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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

Binance CEO On Outsmarting Users From US, BoE On Protecting Banks + 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. Exchanges news Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, in an interview with Bloomberg, said that the company is "continually" trying to improve ways they're blocking users in the US from accessing Binance.com, as users "do find intelligent ways to get around our block sometimes and we just have to be smarter about the way we block." (Learn more: Bina...
Binance CEO On Outsmarting Users From US, BoE On Protecting Banks + More News

Reversible Ethereum Transactions, Digital Oil Token + 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 Kirobo, the Tel Aviv-based startup that created an 'undo button' for previously irreversible Bitcoin (BTC) transactions, available to MetaMask and WalletConnect owners, has made the feature available on Ethereum (ETH), it said in a press release. Initially, the service will be available for ETH and later on all ERC-20...
Reversible Ethereum Transactions, Digital Oil Token + More News

6 Most Common Misconceptions About Bitcoin Picked by Lyn Alden

Bitcoin (BTC) is a bubble, too volatile, and has no value - are some of the most common misconceptions popular generalist investor and Swan Bitcoin, a BTC investing app, advisor, Lyn Alden, said she has noticed so far. Alden writes in her recent post that she turned bullish on bitcoin in April this year, as "a variety of factors turned strongly in its favor." But during this summer and autumn, Alden says she received numerous questions about BTC, which she summarized in seven common misconcepti...
6 Most Common Misconceptions About Bitcoin Picked by Lyn Alden

Ex-CIA Analyst: Beijing Blockchain Network May Spark Chinese Net Dominance

The Chinese Blockchain Service Network (BSN), already active in all major Middle Kingdom cities and continuing to add interoperability options, could pose a major threat to America’s dominance in the digital realm, said a security expert and former CIA official – raising questions over the project's possible implications for the crypto sector. The opinions were put forward by Yaya J. Fanusie, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) think tank in Washington, ...
Ex-CIA Analyst: Beijing Blockchain Network May Spark Chinese Net Dominance

Liquidity Solution For Ethereum 2.0 Validators Launched + 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. Ethereum news Crypto trading firm Darma Capital launched LiquidStake, a liquidity solution for Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 validators. It allows validators take out a USDC loan against their staked ETH, allowing participants to remain liquid while their ETH is locked on the ETH 2.0 blockchain. (Learn more: Launching Ethereum 2 Phase 0 On December 1 is an ...
Liquidity Solution For Ethereum 2.0 Validators Launched + More News

Central Banks’ Renewed Gold Hunger Shows Need For A Hedge

A new survey suggested that central banks may be on the hunt for a hedge – a search that may lead some directly to digital gold, bitcoin (BTC), albeit via the central banking sector’s default asset of choice: gold. In a new report focusing on the status of gold reserves in central banks conducted by Central Banker, 26 respondents, mainly from Europe and the Americas, said they “typically expect central bank gold holdings to increase over the next 12 months,” with “no respondent expecting a decre...
Central Banks’ Renewed Gold Hunger Shows Need For A Hedge

Crypto Regulation in 2021: The Piecemeal Approach & New Winds

2020 may have been a big year for cryptoassets, but crypto’s regulatory puzzle is far from complete. Many major nations haven’t yet introduced specific legislation or regulatory guidance that covers the sector as a whole, while others are taking a step-by-step approach. According to industry figures speaking with Cryptonews.com, this piecemeal approach is likely to continue into 2021, with major nations and bodies continuing to introduce regulation for one area or aspect of the cryptoasset indus...
Crypto Regulation in 2021: The Piecemeal Approach & New Winds

Elections, Votes, Polls, Choices and 20 Crypto Jokes

A new crypto month started, and we learned that bitcoin and litecoin won October, while bitcoin mining difficulty saw its second-largest drop as soon as November begun. As nearly USD 1bn in bitcoin got moved, it turned out the US government was behind it. ETH 2.0 Phase 0 got scheduled for launch on December 1, but users are facing a ‘to stake or not to stake’ dilemma. Tron was accused that JustLink is a copy-past of Chainlink. And then, the US elections begun, and they lasted for approximately ...
Elections, Votes, Polls, Choices and 20 Crypto Jokes

