Mirror Trading International Named Biggest Crypto Scam of the Year After Raking in $589 Million

Blockchain analysis firm, Chainalysis’ latest crime report has named Mirror Trading International (MTI) as the biggest cryptocurrency scam of 2020. Chainalysis arrived at this conclusion after an investigation found that MTI had taken in $589 million from more than 471,000 deposits. According to the report, MTI’s haul is significantly higher than that of Forsage and J-enco, the next biggest scams. Both scams raked in less than $350 million each. More South African Victims Meanwhile, in the report’s brief focus on MTI, Chainalysis reveals that more than half of MTI’s web traffic had originated from South Africa. On the other hand,

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Amazon Is Working on Digital Currency Solutions— Pilot Project Set to Launch in Mexico

The e-commerce giant is preparing to explore the crypto business, as a recent job listing suggests. Amazon is looking to launch a pilot project in Mexico that seeks to build a team that develops new solutions based on “digital currencies.” E-Commerce Giant Amazon Seeks to Target Customers in ‘Emerging Markets’ According to a job posting, Jeff Bezos’ multinational firm was on the hunt this week for a Software Development Manager for the division of “Digital and Emerging Payments.” The job role has been reportedly filled as the offer is no longer available as of press time. Amazon stated in the

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Market Cap of Exchange-Issued Tokens Surpasses $43 Billion, Binance’s BNB Token Surges 150%

Buoyed by bitcoin’s recent spike, altcoins including exchange-issued tokens recently made significant gains, while several of these crypto-assets went on to set new all-time highs (ATH). According to Messari data, Binance is leading the pack in this category, after its token went up by more than 150% from $47 on February 1 to an ATH of $148 on February 10. Nevertheless, at the time of writing, the token had retreated and was trading at $123. Centralized Exchange Tokens Lead the Way As a result of this surge, the market capitalization of the BNB token stood at just over $19 billion

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Earn Money by Selling NFT Properties in Upland

PRESS RELEASE. Hidden among a press release published on November 10, 2020 is one of the most significant developments in blockchain history: By partnering with Tilia Pay, Upland.me, a virtual property metaverse that offers true ownership of NFT property parcels mapped to real addresses, has taken a giant leap towards creating the world’s first true digital economy. As the earth’s metaverse, Upland is blurring and ultimately erasing the line between the real world and the digital world. Upland has now been bringing that proposition to life with Property-to-USD. By spending the past two years building a metaverse that offers true

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Launchpool Plans to Launch an Egalitarian Model for All Stakeholders

Launchpool : noun – A group of crypto industry participants who pool together resources to launch projects. The concept behind the project is to bring investors together, aligning all for the benefit of everyone and the project. Each investor is put on the same footing and given the same incentive to see the project grow, this will result in the betterment of the collective rather than a few individuals that is often the case. This project is in no way affiliated with Binance or the Binance Launchpool. Introducing Launchpool One of the most exciting projects brewing recently is Launchpool. With

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Etoro’s Gooddollar Basic Income Initiative Aims to Fund 1 Million New Users With New Referral Program

An incentive of 100G$ will be given to registered users for new referrals, and 50G$ to new users as a ‘welcome bonus.’ Etoro, one of the world’s leading social trading platforms, has announced that it’s funding rewards for the next one million users of its Gooddollar project, following the launch of a brand new referral program. Stablecoin G$ Aims to Become Digital Universal Basic Income Gooddollar is a digital coin and wallet founded in September 2020 by Yoni Assia, the cofounder, and CEO of Etoro. It provides a digital form of universal basic income (UBI) to citizens worldwide by issuing

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Asset Manager Stone Ridge’s NYDIG Sees Wall of Money Coming Into Bitcoin — Institutions Grow Beyond Owning BTC

The founder of Stone Ridge Asset Management and the New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG) sees a “wall of money” coming into bitcoin based on his firm’s order book. The executive believes that institutions are just getting started and we will see an explosion of bitcoin-focused traditional financial products within a year. NYDIG Bullish on Bitcoin Stone Ridge Asset Management and NYDIG founder Ross Stevens shared his insight on institutional adoption of bitcoin last week in an interview with Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor. Stevens founded Stone Ridge in 2012 and NYDIG in 2017, where he now serves as its executive

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Online Sleuths Believe Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin Stash Is a Blockchain Treasure Hunt Meant to Be Found

Over the last twelve years, the cryptocurrency community has always been intrigued by Bitcoin’s inventor Satoshi Nakamoto. For over a decade, armchair sleuths and journalists have tried to uncover the creator’s identity and information on the whereabouts of all the bitcoins the enigma mined when the network was still in its infancy. Now a few individuals believe Satoshi’s coins may be the greatest prize competition ever and the private keys are somehow hidden within the blockchain. Maybe Satoshi Nakamoto Left a Message? Just recently, some members of the forum bitcointalk.org have been discussing a new theory surrounding the infamous Satoshi

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Youtuber Logan Paul Releases a Limited Edition of His NFT Artwork Ahead of Mayweather’s Fight

A famous Youtuber and now boxer is making inception into the non-fungible token (NFT) industry to promote his artwork. Logan Paul will gift NFT-based cards as part of an auction of the rare “Pokemon 1st Edition Booster Packs” game collection. NFTs Feature Logan’s Holographic Image With His Boxing Gear According to the announcement, Paul acquired packs of Pokémon cards after spending $2 million on them. The set of cards was released in 1999 by Wizards of the Coast, which contains 102 cards. Paul will be auctioning all 36 packs of the Pokémon game cards from February 4 until February 11.

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Former South Korean Social Media Giant to Relaunch Its Business by Creating a New Ethereum-Based Token

A social media giant that significantly impacted South Korea’s internet influence in the early 2000s is set to take a second breath. The company plans to regain its popularity by launching a new cryptocurrency. New Ownership Reportedly Got Over $7 Million From Investors to Rebrand Cyworld According to Hanguk Kyungjae, Cyworld is paving the ground to relaunch its business under new ownership. The consortium of five domestic companies includes SKY E&M, a local entertainment company. The negotiation wasn’t a million-dollar transaction. In fact, the consortium bought Cyworld from its troubled former owner for $897,000 — the same amount owed to

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