Bitcoin wallets, which are used for daily transactions, reached a two-year high. Their number exceeded one million.
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich examined the energy consumption data of the 20 largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization and concluded that altcoin mining also has a significant impact on the environment.
Sberbank may issue a digital token pegged to the Russian ruble for settlements on transactions with digital financial assets. The decision will be made closer to 2021, when the cryptocurrency legislation will come into force in Russia.
American law enforcement agencies claim they managed to find cybercriminals who hacked celebrity Twitter accounts. The main defendant is a 17-year-old Florida resident.
Cameron Winklevoss, a billionaire and co-founder of Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, believes that, currently, not buying bitcoins is even worse than not investing in Amazon and Apple in the early 2000s.
Transaction fees on the bitcoin network peaked in the last nine months. If everyone on the bitcoin network had been using SegWit and batching, they would have saven $500 million.
Against the background of the bitcoin price growth to $11,000, there was also a sharp jump in the level of transaction commissions through the bitcoin blockchain. They grew more than six-fold in a month.
Malicious programs for hidden mining are most widespread in Sri Lanka and India, Microsoft found.
Bitcoin has temporarily surpassed $11,400, peaking since September 2019. Later, the cryptocurrency dropped to $10,600.
Chainalysis, a developer of analytical tools for cryptocurrencies, announced the launch of a cryptocurrency portal for regulators and asset managers. Previously, the former US Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence joined the Chainalysis Advisory Board.
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov cited advantages of bitcoin and blockchain in the fight for human rights and control over person's own assets.
The HODL strategy continues its triumphant march across the crypto industry. Users prefer to withdraw bitcoins from crypto exchanges and send them to their wallets for long-term storage.
The Russian parliament adopted a bill on digital financial assets, which contains a clause prohibiting payments for goods and services in cryptocurrencies. However, it is officially allowed to own and buy cryptocurrency and blockchain tokens.
Binance Charity, the world’s first blockchain-powered donation platform, donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Ukrainian medical staff who are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus disease. Four Ukrainian hospitals received help from the Binance Charity Foundation: Kiev City Hospital No. 4, Kiev City Hospital No. 5, Bila Tserkva City Hospital No. 2, and Poltava Regional Laboratory Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
The largest US-based cryptocurrency exchanges will launch a user data exchange system in order to strengthen their anti-money laundering efforts.
The financial regulator of Canada accused Coinsquare of manipulating the market by winding up the trading volume by a total of 590,000 bitcoins.