# 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 the past month.

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


= encouraging more acceptance/watch out for FOMO, = negative/watch out for FUD

A Gentle Introduction To The Lightning Networkbitcoinmagazine27 August 2021 (LINK)
Is the Price of Bitcoin Based on Anything at All? The cryptocurrency market's reliance on Tether is a recipe for disastermedium22 August 2021 (LINK)
These are the 5 must-follow rules when investing in bitcoin, according to Fundstrat's Tom Leesource22 August 2021 (LINK)
Trading fees across spot exchangessource20 August 2021 (LINK)

"Luno, Liquid, Binance US, and FTX are the cheapest spot exchanges overall. FTX is the cheapest exchange for retail traders. Huobi, Gemini, Bitstamp, and Coinbase are the most expensive exchanges."

NFTs are a game changer for independent artists and musicianscointelegraph1 August 2021 (LINK)
How Bitcoin Solves The Store Of Value Problembitcoinmagazine1 August 2021 (LINK)
Earlier advice


Google takes down eight fake crypto-mining apps from its Play Store, several remaincoinnounce26 August 2021 (LINK)
Bankers Issue 'Seismic' Warning : Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB, Cardano And XRP Could Replace The Dollar In Just Five Years As Crypto Market Price Adds $1 Trillion (podcast)forbes23 August 2021 (LINK)
Binance announces mandatory, immediate KYC for all citing 'user protection'ambcrypto20 August 2021 (LINK)
Ethereum Fees Highest Since May as NFT Craze Continuescryptonews18 August 2021 (LINK)
In 2014, Selected MIT Students Got $100 Of Free BTC. What Did They Do With It? Three out of 4 hodled: their BTC is now worth $13.5Ksource18 August 2021 (LINK)
Ukraine's Ministry of Digital Transformation's employees may be first in country to get their salaries in cryptosource18 August 2021 (LINK)
Bank of America Sees Long Road Ahead for Coinbase to Become the 'Amazon of Crypto Assets' news.bitcoin.com17 August 2021 (LINK)
Dark Web Criminals Have Built a Tool That Checks for Dirty Bitcoindecrypt15 August 2021 (LINK)
Crypto Market Cap Inches Closer To $2 Trillion, What To Expect From The Marketnewsbtc10 August 2021 (LINK)


Hacker returns all $610 million in cryptocurrency stolen in cyberattackcnet23 August 2021 (LINK)
Swedish Government Returns Over $1 Million in Bitcoin to Drug Dealerdecrypt.co20 August 2021 (LINK)
China's Central Bank Clamps Down on 11 Crypto Firms in Shenzhendecrypt.co18 August 2021 (LINK)
Poly Network Hacked, Loses $610 Million in Crypto Funds Only to Get Half of It Backlivebitcoinnews15 August 2021 (LINK)
Darknet Drug Dealer Allegedly Laundered $136M Worth Of BTCdcforecasts15 August 2021 (LINK)
UK police seize USB stick with $9.5 million in ETH from crypto scam operatorsfinbold15 August 2021 (LINK)
DeFi Lender In Trouble: SEC Charges Perpetrators For Raising $30 Million Illegallybitcoinist10 August 2021 (LINK)
Poloniex exchange agrees to $10m SEC fine for operating unregistered cryptocryptopolitan9 August 2021 (LINK)
Israel: 8 Years in Prison for Stealing DASH Coins Worth $6.8 Million from friendcryptopotato9 August 2021 (LINK)
SEC claims first enforcement action in $30M fraud case involving DeFi projectcointelegraph6 August 2021 (LINK)
Alleged Tether (USDT) 'shadow banker' set for 2022 trialcryptoslate6 August 2021 (LINK)
DeFi Project Popsicle Finance Suffers $25 Million Attackcryptobriefing4 August 2021 (LINK)
Former Monero Lead Developer Arrested for Fraud Unrelated to XMRcryptopotato3 August 2021 (LINK)


3 reasons why Tezos (XTZ) price has gained 85% this monthcointelegraph28 August 2021 (LINK)
Cardano: Alonzo Enters Final Stage, Smart Contracts On The Horizonnewsbtc28 August 2021 (LINK)
USDC: reserves in cash and Treasury only (podcast)cryptonomist24 August 2021 (LINK)
Solana ($SOL) Up Over 21%, Analyst Says 'Reaching for All Time Highs Soon'cryptoglobe15 August 2021 (LINK)
Tether is more than two-thirds controlled by only 2 companies, Alameda and Cumberlandccnews2415 August 2021 (LINK)
Stellar-powered remittance corridor between 27 EU countries and Thailand goes livefinbold13 August 2021 (LINK)
Save the Children Senior Advisor: We Chose ADA Because Its Backed by the Cardano Foundationbitcoin10 August 2021 (LINK)
Bitcoin investment products still suffering outflows despite price recoverycointelegraph10 August 2021 (LINK)
Latest Tether Report Says USDT Is 10% Backed by Cashcryptobriefing9 August 2021 (LINK)
Newly Discovered Monero (XMR) Glitch Will Negatively Affect Transaction's Privacynewsbtc6 August 2021 (LINK)
Elrond Becomes First Carbon Negative Blockchain in Europecryptopotato6 August 2021 (LINK)
Tezos Completes Seventh Forkless Upgrade With Introduction Of Granadazycrypto6 August 2021 (LINK)
Craig Wright's Bitcoin SV Price Holds Despite 51% Attackcryptobriefing4 August 2021 (LINK)
Cardano ($ADA) Is Finally Getting Listed in Japancryptoglobe3 August 2021 (LINK)
Founder Zooko Wilcox advocates that Zcash should move to proof of staketheblockcrypto3 August 2021 (LINK)


