Coinbase's Strategy Helped MicroStrategy, Bitcoiner Eyes Soccer Club + More News

Ethereum 2.0's Phase 0 Goes Live 'Successfully', ETH Drops

The first of Ethereum 2.0 (ETH 2.0) is now live, with the team behind it describing its launch as successful, while ETH erased all its gains today. At 12 UTC today, per the Ethereum Foundation livestream and Beaconcha.‍in's genesis dashboard, the first phase has been launched. The Slot 1, the first that was able to be signed by a validator, was signed with "Mr F was here." Normal people: we should really put something profound in the first block of the ethereum PoS chain, something about gi...
Ethereum 2.0's Phase 0 Goes Live 'Successfully', ETH Drops

Coinbase, Huobi Join Other Exchanges in Supporting Ethereum 2.0 Staking

With the much-anticipated launch of Phase 0 of Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 finally here, the industry begins to prepare for the transition to the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm for the second largest cryptoasset by market capitalization. Major crypto exchanges, including Kraken, Coinbase and Huobi have already made their moves. Coinbase announced its full support for ETH 2.0 staking and trading amid the “multi-year upgrade to Ethereum 2.0.” Coinbase users can convert their ETH1 in their exchang...
Coinbase, Huobi Join Other Exchanges in Supporting Ethereum 2.0 Staking

Ukraine To Teach Citizens About Bitcoin, Crypto Crime Warning + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Adoption news The Ukrainian Ministry of Education has unveiled an educational course for citizens that comprises modules on bitcoin (BTC), crypto mining, blockchain technology, and more. Per a Telegram post from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov, the eight-part video lecture series will also include...
Ukraine To Teach Citizens About Bitcoin, Crypto Crime Warning + More News

Ethereum 2.0 Journey in 3½ Phases Is About to Start With Phase 0

The long-awaited, much-discussed second iteration of the Ethereum (ETH) network is slated to take an important step on December 1. It will not actually fully roll-out at once - instead, the very first day of December will see the first of its phases, laying the basis on which the rest will be built. Therefore, we'll look into what lies ahead until the planned Ethereum 2.0 (ETH 2.0) full arrival. Ethereum 2.0, also known as Serenity, is the second version of the original network, or as Ether...
Ethereum 2.0 Journey in 3½ Phases Is About to Start With Phase 0

Another Blow To Bitcoin Miners Comes This Sunday

Bitcoin (BTC) mining difficulty is expected to rise again in two days, the most since September, cutting into the profit margins of BTC miners right after a strong market correction this week. Major mining pool BTC.com estimates that the mining difficulty, which is the measure that shows how hard it is to compete for mining rewards, will rise this Sunday during the next difficulty adjustment by 7.82%. This would push it up from 17.6 T recorded two weeks ago to 18.97 T. This level is still rela...
Another Blow To Bitcoin Miners Comes This Sunday

Venezuelan Retailing Heavyweight Starts Accepting Bitcoin, Altcoins

Rattan, a popular shopping outlet in Venezuela, has become the latest retailer in the country to announce it will start accepting payments in bitcoin (BTC) and a number of altcoins. Per a tweet from media outlet Criptolugares that was reposted by crypto exchange Cryptobuyer, the trading platform has struck a deal with Rattan that will initially see the Plaza branch of the Rattan supermarket network, one of the busiest retailers on the island of Margarita, in the state of Nueva Esparta. The deal ...
Venezuelan Retailing Heavyweight Starts Accepting Bitcoin, Altcoins

This Is How Confiscated Bitcoin, Ethereum, And Monero Sold By The Taxman

Selling the confiscated EUR 6.4m (USD 7.63) in crypto for the Lithuanian tax authority was a lengthy and complicated process that lasted at least two months and required long preparation and detailed coordination between the seller, supplier, trading partners, and intermediary banks so as to avoid issues and delays during the sale, according to the CEO of the Lithuanian investment and exchange service that performed the sale. As previously reported, on November 18, the Lithuanian State Tax Inspe...
This Is How Confiscated Bitcoin, Ethereum, And Monero Sold By The Taxman

Furious Abkhazian Villagers Forcibly Close Down Crypto Mining Farms

Crypto mining is threatening to draw a nation into chaos – with angry Abkhazian villagers reportedly taking the law into their own hands by kicking miners out of their regions. The latest development in the South Caucus-located de facto state has seen anarchic uprisings, with miners thrown out on their ears – and politicians apparently divided as to how to deal with what is rapidly descending into a national crisis. The government has gone back and forth with its crypto mining laws recently, fir...
Furious Abkhazian Villagers Forcibly Close Down Crypto Mining Farms

Retail Crypto Trading Soars In Africa and Asia + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Crypto adoption news Marcus Swanepoel, Founder of UK-headquartered crypto exchange Luno, recently acquired by the Digital Currency Group, said that their retail volumes in South Africa, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Indonesia all tripled over last month and reached all-time highs. "Emerging market consumers are voting with their money and they're re...
Retail Crypto Trading Soars In Africa and Asia + More News

