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Avnet, one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and services, is now accepting cryptocurrency payments through a partnership with blockchain payments processor BitPay. Announcing the news on Tuesday, the Fortune 500 firm said its customers can now pay in bitcoin (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) for products and services, with BitPay then verifying and
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Cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain has launched a new miner for the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency zcash, which it claims, has three times more hashing power than its predecessor. Announcing the news on Tuesday, Bitmain says the new ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit), called the Antminer Z11, is designed to mine cryptocurrencies that are based on the Equihash algorithm, such
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Wanchain, an Ethereum fork focused on cross-chain integration, announced support for EOS recently. The short story here is that, in the near future, decentralized exchanges facilitating trades between EOS, Ethereum, and Bitcoin – which is increasing its token functionality via Blockstream’s Liquid product. We are very proud of our ecosystem made up of some of
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Americans are getting wimpier and more pathetic, thanks to the political left’s fetishization of victim culture. Actor Jussie Smollett is a perfect example of how embracing “victimhood chic” can ruin your life. Smollett is a 36-year-old actor who starred on the hip-hop-centric TV show “Empire” from 2015 until February 2019. Jussie Smollett Scandal Sees Actor
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Cryptocurrency investment app provider Donut has raised $1.8 million in a seed funding round. The Germany-based startup told CoinDesk on Thursday that the round was led by early-stage venture capital firm Redalpine. Other investors included technology venture funds EarlyBlock and Entrepreneur First, AngelList’s Philipp Moehring and Andy Chung, N26 bank board member Marcus Mosen, and
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More than 1.2 million ethereum applications have used a little-known security tool to help them avoid the costly errors arising from self-executing lines of code known as smart contracts. Launched by ethereum technology startup Amberdata back in October, the free tool is available for anyone in the general public to interpret the security of active
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Tesla’s Model Y reveal, led to a mostly unimpressed audience and unenthused investors. Does the largely hype-less response show a market well-addressed or indicate declining interest? A definite sign in shareholder interest is the TSLA share price decline following the announcement. Tesla expects to see a rise in demand for the Model Y of at
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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. _______ In the big-stakes world of institutional custody, it pays to be cautious. In the
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Chris Cox. Photo from Facebook. Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox is calling it quits with the company following creative differences with chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Joining him is Chris Daniels, who was formerly in charge of the company’s WhatsApp platform. Both were members of Zuckerberg’s inner circle. Their leaving signifies potential turmoil for the
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