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Bitcoin hashrate

Bitcoin hash drop reduced block finding speed by 60%

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The recent sharp drop in the price of bitcoin has forced miners to disconnect some of the equipment. That led to a 60% increase, in the time spent on average finding a new block. Such data were cited by Ankit Chiplunkar, a leading researcher at TokenAnalyst. 1/4) Bitcoin prices fell by 50% in the...

Hive

A hardfork took place in Steem blockchain

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Steem's blogging platform has restarted on the new Hive.io blockchain after Justin Sun’s Tron Foundation CEO’s attempt to seize power. It’s been a wild 24 hours 🥳- We have had a successful launch - A major listing announced through @BittrexExchange- Many dApps already up and running 💪...

Latin America

Latin America LocalBitcoins trading rises due to quarantine

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Amid the closure of banks due to quarantine in Venezuela, the popularity of bitcoin began to grow again. That's evidenced by the trading volume of BTC on the peer-to-peer platform LocalBitcoins. ...

Weibo

Data of 538M Weibo accounts sold on the darknet for BTCs

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The Chinese counterpart to Twitter, Sina Weibo microblogging service, has been hacked. 538 million Weibo users data was sold on telephone numbers for 0.177 BTC. Private data of users is tied to 172 million numbers, including an identifier, password, gender, geolocation, number of Weibo posts,...

Silk Road

Silk Road Coin Presentation by LGR Group

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The time is past when tossing a single coin was already an added value. There are currently hundreds of coins and thousands of tokens in the world of cryptocurrencies, and therefore when a company wants to succeed it must offer not just one coin or one token, but an entire value proposition for an...

Bitcoin

Bitcoin hashrate drops amid stability on Ethereum network

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The hashrate of the leading crypto coin network decreased to 82.28 EH/s. Since March 12, when the cost of bitcoin fell to below $5000, the total computing power has lost about 34%. A similar pointer of Ethereum at the same time remains relatively stable since the end of February, although quotes...

Banca Sella

The Italian bank lets customers trade bitcoins

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Clients of the Italian bank Banca Sella got the opportunity to carry out operations with bitcoin. Transactions go through the Hype platform. The Bank acts as an intermediary to prevent potential security risks when exchanging on crypto exchanges. The platform is already adopted by about 1.2 million...

Jack Dorsey

Square plans to open its own bank in 2021

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Square payment corporation got qualified permission from the US FDIC to open a bank for manufacturing lending. That was announced by the company's CEO Jack Dorsey. Square Receives Conditional FDIC Approval for Industrial Loan Charter Application for Deposit Insurance https://t.co/Sll1UzWVU6—...

STEEM

The price of STEEM rose by 181% in just a day

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The price of the STEEM coin per day increased significantly, which allowed it to achieve a capitalization of more than $121 million and rise to 37th place in the rating of the most influential digital currencies. At the time of writing, the price of STEEM is $ 0.35. The value of the coin began to...

Changpeng Zhao

CEO of Binance has promised not to let Bitcoin depreciate

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The head of the successful cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Changpeng Zhao, said that he would not allow the price of BTC to drop to zero. Still worried about #btc going to 0?Don't! So long as I have a penny left, it won't happen.— CZ Binance 🔶🔶🔶 (@cz_binance) March 17, 2020 ...

Justin Sun

Justin Sun will stay with Steem, but without community

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Following the effort by CEO of Tron Foundation Justin Sun to seize power over the Steem blogging platform, its members intend to migrate to the new Hive.io blockchain. “He did not realize that the value of these tokens is in the community. If there is no support for it, tokens become useless,”...

Nvidia

Nvidia offers GPU miners help in the fight against COVID-19

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Video card and chip maker Nvidia has urged users to provide computing power to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. PC Gamers, let’s put those GPUs to work. Join us and our friends at @OfficialPCMR in supporting [email protected] and donating unused GPU computing power to fight against COVID-19! Learn...

Starbucks

Bakkt begins testing a crypto payment option for Starbucks

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Bakkt crypto platform has started testing the Bakkt Cash option in the Starbucks application, with which consumers can pay for purchases in the coffee shop chain. We're reducing payment costs for merchants, improving their bottom line.Open your @Starbucks app account settings to see our first...

Android application

BTC ransomware built an Android app as a COVID-19 tracker

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Attackers use panic because of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) to spread cryptocurrency ransomware applications. Previously, under the pretense of a COVID-19 tracker, cybercriminals distributed desktop versions of the software. Now, similar programs are downloaded by many users of Android...

USDCoin

Amount of USDC in circulation reached a record high

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The number of USDCoins (USDC) in circulation, stablecoin from Circle startup, has grown amid falling markets. On March 14, CEO Circle Jeremy Allair announced reaching 568 million, and on Monday, March 16, the figure exceeded $597 million. 1/ #USDC surging in market demand over the past days,...

What is STO?

What is Security Token Offering (STO)?

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All about Security Token Offering Security Token Offering (STO) is a method of investing in blockchain projects. Investors are purchasing tokenized securities that are sold on crypto exchanges. As this public offering is related to securities, it’s evident that STOs are more regulated than ICOs,...

Afri Schoedon

Ethereum developer Afri Schoedon diagnosed with coronavirus

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Former Ethereum hard fork and release administrator for Parity Technologies Afri Schoedon said his test for coronavirus showed positive. According to Schoedon, he became infected during the recent Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC) in France. “Given the symptoms and the time of their...

AmeriCoin

US presidential candidate intends to create AmeriCoin crypto

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One of the candidates on the presidency in the US, Adam Kokesh, intends to introduce the AmeriCoin crypto to return power to the American nation, reducing the intervention of the federal regulation in the life of citizens. Kokesh has selected a special adviser to develop AmeriCoin. It is expected...

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