Cryptocurrency

Couple that traded military secrets for XMR appear in court today

The FBI and the NCIS on Saturday arrested a US Navy Engineer and his wife for attempting to sell nuclear secrets to a ‘foreign party’ Jonathan Toebbe, a US Navy nuclear engineer, and his wife Diana Toebbe were apprehended by federal authorities for allegedly trading confidential military information. The couple was busted while making what would have been the third …

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Cathie Wood's Ark Invest Sold Over 98,000 Coinbase Shares

On Monday, famous investor Cathie Wood’s eye-catching fund sold over 98,000 shares of Coinbase. Yesterday as Bitcoin was approaching $58,000, Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest completed the sale of 98,427 shares of Coinbase worth over $25 million, Business Insider reported. Coinbase’s stock rose to a high of $262.91 yesterday but closed at $256.50 when the stock market closed for trading at …

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Are Bridges Solving the Interoperability Problem?

The blockchain landscape is as vast as it is diverse. Filled with a rapidly growing number of tools, platforms, and protocols, each designed to boost the utility of cryptocurrencies and provide value to users. But in this complexity, a major obstacle has emerged. Blockchains simply can’t interact with one another. Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Solana, Terra, and dozens more blockchains …

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Ripple, Nelnet announce $44M strategic investment in clean energy

The investment targets cutting US carbon emissions by more than 1.5 million tons over the next 35 years Ripple, the firm behind the XRP cryptocurrency, has formed a strategic partnership with clean energy firm Nelnet Renewable Energy in a deal that aims to invest in solar projects across the US and help reduce the country’s carbon footprint. In a press …

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iExec Launches Oracle Factory Allowing Anyone To Create Custom Oracles in Minutes

PRESS RELEASE. Using the iExec Oracle Factory, developers are able to create their own decentralized oracles with just the API’s URL and key. October 12th, Lyon, France, 2021 – iExec, a decentralized marketplace for computing assets, has announced the launch of the iExec Oracle Factory, a developer interface allowing anyone to create their own oracles, from scratch, in minutes, without …

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The Bitcoin Mining Hash Rate Is Seeing An Unprecedented Restructuring

Bitcoin mining data from this latest quarter demonstrate that the industry is undergoing a Renaissance spurred by China’s ban. Q3 2021 is in the books, and beginning as it did with China’s Bitcoin mining ban as its backdrop, it marked perhaps the most historic shift in Bitcoin’s mining market to date. Since the beginning of the ASIC era, it was …

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Crypto Market Analysis: October 11, 2021

Cryptoassets staged a significant rebound last week with Bitcoin closing back in on its all-time highs. The world’s largest cryptoasset, bitcoin rose across the week. Having started trading below $48,000 it surged on Thursday to over $54,000 and has staged further gains in early trading today. The cryptoasset is currently trading around $56,500 its highest level since May this year, …

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