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Verizon's New Blockchain Verification Tool 'Full Transparency' Combats Fake News
Verizon has unveiled a blockchain-based solution dubbed 'Full Transparency' for the verification of news and media releases.

Ripple CEO Disagrees with Coinbase CEO's Apolitical Work Policy, Considers Relocating Overseas
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has banned political discussions in the crypto work environment, a move that Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse disagrees with.

Ripple CTO Assesses XRP as a Bridge Cryptocurrency Between CBDCs, Stablecoins, and Fiat
Ripple’s CTO David Schwartz discussed the key role Ripple (XRP) tokens and other cryptocurrencies would play in a market where CBDC was becoming a hot topic.

Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano Gives Investment Advice as Bitcoin to Break $12K
Bitcoin is nearing the $12K mark, but experts are saying that the level may not be beneficial if market bulls fail to turn it into support.

Malaysia’s Securities Commission Touts Cryptocurrency’s Potential Amid a COVID-19 Digital Normal
The Securities Commission of Malaysia backs cryptocurrency use and says it has great potential, despite a lack of understanding regarding digital assets in the country.

COINNEWSEXTRA AND GLOBAL POLICY HOUSE TO HOST FIRST UNPRECEDENTED CBDC CONFERENCE IN AFRICA
One of the best gift possessed by humans is the ability to adapt to change. Little did we know that the global COVID-19 pandemic was going to deprive us of our regular mode of living, here we are today with several months of stay at home with many organisations and people pivoting into the digital economy. The immense impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the whole world with developments changing frequently. However, digital innovations and technology solutions have been deployed to respond urgently to these changes, This has led to a notable increase in demand for online transactions, resulting in a significant shift from cash to digital payment methods.

Bitcoin Price and Altcoins Spike On News of President Trump’s Recovery Against COVID-19
Bitcoin and altcoins have enjoyed a brief price surge on the back of news that President Trump could be discharged from hospital after his bout with COVID-19.

Why MicroStrategy Invested $425M in Bitcoin Rather than Gold
Michael Saylor says that Bitcoin is digital gold and explains his choice in diversifying his company’s investment portfolio with BTC over gold.

Dock Launches Mainnet For The Creation of Verifiable Credentials
In just a few days, Dock will be introducing its mainnet with the aim to solve many of today’s issues with digital credentials. Scheduled for September 30, 2020, the mainnet launch is the culmination of years of collaboration, hard work, and testing that brings to the market a bespoke credential issuing and verification platform.

Cardano Scoop: ADA/BTC Flirts with Support as Selling Pressure Increases
Cardano price at 818 satoshis, trading later at -3.67% at 789 satoshis. Around 29.45 million of the volume was generated during the trading session on Monday.

Australian Federal Agency Ex-Employee Evades Prison Despite Illegally Mining Ether and Monero on Supercomputers
A former employee of an Australian federal agency avoided prison despite mining cryptocurrency on government supercomputers.

Kraken Is the First Cryptocurrency Exchange to Become a US Bank
Kraken San Francisco-based crypto exchange was approved yesterday by the Wyoming Banking Board and is now the first exchange to become a US bank.

Leaked EU Commission Draft on Crypto Assets Law: How Will Cryptocurrency be Regulated?
A leaked European Union legislative draft on digital assets reveals the country's plans for cryptocurrency trading and issuance across the nation.

Kiss' Gene Simmons and Winklevoss Discuss Bitcoin and Crypto for the Unbanked
Gene Simmons backs cryptocurrency assets and leverages Bitcoin to diversify his investment portfolio.

Eastern Europe Hotbed For Darknet As Ransomware Activity Increases
A recent study from Chainalysis has found that darknet operators are responsible for a disproportionately large share of the crypto market in Eastern Europe.

US Sanctions Crypto Addresses of Russian Hackers Accused of Running Presidential Election Interference
The US has released a sanctions list of Russians and their crypto addresses, under allegations that they have been interfering with the presidential election.

European Central Bank President: Coronavirus Has Accelerated Digital Currency Adoption
COVID-19 has led to an acceleration in digital payments adoption and technological innovation, as seen by the spending pattern of European citizens.

Bitmain Partners With Digital Currency Group's Foundry to Fuel Crypto Mining Business in North America
Crypto mining giant Bitmain has announced that it will be partnering with crypto mining firm Foundry to extend its services to North America.

