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As Crypto Interest Winds Down Bitcoin's Daily Transaction Rate Plummets to Two-Year Lows

Onchain data indicates that bitcoin transactions per day have plummeted to lows not seen since October 2018. Further, bitcoin transaction fees have dropped 93% after touching a high of $62 per transaction in April 2021. Bitcoin Daily Transaction Rate Dips by 35%, Google Trends Data Shows Interest Has Dropped Since May While bitcoin (BTC) prices…

Donald Trump Detests Bitcoin, Calls BTC a Scam, Wants Heavy Crypto Regulation

Former U.S. President Donald Trump says he does not like bitcoin because it is a currency that competes with the dollar, which he wants to be the currency of the world. He calls bitcoin a scam and wants cryptocurrency to be very heavily regulated. Trump Thinks Bitcoin Is a Scam, Wants Heavy Regulation on Crypto…

Asset Managers Could Violate Fiduciary Duty If They Don't Consider Bitcoin, Says Finance Professor

A professor of finance and business economics at the University of Southern California says that asset managers focusing on growth strategy could violate their fiduciary duty if they do not consider bitcoin in their portfolios. Asset Managers With Growth Focus Need to Consider Bitcoin Financial researcher Nik Bhatia said last week that asset managers seeking…

Bitcoin.com Games Player Gets Lucky Big Time, Wins 5 BTC on Popular Online Slot

Player cashes out approximately $180,000 after winning it on Sun of Fortune: Hold the Jackpot! Multiple Wins Result in a Total Bank of Over 5 BTC The weather was perfect, with just enough sunshine to warm up one lucky player starting a gaming session on the newly released game, Sun of Fortune: Hold the Jackpot.…

FBI Agent Recovers Private Key to $2.3M in Bitcoin Paid to Colonial Pipeline Hackers

U.S. law enforcement officials from the Justice Department on Monday announced the seizure of $2.3 million dollars worth of crypto assets that were paid to the Colonial Pipeline hackers. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco explained during a news conference that federal agents “recaptured the majority of the ransom Colonial paid to the Darkside network.†FBI…

Microstrategy Selling $400M Bonds to Buy Bitcoin — Holding to Exceed 100,000 BTC

Microstrategy will soon hold more than 100,000 bitcoins in its treasury. The company is raising $400 million by selling senior secured notes and will use the proceeds to acquire additional bitcoins. Microstrategy Acquiring More Bitcoin Microstrategy Inc. (Nasdaq: MSTR) announced Monday it intends to offer $400 million of “senior secured notes due 2028†in a…

El Salvador Offers No Capital Gains Tax, Permanent Residence to Crypto Entrepreneurs

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador, has weighed in the future of his country now that there is a formal proposal for making Bitcoin a legal tender, announcing complementary measures. Bukele mentioned yesterday on Twitter there would be no capital gains on Bitcoin earnings, and also highlighted the possibility of offering permanent residence to crypto…

Two-Fifths of Australian Millennials Prefer Crypto Investments Over Real Estate

A report published by the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken shows that two-fifths of Australian millennials prefer to invest in cryptocurrency assets over real estate. The survey shows that a number of Australians are losing faith in traditional assets like gold, stocks, and real estate. Kraken’s Australia Managing Director: ‘Young Aussies Look for Other Options to Grow…

Anonymous Targets Elon Musk for Destroying Crypto Holders' Lives, Trying to Control Bitcoin

The decentralized group Anonymous has published a message for Elon Musk in a video where they called the Tesla CEO “nothing more than another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention.†They shed light on many things people may not know about Musk, including how he treats his employees, harms the environment, where his…

Bitcoin FOMO and Paul Tudor Jones Led Stan Druckenmiller to Invest Millions in BTC

Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller has shared how he got into bitcoin and it involved famed hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones. When bitcoin was going up, Druckenmiller said, “I just couldn’t stand the fact that it was going up and I didn’t own it … I felt like a moron.†Paul Tudor Jones, Stan Druckenmiller, and…

'Bitcoin Going to the Moon' — Bitmex Sending Physical Bitcoin to Lunar Surface in Q4

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitmex is sending bitcoin to the moon. A one-of-a-kind physical bitcoin will be minted and delivered to the moon by a leading space robotics company that Bitmex supports. The coin will hold one bitcoin at an address to be publicly released. Bitcoin Will Be on the Moon in Q4 Bitmex announced Friday that…

De-Dollarization: Russia Removing All US Dollar Assets From Its $600 Billion National Wealth Fund

Russia has reportedly announced that U.S. dollar assets will be removed from its National Wealth Fund as U.S. sanctions on Moscow intensify. The fund, which currently totals about $600.9 billion, forms part of Russia’s gold and currency reserves. Russia Steps up De-Dollarization Efforts Russia’s finance minister, Anton Siluanov, announced at the St. Petersburg International Economic…

