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110 millions de souris seraient sacrifiées pour la science chaque année aux États-Unis

Par Céline Deluzarche, Journaliste
Un grand nombre d’études scientifiques, particulièrement en biologie et en médecine, sont menées chez des souris. Ces dernières représentent en effet 95 % à 99 % des animaux de laboratoire. Selon une nouvelle étude parue dans Scientific Reports, ce sont ainsi 111,5 millions de rats et de souris...

Cette exoplanète rocheuse a plus de 10 milliards d'années

Par Nathalie Mayer, Journaliste
Elle a été baptisée TOI-561b et elle est l’une des exoplanètes rocheuses les plus vieilles jamais découvertes. Une preuve que notre Univers a commencé à former des planètes bien plus tôt que l’imaginaient jusqu’alors les astronomes.

Jeu vidéo : bientôt des interfaces cerveau-machine dans les casques de réalité virtuelle

Par Louis Neveu, Journaliste
Gabe Newell, le cofondateur de Valve, imagine le jeu de demain où les yeux, les mains et les oreilles seraient dépassés par le cerveau. Intégrées aux casques de réalité virtuelle, les premières interfaces neuronales directes pourraient bien arriver d’ici quelques années.

Soldes cdiscount : 400 € de réduction sur le PC portable gamer Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH

Par Olivier Capart, Rédacteur
Vous êtes à la recherche d'un nouveau PC portable gaming ? Sur Cdiscount, découvrez une superbe réduction sur le PC portable Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH. Habituellement disponible au prix 1299 €, dans cette réduction exceptionnelle il est proposé à 899 € sur Cdiscount ! Cliquez pour voir l'offre400...

Réchauffement climatique : « Nous avons tous un rôle à jouer »

Par Nathalie Mayer, Journaliste
Notre Terre se réchauffe. Toujours un peu plus. 2020 a encore été l’une des années les plus chaudes jamais enregistrées. Alors, certains cherchent des responsables. Du côté de l’industrie ou dans le secteur des transports. La réalité, c’est que nous sommes tous un peu responsables. Mais la bonne...

Soldes d'hiver 2021 : les meilleures offres de montres connectées

Par Olivier Capart, Rédacteur
Ça y est, le coup d'envoi des soldes d'hiver est donné ! Pendant cette période, du 20 janvier au 16 février 2021, les commerçants multiplient leurs promotions. Et au regard des stocks accumulés pendant cette crise sanitaire, cette année, on attend un grand nombre de bons plans ! Et d'ailleurs,...

Indian Central Bank Sees Cryptocurrencies Gaining Popularity, Exploring Digital Rupee

Par Kevin Helms
Indian Central Bank Sees Cryptocurrencies Gaining Popularity, Exploring Digital Rupee

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has published a booklet with a section about cryptocurrency and the digital rupee. The central bank acknowledged that cryptocurrencies have gained popularity in recent years and confirmed that it is exploring the need for a central bank digital currency.

RBI Says Crypto Has Gained Popularity, Exploring Digital Rupee

India’s central bank published a “Booklet on Payment Systems” on Monday with a section on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The document covers “the journey of payment and settlement systems in India during the second decade of the millennium, viz., from the beginning of 2010 till the end of 2020,” the RBI described.

A section of the booklet reads:

Private digital currencies (PDCs) / virtual currencies (VCs) / cryptocurrencies (CCs) have gained popularity in recent years. In India, the regulators and governments have been sceptical about these currencies and are apprehensive about the associated risks.

However, the central bank confirmed:

Nevertheless, RBI is exploring the possibility as to whether there is a need for a digital version of fiat currency and in case there is, then how to operationalise it.

The RBI booklet describes a CBDC as “a legal tender and a central bank liability in digital form denominated in a sovereign currency and appearing on the central bank’s balance sheet.” The central bank added: “Innovations are changing the payments space rapidly. This has made central banks around the world to examine whether they could leverage on technology and issue fiat money in digital form.”

This is not the first time that India’s central bank has mentioned the digital rupee. In December 2019, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said “it is an area where the Reserve Bank will certainly look at seriously at an appropriate time.”

India still does not have a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency. A draft bill was submitted to the finance ministry in early 2019 but the government has not introduced the bill. Meanwhile, the country’s supreme court lifted the banking restriction on the crypto industry by the central bank in March last year. Recently, there were reports that the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau, an arm of the finance ministry, has proposed imposing an 18% goods and services tax (GST) on bitcoin transactions.

Do you think a digital rupee will be good for the crypto industry? Let us know in the comments section below.