Paxful Crypto Peer-to-Peer Marketplace Expands Beyond Bitcoin with Tether USDT Stablecoin
Paxful, the leading peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading platform, announced that it will be adding stablecoin Tether to its crypto payment options.

Tesla's Biggest Drop Indicates a Stock Market Downtrend—Implications for the Bitcoin and Crypto Market
Yesterday, Tesla stocks plunged dramatically, suffering their biggest loss since going public.

Is Bitcoin's Price at $10K Stable? Here are Some Factors that Could Influence BTC
Bitcoin's (BTC) price dropped below $10,000 on the weekend, which ended BTC's two-month streak of staying above $10K.

Iran Pushes Oil Investment on Citizens, Winklevoss Advises Bitcoin
Despite the oil price taking a beating this year, Iran has urged its citizens to invest in a scheme that would pre-sell 220 million barrels and drive liquidity into the OPEC nation's struggling economy. In response, Cameron Winklevoss tweeted that Bitcoin is a far better investment.

Ethereum 2.0 Testnet to Launch: Can the Blockchain Network Keep Up With the Surge in Demand?
With the number of transactions on Ethereum recording an all-time high and shooting up over the past few months, crypto experts are speculating on whether the network can keep up with the high demand whether its scalability is reliable enough.

18,000 Bitcoin Whales Circle the Crypto Market, Each Holding At Least $1 Million in Bitcoin
Glassnode’s recent report shows that the number of Bitcoin addresses holding at least $1 million worth of Bitcoin has increased by 38%. Currently, there are 18,000 Bitcoin whales.

Iran to Pump Liquidity in Economy by Permitting Power Plants to Mine Bitcoin
Iran has given power plants the green-light to undertake Bitcoin mining on a large scale as this will spur economic growth from the revenue generated. Nevertheless, interested parties must adhere to various regulations like not using subsidized fuel to extract Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Will Hit All Time High in 2020, Predicts Billionaire Bitcoin Investor
The Bitcoin price is heading to $20,000 by the end of 2020 according to billionaire cryptocurrency investor Michael Novagratz, CEO, of Galaxy Digital.

One Million Bitcoin Held By Dark Web Marketplaces and Cybercriminals, Chainalysis Data
Data from Chainalysis reveals that almost one million Bitcoin is circulating on the dark web between bad actors and illicit darknet markets.

BTCS Crypto Portfolio Expands Over 280% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
While many institutions struggled to recover from the market downturn experienced in March, publicly-traded, blockchain-focused firm BTCS Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) has increased its portfolio by 285 percent in Q2 2020, through well-timed investments in both bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH), and crossed the $1 million mark for cryptocurrency assets under management (AUM).

UK Government Wants FCA Oversight on Crypto Investment Advertising
The UK Government has proposed that crypto asset promotions should fall under the scope of the Financial Conduct Authority’s existing oversight and does not require a whole new framework just for digital assets.

Australia Records Over $14 Million Losses to Crypto Scams in 2019
Scamwatch, an Australian website dedicated to reporting scams saw an increase in crypto relating scams amounting to $14 million

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Industry insights, analysis, and exclusive interviews from Blockchain.News are now available on Dow Jones Factiva—a database that aggregates more than 33,000 trusted, high-quality news and content sources from across the globe.

Coca-Cola Vendors Accept Bitcoin in Australia and New Zealand
Amatil, the Coca-Cola company's biggest distributor in Australia and New Zealand has partnered with Centrapay, a payment startup to enable customers to pay with Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

US Democrat Johnathan Herzog Campaigns on Bitcoin for a Decentralized and Open-Source Future
In Bitcoin news, rising political figure and congressional candidate, Jonathan Herzog has been lashing out at the old guard of the US government, urging them to embrace cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Herzog may be the most crypto-friendly politician the blockchain community has ever encountered.

Fintech not Big Tech: Square is a Greater Threat to Banks than Google and Amazon
A recent survey of 300 senior executives at US-based mid-sized financial institutions found that more than half of bank and credit union executives view Big Tech companies like Amazon and Google as significant threats to the banking industry. Meanwhile only a third believe financial technology (fintech) firms will be a threat in the future, but are they sleeping on Square, Jack Dorsey’s financial technology venture whose stock price recently recorded a 20 month high.

