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  • How Bitcoin Is Becoming Both Resistance Money and a National Security Concern
    How Bitcoin Is Becoming Both Resistance Money and a National Security Concern
    Meltem Demirors and Andy Bromberg spoke at a Unitize panel on the future evolution of Bitcoin and how geopolitics is beginning to enter the ecosystem. In little more than 10 years, Bitcoin (BTC) grew from a small cypherpunk community to a matter of national security with vast implications for geopolitics. At the Unitize panel titled “From Bitcoin to Fedcoin: The Next Decade of Digital Money,” Meltem Demirors, CSO of CoinShares, and moderated by Andy Bromberg, president of CoinList, actually spent very little time discussing Fedcoin and central bank currencies in general. Instead, they focused heavily on the implications of a changing geopolitical landscape, where Bitcoin is set to play a role in the upcoming war for tech dominance — while at the same time acting as the key to digitally “exit” from governmental control. Onshoring of mining Demirors noted that a profound change in global power dynamics began to occur in recent years.
  • Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin may have made crypto-tribalism worse
    Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin may have made crypto-tribalism worse
    Yes, crypto-tribalism is a big problem; Not Nazi Germany big! Tribalism is rife in the crypto-community.
  • Will Bitcoin Hit $288,000 by December of 2021? New Poll Reveals Crypto Trader Sentiment on BTC
    Will Bitcoin Hit $288,000 by December of 2021? New Poll Reveals Crypto Trader Sentiment on BTC
    A new survey launched by PlanB, the crypto analyst known as the first apply the stock-to-flow (S2F) ratio to Bitcoin, reveals where members of the crypto community believe BTC is heading.
  • Biggest Corporations Sceptical of Introducing Crypto Payment Option
    Biggest Corporations Sceptical of Introducing Crypto Payment Option
    Are traditional business enterprises ready to embrace a blockchain-based payments network? Maybe not, according to two research reports. The news that PayPal, the payments giant with 325 million active user accounts worldwide, was considering the direct sale of crypto assets — along with custodial services — had the crypto community buzzing last week, even if the reports couldn’t be verified.
  • 3 snippets to begin your day: Cardano's Coinbase news, Tron gets own emoji and more
    3 snippets to begin your day: Cardano's Coinbase news, Tron gets own emoji and more
    What would Vitalik Biterin do differently? With Ethereum 2.0 and the phased transition to Proof of Stake looming, many in the community are hyped for what they expect will be critical to the future The post 3 snippets to begin your day: Cardano's Coinbase news, Tron gets own emoji and more appeared first on AMBCrypto.
  • Bitcoin Community Celebrates as Crucial Lightning Network Project Launches
    Bitcoin Community Celebrates as Crucial Lightning Network Project Launches
    Despite it having a strong fundamental premise, Bitcoin’s Lightning Network has yet to see the adoption that its proponents hoped would happen.
  • Vitalik Buterin Uses Questionable Historical Comparison to Explain Crypto Tribalism
    Vitalik Buterin Uses Questionable Historical Comparison to Explain Crypto Tribalism
    The Ethereum co-founder cites an unlikely source to explain blockchain in-fighting. Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted that TRON (TRX) sympathizers within the Bitcoin (BTC) community are a “perfect example” of German Nazis aligning with Japan during the Second World War.  Vitalik drew the questionable comparison in a reply to Bitcoin activist and independent developer Udi Wertheimer, who tweeted: “#Tron > #Ethereum”.  The Ethereum co-founder wrote:  “I feel like this weird half-joking tron stanning in the BTC community might be a perfect example of this from @slatestarcodex” He also attached a number of screenshots from a 2014 article that was originally posted on Slate Star Codex — a now-deleted blog created by a San Francisco psychiatrist known by his partial name, Scott Alexander. Titled “I Can Tolerate Anything Except The Outgroup”, the article describes how Germany and Japan were both part of the Axis powers despite sharing racial, cultural and linguistic differences. When asked why he chose to invoke that reference, Vitalik told Cointelegraph that there was “definitely no intent to make any comparison to genocidalness”.  He elaborated: “That analogy is slatestarcodex's, not mine, and he's clearly talking about cultural aspects of that historical situation that have nothing to do with the genocidalness itself. Un
  • After Years of Resistance, BitPay Adopts SegWit for Cheaper Bitcoin Transactions
    After Years of Resistance, BitPay Adopts SegWit for Cheaper Bitcoin Transactions
    Payments processor BitPay has added support for SegWit, three years after a competing block size proposal fractured the Bitcoin community.
