Hodler’s Digest, April 8–14: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week NYT Reporter: Facebook Seeking $1 Billion in Venture Capital for Crypto Project According to a tweet by New York Times (NYT) tech reporter Nathaniel Popper, Facebook is reportedly looking to various venture capital firms to develop its digital token that has been previously reported on. Popper, citing unnamed sources familiar with…

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Hodler’s Digest, March 4–10: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week Research: ‘Free’ Electricity for Students Makes College Campuses Major Crypto Miners According to research from tech conglomerate Cisco, college campuses are the second-largest crypto miners across industry verticals. The researchers investigated crypto mining activities across a variety of industries, finding that university campuses are ranked the second-biggest miners of digital currency…

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Survey Shows Consumers and Investors Remain Bullish on the Future of Cryptos

It’s been a long crypto winter, but according to a recent survey, consumers and investors are still positive about the long term value of leading cryptocurrencies. Researchers from the FINRA-registered broker Sharespost emphasize that people have recently become more optimistic about digital assets and plan to increase their holdings. Also read: An In-Depth Look at…

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Coinbase Bought Neutrino for $13.5 Million, Acquisition Contract Allegedly Shows

Major United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase had bought blockchain intelligence startup Neutrino for $13.5 million, according to an acquisition contract reportedly obtained by Bitcoin Magazine on Wednesday, Mar. 6. The legal document, whose authenticity has not been independently verified by Cointelegraph, is dated Feb. 15, and it reportedly provides the exact amount of the two…

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Coinbase CEO Admits ‘Diligence’ Failing, Boots Ex-Hacking Team Employees

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has responded to criticisms about betraying the values of Bitcoin and crypto more broadly with its recent acquisition of Neutrino. Those Neutrino team members who previously worked at Hacking Team will “transition out of Coinbase,” the chief executive said late Monday. Hacking Team, one may recall, was a pioneer in selling…

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Exit Scam? Mismanagement? Coinbase Digs Into Failed Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX’s ‘$150 Million Loss’

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, said that the company conducted internal research on the QuadrigaCX case. QuadrigaCX has been claiming that Gerald Cotten, its CEO, passed away with sole control over its cold wallets containing $150 million in various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, independent researchers…

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Coinbase Extends PayPal Withdrawal Option to 32 European Countries

Coinbase customers in the EU and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries can now make withdrawals into their PayPal accounts. The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange announced the news Tuesday, explaining that, until now, European customers have had only Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and UK Faster Payments options available for withdrawals. The expanded service means…

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These Payment Gateways Will Enable Your Business to Accept Cryptocurrency

News As more people become interested in the world of cryptocurrency, adoption grows and so does the number of merchants interested in accepting bitcoin payments. Here are some of the easiest methods for integrating bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies into your online business.  Also read: Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations via Bitpay  Why Your Business…

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