Des millions de numéros de téléphone volés sur Facebook revendus sur Telegram

Par Fabrice Auclert, Journaliste
Des pirates ont créé un chatbot sur Telegram qui donne le numéro de téléphone d'une personne inscrite sur Facebook. Et vice versa. C'est payant. Ces numéros sont issus d'un vol de données datant de 2019 qui concernait plus de 500 millions d'abonnés à Facebook !

Un rare fossile d'ammonite sans sa coquille

Par Éléonore Solé, Rédactrice scientifique
Il est rare de dénicher un fossile comportant des tissus périssables, comme les organes, la peau, les poils... Quand de tels fossiles apparaissent sous les mains des paléontologues, ce sont de véritables trésors. Des mines d'informations. En Allemagne, une ammonite a offert cette chance à des...

Bon plan Samsung Odyssey G9 : -230 € sur l'écran incurvé Gamer sur Cdiscount

Par Olivier Capart, Rédacteur
Si vous êtes à recherche d'un bon plan sur un écran incurvé gamer vous ne serez pas déçu ! À l'occasion des soldes d'hiver de Cdiscount, profitez d'une réduction sur l'écran incurvé Samsung Odyssey G9 faisant passer le prix de 1730,91 € à 1499,99 €, soit une réduction de 230 € !Cliquez ici pour...

Les résonances orbitales de cinq exoplanètes questionnent la cosmogonie planétaire

Par Laurent Sacco, Journaliste
Les caractéristiques des orbites des planètes, ainsi que leurs masses et tailles, sont des fossiles de la cosmogonie et de l'évolution des systèmes planétaires. Le phénomène universel dit de résonance orbitale se retrouve dans le monde des exoplanètes comme dans celui du Système solaire. Dans le...

Ideaology Launches IEO Public Sale Today on Bitcoin.com Exchange

Par Bitcoin.com PR
Ideaology Launched IEO Public Sale Today on Bitcoin.com Exchange

PRESS RELEASE. January 26, 2020Bitcoin.com Exchange, one of the leading authorities in the cryptocurrency exchanges market, announces the launch of the Ideaology token (IDEA) public sale today at 10:00 UTC.

Ideaology consists of a freelance platform which will accommodate most of the personnel needed to develop projects. The platform’s mission is to provide a host of freelancers and entrepreneurs with job options, a digital marketplace allowing platform users to sell or buy digital assets and services, as well as:

  • Share materials and experiences.
  • An Idea launchpad.
  • A collection of innovative and inventive individuals, to establish a creative colony for introducing and launching revolutionary ideas.
  • A funding base of individuals and enterprises interested in supporting new projects, whether through direct partnerships, or through crowdfunding options available on the platform.

Ideaology is creating a unique collaborative digital community and a fertile environment for the future of business development, one can find Ideaology’s Active Idea Beta platform here.

Purchasers who have already registered, and passed KYC/AML procedures via the platform can already buy IDEA tokens via the IEO platform.

Details of the Upcoming Public Sale

  • Token Name: Ideaology Token (IDEA)
  • Token Type: ERC-20
  • Public Sale Date and Time: January 26, 2021 at 10:00 UTC
  • Offered Price for 1 IDEA: $0.09
  • Hard Cap: $1,000,000 (1M)
  • Circulating Supply before the public sale: 15,388,888
  • Valuation of the Circulating Supply before the public sale, based on the Offered Price for 1 IDEA: $1,384,999

For more information and to buy IDEA tokens, please visit the Bitcoin.com IEO platform.

*Kindly note: Ideaology tokens (IDEA) will be available at the specific price until the Hard Cap is met.

Within the past month, prior to the launch of the Ideaology Token (IDEA) public sale, Bitcoin.com Exchange and Ideaology have conducted multiple social competitions, podcasts, vodcasts, AMAs, interviews, guides and marketing activities; effectively boosting the Ideaology Token name across the crypto sphere and beyond. Both crypto entities’ goal is to promote mass adoption, and subsequently a new age in the finance and entertainment spheres alike.

“Ideaology is keen to reach more crypto traders who believe in the next big blockchain project through Bitcoin.com Exchange. It’s our first step in realizing the potential of the IDEA token to fuel our ecosystem and the Active IDEA platform for startup founders and online freelancers. Indeed, these are exciting times for Ideaology followers and Bitcoin.com Exchange users.”, said, Amar Kovacevic, CTO and Co-Founder at Ideaology.