  • Bitcoin, Stocks at Risk as Dr Fauci Predicts 100K Daily New COVID Cases
    Bitcoin, Stocks at Risk as Dr Fauci Predicts 100K Daily New COVID Cases
    Stocks and Bitcoin prices could correct sharply if Dr Anthony Fauci’s dire coronavirus warning plays out. Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a key member of the White House coronavirus taskforce, says the number of daily infections in the US could reach 100,000 per day if immediate precautions are not taken to prevent the spread of the virus.  As Fauci issued this warning, stocks reacted with caution and investors are anticipating that a downturn in equities markets may lead to a correction in Bitcoin (BTC) price. Fauci also cautioned that an effective vaccine may not arrive as quickly as the medical community expects.
  • S2F Bitcoin Price Prediction Model as Accurate as Astrology, Says Exec
    S2F Bitcoin Price Prediction Model as Accurate as Astrology, Says Exec
    Before crypto analyst PlanB released another ‘red dot’ for its stock-to-flow chart, critics of the prediction model were voicing skepticism. Prominent members of the crypto community continue to express skepticism over the stock-to-flow (S2F) chart, a Bitcoin (BTC) price prediction model recently revised by analyst PlanB.  Nico Cordeiro, CIO at crypto quant fund Strix Leviathan, called S2F a “chameleon,” a term from Stanford professor Paul Pleifderer describing models built upon dubious assumptions.  “The model’s accuracy will likely be about as successful at forecasting Bitcoin’s future price as the astrological models of the past were at predicting financial outcomes,” Cordeiro said. Revisions to past models Cointelegraph reported on June 1 that PlanB had updated its signature chart, making it seem as though Bitcoin was on the cusp of a massive bull run leading to a $100,000 BTC price before the end of 2021.
  • Bitcoin: Don't rule out retail investors just yet
    Bitcoin: Don't rule out retail investors just yet
    The Bitcoin community has juggled multiple reports and speculations over the past few weeks, all regarding Grayscale's BTC accumulation, a development that in the minds of many, represents the rise of The post Bitcoin: Don't rule out retail investors just yet appeared first on AMBCrypto.
  • Cointelegraph Talks Recap: Blockchain Giving Power to the LGBTQ+ People
    Cointelegraph Talks Recap: Blockchain Giving Power to the LGBTQ+ People
    Seven experts from different institutions and organizations discussed topics relating to diversity, inclusion, challenges and opportunities for LGBTQ+ with Cointelegraph. Yesterday, Cointelegraph hosted another episode of “CT Talks,” dedicated to Pride Month and addressing important questions on diversity, inclusion, stigmatization, acceptance, challenges and opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community in the crypto and blockchain space. For many people — mostly heterosexuals — the terms “blockchain” and “LGBTQ+” used so close together might seem irrelevant.
