Crypto News

Crypto stories without the hype

My favourites from the cryptouniverse in the past month.

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

Advice

What is the difference between Token and Coin?betechwise22 May 2021 (LINK)
Algorand (ALGO) Smart Contracts with Few Twists of Model Pioneered by Ethereumthecurrencyanalytics20 May 2021 (LINK)
Setting the record straight on NFTs, the most misunderstood financial advancement in historyventurebeat23 May 2021 (LINK)
The Rise of NFTs: Exploring the Use Cases Beyond the Art Industry cryptopotato16 May 2021 (LINK)
Move Over Chainlink, UNI Might Offer a Better Oraclecryptobriefing12 May 2021 (LINK)
Ethereum: What is it and how is it different from bitcoin?nbcnews10 May 2021 (LINK)
Ethereum cheat sheet: Everything you need to knowtechrepublic10 May 2021 (LINK)
Monero: its uses and how to mine the privacy coin cryptopolitan10 May 2021 (LINK)
Bitcoin's Risk and Return Explained in 7 Amazing Charts (That You've Never Seen Before) medium6 May 2021 (LINK)
Introduction to the world of Bitcoincryptopolitan29 April 2021 (LINK)
Where Can You Use Your Cryptocurrencies as of 2021? — cryptopolitan — 28 April 2021 (LINK)

Range includes shopping, cable TV in the US, Canada and parts of Europe, restaurants and cafes, travel, retirement funds and even mortgages (if you provide a somewhat larger down payment than usual).

Different Colored Candlesticks in Candlestick Chartinginvestopedia22 May 2021 (LINK)
Understanding Basic Candlestick Chartsinvestopedia25 March 2021 (LINK)
Earlier advice

Global

More on the crypto energy debatebitcoinmagazine21 May 2021 (LINK)
Banking System Uses Significantly More Energy Than Bitcoin, Research Showsbitcoin.com17 May 2021 (LINK)
DeFi growth helps push crypto’s share of the global money supply above 2%cointelegraph16 May 2021 (LINK)
The Number of Bitcoin Whales Is At a Yearly Low, Here's Whycryptopotato12 May 2021 (LINK)
Mastercard Payment Index: More Consumers in Three African Countries Plan to Use Crypto Based Payment Methods: Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africasbitcoin12 May 2021 (LINK)
A closer look at the European Investment Bank’s first Ethereum-based bondtheblockcrypto11 May 2021 (LINK)
One of Africa's Oldest Wildlife Conservancies, Virunga National Park, Accepts Crypto Donationsbitcoin10 May 2021 (LINK)
Goldman Sachs Launches New Bitcoin Derivativesu.today6 May 2021 (LINK)
S&P Dow Jones brings bitcoin, ethereum to Wall St with cryptocurrency indexes reuters4 May 2021 (LINK)
VeChain (VET) listed in NASDAQ raises curiosity among beginners looking to invest in Altcoinsthecurrencyanalytics1 May 2021 (LINK)

Crime?

Scam That Wasn't: DeFi100 $32 Million Cryptocurrency Scam Was Fake News And Website Was Hackednews1824 May 2021 (LINK)
France Rejects Russian Request to Extradite BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnikbitcoin.com22 May 2021 (LINK)
Argentinean Police Detain Two People Connected to Alleged Crypto Scam Intense Livebitcoin21 May 2021 (LINK)
'War on Rugs' Crypto Watchdog Group Has Exit Scammed You For Your Own Good, It Claimsdecrypt20 May 2021 (LINK)
Six People Connected to a $36M Crypto Scam Arrested, Scheme Operated From Multiple Locations in Europebitcoin18 May 2021 (LINK)
FTC warns of ten-fold increase in crypto investment scams, with many aimed at young investorstheblockcrypto17 May 2021 (LINK)
Craig Wright Allowed to Serve 16 Bitcoin Developers Over $4B of Stolen BTCcryptopotato12 May 2021 (LINK)

Coins

Elite Group of Seven Crypto Assets Have 'Insane Potential', According to Trader Austin Arnolddailyhodl21 May 2021 (LINK)

