Monthly Archives: November 2019

Micree Zhan Claims He Was Removed From Bitmain Without Consent

Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu claimed that he was removed from the company without his consent and has said he will return, by legal methods if necessary. Micree Ketuan Zhan, the co-founder of major Chinese Bitcoin (BTC) mining hardware producer Bitmain, claimed that he was removed as a legal representative of the company without his consent. On Nov. 7, Samson Mow, the CEO of Blockstream, posted a statement from Zhan on Twitter, in which the Bitmain co-founder claimed he would take legal measures to return to the company.  […]

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Australian Home Affairs Minister Says Terrorists Use Crypto to Obfuscate Crimes

Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton warned that terrorists are exploiting cryptocurrencies to “fund their deadly missions.” The Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton warned that terrorists are exploiting cryptocurrencies to “fund their deadly missions.” During a counter-terror conference in Melbourne on Nov. 7, Dutton said that the anonymity of cryptocurrencies allow extremists to avoid scrutiny. He stated that the increased use of digital currencies, stored-value cards, online payment systems and crowd-funding platforms may provide new channels through which terrorism can be financed, adding: “The […]

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Bitcoin Buyers for Square’s Cash App Doubled in Q3 2019

Square’s Cash App reports that first-time Bitcoin buyers almost doubled in Q3 2019, despite the low profit margin on BTC sales. According to its Q3 2019 shareholder letter, Square’s Cash App reported many new first-time Bitcoin (BTC) buyers, but low profits related to its Bitcoin business. On Nov. 6, payment processing giant Square issued a letter to shareholders outlining Q3 2019 financial figures, in which it disclosed that the total net revenue for its Cash App was $307 million, while the gross profit resulted in $123 million […]

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David Marcus Says Calibra Is Considering Audits to Prove Data Protections

Calibra CEO David Marcus said the firm is investigating how it can appoint an auditor to ensure that financial data and personal data from Facebook do not intermingle. Calibra cryptocurrency wallet CEO David Marcus spoke at the New York Times Dealbook Conference in New York City where he discussed the worldwide regulatory scrutiny the stablecoin project continues to face, among other topics. Calibra is considering an auditor for personal data practices  On Nov. 6, the co-creator of Facebook’s Libra coin had a sit-down interview with Andrew Ross […]

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Meet Flowee the Hub: A Feature-Rich Bitcoin Cash Validator

Bitcoin Cash development has been growing wildly over the last year between third party services and infrastructure. Since the inception of BCH, there’s been a number of full node clients that not only distribute important binary data but offer a variety of different features as well. One such project is the Bitcoin Cash validator and database created by Tom Zander called Flowee the Hub, a BCH client that aims to be a multi-service node that offers a myriad of functionality. Also Read: Video: Will Bitcoin Crash or […]

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Coinbase Cryptocurrency Exchange Opens Tezos Staking to All US Customers

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase is now introducing staking rewards for all Tezos holders on the exchange. United States-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase said today that it has expanded access for staking the cryptocurrency Tezos (XTZ). In a blog post on Nov. 6, Coinbase announced that it is now introducing staking rewards for all Tezos holders on Coinbase, so that each eligible U.S. customer can earn interest on their XTZ holdings for depositing and holding the token on the platform. The estimated return […]

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