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The Russian Ministry of Energy is looking to introduce special electricity tariffs for cryptocurrency miners following migration of the industry into the country from nearby China. Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov announced Wednesday that the authority is working on a new framework to differentiate tariffs between general usage and cryptocurrency mining, local news agency RBC
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On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the market capitalization of all the stablecoins in existence is around $134 billion, which is 5.60% of the entire $2.4 trillion crypto economy. While centralized stablecoin projects dominate the pack of dollar-pegged tokens, a great number of decentralized stablecoins have been moving in on these centralized competitors. Algorithmic or defi-styled
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The Beautiful Game. Soccer, or football, as those living in the “old world” tend to call it. It’s a sport that has many names, a sport that commands a support base of some 4 billion people.  The power of football is undeniable. Its best players, the Ronaldos and the Messis, are some of the most
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On Tuesday, the Atlanta-based cryptocurrency payments company Bitpay announced the Israeli software company Wix has enabled its Software as a service (SaaS) e-commerce product to accept crypto-asset payments. The integration will allow Wix merchants to accept 12 different cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, dogecoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, litecoin, and stablecoins as well. SaaS Platform Wix Implements
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Last month China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), published a memo criminalizing practically all cryptocurrency activity. When the memo started circulating online, Bitcoin’s (BTC) price dropped over 6.5%. Soon after, however, industry experts suggested that the news may have been the ultimate dip-buying opportunity. China’s crackdown on crypto started years ago, to
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On Monday, the blockchain intelligence firm Elliptic announced the company has raised $60 million in a Series C financing round. Elliptic plans to leverage the capital to expand the team and “accelerate” blockchain research and development (R&D). Elliptic Raises $60 Million to Bolster Expansion There’s been a number of capital investments and finance injections directed
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A U.S. government employee has been arrested on espionage-related charges after he attempted to sell restricted data on the design of nuclear-powered warships to a foreign government. The federal employee asked to be paid in monero cryptocurrency. “I am very aware of the risks of blockchain analysis of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and believe monero
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Countries in the developing world will soon follow in the steps of El Salvador and make Bitcoin (BTC) legal tender, BitMEX CEO Alexander Höptner recently predicted. In a Wednesday blog post, Höptner expressed support for El Salvador adopting Bitcoin as legal tender in September, predicting that developing countries will be “leading the way” in Bitcoin adoption:
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Mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain will no longer ship its products to mainland China. The move is in response to local regulations, the company explained. The announcement follows a prolonged crackdown on crypto mining operations in the country and a recently reiterated wide ban on activities related to cryptocurrencies. Bitmain Stops Mining Rig Deliveries to Mainland
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Experienced analysts and media outlets including Cointelegraph recently highlighted some indicators suggesting that the Bitcoin (BTC) price rally could be overextended. Those bearish views include one from Bollinger bands creator John Bollinger, suggesting traders use a trailing stop, as signs of a “top” were building up. However, it is worth noting that Bollinger Bands and
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Sri Lanka’s leading online retailer, Kapruka, has unveiled plans to introduce support for cryptocurrency payments. The news comes as the South Asian country intensifies efforts to adopt legislation tailored to regulate its blockchain space and attract investments from the crypto industry. Kapruka to Launch Cryptocurrency Payments Within Weeks Kapruka (Kapruka.com), a major e-commerce platform in
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