Election 2020 Prediction Markets: Bettors Say Trump Lost Tuesday’s Debate – CoinDesk

With the first Trump–Biden debate now smoldering behind us, the betting markets have picked their winner. That also means they’ve decided on a loser: President Donald Trump. Tuesday marked the first time the incumbent squared off face-to-face against his rival, Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden. The two septuagenarians bickered, insulted, belittled and […]

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Bitcoin.com Exchange to List Aspire and Aspire Gas as Newest Digital Asset Creation Platform Comes to Market  | Press release Bitcoin News

Aspire (ASP) is the first digital asset creation platform to resist both mining exploits and 51 percent attacks common to proof-of-work blockchains. Its fees are a tiny fraction of creating assets on Ethereum or other platforms due to its innovative Aspire Gas (GASP) blockchain Both tokens will be introduced with BTC and USDT trading pairs, […]

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Chainalysis and Texas firm win million-dollar IRS contract to crack Monero

On Wednesday, the IRS awarded two $625,000 contracts looking for tracing tools for privacy token Monero and Layer 2 protocols. The winners were blockchain analytics firms Chainalysis and Integra FEC. The IRS initially publicized its quest for a privacy-busting analytics solution at the beginning of the month. An IRS representative told Cointelegraph that the agency […]

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Cardano’s real competition is not who you’d expect, says new Cardano Foundation CEO

Frederik Gregaard, the incoming CEO of the Cardano Foundation, shared his perspective on FinTech’s competitive landscape and major technology trends with Cointelegraph. Discussing competition, Gregaard said that the protocol’s biggest opponents do not come from within the blockchain space: “I think the biggest competitor, it’s really the largest technology companies today around, the large tech platforms […]

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KuCoin hack unpacked: More crypto possibly stolen than first feared

Cybercriminals have continued to come up with new, innovative attack vectors that a lot of prominent crypto platforms are still falling prey to. For example, Johnny Lyu, the CEO of Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin, stated on Sept. 26 that the exchange had been on the receiving end of a major hack that resulted in the […]

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First Mover: Chainlink’s Sorry September Returns Shows DeFi Hysteria Deflating – CoinDesk

That was the story in cryptocurrency markets in September as prices tumbled for digital tokens from “decentralized finance” (DeFi), the fast-evolving arena of blockchain-based lending and trading platforms. Chainlink, which supplies data feeds to DeFi systems, saw its LINK token fall 42% month to date, the worst return among digital assets in the CoinDesk 20. The DeFi market […]

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JPMorgan Admits Fraud, Agrees to Billion Dollar Settlement for Illegal Trading | News Bitcoin News

JPMorgan Chase has admitted to fraud charges and agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm has agreed to pay nearly a billion dollars in penalties and victim compensation. JPMorgan’s Fraud Cases The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Commodity Futures […]

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Indian man arrested on charges of crypto fraud via ‘Morris Coin’ scheme

District police have arrested a 36-year-old man from the Malappuram district of the south Indian state of Kerala on charges of operating a cryptocurrency scam. Nishad has been charged under the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act by the district police chief U Abdul Karim. A team led by police inspector P Vishnu […]

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Crypto Finance Conference to host industry experts in-person in January 2021

As the world is battling to recover from the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a major cryptocurrency event in Switzerland prepares to take return to a physical format. Crypto Finance Conference (CfC) St. Moritz, an international crypto event held in St. Moritz, will take place from Jan. 20–22, 2021, and feature speakers from key […]

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BitcoinACKS Lets You ‘Sponsor’ Bitcoin Development – CoinDesk

“If Bitcoin is decentralized, who funds its development?” This longstanding question, historically answered by the quiet work of volunteer Bitcoin developers, now has a new response: a website that allows Bitcoin users to pledge payment for protocol upgrades. The brainchild of Pierre Rochard, BitcoinACKs aggregates pull requests for protocol improvements from the Bitcoin Core GitHub […]

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