Monthly Archives: April 2020

Binance Trading Volume Reaches All-Time High Amid Bitcoin’s Price Surge

Binance hits an all time trading volume high during Bitcoin’s pump to nearly $9000. As the Bitcoin price skyrocketed close to $9000 on April 29, Changpeng Zhao, or CZ, announced that Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, has hit $11 billion in trading volume over the past 24 hours. This number is considered an all-time high for the exchange. According to CZ’s post, the last time the exchange came near $11 billion was in early 2018.  Today they reached a new record in terms of trading volume.  […]

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Brave Browser Reports That EU Governments Are Failing at Privacy Protection

Brave browser urges the EU to take action against the governments who fail to protect their citizens’ privacy against “Big Techâ€�. On April 27, Brave browser filed a complaint urging the European Commission to take action against EU governments that fail to adequately protect their citizens. A recent report compiled by the Brave team concludes that most EU member states do not adequately staff their General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, enforcers: “Only five of Europe’s 28 national GDPR enforcers have more than 10 tech specialists. Europe’s […]

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London Bitcoin Miner Argo Blockchain Reports 1,000% Revenue Increase to $10 Million

London Stock Exchange-listed bitcoin miner Argo Blockchain Plc said on Wednesday full-year 2019 revenue rocketed 1,000% to £8.62 million ($10.78 million) from £760,000 a year earlier. The company stated that the increase was due to a realignment of operations, from consumer-oriented mining as a service (MaaS) business to a proprietary mining model. Based in London, Argo Blockchain operates at least 17,000 BTC mining machines at three sites in Quebec, Canada, leveraging the region’s cheap hydroelectricity. It listed on the LSE in August 2018, and until recently, mainly […]

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Europe’s Crypto Believers on the Rise Amid COVID-19 Crisis, bitFlyer Says

Survey says the amount of Europeans who believe crypto will still exist in 10 years has edged up from 63% in 2019 to 66% in 2020. Europeans are getting more confident about the future of the cryptocurrency industry amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. People in Europe are becoming more optimistic about the Blockchain space. In 2020, more Europeans believe that crypto will exist in 10 years than ever before, bitFLyer exchange reported on April 29. Amount of crypto believers in Europe edges up […]

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Andreas Antonopoulos: “EARN IT Act Could Be Called: ‘F*ck You Zuckerberg'”

Andreas Antonopoulos believes that a proposed bill will f*ck Mark Zuckerberg and violate civil rights. In a recent YouTube stream, Andreas Antolopoulos said that the controversial EARN IT Act might as well be called “Fuck you, Zuckerberg”. The bi-partisan bill was written by Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and if passed, it would: “Create incentives for companies to “earn” liability protection for violations of laws related to online child sexual abuse material”. Antonopoulos: civil rights aren’t EARNed Talking to Cointelegraph, Antonopoulos disagreed with that premise: […]

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Bitcoin-Themed Manga Debuts in Japan Amid Anime Creation Crisis

A crypto-related manga is another weapon that the content industry unveiled to combat the content creation crisis in Japan. A new Bitcoin-themed manga series is set to be published amid a growing interest in crypto. The series, titled “Genesis Code”, has already debuted in Japan. It is compiled by the Young Animal manga magazine and distributed by the Tokyo-based publisher, Hakusensha. The publisher released a promotional video on April 28 with the front cover of the first edition. The cover shows the manga’s hero holding a coin […]

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China’s Attitude to Crypto Can’t Change Significantly in the Short Term: Expert

Chinese gov’s attitude towards crypto cannot change significantly in the short term, according to an expert. The attitude of the Chinese government towards crypto cannot change significantly in the short term, according to an expert. Ivan Plantonov, an analyst at Chinese-led international information service provider and investment research firm, EqualOcean, told Cointelegraph on April 29 that he does not expect the Chinese government to change its stance towards cryptocurrencies too rapidly.  He expressed the stance of his company: “We don’t think that China’s attitude toward cryptocurrencies can […]

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Research Shines Light on Questionable Practices From Crypto Exchanges

An audit of the top 10K Ethereum addresses is bullish for Ether, but reveals a number of accounts involved in dubious practices. New analysis of the top 10,000 Ether wallet addresses certainly paints a very bullish picture for Ethereum as it moves towards Proof-of-Stake consensus. However, it also suggests that some highly questionable practices are being employed by certain major cryptocurrency exchanges and Ether (ETH) whale accounts. The Poloniex/Tron axis According to the report’s author, Adam Cochran, when Circle bought Poloniex back in February 2018, it moved […]

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Ripple CTO Sees YouTube Channel Suspended Amid Lawsuit

Ripple’s CTO recently saw his YouTube channel suspended as antics persist on the platform. Ripple CTO, David Schwartz, reported that his YouTube channel was suspended on April 29. This news comes several days after his company filed a lawsuit against the social media platform, although the two events may not be related.   “Weirdly, YouTube just decided to suspend my channel (SJoelKatz) for impersonation,” Schwartz said in a Tweet. “I wonder who they think I was impersonating.” The suspension comes after Ripple’s lawsuit against YouTube The CTO’s YouTube […]

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Blockstack’s SEC Filing Reveals Heavy Use of Tokens When Paying Services

Blockstack PBC’s annual report with the SEC highlights payments made to other crypto firms for its marketing efforts. Blockstack PBC filed its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, as part of its regulatory obligations resulting from project’s the initial coin offering, or ICO. The SEC report was published on April 29. It details some of the high profile deals made by Blockstack throughout the year, as well as a general financial statement of the company, whose entire revenue is derived from selling its […]

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