  • New ‘Red Dot’ and Criticism Hit Bitcoin S2F Model
    New ‘Red Dot’ and Criticism Hit Bitcoin S2F Model
    The S2F chart. As the widely followed pseudonymous bitcoin (BTC) analyst PlanB added another data point, the ‘red dot’ to his famous stock-to-flow (S2F) bitcoin price model, the community appears to be getting increasingly dismissive about the model’s predictions. Writing on Twitter today, PlanB first shared the “cross asset” version of his model, dubbed S2FX,
  • CoinGecko Adds Crypto Exchanges' Cybersecurity Ratings to Trust Score
    CoinGecko Adds Crypto Exchanges' Cybersecurity Ratings to Trust Score
    Crypto data platform CoinGecko has partnered with cybersecurity firm Hacken to incorporate the security of crypto exchanges into its Trust Score metric. Cryptocurrency market data aggregator CoinGecko has updated its Trust Score algorithm to consider the cybersecurity standards of the more than 400 cryptocurrency exchanges listed on its platform. From July 1, 20% of CoinGecko’s Trust Score will be determined according to a cybersecurity rating provided by security technology company Hacken.  According to an announcement, the algorithm update will provide “a more holistic overview of cryptocurrency exchanges.” Speaking to Cointelegraph, CoinGecko co-founder and COO Bobby Ong stated that the firm has “wanted to work closely with a cybersecurity company to incorporate exchanges' cybersecurity score since [introducing] Trust Score in May 2019,” but that CoinGecko “did not manage to find any suitable partner to help us with this endeavor until now.” CoinGecko scores exchanges on security Hacken’s cybersecurity score seeks to measure “the ability of an exchange to maintain a secure operating environment for both the platform and its users.” The score grades exchanges from one to 10 based on analysis of “server [and] user security, bug bounty of crowdsourced preventive measures, as well as historical hack cases.” Ong stated that the integration followed several months of discussions between the two firms, with the partnership also slated to see collaboration to “educate the crypto community on improving personal cybersecurity practices.” Dyma Budorin, CEO of Hacken, described cryptocurrency exchanges as among “the most complex and financial platforms,” that have become the “main targets of the growing black hat hackers community." CoinGecko to expand derivatives metrics Ong noted that CoinGecko plans to further develop its Trust Score over 2020, stating, “There are several other metrics which we are researching for
  • American Pundi X Merchants Can Now Sell Crypto Via PayPal
    American Pundi X Merchants Can Now Sell Crypto Via PayPal
    As the crypto community’s anticipation for PayPal’s exploration into crypto grows, Pundi X has integrated the payments processor for its point-of-sale devices. Singapore-based blockchain firm Pundi X has integrated PayPal support for its point-of-sale device ‘Xpos.’  PayPal is the first mobile payment gateway to be integrated onto Xpos, and users from more than 30 countries can now accept funds via the payments processor. The integration will take place over two stages, with US-based merchants who use Xpos able to apply for PayPay-based keyed transactions from July 1. A PayPal app is expected to be integrated onto all Xpos devices within two weeks — completing the roll-out. 70% of Xpos users request Paypal support Pundi X decided to launch the integration after conducting a Twitter poll asking followers which mobile payment app they would like Xpos to support first. PayPal received almost 70% of votes, beating out WeChat Pay, Alipay, and GoPay, among others. The integration brings credit card payments to Pundi X’s point-of-sale system, and allows cryptocurrencies to be purchased via PayPal from supporting Xpos merchants. Pundi X chief executive and co-founder Zac Cheah emphasized that integrations with leading global firms such as PayPal will help drive adoption blockchain-based services and products outside of the crypto community: “To be able to support a leading online payment provider in our XPOS devices can give people more confidence in using them, and can move usage of blockchain technology closer to the mainstream." PayPal loves crypto all of a sudden After shunning cryptocurrencies for a decade, recent job listings for blockchain engineers responsible for “new initiatives” at PayPal global appear to support rumours it will soon offer cryptocurrency sales to users.  PayPal payments are only supported by a handful of crypto exchanges, such as peer-to-peer marketplaces Localbitcoins and Paxful. Last week, KuCoin’s P2P
  • Freelancing Is Broken – Here's How Blockchain Can Fix It
    Freelancing Is Broken – Here's How Blockchain Can Fix It
    A startup wants to use the concept of a governance token to reform freelance talent boards and align incentives between the platform and its users. A new startup wants to change the way freelance talent and respective clients find each other through a community-run platform.
  • Cointelegraph Hosts Online Meetup to Talk LGBTQ+ and Blockchain
    Cointelegraph Hosts Online Meetup to Talk LGBTQ+ and Blockchain
    Cointelegraph hosts a discussion on LGBTQ+ and blockchain.
