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Shopify Lets Merchants Get Paid in Crypto

21 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

E-commerce platform Shopify will now let merchants accept payments in crypto, after a partnership between the platform and CoinPayments was announced on May 20. The strategic partnership is motivated by both parties wanting to “fuel wider adoption of...

Lending Platform BlockFi Suffered a Data Breach, No Fund Lost

20 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Cryptocurrency lending platform BlockFi revealed on May 19 that it had suffered a data breach on May 14, though no funds had been lost. Less than half of the platform’s clients had been subject to the breach, which occurred for about an hour. The att...

Blockchain Project Led by former JP Morgan Engineers Integrates Chainlink

20 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Blockchain project Kaden, led by former JP Morgan Chase engineers, announced on May 19 that it has integrated with Chainlink (LINK) to bring real-time price feeds to its network. Kadena will deploy the oracles so that network stakeholders can make us...

Chinese Communist Party Publishes a Guide On Blockchain Technology

20 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Chinese media outlets reported on May 10 that the Chinese Community Party has published a book about emerging technologies, including blockchain technology. Authored by The Central Party School, the book is intended to educate the public and official...

Tezos Now Available at Your Corner Store in France

20 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Tezos (XTZ) has been made available as a payment method to over 10,000 shops in France after French crypto startup Digycode has integrated support for the asset in its prepaid vouchers and gift cards, the former announced in a tweet on May 19. The in...

STEEM Freezes Another $5 Million in Hive Users' Funds

20 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Tron-owned Steem (STEEM) network has frozen another $5 million in funds linked to users of the HIVE network, with a hard fork implementing these changes to be executed on May 20. Network witnesses - which validate the Steem network - are expected to...

'Bitcoin on Ethereum' tBTC Shut Down After 2 Days Due to Bug

19 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Blockchain company Thesis, which is building a platform that brings Bitcoin to Ethereum for the DeFi space, has suspended its tBTC protocol after a bug was discovered, founder and CEO Matt Luongo announced on Twitter. Deposits will be paused for 10 d...

BitMEX.com Appears to Be Down

19 May 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Abhimanyu Krishnan

As of 12:15 PM UTC, May 19, popular cryptocurrency investment BitMEX’s website platform appears to be down. Twitter users are reporting that BitMEX is not accessible, though the status page of BitMEX states that the site is operational. Users are re...

EOS Faces Another Lawsuit Over ICO

19 May 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Abhimanyu Krishnan

EOS ICO investors have filed a class action lawsuit in a case of securities fraud against EOS developer Block.one and leadership on May 18, according to official documents. Crypto Assets Opportunity Fund LLC and Johnny Hong filed the complaint in the...

McAfee Accused of Plagiarizing Whitepaper for His Upcoming Cryptocurrency

19 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

The team behind PIVX has accused John McAfee and his privacy token project GHOST of plagiarizing an outdated version of PIVX’s whitepaper, the project stated in a blog post on May 17. The thread of tweets does indeed showcase many similarities betwe...