Coinbase Earn is newly established platform that gives out crypto to those who test decentralized protocols, take quizzes and complete tasks is now open to users in 100 countries. Coinbase Earn doesn’t mine or buy cryptocurrencies, it gives the user the option to earn XLM, ZEC, BAT and ZRX, with more crypto intended to be added in the future. Coinbase education platform, that allows users to earn crypto as they learn about crypto.
Bitfury (a blockchain company) has announced its partnership with the Nur-Sultan based Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) with vision to introduce blockchain technology to several strategically important sectors. AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov said, “The partnership would help aid the development and understanding of blockchain tech in the region I am confident that the development of human capital will receive an additional inducement as well.”
Cobinhood (a cryptocurrency exchange based in Taiwan) has revealed that it has decided to exit by filling for bankruptcy after an alleged scam. The company is currently in the process of laying off employees, restructuring and appointed a liquidator tasked with laying off its staff. A user tweeted: “Classy exit scam from COBINHOOD & dexonfoundation (same company). After raising $3M just last month, they unlocked all tokens, dumped on the market and announced that they appointed a liquidator.”
Huobi Global ahs shared a happy news that it’s celebrating the famous Bitcoin Pizza Day on Wednesday and will offer selling the cryptocurrency at a discount rate for its select users. The Bitcoin Pizza Day represents the first real-world transaction made with Bitcoin when Laszlo Hanyecz purchased two pizzas with 10,000 BTC coins, when each coin cost $0.03, and the two pizzas were worth $30, the current BTC price of around $8k.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC, financial regulator for the island nation) has recently issued a warning to its public on alleged crypto-related scam project. The warning mentions two names, Dartalon Ltd and GFC Investments which have been red flagged by the regulator, both of their websites offers the public a chance to trade various cryptocurrencies and foreign exchange (forex).
Argyle Coin (headquartered in South Florida) which boasted itself as world’s first cryptocurrency with tokens pegged to diamonds, is ordered to halt its ICO (initial coin offering) by US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and as emergency measure all of its assets frozen, because of charges against its principal Jose Angel Aman. SEC took hardline against the firm by calling the project as an outright securities fraud and a form of ponzi scheme.
Launchpad Premium, a premier IEO service has been launched by ProBit Exchange with target to o provide accelerated IEO packages for projects in search of even more rounded and competitive assistance in reaching their financial goals. Listening Mind (a the ultimate aggregation of search data based on other search engine giants) is the first and immediate project to get into Launchpad Premium IEO.
CULedger has announced it partnership with R3 with a vision to increase its support to internal and cross-border payments for credit unions on Corda blockchain platform. David E. Rutter, CEO of R3 said, “Corda’s unique approach to privacy and security will support CULedger’s efforts to develop ground-breaking blockchain-based applications for self-sovereign digital identity and fraud detection,”
The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) says it is making crypto tax guidelines a priority and plans to issue clearer guidance toward cryptocurrency taxation soon, but the agency has a history of moving at a snail’s pace. Last September, a group of U.S. bureaucrats wrote formal letter to IRS which read: strongly urge the IRS to issue updated guidance, providing additional clarity for taxpayers seeking to better understand…”
Block.one has announced that it has launched its new web-based graphical user interface, EOSIO Explorer with aim to improve the experience of developers when interacting and monitoring EOS apps and networks during the development stage. This tool will give a tremendous towards boosting the developer experience on their blockchain and these new features are categorised as inspecting and interacting features.