Monthly Archives: January 2020

More Than 77 Crypto Projects Claim to Be Backed by Physical Gold

The last few years have seen the creation of blockchain projects that claim to have tokens backed by physical gold. In October, Coinshares and Blockchain.com launched a digital gold token (DGLD) backed by physical gold that uses BTC’s security. Tether just announced a new token called tether gold (XAUT), which will be listed for trading on Bitfinex. The company that created the dominant stablecoin USDT claims a single XAUT token represents one troy fine ounce of gold. Also read: Data Shows $25 Billion Worth of Bitcoin and […]

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Telegram Attacks Apple, Musk on Crypto, WEF Debrief: Hodler’s Digest, Jan 20–26

Catch up on all the gossip from the World Economic Forum, and find out what Elon Musk *really* thinks about cryptocurrencies. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week World Economic Forum debuts framework for central bank digital currency It was a c-c-c-cold week in Davos, but Cointelegraph’s reporters wrapped […]

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Bitcoin Gold 51% Attacked – Network Loses $70,000 in Double Spends

The Bitcoin Gold (BTG) network suffered another set of 51% attacks on January 23-24, as roughly 29 blocks were removed in two deep blockchain reorganizations (reorgs). Reports indicate that more than 7,000 BTG was double spent as the chain suffered a loss of $70,000 in two days. Also read: Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 Million Bitcoin Gold Sees Two Deep Blockchain Reorgs With 29 Blocks Replaced In May 2018, the Bitcoin Gold (BTG) blockchain was 51% attacked for the first time suffering a loss of more than […]

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Indian PM Awards Crypto App Creator as Supreme Court Deliberates on Ban

While the Indian Supreme Court hears arguments regarding a ban on banking services for crypto business, the prime minister awarded a crypto app developer. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded young entrepreneur Harshita Arora, the developer of a cryptocurrency price tracking application, amid an ongoing battle in her home country over the status of cryptocurrency. In a tweet on Jan. 24, Modi said that Arora’s “passion towards science, technology and human welfare are clearly visible.” She received the Bal Shakti Puraskar 2020: an award recognizing youth’s contributions […]

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Top 5 Cryptos This Week (Jan 26): HEDG, DASH, BSV, ETC, XTZ

The next few days will decide whether cryptocurrencies will fall in tandem with equity and crude oil due to coronavirus or will they buck the trend. The coronavirus outbreak that started in China has gradually spread to a number of countries across the world. This is creating panic among investors as the death toll continues to rise. As a result, global equity markets and crude tumbled last week. Though cryptocurrencies also gave up some ground, they are currently attempting a relief rally and most major cryptocurrencies are […]

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Dubai Launching Crypto Valley in Tax-Free Zone

A Dubai government authority has announced that it is launching a crypto valley in the country’s free zone there is no personal or corporate income tax. With the help of its partners from the Swiss crypto valley, Dubai will offer a variety of services such as incubation for startups, coworking facilities, blockchain training, education, events, mentoring and funding. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces on Digital Currencies Crypto Valley in Dubai’s Free Zone DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), a […]

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Financial Institutions Use Stablecoins to Shake Things Up in 2020

There is more talk about stablecoins in the crypto universe and big-time financial institutions, govs and startups are launching their own digital assets. Could 2020 be the year of stablecoins? For most people, the word “stablecoin” brings to mind cryptocurrencies like Tether or Libra. However, there are many versions of stablecoins — ranging from those that are backed by fiat money to those that are backed by real assets or even other digital currencies. Simply put, a stablecoin’s main aim is to solve the problem of volatility […]

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Everybody’s Staking But Who’s Using Proof of Stake Blockchains?

The primary use case for staking blockchains is staking. That is their raison d’être, and thousands of cryptocurrency holders have utilized this provision to increase their holdings by earning staking rewards. As the total amount of staked tokens trends towards 80% for some blockchains, however, it raises questions as to what other utility these chains provide. Also read: The Fallout From Onecoin’s Ponzi Scheme Continues to Impact Investors Two Thirds of All Staking Coins Are Locked Up The total market cap of all Proof of Stake (PoS) […]

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One Wallet Owns 27% of Ether Behind MakerDAO’s Sai Stablecoin

Of all the value locked in MakerDAO’s collateralized debt positions backing the old DAI decentralized stablecoin, 27% belongs to a single Ethereum address. Of all the Ether (ETH) locked in the collateralized debt positions (CDPs) of the old MakerDAO system, 27% belongs to a single Ethereum address. Financial technology data firm Digital Assets Data shared these findings with Cointelegraph on Jan. 26. Dai, which was created by MakerDAO, allows users to borrow or generate the stablecoin by staking their cryptocurrency holdings as collateral. Dai was not supported […]

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Indian Prime Minister Modi Awards Young Entrepreneur for Cryptocurrency App

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has awarded a young entrepreneur for her cryptocurrency price tracking application while the government is still deliberating on the country’s crypto policies. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the award recipient to find out more about her app. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is being challenged in the supreme court regarding its crypto action. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces on Digital Currencies Modi Awards Creator of Crypto App While the Indian government is […]

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