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Nationwide Lockdown: Indian Cryptocurrency Exchanges See Signups and Trade Volumes Increase

Nationwide Lockdown: Indian Cryptocurrency Exchanges See Signups and Trade Volumes IncreaseIndia is currently under a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. News.Bitcoin.com talked to executives of local cryptocurrency exchanges to find out the impact of the lockdown on cryptocurrency trading. They revealed that more people are actually trading cryptocurrencies on their platforms since the lockdown began. Also read: IMF Declares Global Recession, 80 Countries […]

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Merchant Services, Gambling, and Darknets: Coronavirus Economy Stunts Cryptocurrency Spending

Merchant Services, Gambling, and Darknets: Coronavirus Economy Stunts Cryptocurrency SpendingA lot has changed since the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe as it has caused a wide range of negative effects on the world’s economy. On March 30, the blockchain surveillance firm Chainalysis published a report that shows how the cryptoconomy is faring from merchant acceptance to gambling, and darknet purchases as well. The researcher’s […]

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Tiger King’s Archnemesis Big Cat Rescue Accepts Bitcoin

Tiger King's Archnemesis Big Cat Rescue Accepts BitcoinThe number one show on Netflix in the U.S. right now is a television series called “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” and American audiences are eating it up like candy. While the docuseries costar Joseph Maldonado, aka “Joe Exotic,” spends 22 years behind bars, costar Carole Baskin is still the owner of the Big […]

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Coronavirus Fuels P2P Connectivity: Crypto-Driven Meshnet Gives Rural Towns Internet

While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy across the U.S., a number of the 1,737 residents from Clatskanie, Oregon can’t obtain an internet service provider (ISP). The situation has motivated the town to adopt a decentralized meshnet ISP called Althea and the network’s users are paid in cryptocurrency for relaying. Also read: Film Reels […]

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Major Swedish Bank Fined $386 Million for Hiding Money-Laundering Evidence

Major Swedish Bank Fined $386 Million USD for Hiding Money-Laundering EvidenceSweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA), ’Finansinspektionen’, has fined Swedbank a record sum of 4 billion Swedish krona ($386m) for breaching anti-money laundering regulations on a large scale. Around USD 6 billion had been funneled between suspected accounts.

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Film Reels and Steel: Github Plans to Archive Bitcoin Code for 1,000 Years

Film Reels and Steel: Github Plans to Archive Bitcoin Code for 1,000 YearsThe Microsoft subsidiary, Github recently revealed the “Archive Program,” an initiative that aims to preserve open source technologies for 1,000 years. The newly launched effort plans to store snapshots of open source technology 250 meters underground on the Norwegian island of Svalbard. The source code management and collaboration platform also plans to store the Bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin Halving Capitulation: ‘Mining Death Spirals Don’t Happen in Real Life,’ Says Report

Bitcoin Halving Capitulation: 'Mining Death Spirals’ Don't Happen in Real Life,' Says ReportAs the bitcoin halving approaches, crypto-mining ‘death spirals’ and miner capitulation have become prominent topics among digital currency enthusiasts. Despite the trending discussions, Coinshares head of research Christopher Bendiksen published a study that says “[bitcoin] mining death spirals do not actually happen in real life” and the speculation is a “highly theoretical edge case.” Also […]

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US Mortgage Industry Could Collapse as Housing Crisis Looms, Experts Say

US Mortgage Industry Could Collapse as Housing Crisis Looms, Experts SayThe U.S. mortgage industry faces collapse once again, this time due to the economic consequences following the coronavirus outbreak and massive job losses. Up to 50% of borrowers could default on their mortgage payments, according to industry estimates. Since the stimulus bill signed by President Donald Trump provides relief for homeowners but does not provide […]

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The Crypto Industry’s $400M Cash and Stock Deal – Binance to Acquire Coinmarketcap.com

The Crypto Industry’s $400M Cash and Stock Deal - Binance to Acquire Coinmarketcap.comThe popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance is allegedly in talks with the owners of coinmarketcap.com in hopes of purchasing the website for $400 million. People familiar with the matter explained the acquisition will be announced this week and could be one of the largest procurements in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry to-date. Also read: Bitcoin Mining […]

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Stablecoin Market Caps Swell Over $7 Billion – Volumes Surpass Most Trading Pairs

While most digital assets have been suffering, stablecoins have been surging since the market downturn in mid-March and tether (USDT) is capturing more than 70% of BTC trades today. Besides tether, a wide range of other dollar-pegged cryptocurrencies have also benefited this month, as the market valuation of eight different stablecoins combined is well over […]

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Egypt Limits Bank and ATM Withdrawals Citing Rampant Cash Outflow and Coronavirus Fears

Egypt Limits Bank and ATM Withdrawals Citing Rampant Cash Outflow and Coronavirus FearsOn Sunday, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced it had instructed financial institutions in the country to put withdrawal limits in place for cash. Regional reports disclose that Egyptian residents can only withdraw 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($640) and businesses can only withdraw 50,000 pounds ($3,200). The CBE cited concerns over the covid-19 outbreak and […]

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IMF Declares Global Recession, 80 Countries Request Help, Trillions of Dollars Needed

IMF Says Recession Is Here, 80 Countries Request Help, Trillions of Dollars NeededThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) has declared that we have entered a global recession — one that is as bad as or worse than the previous global financial crisis. 80 countries have already requested emergency assistance from the IMF. Meanwhile, the G20 has reported fiscal measures totaling some 5 trillion dollars or over 6% of […]

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Free from Tron: Steemit’s Blockchain Fork Hive Outperforms Steem Token Value

