Unofficial Iranian Telegram Applications Leak Data of 42M Users

News While Telegram isn’t giving up its ongoing legal battle with United States regulators to launch its TON blockchain project, some online perpetrators are taking advantage of the messenger’s popularity to expose millions of user records of third-party versions of Telegram app. Per an investigat..

PayPal Is Hiring a Blockchain Strategy Director

News Digital payments giant PayPal posted a new job listing on March 23, where the company seeks to hire an Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) and Blockchain Strategy director for their Global Financial Crimes (GFC) division. According to the company, the new director —based in New York — will be in char..

Today’s N95 Facemask Market Is Crazy, But It Helps Us Understand Crypto

News Although the Wild West of crypto historically has involved scams, hype and price gaming, those descriptors are now tacked onto another industry — the N95 face mask market. “Scrutiny surrounding these deals is high because of ongoing scams and claims of price-gouging, both of which are trigger..

Brazilian Crypto Exchange XDEX Announces Full Closure

News Brazilian crypto exchange XDEX, which is owned by the largest stock broker in Latin America, announced the end of its activities. The company announced its closure on March 31: "Today, we announce that XDEX is starting the process of closing its activities. Market projection, competition and ..

Lowest Exchange BTC Balances Since 2019 — Calm Waters Ahead?

News Bitcoin (BTC) balances of the major exchanges are at their lowest point since 2019. Calm waters ahead?From a high in mid-January, the number of Bitcoins on deposit at major exchanges has dropped significantly in following months. This trend accelerated after the recent market collapse. Sourc..

Bitcoin Network Activity Has Plunged, What is Going On?

The crypto market is recovering from the price drop earlier this month, yet the daily number of Bitcoin transactions continues to decline. This data anomaly reflects changes underway in how the flagship cryptocurrency is being used. It may reflect a greater trend moving forward. MORE HODLING, LESS T..

New Lightning Network Authentication Method Could Replace Website Accounts

News Blockchain firm Lightning Labs drafted the specifications of a new Lightning Network-based authentication system that could replace traditional email-based accounts. According to a March 30 announcement, the Lightning Service Authentication Tokens (LSAT) is a new authentication protocol for p..

CZ Talks Bitcoin Price After Halving, Coronavirus and Binance Decentralization

Interview Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ — the man behind Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world — took part in Cointelegraph China HUB, an online interview column started by Cointelegraph China. Cointelegraph:The markets are currently seeing high volatility, which has chal..

Libra Rival Celo Announces $700,000 in Grant Funding for 13 Startups

News Open-source payments network Celo has announced its first round of development grant recipients. A press release shared with Cointelegraph states that Celo has awarded $700,000 in grants to 13 different companies who are looking to build on top of the network, contribute to the development of..

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