Monthly Archives: August 2020

Russian Government Bans Anonymous Wallet Deposits

Lawmakers contend that the Russian government’s intent is to curb illicit financial activity. The Russian Federation has banned anonymous deposits to online wallets in a move that will affect 10 million users across the country. According to lawmakers, this initiative is supposed to curb illegal activity, such as the financing of terrorism and the illegal drug trade. 10M anonymous wallets are affected Online wallets through services such as Yandex, WebMoney, PayPal, and Kiwi are very popular in Russia. These services maintain approximately 10 million users who use […]

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Deceived Crypto Investors Launched Their Own Scam to Recoup Losses

Investors in China launched a crypto scam after being deceived themselves — and got busted by the police. Chinese police have reportedly arrested a group of scammers who launched a faux crypto scheme to recoup their losses after being defrauded by a number of different crypto-related cons themselves. According to an article from the Public Information Network Security Supervision Bureau posted on WeChat earlier today, an investor named Yang created a fake investment scheme after losing around 100,000 yuan (over $14,000) to a crypto MLM project.  After […]

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The Ethereum Foundation Is Building a Dedicated Eth 2.0 Security Team

The Ethereum Foundation is looking to hire a dedicated security team to dissect all aspects of Ethereum 2.0. The Ethereum Foundation will be building a dedicated security team for Ethereum 2.0 to study any potential cybersecurity and crypto-economic issues in the next generation of the Ethereum network. Justin Drake, an Eth 2.0 researcher at the foundation, announced the start of the recruitment process on his Twitter feed. The foundation is looking to hire a variety of security and auditing professionals, both for the software and the general […]

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Cardano ‘Dwarfs’ Tezos After Shelley Hard Fork, Says Security Auditor

According to a leading blockchain security auditing firm, Cardano will become the second biggest DeFi platform behind Ethereum, dwarfing Tezos. Quantstamp, a company that has been auditing Cardano’s (ADA) code base for the past two months, believes that after the Shelley hard fork, Cardano will trail only Ethereum (ETH) as a smart contract platform, dwarfing its arch-rival Tezos (XTZ). Cardano’s code base “one of the bestâ€� Quantstamp CEO Richard Ma told Cointelegraph that in his opinion, Cardano has some of the best code in all of the […]

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Total Value Locked in Defi Surpasses $4 Billion, ETH Up Over 70% Last 30-Days

Statistics show that the decentralized finance (defi) economy has grown massively this year as the total value locked (TVL) in defi recently surpassed $4 billion. Between dex platforms, derivatives, stablecoins, lending, and non-fungible asset creation the second quarter of 2020 has propelled the Ethereum network to new heights. Decentralized finance (defi) is a term used often these days as it describes a disintermediation trend in the world of finance. A very large portion of defi applications, tokens, and platforms are hosted on the Ethereum (ETH) network and […]

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Price Analysis 8/3: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, ADA, CRO, BNB, LINK

The strong recovery in Bitcoin and altcoins from their weekend lows suggests that the traders are aggressively buying each dip. August 2 the total crypto market capitalization dropped from about $359 billion to $310 billion within a few minutes of Bitcoin (BTC) price surging above the $12K mark.  A fall of such magnitude usually drives away the bulls or at least keeps them at bay until the market stabilizes, but that is not what happened.  The bulls aggressively purchased the dips, which led to a sharp recovery, […]

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Unite to Succeed: Swiss Stablecoin Association Hopes to Break the Ice

The new World Stablecoin Association hopes to create a united front for the sector to tackle regulatory concerns and drive collaboration. The recent formation of the World Stablecoin Association in Switzerland was done with the goal of creating a united front for the sector to tackle regulatory concerns and drive collaboration. Stablecoins are becoming an increasingly important, widely used medium of exchange in the cryptocurrency community, with industry leaders such as Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC) enjoying immense success in 2020.  Tether hit a milestone toward […]

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Hackers Steal Over $1.3M from European Crypto Trading Platform

2gether’s servers were attacked by unknown actors who managed to steal over $1.39 million from crypto-investment accounts. A European cryptocurrency trading platform called 2gether was recently targeted by an unknown group of hackers. These bad actors stole over 1.183 million Euros ($1.39M) from the service’s investment accounts in a cyberattack on July 31. Ramon Ferraz Estrada, CEO of the crypto firm, revealed in a series of Twitter posts that the hack affected crypto investment accounts and exposed user passwords, though he noted that Euro accounts and wallets […]

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State-Run Bank in Switzerland to Launch Crypto Services

Swiss cantonal bank Basler Kantonalbank becomes the first bank in Switzerland to announce its crypto plans. Basler Kantonalbank, or BKB, a government-owned commercial bank in Switzerland, is planning to launch cryptocurrency services through its banking subsidiary. According to an Aug. 3 report by local news agency Finews, BKB’s subsidiary and a national banking group, Bank Cler, are working on services that will allow customers to trade and store cryptocurrencies. BKB holds a majority stake in Cler, though the subsidiary possesses its own banking license separate from BKB.  […]

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Bitcoin Price Fills New Futures Gap as Bullish BTC Heads to $12K

A retest of $11,500 gives the impression that the bulls are not done when it comes to Bitcoin, which convincingly bounced off $11,000. Bitcoin (BTC) rose to fill a significant gap in its price history on Aug. 3 as bulls remained in control and took BTC/USD towards $12,000. Data from price charts including Coin360 showed the largest cryptocurrency rising once more on Monday, after a correction to $11,000. Daily cryptocurrency market snapshot from Coin360 BTC price targets $11,500 and higher Earlier, Monday trading began with a $150 […]

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