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US Investor Backs up Telegram’s Claim of Completing $1.2B Refund

[ad_1] Telegram, the creator of the failed Gram (GRM) token and the Telegram Open Network, or TON, was well into investor reimbursement weeks before a court in the United States ruled that the firm had to return $1.2 billion.A U.S.-based TON investor tells Cointelegraph that he got his 72% refund from Telegram in late May 2020. According to a bank statement seen by Cointelegraph, the investor received $7.2 million out
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PayPal Dabbling in Crypto Could Make BTC a Mainstream Payment Option

[ad_1] Earlier this month, global payments giant PayPal was rumored to be considering listing crypto assets on its platform, which is estimated to have around 325 million active accounts worldwide.The company is currently hiring crypto and blockchain specialists, meaning that its potential arrival could be more than a wild guess. But what does PayPal’s apparent interest in crypto mean for the industry, and how well does it align with the
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How Brands Take Blockchain From Niche to Normal – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] Dapper Labs – the company behind CryptoKitties – has a simple mission. They want to introduce a billion people to blockchain.“The reason we decided to go for entertainment — specifically games — is because we felt that it’s just a much easier way to introduce folks to decentralization,” explains co-founder Mik Naayem. “Gamers are the perfect target market as they already understand virtual currencies and virtual worlds.”In November 2017
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Ebang Hits Nasdaq IPO Running With Ambitious Expansion Plan

[ad_1] On June 26, Chinese firm Ebang was listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker EBON, becoming the second Bitcoin (BTC) mining manufacturer to go public on a United States stock exchange.The company intends to secure up to $125 million in the offering and follow up with an ambitious enlargement — namely, it plans to open up a cryptocurrency exchange and mining farms. So, what does going public
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Why Animism Gives Japanese Characters a NiFTy Head Start on the Blockchain – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] Anime is for kids? Think again.As you grew older, perhaps you felt the need to “put away childish things”, as the verse from Corinthians admonishes us to do. You graduated from picture books to literature, from nursery rhymes to Nirvana, from the simple to the complex. It’s the adult thing to do.Yet anime, the cartoon-ish art form sometimes known as Japanimation, is not childish in either its origins or its
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Russia Lifts 2-Year Telegram Ban as Questions Over Security Surface

[ad_1] In a sudden turn of events, Russia’s communications watchdog — Roskomnadzor — issued a public statement on June 18, announcing that it has lifted its ban on the popular messaging app Telegram. This decision comes after a two-year period of the Russian government unsuccessfully attempting to block the popular social media messaging app and its various activities within its borders.On the matter, a number of local media outlets claimed
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News of Chinese Banks’ Crypto Crackdown Greatly Exaggerated

[ad_1] It was reported last week that thousands of bank accounts belonging to Chinese over-the-counter cryptocurrency traders were recently frozen by law enforcement. The police claimed that this was part of a wider investigation into illegal activities, such as money laundering. Reports noted that these investigations specifically targeted OTC trades using the stablecoin Tether (USDT).According to Sonny Wang, the head of Longmen Capital Japan, this was merely part of an
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Why the ICO Boom in China Refuses to Die – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] For many people involved in the international crypto space, the idea of throwing valuable Ether tokens at comically named blockchain projects in anticipation of unworldly profits now seems a laughable and distant memory. There is little doubt that what we experienced with the 2017-2018 Initial Coin Offering (ICO) mania was a once-in-a-generation phenomenon, the somber aftermath of which will perhaps live longer in the memory than the euphoria of December
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Blowing Off Steemit with Andrew Levine – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] “Steemitans and Twitterers, after four beautiful years, I have sold Steemit to @justinsuntron. AMA tomorrow at 9am PT.” Ned Scott, ex-CEO of Steemit, is not the first crypto founder to sell to Justin Sun. He likely won’t be the last. But his now-deleted tweet rivals the most controversial blockchain announcements of recent years.“I have to say that I feel a bit of guilt in retrospect, because I think that my
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Bitcoin Rises as Economic Centralization Falls – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] Among the great sages of the ancient world, there once dwelt a mystic who the ancients heralded as the Мaster of Мasters, the Great-great or the Thrice-greatest Hermes Trismegistus. This man, if man indeed he was, is the author of the Corpus Hermeticum, the discoverer of alchemy, the founder of astrology, and the forebear of occult wisdom. The Egyptians deified the Thrice-greatest as the God of wisdom Thoth, while the