Blockchain 

Telegram ICO Investors Included Russian Oligarch and Ex-Minister

Newly released documents relating to Telegram’s 2018 ICO have revealed some big-name backers, including Russian oil tycoon Roman Abramovich and former Minister of Open Government Affairs Mikhail Abyzov. The publication of the documents highlighting some of the big-money backers in Telegram’s planned blockchain, Telegram Open Network (TON), is just the latest development in the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) case against the firm, which claims the messaging app violated securities laws by failing to register its 2018 token sale. The names and the amount that they invested were listed…

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Blockchain 

BitGo Introduces Institutional Crypto Lending Service

The world of crypto has developed at a breakneck pace over the past few years, and in a new development, cryptocurrency firm BitGo has announced the launch of its own crypto lending service. In recent times, the crypto lending industry has grown at a decent pace, but there is still room for a lot of growth. Key Expansion The announcement from BitGo is an important one and could usher in a new era in this niche space in the crypto sphere. The company claims to handles 20% of all transactions…

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Blockchain 

Dogecoin (DOGE) Gets Support from Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has voiced his support for Dogecoin (DOGE) just a month after offering skeptical remarks regarding the largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC). Musk Publicly Endorses Dogecoin Musk, who is a huge fan of DOGE, declared his endorsement for the altcoin on March 3 through a tweet. However, his initial tweet was not actually related to crypto but was instead a meme that he captioned “Dogs roc,” which was followed by another tweet stating “they have the best coin,” which was in reference to Dogecoin. Interestingly, this is…

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Ethereum 

MoneyGram Receives $11 Million Cash Injection from Ripple

MoneyGram (NASDAQ:MGI) has received over US$11 million in the last six months from Ripple in what was described as “Ripple market development fees.” A partnership between the money remittance company and the crypto services firm was first announced back in June when Ripple agreed to provide MoneyGram with US$50 million in order to support its payments product, On-Demand Liquidity, or xRapid, as it is sometimes referred to as. The US$11.3 million sent MoneyGram’s way over the last months is broken up into two quarters, US$2.4 million in Q3 and an…

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Bitcoin 

What Factors Can Make a Cryptocurrency Crash?

Cryptocurrencies are notorious for being volatile, and the fact that their prices fluctuate wildly is really quite normal. However, what is not so normal is when the price suddenly plummets and wipes out a huge amount of value. That is what is known as a crash, and it is one of the things that people fear most. Over the years, there have been several cryptocurrency crashes, and the most notable was in 2018 when the value of cryptocurrencies fell over 60% in about a month. As unpredictable as these crashes…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Recovers as Coronavirus Pandemic Continues to Hurt Markets

On March 3, Bitcoin (BTC) price gained the most on speculation that the US Federal Reserve, as well as other central banks, will be supporting markets even as concerns of the coronavirus outbreak continue to grow. Bitcoin Jumps Over 4% After Last Week’s Plunge Bitcoin gained 4% to take its price to $8,895, having suffered a double-price decline last week. This is welcome news for Bitcoin bulls, following last week’s 14% drop, which was BTC’s largest weekly loss since November.  In the third week of November, Bitcoin dropped around 19%.…

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Blockchain 

Ripple Criticized for Unlocking XRP Worth $230 Million from Escrow

There is a possibility of traders experiencing a sell-off in XRP after Ripple unlocked another 1 billion XRP, worth around $230 million from its escrow wallet. Ripple Draws Criticism for Unlocking of 1 Billion XRP Ripple’s move has become a common trend that occurs at the beginning of each month, and it has drawn growing criticism every time it happens. There have been questions regarding the amount of XRP the startup has been selling and why is it needing over $200 million each month. Ripple owns over 50% of the…

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Ethereum 

Bitfinex and OKEx Hit by DDoS Attacks

Crypto exchanges have made it easier for millions of people to trade in cryptos, but they have also been found to be vulnerable to attacks, and today, two crypto exchanges, Bitfinex and OKEx, reported Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. OKEx stated that the exchange suffered the attack last night, but none of its users were actually affected by it. Bitfinex appears to have been the subject of a similar attack today, and the extent of the attack is not yet known. The company took to Twitter and stated that the matter…

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Blockchain 

Here are the Key Details

Crypto exchanges have made it easier for millions of people to trade in cryptos, but they have also been found to be vulnerable to attacks, and today, two crypto exchanges, Bitfinex and OKEx, reported Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. OKEx stated that the exchange suffered the attack last night, but none of its users were actually affected by it. Bitfinex appears to have been the subject of a similar attack today, and the extent of the attack is not yet known. The company took to Twitter and stated that the matter…

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Blockchain 

Coronavirus Outbreak Tests Bitcoin Safe Haven Status

Bitcoin (BTC) has spent much of the last week in freefall, sinking to a low of $8,520, just as the Coronavirus outbreak prompts widespread panic in the financial world due to its potentially cataclysmic impact on the global economy. This negative correlation between a global crisis and the value of the world’s largest cryptocurrency is fuelling doubts that Bitcoin may not actually be a safe haven asset, as previously thought. A safe haven asset is an investment that investors turn to during times of market volatility and instability, in order…

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