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Tips to find the next big crypto initiative and not get conned

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Tips to find the next big crypto initiative and not get conned

A rough guide to help investors find the next big crypto project and avoid getting duped

How to get a job in the Web3 space

BUSINESS

How to get a job in the Web3 space

Job listings for cryptocurrency, blockchain, and NFTs have grown 804 percent between April 2020 and April 2022. However, a large number of companies working in the space are unable to find enough talent.

Blockchain can help implement and scale wireless communications: Princeton Professor

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Blockchain can help implement and scale wireless communications: Princeton Professor

Wireless is inherently decentralised, dispersed and distributed. Decentralisation and distributed control constitute the heart of blockchain technology, providing a natural way for individuals and miners to set up a base station in their houses, and connect the neighbourhood, says Prof. Pramod Vishwanath, of Princeton University

10 red flags to look for before investing in crypto

CRYPTOCURRENCY

10 red flags to look for before investing in crypto

Attackers, con artists, and fraudsters commonly prey on weak people who succumb to FOMO (fear of missing out) by enticing people with seemingly attractive schemes

Ethereum Merge hits graphic cards, but GPU-based mining is not dead

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Ethereum Merge hits graphic cards, but GPU-based mining is not dead

The shift to Proof of Stake consensus has obviated the use of graphics cards for Ethereum mining. However, a new ETHW Fork coin and use for mining other stablecoins may keep GPU-based mining going, say experts

Ethereum upgrade makes it ‘ultrasound money’ of the future: Experts

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Ethereum upgrade makes it ‘ultrasound money’ of the future: Experts

The upgrade is expected to be positive for Ethereum users, developers, crypto asset investors, and the broader ecosystem

Bitcoin at 3-week high ahead of ETH upgrade, CPI numbers

CRYPTOCURRENCY

Bitcoin at 3-week high ahead of ETH upgrade, CPI numbers

Trading volumes for BTC have increased by more than 20 percent despite the strained rally over the last day.

With Ethereum 'Merge' finally here, what happens to Bitcoin?

CRYPTOCURRENCY

With Ethereum 'Merge' finally here, what happens to Bitcoin?

The Ethereum upgrade may bring more regulatory scrutiny on Bitcoin for its energy consumption. While there could be pressure on Bitcoin, there won’t be much of an overall impact, some experts say.

Rest in Ethereum: Queen Elizabeth II NFT Tribute Project holding last auction after her death

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Rest in Ethereum: Queen Elizabeth II NFT Tribute Project holding last auction after her death

After learning of the British queen's death, the project QueenE has announced that the current auction — for the 73rd Ethereum NFT in the collection — will be the last one offered as a part of the original collection

Bellatrix upgrade goes live before Ethereum Merge

BUSINESS

Bellatrix upgrade goes live before Ethereum Merge

The Ethereum Foundation claims that the upgrade would improve the network's speed, security, and scalability as well as pave the way for the adoption of the Ethereum 2.0 Network.

How cryptocurrency & the metaverse are joined at the hip

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How cryptocurrency & the metaverse are joined at the hip

Blockchain-based cryptocurrencies can open up possibilities of commerce in the metaverse

Crypto influencer launches bogus investment scheme to ‘educate’ people

CRYPTOCURRENCY

Crypto influencer launches bogus investment scheme to ‘educate’ people

The influencer invited investors to participate in a high-yield BTC farm and received over $100,000 in Bitcoin in about two hours.

Australian woman ordered to return $10.5 million wrongly credited by Crypto.com

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Australian woman ordered to return $10.5 million wrongly credited by Crypto.com

The amount was transferred after an employee accidentally entered the bank account number instead of the amount to be refunded

Meta lets users post NFTs on Facebook, Insta: How will it work?

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Meta lets users post NFTs on Facebook, Insta: How will it work?

Meta lets users post NFTs on Facebook, Insta: How will it work?

Explained | What does Tornado Cash sanction mean for future of DeFi

CRYPTOCURRENCY

Explained | What does Tornado Cash sanction mean for future of DeFi

One of the first completely decentralized apps on Ethereum to support private transactions, Tornado Cash was released in 2019. 

Mining and hash rate difficulty at all-time high amid Bitcoin slump

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Mining and hash rate difficulty at all-time high amid Bitcoin slump

Although the value of Bitcoin dropped this past week, it hasn’t deterred miners who maintain the Bitcoin blockchain, suggesting that the market may be near the bottom.

Ethereum Merge to happen in two steps starting Sept. 6

CRYPTOCURRENCY

Ethereum Merge to happen in two steps starting Sept. 6

The upgrade of the Ethereum backbone will result in increased transaction-processing capacity and less energy consumption.

How Ethereum Merge marks a significant milestone in the crypto world

BUSINESS

How Ethereum Merge marks a significant milestone in the crypto world

The upgrade to the Ethereum blockchain eases some of the network's present scalability constraints, speed up processes and make cryptocurrency transactions cheaper.  

Bitcoin ETFs: Passive investing in the world’s premier cryptocurrency

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Bitcoin ETFs: Passive investing in the world’s premier cryptocurrency

Bitcoin ETFs can be a great way for risk-averse investors to participate in the largest cryptocurrency through traditional markets.

SudoRare shuts shop, makes off with 519 ETH

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SudoRare shuts shop, makes off with 519 ETH

This is the latest rug pull, a scam where developers abandon a project and leave with investors’ funds.

Building for Web3: Understanding the divergences with Web2

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Building for Web3: Understanding the divergences with Web2

Investor and developer interest in Web3 is at its peak. Here are the structural and technological elements needed to build it.

Samsung, Alphabet, BlackRock among 40 top firms investing in blockchain and crypto

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Samsung, Alphabet, BlackRock among 40 top firms investing in blockchain and crypto

The investee companies are spread over 20 sectors, and offer more than 65 use cases.

Crypto-lending platform Hodlnaut axes 80% of staff

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Crypto-lending platform Hodlnaut axes 80% of staff

Company cites cost-cutting as the reason and says the remaining 20 percent would play a vital role in recovery. Hodlnaut held $187 million in TerraUSD, and its problems started when it crashed to zero in May, leading to significant losses, reports say.

Five reasons Celsius customers may have to forfeit their crypto assets

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Five reasons Celsius customers may have to forfeit their crypto assets

Once counted among the biggest crypto lenders, a lack of accounting controls and reckless betting are some of the reasons behind the fall of Celsius Network

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