Ethereum’s ‘London’ hardfork set to go live on testnets starting June 24th

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The hotly anticipated “London” Ethereum hardfork now has a set block height for three Ethereum testnets — a key penultimate step towards a full mainnet launch.In a blog post on the Ethereum Foundation’s website, Ethereum core developer Tim Beiko...

Chinese Bitcoin mining shakeout may have surprise BTC price consequences — analyst

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China's crackdown on Bitcoin (BTC) mining may have unintended benefits for BTC price action, one analyst suggests.In a tweet on June 18, Charles Edwards, CEO of investment firm Capriole, argued that the Chinese miner exodus was already lowering Bitcoin's...

Denmark’s largest bank cautious on crypto, but won’t interfere

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Danske Bank, the largest bank in Denmark, laid out its official position on cryptocurrencies on June 17, when it published a four-point notice describing reasons to be careful when trading in digital assets.While the bank urged users to exercise...

Grayscale exploring 13 more crypto assets for its trusts

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Institutional asset manager Grayscale has announced 13 more crypto assets are currently under consideration for its suite of crypto investment trust products.Revealed on June 18, the prospective assets mainly represent the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector, including 1inch, Bancor, Curve,...

Digital land in Decentraland sells for $913K… to a virtual property developer

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A virtual plot of real estate situated within the Ethereum-based open-world game, Decentraland, has sold for more than $913,000 — valuing the intangible property on par with the average price of a real world house in Brooklyn, New York.Virtual...

NASCAR driver opts for crypto payment in sponsorship deal

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Landon Cassill, a professional race car driver in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, will be receiving part of his salary in Bitcoin and Litecoin as part of a sponsorship with crypto broker Voyager.According to a Thursday report from the Associated Press,...

“Bitcoin maximalists? They can’t stop innovation”, says Mati Greenspan

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In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph during Bitcoin 2021 in Miami, Greenspan criticized a segment of Bitcoin maximalists for being “small-minded and insecure”, pointing out that they don't have control over the main cryptocurrency. “They cannot stop any kind...

Bitcoin first ‘genuinely new asset class’ in 150 years, says Ric Edelman

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Ric Edelman, founder of financial advisory outfit Edelman Financial Engines, described Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto assets as a “completely new and different asset class” that has nothing in common with mainstream staples like stocks, bonds, real estate, oil, or...

PayPal, Salesforce contribute to TRM Labs’ $14M investment round

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Blockchain intelligence platform TRM Labs has secured $14 million in Series A funding from venture funds across the crypto and technology sectors, sending a strong signal that major investors are backing digital-asset projects with ever-growing conviction. The venture capital arms...

Hong Kong brokerage Futu halts crypto futures over regulatory issues

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A major Hong Kong-based online brokerage firm has reportedly suspended cryptocurrency futures trading due to regulatory concerns.Futu Securities, one of the biggest trading brokerages in Asia, has halted support of crypto futures contracts and trading services in response to...

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New Zealand’s Financial Watchdog Warns on Crypto Investment Risks

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New Zealand’s financial watchdog has sounded a warning whistle to cryptocurrency investors after bitcoin’s latest price drop.According to a report on Tuesday by the...