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Bitcoin Bounce Stalls at $9K Amid 2% Rise in S&P 500 Futures   (Coindesk - May 26)

Bitcoin briefly crossed back above $9,000 earlier on Tuesday amid signs of an improved risk appetite in the traditional markets.


VideoCoin Adds Cash Payments and Rewards in Bid to Take On AWS   (Coindesk - May 26)

Halsey Minor’s VideoCoin platform launches Wednesday with fiat payment rails that aim to move the project beyond the limited sphere of crypto.


Tencent Is Pouring $70B Into New Tech Including Blockchain   (Coindesk - May 26)

The web giant is earmarking funding for emerging technologies as it seeks to grow after the COVID-19 epidemic.


Thailand Turns to Blockchain to Boost Renewable Energy Push   (Coindesk - May 26)

A Thailand public-private joint venture has inked a deal with blockchain startup Power Ledger to encourage renewables trading and uptake.


Indian Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Raises $2.5M From Polychain Capital, Coinbase Ventures   (Coindesk - May 26)

India's largest crypto exchange, CoinDCX, has secured a $2.5 million strategic investment led by Polychain Capital with support from Coinbase Ventures.


Zcash’s First Halving May Solve Its Inflation Problem   (Coindesk - May 25)

Zcash (ZEC) is due for its first mining reward halving later this year. The event could solve a major problem for the privacy-focused cryptocurrency.


Craig Wright Called ‘Fraud’ in Message Signed With Bitcoin Addresses He Claims to Own   (Coindesk - May 25)

Bitcoin keys from coins Wright claims to own were used to sign a message calling him a "fraud."


As Bitcoin Falls to 2-Week Lows, Small Investors Look to Be Buying   (Coindesk - May 25)

While bitcoin is losing altitude, small investors look to be gaining exposure to the top cryptocurrency, data suggests.


Telegram Quits Court Fight With SEC Over TON Blockchain Project   (Coindesk - May 25)

Telegram has thrown in the towel in its court battle against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and will no longer be appealing the ban on its blockchain token project.


Binance CEO Says Steem Too Centralized but Exchange Must Support Controversial Hard Fork   (Coindesk - May 25)

Binance is forced to "technically" support last week's hard fork of the Steem blockchain, according to the exchange's CEO, Changpeng Zhao.


Crypto Long & Short: Innovation Cycles, Crypto Venture Funds and Institutional Investors   (Coindesk - May 25)

With so much attention on institutional involvement in crypto asset markets, we overlook that they are already here through VC investments – less fast-paced, perhaps, but important to keep an eye on for what they reveal about cycles.


Bitcoin News Summary – May 25, 2020   (Bitcoinexaminer - May 25)

The post Bitcoin News Summary – May 25, 2020 appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.  40 BTC were sent from an address which originally mined them back in 2009, a month after Bitcoin’s launch. While it’s possible that Satoshi himself is moving coins, the evidence suggests some other early miner is the owner. Interestingly, this early address was claimed by Craig Wright as one of his own in his [...]


Spiritual Reflections on the Bitcoin Halving   (Coindesk - May 24)

The Bitcoin halving was like New Year's Eve with no time differences and everyone committed to a nonviolent revolution against financial tyranny.


Central Bank Digital Currencies Need Decentralization   (Coindesk - May 23)

To reap the full benefits of digital currencies, central bankers need to consider decentralizing some authority, say the authors of a new report.


The Shadow of Satoshi’s Ghost: Why Bitcoin Mythology Matters   (Coindesk - May 22)

How the myth-making around Satoshi reinforces what makes bitcoin unique in the landscape of global monies.


Xbox Series X & PlayStation 5 SSDs Are More Important Than You Think. Here’s Why   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

Both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 have powerful solid-state drives, but one developer details just how much they'll help.


Louisiana State Senate to Consider Crypto Business Licensing Bill   (Coindesk - May 22)

The Louisiana State House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to regulate and license virtual currency businesses. A Senate committee will now evaluate the proposal.


The Kardashians Are a Disgrace – And It’s Time We Cancel Them Forever   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

New iPhones every episode. Assless chaps in the grocery store. Tone-deaf posts about "being fat." Why can't The Kardashians go away already?


Joe Biden’s Disastrous ‘Breakfast Club’ Interview Proves He Needs A Black VP   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

Joe Biden needs a Black Vice President. Forget Amy Klobuchar, Joe: your Breakfast Club interview was a disaster, and you need serious help.


The Last Hurrah Before the Housing Market’s Brutal Plunge   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

Government stimulus is keeping the housing market heated, but these efforts are only delaying the inevitable.


Summer Game Fest Delivers Indie, AAA Showcase after 2020 E3 Fail   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

Geoff Keighley is back with more excellent summer gaming news with a double bill of Summer Game Fest digital developer showcase events.


Amazon Has Thrived During Coronavirus. But the Pandemic Also Poses Grave Threats   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

In the coronavirus era, Amazon is the perfect stay-at-home-stock. But that dominance is under attack by competitors, lawmakers, and even warehouse workers.


Has Nvidia’s Beleaguered GeForce NOW Finally Turned a Corner?   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

GeForce NOW is slowly reversing the damage caused by the early publisher exodus as Nvidia adds support for a steady flow of new games.


Blockchain Bites: Iran and Russia Revisit Crypto Regulations, Bitcoin Pizza Day 10 Years Later   (Coindesk - May 22)

Ten years ago today someone spent 10,000 bitcoin on about $30 worth of pizza. Today, nations are redrafting crypto regulation and crypto firms report millions in revenues.


