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BlockFi Is Now Paying Interest on $53 Million of Crypto Deposits

Crypto lending startup BlockFi has gathered another $18 million of bitcoin and ether deposits since last month, bringing its total interest-earning accounts to $53 million. The company also lowered its minimum balance to earn interest on bitcoin from 1 BTC to 0.5 BTC and expanded its operations to India, meaning its service is now available globally, …

CCN News

Bitcoin Sextortion: Kansas Police Warn of Bizarre Crypto Scam

By CCN: Police in the tiny town of Norton, Kansas posted a bulletin to their website yesterday morning urging followers not to fall for a bizarre Bitcoin sextortion scam. Spear-Phishing Attack Targets Individuals With Secret Porn Habits In this version of a classic spear-phishing attack, the scammer sends an e-mail to the victim and tells …

Cointelegraph

University of Nevada, Reno Develops Driverless Vehicle Blockchain Tech With IoT Firm

A project at the University of Nevada, Reno is developing a new blockchain-powered autonomous vehicle project, according to a press release published on April 23. The Intelligent Mobility project, coordinated by the University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Center of Applied Research (NCAR), has chosen enterprise blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) firm Filament …

Criptonoticias

Vitalik Buterin propone nueva tabla de recompensas para PoS de Ethereum

El cofundador de Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, propone aumentar las recompensas de minería en dicha red, una vez se implemente el protocolo de Prueba de Participación (PoS) que sustituirá la actual Prueba de Trabajo (PoW). En sus propias palabras, la propuesta se basa “en los comentarios de la comunidad”. A través de una publicación en Github, …

CCN News

Tesla Stock: Robotaxis Won’t Rescue Musk as Earnings ‘Disaster’ Looms

By CCN: Tesla’s Autonomy Investor Day has come and gone, and investors have passed judgment on Elon Musk’s latest series of pronouncement and promises. The results do not look good for Tesla stock, which according to CFRA analyst Garrett Nelson is heading for an “outright disaster” when the company reports its earnings on Wednesday. Tesla …

Bitcoin News

Paytomat Enables Merchants to Accept 18 Cryptocurrencies In-Store

Accepting cryptocurrency payments in your store doesn’t require specialist hardware or complex integration – Paytomat is proof. The crypto payment gateway enables merchants to accept 18 cryptocurrencies including BCH using their existing equipment. To date, hundreds of brick and mortar stores across four continents have added crypto support using Paytomat. Also read: Crypto-Based Transfers Can …

Criptonoticias

10 años de cárcel por robar criptoactivos pirateando teléfonos inteligentes

Un joven de 21 años de edad, identificado como Joel Ortiz, ha sido condenado a 10 años de cárcel por robar 7,5 millones de dólares en criptomonedas, luego de haber pirateado los teléfonos inteligentes de 40 personas. Edward Lee, juez del condado de Santa Clara (California), dictaminó el pasado 19 de abril que Ortiz se …

CCN

Charlie Lee Slams ‘Silly’ Investors for Not Holding Onto Litecoin

By CCN: Crypto investors should do as Charlie Lee says, not as he does. The Litecoin creator was featured as a guest on Laura Shin’s Unchained podcast, where he defended his decision to liquidate the holdings of the cryptocurrency that he spawned, Litecoin (LTC). Lee, who is a Google alum, is a highly respected individual …

Coindesk

Coinbase Shutters High-Speed Crypto Trading Division, Axing 30 Jobs

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is shutting down the Chicago office it opened a year ago, eliminating 30 engineering jobs. The San Francisco-based startup’s Chicago division, known as Coinbase Markets, was dedicated to creating sophisticated electronic markets technologies such as matching engines and high-frequency trading for cryptocurrency.   Coinbase said a year on, it had made the …

Cointelegraph

IMF Spring Meetings: Digital Money Is Imminent, But No Decentralization in Sight

The custodians of global financial order have been prominent in crypto news recently. The weekend kicked off with the announcement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) joining forces with the World Bank to launch a private blockchain coupled with a “quasi-cryptocurrency” for training purposes, then continued with the Spring Meetings of the two organizations’ Boards of Governors in …