July 2021 / 24 posts found

Bitcoin leaps 12% to test recent peaks, ether hits 3-week high | Reuters

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BTC, ETH jump to the top of recent ranges as shorts squeezed BTC strongest since June, ETH at three-week peak Talk of Amazon acceptance, big investor remarks a help – brokers HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, July 26 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies popped to the top of recent ranges on Monday as short sellers bailed out in the wake of a strong week and while traders hoped a handful of positive comments from influential investors might signal a turnaround in fragile sentiment. Bitcoin rose as far as 12.5% to hit $39,850, its highest since mid-June during the Asia session, while ether hit a three-week […]

General Motors CEO: ‘Nothing Precludes GM From Accepting Bitcoin if There’s Consumer Demand’ – News Bitcoin News

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The CEO of General Motors (GM) says that nothing precludes America’s largest automaker from accepting bitcoin if there is customer demand for it. “Certainly, we want to make the whole buying and ownership experience as easy as possible,” said the GM executive. This content was originally published here.

Tom Brady’s NFT Platform Inks Deal With Draftkings and Lionsgate – Bitcoin News

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Tom Brady’s NFT Platform Inks Deal With Draftkings and Lionsgate On Wednesday, the non-fungible token (NFT) platform called Autograph, co-founded by the Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady, announced a strategic partnership with the companies Draftkings and Lionsgate. Draftkings Inc. also revealed on Wednesday that the publicly listed company is launching an NFT marketplace dedicated to NFT digital collectibles. Tom Brady’s Autograph Brings Star-Studded Lineup, Signs Deal With Lionsgate and Draftkings The company Autograph is an NFT platform that aims to meld iconic brands and well-known names from sports, entertainment, and culture into digital collectible experiences. The seven-time Super Bowl champion […]

Elon Musk Juices Bitcoin Price Yet Again With His Stupid Tweets

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Elon Musk sent the price of bitcoin soaring Sunday night after a positive tweet about the cryptocurrency, which has tracked closely with Musk’s tweets over the past six months. The SpaceX founder also revealed his electric car company Tesla has sold roughly 10% of its bitcoin holdings. Musk, the second wealthiest person in the world, was responding to a tweet from crypto news outlet CoinTelegraph that accused the billionaire of running a pump and dump scheme when he made his latest revelations. “This is inaccurate. Tesla only sold ~10% of holdings to confirm BTC could be liquidated easily without moving […]

Unlocking the potential of blockchain technology

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The Republic of the Marshall Islands is a country of around 50,000 people spread across more than 1,000 islands in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. The country relies heavily on cross-border finance and trade, and the complexities of that system can make it difficult for citizens to get certain goods and financial services efficiently. Now the federal government is seeking to become the first to issue a national digital currency using blockchain technology. Officials hope the move helps citizens avoid high transaction fees, simplifies compliance with international partners, and protects against inflation (the currency will have a fixed […]

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily to live on in blockchain, free of censors | Reuters

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HONG KONG, June 24 (Reuters) – Hong Kong cyber activists are backing up articles by pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on censorship-proof blockchain platforms after the newspaper was forced to shut down as it became embroiled in a national security law crackdown. The latest drive to preserve the paper’s content comes after activists rushed to upload documentaries by local broadcaster RTHK investigating people in power after the media outlet said it would remove materials older than one year from its social media platforms. Under the national security law, the Hong Kong government can request the blocking or removal of content it […]

Elon Musk: Tesla Immediately Suspending All Bitcoin Car Purchases

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Change of Heart Tesla CEO Elon Musk dropped a huge surprise on both his electric carmaker and the world of cryptocurrency this evening, announcing that Tesla has stopped accepting payments for car purchases in Bitcoin. The change of heart, Musk said in the post, is because of the cryptocurrency’s significant environmental toll — a topic that’s picked up increasing criticism in recent months. “Tesla has suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin,” he wrote on Twitter. “We are concerned abut rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions, especially coal, which has the worst emissions of any fuel.” Environmental […]

Moneygram Lets Customers Buy and Sell Bitcoin With Cash at 12,000 Locations – Featured Bitcoin News

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Moneygram Lets Customers Buy and Sell Bitcoin With Cash at 12,000 Locations Moneygram will start letting customers buy and sell bitcoin at 12,000 locations, thanks to a partnership with Coinme. The collaboration “will bring bitcoin to thousands of new point-of-sale locations in the U.S. with plans to expand to select international markets in the second half of 2021,” the companies say. Bitcoin at Moneygram Locations Moneygram International Inc. and Coinme, a licensed crypto-to-cash exchange in the U.S., announced Wednesday the “launch of a new partnership to enable the cash funding and payout of digital currency purchases and sales.” A global […]

Colonial Pipeline hackers received $90 million in bitcoin before shutting down

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DarkSide, the hacker group behind the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, received a total of $90 million in bitcoin ransom payments before shutting down last week, according to fresh research. Colonial Pipeline was hit with a devastating cyberattack earlier this month that forced the company to shut down approximately 5,500 miles of pipeline, crippling gas delivery systems in southeastern states. The FBI blamed the attack on DarkSide, a cybercriminal gang believed to be based in Eastern Europe, and Colonial reportedly paid a $5 million ransom to the group.  DarkSide operates what’s known as a “ransomware as a service” business model, meaning the hackers […]

EtherLite (ETL) Token Is Now Listed on Bitcoin.com Exchange – Press release Bitcoin News

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EtherLite (ETL) Token Is Now Listed on Bitcoin.com Exchange press release PRESS RELEASE. Bitcoin.com Exchange is thrilled to announce the listing of ETL, being available to trade on the 19th July 2021 at 16:00 UTC. ETL was created by the EtherLite team, as the utility token for their borderless, decentralized network with validators and community members from all around the world. ETL will start trading with USDT and ETH pairs. What is EtherLite? EtherLite uses a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus model as it seeks to pick off where its much larger peer, Ethereum, leaves off. In fact, EtherLite is a hard […]