Blockchain Scam Raises Money by Pretending to Be Associated With the Olympics

News The Chinese Olympic Committee announced on April 8 that it’s repeatedly received complaints about illegal marketing pertaining to the upcoming Olympic Games. People claiming to be part of the so-called “World Olympic Sports Foundation” say they’re using blockchain technology to help people in..

Cardano Partners With South African Blockchain Alliance To Boost Adoption

News The Cardano Foundation announced a partnership with the South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA) on April 7. The partnership endeavors to explore further ways to strengthen technology’s adoption throughout South Africa. According to the official announcement, Cardano will use blockc..

Bitcoin Cash Halving Met with 11% Price Surge; BSV Follows with 19%

News Bitcoin Cash (BCH) went through with its first block reward halving on Wednesday, with the coin price gaining 11.2% on the day. Those gains were exceeded by Bitcoin SV (BSV), which gained 19.4% in the same time period. Bitcoin SV is scheduled to carry out its own block reward halving by Frid..

Overstock Will Airdrop Millions of Security Tokens to Its Stockholders

News Overstock has slated May 19 as the date to airdrop OSTKO security tokens as a dividend to its shareholders. They’ll get one security token for every ten OSTK shares they own as of April 27, making for 4.37 million tokens to be distributed in total. Importantly, trading for these tokens will t..

Texas Regulator Spots Crypto Firm at Fraudulent COVID-19 Charity Claims

News The Texas securities regulator has continued its crackdown on cryptocurrency scams, spotting an alleged fraudulent crypto firm that made fake claims about COVID-19 donations. On April 8, the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) issued an emergency cease and desist order against Ultra Mining, a..

Bitcoin Forks Flounder Despite Imminent Halvings

News With the halvings for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) failing to drive a surge in demand, it appears that their block halvings may turn out to be non-events. Despite their halvings, BCH and BSV exhibited normal volume, and strong correlation with the crypto markets at large. Bitcoin f..

Canada-Based Blockchain Company To Deploy a COVID-19 Electronic Screening

News Canadian technology company, VitalHub Corp, announced on April 8 the first deployment of a blockchain-based coronavirus screening tool. The tool will be used by a Region of Waterloo-owned long-term care facility called Sunny Side Home. According to the announcement, a request by Sunnyside Ho..

Price Analysis April 8: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LEO

Price Analysis Central banks around the world have pumped up their economies with huge stimulus measures. JPMorgan Chase’s chairman and CEO, Jamie Dimon, praised the United States for taking swift action to counter the current economic crisis. Despite the kind words, in a letter to JPMorgan shareh..

Two Versions of Digital Dollar Emerge as Contenders, but Unlikely to Come Soon

Follow up The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest global crisis since the events that sparked the creation of Bitcoin (BTC) in 2008, and is one that will also have long-lasting effects on the economy. World governments are taking unprecedented measures to cope with the economic fallout of the viru..

Exclusive: US Congressional Watchdog on Prototyping Smart Contracts

News The supreme audit institution of the United States, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), posted two job positions with its Innovation Lab concerning the development of prototype applications for blockchain technology during March. Cointelegraph spoke to Chuck Young, the managing direct..

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