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New Tron Partnership Lets Gamers Earn Crypto for Streaming

Refereum, a blockchain-based platform that rewards users for video game engagement and streaming, has partnered with Tron.  The collaboration allows Refereum to pay out its video game streaming users in Tron’s TRX coin, and BitTorrent’s BTT token, said an April 2 statement provided to Cointelegraph.   Partnerships, more partnerships, and purchases Tron bought software company, BitTorrent …

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Roger Ver Apparently Unconcerned About Coronavirus

Roger Ver, the prominent Bitcoin Cash (BCH) advocate and former CEO of Bitcoin.com, appears to think that the world’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionate. In a tweet published on March 29, Ver tweeted a screenshot of statistics ostensibly comparing the global COVID-19 death toll with that of other illnesses — including seasonal flu, …

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Fake Ledger Chrome Extensions Continue to Steal Crypto From Victims

Fake Google Chrome extensions for crypto hardware wallet manufacturer and custody provider, Ledger, continue to claim victims. On March 28, a post was published to Reddit by a user seeking to warn others that they had just lost 14,908 Ripple (XRP) (roughly $2,577) to a fake Ledger Wallet extension on the Google Chrome store.  According …

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Top 5 Cryptos This Week (Mar 29): CRO, XMR, XRP, ADA, XLM

The coronavirus pandemic has only worsened this week and has engulfed almost the whole world. Several countries in Europe and the US have been the worst affected outside of China where the virus started. While the world attempts to tackle the spread of the virus by lockdowns, it is having a huge negative impact on …

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Russian Police Take Down an Illegal Bitcoin Mining Farm

Russian police have caught bitcoin miners who were stealing $200,000 worth of electricity each month in their efforts to mine cryptocurrency. According to a statement released by the Russian Interior Ministry, a Saint Petersburg suspect has been arrested, along with nine alleged accomplices. The criminals managed to install sophisticated infrastructure that connects mining equipment to …

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Tron Partnered with Metal Pay to Allow Instant Buying of TRX in the U.S.

Tron (TRX) partnered with cryptocurrency service provider, Metal Pay, to enable instant purchase of TRX in the United States. According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph on March 25, TRX will now be available for purchase with fiat currency in the Metal Pay mobile application. Users can pay for the crypto asset via debit card …

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Silvergate Bank Clients Experience Money Transfer Issues from Fedwire

A cryptocurrency-friendly firm is having problems receiving money transfers. According to sources available to Cointelegraph, clients at Silvergate Bank have been experiencing issues with certain types of wire transfers since Friday. The firm has stated an outage by their payment processor, Fedwire, is responsible for the drop in service.  CEO Alan Lane confirmed the bank …

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Maker Foundation Rejects Accusations of Participation in Its Debt Auctions

MakerDAO (MKR) has denied accusations that the Maker Foundation placed the winning bids in all of its recent debt auctions. In a statement shared with Cointelegraph, the Maker Foundation states that it “is not purchasing MKR in the auctions.” Maker Foundation provides “limited technical assistance to some bidders” “Similar to how the Foundation created the …

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Top 5 Cryptos This Week (Mar 22): Bitcoin (BTC), DASH, BSV, BCH, CRO

The world is in a state of panic due to the coronavirus pandemic. People are fighting over toilet paper, which shows the extent of nervousness. At such a time, even investors are likely to show irrational behaviors. The governments are attempting to calm the markets by supplying enough liquidity, which is likely to run into …

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Baidu Employee Jailed for Mining Monero Worth $14K on Company Servers

An engineer at Baidu, China’s equivalent to Google, has been jailed for mining Monero on around 200 of the company’s servers. According to a March 16 report by local media outlet, Abacus News, the employee eventually sold the Monero for around 100,000 yuan ($14,300). Large-scale crypto-jacking Senior engineer, An Bang, was employed by Baidu to …

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