“The Ideaology team is truly putting together something fascinating for the future” said Danish Chaudhry, CEO at Bitcoin.com Exchange. “From announcing this IEO around a month ago till today, the amount of interest gathered was incredible, paving the way for the future of collaborative ecosystems. Ideaology will now, via the IDEA token, be for sale until the $1,000,000 value has been met, where the token will then be listed on Bitcoin.com Exchange for users to store, access and trade.”

Be Part of the Public Sale

Bitcoin.com Exchange has launched the public sale of the Ideaology Token (IDEA) via its platform. By accessing the link here, you will have the chance to be one of the first people to join in Ideaology’s journey to fuel a synergistic ecosystem by bringing online freelancers and startup founders through the Active IDEA platform.

What Is a Public Sale/IEO?

In brief, an Initial Exchange Offering, commonly referred to as an IEO, is a fundraising event that is administered by an exchange. In contrast to an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) where the project team themselves conduct the fundraising, an Initial Exchange Offering means that the fundraising will be conducted on a well-known exchange’s fundraising platform.

About Bitcoin.com Exchange

The mission of Bitcoin.com Exchange is to empower people from all over the world to trade cryptocurrencies with ease and confidence, from first-time traders to advanced trading professionals. With high liquidity, 24/7 multilingual support and dozens of trading pairs, complemented with a high level of security, it offers an attractive platform for trading any cryptocurrency. Within one year since launch, on average, the exchange has been visited by more than 500K active traders per month, and this number continues to grow as you read this sentence.

About Ideaology

Ideaology is a Dubai-based blockchain-oriented company building a digital ecosystem – Active IDEA – which will harbor a community of professionals and enterprises collaborating, investing, and growing together. The Active IDEA platform connects all the likely associates of a successful business endeavor, including innovators, freelance professionals, advisors, and investors. The ecosystem is built on blockchain technology enabling it to conduct an efficient and decentralized economy based on the Ideaology (IDEA) token.

Media Contact Info

Bitcoin.com Exchange

Contact Name: Antonio Bileci

Contact Email: antonio@bitcoin.com

 

Ideaology

Contact Name: Mac Ocampo

Contact Email: info@ideaology.io

 


This is a press release. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the promoted company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in the press release.

Soldes Cdiscount : 200 € de remise sur la TV QLED Continental Edison

Par Olivier Capart, Rédacteur
Dans le cadre des soldes d'hiver, le cyber-marchand Cdiscount multiplie les promotions sur les produits high-tech. Parmi ceux-ci nous retrouvons un téléviseur 4K à moins de 400 euros.Ce téléviseur QLED Continental Edison est proposé à 399,99 euros au lieu de 599,99 euros. Ce dernier dispose...

Peugeot lance l’eC01, un vélo électrique unisexe avec 120 km d’autonomie

Par Marc Zaffagni, Journaliste
La gamme de vélos électriques Peugeot s’enrichit d’une nouvelle catégorie baptisée eCity dans laquelle arrive un premier modèle baptisé eC01. Un VAE qui se destine à un usage urbain principalement, voire tout chemin pour l’une de ses versions. Il est doté d’un groupe moteur-batterie Bosch...

La glace fond à une vitesse record

Par Nathalie Mayer, Journaliste
Au nord et au sud. Sur les mers comme sur les terres. Partout, la glace fond. Et à un rythme de plus en plus soutenu, nous confirment aujourd’hui des chercheurs sur la base de données satellite enregistrées depuis 1995.

Soldes forfait mobile : Dernier jour de la série limitée 70 Go à seulement 10,99 €/mois chez Free

Par la rédaction de Futura
À l'occasion du lancement des soldes d'hiver, Free Mobile a lancé une nouvelle promotion mais de courte durée : une série limitée 70 Go à 10,99 €/mois seulement. L'offre est valable jusqu'à aujourd'hui 26 janvier à minuit. Si vous souhaitez souscrire à ce forfait sans engagement à petit prix et...

Marathon Patent Group Buys $150 Million Worth of Bitcoin as a Reserve Asset

Par Jeffrey Gogo
Marathon Patent Group Buys $150 Million Worth of Bitcoin as a Reserve Asset

Marathon Patent Group announced Monday that it bought 4,813 bitcoins in a deal worth $150 million. The firm joins the growing list of publicly listed companies holding bitcoin in their treasuries.

Merrick Okamoto, chairman and chief executive officer of Marathon, said the Nasdaq firm is buying bitcoin (BTC) as a reserve asset.