Vitalik Buterin Leads By Example, Stakes USD 1m in Ethereum + 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. Ethereum news Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has sent ETH 3,200, currently worth USD 1.2m, to the recently launched ETH 2.0 deposit contract. This makes him one of the first stakers and validators on the new Ethereum 2.0 blockchain, the first phase of which is expected to launch on December 1 the earliest. There are currently ETH 39,14...
Vitalik Buterin Leads By Example, Stakes USD 1m in Ethereum + More News

Bitcoin Fees Slipped, Miners Return While Price Rallies

While Bitcoin (BTC) price has rallied these past two days, surpassing USD 15,000, Bitcoin miners turned more of their machines on and the fees and transaction time somewhat dropped. The price of a single BTC coin is USD 15,500, as of 10:26 UTC Friday morning. It has gone up more than 7% in a day and more than 17% in a week. Furthermore, it appreciated 45% in the last month and 66% in a year. Moreover, BTC 24-hour trading volume on exchanges hit almost USD 32.8bn today, while on Wednesday it sti...
Bitcoin Fees Slipped, Miners Return While Price Rallies

Blockchain Life 2020 Forum in Moscow, Russia

Disclaimer: The text below is a press release that was not written by Cryptonews.com. Forum Blockchain Life 2020, the main live event of the year in the industry, took place on October 21-22, 2020 in Russia, Moscow. Despite the difficult COVID-19 realities and closed borders, the Forum was attended by 3000+ participants. Global industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and startups have come together to discuss current trends and determine the development of the industry for the coming years. A...
Blockchain Life 2020 Forum in Moscow, Russia

The Looming Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: Here’s What You Need to Know

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community is slated to initiate yet another hard fork on November 15, 2020. The blockchain split represents the culmination of a series of disagreements and tensions related to proposed changes in the underlying code as well as the future of Bitcoin Cash. Find out more about why BCH, the 5th largest crypto network by market capitalization, is about to fork and what you can expect to happen afterward. Ironic history Bitcoin Cash was created as a result of intense disagree...
The Looming Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: Here’s What You Need to Know

Automated Market Makers (AMMs) Comparison 2020

Automated market makers (AMMs) have played a significant role in catapulting decentralized finance (DeFi) to the forefront of the crypto markets. In our DeFi Unlocked series, we delve into the space to understand the key players and features present. In this article, we will explore automated market makers and list four AMMs in 2020. A little background AMMs are the brainchild of Vitalik Buterin, Co-founder of Ethereum (ETH). Initially described in a Reddit post four years ago, AMMs have grown...
Automated Market Makers (AMMs) Comparison 2020

Venezuela Unveils State-run Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash, and Petro Exchange

The Venezuelan government has doubled down on its pro-crypto stance by launching a crypto exchange – with support for Caracas’ petro (PTR) token as well as bitcoin (BTC), litecoin (LTC) and dash (DASH) pairings with the fiat bolivar. In an official announcement from the National Superintendency of Crypto Assets and Related Activities (Sunacrip), the Venezuelan crypto regulator, posted on the government’s state-run media portal, the platform will be named the Venezuela Exchange (VEX). Sunacrip ad...
Venezuela Unveils State-run Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash, and Petro Exchange

Xapo Leaves Venezuela, 20m Brave Internauts, Oversubscribed IEOs + 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 Crypto wallet provider Xapo, owned by Coinbase, is the latest international venture to exit Venezuela – with the firm emailing users in the country to let them know that it will be replacing its current offering with a “regulated digital platform,” as first reported by Decrypt. Venezuelan users took to social media to post im...
Xapo Leaves Venezuela, 20m Brave Internauts, Oversubscribed IEOs + More News

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Sees Its Second-Largest Drop Ever