  • LCX and LunarCRUSH Partner to Provide Crypto Market Insights
    LCX and LunarCRUSH Partner to Provide Crypto Market Insights
    The announcement from LCX and LunarCRUSH states the partnership will provide data for better crypto trading and investment decisions. The Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX) and social analytics platform LunarCRUSH will be working together to provide crypto market insights on security tokens. According to a June 29 press release available to Cointelegraph, the two firms have taken the first steps to form a partnership which will provide crypto market insights for security tokens and other compliant digital assets.  LCX and LunarCRUSH will be combining their talents “to deliver community insights, research, background information, historical and real-time market data to crypto investors and traders.” The announcement stated the partnership will help provide data for better crypto trading and investment decisions. Among the metrics LCX says will be available to its users are price, social media data, volume, engagement and quantitative sentiment analysis.
  • Investing in Blockchain Gaming: Why VCs Are Betting Big
    Investing in Blockchain Gaming: Why VCs Are Betting Big
    “Blockchain integration essentially enables community ownership of the entire gaming ecosystem, which in turn allows game publishers to uniquely monetize their model, create richer and deeper experiences, and extend the lifetime value of the assets that they are creating.” How healthy is the gaming industry? Fortnite thoughtfully provided a concise answer to that question on June 16th. In advance of the much-anticipated unveiling of The Device, a live event on the game platform, slots were full half an hour early as eager gamers logged in to witness Epic’s latest twist in its flagship game. The number at which participation was capped? Twelve million players in-game.
  • Bitcoin.org Maintainer Calls for the Removal of Cobra, Website Owner Then Fires Him
    Bitcoin.org Maintainer Calls for the Removal of Cobra, Website Owner Then Fires Him
    The infamous and controversial owner of the website bitcoin.org, Cobra, is under fire recently and a number of community members have asked to see the website removed from his possession.
  • Kyber Network Sets Date for Launch of Katalyst Protocol Upgrade
    Kyber Network Sets Date for Launch of Katalyst Protocol Upgrade
    The Katalyst protocol upgrade will include the changes in the in-house token model to attract more participants. On-chain liquidity protocol Kyber announced on June 29 that a major upgrade of Katalyst protocol will go live on July 7, 2020. The upgrade includes changes to the Kyber Network Crystal (KNC) token model to attract more participants to the development of the protocol. According to the announcement, Katalyst aims to reduce friction in liquidity contributions, introduce rebates for high-performing reserves, and allow decentralized apps to integrate with the Kyber network by adding a custom spread. Participating in governance Among the features included in the upgrade is the launch of KyberDAO, a community platform that allows KNC token holders to participate in governance. KNC holders will be able to stake KNC to vote on various protocol parameters and changes, as well as KyberDAO proposals that “aim to improve protocol functionality, operations and adoption.” Speaking with Cointelegraph, Loi Luu, CEO of Kyber Network, said, “Katalyst will harmonize our efforts towards providing a single on-chain liquidity endpoint for all takers and makers, and establish a long term virtuous loop where the success of the DeFi space, growth of the Kyber ecosystem, and value creation for KNC holders go hand in hand.” Luu added, “The Katalyst upgrade and KyberDAO support three key groups of Kyber stakeholders: reserves who provide liquidity to Kyber, DApps who connect takers to the Kyber protocol, and KNC holders who form the heart of the network.” Plans for the coming months Looking ahead, Luu told Cointelegraph that Kyber will focus on providing more education regarding the benefits that come with the Katalyst upgrade. “We also aim to increase the number of options available for KNC holders to stake KNC.
  • Chances of Indian Crypto Ban Low Compared to 2019, Says Crypto Veteran
    Chances of Indian Crypto Ban Low Compared to 2019, Says Crypto Veteran
    The CEO of CoinSwitch shares his insights about the possibility of a cryptocurrency blanket ban in India. News about the Indian Ministry of Finance circulating a “note” for inter-ministerial consultations of cryptocurrency regulations spurred panic within the Indian crypto community.
