Defi Project Yam Finance Sees Over $500M Locked in 24 Hours, Devs Reveal Contract Bug

A new yield farming project is all the rage this week, as the Yam Finance project saw over $460 million dollars locked into the platform in 17 hours on Tuesday. On social media and crypto-focused forums, people have been very skeptical of the Yam Finance project as the code has not been audited. On Wednesday afternoon Yam Finance developers revealed a bug in the smart contract and after the announcement, the project’s token tumbled in value. At the time of publication, many digital currency advocates are talking about a new…

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Bitcoin and Gold Correlation Reaches Record High 70%, Bolstering BTC’s Store of Value Credentials

The prices of bitcoin and gold have reached a monthly average correlation of 70%, an all-time-high, according to data analytics firm Skew. The previous peak of just under 60% was reached earlier on in the second quarter of 2020. Skew said the rising correlation supports the idea that bitcoin (BTC) is a store value, particularly at a time of economic turmoil. “Bitcoin/Gold 1 month correlation reaching new all-time highs, giving momentum to the store-of-value narrative for BTC in these ‘money printer go brrr’ times,” the London-based company said, in a…

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Russia Developing AI System to Monitor Cryptocurrency Transactions — Prototype Already in Use

Russia is reportedly developing a system using artificial intelligence to track and analyze transactions involving cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, dash, and monero. The system prototype has already been created and is currently being tested. This news followed the signing of crypto regulation into law by President Vladimir Putin. Russian Crypto Monitoring System The Russian government is planning a new system to track bitcoin transactions, local media RBC reported Monday, citing a letter to Parshin Maxim Viktorovich, Deputy Minister of Russia’s Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media. The letter, which it…

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Building the Infrastructure for the Future Decentralized Financial Market, Coinbase Included HBTC.Com Debut DeFi Project – Nest Protocol

As the world’s leading regulatory compliant digital asset exchange, Coinbase sets one of the most stringent requirements for digital asset listing which includes technical evaluation of projects, legal and risk analysis, market supply and demand analysis, and crypto-economics. Coinbase holds a strong reputation in the digital asset industry, and thus the “Coinbase Standard” is considered as the industry benchmark for other digital asset projects, and the market has even seen the “Coinbase effect”. On July 25 2020, Coinbase quietly launched the pricing chart of a decentralized oracle project, NEST Protocol…

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$4.6 Billion Under Management: Grayscale Purchased Over $100M Worth of Bitcoins Last Week

This week cryptocurrency proponents discussed the firm Grayscale Investments, as the firm purchased 9,702 bitcoins (over $110 million) in the past five days. The news follows Grayscale informing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) grew over $1.6 billion in 2020. Last Friday, Grayscale Investments filed a quarterly report with the SEC detailing that the firm’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) has increased significantly in value. The filing notes that the trust increased in value by over $1.1 billion as of June 30, 2020, from over 125,000…

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LocalCryptos Integrates Inbuilt Crypto-To-Crypto Exchanges, Powered by ChangeNOW

ChangeNOW is happy to announce the integration with LocalCryptos – the world’s most popular non-custodial peer-to-peer crypto marketplace! From now on, LocalCryptos users can swap cryptocurrencies right inside its built-in non-custodial crypto wallet. To perform the desired trade in a different cryptocurrency, you don’t have to waste your time looking where to swap your crypto anymore. LocalCryptos has a built-in non-custodial web wallet supporting multiple cryptocurrencies. Within this wallet, users will now see a new “Swap” feature. Simply select the pair and set the amount, and your crypto will be…

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Fusing With Whales: Cashfusion Privacy Mixing Expands Allowing 10x Bigger Coins

On August 11, 2020, the Electron Cash developer Jonald Fyookball announced that Cashfusion tiers have been expanded to allow 10x bigger coins to be fused. The announcement got the Bitcoin Cash community excited to “fuse with whales,” as the increase has been upped from 0.82 BCH to 8.2 BCH. Cashfusion is a type of coin mixing service, offering wallet providers and others a way to join coins together for increased privacy. The developer behind the Electron Cash (EC) wallet Jonald Fyookball had an important announcement for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH)…

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Ternio’s ERC-20 TERN Token Listed On Global Crypto Exchange Bibox

ATLANTA, GA – August 10, 2020 – Ternio’s ERC-20 payment token TERN, has been listed by global cryptocurrency exchange, Bibox. This news comes two months after Ternio’s announcement that they would be burning ten percent of the TERN supply, previously hosted on the Stellar Network, and making it available as an ERC-20 asset. Since the Ethereum based coins were first migrated in June, they have been listed on Idex and Uniswap, but the listing of TERN on Bibox marks the first adoption by a major crypto exchange. As of Wednesday,…

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Kazakhstan Proposes 15% Tax on Bitcoin Mining to Help Combat Coronavirus

Kazakhstan has proposed legislation that would see a 15% tax imposed on bitcoin mining firms. This is part of efforts to raise money to help with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Proposed by the country’s Ministry of Economy, the new tax plan requires bitcoin (BTC) miners to first file an application for registration with the authorities, according to a recent report by a local Russian publication. After this, the taxpayer must then indicate the 15% tax on their annual tax calculations. The report notes that “the clause on registration…

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Defcon Speaker Discusses Liberating $300K Worth of Bitcoin From an Encrypted File

This year due to the coronavirus outbreak the world-famous hackers’ convention Defcon held it’s 28th annual event with virtual presentations in “safe mode.” One of the presentations was from an executive from Pyrofex, Michael Stay, who discussed how he broke into an encrypted file to liberate $300,000 worth of bitcoin for a Russian investor. Defcon 28 “safe mode” presentations got interesting on August 5, when ex-Google employee Mike Stay told a story about how he rescued $300k worth of bitcoin (BTC) from an encrypted zip file. Stay is the CTO…

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