Monthly Archives: April 2020

Roger Ver: ‘End Lockdown, It’s a Matter of Economic Freedom’

Bitcoin.com chairman Roger Ver has called for an immediate end to the enforced coronavirus lockdown, on the grounds of economic and personal freedom. Speaking at Virtual Blockchain Week, Bitcoin.com chairman Roger Ver (also known as “Bitcoin Jesus”) has called for an immediate end to the enforced coronavirus lockdown on the grounds that it violates economic and personal freedom. “I think the lockdown needs to come to an end, right now, today,” he said. “If you want to lock yourself down, more power to you, feel free, have […]

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Cryptocurrency Trading Surges in Malaysia as Lockdown Cripples Economy

Cryptocurrency trading in Malaysia has surged as the country endures an extended lockdown, costing its economy an estimated $550 million a day. Regulated cryptocurrency exchanges are reporting substantial growth in trading volumes and new users as people seek “a good store of value in difficult economic times.” Increased Crypto Trading Volumes and New Users Interest in cryptocurrency has grown significantly in Malaysia amid the extended lockdown restricting travel and nonessential businesses. The country estimates that 2.4 billion ringgit ($553 million) are lost each day that businesses remain […]

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Bitcoin Price Nearly Tops $9,000 Before Dropping to a Key Support Level

Bitcoin’s 14.5% rally set an important higher high and has placed the digital asset in position to tackle the $9,000 level. On Wednesday Bitcoin (BTC) price blasted through a series of key resistance levels as traders ponied up and set their target on the $9K mark. According to data from Cointelegraph Markets and CoinMarketCap the BTC/USD pair has rallied approximately 14.5%, notching a $1,123 gain.  With the block reward halving just 13 days away, bullish investors are hopeful that a push above $9,000 will lead to a […]

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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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