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On June 26, about $1.2 billion in binance coin (BNB) has been transferred in 1.1 seconds with a $0.015 fee on the binance chain, reveals data published on WhaleAlert, a platform tracking significant transactions. Earlier today, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binace, Changpeng Zhao, warned that big transactions should be expected. He explained that the
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Norway-based internet browser company Opera has launched the iOS version of its mobile web browser, Opera Touch, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Opera Touch reportedly supports the Ethereum (ETH) protocol and the Ethereum Web3 application programming interface (API). This means that the browser accommodates Ethereum-based decentralized applications (DApps) and all ERC-20 tokens,
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Blockchain is misunderstood and focus should shift to bitcoin (BTC), the CEO of crypto microinvestment startup Amber wrote in an article for SmartCompany on June 25. In the article, Aleksandar Svetski argued that many corporations are embracing blockchain to look “hip,” even though the technology doesn’t deliver on the supposed promise of eliminating middlemen while providing security and immutability.
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If you’re new to the crypto scene you might have heard about people moving their assets into cold storage or cold wallets but were unsure exactly what this entails. Simply put, it means storing your crypto offline to reduce access to hackers. Here’s how you can easily freeze your coins for safekeeping. Also Read: How
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Bitcoin (BTC) rising above $10,000, $11,000 and $12,000 surprised everyone in 2019 – but the takeaways from this year’s surge makes for unbelievable reading. As Cointelegraph reported, this year’s bitcoin price action has little in common with 2017 – the last time a parabolic advance occurred. Instead, the current cycle is giving investors serious reasons
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[Osaka, Japan, June 10 2019] As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) prepares to roll out a new set of rules to increase reporting requirements on cryptocurrency transactions at the G20 Leaders’ Summit this month, a collective of international industry associations have led an initiative to convene Virtual Assets Service Providers (VASPs) for the first-ever
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Bitcoin (BTC)’s rise to multi-month highs may be attributable to a significant uptick in institutional activity over the past year, according to a report broadcast on CNBC television on June 25.  Data from institutional crypto lender Genesis Capital — an affiliate of Genesis Global Trading — reportedly reveals a significant increase in activity from institutional
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The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved Ledgerx to offer physically-settled bitcoin spot and derivatives trading, previously available only to institutional investors, to retail investors of any size. Ledgerx explained that its new platform will share the same order book as the current institutional offering so plenty of liquidity is expected from day one.
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Mostafa Rajabi Mashhad, the spokesperson for Tavanir, an Iranian state-operated grid entity, has explained that electrical consumption has spiked by 7% in comparison to the previous year. Rajabi blames illegal cryptocurrency mining operations for the country’s increased electrical consumption and has warned that illicit mining facilities will be cut off from the grid. Also Read:
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In Germany, the CDU and CSU Union wants to integrate blockchain technology into public services, Cointelegraph’s German-language version reported on June 25. The CDU and CSU Union represents the centre-right Christian democratic political alliance of two parties in Germany, the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU). In the
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San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has raised over $13 million in financing on online investment platform BnkToTheFuture. Kraken has raised $13.5 million from 2264 investors, surpassing its initial target of $10.2 million purportedly due to popular demand. The fundraising campaign of Kraken — which has over four million clients in nearly 200 countries — is
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Walmart China plans to track food through its supply chain with VeChain’s Thor blockchain, reveals a VeChain press release published on June 25. Per the release, the Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform (WCBTP) will be a joint venture by Walmart China, VeChain, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), cattle company Inner Mongolia Kerchin, and the China Chain-Store & Franchise
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A current or former Chainalysis employee has gone rogue and conducted an AMA on r/Bitcoin in which he disclosed sensitive information about the company’s blockchain forensics capabilities. The whistleblower then appears to have had a change of heart and deleted all their comments. Thankfully, the internet never forgets. The comments remain archived on Removeddit.com and
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It’s the season of travel and if you want to surprise someone with a trip, you can now do it using cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash (BCH). Flightgiftcard.com is a Dutch website that allows you to order airline vouchers and send them to your friends and family with a personal message. Also read: BCH Can Be
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California-based mining company Plouton Mining will build North America’s largest solar-powered bitcoin mining farm, the company confirmed in a press release on June 25. Plouton, which is a subsidiary of Plouton Group Holding, says the site in Western Mojave will feature around 49 acres of solar panels generating 10-13 megawatts of electricity daily.  The location
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