Podcaster Joe Rogan Uses Crypto-Powered Brave Browser

Joe Rogan and Reggie Watts just talked up Brave to millions of people. Podcaster Joe Rogan has revealed that he uses the privacy focused Brave browser to avoid internet ads and Google tracking in the latest episode, which features American musician and comic Reggie Watts. It’s one of the most high profile endorsements in Brave’s history with Rogan’s podcast downloaded more than 190 million times each month. The show was recently licensed to Spotify in a $100 million deal. This latest episode has already received 1.7 million views on YouTube…

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Hive’s Transactions Overtake Steem’s as Splinterlands Joins the Rebellion

The most-popular Steem DApp has moved to Hive, resulting in daily Hive transactions overtaking Steem for the first time. The most popular decentralized application (DApp) on Steem — a crypto-powered card trading game called Splinterlands —  has become the latest high profile migration to rebel  Steem fork, Hive. As a result, the number of daily transactions on Steem has fallen by a third to drop below Hive’s for the first time. Hive is a community run fork of Steem, set up following the purchase of Steemit Inc by Tron founder…

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US Regulators Target Bitcoin ATMs: 88% of the Funds Exit the Country via Machines

Bitcoin automated teller machines (BATMs) will become the next target for regulators, as world governments tighten screws on money laundering. According to Ciphertrace CTO John Jeffries, crypto-cash machines will attract “greater…regulatory focus” in a bid to rein-in alleged cross-border illicit financial transfers. Jeffries urged “the need for more uniform regulatory enforcement and compliance” as governments start to crack down on crypto-infused automated teller machines. This comes as Ciphertrace released a report showing that cross-border transactions accounted for 74% of bitcoin moved between exchanges in 2019. Of this, 88% of funds…

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‘Crypto Mom’ Nominated to Serve as SEC Commissioner Until 2025

Hester Peirce, affectionately known as ‘Crypto Mom’, looks set to serve in the US Securities and Exchange Commission until 2025. President Trump has nominated Hester Peirce to be a member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a second term ending in 2025. Pierce has been affectionately dubbed ‘Crypto Mom’ for being one of the most enthusiastic proponents of cryptocurrency at the SEC. In an announcement on the White House website on June 2, the executive branch of the U.S. government said it had sent ten nominations for…

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Walmart China Subsidiary Teams Up With VeChain to Trace Food Products

VeChain has partnered with a Walmart China subsidiary to increase supply chain transparency for its food products. Sam’s Club, a China-based subsidiary of Walmart, has partnered with blockchain-based supply chain management platform VeChain (VET) to trace food products sold by the shopping chain. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will assist in the Sam’s Club Blockchain Traceability Platform project, which is intended to both ensure food safety and afford greater transparency to consumers in China. Since mid-2019 PwC China and Walmart China have been developing a traceability platform on the VeChain blockchain called the…

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Roger Ver Donates $10K in Bitcoin Cash to Casa de Amparo Children’s Shelter

Just recently Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver donated $10,000 worth of bitcoin cash to the charitable organization Casa de Amparo, a 501(c)(3) charity that helps children escape child abuse and neglect. Since 1978, Casa de Amparo has offered a myriad of programs that help those affected by and at risk of child abuse in San Diego County. Casa de Amparo: A Major Force in the Field of Child Abuse Prevention In the 2019 28th edition of the Child Maltreatment Report, it notes that there are millions of U.S. children who are subject…

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Bitcoin Code Reveals Satoshi Nakamoto Used a Russian Proxy

Bitcoin code from 2009 indicates that Satoshi Nakamoto likely was hiding behind a Russian proxy. Satoshi Nakamoto may have relied on a Russian proxy as early as January 2009, when Bitcoin v0.1.0 was first released. Telltale signs appear in the file ‘irc.cpp’ on line 212, though this seems to be obfuscated with a simple cipher. Bitcoin v0.1.0 irc.cpp File Released January 9 2020. Source: Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. Spy games This cipher seems to work by removing all the zeros and then converting the numbers from hexadecimal notation to decimal. That…

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Decentralized Identity Could Replace All Login Functions, Says LG

A representative of LG’s information technology subsidiary LG CNS told Cointelegraph that blockchain-based identity systems could replace all login functions. A representative of LG’s information technology subsidiary, LG CNS, told Cointelegraph that blockchain-based identity systems could become the new standard for login functions. When asked about why the firm is pursuing the development of blockchain-based ID services, LG CNS said that it expects such systems to become “a hot topic for blockchain in the future.” The company also suggested that “maybe all login functions can be replaced.” As Cointelegraph reported…

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Pomp Explains Why Mainstream Markets Are Up Amid Chaos

Amid protests, rioting and general uncertainty, mainstream markets have posted positive numbers, seemingly contrasting the state of the U.S. Even in light of recent riots, protests, and uncertainties, mainstream U.S. financial markets show upward prices due to overarching forces, according to Morgan Creek Digital co-founder, Anthony Pompliano.  “Yes there are protests, there are all these things, but the bigger force is the fact that now all these businesses are opening up,” Pompliano said in a June 2 episode of “Lunch Money” on his YouTube channel. “There’s going to be more…

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Recent Data Hack Could Put Millions of Dollars in Bitcoin at Risk

Hackers have obtained over 5,000 email addresses from Coinsquare’s database and intend to use them for SIM swapping attacks. Hackers have obtained more than 5,000 email addresses and phone numbers from Canada-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinsquare. Now, they’re reportedly hoping to use the data to perform SIM swapping attacks. One of the alleged hackers spoke to VICE Motherboard on June 2, explaining that the collective originally intended to sell the information, but realized they could “make more money by SIM swapping the accounts.” Coinsquare’s CEO Cole Diamond told Cointelegraph the theft…

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