Report: Filecoin and Chia Believers in China Are Converting to Ethereum Swarm Disciples

There’s a lot of buzz in China around the Bee mainnet soft launch following the recent hype surrounding Filecoin and Chia. Reports detail that Swarm is set to kickstart the mainnet on June 13, and droves of miners from China are getting prepared to obtain rewards from the distributed storage platform and content distribution service. Swarm Preps to Launch Mainnet and Native Token BZZ This Sunday, the anticipated Bee mainnet launch is supposed to happen according to a blog post published by the Swarm Foundation. The Swarm project details can…

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Speedy Trial Success — Bitcoin Upgrade Taproot Set to Lock-in This Weekend

On Friday, June 11, 2021, data shows that Taproot could get locked-in this coming weekend, as the signal ratio is 98.3% and a touch more than 100 additional signaling blocks are needed to lock in the upcoming soft fork. Bitcoin Upgrade Taproot Inches Toward Lock-in, Success Means Activation in November Participants involved with the Bitcoin (BTC) network are preparing to see a softfork in November if the signaling status of “Speedy trial support for versionbits #21377” gets locked in this weekend. According to the Github “Taproot-Activation” documentation, the Bitcoin Taproot…

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The CBN Says Nigeria Will Have a Digital Currency Before End of Year

Nigeria is likely to have its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) by the end of the year, an official with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said. In his remarks following the bankers’ committee meeting, Rakiya Mohammed, who is the director of information technology at CBN, also revealed that this “digital currency would be accessible to all Nigerians.” Stakeholder Involvement However, according to a report which quotes the IT director, the CBN’s digital currency will be unlike privately issued cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, which a Nigerian senator has…

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Bank of Namibia Warns Crypto Traders It ‘Will Not Entertain Complaints’ if They Get Scammed

The Bank of Namibia (BON) has warned individuals investing in cryptocurrencies that it will not entertain their complaints should they get scammed. The institution argues that since its mandate does not currently cover digital currencies, it lacks the “legal power” to follow up on such complaints. Growing Namibian Interest in Crypto This latest BON warning about risks associated with cryptocurrency trading comes as Namibia is seeing increased reports of crypto investors losing money to scammers. As noted in one report, the scammers are using the promise of high returns as…

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Why Ron Paul Is Bullish On Liberty And Bitcoin

The legendary politician, who advocated for many of the underlying principles present in sound money, believes liberty is inherent to Bitcoin. One of the most exciting moments for me personally at Bitcoin 2021 was getting the chance to interview Dr. Ron Paul. A true pioneer in libertarianism, Dr. Paul is an advocate for so many of the underlying principles present in Bitcoin. It was truly an honor and privilege to get a quick word from him on his thoughts about Bitcoin. Be sure to watch his Bitcoin 2021 speech on…

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Cryptopunk NFT Sold for Almost $12 Million in Sotheby’s Auction

A Cryptopunk NFT was recently sold for $11.8 million during an auction organized by Sotheby’s. The sale, which also featured works of other artists, was organized virtually. Sotheby’s anticipates strong demand for this kind of digital good in the future, even as NFT fever has somewhat subsided in recent weeks. Cryptopunk NFT Sold for Almost $12 Million Sotheby’s, a leading art and luxury auction house, announced yesterday the sale of a Cryptopunk NFT for almost $12 million. The auction, titled “Natively Digital,” presented a group of curated works in the…

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Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs) And The BIP Process

This episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado” covered Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs) and how the process works. Watch This Episode On YouTube Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast In this episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,” hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost explained what Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs) are, and how the BIP process works. They discussed why the BIP process is a useful, yet non-binding, convention within Bitcoin’s technical community. Van Wirdum and Provoost started off by explaining what a BIP is exactly — and…

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FootballCoin Launches Euro 2020 Fantasy Game With Collectable NFTs and XFC Prizes

PRESS RELEASE. FootballCoin has launched a new version of its fantasy football game for EURO 2020, with a host of new features, NFT cards, and prizes. 11th June 2021, Dubai, UAE — Pioneering Football Fantasy Blockchain platform FootballCoin has launched the new version of its game for EURO 2020. The announcement comes with increased prizes for all daily contests and a 100.000 XFC prize for the top managers in the game. EURO 2020 Fantasy Football For anyone who is either getting ready to watch the Euro 2020 matches, enjoys fantasy…

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Wall Street Giants Want to Be Your Landlord – Data Shows Megabanks Are Buying up All the US Real Estate

Homebuyers in the United States have found difficulties acquiring single-family homes after the year-long business shutdowns and lockdowns that followed Covid-19. It seems there’s a new wave of homebuyers in the U.S. real estate market, with buyers stemming from hedge funds, pension funds, clearinghouses, and financial services companies. The weight of real estate property under the U.S. banking system’s wings today has analysts and economists very concerned about the next financial crisis. Wall Street Bankers Are Buying up All the Single Family Homes in the US, New Breed of Buyers…

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Texas Clarifies That State-Chartered Banks Can Custody Bitcoin

The Texas Department of Banking issued a notice reaffirming that state-chartered banks can provide bitcoin custody services. The Texas Department of Banking has released a notice affirming that state-chartered banks can offer bitcoin custody solutions to customers, so long as the bank has specific protocols in place to manage risk and comply with the law. The authority to provide these services already existed under the Texas Finance Code. The notice states that banks can choose the specific custody and storage solutions they want to offer their customers depending on what…

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