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Five Hours to Failure: The ‘Save Yam’ Proposal Is Falling Short

A Yam Finance code flaw saw the project ask investors to pledge to save the platform. Not enough have. The future of the Yam Finance yield farming protocol hangs in the balance as it awaits token deposits for a governance vote that could save the project. With less than five hours to go, Yam is only a third of the way towards the 160,000 tokens required. A code bug discovered earlier today in one of Yam Finance’s smart contracts sent the hottest thing in DeFi into a tailspin […]

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Coming Soon: Craig Wright The Movie (and Book)

Calvin Ayre, the most high profile supporter of Craig Wright, is funding a new documentary and book about the life of the Satoshi claimant. Bitcoin SV benefactor Calvin Ayre has announced he’s funding a documentary centered around the life and times of Craig Wright, the Australian man who claims to have invented Bitcoin. According to an Aug. 12 tweet from Ayre, the billionaire BSV backer and nChain board member has already given the go ahead to filming and provided an ‘in-production’ still. Ayre said he has hired […]

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Ethereum Network Hashrate Hits 20-Month High as DeFi Tokens Rally

Ethereum’s hashrate recently surged to a 20-month high but will ETH price follow? New data from glassnode and Etherscan show Ethereum’s hashrate has risen to a 20-month high and this has led some optimistic traders to suggest Ether price will continue to rise to new highs in 2020. The explosive increase in Ethereum’s hashrate appears to be heavily influenced by the rapidly growing Decentralized Finance (DeFi) sector and at the time of writing is hovers around 201,000,000 GH/s, a level not seen since 2018. Ethereum network hashrate […]

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Trump’s Proposed Capital Gains Tax Cut Could Boost Crypto Profits

A proposed capital gains tax cut could be good news for crypto traders in the U.S. A proposed tax cut by U.S. President Donald Trump could be a big win — or a relatively insignificant win — for the crypto industry if it is passed. In a news conference at the White House earlier this week, President Trump said that his administration was “very seriouslyâ€� considering a capital gains tax cut. “We’re looking at also considering a capital gains tax cut, which would create a lot more […]

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What’s Behind the Meteoric Rise of Chainlink?

We look at the data from Google and DeFi protocols to uncover what’s behind the inexorable rise of LINK? Chainlink (LINK) has experienced a meteoric rise this year, becoming a top five crypto asset by market capitalization. We took a look at the data from the decentralized finance space (DeFi) as well as Google to help explain this phenomenon. The battle for number five 2020 edition. Source: CoinMarketCap. The battle for the number five spot in 2020 has been waged between Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin SV (BSV), […]

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Defi Project Yam Finance Sees Over $500M Locked in 24 Hours, Devs Reveal Contract Bug

A new yield farming project is all the rage this week, as the Yam Finance project saw over $460 million dollars locked into the platform in 17 hours on Tuesday. On social media and crypto-focused forums, people have been very skeptical of the Yam Finance project as the code has not been audited. On Wednesday afternoon Yam Finance developers revealed a bug in the smart contract and after the announcement, the project’s token tumbled in value. At the time of publication, many digital currency advocates are talking […]

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Bitcoin Price Above $11.5K as Key BTC Price Metric Suggests $12K Retest

Bitcoin recovered back above $11.5K, leading traders to suggest a renewed attack on $12K could occur soon. Today Bitcoin (BTC) price rebounded from its recent low at $11,125 on Aug 11 to $11,617. This suggests traders are turning optimistic as key data show a significant amount of liquidity for BTC until $12,000. Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 As BTC price rallied, many major altcoins surged in tandem. Chainlink (LINK), which has seen strong gains all week, recorded a 19.6%gain. Meanwhile DeFi-related tokens like including Compound […]

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Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Is Down Right Now

International crypto exchange Bitfinex unexpectedly went offline for all users this afternoon, citing a ‘platform performance issue.’ Bitfinex has been offline for at least two hours as of this writing, and the exchange has no confirmed time when it will be up and running again. According to an Aug. 12 tweet posted by the exchange, Bitfinex officially halted trading as of 20:25 UTC. The status page is still online, and states the exchange is investigating issues with reduced performance on the platform.  “The cause has been identified […]

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Yam Suffers Technical Outage Following Scam Accusations

Yam Finance uncovered a bug the day after ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees called the project a scam. Yam finance (YAM), the latest fad in the crypto space, recently warned the public of a technical bug affecting the ecosystem.  “We have found a bug in the rebasing contract,” the project said in an Aug. 12 tweet. “All funds in staking contract are safe, as this is an unrelated part of the protocol,” the project added, also noting participants’ Yam token holdings remain unaltered.  As the decentralized finance, or DeFi, […]

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Malaysian Crypto Miners Were Caught Stealing Electricity From the State

They thought they had it made, but the Malaysian authorities were one step ahead. Malaysian police arrested four cryptocurrency mining operators after discovering that they were stealing electricity from the state-owned power firm, Sarawak Energy Berhad, or SEB. According to Malay Mail, authorities spent two days cracking down on four shophouses, believed to be housing cryptocurrency mining centers. The shophouses were located in the cities of Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, Jalan Pahlawan and Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. According to the investigation, the thieves stole over $59,000 […]

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