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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...

Brave browser

Brave launches encrypted video calls for users

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The Brave cryptocurrency confidential browser implemented the video call option adopting end-to-end encryption. This new service called Brave Together can be applied to make an infinite number of encrypted video conferences for two members. Brave users do not need to register to use this tool. The...

Novi

Facebook Calibra wallet is now called Novi

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The Calibra wallet has been renamed Novi and transferred to the management of its subsidiary Facebook - Novi Financial. A Novi Financial's statement said that the name Novi was coined as a fusion of the Latin words “Novus” (“new”) and “via” (“path”), and the visual design of the...

Gemini exchange Samsung

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...

Bitfury

Bitfury will launch an investment program in mining centers

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Bitfury has announced the launch of an investment program for large investors, which offers them alternative access to bitcoin through the company's mining data centers. The company offers to invest in data centers settled in Canada, Norway, Iceland, and Central Asia. The program is touted as...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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Russia wants to create a blockchain system of remote voting

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Blockchain technology has proven its reliability by the example of cryptocurrencies, and therefore, on its basis, you can create a remote voting system. This was stated by Russian State Duma deputy Anton Gorelkin. On Wednesday, May 13, the State Duma adopted amendments to legislation allowing...

FATF

East Asia is most prepared to implement FATF principles

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CoolBitX founder Michael Ou says Asian countries are leading the way in introducing a “travel rule” for the FATF, which should be offered no later than June 2020. CoolBitX itself has developed a solution to implement the travel rule called Sygna Bridge. It allows exchanges to communicate with...

Durov

Telegram officially abandoned TON and Gram tokens

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In a message dated May 12, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov announced that after a long struggle with the SEC, his company officially terminated its participation in the TON and Gram projects, which were launched in 2017. In his post entitled “What is the TON project, and why was it stopped?” Durov...

Youtube

YouTube disabled live streaming of Cointelegraph

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YouTube video hosting has disabled the live streaming of the halving process hosted by the Cointelegraph website. The Cointelegraph intended to broadcast live the third BTC halving, which took place on May 11 at 2 PM Central Time. Before the interruption of the broadcast on YouTube, Tim Draper,...

Buterin

Ethereum 2.0 will be launched in July

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At the Consensus: Distributed conference on Monday, May 11, Vitalik Buterin announced that the launch of Ethereum 2.0 is going to begin in July. The update, also known as Serenity, has been repeatedly delayed. It was incipiently planned for January 2020, then moved to the second quarter, and then...

New York City District Court

The court made Telegram report on all transactions of Grams

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The New York City District Court inquired Telegram to present the SEC with all information about the placement of the Gram digital currency. Pavel Durov’s advocates and delegates of the US regulator will meet to discuss the terms of transaction disclosure between the organization and investors....

SEC

Telegram agreed to transfer part of TON documents to SEC

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The team of Pavel Durov agreed to transfer part of the documentation about his crypto project Telegram Open Network for consideration by the SEC. That was reported the day before by business media concerning the press center of the American regulator. Reporters learned that Telegram is ready to...

TON

American TON investors won't get 110% refund in 2021

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The team of Pavel Durov decided to ban American investors from participating in the TON crypto project for another year. In specific, it was stated that Telegram sent a letter to American investors, in which it stated that they could not remain for another year in the TON project. Thus, US players...

Changpeng Zhao

Binance blamed competitors for DDoS attacks on the exchange

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The head of Binance reported that today the "competitors" carried out targeted DDoS attacks on the platform in his Twitter. Earlier today, our Chinese domains experienced targeted DDoS attacks, and users saw some lag and interruption of network access. Based on the attack pattern, it...

Blockchain is an extremely popular technology nowadays. Back in 1991, Nick Szabo has described the tech but did not find a way to bring it to life. Two decades later, in 2009, mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto realized Szabo's idea, and blockchain had become the basis of the famous Bitcoin.

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