# 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

Let's cut the crap from crypto news.

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$Advice, Global, Crime?, National, Coins, Business, Switzerland, Catch Up



The Bitcoin Network is More Secure and Greener Than Ever

A report into Bitcoin mining has determined that Bitcoin is not the environmental disaster it is often painted as in the media. It turns out that the sophisticated computer units securing the network are mostly being powered by clean, renewable energy. The revelation comes at the same time that Bitcoin hash rate is close to its all-time high. This means that the network itself is also close to the most secure it has ever been.

newsbtc, 7 June 2019.

More than 74 per cent of all bitcoin mining is powered by renewable energy

trijo news, 8 June 2019.

Bitcoin enters a new era of analytics

medium, 4 June 2019.

Best Cryptocurrency News Websites to Follow in 2019

It might not tell you anything you don't know. But then it might.

coindooo, 2 June 2019.

New Economy Movement, NEM (XEM)

altcoinbuzz, 2 June 2019

Debunking Bitcoin Myths, The ‘Intrinsic Value’ Fallacy

8btc, 31 May 2019.

What Is ARK? Introduction To ARK Ecosystem And Token

cryptobriefing, 30 May 2019.

Most of what you've been told about crypto is wrong

Some of it is deliberately deceptive. Much is wrong-headed.

My guide

Free 7-day course on investing in crypto

i.e. How to lose money (not financial advice)

On stepwiser.net


Community driven cryptocurrency PIVX launches foundation for charitable contribution at UN

cryptoninjas, 4 June 2019.

A group of big banks plans to launch its own digital currency within a year

MIT Technology Review, 3 June 2019.

Binance Launches Margin Trading, CoinBase Says It Is Considering It

cryptoglobe, 2 June 2019.

Binance DEX to Block Users From 29 Countries, Including the U.S.

Binance’s decentralized cryptocurrency exchange is reportedly set to start blocking users from the United States and 28 other countries in July of this year, presumably over regulatory concerns over the tokens that can be listed on the platform. This means they won't be able to trade via Binance.org.

cryptoglobe, 2 June 2019.

Only 1.3% Of BTC Transactions Are Actually Payments: 2019 Report

i.e. payments are not the same as transactions.

dcforecasts, 2 June 2019

World Economic Forum Inaugurates Global Blockchain Council and five others

This will be the first international organization dedicated to figuring out how to govern this emerging technology and bringing together people from business, government, academia and NGOs. Members will be among the almost 200 people from over 27 countries meeting for the Inaugural meeting. Blockchain co-chairs: Elizabeth Rossiello from BitPesa and Denis Robitaille from the World Bank.

the-blockchain, 29 May 2019.


Dutch Billionaire Becomes A Victim Of Deceptive FB Crypto Ads

dcforecasts, 8 June 2019.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Set to Investigate Tax Evasion Done Using Crypto

coindoo, 8 June 2019.

Fake Cryptohopper Website Distributes Malware to Steal Crypto

Fraudsters have cloned the website of trading bot maker Cryptohopper to distribute malware to visitors’ computers, Bleeping Computer reported.

finance magnates, 6 June 2019.


The Marshall Islands Is Set To Release National Cryptocurrency

the block crypto, 5 June 2019.

TheVault Partner with NEM (XEM) Foundation to Curb Crypto Fraud

btcmanager, 4 June 2019.

Bahamas National Cryptocurrency Developer Says Startups Essential for Adoption

cointelegraph, 1 June 2019.

Will Startups Push Tokenization in the Bahamas?

livebitcoinnews, 1 June 2019.

Bahamas Central Bank Enters Agreement to Deliver First National Digital Currency by 2020

cointelegraph, 29 May 2019.


Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS Due to Centralization Concerns

altcoinbuzz, 8 June 2019.

GoChain – Product Authenticity and Anti-Counterfeiting

medium, 4 June 2019.

EOS Holders Vote to Reduce the Annual Inflation From 5% to 1%

cointelegraph, 3 June 2019.

Iota Foundation Announces Impeding Removal of the Coordinator, Platform to Become Fully Decentralized

cryptonews, 2 June 2019.

ARK Deployer Lets You Launch A Blockchain In “Minutes”

cryptobriefing, 28 May 2019.

NEWS IOTA users get Pay Per Content plugin for wordpress to monetize content via IOTA, MIOTA, or KIOTA

ambcrypto, 30 May 2019.


Binance Launches Native Trust Wallet on Binance DEX

cointelegraph, 4 June 2019.

Carrefour increases sales after implementation of blockchain tracking technology

crypto reporter, 3 June 2019.