  • Analysts Predict Local Top for Compound (COMP) While Community Addresses “Yield Farming”
    Analysts Predict Local Top for Compound (COMP) While Community Addresses “Yield Farming”
    Compound (COMP) could be nearing a local price top, soon after the Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) token recorded a 258% growth in ten days.
  • Play2Earn: How Blockchain Can Power a Paradigm Shift in Building Game Economies
    Play2Earn: How Blockchain Can Power a Paradigm Shift in Building Game Economies
    “We’d like to further empower our community by allowing them to earn a token that allows them to govern the ecosystem in the future, making decisions like what content to add within the universe, what tech upgrades should be focused on, and what to do with funds generated by the game’s operation.” For the past decade, the dominant business model in the gaming industry has been Free2Play.
  • Devs turn to the community to stop Ethereum's extortionate fees
    Devs turn to the community to stop Ethereum's extortionate fees
    An Ethereum update to streamline the protocol’s transaction fee model needs extra funding.
  • Telegram to pay $18.5 million fine to SEC for failed crypto play
    Telegram to pay $18.5 million fine to SEC for failed crypto play
    With the judge’s approval, Telegram can now put TON in its past—but community groups still plan to bring it to life.
  • Bitcoin's freefall tendencies have alerted exchanges
    Bitcoin's freefall tendencies have alerted exchanges
    In years prior, 2020 was pegged to be remembered for one event and one event only - the halving, but now, with half the year gone, the event that dominates the memory of the cryptocurrency community i The post Bitcoin's freefall tendencies have alerted exchanges appeared first on AMBCrypto.
  • Is Bitcoin stagnating because of the stock market?
    Is Bitcoin stagnating because of the stock market?
    With every passing day, the angst in the cryptocurrency community grows.
  • How the Crypto Community Helped Us Raise $110,000 for Charity
    How the Crypto Community Helped Us Raise $110,000 for Charity
    The campaign, by CoinDesk, Gitcoin, Ethereal and the Giving Block, raised money for COVID-19 relief using "quadratic funding" to make donations.
  • Ethereum 2.0 First Public Multi-Client Testnet To Go Live Next Week
    Ethereum 2.0 First Public Multi-Client Testnet To Go Live Next Week
    Source: Adobe/knssr (edited by Cryptonews) Ethereum community continues to prepare for the long-awaited Ethereum 2.0 upgrade as its developers have made two major achievements towards the launch of the so-called Phase 0, reported Etereum 2.0 coordinator and developer Danny Ryan.
  • Crypto Prediction Markets Face Competition From Facebook ‘Forecasts’
    Crypto Prediction Markets Face Competition From Facebook ‘Forecasts’
    Facebook’s Forecast app has been launched in beta even as the blockchain-based Augur platform readies for its v2 revamp. Facebook’s research and development engineers have launched a community platform built around predictions, encroaching on the territory of the emerging crypto-powered predictive market sector. Dubbed ‘Forecast’, Facebook’s new iOS app polls users on a variety of forward-facing issues, with respondents using in-app points to access surveys on the platform.
  • Review: Crypto.com’s Ruby Steel Prepaid Visa Card
    Review: Crypto.com’s Ruby Steel Prepaid Visa Card
    A number of members in the cryptocurrency community, typically people who are paid in crypto assets, have tried a myriad of prepaid cards that can be credited with digital currencies like bitcoin.
  • Oops. Roger Ver Says Bitcoin.com’s Forum Closure Post Was Premature
    Oops. Roger Ver Says Bitcoin.com’s Forum Closure Post Was Premature
    Roger Ver says that Bitcoin.com’s forum closure announcement was premature, but the closure alert is still on the website. Roger Ver, executive chairman of major cryptocurrency website, Bitcoin.com, now says that Bitcoin.com’s forum closure announcement was premature. Yesterday, Bitcoin.com’s forum abruptly dropped an alert about the upcoming closure of the forum on July 23.