UK's Financial Conduct Authority has declared Binance to be Compliantthecurrencyanalytics28 August 2021 (LINK)
Jamaica's Central Bank to Roll Out Digital Currency Next Monthcryptoknowmics27 August 2021 (LINK)
Cuba becomes the latest country to authorise and regulate cryptocurrencies like Bitcoineuronews27 August 2021 (LINK)
Binance incapable of effective supervision, British regulator statescointelegraph26 August 2021 (LINK)
24 Crypto Exchanges to Close in South Korea – and 18 More Could Followcryptonews26 August 2021 (LINK)
U.S. Congress Introduced 18 Bills Regarding Cryptocurrency Assets in 2021bitcoinist23 August 2021 (LINK)
U.S. SEC boss says DeFi platforms are 'highly centralized' and will need to registercointelegraph20 August 2021 (LINK)
Vietnam has the highest number of crypto holders – Finder pollcryptopolitan15 August 2021 (LINK)
Crypto compromise dies in the Senate due to last-minute defense spending proposaltheblockcrypto9 August 2021 (LINK)
America Braces For Coders Exodustrustnodes9 August 2021 (LINK)
London Law Firms Launch Global Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Networkcoingape9 August 2021 (LINK)
Dueling amendments on crypto tax reporting become key battleground in Senate infrastructure billtheblockcrypto6 August 2021 (LINK)
Crypto Community Unites to Halt Controversial Tax Plancryptobriefing6 August 2021 (LINK)
Government To Legalize Cryptocurrency Payments In Ukrainecoingape6 August 2021 (LINK)
South Korea will shut down a dozen of crypto exchanges amid new regulationssource7 August 2021 (LINK)
U.S. SEC boss Gary Gensler: Clear Regulations Needed for Mainstream Crypto Adoptionbtcmanager4 August 2021 (LINK)
Crypto Provision In Infrastructure Bill May Force Bitcoin Miners And Blockchain Companies To Flee U.S.forbes3 August 2021 (LINK)
Singapore grants first regulatory in-principle approval to crypto exchangecointelegraph3 August 2021 (LINK)


Swiss Fintech Trio Enabled Asset Tokenization via Tezos: XTZ Spikes 15%cryptopotato24 August 2021 (LINK)
Switzerland's Leonteq Offers Crypto Assets to Investors in Germany and Austria bitcoin.com12 August 2021 (LINK)
Switzerland Blockchain Company Bitcci 'Is the Next Gem in the Blockchain Industry'cryptoglobe10 August 2021 (LINK)


Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance Denies It Ever Manipulated Crypto Marketszycrypto25 August 2021 (LINK)
Coinbase to Buy $500M of Cryptocurrencies and Invest 10% of Profits, Says CEOcryptopotato20 August 2021 (LINK)
US banking giant Wells Fargo files for a Bitcoin fundcoinnounce20 August 2021 (LINK)
Binance reveals new appointment to make 'wider industry a safer place'ambcrypto18 August 2021 (LINK)
Critical vulnerability found in SushiSwap put $350 million at riskcryptoslate18 August 2021 (LINK)
Alex Saunders again under fire after virtual HQ in Decentraland fails to launchcointelegraph17 August 2021 (LINK)
Cake Wallet Brings Unstoppable's Readable Usernames to Its Crypto Walletscoindesk11 August 2021 (LINK)
Lootboy and Signum reframe gaming industry through sustainable blockchainambcrypto10 August 2021 (LINK)
AMC Entertainment is planning to accept Bitcoin payments for movie tickets by 2022coinnounce10 August 2021 (LINK)
USDC's Circle is becoming a commercial bankcoingeek9 August 2021 (LINK)
Coinbase partners with Apple Pay to offer crypto servicescryptopolitan9 August 2021 (LINK)
Circle Envisions Becoming a Digital Currency Bank In the U.S.coingape9 August 2021 (LINK)
Brian Brooks Leaves Binance US, Citing 'Differences' With the Board — Just As The Head of Binance Brazil Did 3 Weeks Agocryptopotato7 August 2021 (LINK)
Binance Restricts Crypto Derivatives Products in Hong Kong, Existing Positions Have 90 Days to Closebitcoin7 August 2021 (LINK)
Google running crypto ads again as new policy goes into effectcointelegraph4 August 2021 (LINK)
National Fast Food Chain Quiznos To Accept Bitcoin This Monthbitcoinmagazine3 August 2021 (LINK)
Wells Fargo Starts Offering Crypto Investments to Clientsbitcoin3 August 2021 (LINK)

On the Wild Side (includes prices and predictions)

Cardano defies Peter Brandt's 90% crash warning, ADA price doubles to new highcointelegraph20 August 2021 (LINK)
ChilliSwap sells its first ever artist approved physical token "Ambition Man"ambcrypto9 August 2021 (LINK)
DeFine [DFA], the first project from Huobi Primepool, hikes by 3476% in 5 minutescryptocompare7 August 2021 (LINK)
Someone Bought a CryptoPunks NFT for $443 three years ago, Sold It for $4.4 Million in Ethereumdecrypt6 August 2021 (LINK)
BAT Holds Possibility to Reclaim Its All-time Highcryptonewsz3 August 2021 (LINK)

Catch Up

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