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Facebook should drop Libra
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U.S. Congressman: Facebook should drop Libra

Warren Davidson, U.S. Congressman of Ohio’s 8th congressional district, was recently interviewed by Noded Bitcoin Podcast co-hosts Pierre Rochard and Michael Goldstein.The conversation turned to Facebook’s Libra project, the differences between the social media giant’s offering and Bitcoin and the fact that Facebook should drop Libra. Earlier this year, it was Congressman Davidson who used…

Binance reaching the $1 Billion
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Binance reaching the $1 Billion profit mark

Binance exchange just crossed the $1 billion line in cumulative profit as of Sept. 30, 2019. Binance today completed a ninth quarterly burn of its native token Binance Coin (BNB), according to a blog post by the exchange’s CEO, Changpeng Zhao “CZ.”  The burn involved 2,061,888 BNB tokens (worth nearly $36.7 million). The USD value…

mine Monero
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Docker infected to secretly mine Monero

According to Palo Alto Networks’ threat intelligence team Unit 42, researchers have uncovered the first instance case of a cryptojacking worm that propagates via malicious Docker images to mine Monero. Dubbed “Graboid,” the worm infects compromised hosts with malware that covertly abuses the systems to mine Monero, the privacy-focused cryptocurrency, before randomly spreading to the…

new DLT protocol
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A new DLT protocol algorithm.

Researchers claim to have developed a new DLT protocol algorithm. This new tech could achieve security without the high power consumption of Bitcoin (BTC) mining. The new DLT protocol algorithm, “Scalable Byzantine Reliable Broadcast,” was outlined in a paper first published this August and being presented today, Oct. 16, at the International Symposium on Distributed…

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Facebook officially signing up partnerships

After a few withdrawals from the Libra Association, Facebook is officially signing up 21 organizations. According to a press release, Andreessen Horowitz, Ribbit Capital, Spotify, Coinbase, Uber Technologies, Vodafone, and Xapo are among those who are officially signing the Libra Association’s charter. Additionally, the Libra Association also appointed its board of directors and its consortium…

Crypto index
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Crypto index “CIX100” listed on Nasdaq

AI-powered CIX100 crypto index has been listed on the world’s second-largest stock exchange, Nasdaq. Neural network-based analysis CIX100 is a crypto market benchmark that analyzes uses a neural network algorithm to analyze data for the top 100 cryptocurrencies, taking into account over 200 factors. Reportedly designed to exclude coins with fake volumes and rankings, the…

Binance Coin
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Binance Coin ETP on a Swiss exchange

Binance has launched a dedicated exchange-traded product (ETP) for Binance Coin (BNB) on a Swiss Stock Exchange. Binance Coin goes after pro investors In a press release seen by Cointelegraph on Oct. 15, Binance confirmed the BNB ETP would trade on the SIX Exchange from Tuesday. The ETP comes via a partnership with Amun, a…

Libra’s partners
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Libra’s partners quitting the association [Update]

[Update] Booking Holdings Inc., is joining other Libra’s partners in their withdrawal from the Libra Association. Libra’s partners are bailing out: Payment processors Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe, and Mercado Pago have all withdrawn from the Libra Association, dealing a major blow to Facebook’s plans for a distributed, global cryptocurrency. The withdrawals were first reported by…

PewDiePie’s streaming platform
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PewDiePie’s streaming platform partners with Theta

Theta Labs has announced that its blockchain video infrastructure protocol Theta Network will soon be incorporated into decentralized PewDiePie’s streaming platform DLive. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 10, Theta’s partnership with DLive will enable peer-to-peer video relaying of all video content and token rewards for the latter’s users. Employing the…

French tobacconists
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French tobacconists about to sell Bitcoin coupons

After the scheme had to be suspended earlier this year, French tobacconists are getting another chance to sell Bitcoin coupons Local media has reported that the scheme will restart today, allowing 5,200 French tobacconists to sell coupons that can be redeemed for Bitcoin. This time around, the company behind the scheme, Keplerk, will not sell…

Bank of america
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Bank of America hired a Ripple specialist

Bank of America, the second-largest bank in the US, appears to have hired a specialist for the implementation of blockchain-based payment network Ripple. Bank seeks Ripple team lead According to a job description on the professional social network LinkedIn, as of Oct. 10, Bank of America (BoA) had stopped accepting applications for what it calls…

taking donation in cryptocurrency
UNICEF is now accepting cryptocurrency 1024 500 Crypto Rand Group

UNICEF is now accepting cryptocurrency

Further to its previous blockchain exploits, UNICEF  is now accepting cryptocurrency. According to an announcement earlier today, UNICEF is setting up a “cryptocurrency fund” so that it can “receive, hold, and disburse donations of cryptocurrencies,” specifically Bitcoin and Ethereum. Thankfully it looks like UNICEF won’t be doing any trading with contributions made to the fund.…

Crypto Franc
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Swiss central bank to create the Crypto Franc

Trading tokenized assets could change after Switzerland’s central bank studies the use of a central bank digital currency, the Crypto Franc. A statement from the exchange’s subsidiary, SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), on Wednesday indicated that the exchange has partnered with the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of International Settlement’s Innovation Hub Centre on a…

French Bank invests in Lightning
French Bank invests in Lightning 1024 500 Crypto Rand Group

French Bank invests in Lightning

BipFrance, a partially state-owned French bank, invests in Lightning up to $8 million, thru developer ACINQ. State-owned Bpifrance funds Lightning development In a press release published on Oct. 9, Bitcoin technology company ACINQ confirmed the news that the French bank invests in Lightning. This brings its total investment to $10 million. The funding came from…

EU unifying crypto legislation
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EU unifying crypto legislation

Valdis Dombrovskis, finance commissioner, propose new rules to make EU unifying crypto legislation As Reuters reports, speaking before European Union lawmakers on Oct. 8, Dombrovskis stated: “Europe needs a common approach to crypto-assets such as Libra. I intend to propose new legislation on this.” Dombrovskis’s role Having served as Latvia’s prime minister and finance minister…

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