China's top fintech, e-commerce companies continue blockchain bets

Data from SCMP’s 2020 China Internet Report shows healthy fundraising activity in China’s internet tech sector while fintech and e-commerce companies continue to explore blockchain tech potential.

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Reddit, LinkedIn are the latest apps snooping iOS clipboard data
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Reddit, LinkedIn are the latest apps snooping iOS clipboard data

Keep your logins and crypto keys safe: even more popular apps are reading your iPhone’s clipboard on a regular basis

Active Ethereum users double in Q2 2020: report
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Active Ethereum users double in Q2 2020: report

The Dapp.com Q2 2020 Dapp Market Report shows big gains for Ethereum in users and transaction volume, led in large part by the DeFi boom.

Bitcoin scammers move on from Elon Musk, pose as Joe Rogan
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Bitcoin scammers move on from Elon Musk, pose as Joe Rogan

The scam, which uses the podcast host’s likeness to encourage people to send Bitcoin, has made $30,944 so far.

Ethereum surges to highest price in nearly two weeks
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Ethereum surges to highest price in nearly two weeks

Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is now up 10% from its June low of $220 per token.

Incognito Node review: A modern way to mine cryptocurrency
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Incognito Node review: A modern way to mine cryptocurrency

The Incognito Node is a stylish device that lets you passively earn PRV tokens. But one thing lets it down.

Bitcoin trader bankrupt after fleeing investors’ $13m bill
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Bitcoin trader bankrupt after fleeing investors’ $13m bill

The South African crypto trader went into hiding after investors hired a group of private debt collectors to recover their missing $13.3 million.

Visa seeks Ethereum and Ripple devs for global blockchain payments
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Visa seeks Ethereum and Ripple devs for global blockchain payments

Visa is looking for developers experienced with Ethereum, Bitcoin and Ripple to build a global blockchain payments network.

Travala’s token up 30% on partnership with hotel booking giant Expedia
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Travala’s token up 30% on partnership with hotel booking giant Expedia

Travala.com customers can now book over 700,000 hotels and accommodations on Expedia using Bitcoin and other cryptos.

Bank runs in China spur checks on big cash transactions
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Bank runs in China spur checks on big cash transactions

Checks are being rolled out as smaller lenders struggle under a mountain of bad debt.

Bitcoin price remains steady for first week of July
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Bitcoin price remains steady for first week of July

Bitcoin’s price didn’t break any records this week, but that’s a good thing.

Money Lego: DeFi made in China
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Money Lego: DeFi made in China

Ignored until recently, DeFi is now "the hottest wool on the block" in China. Here's a look at some of the companies helping to push it to broader adoption there.

Bitcoin loving Kanye West renews 2020 push to become US president
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Bitcoin loving Kanye West renews 2020 push to become US president

If successful, West would become the first pro-Bitcoin president in US history.

Twitter replaces “non-inclusive” coding terms with newly approved speech
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Twitter replaces “non-inclusive” coding terms with newly approved speech

Twitter followed in the footsteps of Github by removing coding terms associated with slavery.

Philippines' SEC just denounced the top Ethereum dapp as a Ponzi
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Philippines' SEC just denounced the top Ethereum dapp as a Ponzi

Forsage is the No.1 Dapp on Ethereum, a likely Ponzi, and responsible for rising ETH transaction fees.

Meet DerivaDEX, a Coinbase-backed decentralized derivatives exchange
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Meet DerivaDEX, a Coinbase-backed decentralized derivatives exchange

The derivatives-centric exchange has amassed an all-star roster of early investors ahead of its Q3 launch.

Crypto social media platform Voice finally launches on EOS
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Crypto social media platform Voice finally launches on EOS

After months of delays, and a $150 million cash injection, the EOS-based Voice platform is now open for viewing.

‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Roger Ver: crypto could create heaven or hell
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‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Roger Ver: crypto could create heaven or hell

Roger Ver recently told podcast listeners the future of surveillance could swing either way—but crypto will have a say either way.

India's regulatory uncertainty stifling crypto investment, says Ripple
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India's regulatory uncertainty stifling crypto investment, says Ripple

A lack of regulatory clarity means that technical innovation in India's crypto market is being crippled, say Ripple execs

Bitcoin Nazis; Ethereum Jews; Tron Japanese: Vitalik Buterin Explains
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Bitcoin Nazis; Ethereum Jews; Tron Japanese: Vitalik Buterin Explains

It’s World War II in the cryptocurrency space, as battle lines (and alliances) are revealed between Bitcoin, Ethereum and Tron.

Bitcoin can stop future financial crises, say blockchain analysts
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Bitcoin can stop future financial crises, say blockchain analysts

Cryptocurrency gives people a voice in controlling their own monetary policy. This is kryptonite to the money-printing Fed, says Weiss Ratings.

Gelato brings IFTTT-like bots to Ethereum mainnet
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Gelato brings IFTTT-like bots to Ethereum mainnet

Developers can employ bots to help create and monetize dapps, particularly in DeFi.

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