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A mysterious Bitcoin (BTC)-loving projectionist has been lighting up the London nights with fiat-bashing, BTC-themed slogans. The projectionist’s activities have been chronicled by Dominic Frisby, a comedian and actor who rose to fame with a viral video about Brexit named “17 Million F**k Offs.” In recent years, Frisby has become a...
Quantum computing has long been regarded as Bitcoin (BTC)’s ‘bogeyman.’ The popular fear is that, as secure as Bitcoin and other proof-of-work cryptoassets are in terms of standard cryptography, quantum computers could provide additional means of breaking them. One other popular assumption is that, because they don’t use PoW, proof-of-stake...
Bitcoin (BTC) transaction fees have hit an all-time high after an explosion in Xinjiang, China, drove miners offline last week. According to data from BitInfoCharts, the average (mean) fee is now USD 58.42, eclipsing the former record of USD 55.16 set in December 2017. The drop in hashrate, which coincided with...
China may be softening its tone on cryptoassets, almost four years after it exacted a crackdown on bitcoin (BTC), altcoins and crypto exchanges, with encouraging remarks from Li Bo, the new deputy governor of the central People’s Bank of China (PBoC). Li Bo was quoted by multiple media outlets, including...
The de facto South Caucasus state of Abkhazia’s crypto mining miseries continue to deepen, with the government set to criminalize mining – and extend a mining ban as power supplies continue to experience disruption. As previously reported, anarchic scenes have become commonplace as large-scale miners have been driven out of...
Russian parliamentarians could be set to alter the soon-to-be-imposed legal threshold for crypto tax declarations, a State Duma committee member has conceded. As previously reported, lawmakers have previously voted in favor of a bill that would force crypto traders to declare total annual earnings of over USD 8,250 per year....
The South Korean commercial banking giant Shinhan and LG CNS, the IT services arm of the electronics conglomerate LG, have unveiled their joint pilot platform for central bank digital currencies (CBDC). The two firms announced they would be partnering on the platform late last year, and the companies appear keen...
One of the most bullish non-crypto companies, US-based software developer MicroStrategy, just used the recent bitcoin (BTC) correction to increase their BTC stash. Per CEO Michael Saylor, the company has purchased an additional BTC 328 for around USD 15m in cash at an average price of USD 45,710 per BTC. As...
The bitcoin (BTC) market is still healthy, despite its recent selloff, which is usual for the bull runs in this nascent industry, according to Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer at major crypto investment firm Pantera Capital. "I think, in terms of price action, things will be kind of back to...
Two Japanese firms have developed a blockchain-powered alcohol trading platform that they claim will allow alcohol-loving customers the opportunity to buy, sell, hold and haggle over barrel-loads of luxury liquor – just like trading crypto. In a press release, Recika and the Japan Import System (JIS) announced that they had...