Bitcoin 

Brazil Establishes Committee for Cryptocurrency Regulation

The President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil has ordered to establish a commission to consider cryptocurrency regulation in the country, Cointelegraph Brasil reported on May 31. The Chamber of Deputies of Brazil is a federal legislative body and the lower house of the National Congress of Brazil, and consists of representatives of the states elected every four years. The Chamber discusses and approves proposals for economic and social areas such as education, health, transport, and housing. On May 30, the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Deputy Rodrigo…

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Blockchain 

Most Ethereum Decentralized Apps Not Used Productively

83% of decentralized applications (DApps) on the Ethereum network are “not in the most productive uses,” according to Ernst & Young’s (EY) head of innovation. Paul Brody, Global Innovation Leader for blockchain at Big Four audit firm EY, spoke about developments in the blockchain and digital asset industries during a Fintech Forum hosted by the United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) on May 31. The event was organized by the SEC’s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (Finhub, which) launched in October 2018 to facilitate the commission’s engagement…

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Blockchain 

Tether Stablecoin Now Available on EOS Blockchain

Blockchain tech company Tether has announced that it is partnering with EOS parent company Block.one to release its stablecoin (USDT) on the EOS blockchain (EOSIO), according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 31. According to the announcement, Tether developed the Tether EOS smart contract, which has been sent to the EOS account “tethertether” and peer-reviewed by the Canadian branch of EOS. Tether EOS is reportedly well-suited for peer-to-peer microtransactions, due to its delegated proof-of-stake design. Tether’s Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Louis van der Velde, said that expaned the…

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Ethereum 

Binance Charity Foundation Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Ugandan NGO

Binance Charity Foundation (BCF), the charity arm of major crypto exchange Binance, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Safe Future, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda focused on local education improvements. Binance announced the development in an official blog post on May 30. The Binance for Children Special Impact Education Project Uganda reportedly aims to provide a number of new supplies to schools in Uganda, such as solar panels, sanitary pads, school supplies, LED screens, as well as breakfast and lunch for students. According to the CEO of…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV, Stellar, Cardano: Price Analysis May 31

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Michael Novogratz, founder and CEO of cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital, believes that the adoption of the blockchain technology by mainstream technology companies and interest by Wall Street firms helped start the rally. He now expects Bitcoin to remain range bound between $7,000 and…

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Blockchain 

Big Four Auditing Firm EY Open Sources its Ethereum Private Transaction Solution

Big four auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY) open sourced the code of its Nightfall Ethereum (ETH) private transactions solution and released it on GitHub on May 31. The readme information file featured on the GitHub repository explains the function of the software in question: “Nightfall integrates a set of smart contracts and microservices, and the ZoKrates zk-snark toolkit, to enable standard ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens to be transacted on the Ethereum blockchain with complete privacy.” In the same file, EY claims that it decided to release its research in…

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95% of Bitcoin Trade Volume Is Fake, Real Market Is Organized

At the 1997 edition of the annual Worldwide Developers Conference — an event put together by iPhone-maker Apple Inc. to communicate directly with its community of developers and users — a participant asked founder and then-CEO Steve Jobs the following question: “What do we do about the press? Wall Street Journal reporters get up in the morning, sell Apple short and then go write stories about us. And, it’s clear that it’s perception versus reality. They don’t know s— about operating systems. They don’t know anything about tools. They don’t…

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Blockchain 

Raiffeisen Bank Introduces Blockchain Platform for Corporate Settlements

Raiffeisenbank, a Russian subsidiary of Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), has developed a corporate blockchain platform, the bank announced in a press release on May 31. Targeting holding firms, the new blockchain platform claims to automate settlements by corporate clients and enable a trusted network for sharing data between a group of companies, the press release notes. Specifically, the product reportedly automates the process of supply settlements between buyers and suppliers, as well as providing tools for financial management. While the product was reportedly developed by Raiffeisenbank at the request…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain.info Confirms In-Wallet Paxos Stablecoin Trading Rollout for June 3

Cryptocurrency data aggregator and wallet provider Blockchain.info will launch trading of its fifth coin, paxos standard token (PAX), on Monday, the company told industry news outlet CoinDesk on May 31. Paxos is a United States dollar-pegged stablecoin, and its addition will be a first for Blockchain.info in the stablecoin space. Blockchain currently supports four cryptocurrencies: bitcoin (BTC), ethereum (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH) and stellar (XLM), having removed its limited bitcoin SV (BSV) options earlier this month. The company had hinted about the move for some time, surveying users about their…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin and Top Altcoins See Losses as US Stock Market Sees Slight Uptrend

Friday, May 31 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) still holds over the $8,300 mark, with minor gains on the day. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is nearly 5% down on the day, trading at $8,320 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 3.7%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap As Cointelegraph reported earlier today, Michael Novogratz, founder and CEO of cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital,…

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