China to Launch Its Own Digital Currency Later This Year
In order to remain ahead in the global competition, China plans to launch its own digital currency known as Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP). The digital currency will stimulate daily banking activities like deposits, payments, and withdrawals from the digital wallet. Crypto news website Coin Journal shows that the People’s Bank of China, China’s central bank has initiated the efforts to roll out its very own digital currency. It is an effort aimed at staying ahead among all the central banks worldwide as well as preserving financial sovereignty.

Bitcoin Is Better Than Gold: Crypto Exchange Coinbase
On May 1, 2020, the world's leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase published an article on its blog claiming that Bitcoin is superior to gold. The crypt exchange had earlier published a similar article where they supported Bitcoin over Gold due to its ease to audit, anonymity, low transaction fee, and ease to be fragmented into smaller fractions.

Post-Halving Prediction: Bitcoin Price Hitting $20,000 Only a Matter of Time
With the much-anticipated Bitcoin halving just around the corner, pundits, investors, and traders are keeping a keen eye on this event because mining rewards will be slashed from 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC. Crypto trader TheMoonCarl tweeted that the number of non-zero Bitcoin addresses had smashed the 30 million figure. As a result, he believes that the all-time high Price of BTC of $20,000 will be broken.

Bitcoin's Correlation with S&P 500 at a Nine Year Peak, says Quantum Economics Founder Mati Greenspan
Mati Greenspan, founder of Quantum Economics believes the coronavirus pandemic has brought Bitcoin closer to the S&P 500 than ever before.

Bitcoin Price and the Global Financial Crisis: Everybody's Looking at the Wrong Markets
While everybody obsesses over stock markets, bailouts, and inflation, the biggest global financial risks come from the collapse of debt markets. What does this mean for bitcoin?

Venezuelans to Bypass Hyperinflation with Bitcoin-Backed Synthetic US Dollars After Years of Extreme Economic Crisis
A cross-border remittance startup based in Colombia, Valiu has released a new Bitcoin-backed US dollars for Venezuelans to bypass the hyperinflation that has been tormenting their national economy.

Purse.io Not Closed Just Yet, Will Bitcoin Jesus be the Bitcoin Startup's Saviour?
Purse.io may be getting a thrown a life line following their shock announcement last week that they would close their doors after six years of trying to bring serious utility to Bitcoin in retail services.

Is Bitcoin’s True Power Being Revealed as COVID-19 Market Crisis Sends Oil Futures Price Below Zero?
As WTI crude oil futures plummeted into negative territory, the pioneer cryptocurrency Bitcoin hardly seemed to notice, recording only a minor correction and dipping under 7k.

How Does Cryptocurrency Regulation News Affect the Bitcoin Price? Bank Of International Settlements Research Reveals
New research conducted on behalf of the Bank for International Settlements indicates that contrary to popular belief, the Bitcoin price and other cryptocurrency prices respond very positively to news of coming regulations,when they are clear.

When the COVID Pandemic Subsides, Will Bitcoin Still be Here?
The Covid-19 pandemic is causing havoc everywhere in the world. This is definitely true in the Bitcoin markets. Up until now, it was assumed that Bitcoin was a safe haven asset that would thrive in a global economic crisis.

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Thinks Mining Monero on HTC Phones is a “Fool’s Game”
Ethereum co-creator has downplayed the partnership between HTC and Midas Labs, which enables Monero mining on mobile phones.

Will Bitcoin Survive? IMF Predicts Worst Economy Since "Great Depression" in Aftermath of COVID-19 Global Lockdown
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its quarterly World Economic Outlook for 2020 which paints a bleak picture on how the disruptive economic effects of the COVID-19 virus global quarantine measures, dubbed the ‘Great Lockdown’, will continue to cripple the markets long after the pandemic ends.

Matrixport's Evolved Enterprise-Grade Cactus Custody and Holistic Approach to KYT and AML Compliance
Matrixport is a Singapore-based cryptocurrency startup which was launched by former Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu. Established in July 2019 with the goal to offer over-the-counter trading, lending and custody services for crypto, Matrixport boasts a systematic security model, global distributed infrastructure and business-focused security innovation capability to assure the security and reliability of users' assets.

COVID-19 Hits Canadian Crypto Mining Firm Bitfarms, Forced to Lay Off Staff to Maintain Cost Efficiency
Publicly-listed Canadian crypto mining form Bitfarms has temporarily reduced employees because of the social and economic challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Matrixport: Jihan Wu's Spin Off Start-up Meeting Demand for Cryptocurrency Services Beyond Bitmain's Mining Ecosystem
Cynthia Wu is the Head of Business Development and Sales at Matrixport where she is also focused on building business for Cactus Custody and managing Matrixport’s key investor relations. In this first part of our exclusive interview, Wu shares her insights with Blockchain.News on the state of the Bitcoin mining, the surge in Bitcoin’s Hashrate and the potential impact that the coming Bitcoin halving will have on Bitcoin miners.

