Craig Wright’s WikiLeaks Claims Contradicted by His Own 2011 Posts

Craig Wright claims he doesn’t want groups like WikiLeaks to accept Bitcoin, but his own internet posts from 2011 suggest otherwise. In his latest blog post, Craig Wright claimed that he (as Satoshi Nakamoto) never wanted WikiLeaks to use Bitcoin. On March 31st he wrote: “I’m not the anarchist they want, nor have I ever been anything like one. You see, I didn’t want WikiLeaks to use Bitcoin because I didn’t like what they stood for.” However, publicly available web links from July 2011 suggest this was not the case.…

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Bitcoin Likely to Become The New Normal For Gen Z

The Rich Dad, Poor Dad author has called Bitcoin the “people’s money” while Sylvain Saurel says Gen Z will see Bitcoin as “normal”. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, assets, bonds, stocks, and fiat currencies across the world have dropped substantially in value. But as the crisis deepens, people from different generations are starting to realize the true value of Bitcoin. Robert Kiyosaki, the author of international bestseller ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ has promoted Bitcoin for two days in a row on Twitter.  Robert called Bitcoin the “people’s money”…

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CryptoKitties Devs Secure Patent for NBA Digital Tokens

The company behind CryptoKitties has secured a patent to create digital tokens in partnership with the National Basketball Association. Dapper Labs, the company behind the blockchain-based game CryptoKitties, has obtained a patent in Brazil enabling them to create collectible digital tokens in partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA).  According to the March 24 edition of the Intellectual Property Magazine of Rio de Janeiro, Dapper Labs now has the rights to use NBA branding — including photos of players and games — for its collectibles in Brazil. The program, called…

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Crypto Friendly Laws Help Boerse Stuttgart’s App Top 100,000 Users

The crypto trading app of Germany’s second-largest stock exchange has reached 100,000 users in 14 months of operation. The cryptocurrency trading app of Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart, exceeded 100,000 users on March 30 amid increasingly permissive regulations in the country. The Bison app, which launched on Jan. 31st, 2019, has attracted a six-figure user base in just 14 months. Bison users grow 40% during Q1 2020 Ulli Spankowski, the chief executive of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures subsidiary and developer of the Bison app, Sowa Lab GmbH, notes that…

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Bison Trails Provides Support for NuCypher Protocol

Bison Trails has announced it will support NuCypher’s protocol and that users can run nodes through the network. Blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service company, Bison Trails, announced support for the NuCypher network, as well as its permissionless token distribution system, WorkLock, on April 2. According to the announcement, the Libra Association member assured users that anyone would be able to run nodes and participate in the NuCypher network on the Bison Trails platform. NuCypher’s use cases The network is based on three use cases: secret management, dynamic access control, and secure computation. The company…

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‘Wahoo!’ Australian Taxpayers Alliance Exec Excited to Buy Bitcoin

The director of policy at the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance has purchased her first Bitcoin, triggering excitement in the crypto community. A top executive from a prominent Australian taxpayer group has publicly endorsed the world’s biggest cryptocurrency by announcing her first ever Bitcoin purchase. Emilie Dye, director of policy at the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, or ATA, tweeted on April 1 that she had bought her first Bitcoin: “Today, I made my first Bitcoin purchase. Wahoo!” This triggered excitement in the crypto community, with the tweet amassing about 5,900 likes as of…

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$8.5K Then $3K — This Trader’s Bitcoin Price Call Is Playing Out to a T

Bitcoin price has shown a strong recovery over the past two weeks but there is still a chance that a rally to $8,500 could be a bull trap. The Bitcoin price (BTC) has recovered strongly from $5,200 to $7,200 in the past two weeks, despite the declining appetite for high-risk assets including single-stocks and cryptocurrencies.  One prominent trader predicted the entire price movement of Bitcoin since its initial drop from $10,500 to sub-$6,000, and in the medium-term, the digital asset’s trend remains gloomy. Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360…

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Stellar Will Give 2.5 Million Lumens To Charities to Help During Crisis

The Stellar Development Foundation will give away up to 2.5 million Lumens to charities to help during the crisis. The Stellar Development Foundation has committed up to 2.5 million Lumens to six non-profit organizations to help out during the coronavirus crisis — and they’re calling on the community to help.  The SDF will kick the initiative off by donating 100,000 XLM each to six charities, with the remaining funds used to match community contributions on a one-to-one basis throughout April.  Strong balance sheet SDF CEO Denelle Dixon told Cointelegraph the…

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Merchant Services, Gambling, and Darknets: Coronavirus Economy Stunts Cryptocurrency Spending

A lot has changed since the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe as it has caused a wide range of negative effects on the world’s economy. On March 30, the blockchain surveillance firm Chainalysis published a report that shows how the cryptoconomy is faring from merchant acceptance to gambling, and darknet purchases as well. The researcher’s study highlights that the covid-19 environment has “brought about a significant change” by impacting crypto-based spending habits. Also read: Tiger King’s Archnemesis Big Cat Rescue Accepts Bitcoin Covid-19 Effects on the Global Economy Caused a…

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New Tron Partnership Lets Gamers Earn Crypto for Streaming

Tron partners with gaming platform, Refereum, paving the way for TRX and BTT rewards. Refereum, a blockchain-based platform that rewards users for video game engagement and streaming, has partnered with Tron.  The collaboration allows Refereum to pay out its video game streaming users in Tron’s TRX coin, and BitTorrent’s BTT token, said an April 2 statement provided to Cointelegraph.   Partnerships, more partnerships, and purchases Tron bought software company, BitTorrent Inc, in 2018. BitTorrent also utilizes an associated crypto asset called BTT, which is built on Tron’s blockchain. Refereum teamed up…

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