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Refereum, a blockchain-based platform that rewards users for video game engagement and streaming, has partnered with Tron.  The collaboration allows Refereum to pay out its video game streaming users in Tron’s TRX coin, and BitTorrent’s BTT token, said an April 2 statement provided to Cointelegraph.   Partnerships, more partnerships, and purchases Tron bought software company, BitTorrent
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Bitstamp, one of the longest-running active cryptocurrency exchanges, is considering launching a batch of new crypto asset listings. Curiously, Bitstamp is contemplating support for Zcash (ZEC), despite an increasing number of exchanges seeking to distance themselves from privacy coins due to associated regulatory risks. Bitfinex considers first new listings in 3 years On March 31,
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Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver and Venezuela’s sitting president, has announced a campaign to support his country’s medical staff amid the coronavirus pandemic by airdropping one Petro to each doctor. The ‘Doctors of the Homeland’ initiative will see each Venezuelan doctor air-dropped one of the administration’s oil-backed Petro cryptocurrency tokens, as per an April
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Although the Wild West of crypto historically has involved scams, hype and price gaming, those descriptors are now tacked onto another industry — the N95 face mask market. “Scrutiny surrounding these deals is high because of ongoing scams and claims of price-gouging, both of which are triggering emotionally charged reactions and fear of making deals,”
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Several Venezuelan leaders recently came under fire for alleged criminal acts, although, contrary to initial impressions, the situation did not directly involve cryptocurrency usage. “Maduro and his co-defendants are not alleged to have been involved with crypto, directly,” Ashok Ayyar, counsel at Experience Legal, told Cointelegraph. A number of Venezuelan officials, including former president Maduro,
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Russian police have caught bitcoin miners who were stealing $200,000 worth of electricity each month in their efforts to mine cryptocurrency. According to a statement released by the Russian Interior Ministry, a Saint Petersburg suspect has been arrested, along with nine alleged accomplices. The criminals managed to install sophisticated infrastructure that connects mining equipment to
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Leading U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, has integrated support for decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols on its wallet app. Per a March 26 announcement, Coinbase Wallet will now allow users to earn interest on cryptocurrencies through the DeFi apps, Compound, and dYdX. While the DeFi apps were already available through Coinbase Wallet’s built-in decentralized application browser, the
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Cryptocurrency accounting company, Lukka, has announced the launch of the Lukka Library — an interactive collection of academic papers addressing legal, accounting, and tax questions pertaining to crypto assets. On March 26, Cointelegraph spoke to Lukka co-CEO, Robert Materazzi, and Lukka Library creator and head of tax and regulatory affairs, Roger Brown. “People weren’t interested
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On March 25, Cardano launched its off-chain scalability protocol, Ouroboros Hydra, after 5 years of development. An announcement sent to Cointelegraph claims that the protocol vastly increased scalability and low latency for the Cardano blockchain while using little storage on the network’s nodes. The solution also reportedly allows for applications such as micropayments, voting, insurance
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Binance Charity has launched an initiative that seeks to raise $5 million in cryptocurrencies to purchase medical supplies for the countries that have been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Binance will lead the #CryptoAgainstCOVID campaign with an initial donation of $1 million USD. The exchange has also pledged to match up to an
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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin says the absence of trustless and serverless swapping between Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) is a source of embarrassment for the crypto industry at large. Buterin Advocates Easy Swapping Between BTC and ETH  Tweeting on Tuesday (March 24, 2020), Buterin argued for the creation of a system that allows seamless swaps
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HashCash Consultants plans to release the latest crypto asset promising profit potential amid the atrophying global economy and coronavirus catastrophe. On March 23, HashCash announced its upcoming “Corona Fund Index Cryptocurrency” (CFIX), which promises traders the opportunity to “earn profits even during corona-crisis induced bear market.” The press release describes the cryptocurrency as being inversely
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