Popularity of Brave’s Crypto-Enabled Browser Doubles, 15 Million Active Users

Brave browser popularity is up 125% since last year. Moreover, its ad programs are thriving. With sustained growth, Brave could replace Chrome as the web’s most popular browser. Key Takeaways Now, over 15 million people used Brave’s crypto-powered web browser. More than 1,500 ad campaigns have been run through the browser. Brave also continues to […]

5 Ways to Reduce Risks for Customers in Case Bitcoin Exchange Fails

Source: Adobe/Getty Gallery Amending laws to accommodate the nature of cryptoassets, tracing on-chain transactions, and prohibiting the re-use of deposited bitcoin (BTC) are some of the ways to reduce risks in case a custodian sinks, according to researchers from the Netherlands’ Leiden University. Their recent paper looks into depositing cryptoasset with crypto custodians like centralized […]

Bitcoin Crashes to $9,000, Indicators Point to a Rebound

Over $102 million in long positions were liquidated on BitMEX, pushing Bitcoin into another period of turbulence. Key Takeaways Bitcoin took a $1,000 nosedive that erased this week’s gains in a matter of minutes. Despite the massive bearish impulse, there is a major support level that could prevent further losses. If this barrier continues to […]

Payment-Centric Projects Bring Blockchain to People – Blockdaemon CEO

Source: Adobe/Rostislav Sedlacek Payment-centric projects are the ever-larger focus of Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure platform for node management, as these bring blockchain to the masses, CEO and Founder Konstantin Richter told Cryptonews.com, noting that Celo and Libra have fundamental differences. Blockdaemon is “spending more and more time working on payment-centric projects, because we see the […]

3 Experts on 3 Ways to Compare Cryptoassets

Source: Adobe/mihakonceptcorn Dispersion of coins, order book data, and traditional customer growth metrics are three useful ways to compare cryptoassets, according to three crypto industry players. On Monday, during a panel at Messari’s Mainnet event, Kaiko CEO Ambre Soubiran, Coin Metrics Co-founder Nic Carter, and Flipside Crypto CEO Dave Balter discussed on how blockchain data […]

Russia Leads Global BTC Trading on LocalBitcoins for 2nd Month in a Row

Despite local cryptocurrency uncertainty, Russia is strengthening its leadership on major peer-to-peer exchange LocalBitcoins in the share of Bitcoin (BTC) trading volumes. Russia has traded the most Bitcoin on LocalBitcoins exchange for two consecutive months, April and May 2020, according to an analysis by crypto media startup CryptoDiffer. Russia trades nearly twice as much BTC […]

Ethereum’s Layers, Mining moves, Swiss Bitcoin Banking + More News

Source: Adobe/New Africa Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Blockchain news Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin said that the initial deployment of Ethereum’s layer 2 scaling strategy has “basically” succeeded, and what now remains to be done […]

Bitcoin Drops Below USD 10,000, Erases 24 Hour Gains in Minutes

Source: Adobe/AlekseyIvanov After staying above USD 10,000 for around half a day, bitcoin (BTC) dropped below this important level once again, in 10 minutes erasing all its gains in the past 24 hours. (Updated at 15:51 UTC: updates throughout the entire article). At pixel time (15:07 UTC), BTC trades at USD 9,557 and is unchanged […]

US Investors in Tezos’s 2017 ICO May Be Eligible for $25M Settlement

Investors who participated in Tezos’s (XTZ) initial coin offering between July 1, 2017, and July 13, 2017, have been notified that they may be eligible for a share of the proposed $25 million settlement to an ongoing class-action lawsuit alleging securities violations. What may comprise the case’s final settlement hearing is set to take place on Aug. […]

Bitcoin Rises as Economic Centralization Falls – Cointelegraph Magazine

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 a man indeed he was, was the author of the Corpus Hermeticum, the discoverer of alchemy, the founder of astrology and the forebear […]