  • The Future Is Stablecoins, Say Panelists for Chamber of Digital Commerce
    The Future Is Stablecoins, Say Panelists for Chamber of Digital Commerce
    As banks look to tokenize currency and USDT volume rises, experts see a bright future for stablecoins. In a June 24 webinar put on by the Chamber of Digital Commerce, major figures from the crypto community spoke about the growing role of stablecoins. Long-term view of stablecoins One of the guests was Jeremy Allaire, the founder of Circle, which is behind USD-backed stablecoin USDC.
  • Bitcoin.com Forum Closes on July 23
    Bitcoin.com Forum Closes on July 23
    Bitcoin.com’s forum will close in one month. The Bitcoin.com forum, one of the most popular forums in the crypto community, has abruptly announced closure. A place for the heated debates and thoughtful cryptocurrency-related discussions, Bitcoin.com’s forum will terminate its services on July 23, 2020.
  • Ethereum Update Indicates 2.0 Still Coming Along
    Ethereum Update Indicates 2.0 Still Coming Along
    Ethereum's blog shows ETH 2.0 still chugging along with developments. A recent post on Ethereum's blog shows the network's version 2.0 is still coming, noting several developments since its last update. "Aside from written updates [...] and other public summaries, client teams, contributors, and community members/prospective-validators have been busy," said a June 23 post on the Ethereum blog. Ethereum 2.0 still en route A long time coming, Ethereum 2.0, or ETH 2.0, still has not yet gone live with the network's transition into proof-of-stake, or PoS, consensus.  The network's blog posted its 12th ETH 2.0 update recently, stating a team hard at work.
  • Unitize Conference Announces Agenda and New Additions to Speaker Lineup
    Unitize Conference Announces Agenda and New Additions to Speaker Lineup
    Free online event hosted by San Francisco Blockchain Week and Blockshow aims to foster collaboration and highlight continued achievements of blockchain community in 2020 San Francisco, CA — Uniti The post Unitize Conference Announces Agenda and New Additions to Speaker Lineup appeared first on AMBCrypto.
  • Freaky Friday: 60% of Bitcoin Contracts Expire This Week
    Freaky Friday: 60% of Bitcoin Contracts Expire This Week
    With Bitcoin consolidating for nearly six weeks and the cryptocurrency community expecting a major move as a result, open interest in BTC options has been surging across the market.
  • Ripple Executive Says Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP Hit With Surprising Levels of Hostility to Innovation
    Ripple Executive Says Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP Hit With Surprising Levels of Hostility to Innovation
    Ripple CTO David Schwartz says surprising levels of hostility in the crypto community are hampering the growth of the industry as a whole.
  • Ethereum 2.0 Likely to Affect DeFi and DApps With PoS Introduction
    Ethereum 2.0 Likely to Affect DeFi and DApps With PoS Introduction
    The first stage of Ethereum 2.0 is almost here, but how will the DApp and DeFi space adapt to this change? While Ethereum has brought about a whole new realm of possibilities due to its native token Ether (ETH) and its smart contract and tokenization capabilities, it is often faced with challenges such as network congestion, relatively low transaction times and throughput, large blockchain size and excessive electricity use for mining — all issues Bitcoin also shares. While Bitcoin (BTC) was created by an anonymous developer that left the network to be developed by its capable community, Ethereum was always envisioned with a roadmap and a team behind it.
  • Here Comes ‘Shelley’: ADA Price Excels With Cardano Upgrade Inbound
    Here Comes ‘Shelley’: ADA Price Excels With Cardano Upgrade Inbound
    Ever since Charles Hoskinson issued an update on “Shelley,” Cardano’s price and community have adopted a bullish mood. Cardano (ADA) has seen its value increase by around 50% since May 25.
  • The Great Ethereum Debate: DeFi Versus ICOs
    The Great Ethereum Debate: DeFi Versus ICOs
    A great debate is taking place across the cryptocurrency community, arguing over if decentralized finance (DeFi) will have a similarly bullish impact on Ethereum price when the next bull market begins.