Bitcoin (BTC) mining difficulty just had its largest drop since 2011 and the second-largest in history of the network. According to major mining pool BTC.com, mining difficulty, which is the measure that shows how hard it is to compete for mining rewards, has dropped more than nearly 15% estimated yesterday. It fell 16.05% - which is the largest drop it has seen in 9 years - reaching 16.79 T, or the level last seen in July/August. The last time the mining difficulty fell more than this was Octob...
Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Sees Its Second-Largest Drop Ever

Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 44

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. __ Bibox Listings: UTU Protocol (UTU) SwapAll (SAP) Loon Network (LOON) Bilaxy Listings: UnFederalReserveToken (eRSDL) Swirge (SWG) NToken0031 (N0031) Holyheld (HOLY) Nsure Network Token (Nsure) Pteria (PTERIA) Kper.Network (KPER) Fro...
Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 44

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Set For Double-Digit Drop on Tuesday

Bitcoin (BTC) mining difficulty could revert to levels not seen since August – with a forecasted drop in difficulty of almost 15% on the cards, similarly to what BTC miners experienced after a market crash in March. Per BTC.com, a major mining pool, data, the next bi-weekly readjustment will take place Tuesday morning (UTC) and could see mining difficulty, or the measure of how hard it is to compete for mining rewards, fall by 14.96% after weeks of almost steady growth. That will be a marked cha...
Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Set For Double-Digit Drop on Tuesday

The Next Chapter in Yield Farming: Ethereum 2.0 and Sustainability

Chyna Qu is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of DeFiner, a decentralized finance network for crypto savings, loans, and payments. __ Yield farming has evolved as a mainstream DeFi (decentralized finance) practice, involving investors, or liquidity providers, putting cryptoassets to work across the many DeFi applications. Yield farmers leverage smart contracts and protocols to get maximum returns on their capital (tokens); they move their assets around using different strategies that in...
The Next Chapter in Yield Farming: Ethereum 2.0 and Sustainability

This is How Institutional Players Help Bitcoin Mining Industry Grow

Institutional players are entering the cryptoasset mining industry, prompting the creation of enterprise-grade solutions, but also offering new solutions for existing challenges, according to Igor Runets, founder and CEO of BitRiver, a Russia-based mining services provider that is now open to approaches from strategic investors. Runets and his business partner had started a fund for Bitcoin (BTC) mining back in 2016, but geopolitical issues of the time, which prevented the purchased mining machi...
This is How Institutional Players Help Bitcoin Mining Industry Grow

Canadian CBDC, Cred On Pause, Iran Wants Virgin Bitcoin + 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. CBDCs news The Bank of Canada is working with its G7 partners on its plans for a digital currency as the country wants to be ready in case another country launches its central bank digital currency (CBDC), Reuters reported, citing Governor Tiff Macklem. "If another country has one and we don’t, that could certainly create some problems," he was q...
Canadian CBDC, Cred On Pause, Iran Wants Virgin Bitcoin + More News

Bitcoin Fees Skyrocket, Some Transactions Taking Days, Relief Possible Next Week

Bitcoin (BTC) has been experiencing quite a set of interconnected issues, as the hashrate has dropped, the fees on the congested network have been rising, and the users claim to be waiting for days for their transactions to be confirmed - some of which might be dropped by the miners. However, some relief might come next week. And this is happening at a time when BTC rallied by 27% in a month, almost hitting USD 14,000 before correcting lower again (USD 13,530 at 16:17 UTC today). Meanwhile, howe...
Bitcoin Fees Skyrocket, Some Transactions Taking Days, Relief Possible Next Week

South Korean, Mongolian Banks Prepare Crypto, Digital Fiat Offerings

Asian banks are edging yet closer to crypto and digital currency adoption – with South Korean and Mongolian banks unveiling ambitious new developments in the wake of reports of the launch of Singaporean giant DBS’ forthcoming digital asset exchange. Although DBS has responded to reports by saying that its exchange is still a “work in process,” the bank has confirmed it is working on the project – and a page for the new platform seemingly went live yesterday, although it appears to have been take...
South Korean, Mongolian Banks Prepare Crypto, Digital Fiat Offerings
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