# Nusefile

This site gathers links and commentary on what I think are useful news items that match my interests as a development journalist and communications researcher.

Crypto News

Crypto stories without the hype

My favourites from the cryptouniverse in July.

Advice, Global, Crime?, Coins, National, Swiss, Business, Wild Side, Catch Up

Advice

Decentralized Apps May Solve SIM Swapping Woes31 July 2020
How much it takes to pump Bitcoin by 1%30 July 2020
U.S: insider trading laws still apply to crypto, warns legal expert22 July 2020
The Most Common Bitcoin Scams And How To Avoid Them17 July 2020
Trust Wallet Review: Key Features, Pros and Cons in 202017 July 2020
Guarda Wallet Launches New Version of the Mobile App16 July 2020
Top Web Hosting Services That Accept Payments in Cryptocurrencies12 July 2020
How does Coinbase work?9 July 2020
Small Cap Altcoins Have Outperformed Bitcoin By 5x in 20209 July 2020
5 Best Cryptocurrency Trading Bots to Use on Binance Exchange In 2020: Shrimpy is first — 3 July 2020

Global

Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis Launches Free Website for Tracking Crypto Markets31 July 2020
Google BTC-Related Searches Down to Weakest Point Since 201923 July 2020
Crypto exchanges can now more easily freeze 'risky' transactions21 July 2020
Who’s really using DeFi? New report shines a light18 July 2020
Blockchain Could Help to Boost Global Jobs Creation14 July 2020
The Positive Impact Blockchain is Having on Food Exports12 July 2020
65% Are HODLing BTC While Only 3.9% Are Selling, Survey Says11 July 2020
Chagos Islanders Demand Return of ‘.IO’ Domain From Colonizers10 July 2020
A Record Number of Bitcoin Were Recently Withdrawn From Exchanges9 July 2020
Top 10 Best Countries in the World to Mine Cryptocurrencies: No1 is Sweden, Switzerland is No99 July 2020
Tether Can Freeze Your USDT, 39 Addresses Containing Millions Blacklisted9 July 2020
Europe’s Busiest Port Launches Blockchain-Based Container Handling Pilot15 July 2020
Crypto Trading Volumes Plummet in June, CryptoCompare Report Shows6 July 2020
700,000 Expedia Hotels Can Now Be Paid With Cryptocurrencies via Travala6 July 2020

Crime?

Over $1.4B in digital currency laundered via exchanges in H1 202022 July 2020
Major Argentine Telecom Falls Victim to $7.5M Monero Ransomware Attack20 July 2020
ConsenSys researchers say DeFi hacks are easier to scale on Ethereum 2.017 July 2020
London-based crypto exchange Cashaa loses $3.1 million worth bitcoins to hackers13 July 2020
BitClub Co-Creator Pleads Guilty to $722 Million Ponzi Scheme10 July 2020
Man admits to bank fraud after using fake records to prove he owned bitcoin while applying for loan9 July 2020
BitClub Programmer Admits Mining Scheme Stole $722M in Bitcoin9 July 2020
Tether-Bitfinex Must Stand Trial Over $850 Million in Lost Customer Funds9 July 2020

Coins

Cardano has launched the Shelley mainnet: Here’s what you need to know30 July 2020
Aave introduces new upgrade proposal, plans to migrate LEND to AAVE in 100:1 tokenswap30 July 2020
Ethereum transaction fee rose tenfold this year due to network congestion23 July 2020
Robinhood axes UK launch of crypto-friendly trading app21 July 2020
IOTA Readying for Chrysalis Phase 1; Hornet, Pollen, and IRI Updated17 July 2020
Norway’s Largest Cruise Ferry Line Uses DNV GL and VeChain’s (VET) My Care Solution16 July 2020
Chainlink (LINK) Eyes Lucrative Vietnamese eSports Industry With KardiaChain Partnership16 July 2020
IOTA Launches Chronicle, a Decentralized Storage Framework15 July 2020
Nigerian Scammers Used BTC & Gemini Exchange to Siphon Millions12 July 2020
Attempted 51% Attack on Bitcoin Gold Was Thwarted, Developers Say11 July 2020
French Pharma Firm Transgene Utilizes Blockchain to Track Clinical Trials11 July 2020
Bitcoin Reaches Record High Correlation to S&P 50010 July 2020
Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Struggling To Overcome Fundamental Issues9 July 2020
Bitcoin Up 27% in First Half of 2020, Beating Gold, Silver and Platinum6 July 2020
IOTA to Unleash A fully Decentralized P2P Payment System with No Transaction Fees — IOTA Co-Founder5 July 2020

National

President Putin signs new bill to prohibit crypto payment in Russia by 20211 August 2020
The U.K.'s first licensed crypto hedge fund is shutting down22 July 2020
U.S. bank regulator grants authority for national banks, federal savings associations to custody crypto22 July 2020
Russia to Treat Crypto as a Taxable Property not Banned21 July 2020
Kazakhstan Needs National Crypto to Fight Corruption, Says Local Official21 July 2020
Bank of England mulls digital currency as Chinese efforts surge15 July 2020
IRS Violated 'Taxpayer Bill of Rights' With 2019 Crypto Letters: Watchdog14 July 2020
South Korea crypto bill proposes 20% tax on crypto capital gains13 July 2020
Bank of England exploring UK cryptocurrency, says governor Andrew Bailey13 July 2020
Coinbase Awarded Contract to Provide Crypto Analytics Software to US Secret Service12 July 2020
Chagos Islanders in Indian Ocean Demand Return of ‘.IO’ Domain From Colonizers10 July 2020
UK financial conduct authority research suggests more than 2.5 million people have bought crypto9 July 2020
Malaysia's Shariah Advisory Council allows crypto trading in a historic decision9 July 2020
Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital societies. During COVID-19, that became a lifeline.1 July 2020

Swiss

Swiss Exchange SIX Lists Actively Managed Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product28 July 2020
VirgoX and Global Digital Assets Launch World Stablecoin Association in Switzerland23 July 2020
ShapeShift launches "self-sovereign" mobile trading app22 July 2020

Business

Famous Actor William Shatner Sold 125,000 Blockchain-based NFTs31 July 2020
Unstoppable Domains Taps Gemini Custody for .crypto Websites23 July 2020
Coinsquare’s Leadership Forced Out After Wash Trading $5.5B22 July 2020
Crypterium Launches New Crypto Payment Card As Visa Partner21 July 2020
Cardano Partners World’s first USDA Certified Blockchain Firm to Offer Food Traceability Solution21 July 2020
Over 3 Million Tomatoes In Italy to be Tracked by VeChain Blockchain20 July 2020
Shanghai hotel uses blockchain to safeguard customer health during Covid-1914 July 2020
Binance CEO CZ Showcases First Use of Binance Card10 July 2020
Ripple Teams Up With Santander on International Payments9 July 2020
Coinbase crypto exchange to be listed on US stock market9 July 2020

On the Wild Side

Nothing wild enough

Catch Up

Earlier roundups

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