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Publicly Listed Energy Firm Equinor Exploits Gas Flaring in North Dakota to Mine Bitcoin

Just recently, the firm Arcane Research recently revealed a number of screenshots from the publicly traded energy firm, Equinor. The pictures show the multinational company leveraging natural gas flaring to power bitcoin mining operations. In recent years, using the unorthodox gas flaring scheme to mine bitcoin has become more prominent worldwide. The Norwegian state-owned multinational …

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Party at Vitalik’s House? For DeFi, it’s Do-or-Die

Ethereum gas prices have set new records, with single DeFi transactions costing over $10 in fees. High fees are the result of congestion, as users pay ever higher fees to ensure their transaction gets into a block. As DeFi takes off, the price of gas on Ethereum threatens its future. Or does it? Is the …

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INX Becomes the First SEC-Registered IPO to Accept Crypto

15th September 2020, New York, United States: INX will start accepting bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), and USDC stablecoin, starting today. INX said over 3,000 retail and accredited investors registered for the INX token offering during its first three days. Now that the minimum requirement INX has set to raise the first $7.5 million of its …

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Working in the Cryptocurrency Industry as a Woman

It seems there is a lot of turmoil happening in the world, as the year 2020 keeps giving and giving. From natural disasters, a global pandemic, and race wars and riots, everyone is wondering what will happen next. However, something happened earlier this year that resonated with me personally, and I wanted to touch on …

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Defi’s Raw Deal: Sushiswap Creator Transfers Multi-Sig Control to FTX CEO

After a number of individuals from the crypto community accused the anonymous developer Chef Nomi of exit scamming, the developer transferred the project over to Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of the trading platform FTX. On Saturday, September 5, the decentralized finance (defi) community got upset with the creator of Sushiswap, a forked project copied from …

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Market Update: Blood in the Crypto Streets, Bitcoin Miner Dumps, CME Gap, Defi Doldrums

The cryptocurrency economy slid significantly on Thursday afternoon (ET), as the aggregate market cap of all the crypto coins shaved more than 10% during yesterday’s trading sessions. More than 12 hours later, a number of the top crypto assets are still down in value between 4-12%, and some digital coins saw even bigger losses during …

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As Gold Prices Soar, Two Gold-Backed Tokens See Increased Demand Fetching Premiums

The last few months have bolstered the price of the precious metal gold as governments worldwide have created tremendous amounts of debt and inflation. For instance, the value of gold per ounce jumped over $2k during the first week of August. Meanwhile, similarly to the physical counterparts, two blockchain tokens that claim to be backed …

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Over $1 Billion Ethereum-Based Tokens Vulnerable to ‘Fake Deposit Exploit’

A number of university researchers published a study that demystifies the “fake deposit vulnerability” in Ethereum-based smart contracts. The findings show that over 7,000 tokens worth more than $1 billion built on top of Ethereum are vulnerable to two types of attacks that exploit smart contracts. Researchers from the University of Queensland, Beijing University of …

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Aave Protocol Outpaces Maker With $1.4B Locked, Defi Project Granted UK Electronic Money License

Dex Platforms Trade Over $2.4 Billion in 7 Days, Defi Swaps up 68% Since Last Week Years ago the cryptocurrency community did not have access to a plethora of decentralized exchanges (dex). In 2020 with the rise of Ethereum, dex platforms have grown exponentially with trading applications like Uniswap, 0x, Kyber, and more. Dex trading …

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Increase Your Profit Potential With Margin Trading

Spot trading is a popular way for investors to access the crypto market in a straightforward manner. It’s mainly fiat-to-crypto trading, as well as crypto-to-crypto trading. It’s simple, you get a crypto wallet, you buy a token with fiat currencies, and then once the price has increased, you sell the asset and make a profit. …

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