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6 Crypto Websites Blocked by Russia’s Media Watchdog, Including Major News Outlet

[ad_1] In what seems to be another episode in a long-running campaign, the Russian telecom regulator has restricted access to at least six websites posting content related to cryptocurrencies. Тhe forum section of Bits.media, a leading crypto news outlet, is among the internet pages that have been blacklisted this month. Also read: Russians Can Use Qiwi, Sberbank, Yandex Money and Now Binance P2P Exchange to Buy Bitcoin With Rubles Roskomnadzor
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Rumors of Bitcoin’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

[ad_1] According to the Bitcoin Obituary Page, Bitcoin died 379 times between 2010-2019 of an astonishing array of causes. The number is undoubtedly understated since it is based on a limited sample of obituaries. Despite the glee with which the corpses of Bitcoin are contemplated, however, cryptocurrency thrives because it continues to fill the human need for privacy and financial control. Also read: A Sea Change to Crypto Hits America,
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Industry Execs Claim Freshly Minted ‘Virgin Bitcoins’ Fetch 20% Premium

[ad_1] A few blockchain surveillance companies like Cyphertrace have recently published reports on criminal activities tied to bitcoin usage and the studies mentioned the topic of “virgin bitcoins.” According to industry executives, freshly minted bitcoins with no transaction history can sell for a 10-20% premium compared to coins sold on the open market. Even though the subject of ‘clean’ and ‘tainted’ bitcoins is debatable, the following editorial is a look
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DLT Can Improve the Global Financial System

[ad_1] On March 7, three monetary and cryptocurrency experts discussed the challenges and prospects of central bank-issued digital currencies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Bitcoin Expo 2020.The panelists acknowledged that distributed ledger technologies (DLT) could improve the existing global monetary system, however, argued that significant challenges persist regarding the privacy, interoperability, and scalability of blockchains.IMF official: central banks must not rush to adopt DLTSonja Davidovic, an economist with
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India Ban Overturned, BTC Owners Warned They’ll Lose Everything, Hodler’s Digest, Mar. 2–8

[ad_1] Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This WeekIndia’s Supreme Court overturns controversial ban on banks servicing crypto firmsThere’s a lot to chew concerning movements in the crypto markets, but the first story is
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CryptoKitties’ Dieter Shirley on Breaking Ethereum and NFTs

[ad_1] On March 5, Dapper Labs, the team behind the popular blockchain game CryptoKitties, launched ‘Flow Playground’ — an interactive platform allowing developers to experiment with creating non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and smart contracts on the company’s forthcoming Flow blockchain.Cointelegraph spoke to Dapper Labs co-founder and CryptoKitties co-creator Dieter Shirley on the launch of Flow Playground, the lessons he learned from breaking Ethereum with CryptoKitties, and his advice for aspiring developers
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Bitcoin Market Now 100x Smaller Than Negative Yield Bond Market

[ad_1] Recent research shows as much as 27% of bonds offer negative yields. The market is now 100x larger than the size of the Bitcoin market. Bond Market 100X Larger than Bitcoin Market Cap Bonds have always been a low-risk, low-yield asset. Now, as stock markets still teeter near highs, bonds are back in fashion. But based on Deutsche Bank research, as much as 27% of debt instruments have negative
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Bitcoin Price Consolidating, is a Big Move About to Happen?

[ad_1] Bitcoin price continues to look bearish, yet activity and investing interest continues to grow. Analysts are optimistic about the market recovering continuing, but when will the bulls return?  MARCH SEES SLIGHT BITCOIN PRICE GAIN Bitcoin began a correction on February 20th, which frustrated many investors hoping to see it remain above USD $10k. Nevertheless, the price has slowly moved up since the beginning of March. The flagship cryptocurrency is
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Countries That First Outlawed Crypto but Then Embraced It

[ad_1] As time progresses, the revolution of peer-to-peer digital currencies picks up speed. Now, countries like India and Iran, which previously had a harsh legal stance on cryptocurrencies, are warming up to the idea of adopting them. In India, for instance, the Supreme Court has struck down a blanket ban that was placed on banks dealing with crypto-related businesses back in April 2018. In Iran — while the country’s central bank
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Diversity and Inclusion Major Themes at Hyperledger Global Forum 2020

[ad_1] Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 took place March 3-6 in Phoenix, Arizona, bringing together hundreds of attendees from the Hyperledger community. While enterprise blockchains, open-source projects, and other subject matters were discussed, diversity and inclusion served as the underlying theme of the conference.Fortune 500 consulting firm, Accenture, sponsored a diversity happy hour on the opening night of Hyperledger Forum. This event served to raise awareness for inclusion in the blockchain