ADA, MATIC, ETH, DOT, KSM, AVAX, SUSHI

Stellar Lumens Protocol 17 to Bring Regulated Assets on XLM Blockchainthecurrencyanalytics21 May 2021 (LINK)
Paolo Ardoino CTO of Tether USDT on Avalanche (AVAX) the DeFi Brandthecurrencyanalytics21 May 2021 (LINK)
Theta Network Multiexperience Developmenmst Platforms (MXDP) and Global 1000 Enterprisesthecurrencyanalytics21 May 2021 (LINK)
May update: should you buy or sell Waves (WAVES)?invezz21 May 2021 (LINK)
Bitcoin Amid $40K As Major Altcoins Continue Recovery From Black Wednesdaycryptopotato21 May 2021 (LINK)
Greenpeace USA stops accepting Bitcoin donations due to environmental concernscryptoslate21 May 2021 (LINK)
Coinbase Is Listing Solana, $SOL Surges to Nearly $50cryptoglobe21 May 2021 (LINK)
VeChain (VET) verifies results of a 305 metric tonne plastic clean-up in the oceancryptoslates20 May 2021 (LINK)

VeChain’s 'ToolChain platform' traced the clean-up process, tracking plastic waste from the extraction point, how it was sorted, and when it was delivered at a local waste bank. The platform, based on blockchain technology, secures real-time data and records all the steps within the scope of certification. This enables the company to digitally monitor and audit all plastic collections at all times, notifying all of the involved parties of any irregularities.

Ripple Partners With Egypt’s Largest Bank to Process Cross-Border Transactionscryptoglobe20 May 2021 (LINK)
Algorand Blockchain (ALGO) Integrated with ANote Music and Other Developmentsthecurrencyanalyticss20 May 2021 (LINK)
Algorand (ALGO) is powering the first blockchain-based COVID 'passport' in Latin Americacryptoslate19 May 2021 (LINK)
Nervos Foundation Launches a $50M Blockchain Fund With CMB Internationalcrypto-economy.com19 May 2021 (LINK)
Cardano to Offer Platform for ERC20 Token Convertibilitycryptonewsz18 May 2021 (LINK)
Avalanche (AVAX) the Latest Blockchain to Issue Tether (USDT)btcmanager17s May 2021 (LINK)
EOS Up 46% as Peter Thiel's Block.one Invests $10 Billion in Exchangedecrypt12 May 2021 (LINK)
Balancer Launches Yield Farming Campaign With Latest Upgradecryptobriefing11 May 2021 (LINK)
Tezos, The Sleeping Crypto Giant Awakenscoingape10 May 2021 (LINK)
iExec RLC rallies 400% after big-name collaborations and Coinbase listingcointelegraph10 May 2021 (LINK)
Avalanche Integrates with Ledger for Users to Securely Store AVAXsource10 May 2021 (LINK)
Matic is nearly wiped off of exchanges! What is the effect on the price?ambcrypto9 May 2021 (LINK)
Solana blockchain receives $100M investment from 5 different funds to grow its ecosystemcryptoninjas7 May 2021 (LINK)
Why MOON Tokens are the Future of Mediabitcoinmarketjournal7 May 2021 (LINK)
Qtum price rallies 160% as the project's focus on DeFi pays offcointelegraph7 May 2021 (LINK)
Bitcoin (BTC) Dominance Declining Means Money Flowing in to Altsthecurrencyanalytics1 May 2021 (LINK)

National

The U.S Treasury has called for crypto transfers above $10,000 to be reported to IRScoinnounce21 May 2021 (LINK)
23% of Gen Z in U.S. is investing in memes like Dogecoin (only 9% in NFTs) cryptoslate18 May 2021 (LINK)
Street art NFT exhibition to launch in physical showroom in Riga cointelegraph18 May 2021 (LINK)
Hungary to Cut Tax on Crypto Profits in Half, Down to 15% bitcoin12 May 2021 (LINK)
Many Crypto Assets Are Securities, Says New Head of SEC Gary Gensler dailyhodl8 May 2021 (LINK)
New SEC Chair: Congress Should Consider Regulating Crypto Exchanges decrypt6 May 2021 (LINK)
Cardano and Stellar now tradable at the second-largest German stock exchange finbold7 May 2021 (LINK)
Ripple Inducts 43rd Treasurer of the U.S Rosie Rios to its Board of Directors coingape4 May 2021 (LINK)

Swiss

Swiss Sygnum bank to offer custody for Internet Computer token cointelegraph18 May 2021 (LINK)
Dfinity’s ‘Internet Computer’ token (ICP) launches straight into the top 10 cryptos cryptoslate12 May 2021 (LINK)
UBS is reportedly considering offering cryptocurrency investments to wealthy clients businessinsider10 May 2021 (LINK)
DFINITY Foundation launches its blockchain-powered 'Internet Computer' cryptoninjas7 May 2021 (LINK)

