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Commissions in Bitcoin network grew by 300% before halving


The average commission on the BTC network has grown by more than 300% in anticipation of halving. According to the Bitinfocharts portal, on May 8, the average transaction cost soared to $3.19. Compared to April 26, when on average the commission's cost was $0.62, the growth exceeded 300%. The last...

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22 new fake cryptocurrency extensions found on Google Chrome


More than 20 new extensions were found in the Google Chrome browser, posing as official products of crypto wallet developers. This is written by Naked Security. Fake extensions, including those that emulate Ledger, KeepKey, MetaMask, and Jaxx wallets, were found by security specialist Harry Denley....

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Changpeng Zhao calls Peter Schiff "sheep in wolf's skin"


Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao tweeted that critic of bitcoin and “golden bug” Peter Schiff speaks more about digital assets than about his favorite precious metal. Oddly enough, most Schiff followers are proponents of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, which attack him whenever he discredits...

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Russia: "cryptocurrency specialist" stole $46.000 from a man


Moscow law enforcers verify the theft of 3.4 million rubles ($46.000) under the pretext of trading on the crypto exchange. According to TASS, citing the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a Muscovite met a fraudster in December 2017. The latter introduced himself as a cryptocurrency...

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Bitcoin remains the most popular cryptocurrency in darknet


Bitcoin is used much more actively in the darknet than the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Zcash. This is stated in a study by Rand Corporation commissioned by Electric Coin Company. Representatives of Rand Corporation emphasize that "the presence of Zcash in the darknet is negligible."...

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Bitcoin price breaks $9500 mark


Today, May 7, the first cryptocurrency rose above the $9,500 mark. The price is already above the $9,485 mark reached on April 30. If movement continues, this mark will become a support level. The following screenshot shows that the dynamics of the price of bitcoin looks pretty good compared to...

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The University of Cambridge launches Bitcoin mining card


A team from Cambridge University has released a tool that tracks the countries with the highest Bitcoin mining activity. The new tool was developed by the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF). It is a map on which the countries with the highest share of the monthly bitcoin network hash...


Bitfinex launches perpetual swap on BTC dominance index


The Bitfinex crypto exchange launched a perpetual swap that allows traders to speculate on the dominance of bitcoin on the index. BTC dominance index - the share of BTC in the total crypto market capitalization - is a popular metric that many in the crypto community are following. The exchange...


Amun launches ERC20 token to earn on Bitcoin price drop


Amun issued its BTCSHORT ERC20 token on May 6. The new currency allows traders to profit from a drop in the rate of BTC. This token will complement other Amun exchange-traded products (ETP), which are controlled by a 21Shares subsidiary. Hani Rashwan, Amun's CEO, commented that BTCS is structurally...

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Ex-Head of Bank of China is sure digital yuan replaces cash


According to the former administrator of the Bank of China, Li Lihui, the launch of the digital version of the yuan is already inevitable. Regulated Token (CBDC) will replace cash in the future. China is currently testing the digital version of its currency. The largest companies and banks of China...

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TokenAnalyst announced closure: Coinbase hires its employees


TokenAnalyst analytic platform announced the termination of work without explanation. The company posted the news of the closure on its blog. The creators of the platform thanked users for their active participation and support. To all of our supporters, customers and users:After an incredible...

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Bittrex Global will launch its own exchange token


The European division of the American Bitcoin exchange Bittrex announced the upcoming launch of its own exchange token. According to a short Twitter post, the listing of the Bittrex Global exchange token will take place in June.— Bittrex Global (@BittrexGlobal2) May...


Petro is trading significantly lower than its real price


The Venezuelan administrators say that Petro should be bargained for $ 80, although it can be found on the market at a price 10 times less. Venezuelan Petro was launched in 2018 to solve the problem of rampant inflation and economic shocks. However, the coin had more problems than expected. The...


Fully anonymous transactions grew by 70% on Zcash in April


In April, over 8700 wholly anonymous transactions were made on the Zcash network (ZEC) (an extension of almost 70% compared to February). According to ZcashCommunity, completely anonymous transactions accounted for 6% of the total number of transactions. In March, the number of transactions grew by...

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What is the fate of Satoshi Nakamoto's 1.1 million bitcoins?


The District Court of the Southern District of Florida on July 6 will begin a hearing in the case in which relatives of Dave Kleiman accused Craig Wright of misappropriating half of 1.1 million bitcoins. The parties have the opportunity until July 3 to put an end to this confusing two-year process,...

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New lawsuit filed against Ripple and Brad Garlinghouse


A lawsuit has been filed against Ripple and Brad Garlinghouse. They are accused of violating US securities laws. It is reported by Cointelegraph. The lawsuit has been filed by Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC with the U.S. Federal District Court. According to documents, Ripple and its CEO are...

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CoinMarketCap noted a surge in women's interest in crypto


In the Q1 of 2020, women's interest in the cryptocurrency sphere sharply increased. CoinMarketСap analysts said that in January-March, the number of female users of this service increased by almost 44%. For comparison, in the last quarter of last year, this number added only 15.5%. The highest...


Bitcoin hashrate approaches 150 EH/s


Roughly on May 12, there will be a drop in the award of BTC miners or the so-called halving. In anticipation of this event, the amount of computing power used to extract cryptocurrency has approached 150 exams per second (EH/s). In early March, this figure reached 125 EH/s, however, after the cost...

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