Kleiman Lawyers Seize on New Evidence of Craig Wright’s ‘Fabrication’

The Kleiman estate’s legal team has entered into evidence this week’s revelation that 145 addresses claimed by Craig Wright are not controlled by him. They filed a notice of supplementary evidence supporting their motion for sanctions against Wright earlier this morning, adding to their laundry list of complaints against the Satoshi-claimant. They said the new evidence further proves the “CSW Filed List” is not a list of Wright’s  Bitcoin public addresses but is instead a “purposeful fabrication” by him.  The Kleiman estate is suing Wright over the Bitcoin he allegedly…

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LG Shows Interest in Distributed Ledger Technology, Joins Hedera Hashgraph Governing Council

LG Electronics has joined the governing council of Hedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform. LG serves as the council’s fourteenth member, sitting alongside Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, Google, IBM, Tata Communications, and other leading organizations. Hedera Hashgraph CEO Mance Harmon told Cointelegraph that LG is the first home appliance manufacturer to join the Hedera Governing Council. Harmon noted that LG will specifically work with the other council members to identify ways that distributed ledger technology, or DLT, can benefit consumers and supply chain partners, saying: “LG has fantastic use…

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Lithuania’s Central Bank Completes Blockchain Regulatory Research

As of May 27, the Bank of Lithuania, or BoL, has finished the research phase of its blockchain-related project, LBChain. In the next phase, the institution will create a sandbox that mixes technological and regulatory infrastructure for the technology. The platforms used for the research phase include Hyperledger Fabric and Corda, which were developed by IBM Polska SP. Z.o.o and TietoEVRY. Adapting blockchain technology into different business sectors LBChain allowed market participants to test their business solutions in a controlled environment by assessing the critical needs of fintech and startups.…

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Ethereum Network Use Hits a New All-Time High — Will ETH Price Follow?

According to a recent report by Delphi Digital, the total gas used on the Ethereum blockchain has reached an all time high and it seems like this the figure is set to increase. Gas is the measure used to price fees on the Ethereum blockchain, and the overall use of gas on the network has been rising since the beginning of 2020.  Gas Used vs. Max Gas Possible. Source: Delphi Digital The total gas used is unlike the transaction fee metrics in the Bitcoin blockchain. On the Ethereum network, transaction…

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GRX Group’s GRID Platform Hosts its First Tokenized Security

Adtech firm tribeOS launched shares in its company as tokenized securities via GSX Group’s GRID platform. According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph on May 27, the shares were already created using GSX Group’s STACS proprietary blockchain network. Per the announcement, STACS is designed to bring more efficiency to the legacy capital markets. GSX Group’s CEO, Nick Cowan, highlighted that tribeOS is the first company to utilize the firm’s GRID security tokenization platform and welcomed other companies that wish to “accelerate the adoption of blockchain within the capital markets.” He…

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Antigua’s Crypto Regulation Bill Passes Lower Parliament

Antigua and Barbuda’s House of Representatives passed a cryptocurrency regulation bill on May 27. With this bill, they have taken steps towards becoming digital asset-friendly destinations in the Caribbean. The regulatory framework, called “The Digital Assets Business Bill 2020”, aims to regulate crypto companies that establish their operations on the island and provide protection for both exchanges and their customers. Among the critical inputs of the bill is the rule that all digital asset businesses in Antigua and Barbuda must obtain a license for “issuing, selling, or redeeming virtual coins,”…

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Ethereum is Ready For Heavy Volatility, And Analysts Predict a Big Rally

It’s been a quiet past few days for Ethereum and the rest of the crypto market. After last week’s correction, prices have settled. ETH is trading about 10% lower than its May highs, which is about the same performance assets like Bitcoin. Analysts have begun to bet that second-largest cryptocurrency is primed to see some upside as the technical and fundamental case for the asset has improved. Related Reading: Crypto Tidbits: Satoshi Isn’t Dumping His BTC, China ‘Bans’ Cryptocurrency Mining Ethereum Market Volatility Is Coming The past few days have…

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Bitfinex is Constantly Printing More Tether, None Of It Has Ever Been Burned

A report from Flipside Crypto indicates that no Ethereum (ETH)-based Tether (USDT) tokens have ever been burned. The report has also come to a conclusion that the stablecoin is mostly used by arbitrageurs on centralized exchanges. The Flow of USDT Within A Crypto Ecosystem. Source:  Flipside Crypto. Binance, Bitfinex & Huobi The report states that Tether has thus far failed to fulfill its aspiration of providing stability to the DeFi space as postulated by Paolo Ardoino, Bitfinex and Tether’s CTO. Instead, its primary use case, seems to be inter-exchange arbitrage:…

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Bitcoin May Be the Solution to Africa’s Broken Financial System

A recent report suggests that the lack of traditional financial infrastructure makes Africa a place where cryptocurrency adoption is likely. The report — shared with Cointelegraph by a Luno representative on May 27 — sheds light on Africa’s financial infrastructure and the role that cryptocurrencies play in it. The author of the research, which was jointly conducted by market analysis firm Arcane Research and crypto exchange, Luno, wrote that the financial landscape seen on the continent plays a role in forming appetite for crypto in Africa: “Although it is a…

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South Korea is Exploring New Crypto Tax Laws

South Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance is preparing an amendment to apply to the nation’s Income Tax Law. This could include rules for profitable sales of cryptocurrencies as well as profits from national crypto mining projects. According to local newspaper E Daily on May 27, the ministry also mentioned including the profits generated by initial coin offerings, or ICOs. This is tantamount to a change in the country’s rhetoric towards ICOs, which are still banned across the country. The report specifies that crypto-to-crypto transactions, such as Bitcoin (BTC), will…

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