Is Binance’s Changpeng Zhao the ‘Zuckerberg’ of Crypto?

Believable parallels have been drawn between Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook on podcast #74 of Coin Talk hosted by Aaron Lammer & Jay Caspian Kang, titled “When Trolls Get Rekt.” The podcast was later covered by Forbes contributor Billy Bamrough who covers cryptocurrency-related content for the publication. In his article, Bamrough shared several parallels between blockchain and social media companies and their leadership. For instance, before Facebook, there was Myspace; a platform that reportedly “struggled to grow beyond its original interests.” “Then came along Facebook,” wrote Bamrough. “Building…

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Cryptocurrency Security Threats Are Keeping the Market Down

From the start, Bitcoin has been seen as something of a ‘behind closed doors’ asset. With SilkRoad and other black market sites been heavily Bitcoin dependent, the image has not been good.  While this has begun to change, and the general public has started to hear more positive reports, things are still touch and go. And the main cause of the loss of consumer confidence in the cryptocurrency is the almost incessant security breaches that plague the industry. A quick summary Because Bitcoin is a digital currency, the potential for…

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Venezuela Pro-Bitcoin Opposition May Use Maduro’s Sanctioned Funds To Oust Him

Bitcoin adoption crucible Venezuela could end up using its own sanctioned funds to topple the government if plans go ahead for an “army” of foreign mercenaries. Sources: Plans For ‘5000 Mercenaries’ As Reuters reported on April 30, Erik Prince, founder of the notorious private security contractor Blackwater, allegedly wants to use fiat currency locked up by foreign governments to finance an ongoing backlash against Nicolas Maduro’s regime. Venezuela’s precarious political situation hit the headlines again Tuesday after opposition leader Juan Guaido suggested a military coup d’etat was underway against Maduro.…

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Bitpay and Refundo Now Provide Tax Return Payouts in BTC

On April 30, the global cryptocurrency payment processing firm Bitpay announced its partnership with the tax-related financial products and services provider Refundo. The collaboration will give U.S. residents the ability to receive all or a portion of their federal and state tax refunds in crypto. Also read: How to Create a Bitcoin Cash Wallet With Cashaddress Federal and State Tax Refunds Using Blockchain Payments U.S. taxpayers now have the ability to get all or a portion of their federal and state tax refunds back in bitcoin core (BTC), according to…

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‘World Isn’t Paying Attention to Bitcoin’ – New Twitter Data Finds

According to the source Bit Info Charts, Bitcoin-related tweets are at their lowest level in 5 years. The figure has drawn ire from cryptocurrency speculators that the world has lost interest in Bitcoin — but is this really the case? One Twitter use Revin Rooke made the following conclusion: There were 16,710 tweets yesterday, but roughly 30k Bitcoin tweets per day in 2015. The world (outside crypto Twitter) isn’t paying attention to Bitcoin. Although Rooke’s claims have some merit, there is also a ton of evidence to suggest that the world…

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Self-Styled Satoshi Accused of PGP Forgery in Kleiman vs Wright Lawsuit

The Southern District Court of Florida case, Kleiman v. Wright, continues to be one of the 10 most monitored court dockets in the state. On April 28, the Kleiman estate’s legal team responded to Wright’s most recent motion to dismiss the case by claiming that Wright submitted a forgery as evidence and allege the fraudulent imitation was created one year after David Kleiman’s death. Also read: Uyen T Nguyen: The Powerful Young Woman Behind the Alleged ‘Satoshi Affair’ Kleiman Estate Believes Wright Took Over $11 Billion Worth of Bitcoins and…

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NYSE Owner Seeking Bitcoin Custody ‘NY Trust’ License

Bakkt is taking what it hopes will be another significant step toward obtaining regulatory approval as its parent company – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), acquires Bitcoin custody platform. ICE also plans to register the company as a licensed trust in New York State. ICE Acquires Bitcoin Custody Platform Bakkt announced the news in a Medium post by company Chief Operating Officer (COO) Adam White. According to the announcement, ICE has completed the acquisition of Digital Asset Custody Company (DACC). The move is the latest step by Bakkt to smoothen the process…

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Bitcoin Price Breaks Weekly Highs as Bulls Stampede Into Monthly Close

Bitcoin price has been trading in a tight $147 range so far this week, which has been the case now for around 5 days, while the market attempts to digest the information around Bitfinex and Tether.  As we close out the month, we take a look at the BTC/USD charts and what may lie ahead. Bitcoin Price: 1-Month Chart Looking at the monthly chart, Bitcoin price 00 has had a tremendous month, kicking off in the early hours of the second of March, taking Bitcoin from lows of little over…

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This App Teaches You How to Become a Bitcoin Cash Trader

If you are new to the crypto space and want to learn more about trading there’s a useful app that focuses on one of the most popular cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin Cash: Online Course gives you the basics and explains in detail the instruments that any successful trader should be using such as fundamental and technical analyses. Also read: How to Create a Bitcoin Cash Wallet With Cashaddress Learn the Basics of Crypto Trading and the Advantages of Bitcoin Cash Bitcoin Cash: Online Course is a mobile application developed for Android devices.…

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‘BFX Tokens 2.0?’ Bitfinex Unthaws Another 12.8K BTC from its Cold Wallet

Bitfinex, an exchange that lost the second largest amount of bitcoin to date, has withdrawn an additional 12.8k BTC from its cold wallet, latest data shows.  Address Details The receiving address, (whose owner is unknown) has received smaller amounts of Bitcoin very recently. The address hash is 3JZq4atUahhuA9rLhXLMhhTo133J9rF97j . The address received four payments in total: 77 BTC on April 28 139 BTC on  April 29 332 BTC on April 29 (23 minutes later) And the largest transaction of 12,879 BTC on April 29 nearly 17 hours later. Without digging…

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