The US Says Chinese Hackers Went Too Far During the Covid-19 Crisis

The FBI and DHS say that Beijing’s hacking “jeopardizes” the delivery of much-needed Covid-19 treatment...

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Visa Files Patent for Cryptocurrency System to Replace Cash
May15

Visa Files Patent for Cryptocurrency System to Replace Cash

Visa International has filed for a cryptocurrency system patent that is meant to replace physical currency. The system, which utilizes both central banks and commercial banks, leverages a private blockchain to improve the payment ecosystem. Visa’s Cryptocurrency Patent Filing The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published on Thursday a patent application entitled “digital fiat currency,” filed by...

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Bitwala Launches Bitcoin Interest Account With up to 4.3% Annual Rate
May15

Bitwala Launches Bitcoin Interest Account With up to 4.3% Annual Rate

Neobanking service provider Bitwala on Thursday introduced a new account that offers its 80,000 European customers passive bitcoin (BTC) income. The Bitwala Interest Account allows users to earn up to 4.3% interest per annum for BTC held at the bank. According to the Berlin-based company, account holders can buy bitcoin at Bitwala from as little as 30 euros ($32), hold it free of charge, and earn interest, which is paid out every...

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Bitcoin Network Sees a Massive Mining Pool Shift Following the Halving
May15

Bitcoin Network Sees a Massive Mining Pool Shift Following the Halving

Following the third bitcoin halving on May 11, 2020, there’s been a big shift in mining pool distribution, as far as hashrate is concerned. At the time of publication, there’s around 100-115 exahash per second (EH/s) in search of bitcoin blocks and spectators have seen two relatively unknown mining pools join the top mining pool contenders. Both of these new mining pools capture around 14 EH/s today, and the top operations...

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Digifinex Live AMA Hosts Bitcoin.com Chairman – Roger Ver Talks Stimulus, Useful Cryptocurrencies, Coronavirus
May15

Digifinex Live AMA Hosts Bitcoin.com Chairman – Roger Ver Talks Stimulus, Useful Cryptocurrencies, Coronavirus

On May 14, Bitcoin.com Executive Chairman Roger Ver sat down with Digifinex cofounder, Kiana Shek, for an ask-me-anything (AMA) session about the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Ver explained what he thinks about the central banks printing unlimited money, the government-induced lockdowns, and his opinions about certain cryptocurrencies like BTC, BCH, XRP, ETH, and more. Bitcoin.com Executive Chairman Roger Ver Discusses the Crypto...

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