Miami Mayor Confident Crypto Regulatory Issues Will Be Resolved — Says 'Buy the Dip'

The mayor of the U.S. city of Miami, Francis Suarez, explains how he plans to make his city the capital of bitcoin. He believes that issues surrounding cryptocurrency “will work themselves out,†adding that “in the end, there is only one thing to do: buy the dip.†Miami Strives to Become the Capital of Bitcoin…

US Senators Call for Increased Measures to Regulate and Trace Cryptocurrencies

Two U.S. senators have urged lawmakers to increase measures to regulate cryptocurrencies, including how to trace cryptocurrency transactions, in order to combat ransomware attacks. “We haven’t figured out in the country or in the world how to trace cryptocurrency,†one senator said, adding that “We’ve got to do a better job here.†Senators Urge Lawmakers…

While China's Bitcoin Miners Flock to Central Asia Canaan Sets up ASIC Mining Rig Service in Kazakhstan

On Monday, the application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) manufacturer Canaan Inc. announced the company has established an overseas after-sales center in Kazakhstan. According to Canaan, the service center will provide local customers with after-sales services like machine testing, warranty services, maintenance, and technical consultation. Chinese Miners Are Focused on Relocation, Canaan Opens Mining Rig Service Center…

Goldman Sachs Survey: Chief Investment Officers Say Bitcoin Is Their Least Favorite Investment

Investment bank Goldman Sachs recently held two roundtable sessions for chief investment officers of hedge funds. The bank found that they see bitcoin as their least favorite investment. In contrast, the latest Bank of America Fund Manager Survey found that “long bitcoin†was the most crowded trade. CIOs Reveal Their Most and Least Favorite Investments…

Infosys Chairman Advocates Regulation of Crypto Assets as Commodities in India

The chairman of major Indian company Infosys says that crypto should be regulated as an asset, like a commodity. He believes that crypto investors will significantly contribute to India’s economy. Infosys Chairman Wants Crypto Regulated as an Asset Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani says the Indian government should regulate crypto as an asset that can be…

Jigstack (STAK) Token Is Now Listed on Bitcoin.com Exchange

press release PRESS RELEASE. Bitcoin.com Exchange is ecstatic to announce the listing of STAK, being available to trade on the 7th June 2021 at 10:00AM UTC. STAK was created by the Jigstack team, as the driver and as its governance token, incorporating a variety of specific DeFi protocols under one Jigstack umbrella. STAK will start…

Out of Thousands of MIT Students That Got Free Bitcoin in 2014 - 6 Year Holders Saw 13,000% Gains

Over six years ago, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a couple of scholars distributed $100 in bitcoin to 3,100 students. According to testimony from a few participants who held the leading crypto asset since then, the students netted 13,000% in profit. MIT Grad Who Made 13,000%: ‘Most of Us Thought It Was a…

Government Cannot Stand in the Way of Crypto Technologies, Iran Minister Says

New technologies, including blockchain and cryptocurrency mining, have helped Iran to increase budget receipts and withstand foreign sanctions, according to the country’s minister for economy and finance. The high-ranking official believes the government can’t interfere with their development for too long. Government Official Cautions Against Impeding Crypto Development Over the past few years, Tehran has…

Weibo Cracks Down Crypto Related Accounts as China Strengthens Its Anti Crypto Stance

Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, banned the accounts of several key cryptocurrency and defi influencers in the country yesterday, according to reports from local sources. This might be a continuation of the anti-crypto stance the Chinese state has been exerting since 2013, and more profoundly in the last days with the crackdown of…

Bitcoin FOMO and Paul Tudor Jones Led Stan Druckenmiller to Invest Millions in BTC

Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller has shared how he got into bitcoin and it involved famed hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones. When bitcoin was going up, Druckenmiller said, “I just couldn’t stand the fact that it was going up and I didn’t own it … I felt like a moron.†Paul Tudor Jones, Stan Druckenmiller, and…

Norway Finance Minister Sees Great Interest in Cryptocurrency — Says Bitcoin Could See 'Breakthroughs'

The finance minister of Norway believes that bitcoin may experience “breakthroughs.†He noted that “There is no doubt that there is great interest in cryptocurrency both in Norway and internationally.†Bitcoin May See Breakthroughs, Says Finance Minister of Norway The finance minister of Norway, Jan Tore Sanner, suggested in an interview last week that “cryptocurrencies…

Clean Water Nonprofit Reveals Celebrity-Fueled Bitcoin Water Trust Initiative

On Friday, the well known nonprofit charitywater.org announced the launch of a celebrity-funded Bitcoin Water Trust initiative. The trust will be allowed to hold bitcoin donations to fund water projects worldwide until 2025. Charity Water Launches Bitcoin Water Trust A number of announcements were revealed at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami and one announcement…