“We…believe that holding part of our treasury reserves in bitcoin will be a better long-term strategy than holding US dollars, similar to other forward-thinking companies like Microstrategy,” said Okamoto, in a statement.

“By purchasing $150 million worth of bitcoin, we have accelerated the process of building Marathon into what we believe to be the de facto investment choice for individuals and institutions who are seeking exposure to this new asset class,” he added.

Marathon, which is already involved in BTC mining, bought the dip, paying an average of about $31,135 per bitcoin. The deal was executed by crypto financial services firm New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG) and completed on Jan. 21.

Bitcoin prices plunged below $30,000 last week, but bounced back to between $32,000 and $34,000. At the time of writing, BTC is trading around the $32k handle per unit.

Earlier this January, Marathon raised $250 million in an equity round, but this was not used to buy the BTC. Okamoto revealed that the bitcoin purchase was funded from internal cash resources amounting to $425 million, industry media reported.

As a miner, Marathon is currently producing up to two bitcoins per day but is now looking to expand with the purchase of 103,000 advanced S19 bitcoin miners from Bitmain. Okamoto said the miners are expected to be delivered and fully installed by the end of the first quarter of 2022.

“If all miners were operational today, based on the bitcoin network’s current difficulty rate, we would produce approximately 55 to 60 bitcoins per day,” he stated. “However, by leveraging our cash on hand to invest in bitcoin now, we have transformed our potential to be a pure-play investment into a reality.”

In October, Marathon announced a joint venture agreement with Beowulf Energy, which reduces its electricity costs for extracting bitcoin by 38%. Shares of Marathon fell 0.44% to $18.22 on Monday. The stock is up more than 56% since Jan. 1.

What do you think about Marathon purchasing bitcoin for the company’s treasury? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Pour la première fois, la formation d'un cristal de sel est filmée à une échelle atomique

Par Éléonore Solé, Rédactrice scientifique
Des chercheurs japonais ont filmé la formation de cristaux de sel avec une résolution atomique. Une première ! Jusqu'à présent, des scientifiques observaient des molécules au niveau atomique, mais sans parvenir à voir des processus dynamiques. Comme la formation d'un cristal. Grâce à une...

Un robot qui imite les méduses pour sauver les coraux

Par Futura avec l'AFP-Relaxnews
Les chercheurs travaillent depuis longtemps sur le concept de petit robot sous-marin adapté aux environnements vulnérables. Cette fois-ci, s'inspirant du calmar et de la méduse, ils l'ont perfectionné et l'ont doté d'une efficacité accrue en combinant un extérieur mou et flexible. L'idéal pour...

While BTC’s Hashrate Remains High, It’s More Difficult Than Ever Before to Mine Bitcoin

Par Jamie Redman
While BTC's Hashrate Remains High, It's More Difficult Than Ever Before to Mine Bitcoin

At the end of January 2021, Bitcoin’s network mining difficulty, a measure of how complicated it is to mine a block reward, is higher than it’s ever been during the crypto protocol’s lifetime. Currently, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is a whopping 20.8 trillion but despite the handicap, bitcoin miners have continued to keep the network’s hashrate running hot.

Bitcoin Difficulty Touches 20.82 Trillion

Bitcoin (BTC) prices have been higher than ever before and despite the temporary dip on January 21 below the $30k handle, the crypto asset has managed to remain above that range. This has made it so a great number of ASIC mining machines are profiting at the current price per BTC including older generation mining rigs.

Nevertheless, the current Bitcoin (BTC) mining difficulty is the highest it’s ever been in the last 12 years of operation. The difficulty is essentially how hard it is for a miner to mine a BTC block or basically find a hash below a given target.

While BTC's Hashrate Remains High, It's More Difficult Than Ever Before to Mine Bitcoin

The higher the difficulty, the more complicated it is for all the mining participants trying to find bitcoin blocks on any given day. At the time of publication, public data shows the BTC chain’s difficulty is approximately 20,823,531,150,111 or 20.82T.

Small Difficulty Jump Expected in Less Than Two Weeks, Bitcoin Hashrate Runs Hot Above 150 Exahash

There’re around 22 mining pools dedicating SHA256 hashrate at the BTC chain and typically there were usually only around 18 most of the months last year. Presently, these pools have kept the BTC hashrate above the 150 exahash per second (eH/s) region.

While BTC's Hashrate Remains High, It's More Difficult Than Ever Before to Mine Bitcoin

During the last two months, BTC’s hashrate has held solid between 140 to 165 EH/s. At current speeds it seems the difficulty will only jump a hair higher at +0.11% to 20.85T in 12 days.

