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Older Mining Machines Turn Profitable Again as Bitcoin Rises Ahead of Halving

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Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Launches Blockchain Accelerator

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A total of 30 places available for early-stage and mature startups on Tencent’s new blockchain accelerator

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Bitcoin Price Slides Below $9K as Trader Suggests ‘Technical’ Retrace

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A lot of withdrawals are surfacing as Bitcoin reverses course to dip 8% from its 24-hour highs

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The Case for a Surging Tokenization Demand Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed businesses worldwide, and tokenization might be the best tool to adapt to the new world

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Bitcoin Price Rockets to Two-Month High Above $9,400

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Bitcoin Doubles Gold’s YTD Rate of Return in 1 Day as Gains Top 27%

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Peter Schiff licks his wounds as Bitcoin smashes gold’s rate of return in its $9.4K bull run

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Italian Town Creates New Currency to Cope With COVID-19

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A small town in southern Italy has minted their own currency amid the coronavirus lockdown

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Alibaba Patents Blockchain System That Spots Music Copycats

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Blockstack Ran on Token Sales in 2019, Says Latest SEC Filing

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160 Million USDT Tokens Minted During Bitcoin's Rise to $9K

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160 million USDT coins popped into existence while Bitcoin was ascending to $9,000, while whales transferred $85 million USDT to Binance

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Swiss Association Issues New Common Standards for Crypto Custody

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The Geneva-based Capital Markets and Technology Association moves on from anti-money laundering standards to digital asset custody and management

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3 Key Factors Why Bitcoin Price Exploded to $9.4K Overnight

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Record high spot volume, a breakout above key resistance levels, and institutional demand were among the factors for the 23% BTC price surge

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Telegram Offers ICO Investors Refund or Option to Hang On Till April 2021

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Investors who choose to “loan’ their investment to Telegram for 12 months may be able to redeem it for Grams or another cryptocurrency in future

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CZ: Charity and Stablecoins Drive Meaningful Crypto Adoption

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Binance’s CZ says that charity initiatives are providing new users with a positive point of first-contact for cryptocurrency

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Telegram Caves to US Regulators: Delays Blockchain Launch, Offers to Return $1.2B to Investors

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Peter Brandt likens Tether to 'Nigerian Trinkets'

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Tether is as safe as holding ‘the Nigerian Trinket, according to trading veteren Peter Brandt

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BTC Tops $9,000, Recovery Leaves Stock Market in the Dust

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Bitcoin just hit $9,000, marking a staggering recovery of more than 130% from its March bottom

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Blockchain Platform Waves Launches New COVID-19 Betting Market

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Waves launched it's second tokenized COVID-19 predictive betting market letting users bet on whether the number of new cases has peaked

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Ousted Bitmain Co-Founder Wins Partial Victory in Latest Legal Battle

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Artist Vesa Kivinen: Crypto Art Has the Potential to Go Parabolic

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Speaking at Virtual Blockchain Week, crypto artist Vesa Kivinen encouraged people to approach crypto art as an investment

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Roger Ver: 'End Lockdown, It's a Matter of Economic Freedom'

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Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver and Tesla’s Elon Musk are leading a tech entrepreneur revolution — but will they be on the right side of history?

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Cryptocurrency Trading Surges in Malaysia as Lockdown Cripples Economy

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Bitcoin Price Nearly Tops $9,000 Before Dropping to a Key Support Level

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Bitcoin price rallied $1,100, breaking through key resistance levels and convincing traders that $9,000 will be knocked out before the weekend

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Digital Asset Firm Taurus Group Raises €10M From Investors Including Banks, Tezos

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DeFi Is Exposing Inadequacies of Cold Storage, Says Crypto Custodian

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Anchorage president Diogo Monica discusses the challenges faced by crypto custodians as DeFi protocols demand increasingly complex on-chain activities

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Bitcoin Rises Above $8.1K as Bulls Eye April Gain for Fifth Year Running

