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Turbulent Crypto Markets Expected - 87K Worth of Bitcoin Options Se…

Markets are expected to be volatile this week, as a great number of bitcoin and ethereum options are set to expire this Friday. Data shows more than 87,000 bitcoin options will expire and 77% of the action is held on the Deribit exchange.

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Publicly Listed Energy Firm Equinor Exploits Gas Flaring in North D…

Just recently, the firm Arcane Research recently revealed a number of screenshots from the publicly traded energy firm, Equinor. The pictures show the multinational company leveraging natural gas flaring to power bitcoin mining operations. In recent years, using the unorthodox gas flaring scheme to mine bitcoin has become more prominent worldwide.

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Report: Blockchain Patents 'Skyrocket' in 2020, Alibaba Owns the Mo…

A study from the team at Kisspatent shows that Alibaba Group is the largest blockchain patent holder in 2020 capturing 10x the number of patents held by IBM. The report notes that blockchain patents “are skyrocketing” this year and so far in 2020, there’s been more distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrency patents published than all of 2019.

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CoinEx Lists ONES Token First and Launches Initial Trade Offering w…

OneSwap is a groundbreaking new DeFi project offering a decentralized exchange protocol on a smart contract, with permission-free token listing and automated market making. It offers multiple advantages over other swaps including the ability to preform limit orders and a user friendly interface that resembles familiar trading platforms.

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Defi Platform Bzx Recovers Stolen $8.1 Million From Hacker

Decentalized finance (defi) protocol Bzx has recovered the $8.1 million it lost to a hacker a few days ago. The company claims it was able to track down the cyber thief, whom it refused to name for legal reasons, through their on-chain activity. Cornered, the attacker returned the loot.

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Bitcoin Options Traders Bet the Price of BTC Can Touch $36K by Dece…

This past weekend, data shows the most active bitcoin options contracts were calls for $28k, $32k, and $36k by the year’s end. This means a number of options traders are betting the price of bitcoin will exceed the all-time high (ATH) the decentralized currency touched in December 2017.

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Bitcoin Hashrate Ramps to 130 Exahash Amid Next-Generation Miner Sh…

Regional reports from China have highlighted that a number of major Chinese ASIC mining rig manufacturers have sold out of their next-generation model stock. The shrinking supply of high-performance machines may be due to the shortage of 7nm and 8nm chips from TSMC and Samsung.

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Tether Recovers $1 Million USDT Sent to Wrong Defi Address by Chine…

Tether has recovered and returned $1 million worth of USDT to a group of Chinese traders who, in error, sent the funds to a wrong decentralized finance (defi) address.

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The $700 Million Wallet Crack: Bitcoin's 7th Largest Address Is Und…

During the last two years, hackers have been trying to crack the seventh-largest bitcoin wallet, an address that holds 69,370 BTC or $712 million using today’s exchange rate. According to the CTO of the cybercrime intelligence firm, Hudson Rock, the wallet is being publicized on hacking forums in order to crack the password.

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US Sanctions Russians Allegedly Using Cryptocurrency to Influence P…

The U.S. has sanctioned several Russian nationals, a Ukrainian lawmaker, and their cryptocurrency addresses for interfering with the country’s electoral process. The Russians are allegedly employees of a troll factory that previously targeted presidential candidates.

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European Crypto Exchange Hacked for $5.4 Million in Bitcoin

Eterbase, a Slovak cryptocurrency exchange, revealed Thursday that it had been hacked for $5.4 million. Cyber-criminals broke into six hot wallets containing bitcoin, ethereum, algo, ripple, tezos, and tron, stealing everything, it said.

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Mastercard Launches Digital Currency Testing Platform for Central B…

Mastercard has launched a digital currency testing platform aimed at helping central banks test their digital currencies. The system will also demonstrate how consumers can use central bank digital currencies to pay for goods and services wherever Mastercard is accepted worldwide.

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Hash Power Broker Nicehash Denies It Enables 51% Attacks on ETC Net…

Hash power broker Nicehash denies that it enables bad actors to use its hash renting platform to launch 51% attacks on blockchain networks. The broker insists that it does not have any way of monitoring or determining which blockchain is benefitting from a particular algorithm hash data. Only buyers of hashrate know this, as well as pools that receive such hashpower.

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US Man Pleads Guilty in $722 Million Bitclub Network Ponzi Scheme Case

A Bitclub Network Ponzi scheme promoter has admitted to charges of selling unregistered securities and to subscribing to a false tax return in connection with his role in the $722 million fraud scam. The man, Joseph Frank Abel, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi.

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