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30 January 2021 By Lilly Harvey
The potential of Ether greatly exceeds Bitcoin, and the community is beginning to understand the value of ETH. During the second half of 2020, we saw a growing interest in cryptocurrencies from institutional investors and big capital. However, all the attention of the whales, as well as all the attention of the public, was fixed on Bitcoin (BTC) ... Read more

28 January 2021 By Dominic Robinson
Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital introduced a new Bitcoin fund in early January. He says that improved infrastructure and regulation have made BTC investments "as safe as owning bonds and commodities like gold." ... Read more

26 January 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
BuyUCoin initially denied the reports of a data breach, but added that all user funds are safe. Users of Indian crypto exchange BuyUCoin have reportedly been affected by a breach compromising personal data of more than 325,000 people. ... Read more

24 January 2021 By Dominic Robinson
Crypto activity in Asia is equivalent to that in the U.S. and Europe combined. Research by Messari has delved into the Asian crypto landscape and revealed the region accounts for almost half of all digital asset trading, and boasts six of the top ten largest crypto unicorns. ... Read more

23 January 2021 By Lilly Harvey
A global automotive consortium is leveraging blockchain-based “birth certificates” to track the purchase and maintenance history of secondhand vehicles. The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, or MOBI, a non-profit consortium of the world’s top vehicle manufacturers including Ford and BMW, has launched an initiative to combat fraud in the secondhand markets with blockchain-powered “birth certificates.” ... Read more

20 January 2021 By Lilly Harvey
Amid increasing distrust of custodial solutions and recent upgrades to Bitcoin Core, more Bitcoiners are starting to run their own nodes. The number of Bitcoin nodes is at an all-time high, with 11,558 reachable nodes currently active, according to Bitnodes.io. Another Bitcoin network statistics tracker, coin.dance, calculates the total number of Bitcoin nodes at 11,613, which is just above the previous high of 11,250 set one year ago this month. ... Read more

18 January 2021 By Dominic Robinson
With Ethereum transaction fees still high, more layer-two powered platforms are emerging. The number of decentralized exchanges running layer-two solutions is growing as the Ethereum network struggles to keep up with its own popularity. ... Read more

16 January 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse has responded to some of the community’s concerns surrounding the SEC’s $1.3 billion lawsuit against the firm. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has revealed the firm unsuccessfully attempted to settle its securities violation lawsuit with the SEC, and slammed the “regulatory chaos” around cryptocurrencies. ... Read more

14 January 2021 By Lilly Harvey
Hermez, an Ethereum scaling solution, has partnered with Tether to offer cheaper USDT transactions via zk-Rollups. Popular stablecoin Tether (USDT) is the first token to go live on the Hermez layer-two network, the company announced on Monday. ... Read more

12 January 2021 By Lilly Harvey
His last reported Bitcoin holdings were 0.25 BTC. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has surpassed the net worth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. “Elon Musk has become the world's richest person, as his net worth crossed $185bn (£136bn),” the BBC reported on Thursday. ... Read more

10 January 2021 By Dominic Robinson
Not many crypto search terms have come close to their peaks in spite of the new bull market, but Ethereum is a notable exception. More people are searching for the word “Ethereum” now than ever before in its history. Google Trends reveals that the number of Google searches currently being performed for “Ethereum” is at an all-time high, eclipsing search interest during the height of the last ETH bull run. ... Read more

8 January 2021 By Lilly Harvey
Monday evening, the Treasury's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency told national banks that they are allowed to run independent nodes for distributed ledger networks. Referring to of independent node verification networks, the OCC's interpretive letter says that banks "may use new technologies, including INVNs and related stablecoins, to perform bank-permissible functions, such as payment activities." ... Read more

6 January 2021 By Lilly Harvey
Revolut, a crypto-friendly trading app, is reportedly issuing a strong warning to its customers regarding buying and selling XRP. According to news outlet The Irish Times, the fintech firm recently sent out a notice to its customers saying it was still possible for the firm to delist or restrict trading on XRP with little or no notice. Revolut warned users that their funds could effectively be stuck without the means to sell tokens even if the price falls to zero “in a worst-case scenario.” ... Read more

4 January 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
Paolo Ardoino says Tether hasn't done anything to warrant any additional investigations from the SEC. Paolo Ardoino, the outspoken chief technology officer of Bitfinex, took to Twitter this week to dispel concerns that Tether could be the next target of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. ... Read more

2 January 2021 By Dominic Robinson
Dash Core Group has announced the release of new updates for the Dash platform as well as the DashPay smartphone wallet app. Dash has moved development work on the v0.17 update of its platform to the testnet phase, according to an announcement released on Wednesday. Back in July 2020, Cointelegraph reported that the Dash Core Group was looking to release the platform testnet before the end of the year. ... Read more

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