We’d Never Have Seen Kate Middleton Look so ‘Normal’ Without Meghan Markle   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

We'd never have seen Kate Middleton look so "normal" if it hadn't been for Meghan Markle. But are Kate's efforts working?


Money Reimagined: Designer Money for a Machine-Run Post-COVID World   (Coindesk - May 22)

The pandemic is likely to accelerate a shift to automation, putting people out of work and raising the need for new types of money.


Binance, Eosfinex Join EOSDT Stablecoin Governance Board   (Coindesk - May 22)

Binance and eosfinex are joining the oversight team for Equilibrium, the decentralized finance group behind the EOSDT stablecoin.


Wildly Popular Nintendo is Sleep-Walking into a Next-Gen Disaster   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

Nintendo is really riding high right now with the success of Animal Crossing and the Switch, but how long will it last?


10 Years After Laszlo Hanyecz Bought Pizza With 10K Bitcoin, He Has No Regrets   (Coindesk - May 22)

Laszo Hanyecz's 10,000 BTC pizza buy 10 years ago has a special place in bitcoin folklore, highlighting, however expensively, that participation is necessary for network success.


Lori Loughlin’s Arrogance Will Probably Earn Her Serious Jail Time   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

Lori Loughlin has behaved in an arrogant, entitled way during the so-called "college admissions scandal." That will likely cost her.


Fed Up With Its Fork of Stellar, Kin Is Looking to Move Onto Solana   (Coindesk - May 22)

The Kin Foundation is seeking to move the kin cryptocurrency onto the Solana blockchain, according to a proposal shared with CoinDesk.


Dow Left Paralyzed After Beijing Unleashes Aggressive Challenge to Trump   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

The Dow Jones suffered virtual paralysis on Friday after Beijing's aggressive new Hong Kong policy unleashed a stark challenge to Trump.


PlayStation Days of Play Returns With More Mouthwatering Deals   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

PlayStation's Days of Play is back for another year. That means big savings on subscriptions, games, and VR.


RenBTC Quietly Goes Live in Latest Bid to Bring Bitcoin to Ethereum   (Coindesk - May 22)

RenBTC, the latest implementation of bitcoin on the Ethereum blockchain, quietly went live this week, though the general public can't yet mint thier own tokens.


RenBTC Quietly Goes Live in Latest Bid to Bring Bitcoin Into Ethereum   (Coindesk - May 22)

RenBTC, the latest implementation of bitcoin on the Ethereum blockchain, quietly went live this week, though the general public can't yet mint thier own tokens.


Netflix Doesn’t Care – Cancelling Your Inactive Account is a Masterstroke   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

Netflix, the $191 billion media giant is so confident in its ability to scale that it is helping users to cancel their subscriptions.


Canaan Reports $5.6M Loss in Q1 Despite Bitcoin Miner Price Cut   (Coindesk - May 22)

The China-based manufacturer had cut the pricing for its bitcoin miners by half during the first three months.


Colombia, Deloitte, ConsenSys Sign On to WEF’s ‘Blockchain Bill of Rights’   (Coindesk - May 22)

The cryptocurrency industry just gained an organized structure for collaborating with world leaders, thanks to the World Economic Forum.


3 Reasons Why Oxford’s Record-Breaking COVID-19 Vaccine is a Risky Bet   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

AstraZeneca has announced a deal to distribute 400 million doses of Oxford Uni's coronavirus vaccine, but the vaccine may not work.


Sony’s Ambitious Marvel-Esque PlayStation Plan is Glorious for Gaming   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

Sony's rich library of memorable mainstream videogame icons and IPs are transitioning to TV and film adaptations.


Desperate China Signals U.S. Trade Deal but the Stock Market is Doomed   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

After weeks of escalated tension, the Chinese government is seemingly concerned about the current trend of the global stock market.


Review Bombers Rejoice: Id Software Removes Denuvo Anti-Cheat in Doom Eternal   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

Doom Eternal is losing Denuvo Anti-Cheat after the surprisingly successful review bombing campaign troubled the developers at id.


Dow Futures Rally Despite Drastic Escalation in U.S.-China Trade War   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

The coronavirus pandemic is breathing new life into the U.S.-China trade war.


Overwatch League’s Money-Grabbing Jump to YouTube Lost It Viewers   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 22)

YouTube may be the most popular video platform on the planet, but that doesn't always translate into more views for esports competitions. Overwatch League is learning that lesson the hard way.


Iranian President Calls for National Crypto Mining Strategy   (Coindesk - May 21)

Iran's President has ordered officials to develop a new approach to cryptocurrency mining.


Market Wrap: Traders ‘Buy the Dip’ as Bitcoin Hovers at $9,000   (Coindesk - May 21)

Bitcoin fell for a second day as sentiment grew bearish, though some traders say they’ll buy the dip.


Finance and the Real Economy Can’t Stay Out of Sync Forever   (Coindesk - May 21)

While Main Street is shut down, the financial world keeps moving as quickly as ever. That's not a sustainable situation, says our columnist.


This Is the Number One Reason You Should Upgrade to a PlayStation 5 ASAP   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 21)

If you were on the fence about upgrading to a PlayStation 5 (PS5) at launch, this one statistic will change your mind.


Here’s How Trump’s Big Mouth Bludgeoned the Dow Jones Today   (Cryptocoinsnews - May 21)

The Dow Jones suffered a moderate setback on Thursday, but don't blame it on another worse-than-expected jobless claims report.


Crypto ‘Gray’ Markets Could Be Unintended Consequence of FATF Travel Rule   (Coindesk - May 21)

Clean bitcoin, dirty bitcoin. Could FATF regulations lead to a bifurcation of the crypto space, one where certain digital assets trade at lower prices?