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Brave Browser Fork Makes a ‘Bold’ Move Citing Legal Pressure

“Braverâ€�, designed as an adware-free fork of the Brave Browser, has allegedly been forced to rebrand due to legal threats. Blockchain browser formerly known as ‘Braver’, which originally forked from the open-source Brave browser, rebranded itself to ‘Bold Browser’ earlier today citing legal threats from a ‘certain party.’ Anti-adware fork Braver Browser launched in June following reports of Brave auto-filling the company’s affiliate link into searches for certain crypto exchanges like Binance and Coinbase. Announcing the project in a now-deleted tweet on June 6, the Braver team […]

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Exclusive: Liquid Network Gets Its First General-Purpose Javascript Library

A new Javascript library for Liquid could allow external developers to build a complete ecosystem around the heavily upgraded Bitcoin sidechain. Blockstream’s Liquid Network is now featuring its own Javascript library for developers to easily interact with the blockchain. Named LiquidJS, it was developed and announced by pTokens, an interoperability project working to bring assets cross-chain. The open-source library simplifies access to the Liquid Network for external applications, with no requirements of setting up dedicated nodes. Thomas Bertani, pTokens’ founder, described it as the equivalent of Ethereum’s […]

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Uncovering the Reason Behind Female Crypto Influencers’ Instagram Bans

Female crypto influencers speaking out about gender disparity in the crypto space were banned on Instagram — who’s to blame? Female crypto influencers that have spoken up about gender inequality in the blockchain space have recently had their Instagram accounts removed. Cointelegraph previously reported that three female crypto influencers — Rachel Siegel, Lea Thompson and Catalina Castro Lagos — were mysteriously removed from Instagram following Siegel’s comments on Twitter about the underrepresentation of women in the crypto community. The remarks from Siegel were made in response to […]

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Nonfungible Tokens and the Future of Commerce

The unlimited potential of blockchain technology is unleashed when used in conjunction with nonfungible tokens. Close your eyes and imagine the future. You walk into a shoe store. You buy a pair of expensive shoes with your favorite cryptocurrency. You did not have to pay the entire cost of the shoes because you had some digital store credit that you had earned by blogging about the business. Now, you own a physical pair of shoes, but the store has also given you a digital token representing your […]

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Bitcoin Price Will Now Never Officially go to Zero — Here’s Why

A massive 18.52 million BTC buy order on Bitfinex will save Bitcoin from dropping to $0, thanks to Alistair Milne. Bitcoin (BTC) can crash hard, but not so hard that it ends up costing $0 — because one man is going to buy all of it. In tweets on July 9, entrepreneur and outspoken Bitcoin bull Alistair Milne revealed that he had placed an order for 18.52 million BTC ($174 billion) — more than the current supply — on exchange Bitfinex. Milne: I’m buying all the Bitcoin […]

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Coinbase Reportedly Preparing for Stock Market Listing Later in 2020

Preparations for a Coinbase stock market listing are in full swing, sources report. Coinbase, Inc. is reportedly preparing for a U.S. stock market listing that could come this year, according to Reuters reporting. According to Reuters sources, preparations for a listing are underway but still need the green light from the Securities and Exchange Commission. If successful, this would mark the first time that a cryptocurrency exchange would be listed on traditional markets. Some mining companies have conducted or are preparing for initial public offerings, with Canaan […]

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Centre Obliges Government Request, Freezes Address With $100,000 USDC

Centre Consortium has blacklisted an ethereum address holding $100,000 in USDC, a move that the entity says was “in response to a request from law enforcement.” A joint venture between Circle and Coinbase, Centre is the issuer of the dollar-pegged USDC stablecoin, which runs on the Ethereum blockchain. It may be the first time that an address has been blacklisted. According to a record of transactions on Etherscan, Centre called a “blacklist(address investor)” function on the address in question. The action effectively froze all the money in […]

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BTC Rush: High Prospects for Bitcoin Price as Mining Investments Boom

Fresh investments into mining equipment by smaller companies signals an optimistic outlook for the future of Bitcoin. Recent investments into cryptocurrency mining equipment by smaller players could be a positive signal for the longevity and value of Bitcoin (BTC). In late June, United States-based blockchain firm Core Scientific ordered over 17,000 of the latest Bitcoin mining ASIC machines from Chinese hardware producer Bitmain. The news made waves in the industry as the largest known order of Antminer S19s by a single operator. Core Scientific will use some […]

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Cointelegraph Exclusive: CFTC Moves Annual Fintech Conference Online

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CFTC is changing up the format for its annual Fintech Forward conference. On July 9, LabCFTC, the fintech office of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, announced that it will replace its annual one-day Fintech Forward conference with three separate online sessions under the series title Empower Innovation 2020.  The new conferences will take place on Sept. 24, Oct. 21 and Nov. 19, with LabCFTC subdividing the days by subject matter. Director and Chief Innovation Officer Melissa Netram told Cointelegraph this […]

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Texas Regulators Take Aim at South African Cryptocurrency MLM Scheme

The Texas State Securities Board has successfully shut down the operations of an illegal cryptocurrency investment scheme. The Texas State Securities Board has shut down the activities of a South African multi-level marketing scheme involving cryptocurrency investments in the state. In a recent statement, Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles said that the company has duped investors into sending them Bitcoin (BTC), which would supposedly be transferred to unidentified forex brokers for automated trading using artificial intelligence. According to the statement, Mirror Trading International PTY LTD recruited unregistered […]

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