Currency.com Accused of Exploiting KYC to Withhold Customer Funds
Know Your Customer (KYC) and Know Your Transaction (KYT) are ostensibly deployed by exchanges to combat money laundering. In practice, these provisions are used as an excuse to surveil, cajole, and threaten customers, who risk losing funds if they are ... read more.
Lightning Network Increasingly Fragile to Attacks – Hope Turns to Drivechain for Bitcoin Scaling
A report published February 7 and authored in part by Blockstream researcher Christian Decker found that the BTC Lightning Network is "evolving towards an increasingly centralised architecture." Proponents of LN say this is not a problem, and even critics of ... read more.
Voluntary Financing: Bitcoin Cash Devs Reveal Noncustodial Funding App Flipstarter
On February 15, a user on the read.cash blog site announced the development of a new Bitcoin Cash fundraising project called Flipstarter.cash. The developers behind the platform highlighted the recent questions people have been asking about voluntary funding of the ... read more.
8 Tips for Getting the Most out of Crypto Telegram
For news, gossip, FUD, FOMO, charts, bots, and project updates, crypto Telegram is where it’s at. The beating heart of the crypto community resides in Pavel Durov’s encrypted messenger application. Accessing Telegram is easy, but optimizing your experience to get ... read more.
How to Check the Bitcoin Price, Hashrate, Data – The 21 Best Monitoring Sites
As bitcoin grows in popularity and recognition worldwide, resources dedicated to providing in-depth and diverse stats on all things crypto have exploded onto the scene and continue to proliferate rapidly. This post lays out 17 of the best sites, and ... read more.
Coronavirus Quarantine Controls and Shipping Delays Impact Bitcoin Miners
During the first week of February, a few of the top mining rig manufacturers from China revealed they were forced to postpone device shipments due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Regional reports from the country now disclose that shipments will ... read more.
How to Find Your Nearest Bitcoin ATM
Cryptocurrency markets have experienced a few intensive weeks since the start of the year that took prices to 2020 highs in mid-February. The overall bullish sentiment is attracting more interest towards the crypto space. There are many ways to get ... read more.
Understanding Defi Flash Loans: Complex Attacks, Inflation and Composable Systems
Two recent flash loans on the defi platform Bzx have started a fierce debate about the subject of using uncollateralized loans in a quick trade. Essentially these flash loans are providing people with the ability to borrow crypto without relinquishing ... read more.
Brave Challenges Google’s Advertising Power Before the UK Competition Watchdog
The company behind the privacy-oriented browser Brave has set out to convince regulators in the U.K. to end Google’s advertising monopoly in the digital space. In a filing with the country’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Brave puts forward recommendations ... read more.
Get Ready for the Bitcoin Halving – Here Are 9 Countdown Clocks You Can Monitor
The anticipation for the block reward halving for BTC, BCH, and BSV has been building. All three cryptocurrencies will see rewards halved from 12.5 to 6.25 coins throughout the months of April and May. The following is a comprehensive list ... read more.
Chinese Government-Backed Institute Releases New Ranking of 37 Crypto Projects
China's Center for Information and Industry Development has published its latest crypto project ranking — the first this year. A total of 37 crypto projects, two more than in the previous ranking, were evaluated and ranked overall this month as ... read more.
Major HSBC Layoffs: 35,000 Job Cuts and Massive Restructuring Announced
Banking giant HSBC has unveiled a major restructuring plan that includes 35,000 job cuts. The move came as the bank's net profit plunged 53% last year. HSBC is also slashing $100 billion in assets and closing many branches. "This represents ... read more.