South Korean Financial Regulator Confirms Privacy Coin Delistings- Adds New Guidelines to Report Unusual Transactions

South Korean financial watchdogs are about to start overseeing crypto-related activities in the nation, and additional barriers for exchanges keep appearing. Moreover, one of the South Korean regulatory bodies codified the measures announced last year on privacy coin listings. No Major Domestic Exchanges Can List a Privacy-Centric Crypto-Asset According to Electronic Times, the Financial Services Commission’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) confirmed that all privacy coins would be delisted from the domestic cryptocurrency exchanges. The watchdog argued that difficulties in determining transaction details carry a high risk of money laundering through…

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Researcher Finds an Old Twitter Profile May Have Been Satoshi Nakamoto’s Account

On February 22, 2021, an author published a post on substack.com about an anonymous Twitter account that may have belonged to the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. The researcher discovered a Twitter account dubbed ‘Goldlover,’ and found some interesting coincidences with the account’s tweets and Bitcoin’s creator. The Curious Goldlover Tweets An author called Varun published an interesting analysis of a specific Twitter account that may or may not belong to Bitcoin’s creator. Varun said in his research analysis that he stumbled upon the Twitter account called ‘Goldlover,’ and noticed that the…

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‘Bitcoin Is the Biggest Jailbreak in Human History,’ Says Philosopher Stefan Molyneux

On February 19, the Canadian podcaster and Freedomain Radio host, Stefan Molyneux, discussed his thoughts about bitcoin following the crypto asset’s tumultuous rise capturing over a trillion-dollar market valuation. Molyneux’s recent speech describes the liberating potential bitcoin could bring to the masses and how the crypto network has the ability to change humanity for the better. ‘Bitcoin Is a Currency That Serves the People at the Expense of the Parasites’ Just recently the crypto evangelist and philosopher, Stefan Molyneux, spoke about the Bitcoin blockchain in great detail. Molyneux opened his…

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Bitcoin Slides Over 13%, Veteran Trader Peter Brandt Suggests BTC Will Peak at $200k but Hints of Possible Deep Corrections

Veteran trader Peter Brandt has implied in a tweet that bitcoin will go through deep price corrections before it gets to the $200,000 mark. Brandt points to the 2015-17 bull run when bitcoin went through similar corrections about nine times as the precedent the crypto asset might follow. More Corrections Expected Consequently, Brandt is asking his Twitter followers to predict the number of similar 30% price corrections that they expect to see before BTC ultimately gets to the $200,000. Already, as Brandt explains in the tweet, the crypto asset has…

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Binance Blamed for Purposely Choking Ethereum’s Network

The recent ramp higher in cryptocurrency prices has assuredly attracted its fair share of cheerleaders and detractors alike, but the reality of this climb has been a concurrent increase in network fees from rising transaction volumes. Binance is Blamed for Purposely Choking Ethereum’s Network to Drive More Users to Its Own Platform The resulting volumes have clogged networks like Ethereum, which have seen gas costs climb almost 20x over the last 12 months. For the growing DeFi market, these sky-high costs have elicited significant criticism from the community and mobilized…

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Nvidia Limits the Efficiency of Mining Ether Using Its GPUs by 50%

Nvidia announced that it will start limiting the efficiency of mining ethereum or any other crypto using its new range of upcoming graphics processing units (GPUs). In a blog post published Feb. 19, the U.S. hardware maker said this limitation will feature first on its new Geforce RTX 3060 card, which is scheduled for release on Feb. 25. Nvidia revealed that the new GPU software drivers are designed to detect specific attributes of the ether (ETH) mining algorithm, and limit the hash rate, or cryptocurrency mining efficiency, by around 50%.…

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Russian Bill to Recognize Cryptocurrencies as Property Advances in Parliament

Russia’s parliament has advanced the bill that proposes to recognize cryptocurrencies as property. The proposed law will provide legal protection for cryptocurrencies but income from their activities will also be subject to taxation. Cryptocurrencies to Be Considered Property in Russia Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of Parliament, adopted a bill that recognizes cryptocurrencies as property and subjects income from them to taxation in the first reading, RIA Novosti reported last week. Noting that the document was submitted to the parliament by the government on Dec. 1, 2020, the publication…

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CyberFi – An Intelligent Trading and Automation Platform for DeFi

While the decentralized finance (DeFi) space is not new, it has experienced massive growth to surpass $37 billion. Consequently, the sector attracted a lot of attention, which, in turn, led to the unearthing of multiple deficiencies that the industry has. As a result, many projects have been continuously cropping up to address these issues. While the projects are working at a record pace to tackle these challenges, the industry still has a lot of upgrading to do. Enhance the DeFi Experience Chipping in to help solve one of DeFi’s insufficiencies…

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Bitcoin Hashrate Hits 180 Exahash, Mining Difficulty Climbs Higher, Pools Jump by 35%

The price of bitcoin has climbed to phenomenal heights during the last few weeks and this has fueled the crypto asset’s mining sector a great deal. Despite the fact that the Bitcoin network’s mining difficulty has never been higher at 21.72 trillion, the hashrate has climbed to a whopping 180 exahash per second (EH/s) and there’s 23 mining pools dedicating significant hashrate to the Bitcoin blockchain. 180 Exahash and a 21.72 Trillion Difficulty Bitcoin (BTC) continues to climb higher and higher in value and on Sunday the crypto asset tapped…

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Skybridge Capital Founder Predicts $100K Bitcoin Price This Year Due to ‘Heavy Demand’ and Diminishing Supply

The founder of asset management firm Skybridge Capital, Anthony Scaramucci, has predicted that the price of bitcoin will reach $100,000 before the year-end simply due to supply and demand. “You don’t have a lot of supply out there and very heavy demand,” he said. His firm currently has over half a billion dollars in bitcoin. Skybridge’s Founder Expects $100K Bitcoin Before End of Year Skybridge Capital founder and managing partner Anthony Scaramucci talked about his expectations for the price of bitcoin and his firm’s investment in the cryptocurrency during an…

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