Right now the top five pools mining BTC today, include F2pool (23 EH/s), Poolin (19.2 EH/s), Binance Pool (17.1 EH/s), Btc.com (16.5 EH/s), and Antpool (12.4 EH/s). These top five mining pools command 61.45% of the entire SHA256 hashrate today, while 17 mining pools capture 38.55% of the remaining hashrate.

What do you think about the current mining difficulty touching a lifetime high? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Russia Prohibits Government Officials From Owning Crypto, Must Dump Holdings by April

Par Kevin Helms
Russia Prohibits Government Officials From Owning Crypto, Must Dump Holdings by April

The Russian Ministry of Labor has reportedly banned government officials from owning and using cryptocurrencies. Officials have also been ordered to dispose of any cryptocurrencies they own by April.

Russia Prohibits Government Officials From Holding or Using Cryptocurrencies

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has issued a letter in which it informed civil servants that they must get rid of any cryptocurrencies they are holding by April 1, Forklog reported Friday.

“Officials are obliged to dispose of digital financial assets issued in information systems organized in accordance with foreign law, as well as digital currencies, regardless of the country of issue,” the letter says. The news outlet described:

The letter also establishes a ban for civil servants to own and use these types of assets.

The letter specifies persons affected by the new law, naming in particular those holding government or state positions, employees of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, employees of certain categories of organizations, and their ownership from Jan. 1, 2021.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Dec. 10, 2020, requiring government officials and applicants for the relevant positions to declare any cryptocurrencies or tokens owned by them, their spouses, and minor children. The first disclosure must be submitted between Jan. 1 and June 30 this year. According to the publication, reporting of digital financial assets and digital currency acquisitions in 2020 are not required.

The Law on Digital Financial Assets came into force in Russia on Jan. 1. It recognizes cryptocurrencies as property but prohibits their use for payments. The draft law on taxation of operations with cryptocurrency was submitted to the State Duma in early December last year.

What do you think about Russia banning government officials from crypto? Let us know in the comments section below.

JP Morgan Gives 3 Reasons to Add Bitcoin to Investment Portfolios

Par Kevin Helms
JP Morgan Gives 3 Reasons to Add Bitcoin to Investment Portfolios

JP Morgan has outlined three key reasons why investors should add bitcoin to their investment portfolios. Small allocations to cryptocurrencies would “improve portfolio efficiency due to high returns and moderate correlations,” JPMorgan’s analyst explained.

JP Morgan Sees Benefits of Hedging With Bitcoin

JPMorgan released a report last week entitled “What cryptocurrencies have and haven’t done for multi-asset portfolios.” Published by the firm’s head of Cross-Asset Strategy division, John Normand, the report explores cryptocurrencies’ use for portfolio diversification.

Before discussing the reasons to have BTC in portfolios, the report acknowledges that “Bitcoin has already achieved the fastest-ever price appreciation of any must-have asset to which it is often compared,” such as gold in 1970s, Japanese equities in 1980s, U.S. tech stocks in 1990s, Chinese equities in 2000s, commodities in 2000s, and FANG stocks in 2010s.

JP Morgan Gives 3 Reasons to Add Bitcoin to Investment Portfolios

While noting that bitcoin is highly volatile, the analyst hypothetically asked: “Why bother considering an unconventional and high-volatility hedge?” He then answered his own question by giving three reasons.

Firstly, “Equity and credit valuations look record-rich for a very young business cycle,” the report details. Secondly, “conventional hedges like DM bonds barely serve as insurance when US 10Y rates are near 1%.” The report elaborates that the collapse of DM bond yields to negative levels in Japan and Europe and to 1% in the U.S. has forced investors to focus on alternative investments.

The third reason concerns “some as-yet unseen shocks (materially higher inflation, economically-debilitating cyber attacks or climate catastrophes),” which the JPMorgan analyst believes “could favor an asset that operates outside conventional financial channels.” For example, Normand cited extraordinary monetary and fiscal stimulus over the past year, which creates general concerns about portfolio vulnerability to a macro or policy shock.

The JPM analyst further asserted that “the mainstreaming of crypto ownership is raising correlations with cyclical assets, potentially converting them from insurance to leverage.” Nonetheless, he noted that for long-term portfolio efficiency:

Small (up to 2%) allocations to cryptocurrencies still improve portfolio efficiency due to high returns and moderate correlations.

