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Hive Blockchain bought 6,400 Canaan ASIC miners to increase hashrate to 1.22 Eh / s

Hive Blockchain bought 6,400 Canaan ASIC miners to increase hashrate to 1.22 Eh / s

Canadian mining company Hive Blockchain bought 6,400 Canaan ASIC miners, increasing the firm’s total hashing power to 1.22 Eh / s by the end of 2021.

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Janet Yellen: “cryptocurrencies are a special problem for law enforcement”

Janet Yellen: “cryptocurrencies are a special problem for law enforcement”

Economist and candidate for the post of US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (Janet Yellen) expressed concern about the use of digital assets for criminal purposes.

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Bank of France tested digital currency for interbank settlements

Bank of France tested digital currency for interbank settlements

The Bank of France announced the successful completion of testing a digital currency for interbank settlements using the Iznes blockchain platform.

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Messari: China Maintains Leadership in Cryptocurrency Industry Despite Regulation

Messari: China Maintains Leadership in Cryptocurrency Industry Despite Regulation

China remains the most active region in the cryptocurrency industry, with Chinese miners controlling 65% of Bitcoin’s hashrate, according to a new report from analyst firm Messari.

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Chainalysis: The share of illegal cryptocurrency transactions has dropped significantly in 2020

Chainalysis: The share of illegal cryptocurrency transactions has dropped significantly in 2020

According to the analytical company Chainalysis, last year the share of cryptocurrency transactions related to illegal activities dropped markedly – from 2.1% in 2019 to 0.34% in 2020.

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Huobi Global will add support for settlements in euros and British pounds

Huobi Global will add support for settlements in euros and British pounds

Exchange Huobi Global has partnered with regulated payment service BCB Group to add support for instant payments in Pounds Sterling and Euros for its customers.

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Joker’s Stash darknet market to close next month

Joker’s Stash darknet market to close next month

Darknet operator Joker’s Stash for selling bank card data announced its closure next month. According to Gemini Advisory, the site’s revenue was over $ 1 billion in BTC.

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Ruffer Investment: bitcoin is at the root of institutional adoption

Ruffer Investment: bitcoin is at the root of institutional adoption

UK-based investment firm Ruffer Investment Company, which has invested heavily in bitcoin, expects to see more institutional adoption of the first cryptocurrency in the coming years.

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Ethereum developers update Berlin hard fork specifications

Ethereum developers update Berlin hard fork specifications

Ethereum developer James Hancock has released an updated specification for the Berlin hard fork with five Ethereum Improvement Proposals 1.0 (EIP).

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Bitstamp implements additional verification for users from the Netherlands

Bitstamp implements additional verification for users from the Netherlands

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has banned users from the Netherlands from withdrawing cryptocurrencies to third-party addresses without prior verification confirming the ownership of the wallets.