French Football Star Mbappe Seeks out Crypto Scammers Trying to Score off The PSG Striker's Reputation
Kylian Mbappe PSG star launches lawsuit over Bitcoin scammers who are allegedly using his name and image to convince investors to buy-in.

Brazilian Banking Federation President Claims Crypto Cannot Replace Fiat Money
The President of Brazilian Banking Federation has argued that cryptocurrencies do not meet the basic criteria of real currencies.

Telegram Appeals Federal Court Injunction to Stop Gram Distribution
Telegram has filed an appeal to yesterday’s ruling by a United Stated federal court in favour of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which has prohibited the issuance of Gram tokens for the time being.

Bitclub Crypto Ponzi Scheme Suspects Petition Court For Release Citing Coronavirus Fears
Two men accused of operating a crypto Ponzi scheme, the BitClub Network, which defrauded thousands of investors out of $722 million, have requested a New Jersey federal court to grant them a temporary release. The two prisoners have petitioned a New Jersey federal judge as they fear they could contract the coronavirus if they are not freed from the enclosed county jail environment.

Cardano CEO Getting a OneCoin Vibe from Federal Reserve's 'Infinite Cash' Statement
In an interview given to CBS's 60 Minutes on March 22, 2020, Neel Kashkari, the President of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis made a controversial remark on being asked how the state would deal if the situation like 2008 financial crisis would come again due the Coronavirus outbreak.

Tim Draper Plans to Capitalize on Indian Cryptocurrency Renaissance
Tim Draper is a billionaire investor best known to the crypto community for his participation in the FBI’s 2014 Silk road auctions where he won thousands of Bitcoin. The venture capitalist has revealed the he is now honing in on India's emerging cryptocurrency sector and hopes to fund many of the region's startups.

Tether's Blockchain Ecosystem Continues to Grow with USDT Launch on Bitcoin Cash Network
Tether’s USDT token, the world’s largest stablecoin by marketcap, has launched on the Bitcoin Cash network. USDT is also available on Algorand, EOS, Tron, Omni and the Liquid Network.

BitMEX Research: Inflation Aftermath of Coronavirus Financial Crash Will Be Bitcoin's Greatest Test
In the aftermath of the current Coronavirus market crash and the subsequent incoming inflation that will be caused by the response of the Federal Reserve and Central banks, Bitcoin will face its truest test and be given its its biggest opportunity to prove itself in its short lifetime according to new research from global crypto exchange BitMEX.

Russia’s Central Bank Will Ban Crypto Issuance and Trading in Upcoming “Digital Financial Assets” Bill
Alexey Guznov, head of the legal department at Bank of Russia, says that the new version of the delayed bill on “Digital Financial Assets” will include a ban on issuance and selling of cryptos in the country.

Following Investigations in Brazil for Crypto Scams, Ronaldinho Faces Arrest for Using Fake Passport
Ronaldinho, the widely celebrated football player faces arrest for attempting to use fake passports to enter Paraguay after the scandal of his involvement in cryptocurrency scams.

US SEC Shoots Down Latest Bitcoin ETF, Commissioner Crypto-Mom Dissents on Ruling
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rejected yet another bid for a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF), this time from New York-based Wilshire Phoenix.

Top 7 Credible Blockchain News Websites That Are Worth Reading in 2020
You might be familiar with the term “blockchain” if, during the recent years, you have been using cryptocurrency. Yet, if you search about it, you may find different definitions. We bring you one simple version: blockchain is a list of records, also known as a database or a” public book” that records bitcoin transactions.

Terminating Fake News with Blockchain
What's real and what's fake in the media world is increasingly difficult to discern. The war against fake news rages on, but there is one new weapon in the arsenal against misinformation: Blockchain

US SEC Commissioner Proposes 3 Year Securities Law Exemption for Crypto Projects
United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce has doubled down on her recent suggestion to provide decentralized network developers a safe harbor and has now submitted a formal proposal.

