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Prediction: 20 Percent of Leading Global Grocers to Use Blockchain by 2025
For grocers, this means they can use blockchain as a way to convey reliable information to their customers and retailers.
New York District Attorney Charges Two for Shadow Banking Crypto Companies
The Southern District of New York Attorney has charged an Arizona man and Israeli woman for allegedly shadow banking cryptocurrency companies, according to an official announcement published on April 30.Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the arrest of Reginald Fowler for allegedly operating an unlicensed money transferring business and bank fraud.
Report: Former Barclays Exec Joins Fidelity Investments to Work on Digital Assets
A former executive of British investment bank Barclays, Chris Tyrer, has joined Fidelity Digital Assets, the crypto platform of American financial services corporation Fidelity Investments, Finance Magnates reported on April 30.
Bitcoin Cash blocks tagged with "Satoshi Nakamoto," rumors of impending attack
Mysteriously, 25 percent of mined Bitcoin Cash blocks are being tagged with "Satoshi Nakamoto." Given the May 15th hard fork as part of a scheduled protocol upgrade, it is rumored that the tagging is a miner signaling 51 percent attack.
Mixed Cryptocurrency Transactions Up 300% as Crypto Users Pursue Anonymity
Mixed cryptocurrency transactions now represent 4.09% of all bitcoin payments, according to data published by Longhash on April 29.So-called "CoinJoins" have risen by 300% in the space of nine months.
Two Charged With Running 'Shadow Banking' Service for Crypto Exchanges
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has hit two individuals with bank fraud charges in connection to a system for depositing funds to cryptocurrency exchanges.
Research: Crypto Mining Hardware Market to See 10% Compound Annual Growth by 2023
Digital currency mining hardware market is set to expand by 2023, according to a report from market research firm Reportlinker published on April 29.
Crypto Markets Recover With Bitcoin Breaking $5,300, Gold and Oil Prices Rise
Tuesday, April 30 - following another decline yesterday, crypto markets again reversed to gain momentum upwards, with all but one top 20 coins by market cap in the green.
BitPay Partners With Refundo to Enable Taxpayers to Receive Refunds in Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency payment services firm BitPay has partnered with tax-related financial products company Refundo to enable people to get a portion of their tax refund back in bitcoin.
Elon Musk Tweet Sends Ethereum Interest on Google Surging in Minutes
Almost immediately after the release of Musk's tweet, the interest in Ethereum on major search engines including Google spiked, most likely as it drew interest from the mainstream.
UK Watchdog Allows Three Blockchain Firms to Join Regulatory Sandbox
The United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority has allowed three blockchain-based businesses to join the latest cohort of its regulatory sandbox, the organization announced on April 29.Diro Labs is one of the blockchain-driven companies accepted by the FCA for performing tests on a "Short-term and small-scale basis." According to the regulator, the startup uses a "Central blockchain-based store of information" to verify identities and documents online from original sources.
11% of Americans Own Bitcoin, Major Awareness Increased Since 2017
11% of the American population owns the major cryptocurrency bitcoin, according to a new survey published by Spencer Bogart of venture capital firm Blockchain Capital on April 30.
Fractional Reserve Stablecoin Tether Only 74% Backed by Fiat Currency, Say Lawyers
The company behind USD stablecoin Tether only has enough cash to back three-quarters of its increasing supply, its lawyers confirmed in documents released on April 30.
Tether Lawyer Admits Stablecoin Now 74 Percent Backed by Cash and Equivalents
Stuart Hoegner, who is general counsel to both Tether and Bitfinex, the controversial companies at the heart of cover-up allegations by the New York Attorney General, wrote in an affidavit Tuesday that the company holds about $2.1 billion in cash and short-term securities.
UK Central Bank Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden: Crypto Is Not a Store of Value
Dave Ramsden, deputy governor of the United Kingdom's central bank, has said that crypto assets are too volatile to be a store of value.
Microsoft Outlook Hackers Stole Crypto Using Victims' Emails: Report
Hackers who breached Microsoft Outlook have reportedly used the email service to steal cryptocurrency users' funds.
JPMorgan Chase Senior Executive Becomes CEO of Blockchain Precious Metals Firm
Blockchain-powered precious metals platform Tradewind has appointed an ex-JPMorgan Chase executive as its new CEO, the company confirmed in a press release on April 30.
HTC Plans to Launch Another Blockchain Phone This Year, Exec Says
Taiwanese consumer electronics firm HTC is doubling down on its mission to offer blockchain features to its cellphone customers.
US-Based Exchange ErisX Officially Announces Public Launch of Spot Market
Chicago-based crypto exchange ErisX has officially announced the public launch of its spot market, the firm tweeted on April 30.
Bitcoin Startup Unveils 'Thunder Bird' Lightning Code for IoT Devices
Japanese startup Nayuta is releasing an in-progress lightning implementation with a compelling new focus: the internet of things.
Facebook Veterans Launch ETH-Based Digital Collectible App, Funding From ConsenSys Ventures
A New York startup founded by a group of Facebook veterans has launched an ether-powered mobile social app that supports the creation and trading of unique digital collectibles.
Crypto Data Firm Raises $6 Mln From Morgan Creek Digital Assets, Others
Digital Assets Data - a crypto-focused fintech and data firm - has launched with a $6 million raise from industry backers such as Digital Currency Group, Morgan Creek Digital Assets and others.
Nasdaq Adds Brave New Coin's XRP Index to Global Data Service
The world's largest stock exchange, Nasdaq, announced that it has introduced XRP Liquid Index, a new XRP index, to its global data service.
JPMorgan Exec Joins Blockchain Gold-Trading Firm Tradewind as CEO
Tradewind, a blockchain-powered marketplace for precious metals, has hired a senior executive from JPMorgan to be the startup's first-ever CEO. Michael Albanese, most recently the global head of collateral management at the New York-based megabank, has over 20 years of experience at major financial institutions and will be helping the startup expand its product offering and client base, Tradewind said.
Breaker Magazine to Cease Operation Due to Lack of Feasible Business Plan: Report
Breaker Magazine, an American online crypto publication, is reportedly shutting down, industry news outlet The Block reported on April 29.
Australian Tax Agency Goes After Cryptocurrency Traders in Exchange Data Push
Australia's tax agency, the Australian Tax Office, will seek to contact cryptocurrency traders personally about tax issues as part of a new data collection scheme, officials confirmed in a statement on April 30.
Japanese Unicorn Crypto Exchange Liquid Reveals Plans to Expand to US Market
Japanese crypto trading platform Liquid has partnered with venture capital consortium Virtual Currency Partners to create a jointly-owned entity that will pave the way for Liquid's expansion to the United States.
Bitcoin Price Close to First 3-Month Winning Streak Since Late 2017
View Bitcoin is set to end April with around 26 percent gains.
ErisX Launches Crypto Spot Market on Heels of New $20 Million Raise
Aspiring crypto derivatives provider ErisX took one step closer to its ultimate goal Tuesday with the launch of a spot market.
Vitalik Buterin Tweets ETH Development Proposals After Elon Musk's 'Ethereum' Tweet Bait
Technology entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sparked a conversation with ether co-founder Vitalik Buterin with his laconic one-word tweet "Ethereum" on April 29.
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