60 Hong Kong-Based Vending Machines Support McAfee’s Ghost Token for Payments

On June 28, 2020, the team behind Ghost Coin revealed a partnership with the digital currency payment processor Ivendpay. Ghost is a project led by the notorious John McAfee and according to the recent announcement, 60 vending machines in Hong Kong will support the privacy-centric coin for payments. It’s surely never a dull day in John McAfee’s world and this week his Ghost Coin team revealed a collaboration with the crypto payment startup Ivendpay. The startup is a multi-currency payment system that allows people to accept cryptocurrency and other types…

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Compound’s COMP Token Paves Way for DeFi Yield Wars

Recent events surrounding the launch of Compound’s token seem to have been noticed by many other projects in the decentralized finance, or DeFi, ecosystem. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Framework Ventures’s co-founder Michael Anderson said that the token’s success may provide an example to follow for other DeFi projects who may start engaging in “yield farming wars.” The result of this will be increased interest in the DeFi space as a whole, Anderson argues. Some of those effects can already be seen in skyrocketing valuations for other tokens, like Aave’s…

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COMP Token Spikes 25% on Surprise Binance Listing

The price of the Compound Governance Token (COMP) has jumped by one-quarter on news of a surprise listing on leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance. COMP tokens began trading approximately one week ago, quickly making triple-figure gains and attracting millions in trade volume. Binance stated that it did not charge a listing fee for introducing the pairings.   Binance now supports pairings between COMP and Bitcoin (BTC), Tether (USDT), Binance Coin (BNB), and BinanceUSD (BUSD). COMP spikes 25% in five minutes on Poloniex On June 25, Binance announced that it would list pairings…

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Plus Token Money Launderers Stopped Short by Congestion

Funds from the infamous Chinese-based PlusToken ponzi scheme are moving once again, but they’re being blocked by Ethereum’s block congestion. According to Whale Alert, funds from a known PlusToken Ether (ETH) stash were seen moving to a fresh address. The fraudsters transferred 789,500 ETH, worth about $186 million, in what appears to be an effort to launder their funds. The incoming wallet has since signed more than 50 transactions to split the funds across dozens of wallets, but only one of those appears to have been confirmed. The remaining transactions…

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Meet Mistcoin – The First Mineable SLP Token Implementation Launched on Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash proponents have been introduced to a new project built using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) framework called mistcoin (MIST). The new token is essentially the first mineable implementation of colored coins on Bitcoin Cash. Mist allows participants to mine the SLP tokens “using proof-of-work to help decentralize allocation of newly minted tokens.” It seems an unknown developer called “Kasumi” created a Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) token that can be mined like bitcoin (BTC) or bitcoin cash (BCH). The Mist project’s white paper can be viewed on the website…

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A New Token Lets You Save on Ethereum Fees by ‘Storing’ Gas

Ethereum (ETH)’s fees are hard-coded to only be payable in Ether, but a clever trick with smart contracts allows users to effectively pay for gas with a special token, which reduces the total fee they incur. This principle was used by the team behind 1inch.exchange, a decentralized exchange aggregator, to introduce the Chi token. The technology was formally announced on June 5, and it builds on a previous iteration of the concept, called Gas Token (GST). How does it work? Chi takes advantage of a mechanism that refunds gas when…

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Home Seller Sues Buyer Over Payment in ‘Fool’s Gold’ Token

After attempting to sell her home, California-based psychologist Mary Shea is suing buyer, Mike Cherwenka, for attempting to pay for 30% of the property’s value in the form of a “worthless” crypto asset called ‘Troptions.Gold.’ The dispute has left her unable to sell the home as Cherwenka’s company still claims an interest in it. Shea accuses Cherwenka and his company Best Buy Homes of violating securities and state racketeering laws by misleading herself and other members of the public as to the nature of the Troption virtual currency. Her complaint…

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Eidoo to Burn 80% of Company’s Token Holdings to Kickstart One of the Biggest Daos in Defi

Switzerland, 4th June 2020. Swiss-based crypto platform Eidoo is upgrading its native utility token into a governance token that will power a new cross-chain DAO. In a collaborative decision by Eidoo and pTokens, the $EDO token will be upgraded into $PNT later this month so that it can be used, staked and earn interest within the new pNetwork ecosystem – the decentralized network powering the pTokens solution. The pTokens project enables cryptocurrency to “move” across different blockchains, which unlocks liquidity in the market to push DeFi beyond its current boundaries.…

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Reddit’s Fortnite Community Outpaces r/CryptoCurrency in Token Transfers

Reddit’s r/FortNiteBR community has conducted almost five times as many ERC-20 token transfers as the r/CryptoCurrency community with over 1% of Fortnite subscribers holding tokens.  After only two weeks of Reddit launching their Ethereum-based Community Points system, over 15,000 users have performed almost 18,000 token transfers with over 80% using FortNite’s Brick tokens as shown by DappRadar’s Reddit Points Tracker. Transaction data for r/FortNiteBR and r/CryptoCurrency. Source: Reddit Both communities have a similar amount of subscribers with r/FortNiteBR only slightly ahead on 1,271,810 subs, but within three days Fortnite showed…

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Coinbase to Custody FTX’s Exchange Token

Coinbase has announced that it will provide custody services for the exchange token of the Binance-backed crypto derivatives platform FTX (FTT) on May 22. Coinbase Custody will comprise the primary custodian for the ERC-20 token, managing custody, compliance, and insurance for the FTT tokens. Coinbase stated that FTX is its “largest exchange client to-date.” The exchange noted that crypto watchers may notice large FTT transfers taking on the blockchain over recent and coming days, clarifying that they will be “closely monitored migrations of $FTT onto Coinbase Custody’s secure, offline storage…

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