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Arab Bank Switzerland Leads Major Series A for Swiss Digital Assets Firm Taurus

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While undisclosed, the amount is reported to be an “8-digit” figure in Swiss francs — implying a $10 million+ investment

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First Mover: For Bitcoin Prices, Inflation Headlines May Matter More Than the Reality

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New Analysis of Top 10K Ethereum Wallets Gives Highly Bullish Outlook

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One analyst states that a recent audit of Ethereum wallets indicates a bullish future for the token

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Future of Finance: CBDCs Offer the New Architecture of Bank Accounts

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Could stablecoins and central bank digital currencies offer the only viable alternative to traditional bank accounts?

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YouTube Suspends Ripple’s Tech Chief Days After XRP Scam Lawsuit Filing

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Crypto Data Provider Skew Raises $5M, Launches Trade Execution Platform

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Bitcoin Hits $8K Erasing Coronavirus Crash — 13 Days Till Halving

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Bullish Bitcoin continues to surprise with a return to $8,000 — not seen for over seven weeks

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Telegram’s Blockchain OS Could Soon Appear in App Stores

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Recent reports indicate that the Telegram Open Network's operating system will soon be available on major app stores

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Boerse Stuttgart’s Bitcoin Exchange Adds Stop Orders as Volatility Hedge

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Nasdaq Is Using R3’s Corda for Managing Digital Assets

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New App for COVID-19 Combines Blockchain With Web Inventor's Privacy Tech

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U.K. researchers are testing a COVID-19 proof-of-immunity app that combines blockchain with Tim Berners-Lee’s solid pod technology

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Crypto Bank Pioneer Wants Greater Transparency Across the Industry

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The Wall Street veteran warns that the rise of stablecoins is distributing ‘IOUs’ throughout the digital asset sector

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China's Cyberspace Regulators Approve 224 Blockchain Ventures

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Over 200 blockchain projects have been approved by China’s cyberspace regulators

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US Transportation Dept. Says Blockchain Could Bring More Trust to Commercial Drones

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Maker Debt Crisis Post-Mortem Recommends New Safeguards

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A new report makes several recommendations to prevent future debt crises for the Maker DeFi protocol

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Bitcoin Pre-Halving Price Rally Continues to $8K With New Higher High

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Bitcoin price is drawing closer to a crucial level near $8,000

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Millionaire Arrested for Wife’s Murder in $10M Monero Ransom Kidnap Case

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A ransom note demanding $10 million in Monero may have been faked, after Norwegian police arrested a millionaire on suspicion of murdering his missing wife

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Bitcoin SV Rivals VISA for Transactions Claims Bitcoin Association

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The Bitcoin Association, which promotes Bitcoin SV, says the BSV network is now able to rival credit card processor VISA in terms of transactions per second

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Alyze Sam: Stablecoins Are the “Gateway to Decentralization”

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Speaking from rural Kansas for Virtual Blockchain Week, blockchain author Alyze Sam ignores the online hate towards stablecoins

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Spike in Nxt and Ardor Nodes After New Incentives Rolled Out

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In under a month, Ardor blockchain’s node count increased by almost 200%, while Nxt’s blockchain increased by 315%, from 159 to 659

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Telos Partnerships Bring Blockchain Features to Games on Unity and Steam

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New Telos partnerships could expose gamers worldwide to blockchain functionality

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Decentralized Web Protocol IPFS Has Its Biggest Update So Far

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Developers release IPFS version 0.5 today, reportedly the most important protocol upgrade so far

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Alibaba-Backed AI Startup SenseTime to Help China Handle Digital Yuan

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Alibaba-backed AI startup SenseTime partners with China’s central bank to collaborate on the digital yuan amid reported trials

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DForce Refunds Users After Recovering Assets From $25 Million Hack

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Decentralized finance project dForce has reportedly refunded all users affected in a recent $25 million hack

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Switzerland’s Famed “Crypto Valley” Seeks $103 Million Government Bailout

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First Mover: Two Weeks From Halving, Bitcoin Rally Brings $10K Into View

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Bitcoin Rally Pauses Near $7.8K After Longest Winning Run in 8 Months

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World Economic Forum Shares Roadmap for Deploying Blockchains in Real World

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World Economic Forum Looks to Blockchain to Restart Global Economy

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The WEF has published a report advocating for the adoption of blockchain-based supply chain solutions to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and restart the global economy

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Is Europe’s Experience in E-Signatures and Digital IDs Valuable for Australia?

