Top news of the week: 05.05.2020.

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On May 2, 2020
@cgledhill shared
“In an unusual deviation from the norm, #bitcoin miners just produced 16 blocks in 63 minutes, according to the Blockstream bitcoin block explorer.” https://t.co/qvaRD5qsDz #fintech #blockchain https://t.co/PYplFH8Y5s
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Bitcoin Miners Usually Create 6 Blocks per Hour. They Just Banged Out 16

Bitcoin Miners Usually Create 6 Blocks per Hour. They Just Banged Out 16

Bitcoin mining power appears to be surging. In a significant deviation from the norm, bitcoin miners just produced 16 blocks in 63 minutes.

On May 1, 2020
@TuurDemeester shared
RT @CoinDesk: NEW: Bitcoin custody startups from @unchainedcap to @Ledger to @ShapeShift_io report a sudden uptick in demand as more people and institutions look to hold their own crypto. @La__Cuen reports https://t.co/vBIQtVdtKz
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The ‘Great Lockdown’ Is Boosting Demand for Bitcoin Custody Solutions

The ‘Great Lockdown’ Is Boosting Demand for Bitcoin Custody Solutions

Bitcoin wallet startups have seen a sudden uptick in activity. In short, more people want to hold their own bitcoin than ever before.

On May 4, 2020
@barrysilbert shared
RT @CoinDesk: Regions with weak states and educated diasporas are seeing rising demand for bitcoin, stablecoins and decentralized apps. @La__Cuen recaps the state of cryptocurrency in the Middle East in the first of three columns leading up to #ConsensusDistributed. https://t.co/GuZpQ6pjCu
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Bitcoin in Emerging Markets: The Middle East

Bitcoin in Emerging Markets: The Middle East

Regions with weak states and educated diasporas are seeing a rising demand for cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and decentralized applications.

On May 1, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @jrdothoughts: another on-point analysis by @CoinDesk's @godbole17 using data from @intotheblock : Kyber Network Activity Surges as DEX Plans Switch to Staking Model in Q2 https://t.co/aCB5X49SCH #IntoTheBlock
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Kyber Network Activity Surges as DEX Plans Switch to Staking Model in Q2

Kyber Network Activity Surges as DEX Plans Switch to Staking Model in Q2

A planned upgrade that would allow token holders to earn staking income is bringing out users in droves to Kyber Network, a decentralized exchange.

On Apr 30, 2020
@SatoshiLite shared
RT @tylerwinklevoss: Less than 2 weeks until the Bitcoin Halvening is the perfect time to take a walk down Bitcoin memory lane. Our industry is unrecognizable from what it was no that long ago. We've come so far and it's just the beginning! https://t.co/S2nCQ4YAKH
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Bitcoin OGs reveal their original Bitcoin mining rigs

Bitcoin OGs reveal their original Bitcoin mining rigs

Charlie Shrem, Charlie Lee and other pioneers of the Bitcoin industry dig up old photographs of their original mining rigs—including the second ever ASIC miner.

On Apr 29, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @CoinDesk: JUST IN: @coinbase experienced a temporary outage as daily volume spiked to over $320 million amid $BTC’s rally to $8,900. @zackvoell reports https://t.co/uBNvmagRNZ https://t.co/DNDEpSt9Bp
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Coinbase Suffers Temporary Outage as Bitcoin Soars as High as $8,900

Coinbase Suffers Temporary Outage as Bitcoin Soars as High as $8,900

Coinbase experienced a temporary outage as daily volume spiked to over $320 million amid bitcoin’s rally to $8,900.

On May 4, 2020
@barrysilbert shared
RT @CoinDesk: BLOCKCHAIN BITES: The U.S. Senate is considering blockchain voting during the COVID-19 crisis, while crypto becomes a mainstay in the Middle East. All the latest news in bite-sized form. By @DanielGKuhn https://t.co/TP4Cpbks5j
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Blockchain Bites: Bitfinex Sues, Miners Prepare, Congress Considers

Blockchain Bites: Bitfinex Sues, Miners Prepare, Congress Considers

The U.S. Senate is considering blockchain voting during the COVID-19 crisis, while crypto becomes a mainstay in the Middle East.

On May 4, 2020
@Excellion shared
RT @Blockstream: We're excited to announce #LiquidNetwork asset support for the @Ledger Nano S. #BlockstreamGreen users on Android can now more securely send / receive a selection of major Liquid assets like L-BTC, $USDt, $BTSE, L-CAD, & more with their Ledger wallets. 🌊 https://t.co/jpkqyzWtaj https://t.co/YgauTob6bi
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Liquid Asset Support Now on Ledger Nano S

Liquid Asset Support Now on Ledger Nano S

Liquid assets just got a whole lot more secure with the addition of Liquid Network support for the Ledger Nano S. Liquid users with Android devices can now u...