Monthly Archives: May 2020

Ngrave Onboards Crypto OGs As Advisors

Crypto security firm Ngrave has hired pioneering cryptographer Jean-Jacques Quisquater and crypto investor Michael Terpin. Digital asset security firm, Ngrave, announced two new advisors in May so far — Michael Terpin, a pioneering crypto investor who co-founded BitAngels in 2013, and renowned cryptographer Jean-Jacques Quisquater, who is quoted in the Bitcoin (BTC) whitepaper. The appointments come ahead of Ngrave’s launch of sales for its Zero hardware wallet — which goes on sale via Indiegogo on May 26. Pioneering crypto investor Michael Terpin joins Ngrave On May 15, […]

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PlusToken Scammer Implicated in China’s Second Ten-Figure Crypto Ponzi

Local police have busted Wotoken, China’s second ten-figure crypto Ponzi. The scam, Wotoken, took in roughly $1 billion worth of crypto at current prices from over 715,000 victims. One of the scam’s core operators is purportedly linked to PlusToken — a multi-billion Ponzi that is believed to have impacted the price trajectory of Bitcoin (BTC) on numerous occasions throughout 2019. China’s second ten-figure Ponzi busted Earlier today, Chinese media outlet, Qianba, reported that a case surrounding “super large MLM network” Wotoken had opened for trial on May […]

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P2P Bitcoin Trade Volumes and Inflation in Latin America Are on the Rise

During the last two months since the March 12 crypto market rout, otherwise known as ‘Black Thursday,’ demand for cryptocurrencies seems to be on the rise in certain regions in Latin America. Various reports published this week have noted that countries like Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Mexico have seen significant bitcoin trade volumes. However, other reports show that even though the volumes are high in these specific countries, they are hard to measure due to inflation or hyperinflation. Trade Volumes Spike in Countries Like Brazil, […]

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Fake Deaths, Real Deaths, & a Permanently Reduced Block Reward: Bad Crypto News of the Week

Check out this week’s Bad Crypto News. The halving came and the halving went, which means that miners now only get 6.25 Bitcoins for each block and we only have about 1450 days to wait until the next one. That’s something to look forward to, especially as this halving didn’t seem to do much harm. The price didn’t move very much, suggesting that the halving was already priced in. Predictions of a sudden drop didn’t pan out, or a sudden rise, and neither did Craig Wright’s threat […]

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Former Bakkt CEO Hands Documents to DoJ Amid Insider Trading Controversy

Former Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler sent documentation concerning her stock trades to the Justice Department amid insider trading accusations. The former chief executive officer of both Bakkt and the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company Intercontinental, U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler, has handed over documentation concerning her trading activities to the U.S. Justice Department, or DoJ, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Senate Ethics Committee. Loeffler is seeking to quell widespread accusations of improper trading, after the third party managing Loeffler and her partner’s portfolio offloaded […]

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Classic Trendline Breakout Sets Bitcoin for $10K Retest, Traders Say

Crypto analysts believe Bitcoin price is set for a near-term rally as a key technical pattern points toward $9,800. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to as low as $9,100 on May 15 following a strong rejection at $9,900. In the short-term, traders still anticipate another upsurge to the $10,000 area, or at least to the $9,800 resistance level. Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin at a critical point that may decide its trend in Q3 2020 Top traders expect the price of Bitcoin to […]

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Review: Documentary Film – Monero Means Money

The film, Monero Means Money, went from drawing board to premiere in just one week, and even briefly topped the U.S. box office, albeit largely due to the COVID-19 lockdown… but is that a good thing? You may recall that an independent film about Monero recently topped the United States box-office charts, with gross sales of just $3430, mainly thanks to the mass closure of cinemas during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film’s producer, Justin Ehrenhofer, recently got in touch with Cointelegraph to let us know that Monero […]

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Venezuela Appears to Have Hard Forked The Petro

Signs indicate that Venezuela’s state-backed cryptocurrency quietly underwent a hard fork earlier this month. On May 5, Venezuela’s government announced that its controversial oil-backed cryptocurrency, El Petro, would go offline for maintenance until May 10. However, observers have since identified that the official Petro block explorer now lists May 5, 2020, as the date that its genesis block was mined.  Other block explorers record Oct.13, 2018, as the date for Petro’s genesis block — suggesting that there is more than one Petro chain currently in existence. Petro […]

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Majority of TON Investors Reportedly Choose to Quit for 72% Refund

Only few TON investors reportedly want to support Telegram and wait for a 110% refund until April 2021 after TON’s official termination, a new report says. On May 12, Telegram officially terminated its involvement in its planned blockchain project, the Telegram Open Network, and its corresponding GRAM token. Apparently ending its long-running legal battle with the United States’ regulators, Telegram still needs to sort out $1.7 billion raised in an initial coin offering, or ICO, in 2018. Prior to abandoning the troubled TON project, Telegram CEO and […]

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Cryptocurrency News From Japan: May 10 – May 16 in Review

SBI Holdings started a joint venture fund with Redstone Digital, BitFlyer exchange aired a commercial, and more headlined news from Japan this past week. This week’s headlines from Japan included SBI Holdings pairing up with Redstone Digital for a joint venture fund, LayerX teaming up with GMO Aozora for digitalization research, Decurret working to put aspects of the health system on the blockchain with Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, BitFlyer exchange releasing a commercial, and a data company producing a report on crypto in Japan.  Check out […]

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