Loudi City Mayor Promotes Blockchain to Fight Crime

The mayor of Loudi, a city in China’s Hunan province, has characterized blockchain technology as a powerful “weapon” that can effectively tackle crime. At a meeting of Loudi’s Municipal Public Security Bureau on Aug. 10, Mayor Yang Yiwen responded to reports on the progress of a trial blockchain project that is currently being conducted by […]

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Instagram crypto scams have risen this year

A new wave of scam artists are running amuck on Instagram, harming legitimate crypto influencers Since the beginning of 2020, there have been over 1.3 million posts featuring “#Coinbase” hashtags on Instagram, many of which were created by crypto scams filled with fraudulent content. These scams often involve individuals or bots impersonating actual industry professionals […]

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Crypto Artists and Investors Trusts NFTs to Transform the Art Industry

Nifty Gateway, a leading marketplace for nonfungible tokens with the backing of the Winklevoss brothers, recorded its largest-valued auction to-date on July 23 when the digital artwork and NFT “Picasso’s Bull” sold for $55,555.55. The milestone comes as benefits of fractionalized ownership, decentralized provenance verification and the global liquidity pool enabled by blockchain technology are […]

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BTC and ETH Crypto Derivatives in Demand, Market Expected to Grow Further

The crypto options market has been evolving rapidly over the second quarter of 2020. According to TokenInsight’s recent crypto derivatives industry report, trading volumes are seeing a 166% year-on-year increase compared to Q2 2019.  The derivative products driving these volumes are futures and options. While futures grow with traders betting on a bullish price sentiment, […]

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Monero’s Hashrate Experienced Its Largest Single Day Gains Ever

August 6, Monero (XMR) has experienced its biggest increase in hashrate since the network’s creation in 2014. Monero hashrate. Source: Coin Metrics. The Monero hashrate increased from 1.67 GH/s on August 5 to 2.2 GH/s on August 6. That 0.52 GH/s single day gain is the highest in the project’s history. Prior to this, most […]

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Nigerian Crypto Activity Has Been On the Rise Since April

Nigeria, the biggest source of Bitcoin (BTC) trading volume in Africa, is apparently one of the fastest-growing crypto markets in the world, according to a new report. According to a new study by major crypto wallet Blockchain.com, Nigeria has seen the largest influx of activity on its wallet app since April 2020. Nigeria shows biggest […]

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