‘Governance is Critical’ for Crypto Ecosystem By Cointelegraph



Gavin Wood: ‘Governance is Critical’ for Crypto Ecosystem

Gavin Wood, the co-founder of and Parity Technologies, says crypto-economic systems act like “nation-states” of the internet, running on governance as a type of parliamentary democracy.

Wood joined the Unitize conference on July 6 to talk about how blockchain governance essentially acts as laws for these nation-states that need to be able to adapt to stay relevant.

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Expedia Partners With Crypto Service Travala.com for Crypto Bookings By Cointelegraph



Expedia Partners With Crypto Service Travala.com for Crypto Bookings

Expedia (NASDAQ:) now allows its over 700,000 accommodations to be booked with cryptocurrency through crypto travel platform Travala.com.

According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph by Travala.com on July 6, the firm added over 700,000 accommodations to its crypto-powered travel platform’s already over 2 million options available in 230 countries.

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UNICEF Crypto Fund to Invest $100K in Humanitarian Blockchain Projects By Cointelegraph



UNICEF Crypto Fund to Invest $100K in Humanitarian Blockchain Projects

Over the past four years, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has been investing in startups applying open-source technology, hoping to make the world a better place, but is looking to step up its game even further now.

Cecilia Chapiro, an investment advisor at UNICEF Ventures, told Cointelegraph that UNICEF had launched its innovation fund in 2016 with the goal to support emerging technologies being built in developing countries. Since then, UNICEF has invested in over 50 startups across 35 countries. “We invest in technologies that have the potential to influence billions of people, especially children in emerging countries,” Chapiro said.

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The Most Famous Financial Pyramids in the Crypto World By Cointelegraph



The Most Famous Financial Pyramids in the Crypto World

In addition to the obvious advantages in the form of anonymity, accessibility, ease of use and low cost of transactions, cryptocurrencies have some serious drawbacks that impede their global adoption. The main one is the connection between crypto and crime. Everyone who has studied this topic even superficially knows that (BTC) still remains a popular payment method among scammers and criminals on the darknet. Cryptocurrencies are very convenient tools for money laundering, evading taxes and cheating investors.

Today, I will talk about the most famous cryptocurrency pyramids, from which millions of investors suffered and whose activities amounted to billions of dollars in losses. These companies worked on Ponzi schemes, named after an Italian fraudster of the early 20th century. These pyramids do not produce goods and do not provide services — all they do is network marketing, where each member of the pyramid invites several new ones that invite the next ones and so on.

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Stock in Crypto Mining Firms Riot and Hive Massively Outperforms Bitcoin By Cointelegraph



Stock in Crypto Mining Firms Riot and Hive Massively Outperforms Bitcoin

The share price of (BTC) mining firms Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ:) and Hive Blockchain has produced enormous year-to-date (YTD) gains, with stock in Riot nearly doubling while Hive tripled over 2020 so far.

However, not all mining firms have fared well throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with Canaan’s stock falling nearly 70% since early January, and both Hut 8 and DMG Blockchain seeing scant YTD gains despite experiencing significant volatility this year.

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Thailand Vows to Crack Down on Narco Profits Stashed in Commodities and Crypto By Cointelegraph



Thailand Vows to Crack Down on Narco Profits Stashed in Commodities and Crypto

Thai authorities are ramping up their efforts to crack down on the country’s drug networks and the ruses they use to launder their multi-million dollar turnovers — including cryptocurrency.

AFP News reported on June 26 that the recent downfall of one meth syndicate — itself allegedly responsible for laundering tens of millions of dollars of narco profits via gold dealers, oil and the construction industry — has cast a spotlight on the “scale and sophistication” of such networks.

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Crypto Users Can Now Buy Fractional Shares in Google, Tesla & More By Cointelegraph



Crypto Users Can Now Buy Fractional Shares in Google, Tesla & More

On June 25, Uphold announced that they will allow users in Latin America to use cryptocurrency to acquire fractional ownership of the world’s leading companies.

Uphold supports dozens of cryptocurrencies, including (BTC). In theory, its users could acquire a stake in Amazon (NASDAQ:), Apple (NASDAQ:), Google (NASDAQ:) or Tesla (NASDAQ:) for as little as 10,000 Satoshis.

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3 Things to Know About BTC Futures and Crypto Exchange Liquidation Engines By Cointelegraph



3 Things to Know About BTC Futures and Crypto Exchange Liquidation Engines

Most traders fail to understand how (BTC) derivatives exchanges handle their risk. There is a consensus that the winners get paid by the losing parties, but it is not as simple as it seems.

Insurance funds were initially designed to protect clients positions during excessive volatile periods. Nonetheless, some exchanges such as BitMEX display a relatively steady insurance fund hoarding despite significant hourly price swings of 10% or higher.

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U.S. SEC Chair Clayton Nominated to Oversee Crypto Regulatory-Heavy NY By Cointelegraph



U.S. SEC Chair Clayton Nominated to Oversee Crypto Regulatory-Heavy NY

United States Attorney General William Barr announced that President Trump will most likely task Jay Clayton as the legal enforcer for a chunk of New York — a state that has historically held a heavy-handed regulatory stance on crypto.

Barr said in a June 19 statement from the Department of Justice, or DoJ:

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‘Blockchain Heroes’ Collectibles Are Based on Real Crypto Personalities By Cointelegraph



‘Blockchain Heroes’ Collectibles Are Based on Real Crypto Personalities

A new digital trading card series on the WAX blockchain — Blockchain Heroes — will feature 50 unique superheroes inspired by top influencers, inventors and content creators throughout the blockchain community.

The series, developed by co-hosts of The Bad Crypto Podcast, Joel Comm and Travis Wright, is a comedic parody of crypto-world personalities presented as superheroes.

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