinn Labs startup and his readiness to sue Sonstebo with a demand to pay him 25 million MIOTA coins...

TRUMP-2020 crypto FTX

FTX exchange users could trade Trump re-election futures

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Binance-supported FTX cryptocurrency exchange has added the TRUMP-2020 futures contract, which allows you to earn on the results of the US presidential election scheduled for November 3 this year. According to FTX representatives, this financial instrument works in the same way as the rest of the...

Bitcoin SV Genesis

Genesis hard fork took place in the Bitcoin SV network

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On January 4 in the morning, the planned Genesis hard fork on the Bitcoin SV network took place. The update was activated on block 620 538. According to the observations of BitMEX researchers, the following block, found after an update, 620 538, was found invalid because the client version 0.2.1...

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Justin Sun met Warren Buffett and gave him the first bitcoin

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Justin Sun announced that a meeting with billionaire Warren Buffett, which was planned last year, successfully happened. Amazing dinner w/ @WarrenBuffett finally! Thx for your support & advice on how to take #TRON to the next level! Loved our talk on #Bitcoin, @Tesla & #TRON! Glad to...

Belarus mining crypto

A man was mining in basement of children educational center

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Law enforcement authorities opened a criminal case against a resident of Minsk, who illegally installed a mining farm in the basement of one of the children's educational institutions. This was reported by the agency Minsk-News. The father-in-law, working in the institution as a worker, helped the...

McAfee Elon Musk scam

Elon Musk complained about crypto scammers: McAfee replied

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Famous entrepreneur John McAfee believes that the problem of cryptocurrency fraud on the social network Twitter can be solved in a day. So he replied to the head of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, who said that the attackers reached a new level. Musk takes Twitter to task over fake accounts...

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Justin Sun promises to transform Internet with new project

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Justin Sun revealed the details of a project called MPC Torch, which is part of the user-centric TRONZ protocol, which is based on zk-SNARKS technology. According to the TRON Foundation's CEO, to date, 20 people have already joined the project, and now he is inviting representatives of the wide...

Ethereum mining 2019

Ethereum miners “dug up” $936 million in 2019: 75% less 2018

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According to The Block researchers, last year Ethereum miners mined $936 million worth of cryptocurrency. The decline compared to the previous period was about 75%. Largely due to the advent of ASIC devices, the air hash rate reached a historic maximum in August 2018 at around 292 TH/s. After that,...

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Arcane Research: cryptocurrency “fear and greed index” rose

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A recent Arcane Research report says that amid a recent 9,500 bitcoin test, the crypto “fear and greed index” rose to last August's. The index has been growing since mid-December amid a general recovery in prices for many crypto assets. This indicates a growing optimism among market...

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