Avenir Suisse Urges Swiss National Bank To Form National Cryptocurrency

ethnews, 5 June 2019.

Major Swiss Telecoms Firm Swisscom to Distribute Tokenized Artwork

cointelegraph, 25 May 2019.

Famous Swiss Watchmaker, Franck Muller Launches the World’s First Bitcoin Watch

the-blockchain, 25 May 2019.

Catch Up

Earlier roundups

17 April 2019

Trade Organization ICC Eyes Blockchain Adoption for Its 45 Million Members
Bitcoin Disrupts France’s Massive $2.5 Trillion Life Insurance Market
Coinbase Launches Crypto Visa Debit Card for UK and EU Customers
Coinbase Soft Launches International Payments with XRP and USDC
XRP Exchange-Traded Product Goes Live on Swiss SIX Exchange

20 March 2019

Nano S Wallet Certified by French Government
Is the Crypto Winter Over? Bitcoin Trading Volume Over $10 Bln
The Price of Bitcoin (BTC) May Not Be Related to Active Addresses
A Blockchain to Connect All Blockchains, Cosmos Is Officially Live
Bitcoin Price Hits Record Sixth Consecutive Month of Losses
Global Bitcoin Trading Using Japanese Yen (JPY) Overtakes the US Dollar (USD)
Abra’s Trading App Lets You Buy Apple & Facebook’s Stock Using Bitcoin
ICOs in Q4 2018 Increased, But Raised 25% Less Than in Q3
New Report Highlights Increasing Decentralization of Bitcoin Mining
US Traders Most Active Across Major Crypto Exchanges
Microsoft Removes 8 Crypto Jacking Apps from its Online Store
20-Year Old Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison After $5 Million Crypto Theft
Hackers’ Total Loot Last Year? $1.7 Billion in Crypto, CipherTrace Says
IOTA: Almost All Tokens From $11 Million Hack Have Been Found
Mt. Gox trustee bank book exposes crypto dumping
QuadrigaCX Reportedly Didn’t Lose Access to Bitcoin Funds – Could it More Than a Mistake?
Malta Tops Crypto Trading Volume But 87% of Reported Data is 'Suspicious'
Iran’s 'Cryptocurrency' Has All the Traits of a Classic Sh*tcoin
Jamaica Stock Exchange to Start Listing Security Tokens
BitMEX is Closing Accounts of Users From Canada and the United States
'Blockchain' Being Used by London Rail Company to 'Incentivize Changes in Passenger Behavior'
Dirty money risks encroach on Estonia's digital utopia
Italy to Launch Blockchain-Based e-Voting System so Citizens Abroad can Vote
Is Cryptocurrency Powering the Explosive Economic Growth in Malta?
 5 February 2019
JPMorgan Reportedly to Launch First U.S. Bank Cryptocurrency
WAX Block Explorer Blazes Trail for Widespread Blockchain Use
Ripple to Provide Its Services to Four More Companies
Ripple Adds 11 New Universities and Extends UBRI Footprint
4500 Stores Worldwide Now Accept XRP for Goods And Services
Tron (TRX) Top Performing Cryptocurrency So Far This Year
MobileGo Review: Introduction to MGO Token
How Risky is it to Invest in BAT in 2019?
ENERGY one will change the way we buy, consume, produce and understand energy
Blockchain researchers are still finding critical vulnerabilities in EOS
Ethereum Creator Says Crypto Projects Like EOS & Tron are 'Centralized Piles of Trash'
Zcash Discloses Vulnerability That Could Have Allowed 'Infinite Counterfeit' Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin Bears Maul Another Victim: Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Lays off a Third of Employees
Coinigy Exchange Review | Reddit Users Speak Out
Insider Insights: Binance Set to Become the World’s First Decentralized Corporation
IBM Blockchain World Wire Launches in 72 Countries
IBM Scores Nationwide Blockchain Deal With France’s Commercial Court Clerks
IBM Completes Blockchain Trial Tracking a 28-Ton Shipment of Oranges
Diamonds Are Blockchain’s Best Friend: How DLT Helps Tracking Gems and Prevents Fraud
Largest Swiss Online Retailer Accepts Bitcoin, Ether, XRP, and Litecoin Payment Option
Crypto Broker AG launches automated 24/7 crypto trading in Switzerland
Major Swiss Stock Exchange SIX to Launch New Blockchain-Powered Digital Exchange
Swiss Cybersecurity Firm Opens Blockchain Center in Geneva
How Blockchain Technology And Decentralization Will Revolutionize The Crowdfunding Industry
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