Business

Goldman Sachs Explores Crypto as an Asset Class, Reconsidering Old Stances cryptopotato23 May 2021 (LINK)
Ledger Reports 500% Increase In Revenue cryptocoin20 May 2021 (LINK)
Coinbase faced with technical issues amid crypto crash cryptopolitan19 May 2021 (LINK)
Bank of America joins Paxos's blockchain-based settlement network for equities theblockcrypto17 May 2021 (LINK)
Square Will Not Be Purchasing Any more BTC livebitcoinnews16 May 2021 (LINK)
Crypto.com becomes first cryptocurrency platform to receive MFSA Class 3 license cointelegraph12 May 2021 (LINK)
MoneyGram to allow retail Bitcoin buying in the US cointelegraph12 May 2021 (LINK)
DeFi lending platform Aave reveals 'permissioned pool' for institutions cointelegraph12 May 2021 (LINK)
Palantir to Accept Bitcoin for Services, Considers Keeping BTC on Its Balance Sheet bitcoin11 May 2021 (LINK)
Bitcoin Mining Operation Bitfarms to be Listed on Nasdaq Following DTC Eligibility bitcoin9 May 2021 (LINK)
Binance and Coinbase Both Say They Have No Headquarters—That's True and Untrue decrypt.co9 May 2021 (LINK)
All That Crypto You Bought Through PayPal? It Ain’t Yours… livebitcoinnews8 May 2021 (LINK)
Auction house Sotheby's announces its second NFT sale set for June theblockcrypto6 May 2021 (LINK)
Auction giant Sotheby's to accept BTC and ETH as payment via Coinbasecointelegraph4 May 2021 (LINK)
Revolut Finance App Confirms Enabling Bitcoin Withdrawals, Says More Crypto Would be Added Soon coingape2 May 2021 (LINK)

On the Wild Side (includes prices and predictions)

China's bitcoin crackdown comment sparks USDT sell-off on OTC desks theblockcrypto23 May 2021 (LINK)
Crypto Lending Platform Accidentally Sends Users Millions of Dollars in Bitcoin dailyhodl21 May 2021 (LINK)
Elon Musk Clarifies That He Hasn't And Won't Sell His DOGE Holdings — Hints At Dogecoin Hitting $1 zycrypto21 May 2021 (LINK)
Cardano traders raking yields from price dips cryptopolitan21 May 2021 (LINK)
Crypto traders create $STOPELON to stop Elon Musk's influence on the crypto market cryptopolitan20 May 2021 (LINK)

"STOPELON will avoid losing value due to Musk's speculations. The cryptocurrency has increased in value in less than one week: in a few hours, it rose by 4,000%." On 21 May it was up 29,963% in 24 hours.

Crypto market sees the biggest crash of 2021 as BTC briefly falls to $31,000 coinnounce19 May 2021 (LINK)
5 Reasons for the Crypto Market's $500 Billion Bloodbath decrypt19 May 2021 (LINK)
Amid the Bitcoin Fiasco: Elon Musk No Longer the World's Second-Richest Person cryptopotatos18 May 2021 (LINK)
Bitcoin, Dsogecoin lead wipeout of over half a trillion dollars in manic Monday for crypto marketwatch17 May 2021 (LINK)
XRP, HBAR, BCH, EOS, ZEC, ETH and LTC: when you're looking to buy the dip, which of these alts make the cut? ambcrypto16 May 2021 (LINK)
If you bought Dogecoin at the top, what are your options? ambcrypto12 May 2021 (LINK)

"IntoTheBlock's In-Out of the money around the current price shows that from active wallets holding positions around the current price, 87% overall have negative ROI. Traders are anticipating that, unlike XRP, DOGE will recover from the price drop since there is high social engagement and concentration by large HODLers."

eBay Now Allows the Sale of NFTs on its Platform cryptopotato11 May 2021 (LINK)
New York Seeks Stoppage on Bitcoin Mining Projects to Study Atmospheric Damage livebitcoinnews8 May 2021 (LINK)
Crypto Gambling with Stellar – Now on 1xBit cryptoglobe7 May 2021 (LINK)
Forget Dogecoin, These Coins Are 2021's Biggest Gainers bitcoinist3 May 2021 (LINK)

Catch Up

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