As for shorter-term diversification, Normand wrote: “Over shorter intra-month and intra-quarter horizons, crypto assets continue to rank as the poorest hedge for major drawdowns in global equities, particularly relative to the fiat currencies like the dollar which they seek to displace.” In addition, he was quoted as saying:

Crypto continues to rank as the least reliable hedge during periods of acute market stress.

Meanwhile, another JPMorgan analyst has forecasted that the price of bitcoin will reach $146K as competition between the cryptocurrency and gold heats up. Earlier this month, JP Morgan said that the approval of a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) this year could cause a price drop. Nonetheless, the firm sees $600 billion demand from global institutional investors for bitcoin.

Do you agree with JPMorgan? Let us know in the comments section below.

Put a Potato in Your Sandwich

Par Claire Lower on Skillet, shared by Claire Lower to Lifehacker

The show 30 Rock packed in a lot of food jokes over the years, but “Put potato chips on a sandwich!” isn’t one; it’s just good sense. The thin, crispy slices of fried potato add textural contrast, lots of salt, and sometimes more, depending on the flavor of your chip. (I’m a plain Lay’s girl myself.)

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Are Two Masks Really Better Than One?

Par Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker

Cloth masks, by themselves, were never the best option for everybody to wear during a pandemic; they were, instead, just the best way to get a lot of masks to a lot of people without too much of an effect on supplies for healthcare workers.

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Can You Really Afford a Pet?

Par Mike Winters on Two Cents, shared by Mike Winters to Lifehacker

The first step in being a responsible pet owner is knowing whether you can afford one to begin with. Beyond the initial adoption costs, you’ll need to budget for hundreds to thousands of dollars in annual expenses—for years to come. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect for different types of pets.

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21 Bitcoin Block Rewards from 2010 Wake Up, $236M Worth of ‘Satoshi Era’ BTC Spent in 10 Months

Par Jamie Redman

On Monday, January 25, 2021, at roughly 2 a.m. (EST), the notorious old school miner from 2010 has spent another consecutive 21 decade-old block rewards with 1,050 bitcoin. This is possibly the same mining entity our newsdesk has been tracking for months. The bitcoin from 2010 moved today follows the exact same pattern as all the block reward strings our team has caught waking up during the last ten months.

For quite some time now, news.Bitcoin.com has been monitoring so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ that are starting to wake up after ten years. In 2020, our newsdesk has noticed that a great number of old-school bitcoin spends from 2010 have been transferred in consecutive strings of 20 to 21 block rewards and all of them confirmed in a single block.

On Monday at 2 a.m., which is roughly around the same time frame the other coinbase reward strings have been spent in the past, 21 block rewards were transferred. Our newsdesk caught the action with the help of Btcparser.com’s blockchain parser and visual perspectives from theholyroger.com web portal as well. All of these decade-old bitcoin block rewards held approximately 50 BTC per block and 999.99 BTC ($33.6M) was consolidated into a single address.

As usual, the 999 BTC was again split into multiple fractions and followed the same movements as the previous string spends. The very last time news.Bitcoin.com reported on a large string of block reward spends from 2010, Russian blockchain researcher, Issak Shvarts, told our newsdesk that “these bitcoins are now owned by the crypto exchange Coinbase.”

All of the coins worth over $35 million spent on January 25, 2021, were confirmed at block height 667,558. Moreover, the corresponding bitcoin cash (BCH) block rewards were moved as well on Monday. Similar to all the other past spends, besides the March 11, 2020 transfer, the corresponding bitcoinsv (BSV) has not been touched.

Now interestingly, this pattern all stemmed from 2010 blocks mined in August, September, and October. This is identical to all the past strings of ‘Satoshi era’ bitcoin transfers from 2010 that have been caught in the past. However, as mentioned above, BTC block height 667,558 saw 21 block rewards spent from 2010, and the first spend did not follow the 999 BTC that was possibly transferred to an exchange.

49.49 BTC was transferred to one address and half of a bitcoin was sent to another address, which still sits idle. Moreover, just before the 21 decade-old blocks spent in block 667,558, two inconsistent 2010 blocks were spent at block height 667,534 and 667,538. The first spend was unique because the coinbase block reward was created on December 12, 2010.

December 12, 2010, is special because it was the very last day Satoshi Nakamoto wrote openly to the entire Bitcoin community on the forum bitcointalk.org. The 2010 block spend from December did not see the corresponding BCH or BSV spent. 19.9 BTC and 30 BTC were sent to two addresses and then split into fractions and likely sent to an exchange.