UK Fintech Firm Mode Launches Bitcoin Banking App Enhancing Mass Consumer Accessibility
London-based fintech company Mode has announced that it has unveiled its Bitcoin banking app to advance user experience.

Worldline and Ingenico Will Merge Creating FinTech Payments Super Giant
French fintech giants, Ingenico and Worldline are merging in a deal worth €7.8 billion to create the fourth largest company in the global financial technologies sector.

Nine Bitcoin Twitter Accounts That Deserve Your Attention
Nine Bitcoin Twitter accounts that deserve to be followed.

Cardano EUTXO Blockchain Upgrade Will Combine the Best Of Bitcoin and Ethereum
Cardano founder Charles Hoskins recently shared a file on his Twitter feed that outlined how the upcoming Goguen update will implement smart contracts using an extended UTXO purported to offer the best features of both the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchain record keeping models.

Singapore Payment Services Act Now in Effect For Crypto Firms
The Monetary Authority of Singapore now requires cryptocurrency providers and exchanges to be licensed under some of the same regulatory elements as traditional financial service providers.

Is the Price of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) Driven by Fake News?
The BSV (Bitcoin Satoshi Vision) price chart is peculiar to analyze. Given the state of cryptocurrency investment, it is safe to say that a large influencer of crypto value is derived from speculation, and BSV is plagued by speculation as its chain leader, Craig Wright, continues to claim that he is Satoshi Nakomoto—the anonymous original creator of Bitcoin.

The Global Blockchain Congress 2019: Blockchain and its impact in sustainability, stable coins, privacy and other disruptive technologies
The Bank of Japan, the World Trade Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Economic Forum will participate in a global congress where a direct dialogue will be established to outline the future of the industry.

CZ: I Personally Believe in Two Coins, BNB and BTC, That’s It
On a rainy Monday night in Moscow, on October 21st 2019, the famous influencer, game-changer, and billionaire, CEO of Binance cryptocurrency exchange Changpeng Zhao, widely known as CZ, met with 700+ Russian blockchainers during a special Binance Super Meetup Russia. To everyone’s delight, CZ started his speech confirming that Binance is going to launch crypto-fiat trading pairs, and the debut trading option would be tied to the Russian ruble.

Trump’s Former Fed Pick to Launch Cryptocurrency
Stephen Moore, President’s Trump nominee to the Federal Reserve, has set his sights on the crypto space.

Fidelity Launches Cryptocurrency Custody Business
In a rare interview with Fidelity Investments CEO Abigaile Johnson, the Financial Times revealed that the Boston-based asset management giant is “now engaged in a full rollout” of its cryptocurrency custody and trading service.

Artificial Intelligence Might Help Eradicate Fake Cryptocurrency News
Deepfakes may jeopardize the future because they might make fake news to blend seamlessly into our daily lives. As a result, people’s actions and viewpoints might be substantially influenced, especially in the crypto space.

OpenAI’s Robotic Hand Can Now Solve a Rubik’s Cube One-Handed
OpenAI, the San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research organization, has hit a new milestone this week.

South Korea Is Looking to Put Trade Finance on the Blockchain
The South Korean government wants all trade to be on the blockchain, Coindesk reports.

Zcash Bug Could Leak Full Nodes with Shielded IP Addresses
Duke Leto, a core developer at Komodo (KMD), recently published a blog on his personal website revealing that, “A bug has existed for all shielded address since the inception of Zcash and Zcash Protocol.” Leto explained, “That is, Alice giving Bob a zaddr to be paid, could actually allow Bob to discover Alice’s IP address. This is drastically against the design of Zcash Protocol.”

Blockchain Devices Market to Grow by $1.285 Billion by 2024
Recent research by MarketsandMarkets shows a CAGR of 42.5% for blockchain devices market by 2024. The study was filtered through their report, “Blockchain Devices Market by Type (Blockchain Smartphones, Crypto Hardware Wallets, Crypto ATMs, POS Devices, & Others), Connectivity (Wired & Wireless), Application (Personal & Corporate), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2024.”

Blockchain-Based Startups Empower Individuals to Identify Fake News
The fight against misinformation is just starting. Yet startups like Blackbird.AI and Civil are making it easier for Internet readers to identify and discount fake and misleading news. Find out more >

Digital Assets Market Update 12 August 2019
Latest news and updates from the digital assets market

New York Times Experiments with Blockchain to Combat Fake News
The New York Times made an announcement regarding their new project by their research and development team focused on experiments using blockchain.

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