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New crypto asset data features on CryptoSlate–trusted volume, NVT and crypto sector data

New crypto asset data features on CryptoSlate–trusted volume, NVT and crypto sector data

Consistent with our goal of becoming the front page of crypto, we have rolled out a slate of new features to help readers stay informed with accurate and reliable crypto data. We are proud to introduce proprietary sector data, trusted volume, and network value to transaction (NVT) ratios for hundreds of crypto assets.

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Tether and Bitfinex confirm USDT is not fully backed by fiat, only 74% of tethers backed with cash

Tether and Bitfinex confirm USDT is not fully backed by fiat, only 74% of tethers backed with cash

Legal representatives for Bitfinex and Tether confirm the widely held suspicion that USDT is not one-to-one backed by US dollars. Court documents confirm tethers are only 74 percent backed, and those holding tokens are “subject to the risk of default, insolvency, inability to collect, and illiquidity.”

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Bitcoin Cash blocks tagged with “Satoshi Nakamoto,” rumors of impending attack

Bitcoin Cash blocks tagged with “Satoshi Nakamoto,” rumors of impending attack

Mysteriously, 25 percent of mined Bitcoin Cash blocks are being tagged with “Satoshi Nakamoto.” Given the May 15th hard fork as part of a scheduled protocol upgrade, it is rumored that the tagging is a miner signaling 51 percent attack.

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ICYMI

⚡️ Elon Musk tweet sends Ethereum interest on Google surging in minutes

💎 Why Vitalik Buterin thinks Ethereum and DeFi will disrupt finance

NEO plans to launch a new blockchain for version 3.0, token swap will occur


What else?

Greyscale, a digital currency investment group, has an interesting new marketing campaign aimed at boosting crypto adoption and dropping gold.

Tuur Demeester@TuurDemeester
Imo GreyScale's
dropgold.com campaign is doing exactly what you'd want from a marketing perspective: triggering gold bugs and sparking debate. It moves the media focus away from payments to store of value, and it asks: Will Millennials prefer bitcoin over gold?

How many confirmations does it take to send a transaction across different blockchains? A new site is providing that data.

Luke Childs@lukechilds
Announcing
howmanyconfs.com 🚀 How does the security of different Proof-of-Work blockchains compare to Bitcoin? You may be surprised by the results.How Many Confs?How many confirmations are equivalent to 6 Bitcoin confirmations?howmanyconfs.com

Bitcoin’s transaction backlog has reemerged.


Thomas Lee of Fundstrat thinks that if the Tether debacle had been news in December 2018, it would have caused panic liquidations. Is Bitcoin’s price resilience over the past week another sign that crypto winter is ending?


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