Presently, from our collective research, we believe that the person who has transferred the significant number of strings from 2010 is very likely the same entity. It is always roughly around the same number of 2010 coinbase rewards, all mined during the same months, and all spent ten years later at around the same timeframe during the early morning hours (EST). The entity always methodologically follows the exact same pattern and seems to care less about privacy.

Another possible theory tied to this miner could indicate this individual or group of individuals mined a whole lot of bitcoins in 2010. For instance, if this person is the same entity, they have spent well over 7,000 BTC stemming from 2010 worth over $236 million using today’s exchange rates.

Of course, if the entity spent these coins right away they would have received far less than $236 million for each transfer’s spot price on the day the block rewards were moved. Furthermore, following the recording of all the 2010 block rewards spent in blocks 667,534, 667,538, and 667,558, a single 50 BTC block reward ($1.5M) mined on November 5, 2010, was spent at block height 667,629.

What do you think about today’s 1,000 bitcoin spend from the 2010 block rewards? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Figure Out Your Next Car's Emissions and Monthly Costs with 'Carboncounter'

Par David Murphy

If you want to prioritize environmental friendliness with the next car you buy, a handy website called Carboncounter has done the hard work for you. With its interactive charts and graphs, you can see how more than 600 cars stack up in two key areas: greenhouse gas emissions and expected monthly charges.

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ZelaaPayAE: UAE Will Now Have a Crypto Debit Card

Par Bitcoin.com PR
ZelaaPayAE Applying for the First Crypto License in All of UAE

PRESS RELEASE. ZelaaPayAE, with a vision to build and improve the financial structure, introduces a Crypto Debit Card with the ability to be swiped not just in UAE but also globally.

Partnering with Baanx, ZelaaPayAE is providing Mastercard enabled Debit Card featuring personalized cards with a low monthly fee and extreme accountability. What makes it stand out is the true ability to support a unique 5 multicurrency BIN which would enable you to spend in 8 currencies (USD, CNY, JPY, GBP, and others) with Mastercard Spot price i.e., Zero Forex mark up.

The Fundamental utility is not in the FX or global transaction, it is its ability to support ZPAE, DGB, KLV, TRX, and BTC. Making transacting from Cryptocurrency to Fiat a breeze, there are many crypto to fiat debit cards out there but they eventually require you to preload them. Omnibus Account Framework for ZelaaPayAE Debit Card by Baanx allows you to just seamlessly spend without having to preload, through APIs for seamless spending thus promoting the transactional framework in a way how a transaction in its truest form should be.

Swipe Wallet’s card functions in a similar way but SXP stakes are required and also most of the categories have FX markups. Catching up this trend Crypto.com and Binance are not too far behind, offering crypto debit cards but yet again lacking the proprietary tech and the omnibus Account framework and personalization ability. Swipe, Binance, and Crypto.com have VISA-enabled debit cards thus the usage gets restricted in some regions.

ZelaaPayAE stacks above both of them in terms of global coverage (being partnered with Mastercard, Visa and China Union Pay through Baanx; thus, unrestricted global usage). Providing the flexibility of a virtual card and removing the need to preload the card, ZelaaPayAE have managed to make innovation as customer-centric as possible.

Baanx has a successful track record of catering to a high potential fin-tech market and is also working with the project of the visionary Akon, Akoin.

The real standing out feature is and will always be ZelaaPayAE’s vision to build the infrastructure for the future of transaction and money. The ability to bridge the gap between fiat and crypto on top of having it backed by technology, belief, and Vision, ZelaaPayAE x Baanx Debit cards have and will always manage to stay at the forefront of Innovation in Financial Services.

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DDoS Attackers Return With Massive Extortion Campaigns in the Wake of Bitcoin Prices Surging

Par Felipe Erazo
DDoS Attackers Return With Massive Extortion Campaigns in the Wake of Bitcoin Prices Surging

Threat actors have been finding opportunities in bitcoin’s bullish trend to increase their extortion campaigns. Hackers are actively threatening companies with DDoS attacks unless they pay for bitcoin ransoms.

Bull Run Prices Push Extortionists to Increase Bitcoin Ransom Demands

According to an alert issued by security firm Radware, there have been several reports between December 2020 and the first week of January 2021 about DDoS extortionists. The firm claims the campaign is part of a global one that started in August last year.

However, in the wake of the crypto bull-run seen over the last months, the wave of ransom letters had sharply increased, coming from the same actors. Radware noted that most of the companies didn’t report such incidents to the media in August and September 2020.