TimeCoin(TMCN) Combines NFT and DeFi, VTuber & Game Player Matching Service

press release PRESS RELEASE. TimeCoinProtocol is the decentralized sharing economy protocol which aims to optimize world resource usage. Various applications can be built and run on theTimeCoinProtocol including third party applications. The project puts a strong focus on the Gig Economy and Creator Economy. The project has issued an original crypto currency called TimeCoin(TMCN) which…

National Court of Spain Suspends John McAfee Extradition Hearing

The National Court in Spain has suspended the hearing destined to deal with the extradition request that John McAfee, the well known cryptocurrency influencer, has pending for its tax-related crimes in the U.S. The entrepreneur was apprehended in October last year in the El Prat Airport where he was going to take a flight. No…

Square Takes a Swipe at the Bitcoin Energy Debate With $5 Million Solar Mining Investment

As the conversation about Bitcoin’s energy consumption reaches a fever pitch, Jack Dorsey’s payment provider Square has unveiled plans to fund a sustainable bitcoin mining facility in conjunction with Blockstream. Mining Project to Serve as Scalable Proof of Concept Bitcoin faces no shortage of consternation, but the spat over the cryptocurrency’s footprint spilled out into…

US Pharmacy Chain Pharmcorx Accepts Cryptocurrency for Fast Covid Testing

Progressive Care, a company that operates a chain of pharmacies in the United States, has announced it’s now accepting cryptocurrency for its Covid-19 rapid testing services. Customers are welcome to pay with bitcoin for the quick tests offered at its Pharmcorx locations using a dedicated QR code. Pharmacies Offer Quick Covid Tests for Bitcoin Florida-based…

Anonymous Targets Elon Musk for Destroying Crypto Holders' Lives, Trying to Control Bitcoin

The decentralized group Anonymous has published a message for Elon Musk in a video where they called the Tesla CEO “nothing more than another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention.†They shed light on many things people may not know about Musk, including how he treats his employees, harms the environment, where his…

G7 Finance Chiefs to Publish Common Rules for State-Issued Digital Currencies This Year

The G7 finance ministers and central bank governors have met and agreed to work towards common principles for state-backed digital currencies and publish their conclusions this year. They said these digital currencies “could act as both a liquid, safe settlement asset and as an anchor for the payments system.†G7 Setting Common Rules for Central…

Tony Hawk Purchased Bitcoin in 2012 After Reading About the Silk Road Marketplace

Tony Hawk, the American professional skateboarder often referred to as ‘Birdman,’ discussed bitcoin at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami and told the crowd he got into the crypto economy in 2012. Hawk said he heard about the crypto asset after reading about the Silk Road marketplace and at the time, he said to himself…

Vulcan Forged Launches NFTs Designed by the Godfather of Fantasy Art

press release PRESS RELEASE. Vulcan Forged has secured IP rights to several artists’ work to bring fantasy-themed NFTs to the VulcanVerse. Cardiff, United Kingdom – Blockchain gaming platform Vulcan Forged has secured the intellectual property (IP) rights for works included in the Frank Frazetta Art collection. The team plans to use these rights to create…

Study Shows 36% of Nigerian Adults Are Financially Excluded — Digital Financial Services Bolsters Inclusion

Nearly 36% of Nigeria’s 106 million adults lack access to both regulated and unregulated financial services, according to the findings of the Enhancing Financial Innovations and Access (EFIA) study. In addition, while the findings do suggest a marginal drop in the percentage of financially excluded adults in the past few years, overall “the actual number…

Shanghai to Hand Out $3 Million in Digital Yuan Lottery

As part of government efforts to get the digital yuan going, authorities in Shanghai will distribute $3 million worth of the central bank-issued currency among residents of Shanghai. The digital money will be dispersed through a lottery, a method that has already been implemented elsewhere in China. Lottery Winners to Get 350,000 Digital Red Envelopes…

African Fintech Start-up Chipper Cash Raises $100 Million — CEO Says No Crypto Services for Nigeria

Chipper Cash, an African fintech firm that specializes in facilitating cross-border payments, recently closed a $100 million Series C funding round. Taking the lead in what is now Chipper Cash‘s third fundraising round in the past twelve months is the venture capital (VC) firm, SVB Capital. The VC firm is an investment arm of U.S.…

‘Blogger by Day, Trader by Night,’ Binance Runs Advertising Campaign in Major Ukrainian Cities

An advertising campaign across some of Ukraine’s most populous cities is now aiming to attract new traders to the world’s largest digital asset exchange, Binance. The Eastern European nation is known as a promising market and a leader in terms of cryptocurrency adoption. Binance Ads Appear on Trains and Trolleys in Ukraine Cryptocurrency exchange Binance…

Earn up to 50% APY by Staking $GLQ on GraphLinq App

press release PRESS RELEASE. The newest utility token to offer staking to its users/holders is GraphLinq Protocol’s $GLQ. As of this article, $GLQ has 4,500+ holders according to etherscan, excluding GLQ holders on CEX like Kucoin, MXC, Gate. This is a great step for the future of the project as it will further incentivize more…