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Jaguar testing IOTA rewards for drivers, MIOTA shoots up by 11.6%

Jaguar testing IOTA rewards for drivers, MIOTA shoots up by 11.6%

Jaguar Land Rover is testing a “smart wallet” using IOTA; If launched, vehicle owners would be rewarded for sharing driving data and could “pay for tolls, parking, and charging for electric cars” using the cryptocurrency, according to Reuters on Apr. 28th. IOTA is a distributed ledger that, unlike Bitcoin which leverages a blockchain data structure, uses a directed […]

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Tether and Bitcoin prices diverge on exchanges following fraud investigation

Tether and Bitcoin prices diverge on exchanges following fraud investigation

Tether, the leading stablecoin, recently unpegged from the US Dollar after news that the New York State Attorney General is investigating iFinex Inc., which operates Bitfinex and owns Tether Ltd. USDT dropped as low as $0.975 against the US Dollar while the other top three stablecoins—USDC, TUSD, and PAX—enjoyed an approximately 6.5 percent premium. Tether […]

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Washington State signs bill recognizing blockchain technology into law

Washington State signs bill recognizing blockchain technology into law

On Apr. 26th, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed SB 5638—an act “recognizing the validity of distributed ledger technology”—into law. The Act encourages the development of blockchain, recognizes its use in commerce and digital signatures, and amends legislation to provide definitions for the technology. The original purpose of the Washington Electronic Authentication Act was to […]

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Zerocoin exploit found, Zcoin attacked, other privacy coins at risk

Zerocoin exploit found, Zcoin attacked, other privacy coins at risk

The Zcoin team discovered a vulnerability in the cryptography of the Zerocoin protocol that allows an attacker to forge zero-knowledge proofs and create coins out of thin air. Coins using the protocol such as Veil are vulnerable to attack until Zerocoin is disabled. Although the exposed flaw is fixable, the Zcoin team does not plan to allocate resources […]

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ICYMI

🌗 Upcoming block reward halving could give Litecoin a boost

💵 Wirex lists XLM in Stellar partnership, launching local-fiat based stablecoins

📈 Major exchange eTrade reportedly integrating Bitcoin and Ethereum for 5 million users

👴🏻 Bitcoin and gold, why Warren Buffett doesn’t invest in either

📉 As XRP underperforms Ripple and CTO David Schwartz sell-off holdings


What else?

Blocktown Capital shows the growth of Bitcoin on-chain transactions over the past five years.


The owner of the NYSE is buying a crypto custody service.


Mike Novogratz’s crypto firm lost a lot of money in 2018.


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