Will China Launch its Blockchain Service Network Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Numerous cryptocurrency media outlets have published recent reports asserting that China’s Blockchain Service Network will launch in April 2020. However, these predictions appear to be based on local reports published prior to China’s first official fatality resulting from COVID-19. China’s Blockchain Service Network commences testing in October 2019 On October 15, 2019, Chinese state-operated media […]

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Tether Becomes Second Crypto to Launch on Blockchain Futures Platform

As the volume of Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives trading continues to rise, the cryptocurrency industry keeps tapping more crypto markets, like stablecoin Tether (USDT), for futures trading. KuMEX, a derivatives arm of IDG-backed crypto exchange, KuCoin, is planning to roll out USDT-margined Bitcoin perpetual contracts on March 30, 2020, the firm officially announced on March 27. […]

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FBI Apprehends & Charges Russian Hacker, Closes Down Deer.io Platform

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has charged a Russian hacker for stealing private information, and has shut down his platform — Deer.io, which moved funds via crypto assets. The FBI shut down the Deer platform on March 24, as per a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ). The platform’s “suspected administrator – […]

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11% of Indonesians Now Own Bitcoin or Another Cryptocurrency

A report, compiled by Hootsuite, We Are Social and Kepios, cites data from GlobalWebIndex. The report states that 11% of people in Indonesia own some form of cryptocurrency, making it the sixth country for cryptocurrency adoption. According to the report, it lags behind the Philippines, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, and Nigeria. In the Philippines, 17% […]

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Blockchain Analytics Firm Coin Metrics Raises $6 Million

Cryptocurrency analytics firm Coin Metrics has closed a Series A funding round worth $6 million. In a blog post on March 26, Coin Metrics said the round was led by Highland Capital Partners and the $6 million investment would be used to grow the firm’s team, expand their product offerings and “provide enhanced coverage of […]

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Binance and Wazirx Will Fuel Blockchain Growth in India With $50m USD in Grants

Binance and WazirX, a subsidiary the world-renown exchange acquired last year will create a $50M USD fund called “Blockchain for India” according to the announcement on Binance’s website. Following the fact that the Indian Supreme Court Lifted the Central Bank’s Cryptocurrency Ban, this step from Binance is one business savvy way to capitalize on a […]

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How some virtual coins are looking to take over the iGaming market

iGaming refers to those games that are played on the web and have something to do with community and money spending or earning. The array is vast, as you’d expect, with games ranging from RPG, FPS, Racing, Adventure, Casino and Sportsbooks, anything that happens on the web, it’s an iGaming product. The industry is vast, […]

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