Satoshi Nakamoto Candidate Paul Le Roux to Start Bitcoin Mining Business After Prison Time

A possible Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Criminal mastermind Paul Le Roux told the judge that upon his release he plans to “start a business selling and hosting bitcoin miners,” claiming that his ASIC chip design will “have an order of magnitude faster at bitcoin mining than any current design.” Satoshi Candidate to Start Bitcoin Business Paul Le Roux, a criminal mastermind whose biography made him a possible candidate for Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym of the Bitcoin creator, has been…

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Survey: Japanese Crypto Holders Prefer XRP Over ETH

A survey by Japanese crypto exchange BitMax shows 25% of traders prefer XRP, compared to only 9% in ETH and 26% BTC. Despite the fact Ether is currently the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Japanese crypto holders may prefer to hold XRP.  According to the results of a survey posted to Twitter by Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BITMAX on June 12, Bitcoin (BTC) is nearly as popular as the XRP token among traders in Japan. 25% of the 1,498 people surveyed told BITMAX XRP was their favorite coin, compared to…

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Ethermine Mining Pool Cashes in Its $2.6 Million Ethereum Fee Windfall

Ethermine will now proceed to distribute its $2.6 million bonanza from a series of bizarre ethereum transactions last week after the fund’s owner failed to make a valid claim. On June 11, the miner, a unit of Bitfly, received the record fee in a transaction involving just 350 ether (ETH), or $86,000. It was the second such fee paid by the same person to transfer a small amount of ETH in as many days. After freezing payment for some days, Ethermine has exhausted its patience. The mining pool will now…

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Bitcoin Whale Population Approaching September 2017 Levels

The number of Bitcoin whales with the ability to affect the BTC price is approaching 2017 levels, when the token was ascending to $20K. The number of investors holding an immense amount of Bitcoin is starting to approach levels the crypto community hasn’t seen since the cryptocurrency’s rally to $20,000.  According to Glassnode’s ‘The Week On-Chain’ report for June 15, there has been steady growth in the number of Bitcoin (BTC) whales—traders holding 1000 BTC or more—since January 2020.  Source: Glassnode The crypto analytics site said there are currently 1882…

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Israeli Software Firm Goes Behind Regulator’s Back to Pay $250,000 in BTC Ransom

Israel-based Sapiens reportedly paid in Bitcoins for a ransom requested during an attack that reportedly happened between March and April. An Israel-based company reportedly paid $250,000 in Bitcoin for a ransom payment demanded by hackers that threatened to shut down its systems after a ransomware attack. According to a source quoted by Calcalist on June 14, Sapiens International Corp. N.V. — a Nasdaq and Tel Aviv-listed software company — didn’t report the decision to the securities’ regulators of either the U.S. or Israel. The ransomware attack happened at some point…

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Father of JOBS Act: Gov’t Was Concerned Libra Could Displace Dollar

The father of the JOBS Act would be happy to help Telegram with an IPO if the company chooses to revert to a traditional fundraising model. David Weild IV, who is known as the father of the JOBS Act, believes that the U.S. government had to move to stamp out Facebook’s Libra stablecoin. Facebook: Number of Active Users. Source: Statista. ‘Government’s got to do something’ In an interview with Cointelegraph, Weild said that when he first heard about Zuckerberg’s initiative, he knew right away that the government needed to step…

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Crypto 101: How to Send and Receive Bitcoin Cash Via the Bitcoin.com Wallet

During the last few months in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak and faltering global economy, many individuals have shown an interest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, oftentimes people can find the process a bit daunting because they are not used to using crypto assets and have never experienced the process. The following article is a quick guide on how to get a cryptocurrency address, receive digital assets, and send them as well. Creating a Bitcoin Cash Wallet and Obtaining a Receiving Address Amid the crazy economy, a lot…

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Bitcoin Price Drop to $8.9K Caused by Whales Selling at Major Exchanges

Selling by Bitcoin whales dropped BTC reserves at major exchanges and triggered today’s sell-off to $8,900. As the weekly open commenced Bitcoin price dropped below $9,000 in a rapid pullback, liquidating $30 million in longs on BitMEX alone. According to market data, part of the sell off was the movement of crypto whales closing positions which led to panic selling among retail investors. Whales—individual investors that hold an immense amount of Bitcoin—have the ability to significantly impact the price of BTC and according to on-chain data provider CryptoQuant, the recent…

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Enhanced Privacy and Scalability: Charlie Lee Breaks Down ‘Litecoin 2.0’

Creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, discussed the upcoming MimbleWimble upgrade which aims at enhancing Litecoin’s privacy and scalability. The creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, discussed the upcoming MimbleWimble upgrade which aims at enhancing Litecoin’s scalability and privacy. Lee noted that Litecoin’s upcoming implementation will be able to scale much better than other privacy-focused protocols, like Monero or Z-Cash. “It does privacy and scare very well compared to other implementations”, he said. Talking about the risks involved, Lee pointed out “hidden inflation”, a bug commonly affecting privacy coins which allows hackers…

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Waves Wants to Put an End to Bogus Blockchain Speed Claims

Waves Enterprise wants to ‘separate the chaff from the wheat’ when it comes to speed claims from blockchain networks, helping potential users make educated decisions. Waves Enterprise has created a framework for load testing of blockchain networks under real-life scenarios in order to provide greater transparency for potential clients. Original sin Transactional capacity or lack thereof has been a hotly contested discussion in the industry almost from the beginning. The first known response to Satoshi Nakamoto announcing Bitcoin (BTC) was on exactly this topic: “We very, very much need such…

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