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20 Blockchain Surveillance Firms Monitor Crypto Networks, But Some Apps Show Inaccuracies

During the last few years, blockchain surveillance has increased a great deal and in the early days around 2013-14, there were only a handful of firms. Now there are more than 20 blockchain analysis companies that monitor addresses, transactions, and making sure addresses are AML/CFT compliant as well. The Rise of Blockchain Analysis Ventures In …

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WSJ: Google will ‘likely’ face antitrust lawsuits later this year

Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images For nearly a year there have been reports about the Justice Department investigating Google for antitrust violations when it comes to search and advertising. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports it’s “likely” that the DoJ and state attorneys general will bring antitrust lawsuits against Google later this year, …

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Blockchain Bites: Last Day of Consensus, Will Crypto Save the Internet?

Top Shelf Consensus: Distributed ended on a high note with a keynote address from Juan Benet, founder of Protocol Labs, who granted a rare interview as he closed out the week-long virtual conference.  Speaking widely on the topics of decentralization and Web 3.0, Benet said, “the internet has become dramatically more important to us.” Over a …

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How Investors Are Presented With Bitcoin: ‘A New Decentralized Monetary Asset, Akin to Gold’

Bitcoin (BTC) is a compelling investment case “for patient, long-term investors” willing to spend the time to understand the top cryptocurrency, a new paper by Paradigm co-founder managing partner Matt Huang notes. The crypto entrepreneur places BTC besides gold, as a go-to store of value, amid unprecedented stimulus spending by governments during the Covid-19 crisis. …

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Valve opens ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ level editing tools to the community

Sponsored Links Valve The debut of Half-Life: Alyx has already added more than a million new VR users to Steam, and now comes the next step: mods. The game’s latest update brings beta support for the Steam Workshop so users can add their own levels, textures, animations and more, as well as browse the content …

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Konami’s delayed TurboGrafx-16 mini arrives in the US May 22nd

Sponsored Links Konami After missing its initial March 19th release date, Konami’s TurboGrafx-16 mini will finally make its way to North America on May 22nd. When it becomes available next Friday, you’ll be able to pick it up for $100.  At the start of March, Konami delayed the TurboGrafx-16 mini’s US and Canadian launch due …

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Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX Launches Bitcoin Hashrate Futures

On Friday, cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX launched a hashrate futures tool that allows Bitcoin (BTC) miners to hedge against mining difficulty risk. Hashrate, the amount of processing power dedicated to a Bitcoin network at a given time, determines the strength and security of the network. FTX leverages mining difficulty, that is, the complexity of solving …

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Crypto.com Rolls Out Visa Card to 31 European Nations

Crypto.com said Friday it has begun shipping its crypto-to-fiat card, the MCO Visa, across the European Union. In total, 31 European countries, including the EU’s 27 member states, now have access to the card that lets users pay in crypto, it said in a blog post. The Hong Kong company received approval to bring the …

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‘Wild Guns’ and ‘Panel de Pon’ are coming to Switch Online next week

Sponsored Links Nintendo Nintendo Switch Online is carrying on the legacy of the Wii’s Virtual Console, and four more games — one NES title and three SNES ones — are being added to the library on May 20th. Rygar may be regarded as a classic, but it hasn’t aged too well, and Operation Logic Bomb …

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CZ’s Twitter Feed Swayed New CoinMarketCap Ranking That Put Binance on Top

A month on from Binance buying CoinMarketCap for a rumored $400 million, the crypto price aggregation site has unveiled an exchange ranking system that gives its new owner the best score possible thanks, in part, to the CEO’s Twitter feed. “We listened,” said CoinMarketCap’s new owner, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, tweeting the news out on Thursday. …

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