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eIDAS regulation in Europe could help Australia (and not only) avoid the same mistakes and improve its existing system

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DeFi Project dForce Refunds All Affected Users After $25M Hack

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New Stock-to-Flow Forecast Puts Average Bitcoin Price at $288K by 2024

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Bitcoin should now trade at an average of $288,000 over the next four years, says stock-to-flow creator PlanB

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Why a Startup You’ve Never Heard of Is Now Sponsoring a Bitcoin Core Developer

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Bitcoin Whale Suggests BTC Price Will Crash — Halving Is Priced in

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Sellers eye $8,000 as an area for short-term reversal and a major Bitcoin whale says the halving is already priced in

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Libra Has a Flawed Crisis Model, Says Ex-IMF Economist

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DashNexus Budget Proposal Approved for Getting DASH Back into Japan

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DASH, an anonymity-based digital asset delisted from many Japanese exchanges in 2018, may see a return with a proposal from Dash Japan

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US Security Token Platform TokenSoft Joins Blockchain Association

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TokenSoft joins the crypto lobbying organization as CLO Alex Levine co-chairs the Blockchain Association’s Security Token Working Group

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CoinEx Announces Global Strategic Partnership with Matrixport to Provide Over-the-counter Service

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Chinese City Known for Bitcoin Mining Seeks Blockchain Firms to Burn Excess Hydropower

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Mati Greenspan: Bitcoin’s Correlation with S&P 500 at 9-Year High

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Speaking from Tel Aviv for Virtual Blockchain Week, crypto analyst Mati Greenspan sees a definite correlation between BTC and the S&P 500

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Tim Draper Doubles Down on His $250k BTC Prediction

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Tim Draper: If BTC doesn’t hit $250k, I’ll eat a raw egg

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Japanese Financial Giant SBI and SMFG to Partner for Digital Banking

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According to the Nikkei newspaper, SMFG will acquire a 20% stake in an SBI Holdings subsidiary to facilitate the partnership

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Grayscale Buys 50% of All Ethereum Mined in 2020

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BitPay Partners With Binance to Support BUSD Payments in 50 US States

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Through BitPay card, Binance's stablecoin BUSD can now be used for payments in all 50 U.S. states

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Indian Tech Firm Develops HyperLedger Blockchain App for Vehicle Inspection

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An Indian tech startup has built a blockchain app designed to relieve car owners from paperwork related to vehicle maintenance and inspection

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Bullish? Popular Bitcoin Metric Ends Record 7 Weeks of ‘Extreme Fear’

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More good news for bulls as Crypto Fear & Greed Index exits its worst-ever bear phase

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Bitcoin Hits Highest Level Since Black Thursday Amid Halving Buzz

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UAE’s DLT Overhaul on Track to Bring Blockchain to Daily Life by 2021

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Blockchain has become embedded in daily life in the UAE amid the implementation of its Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021 policies

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Ngrave Announces ‘Military-Grade’ Hardware Crypto Wallet

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Digital asset security firm Ngrave are launching the first crypto wallet featuring EAL7 certification

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Metaverse Dualchain Network Architecture (DNA) Continues Global Expansion and Announces a Successful First Quarter in 2020

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First Mover: Ether Trounces Bitcoin as Network See Surge in Stablecoins

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Binance Launches Crypto Mining Pool Amid Centralization Concerns

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After mining its first block in closed-beta last week, Binance has launched its mining pool. However, the crypto community is concerned about centralization

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