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What is cryptocurrency mining?
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What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are actually made
23 Sep 2021
Australia and Singapore complete blockchain trial of cross-border trade
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Australia and Singapore complete blockchain trial of cross-border trade

The countries are hoping to remove the need for paper documents and reduce transaction costs
18 Aug 2021
Poly Network offers up $500k bug bounty reward to its own hacker
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Poly Network offers up $500k bug bounty reward to its own hacker

The reward has been offered following the successful return of $610 million in stolen tokens
13 Aug 2021
Poly Network hacker returns $342 million of stolen assets
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Poly Network hacker returns $342 million of stolen assets

Hacker states that they are “not very interested in money”
12 Aug 2021
Australia green lights $5.6 million blockchain pilot projects
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Australia green lights $5.6 million blockchain pilot projects

Two companies have been awarded the funding and will implement the tech in the country’s minerals and food and beverage sectors
13 Jul 2021
Visa partners with 50 platforms to support direct crypto payments
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Visa partners with 50 platforms to support direct crypto payments

People can buy goods using cryptocurrency-linked Visa cards, with rewards administered like airline miles
8 Jul 2021
UK’s financial regulator blocks Binance crypto exchange
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cryptocurrencies

UK’s financial regulator blocks Binance crypto exchange

Users in the UK will be prohibited from trading through the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange platform
28 Jun 2021
Web creator to sell original source code as an NFT
The creator of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners-Lee
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Web creator to sell original source code as an NFT

Sotheby's will auction the single non-fungible token that consists of time-stamped files, a video, a letter and a poster of the code
16 Jun 2021
Bitcoin value sinks to a three-month low
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cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin value sinks to a three-month low

Fluctuations were also seen in other popular digital currencies such as Ethererum and Dogecoin
17 May 2021
Microsoft to shut down Azure Blockchain Service
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Microsoft to shut down Azure Blockchain Service

The platform is no longer accepting new members ahead of its closure in September
13 May 2021
Tesla to abandon Bitcoin for vehicle payments due to environmental costs
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cryptocurrencies

Tesla to abandon Bitcoin for vehicle payments due to environmental costs

Elon Musk says his firm will look into supporting alternative cryptocurrencies that consume less than 1% of the energy Bitcoin does
13 May 2021
NatWest board member suggests bank will reject business customers who mainly deal in cryptocurrencies
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cryptocurrencies

NatWest board member suggests bank will reject business customers who mainly deal in cryptocurrencies

The company later clarified that customers can accept virtual currencies if certain conditions are met
23 Apr 2021
What are NFTs, and should your business care?
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blockchain

What are NFTs, and should your business care?

We decipher the crypto craze of the moment
20 Apr 2021
Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
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cryptocurrencies

Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

The nation’s central bank says digital currencies have a lack of central oversight and high risk of fraud
16 Apr 2021
What is Bitcoin?
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What is Bitcoin?

Our guide to the world's most funded cryptocurrency
13 Apr 2021
PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin
Paypal's new cryptocurrency service
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PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin

Customers can use Checkout with Crypto to buy goods using Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash
30 Mar 2021
Tesla's bitcoin investment 'equivalent to carbon footprint of 1.8m cars', bank claims
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cryptocurrencies

Tesla's bitcoin investment 'equivalent to carbon footprint of 1.8m cars', bank claims

Bank of America also claims over 75% of the energy powering the bitcoin network comes from polluting coal plants in China
18 Mar 2021
Mastercard will soon support cryptocurrencies, but Bitcoin may not be one of them
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cryptocurrencies

Mastercard will soon support cryptocurrencies, but Bitcoin may not be one of them

The firm has said it will only support tokens that work as a vehicle for spending, not investment
11 Feb 2021
NHS turns to distributed ledger tech to manage COVID-19 vaccine rollout
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Technology

NHS turns to distributed ledger tech to manage COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The technology will be used to ensure results are securely recorded and validated at pace
20 Jan 2021
What is blockchain?
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Security

What is blockchain?

The tech that underpins the biggest cryptocurrency in the world is branching out
5 Jan 2021
Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time
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cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time

A wider economic backdrop, rising investor confidence, and a lack of large upcoming sales are helping with stability, analysts claim
17 Dec 2020
Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021
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Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021

The stablecoin is reportedly just waiting on final approval from Swiss regulators
27 Nov 2020
Can blockchain fix voting?
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Can blockchain fix voting?

Could digital voting have prevented the chaos before the US election? And can blockchain help now or in the future?
25 Nov 2020