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China

China's CB attracted another development team to test token

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The number of participants in the Chinese Digital Currency (CBDC) launch project continues to expand. The People's Bank of China announced that a startup specializing in the development of services based on AI is going to take part in testing the digital version of the renminbi. The SenseTime team...

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Tezos topped Weiss agency rating. BTC is only 11th.

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Altcoin Tezos received first place in the ranking compiled by Weiss Crypto Rating. The researchers presented a list of the best cryptocurrencies at the end of last week. They analyzed the technology of each ecosystem and concluded that the best project is Tezos, which has also aggressively added...

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Micree Zhan attempts to regain control of Bitmain

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Bitmain, the largest producer of mining equipment for Bitcoin, has published an official statement condemning ex-CEO Micree Zhan. This is reported by The Block, citing Bitmain's post on Weibo. The statement said that Zhan ignored the interests of the company and all employees and specifically filed...

dForce hack

Customers of the hacked dForce got back their $25 million

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The management of decentralized finance service dForce announced a plan for the redistribution of assets after an attacker returns all funds stolen from the site in the amount of $24.9 million. Over 90% of assets have been distributed to users in less than 24 hours. 100% users have been made whole...

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Swiss crypto startups asked for financial assistance

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Representatives of the "Crypto Valley" of the Swiss Zug are negotiating with the authorities on the creation of a special fund of 100 million francs (about $102 million) to help startups affected by the crisis against the backdrop of coronavirus. It is reported by Bloomberg with reference...

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Kim Jong-un's transfer of $500 million in BTC is a fake

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CoinDesk journalist Zach Voell decided to make a joke about the community in a rather original way, spreading fake news about the transfer of 65,091 BTC (more than 500 million) from the Trezor wallet, allegedly belonging to the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un. He designed his account in the style of the...

Futures

In the Q1, crypto futures trading grew by more than 300%

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The negotiating amount of crypto futures surpassed $2 trillion in Q1 of 2020. Opposed to the Q4 of the last year, trade increased by 314%. Analysts emphasize that in 2019, the trend for an increase in activity in the cryptosphere futures market dominated. A slight decrease in trade was observed in...

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Chinese mining giant Ebang intends to raise $100 million

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Mining equipment manufacturer, Ebang International, has submitted an initial public offer (IPO) to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, during which the company intends to raise up to $100 million, the agency’s website reported. The Chinese company intends to place Class A ordinary shares...

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Binance mining pool found the first block in Bitcoin network

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The recently launched Binance mining pool has mined its first block. This was told by its CEO. Guess what is this?Click thread to see the answer. pic.twitter.com/MTVEoPYklj— CZ Binance 🔶🔶🔶 (@cz_binance) April 24, 2020 The indicated block is numbered 627,434 and was mined at 13:31...

Huobi

Japan regulator approved Huobi token and 25 other assets

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The Japan Financial Services Agency (FSA) lately adopted Huobi Token (HT), and the eponymous exchange became the first global platform whose native token received permission from a specific jurisdiction. FSA has established HT as a crypto asset that complies with the country's regulatory rules, and...

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

LabCFTC head: COVID-19 can digitalize the payment base

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Melissa Netram, head of the research division of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), predicts an acceleration of the transition to a qualitatively new financial infrastructure. The structure of the global economy is changing. For some areas, the crisis will deal a crushing blow, but...

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Argentine banks will use blockchain to track payments

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A consortium of banks and fintech companies in Argentina has launched a pilot program for processing requirements for direct debit of accounts based on a solution from the developer of the RSK blockchain, IOV Labs. It is reported by Cointelegraph. Since 2019, IOV Labs has been part of the round...

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Crypto transactions for child pornography grow to $1 million

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The amount of payments in bitcoins and Ethereum in favor of providers of “adult” content involving minors in 2019 amounted to $930,000. Such data are provided by the analytical startup Chainalysis. Compared with the year before last, the growth was 32%, which in turn more than doubled the...

Petro

Nicolas Maduro gives farmers loans in Petro cryptocurrency

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The Venezuelan authorities have begun lending to farmers in the Petro crypto, the country's President Nicolas Maduro said. During his television appearance, the Venezuelan leader emphasized that firms engaged in grain production have already begun to receive their first loans in national digital...

Europe

One more Central Bank is engaged in digital euro launch

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In Europe, another Central Bank has joined the ranks of regulators with a keen interest in the cryptocurrency industry. The report of the Bank of the Netherlands says that the regulator allows its participation in the development and testing of the digital euro. Earlier, the Bank of France made a...

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XRP distribution ads cause Ripple's claim against YouTube

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Ripple Labs and its leader, Brad Garlinghouse, have filed a lawsuit against YouTube for making video hosting an “accomplice” of repeated fraudulent XRP distributions. Ripple Labs filed a lawsuit against video hosting in the Northern District of California on April 21. Ripple Labs points to...

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Artist tokenizes his career and works on Stellar blockchain

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Ben Elliot, a self-taught artist from Paris, announced the release of tokens, the value of which depends on the development of his career and the market value of the works. The Stellar blockchain-based digital currency is called Ben Elliot Token (BET). Elliot said it was the world's first personal...

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Programmer tokenized himself and attracted $20K investment

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French programmer Alex Masmej tokenized his own life, receiving more than $20 thousand from investors as part of a “personalized token sale”. In total, 30 investors took part in the token sale, Masmej said on his blog. Using the raised funds, the programmer plans to move to Silicon Valley and...

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