EOS to Become More ‘Community-Driven’ as Block.One Seeks to Use Dfuse’s Open-Source APIs

Former block producer and blockchain API provider Dfuse open-sources its technology stack. The technology stack behind Dfuse’s advanced blockchain APIs has been made open-source, according to a March 19 announcement. These APIs are primarily used in EOS development. Cointelegraph took the opportunity to interview the CTO of Dfuse, Alexandre Bourget, who revealed some of the far-reaching consequences of this for the EOS community. What is Dfuse? Dfuse provides a high-performance set of APIs to read blockchain data, primarily on EOS and Eosio-based platforms, as well as on Ethereum (ETH). As…

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WFE Brass Weighs in on Crypto Securities Classification Debate

The WFE’s Head of Regulatory affairs provides further clarity on what makes crypto a commodity versus a security. Are cryptocurrencies securities or commodities? The World Federation of Exchanges, or WFE, released a document talking cryptocurrency terminology and regulation last week. In conversation with Cointelegraph, WFE Head of Regulatory Affairs, Richard Metcalfe, has added further clarity on the subject. “The WFE believes that, precisely because the market in crypto assets has evolved and expanded rapidly, existing regulation should apply wherever appropriate, in a universal and clearly understood manner and based on…

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The Mysterious Founder of Cross-Chain Protocol Reveals His Identity

NULS releases ‘blueprint’ for Nerve Network, a cross-chain protocol, whose mysterious mastermind until now was only known as “Berzeck”. The NULS Technical Community (NULS) has released a blueprint for Nerve Network, a cross-chain protocol. Until now, the mysterious mastermind behind the network was known only known as “Berzeck”. Vitalik’s dream come true Nerve Network is tackling the same issue as Cosmos (Atom) and Polkadot — a lack of cross-chain interoperability. This is something that Vitalik Buterin has recently lamented about: “We should put resources toward a proper (trustless, serverless, maximally…

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Is Now the Time to Invest in Bitcoin?

Mati Greenspan and Michaël van de Poppe discuss whether now is a good time to invest in Bitcoin. With global markets tumbling out of control, will Bitcoin finally fulfill its role as a hedge asset? Is now a good time to invest in Bitcoin? CEO and co-founder of Quantum Economics Mati Greenspan and trader Michaël van de Poppe discuss how the Fed’s strategy of ‘QE to Infinity’ will help Bitcoin finally become a safe haven asset. But is now the time to buy or should you wait for further drops?…

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Printing Money from Thin Air – How the Fed Reduces Purchasing Power and Makes You Poorer

Unless you have your head in the sand, you’ve probably realized that governments and central banks can print money out of thin air and in unlimited amounts. The United States and the Federal Reserve have been creating money from nothing for years because they had exhausted all their monetary policies. Despite the fact that many Americans will be happy to get a $1,200 check from the Treasury, the move will essentially debase the U.S. dollar, reduce it’s purchasing power, and make every citizen poorer. Also read: US Real Estate in…

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Is Bitcoin a Safe Haven? 80% BTC Price Recovery Boosts Investor Appeal

Sentiment analysis and week-to-date returns show investors’ confidence in the ‘Bitcoin is a safe-haven’ narrative as the correlation between both assets suggests future uncertainty. This week, as a $2 trillion economic stimulus package was put forth by U.S. lawmakers, the performance of major market indexes improved and the Dow registered its best day since 1933, gaining 11% after the major pullback of the last few weeks.  In the meantime, gold increased slightly over 5%. The recent market fall-out gave rise to Bitcoin (BTC) critics such as Peter Schiff claiming that “only fools…

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Coinbase Wallet Integrates Support for DeFi Lending Apps

Coinbase Wallet integrates support for DeFi protocols Compound and dYdX allowing users to lend crypto. Leading U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, has integrated support for decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols on its wallet app. Per a March 26 announcement, Coinbase Wallet will now allow users to earn interest on cryptocurrencies through the DeFi apps, Compound, and dYdX. While the DeFi apps were already available through Coinbase Wallet’s built-in decentralized application browser, the exchange asserts that the integration significantly increases the ease-of-use for users seeking to access DeFi protocols. The new feature will…

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Binance Releases Its Own Debit Card, Initial Testing Will Be in Malaysia

Binance to release crypto balance debit card in April with an initial testing phase in Malaysia and worldwide launch to follow. Binance enters the crypto debit card sector with news of an official Binance Card on March 26. Issued by Visa, the card will initially be available in South East Asia, though other regions will be unlocked soon, the company states. Like most other crypto cards, the Binance Card allows its users to spend their cryptocurrencies by converting them into fiat and piggy-backing off established debit card networks. A fairly…

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Bitcoin in the Palm of Your Hand — Crypto Hardware Wallets Review

A breakdown of seven hardware wallet devices to help choose the one that fits every need. A hardware wallet may just be the safest way to store cryptocurrency for average users. Nowadays, many different devices are trying to tackle the challenges of secure crypto asset storage. In this article, Cointelegraph will review some of the most well-known hardware wallets and compare their features. The cryptocurrency wallets that will be covered in this article are Ledger’s Nano X and Nano S, SatoshiLabs’s Trezor One and Trezor Model T, ShapeShift’s KeepKey, and…

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4 Virtual Crypto Conferences You Can Attend From Home

The crypto industry has had to quickly adapt to the escalating coronavirus pandemic, with major conferences postponed, canceled or hastily reformatted for the virtual realm. Due to its disproportionately high number of remote workers, though, the industry is more geared up for this new paradigm than many other sectors. Here are four virtual crypto events you can attend. Also read: While You’re Under Quarantine, Check These Sites for Remote Crypto Jobs Blockdown Blockdown digital conference will debut on April 16-17 and will feature interactive talks, interviews, networking opportunities and AMAs.…

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