  • Blockchain Community Sounds off in Support of Juneteenth
    Blockchain Community Sounds off in Support of Juneteenth
    The Blockchain community sounds off in support of Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the USA. Juneteenth, a day which marks the end of slavery in the United States, has been commemorated every June 19 since 1867.
  • New Ethereum Tokens Poised to Reach All 430,000,000 Monthly Users on Reddit – But There’s a Catch
    New Ethereum Tokens Poised to Reach All 430,000,000 Monthly Users on Reddit – But There’s a Catch
    Reddit is planning to roll out its Ethereum-powered community points token on all of its subreddits, making it available to 430 million monthly users.
  • Money Reimagined: Ethereum’s Renaissance Creates an Opportunity – And a Major Test
    Money Reimagined: Ethereum’s Renaissance Creates an Opportunity – And a Major Test
    With DeFi and ETH-backed stablecoins booming, and the ETH 2.0 scaling upgrade imminent, the Ethereum community is gaining near-unstoppable momentum.
  • Kin Community Approves Move From Stellar Fork to Solana’s Blockchain
    Kin Community Approves Move From Stellar Fork to Solana’s Blockchain
    Devs, node operators and the Kin Foundation board have approved its move from a fork of the Stellar blockchain to Solana's network.
  • Ethereum Miners Vote to Increase Gas Limit, Causing Community Debate
    Ethereum Miners Vote to Increase Gas Limit, Causing Community Debate
    Ethereum miners consider increasing the block gas limit, which has both advantages and drawbacks for the network. Ethereum (ETH) miners are currently voting to expand the block gas limit from 10,000,000 to 12,500,000 gas, according to a recent tweet from Bitfly, the parent company of Ethermine pool. What is gas and the gas limit? Gas is a unit that measures the amount of computational effort required to send a transaction or perform other actions on the Ethereum blockchain.
  • 3 snippets to begin your day: Reddit and Ethereum, Ripple's new project and more
    3 snippets to begin your day: Reddit and Ethereum, Ripple's new project and more
    Reddit is serious about Ethereum Reddit, the popular social media platform, made waves last month after it announced that it was going ahead with an Ethereum-powered 'community points' rewards syst The post 3 snippets to begin your day: Reddit and Ethereum, Ripple's new project and more appeared first on AMBCrypto.
  • Reddit Asks Ethereum Community for a Scaling Solution
    Reddit Asks Ethereum Community for a Scaling Solution
    Reddit is working on scaling its recently added Ethereum (ETH) crypto rewards system, and has asked its own community to lend a hand.
  • Reddit Invites Developers to Submit Ethereum Scaling Proposals for its Token Project
    Reddit Invites Developers to Submit Ethereum Scaling Proposals for its Token Project
    Popular social news aggregator, web content rating and discussion site Reddit invites developers to develop is Ethereum based Community Points
  • Redactions Granted in Telegram Case To Protect ICO Participants
    Redactions Granted in Telegram Case To Protect ICO Participants
    Sensitive documents outlining the proprietary investment strategies of Telegram ICO participants have been redacted from the case with the SEC. A US District Judge has approved the majority of redaction requests received during the proceedings surrounding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) lawsuit against messaging firm Telegram over its $1.7 billion initial coin offering (ICO). The SEC took action against Telegram in October 2019, filing a temporary restraining order barring Telegram from distributing its tokens. The SEC submitted a cache of documents in support of its temporary restraining order, including roughly one dozen exhibits that revealed the strategic considerations of venture capital firms and investors who participated in the ICO and later cooperated with the SEC. The documents were filed under temporary seal to protect the privacy of non-parties to the suit, but Judge Castel’s June 17 decision has ensured that significant portions of various exhibits in the case will be sealed permanently “to protect the specific interests of the non-parties.” One dozen docs Roughly one dozen documents have been redacted to protect the various VCs who cooperated with the SEC, with two documents adjusted to identify ICO participants pseudonymously.  While the redactions were initially sought by the ICO participants that cooperated with the SEC, Judge Castel approved redactions proposed by the SEC that he described as having “narrowly tailored” the requests “to protect the specific interests of the non-parties”. Documents concerning the SEC’s efforts to convince Telegram’s former financial adviser John Hyman to testify will also remain under seal, as will Telegram’s banking records. Russia lifts Telegram ban In response to the SEC’s preliminary injunction being granted and Telegram’s announcement is was delaying the launch of its Telegram Open Network (TON) until next year, the TON community launched its own blockchain.
