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Crypto Weekly News — October, 9

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Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies

📌 The AAVE Token Arrives On Gemini 

Regulated cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has added support for AAVE (formerly LEND) tokens, of another protocol widely used in DeFi. At the moment, only custody and deposit services are available; trading will arrive shortly.

📌 RSK & RIF Integrate DAI Stablecoin 

The RSK team, which developed a sidechain extension of Bitcoin with support for smart contracts, announced that the stablecoin DAI is now available on its platform. This integration allows users to transfer DAI from Ethereum to the RSK sidechain, making the stablecoin available for usage in a DeFi ecosystem supported by Bitcoin.

📌 Litecoin Inches Closer To Greater Privacy With Mimblewimble Testnet 

The long-awaited Litecoin update, designed to increase the privacy level of the network, has come closer due to the test launch of MimbleWimble technology.  Charlie Lee first announced his plans to integrate this technology in early 2019, but progress only appeared with the arrival of the Grin++ developer David Burkett in December 2019. The MimbleWimble update will allow users to hide their transactions and personal data.

Projects And Updates


Projects and updates

📌 Access To DeFi Oracles: Radix Integrates Chainlink 

Radix announced integration with Chainlink to make DeFi Oracles more accessible to developers, which will facilitate the spread of traditional financial services through decentralized applications. Radix is a first-level Protocol created specifically for DeFi. According to its CEO Piers Ridyard, the data access that developers will get after integrating with Chainlink is vital for providing the best infrastructure to build next-generation DeFi products.

📌 Brave Websites And Browser Now Available On TOR 

Brave web browser, which has user privacy its top priority, has announced that its websites will now be accessed directly from the dark web through .onion addresses. Greater integration with Tor will make users' experience with its services even more secure.

📌 Bitfinex Starts Staking On Cardano 

Bitfenix cryptocurrency exchange has announced the launching of Cardano (ADA) staking. There is no minimum amount to stake, and ADA stakeholders can expect an income of up to 4.3% per annum with weekly payouts. In most cases, users will be able to withdraw funds immediately.

📌 Switcheo Launches Zilswap, First Decentralized Exchange DEX On Zilliqa 

The team of developers of the decentralized trading platform Switcheo will launch an analog of the Uniswap exchange, specialized in trading the DeFi market’s tokens. The exchange named Zilswap will be based on the scalable Zilliqa blockchain and will be the first of its kind.


Hacking

Hacking

📌 KuCoin Exchange Hackers Identified 

The KuCoin exchange's CEO, Johnny Lyu, informed that his team found out who committed the hacking of the site on September 26. In his tweet, he noted that the company has substantial proof of the suspects' guilt and that the case is being handled by law enforcement officials. According to the official statement, the company has enough funds to cover all losses.

📌 Bungled Theft Of Bitcoin ATM Puts Canadian Business Out Of Action 

In the Canadian Kelowna, an attempt to steal a Bitcoin ATM ended with failure. The unlucky burglars could not take the ATM away but caused significant damage to the building by their truck.

Regulations

Regulation

📌 A Digital Euro May Be Imminent: ECB Could Launch Digital Euro Project In 2021 

The European Central Bank is considering its cryptocurrency project. The decision will be made in mid-2021 after conducting surveys among EU citizens and consulting financial experts.

People

People

📌 John McAfee Could Face A 5-year Jail Term Over Concealed Crypto-Assets And Tax Evasion Allegation 

John McAfee, the founder of the antivirus company McAfee, may end up in prison for tax evasion. His charge includes allegations of cryptocurrency frauds, registration of a property for the third persons, and using false names making bank transactions.

📌 Winklevoss-Founded Crypto Exchange Gemini Hires Former Morgan Stanley Exec 

Gemini crypto exchange has hired Andy Meehan, a former executive at Morgan Stanley investment bank, to expand in the Asia-Pacific region. According to the press release, Meehan will work with regulators "to promote smart regulations that drive adoption in this growing market".

📌 Exclusive Interview With David Waslen From HedgeTrade 

David Waslen, the CEO and co-founder of HedgeTrade, gave CoinJoy an interview in which he talked about new technologies, the accuracy of market predictions, and shared exclusive news about the project.

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