crypto

27

Jan

Etherescan adds new messaging feature for anons: ‘Blockscan Chat’

The Blockscan Chat service enables users to message each other via their Ethereum wallet addresses. The team behind the popular blockchain explorer and analytics platform Etherscan has launched an Ethereum-based wallet-to-wallet instant messaging service dubbed “Blockscan Chat.” Blockscan is currently in beta testing mode, and it enables users to engage in an instant wallet-to-wallet chat, access chats […]

metaverse

27

Jan

Turkish president orders ruling party to organize metaverse forum

Turkish officials have recently identified the metaverse as a priority area for policy development. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and ruling Ak Party officials met earlier this week to discuss the metaverse, with the president calling for comprehensive research on the subject. Erdoğan has reportedly urged the Ak Party to study the metaverse, cryptocurrencies and how transactions are made[…]

xrp

27

Jan

Ripple announces $200M share buyback and expresses optimism for 2022

The company has repurchased all Series C shares originally issued to Tetragon Financial Group, SBI Holdings and Route 66 Ventures in December 2019. Blockchain payments firm Ripple has announced a $200-million Series C share buyback, a decision that will take the San Francisco-based tech firm to a record-high valuation of $15 billion. Back in December 2019, Ripple raised[…]

crypto

25

Jan

Amex CEO hints at exploring ways to allow credit card holders to redeem points for crypto

“We’re exploring other ways, potentially, to redeem your membership rewards points, but I don’t think you’re going to see an American Express card linked to cryptocurrency anytime soon,” said Stephen Squeri. American Express credit card holders may one day be able to redeem points for cryptocurrencies, but the company has no immediate plans to issue a crypto-linked[…]

altcoins

24

Jan

How to pick or analyze altcoins?

Before investing in altcoins, you should look into the project’s whitepaper, demand-supply elements, team and stakeholders behind the project. What are altcoins? The word “altcoin” is derived from “alternative” and “coin.” Altcoins refer to all alternatives to Bitcoin. Altcoins are cryptocurrencies that share characteristics with Bitcoin (BTC). For example, Bitcoin and altcoins have a similar basic framework.[…]

YouTube

24

Jan

Crypto YouTubers fall victim to hacking and scamming attempt

Many of the affected accounts noticed the fraudulent videos and removed them from their channels within minutes of them being posted. Hackers attacked a number of popular crypto YouTuber accounts at some point during the afternoon of Jan. 23. The accounts posted unauthorized videos with text directing viewers to send money to the hacker’s wallet. Accounts who[…]

usd/btc

23

Jan

Buyback-and-burn: What does it mean in crypto?

1. What is a coin burn? When a chunk of cryptocurrency is burned to remove it from the blockchain, it is known as coin burning.   The “burning” of Ethereum (ETH) tokens became the talk of the town among crypto enthusiasts after the London Hard Fork upgrade. But, what is cryptocurrency coin burning, or what is buy[…]

BTC Chart

23

Jan

Bitcoin records all-time high network difficulty

Data from BTC.com estimates that the network will continue to grow stronger by attaining another ATH in the next 12 days — with a network difficulty of 26.70 trillion. The Bitcoin (BTC) network has recorded a new all-time high mining difficulty of 26.643 trillion with an average hash rate of 190.71 exahash per second (EH/s) — signaling[…]

bitcoin

21

Jan

MicroStrategy won’t sell $5B BTC stash despite crypto winter

MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor has no intention of selling from his firm’s $5-billion Bitcoin chest despite a 40% drop in the value. Despite a 40% drop in the value of Bitcoin (BTC), MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor has no intention of selling his firm’s $5-billion stash.   Even if BTC suffers a lengthy bear market, Saylor told Bloomberg that he[…]

donation

21

Jan

61% of Americans may purchase crypto in 2022 – survey

Data released by crypto platform Voyager Digital indicates that nearly two out of three Americans are bullish on crypto, believing it will gain value in 2022. Interest in crypto continues to grow as Americans show their excitement in the future of digital assets. The first annual Crypto Confidence Survey published by publicly-traded cryptocurrency platform Voyager Digital examined[…]

hack

21

Jan

Multichain hacker returns 322 ETH, keeps hefty finders fee

Owing to a security vulnerability in six tokens, Multichain users lost more than $3M over the week. A white hat hacker returned 322 ETH, but in excess of 527 ETH is still exploited. In a dramatic twist, one of this week’s Multichain hackers has returned 322 ETH ($974,000 at the time of writing) to the cross-chain router[…]

bitcoin

20

Jan

Russian Orthodox Patriarch is not a Bitcoiner, church clarifies

A video emerged claiming that the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church was blessing financial investments. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Rus’, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, has not urged his flock to invest in Bitcoin, despite videos claiming otherwise.  A clip recently emerged claiming that Kirill had urged the faithful to invest in cryptocurrencies. While the[…]

metaverse

20

Jan

Turkish ruling party holds meeting in metaverse, talks crypto regulation

Turkey’s governing political party has discussed the upcoming crypto regulation in its first metaverse meeting. Ak Party, Turkey’s governing party, held its first metaverse meeting on Monday wherein it discussed upcoming crypto regulation. The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) hosted its first meeting in the metaverse, Newsmen reported. Attending the virtual meeting were TBMM group deputy chairmen[…]