  • Reddit Asks Ethereum Community For Help to Scale Tokens for 430M Users
    Reddit Asks Ethereum Community For Help to Scale Tokens for 430M Users
    Reddit has partnered with the Ethereum Foundation to explore scaling solutions for its crypto-powered rewards system, asking the crypto community to submit and vet proposals. Social content platform Reddit is continuing to push forward with its Ethereum-powered ‘Community Points’ reward system, announcing that it is seeking developers to help it scale the tokens up for use by all of its 430 million monthly users. On June 19, Reddit revealed it was partnering with the Ethereum Foundation to call for projects building Ethereum (ETH) scaling solutions. “Our goal is to find a solution that will support hundreds of thousands of Community Points users on mainnet today, and can eventually scale to all of Reddit (430 million monthly users),” Reddit posted.
  • Reddit taps community to scale Ethereum crypto rewards system
    Reddit taps community to scale Ethereum crypto rewards system
    Who will step up and help expand Community Points to everyone? Reddit asks its own users to help.
  • Reddit Seeks Scaling Solution for Ethereum-Based ‘Community Points’
    Reddit Seeks Scaling Solution for Ethereum-Based ‘Community Points’
    Reddit announced a partnership with the Ethereum Foundation to find a scaling solution for the site's new blockchain-based Community Points.
  • Bitcoin not dependent on Options market for bullish rally
    Bitcoin not dependent on Options market for bullish rally
    After Bitcoin reached $10,000 on May 7th, for a brief moment, the BTC community felt the like sky was the limit for the largest digital asset.
  • Former Steem Witness: ‘I Received Direct Threats From a Hive User’
    Former Steem Witness: ‘I Received Direct Threats From a Hive User’
    A former Steem witness received death threats from a Hive user, is DPoS to blame for the Steem/Hive drama? A former Steem witness, who is also a prominent member of Korea’s crypto community, spoke to Cointelegraph and shared proof that he received death threats from a Hive user ahead of Steem’s 0.23 hard fork. The former witness, who has requested to remain anonymous, told Cointelegraph that he stepped down shortly before the 0.23 hard fork due to constant threats targeted at him and his family: “I received direct threats from a Hive user based in Korea who said he would come to my house at night if they had the time and put feces on my door.
  • High Leverage and Tight Spreads Make CryptoAltum a Worthy Contender in Crowded Crypto CFD Space
    High Leverage and Tight Spreads Make CryptoAltum a Worthy Contender in Crowded Crypto CFD Space
    The new Marshall Island-based crypto derivatives trading platform is making a wave in the trading community by offering attractive trading opportunities.
  • Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone: Crypto Paradise or Digital Shakedown?
    Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone: Crypto Paradise or Digital Shakedown?
    CHAZ inhabitants can apparently use crypto at a handful of businesses — but are less scrupulous types capitalizing on the situation? Cryptocurrencies are reportedly playing a role — for good and ill — in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, an area established in support of the African-American community by protesters against aggressive policing.  A project called JamaiCoin claims that six businesses are experimenting with its cryptocurrency as a protest against the US dollar, while separately another business owner claims he’s being extorted for $500 of ‘protection money’ in Bitcoin (BTC). The CHAZ, AKA Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP), was formed on June 8 by Seattle residents protesting the police murder of George Floyd.
  • Binance CEO CZ Explains Why He Disabled Twitter Comments
    Binance CEO CZ Explains Why He Disabled Twitter Comments
    Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao recently restricted the ability to comment on his Twitter posts, but only partially.