Free from Tron: Steemit’s Blockchain Fork Hive Outperforms Steem Token ValueFor weeks now, the cryptocurrency community has been fervently discussing the recent acquisition of the Steemit blockchain. Skeptics believe that the Tron takeover has shown significant vulnerabilities with delegated-proof-of-stake (DPoS) projects. Following the takeover, the community still managed to fork the protocol and the new hard-forked blockchain dubbed ‘Hive’ has seen its token price outperform […]

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Porn Industry Thrives During Lockdown — These Sites Are Cryptocurrency-Friendly

Porn Industry Thrives During Lockdown: These Sites Accept CryptocurrenciesPorn sites have been experiencing increased traffic as the number of people under lockdown or quarantine rises due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many of these sites accept cryptocurrencies, including Pornhub. The popular porn site currently offers residents of some countries free premium membership for a limited time to help them stay home during the covid-19 […]

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Microsoft Patents New Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity Data

Microsoft Patents New Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity DataMicrosoft has patented a cryptocurrency mining system that leverages human activities, including brain waves and body heat, when performing online tasks such as using search engines, chatbots, and reading ads. “A user can solve the computationally difficult problem unconsciously,” the patent reads. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget […]

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400 Kraken Survey Respondents Predict Bitcoin Price Will Surpass $22K in 2020

400 Kraken Survey Respondents Predict Bitcoin Price Will Surpass $22K in 2020San Francisco-based exchange Kraken conducted a poll that stems from the responses of 400 “VIP” cryptocurrency traders. Despite the current economic climate, surveyed participants indicate they still believe the cryptoconomy is in a “bull market.” Moreover, Kraken’s survey respondents think BTC prices will touch a new all-time high at $22,866 per coin. Also read: 2x […]

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US Lawmaker Claims Stimulus Bill Bolsters Fed Secrecy, Pork Funds, and Wall Street Bailouts

On Friday, U.S. bureaucrats passed the 2020 stimulus bill, which has become the largest cash injection package ever created by the federal government. However, following the bill making it through the Senate and House, Republican representative Thomas Massie told the public the stimulus bill bolsters a shroud of secrecy surrounding the Federal Reserve. Moreover, within […]

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Trump Signs Largest Relief Bill in US History: When Will Americans Get Stimulus Checks

Trump Signs Largest Bill in US History — When Will Americans Get Stimulus ChecksU.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law what he calls the largest single economic relief bill in history. “At $2.2 trillion dollars, this bill will deliver urgently-needed relief for our nation’s families, workers, and businesses,” Trump said. Americans are expected to receive stimulus checks of up to $1,200 if they qualify. Also read: 2x […]

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‘Bull Run May Not Come Immediately After Bitcoin Halving,’ Says Bitmain’s Jihan Wu

'Bull Run May Not Come Immediately After Bitcoin Halving,' Says Bitmain's Jihan WuBitmain cofounder Jihan Wu’s recent interview discusses some of his predictions concerning the future of bitcoin, mining, the bitcoin halving, and the cryptoconomy. Despite the coronavirus outbreak and its effect on the global economy, Wu is optimistic and he believes the modern central banks’ loose monetary policy infecting the world will bolster the value of […]

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Ripple CEO’s Public Statements About XRP Token Under Fire in Class-Action Lawsuit

Ripple CEO's Public Statements About XRP Token Under Fire in Class-Action LawsuitPlaintiffs in the class action lawsuit against Ripple Labs have filed another litigation complaint against Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. The news follows the recent court judgment that denied Ripple Lab’s attempt to get the case dismissed. Also read: Market Update: Slew of Unknown Coins Has Seen Considerable Gains Since ‘Black Thursday’ Plaintiffs Accuse Ripple Labs […]

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Vermont Rapper Releases Hip Hop Track ‘#Freeross,’ Ulbricht Petition Nears 300K Signatures

Southern Vermont-based hip-hop artist, Krypto Man, has released a new single called “#Freeross” in hopes to get Ross Ulbricht released from prison. Krypto Man is a well known rapper on the east coast and revenue from the song will be donated to the nonprofit Freeross.org. Ross Ulbricht has also gathered more than 279,000 signatures so […]

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Coronavirus Relief: Cryptocurrency Aid Programs Launched to Combat Covid-19 Outbreak

Coronavirus Relief: Cryptocurrency Aid Programs Launched to Combat Covid-19 OutbreakCryptocurrencies are being used to help fight the global coronavirus pandemic. Crypto companies are doing their part to provide coronavirus aid to countries, hospitals, and people suffering from covid-19. A coronavirus relief campaign, a Red Cross bitcoin fundraiser, and an investment fund are some coronavirus relief initiatives involving cryptocurrencies. Also read: 2x Bitcoin – Wanna […]

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$15 Million Bounty on Maduro: US Charges Venezuelan President With Narco-Terrorism, Corruption, Drug Trafficking

$15 Million Reward on Maduro: US Charges Venezuelan President With Narco-Terrorism, Corruption, Drug TraffickingThe U.S. has charged 14 high-ranking officials of the Venezuelan government, including President Nicolas Maduro, with “narco-terrorism, corruption, drug trafficking and other criminal charges.” The U.S. government is offering rewards of up to $15 million for any information leading to the arrest or conviction of Maduro. Also read: 2x Bitcoin: Wanna Double Your BTC to […]

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‘Overwhelming Evidence’ – Prosecutors File Motion to Dismiss Alleged Onecoin Lawyer’s Appeal

While Onecoin’s crypto queen Ruja Ignatova remains at large, U.S. resident Mark Scott is trying to get his verdict acquitted after being accused of helping Onecoin leaders, including Ignatova, launder money and commit fraud. Also read: ‘What Bitcoin Did’ – Scanning the Hottest Cryptocurrency Keywords and Google Searches NYSD prosecutors Cite Strong Evidence Against Lawyer […]

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