Binance unveils debit card to pay with Bitcoin

First Apple Card, now Binance Card?  Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, revealed on Thursday it will soon launch “Binance Card,” a debit card that will allow users to spend crypto with merchants in-store and online.  “Paying with crypto remains one of the biggest challenges in furthering utility Read more…

How would a US recession affect Bitcoin?

Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show this morning, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said, “We may well be in a recession.” He ascribed the country’s economic downturn to the coronavirus, the global pandemic that has infected over half a million people and has billions on lockdown.  As the coronavirus started Read more…

Another nail in the coffin for SAFT?

A ruling Tuesday against Telegram may be the death knell for SAFT—the “simple agreement for future tokens”—a once popular idea for launching an initial coin offering. That’s according to what Gary Gensler, former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman, told Decrypt Wednesday. In a wide-ranging interview, Gensler, who now lectures at Read more…

What is SuperRare?

Crypto collectibles are about more than cartoon kitties. SuperRare uses the power of the Ethereum blockchain to make digital art rare–provably rare. In this article, we learn how their “social collecting” platform connects artists, collectors, and crypto in a new type of ecosystem. What is SuperRare? In the world of Read more…

Binance starts $5 million campaign to fight coronavirus

Today, Binance Charity, the blockchain-powered donation platform launched by major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has launched a Coronavirus Relief Campaign. It aims to collect $5 million in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, XRP, Binance Coin and Binance USD, to give to coronavirus relief efforts. #Binance Charity Initiates $5 Million USD Coronavirus Relief Campaign Read more…

MIT experts build privacy-first coronavirus tracing app

Privacy experts from MIT have launched an application that tells you if you’ve crossed paths with a coronavirus patient—without sacrificing your privacy.  Safepaths imports location data and timestamps from a user’s Google Account. Information is collected every five minutes.  The app could help stop the spread of coronavirus. Image: Shutterstock. Read more…

Craig Wright swears his lawyer is real

Self-professed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright has filed an official objection to a US Magistrates Order on Discovery that dismisses his attorney privilege. Wright’s challenge, issued on Monday, is the latest development in Kleiman vs. Wright, a long running court action against the Australian computer scientist who has long claimed to Read more…

Ethereum 2.0 audit reveals potential weaknesses

The highly anticipated Ethereum 2.0 upgrade has successfully passed an audit of its framework and codebase. However, while the review generally approved the design, some potential attack vectors remain. The auditor—security consultant Least Authority—praised ETH 2.0 for its “well thought out” specifications, placing a particular emphasis on its comprehensive security Read more…

Cardano touts scaling solution inspired by Greek mythology

Today, blockchain technology company IOHK, led by Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson, has announced its second-layer scalability solution for the Cardano blockchain—Ouroboros Hydra. According to a press release, the Hydra protocol will improve Cardano’s scalability—meaning it can handle more transactions—and result in lower transaction fees. This should make it easier for Read more…

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