Cryptocurrency Influencers Speak Out On YouTube Deleting Crypto-Related Content

YouTube, one of the most popular social media platforms for video sharing, has aggressively started deleting cryptocurrency-related content from some of the biggest influencers in the industry. Based on Twitter and Reddit threads, YouTube suddenly began deleting a number of cryptocurrency videos on Dec. 23. YouTuber Chris Dunn, whose channel has over 210,000 subscribers, noticed on Monday that the platform had removed all of his videos that mentioned cryptocurrencies. Following this, Dunn tweeted, “@YouTube just removed most of my crypto videos citing ‘harmful or dangerous content’ and ‘sale of regulated…

Rob ‘Crypto Bobby’ Paone and Preethi Kasireddy on Fundraising, Halvings, and the Long Steady Slog of Crypto

Rob Paone, aka Crypto Bobby, got his start as a popular crypto YouTuber and has gone on to help build a number of crypto companies before launching his own technical recruitment firm. Preethi Kasireddy is the founder of the TruStory debate platform. In two individual interviews as part of The Breakdown’s end of year extra, both argue that a big part of the 2019 story was the slow, steady slog of building, and that, in some ways, 2020 may be poised for more of the same. Disclosure Read More The…

Buterin Wants to Speed Up Ethereum 2.0 Transition With ETH1-Friendly Validators

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has recently published an alternative proposal for an early transition to Ethereum 2.0. In a Dec. 23 post on the ETH Research forum, Buterin has set out an “accelerated schedule” for the transition from Ethereum 1.0 to Ethereum 2.0 through a new type of ETH validator referred to as “eth1-friendly validators.” According to Vitalik, this new alternative proposal will require less “rearchitecting” in the network. He wrote: “Specifically, it requires stateless clients, but NOT stateless miners and NOT webassembly, and so requires much less rearchitecting to…

Binance Expands Trading for Turkish Lira Trading Pairs

Binance, the second-largest exchange by daily trading volume, has extended trading capabilities for the Turkish lira (TRY) and added a new trading pair for the lira and the Russian ruble (RUB). Binance users can now trade Tether (USDT) against the Turkish lira (USDT/TRY) and the Russian ruble (USDT/RUB). According to an official announcement on Dec. 25, the exchange opened trading for the new pairs on Binance on Dec. 25 at 8:00 AM UTC. In addition, Binance Turkey’s community manager told Cointelegraph that the exchange has added order book trading for…

Binance.US Launches App’s Beta Test on Android Devices

Binance’s crypto exchange for United States-based users, Binance.US, is now available for beta testing on Android devices. In a tweet published on Dec. 25, Binance.US urged the public to participate in the beta test of the crypto trading application on Android devices. Through this testing phase, users will help Binance.US to identify possible flaws and work them out before the app’s launch for a wider audience. This comes right after the announcement of Binance.US app beta test phase for iOS users, on Dec. 18. Beta testers were set to use…

MARKETS DAILY HOLIDAYS: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Bitcoin

On today’s holiday episode of Markets Daily, we are joined by Santa Clause for a bitcoin holiday classic. Written and performed by John Barrett. Disclosure Read More The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. Source link

China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange Launches Index of 50 Blockchain Firms

The stock exchange of China’s technology capital Shenzhen, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE), launched an index tracking the performance of 50 blockchain firms. According to an announcement on Dec. 24, the index will be based on the stocks of 50 companies listed on the SSE that participate in the blockchain industry. The top 50 blockchain-related stocks are ranked based on their average daily market value over the past six months. The index is updated two times per year: on the second Friday of June and December. Doing due diligence Before…

Uzbekistan Bans Citizens From Buying Cryptocurrencies

The government of Uzbekistan has reportedly barred its citizens from purchasing cryptocurrencies. According to local news outlet Novosti Uzbekistana on Dec. 25, the National Project Management Agency has banned citizens from purchasing crypto, even on established exchanges.  The decision comes as a surprise to many, as the country has previously displayed a relatively lenient stance toward digital currencies.  In September 2018, the country’s government signed a memorandum of understanding to regulate and establish licensing for crypto exchanges, mining operations and initial coin offerings. That same month, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev…

Bitcoin Eyeing Last Line of Defense, Bulls Losing Grip

Bitcoin price is struggling to stay above the $7,160 and $7,120 support levels against the US Dollar. A successful close below $7,120 could accelerate decline below $7,000. There is a key connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $7,480 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could either accelerate decline below $7,000 or recover to $7,500. Bitcoin price is showing a few bearish signs below $7,400 against the US Dollar. BTC must stay above $7,120 to avoid a nasty decline below $7,000.…