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Kazakhstan Proposes 15% Tax on Bitcoin Mining to Help Combat Coronavirus

Kazakhstan has proposed legislation that would see a 15% tax imposed on bitcoin mining firms. This is part of efforts to raise money to help with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Proposed by the country’s Ministry of Economy, the new tax plan requires bitcoin (BTC) miners to first file an application for registration with the authorities, according to a recent report by a local Russian publication. After this, the taxpayer must then indicate the 15% tax on their annual tax calculations. The report notes that “the […]

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IBM Executive Reveals Plans to Help Banks Capitalize on DeFi

IBM could teach banks a thing or two about DeFi. In a Cointelegraph interview, director of IBM financial services and digital assets, Nitin Gaur, shared how the technology company is helping financial institutions to capitalize on the DeFi movement. Gaur — the author of Blockchain for Business — says it is essential that banks understand and embrace DeFi space. Otherwise, he says it could eventually disrupt their entire business model: “I think that the financial institutions should understand it because it has the potential to eventually sort […]

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Institutional FOMO? CME Bitcoin Futures Open Interest Soars to $841M

CME Bitcoin futures set a new open interest high at $841 million, further highlighting growing institutional interest in BTC. Today the open interest on Chicago Mercantile Exchange Bitcoin (BTC) futures reached a new all-time high at $841 million.  Although this can’t be deemed bullish on a standalone basis, it does signal that professional investors’ interest in Bitcoin continues to grow at an immense rate.  CME Bitcoin futures open interest in USD terms. Source: Skew Futures premium provides more useful data The best way to gauge inventors sentiment […]

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Defcon Speaker Discusses Liberating $300K Worth of Bitcoin From an Encrypted File

This year due to the coronavirus outbreak the world-famous hackers’ convention Defcon held it’s 28th annual event with virtual presentations in “safe mode.” One of the presentations was from an executive from Pyrofex, Michael Stay, who discussed how he broke into an encrypted file to liberate $300,000 worth of bitcoin for a Russian investor. Defcon 28 “safe mode” presentations got interesting on August 5, when ex-Google employee Mike Stay told a story about how he rescued $300k worth of bitcoin (BTC) from an encrypted zip file. Stay […]

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‘This Ad Is S***’: Bitcoiners on Grayscale’s New TV Spot

Grayscale Investments released a 30-second TV spot on its nine crypto trusts on major news networks this Monday. Amid sky-high expectations, the latest television ad from Grayscale Investments has proven a disappointment to many Bitcoiners. The 30-second ad is running on business and finance cable TV channels and there were hopes before it was unveiled that the could ‘bring crypto investing to millions’. But the reaction following the crypto fund manager posting the ad to its Twitter account on Aug. 10 have been fairly savage. The Twitter […]

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Why Chinese Miners Won’t Stage a 51% Attack on Bitcoin

Jameson Lopp explains why attacks on Bitcoin won’t work and that he expects China’s mining dominance won’t last. China accounts for more than half of the world’s Bitcoin mining capacity but Jameson Lopp, the co-founder and CTO of Casa, has hosed down fears that Chinese miners are a threat to Bitcoin in a blog post on Aug. 9. Although many people have raised concerns over the concentration of such much hashpower being located in China, Loop pointed out that even in the event of a 51% attack […]

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Passive Income via Digital Wealth: A Deep Dive Into Crypto Earning, Staking, Interest Bearing Accounts

During the last two years investment vehicles that allow crypto asset holders to gather yields have grown exponentially and anyone can make passive income with a number of avenues. Staking validators, decentralized finance (defi) lending services, and interest rate earning accounts provide digital currency holders with the means to make their money work for them. Crypto Earning and Passive Income Crypto assets are an investment in the future of money, and many people have made millions and even billions by simply trading or holding for very long […]

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A Tor Vulnerability May Have Enabled Dark Web Bitcoin Theft

Stealing Bitcoin from Tor users is easy. According to recently published research, an attacker has found vulnerabilities in the Tor browser network that might have allowed them to steal Bitcoin (BTC) from users. Tor was developed by the U.S. government for anonymous internet communication and has since been adopted by privacy advocates. Because of its privacy-preserving features, it is also popular with the denizens of the Dark Web. Many in the crypto community rely on Tor, entrusting their Bitcoin transactions to its security and anonymity. Confirmed malicious […]

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Analyst Predicts DeFi Growth May Push Chainlink (LINK) Price to $32

Investment analyst Timothy Peterson says Chainlink (LINK) price might hit $32 by the end of 2020, but holding that level would be impossible. Timothy Peterson, a chartered alternative investment analyst, says Chainlink (LINK) token could be valued at $32 by the end of 2020. Peterson’s comments come just days after LINK rallied by 88% over the course of two weeks. The explosive growth of the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) market is thought to be one of the primary factors that spurred the demand for oracles, like Chainlink and […]

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Crypto Friendly Candidate Yang Left Off DNC Speech List

The agenda for the Democratic National Convention, or DNC, does not include prior democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang as a speaker, leaving the politician surprised. Known in the crypto industry for his comments on the burgeoning asset class, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s name does not appear on the DNC’s latest speaker list, according to an article from USA Today.  Released on Aug. 10, the current DNC speaker list includes Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, among others, USA Today said.   “I’ve got to be honest I kind […]

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