Alarming Tax Letters, Bitcoin Sponsors, Mining Chaos in Abkhazia + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Crypto tax news Crypto traders in the United States state that they have been sent alarming letters with faulty calculations about crypto-related undeclared tax. Crypto tax software firm CryptoTrader.Tax said that in the “past two days,” it has been “contacted by dozens of individuals” who received notices from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS),...
Alarming Tax Letters, Bitcoin Sponsors, Mining Chaos in Abkhazia + More News

Ethereum Surges As Whales Accomplish ETH 2.0 Phase 0 Mission

Just hours before the deadline, Ehtereum (ETH) whales alongside smaller stakers have managed to send all the required ether to the ETH 2.0 deposit contract, allowing to launch Phase 0 on December 1 and extending the ETH rally. (Updated at 05:31 UTC: the last paragraph has been added). At the time of writing (04:50 UTC), there are ETH 574,880 (USD 356m) sent to the contract, or almost 10% more than initially was required to start the phase that will bring the Beacon Chain. ETH price extended its...
Ethereum Surges As Whales Accomplish ETH 2.0 Phase 0 Mission

Venezuelan Army Engineers Start Mining Bitcoin

Venezuelan soldiers are mobilizing. No, this is not the start of World War III – these troops are being put to work mining bitcoin (BTC) in the Nicolás Maduro regime’s latest, and possibly most audacious crypto-themed fundraising effort yet. Per a video posted on Instagram by the 61st Battalion of the 6th Corps of Engineers of the Bolivarian Army, specialist soldiers have turned army buildings into giant mining centers, fitted with ASIC mining rigs, as well as a refurnishing hub, apparently for ...
Venezuelan Army Engineers Start Mining Bitcoin

Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 47

Here is our weekly collection of digital asset listing and delisting, trading pair-related announcements by crypto exchanges that we found last week and today. Have we missed something? Do you have information about new listings and/or delistings? Let us know here. __ Atomars Listings: Celsius Network (CEL) Bibox Listings: UniFi Protocol (UP) BiKi Listings: LGCY Network (LGCY) Bilaxy: Listings: EasyFi (EASY) REVV (REVV) Easticoin (ESTI) Empty Set Dollar (ESD) Oasis Network (ROSE) Social Rocket (...
Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 47

US in Crypto Tax Balancing Act, ETH Miners Safe Until Nov. 2021 + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Crypto tax news The US Treasury Department has told attendees at the OECD-arranged 2020 Global Blockchain Policy Forum that it is still undecided about how to go about the declarations protocols involved with taxing crypto, and is yet to choose whether to focus on risk or on tax liabilities by reporting transactions. Per Bloomberg Law, Erika Nije...
US in Crypto Tax Balancing Act, ETH Miners Safe Until Nov. 2021 + More News

Venezuelan Authorities Clamp Down on Off-The-Books Crypto Pay Vendors

Customers spending foreign currency and cryptoassets in Venezuelan stores have been warned to demand invoices and receipts in fiat bolivars, with the nation’s tax authorities worried that crypto pay and payment in overseas fiats like the USD or euros could facilitate tax evasion. Merchants across the country have increasingly moved to abandon the sovereign bolivar, which has experienced ballooning inflation as the country’s economy continues to suffer in the wake of intensifying Washington-led s...
Venezuelan Authorities Clamp Down on Off-The-Books Crypto Pay Vendors

Airbnb Eyes Crypto & Blockchain, Crypto ETP Trading Surges + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Crypto adoption news The accommodation bookings giant Airbnb has made a surprising reference to crypto and blockchain in a prospectus for its proposed initial public offering (IPO). The firm has registered the prospective with the American regulatory body the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In the document, the company said that its “fu...
Airbnb Eyes Crypto & Blockchain, Crypto ETP Trading Surges + More News

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Jumps, SEC Boss Leaves Early + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Mining news Today, Bitcoin (BTC) mining difficulty, which is the measure that shows how hard it is to compete for mining rewards, increased by 4.82%, reaching 17.6 T, as more miners turned their machines on, increasing the speed at which a new block on the Bitcoin blockchain is found. The mining difficulty is adjusted every two weeks (that is, ev...
Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Jumps, SEC Boss Leaves Early + More News

Roger Ver-Led Bitcoin Cash Camp, BCHN, Leads The Post-Hard Fork Race

In the first day after a planned hard fork of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the 6th largest crypto network by market capitalization, Bitcoin Cash Node (BCHN) is now the leading chain, beating Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHA) by a wide margin. Per coin.dance data, at pixel time (05:23 UTC), the BCHN chain is currently 56 blocks ahead of BCHA - after a hard fork, the longest chain wins. Moreover, the absolute majority of miners directed their computing power towards prominent BCH supporter Roger Ver-led BCHN chain,...
Roger Ver-Led Bitcoin Cash Camp, BCHN, Leads The Post-Hard Fork Race

Bitcoin Rally Supported by More Busy Miners and Lower Fees

As bitcoin (BTC) rallied, with the trading volume rising as well, the transaction fees moved in the opposite direction as miners turned more of their machines on. Bitcoin has made quite a move upwards since the beginning of November, with analysts predicting further volatility, but also appreciation in this month. The world's number one coin surpassed the USD 16,000 level for the first time since January 2018 just yesterday, and today jumped above USD 16,400 before correcting lower. BTC pri...
Bitcoin Rally Supported by More Busy Miners and Lower Fees
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