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China

Chinese BTC owners will be able to pass coin by inheritance

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A bill on the inheritance of Internet property, including cryptocurrency, has recently been submitted to the Chinese government. Proponents of the adoption of such a document emphasize that the conditions for amending civil law on inheritance are already ripe. That was reported by local media,...

Grayscale

Grayscale predicts bitcoin gain after CBDC launch

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The launch of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) will increase the demand for bitcoin in the global market, analysts at Grayscale say. They note that central bank tokens are regulated instruments. They can be applied within certain boundaries and according to the rules approved by the...

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs will hold a conference on investing in BTC

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On May 27, Goldman Sachs will hold a telephone conference on the prospects for the US economy and the impact of the current crisis on assets such as gold and bitcoin. The event will be hosted by Goldman’s Investment Strategy Group IT Director Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Harvard University Economics...

LocalBitcoins

Africa outperforms Latin America at LocalBitcoins

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For a long time, Latin America led the ranking of regions in terms of the scale of bitcoin trade. Investments in BTC through LocalBitcoins and Paxful have been rising in Venezuela, Argentina, and various countries in the region over the past two years. Still, now the leader position in this rating...

Bitcoin Pizza Day

The crypto community has celebrated Bitcoin Pizza Day

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Exactly ten years ago, on May 22, 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz made the first-ever purchase for bitcoin by buying two pizzas for 10,000 BTC. On May 18, Laszlo posted a post on BitcoinTalk stating that he was ready to give 10,000 BTC for two large pizzas from Papa John’s. Of course, Papa John’s did not...

Ruble

Blockchain.com wallet developers announce ruble support

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The development team of the Blockchain.com crypto wallet purposes to add support for the Russian currency soon. Currently, users of the service can perform operations with the Turkish lira, US dollar, euro, and British pound. The team lately published a development program for the upcoming years....

Terrorism

Chainalysis dispels talks of terrorists actively use crypto

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The analytical company Chainalysis has published a report that dispels the myth around the use of cryptos to finance terrorism. At the same time, the company points out the harm caused by such misinformation to cryptocurrencies and the reputation of the companies working with them. Chainalysis...

Arrest

Huobi cryptocurrency exchange scammers arrested in China

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Chinese law enforcement officers arrested a group of scammers who impersonated employees of the Huobi cryptocurrency exchange. Local news outlet Jinse reports that police detained 12 people. These people, through various cryptographic groups on WeChat, spread calls to invest in some kind of...

Cosmos

Coinbase custodian platform added Cosmos staking support

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Coinbase Custody, the custodial platform of the American cryptocurrency company Coinbase for institutional investors, added support for Cosmos token staking (ATOM). This feature will allow Coinbase Custody customers to store ATOM tokens and generate passive income. Coinbase Custody did not disclose...

Blockchain developer

Best Blockchain Development Companies in Eastern Europe

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No more than a dozen years ago, the reliability of blockchain technology was called into question, but by the beginning of 2020, most professionals recognized it as a smart solution to business problems. And the technology began to grow more actively. The ever-growing demand for blockchain...

Binance

China approves Binance listing in the national domain zone

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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance registered a domain name through the government of China. In April, the Ministry of Industry and Information of China approved the domain name Binance.cn. The domain name is registered with Shanghai Bi Nai Shi Information Technology (the name says Binance...

Cash App

Cash App helps users automatically invest in Bitcoins

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Square payment network said that bitcoins and promotions are now on the menu of Cash App users who would like to “minimize the impact of market fluctuations.” Square's Cash App now allows users to make automated Bitcoin purchases at regular intervals. The Cash App already has a Bitcoin wallet,...

Hack

Hackers attacked supercomputers in Europe for mining plans

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Hackers tried to crack supercomputers in European countries last week to use their power to mine crypto. Entire clusters of supercomputers were stabbed in several countries, such as Germany, the UK, Spain, and Switzerland. Hackers tried to crack mainly university machines. Last Monday, the press...

CME

CME Bitcoin options market activity increases after halving

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Trading volumes and open interest in the CME Group bitcoin options market increased after a reduction in remuneration for a (halving) block last Monday. According to data from the analytical company Skew, open interest (or the number of open positions) grew from $ 35 million on May 11 to $ 142...

Bitcoin Cash

What is Bitcoin Cash?

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After the vote for the introduction of the SegWit2x protocol, in Summer 2017, the hard fork of the leading crypto was released. That is precisely how owners of Bitcoins become owners of Bitcoin Cash, and how the currency was made. This fork is the largest and loudest in the history of digital...

Visa

Visa filed patent application for "digital fiat currency"

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Visa payment company filed a patent application for "digital fiat currency." On Thursday, May 14, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the Visa patent application, which was incipiently filed in November 2019. The application describes a system for combining the advantages of...

Pantera Capital

Pantera Capital CEO tells why rulers won't let stablecoins

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Pantera Capital's founding partner and CEO Orchid (OXT), Dr. Stephen Waterhouse, said the US government would never allow private companies to challenge the dollar. In an interview that was recorded before the head of Telegram, Pavel Durov, officially announced the abandonment of the TON...

Glassnode

Glassnode analysts noted a decrease in major Ether holders

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A report from the Glassnode platform said that since the beginning of 2020, the number of large holders or so-called “whales” has been declining. This week, on the Ethereum network, the number of addresses with 10,000 ETH and bleat dropped to 1,050. This is the lowest since last January. In...

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