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Bitcoin News Roundup for April 1, 2020

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:00
A new mesh network runs on crypto and the Bitcoin markets might not hit $20K. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily Podcast.

Binance Crypto Exchange Is Launching Its First Bitcoin Mining Pool

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:16
Binance has been offering "generous" referral bonuses for its new crypto mining pool.

AT&T Files for Dismissal in $24M Phone Hack Case, Claims Crypto Exec Didn’t Read Terms

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:00
Terpin claims he lost $24 million in crypto due to AT&T's negligence. The firm says he didn't read the company's policy documents.

Thousands of Microsoft Servers Infected By Crypto-Mining Botnet Since 2018, Says Report

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:05
The attackers have apparently been targeting Microsoft SQL database servers to mine cryptocurrency for two years.

How Financial Models Could Move Bitcoin’s Price After the Halving

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:00
If history is a guide, financial models forecasting the post-halving bitcoin price are just as likely to shape the future as predict it.

Cannabis Shops Are Using Zap’s Lightning App During Coronavirus Cash Crunch

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:00
The Lightning Network startup now offers fiat-friendly bitcoin payment tools. Cannabis dispensaries in Colorado are an early proving ground.

Zero Interest Rates Could Hamper the Stablecoin Business

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:53
Zero or negative interest rates will force stablecoins to look at their fee structures and cut costs. Only the fittest will survive, says our columnist.

HIVE Blockchain to Double Bitcoin Mining Capacity Through $2.8M Share Deal

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:20
HIVE shares have increased 10 percent since the deal to acquire a bitcoin mining farm in Canada became public.

BitMEX Operator Ups Grant for Bitcoin Development to $100K

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:30
HDR Global Trading has supported bitcoin maintainer Michael Ford since he was appointed last summer.

Amended Lawsuit Against Ripple Now Offers Theory That XRP May Not Be a Security

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 05:30
While the lawsuit against Ripple Labs still alleges the firm broke securities laws, the plaintiffs now seem to be hedging their bets.

GitHub Is Burying Bitcoin Code Inside an Arctic Mountain to Ride Out the Next 1,000 Years

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 04:00
Deep inside a forsaken coal mine on the Norwegian island of Svalbard, the Bitcoin Core code repository will be kept on film reels and stored for centuries.

Tether CTO Claims USDT Stablecoin Can Boost DeFi Liquidity

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 03:00
Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino believes the USDT stablecoin can boost the decentralized finance ecosystem.

Bitcoin Ends Q1 Down 10%, Outperforming Equities in Coronavirus Crisis

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:13
Bitcoin ended the first quarter of 2020 down from the start of the year, but not as badly as the record-setting losses suffered by global equities.

Bitcoin All-Time High in 2020? Chances Are Only 4%, Options Market Signals

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:10
The options market shows just a 4 percent chance of bitcoin crossing above $20K before year’s end, according to data from analytics firm Skew.

Bitcoin’s Lightning Becomes Latest Protocol to Court Publishers With Micropayments

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:50
With paywall systems for a whole bevy of assets, crypto payments could revolutionize the media industry – if demand actually matched supply.

Crypto-Powered Internet Helps Work From Home During Coronavirus

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:16
Althea brings the internet to under-served places, offering households crypto to be part of a mesh system.

Nic Carter: ‘If You’re Not Radicalized, You’re Not Paying Attention’

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:00
Castle Island Ventures and Coin Metrics co-founder joins to discuss cascading crises, crypto dollarization and the state of the bitcoin narrative.

Remote Working Proves Unexpected Hero as Half of US Economy Shifts to Home Offices

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:25
To those who believe in a digital future in which decentralization makes systems more resilient, the coronavirus crisis has expedited the inevitable.

IoT App Nodle Moves From Stellar Blockchain to Polkadot

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:00
IoT platform Nodle announced it is switching from the Stellar blockchain to a custom build on Parity Technologies’ Substrate network.

Ex-State Street Blockchain Team Drops DLT From New Data-Privacy Startup

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:10
Data privacy startup Manetu goes live early next month with $3.5 million in backing from Castle Island Ventures and others.