One of the first bitcoin ransom letters sent by the hackers reads as follow:

We asked for 10 bitcoin to be paid at to avoid getting your whole network DDoSed. It’s a long time overdue and we did not receive payment. Why? What is wrong? Do you think you can mitigate our attacks? Do you think that it was a prank or that we will just give up? In any case, you are wrong.

At the time of the first batch of letters sent by the threat actors, bitcoin was worth approximately $10,000. However, the security firm noticed in the latest round of ransom letters that hackers are aware of the BTC prices surging:

We will be kind and will not increase your fee. Actually, since the bitcoin price went up for over 100% since the last time, we will temporarily decrease the fee to 5 [bitcoin]! Temporarily. Yes, pay us 5 [bitcoin] and we are gone!

DDoS Extortion Is an ‘Integral Part’ of the Cyber Threat Landscape

On the level of concern this kind of threats should represent for the companies, Radware made the following comment:

Ransom DDoS or DDoS extortion campaigns have traditionally been a seasonal event. They would run annually for a few weeks targeting specific industries/companies before the threat actor(s) would typically give up. The 2020/2021 global ransom DDoS campaign represents a strategic shift from these tactics. DDoS extortion has now become an integral part of the threat landscape for organizations across nearly every industry since the middle of 2020.

The crypto industry has also been affected directly by the cybercriminal sphere in the last few months. As news.Bitcoin.com reported on January 7, 2021, a security firm spotted three malicious crypto apps targeting users to steal their funds.

What are your thoughts on the security alert about DDoS threats? Let us know in the comments section below.

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USDT Transactions on Tron Surpassed Ethereum Tether Transactions Every Day in 2021

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USDT Transactions on Tron Surpassed Ethereum Tether Transactions Every Day in 2021

During the last two months, tether transactions have spiked considerably. More recently, however, USDT transactions on the Tron network have outpaced the number of tether transfers on the Ethereum blockchain. Despite a whole lot more ERC20-based tethers in the wild, the minted stablecoin using the TRC20 standard has seen a much larger transaction count all year long.

Tether (USDT) is a dominant stablecoin and it is used on a great number of exchanges as the token is paired with nearly every digital asset that has a market value. USDT commands the third-largest market capitalization with a $24.9 billion valuation today.

During the last 24 hours market data shows that tether (USDT) has seen $17 billion in global trade volume. In the early days, tether was minted on the Omni Layer network but for the last four years, USDT tokens have migrated to other blockchains.

USDT Transactions on Tron Surpassed Ethereum Tether Transactions Every Day in 2021
Every single day in 2021, TRC20-based tethers (USDT) have seen a higher transaction count than ERC20-based tether (USDT) tokens.

In 2021, USDT is issued on a myriad of chains including Ethereum, Tron, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Liquid, Solana, and Algorand. A great majority of tethers are minted using Ethereum’s ERC20 standard, and these tokens have seen significant transaction counts in recent years.

However, this year has been a different story as the tether (USDT) transaction count stemming from the Tron network has been outperforming its ERC20 rival. Every single day in 2021, Tron-based tether (USDT) transaction counts (tx count) have been larger.

USDT Transactions on Tron Surpassed Ethereum Tether Transactions Every Day in 2021
Tron captures more transactions than both ETH and BTC combined.

For instance, data from Coin Metrics shows the last count three days ago, TRC20 tethers saw 247,000 transactions while the ERC20 tethers saw 179,000 that day. Now even though TRC20 tethers have a larger tx count, the aggregated volume of ERC20 USDTs is still 2x more valuable in terms of settlement.

USDT Transactions on Tron Surpassed Ethereum Tether Transactions Every Day in 2021
Median network transaction fee on the Ethereum blockchain on January 25, 2021.

TRC20-based tethers have beat Ethereum-based tether tx counts week after week for the entire year. Of course, cryptocurrency proponents suspect that the migration from Ethereum to Tron as far as accelerated transactions is likely due to rising ETH network fees.

Fees on the Tron network are near non-existent and Coin Metrics data shows the chain processes 3.1 million transactions per day in comparison to BTC’s 254,000+ transactions per day on January 24, 2021.

Ethereum transactions per day are currently over a million every 24 hours but the fees to transact with ether are much higher than the Tron network’s negligible transfer costs.

At the time of publication, the median transaction fee on the Ethereum network according to data from bitinfocharts.com shows fees are currently around $4.80 per transaction. There’s been a number of days in 2021, where ETH transaction fees have jumped above the $5 range.

What do you think about the number of transactions stemming from tether on the Tron network exceeding the tether transactions on Ethereum? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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