Tencent Registers Advertising, Fund Management Blockchain Patents

Source: Adobe/piter2121 Chinese business giant Tencent has registered a series of new blockchain patents, according to a new report – a possible hint that the company is on the verge of launching a series of new blockchain-related operations. Per the Securities Times (via EGSEA), the Shenzen-based company, whose core business areas are IT services and […]

Wirecard “Deceived” Auditors About Missing $2 Billion, According to EY

Key Takeaways Wirecard is missing $2 billion from its balance sheet. The company is responsible for issuing notable crypto payment cards from Crypto.com, TenX, and Wirex. Customers of those cards will not be directly affected. Share this article Wirecard, a popular payment processor and debit card issuer for crypto cards, is unable to locate 1.9 billion […]

DeFi Protocol Compound Pumps After Coinbase Listing, COMP Prices Double

Key Takeaways Coinbase Pro revealed its preparing to list Compound on its retail platform on June 22. The announcement saw a significant number of investors buy COMP in anticipation of the listing. In the last few hours, this cryptocurrency surged over 200% and it may have more room to go up. The DeFi news category […]

Austria to Put Ardor Blockchain-Based Comms in Citizens’ Hands

Source: Adobe/LuckyStep A child chain called Ignis by software company Jelurida will be a part of a new project – QualiSig – that has for a goal secure, blockchain-based communication between Austrian authorities, the country’s institutions and citizens in the times of the pandemic. Data control will be the responsibility of citizens. Jelurida develops and […]

Crypto Deriviatives Exchange Phemex Launches 1 Bitcoin Video Contest

Share this article Phemex, an emerging Singapore-based cryptocurrency and derivatives exchange, has recently been generating a lot of excitement in the industry.  For example, on top of its seven perpetual contract pairs with up to 100x leverage including a GOLD/USD non-crypto asset, the company is now the first to offer zero-fee spot trading services.  By […]

A Blockchain Fix for China’s ‘Salmon-related’ COVID Spike + More News

Source: Adobe/Andrey Armyagov 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 China’s “salmon”-related coronavirus spike could be addressed by adopting blockchain technology, per multiple media outlets in the Middle Kingdom, including JinBW and IT Time. A row […]

Ledger Bitcoin Selling Feature and More Coins Coming ‘Soon’

Source: Adobe/Ruslan Ivantsov Major crypto hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has more in store when it comes to its crypto features, the company confirmed via their PR representative. As reported previously, Ledger launched a crypto buying option directly on their Ledger Live application. The manufacturer, however, is planning an accompanying selling option, though it’s not yet […]

DoJ Backs Trump’s Challenge to Section 230 and Social Media Platform Neutrality

On June 17, the United States Department of Justice issued new recommendations to roll back decades-old protections for online platforms publishing third-party content. Section 230 and internet censorship Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act became law in 1996, as the public was only just coming to welcome the internet into their day-to-day lives. The […]

One Month Left to Crypto Tax Season — 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid

There is only one month left until the United States tax season. After being extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the official deadline to file tax returns is now July 15. If you think that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is all hung up on dealing with the COVID-19 stimulus package and will not carefully […]