Australian Startup Offers New Spin on Tokenized Gold Trading

Australian startup Meld Gold will launch a blockchain-based platform for tokenized gold trading in the third quarter of 2020. Meld Gold said the platform will offer a digital method to buy and sell physical gold that is more efficient and transparent than traditional gold markets. Unlike other gold-backed tokens, the issuer doesn’t have a stash of gold in its own custody — rather each token represents one gram of gold held across different companies in the network, including the Melbourne Mint. Meld Gold to launch platform on Algorand The original…

Virtual Blockchain Week Is A Virus-Proof Crypto Conference

It’s just the kind of event that these sequestered, hunkered-down times call for. With COVID-19 still wreaking havoc on any plans to get more than ten people in a room together, Virtual Blockchain Week is a weeklong conference taking place completely online, and it just so happens that Cointelegraph is the primary media partner for the event. Virtual Blockchain Week attendees simply tune into the appropriate webcast to participate. The agenda kicks off the evening of April 26 and features a full lineup of huge blockchain names giving presentations and…

COVID-19 Unit Nurse Says Hospital Forbade Her to Wear N95 Mask

A Chicago-area nurse quit her job after the hospital forbade her from wearing an N95 mask. Other nurses have dealt with similar problems. Hospitals across the nation are trying to silence their distraught workers. Amid a troubling mask shortage, a Chicago-area nurse says she bought her own N95 mask to bring to work. But she alleges the hospital told her she wasn’t allowed to wear it. Not even while caring for a COVID-19 patient in a designated COVID-19 unit. In a tearful Instagram video, Imarís Vera, RN, explained she felt…

In a Few Hours, a Crucial Bitcoin Candle Will Close: What To Watch For

In just over 120 minutes as of the time of this article’s publishing, Bitcoin’s one-month and three-month candles will close. A number of analysts have remarked that the upcoming close will be crucial for the crypto market’s directionality moving forward. Related Reading: This Key Metric Suggests the Crypto Market’s Downturn Will Be Shortlived Levels to Watch For According to analyst Crypto Birb, Bitcoin closing above $6,425 when the monthly candle closes in the very near future would be one of the feasible best-case scenarios for the cryptocurrency: “Bitcoin monthly close…

Binance Futures Hosts Trading Competition With Prize Pool Worth $1M

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced on March 25 that it will be hosting a trading tournament where participants could compete in teams and win a prize pool of up to $1 million in BNB tokens. According to the announcement, the tournament will take place between April 10 and April 25, and will take place in two ways: daily ROI and overall USDT team profit tournaments. Binance explains that all teams that trade in perpetual contracts on Binance Futures during the competition period will be ranked based on the total USDT profit of the…

April Fools Sees Toilet Paper Token in Short Supply on CoinMarketCap

It’s April Fool’s day somewhere, or at least in CoinMarketCap’s neck of the woods, as the cryptocurrency data site saw massive volumes for new “Toilet Paper Token.” A website known for listing cryptocurrencies in order of market cap value, CoinMarketCap, listed Toilet Paper Token (TPT) as number “0” atop its list on March 31, showing a circulating supply of “out of stock.”    Although it’s still March 31 in some parts of the world, the annual day of pranks has already reached parts of the Asia-Pacific. Source: CoinMarketCap.com Bringing a bit…

Survey Reveals 87% of IT Professionals Are Concerned With Cryptojacking

Singapore-based unicorn startup Acronis released its latest cybersecurity survey on March 31 today, highlighting that 86% of IT professionals are concerned about cryptojacking. According to the 2020 World Cyber Protection Week Survey, there is a growing fear among IT experts in the face of cryptojacking attacks, as the study shows that 30% of personal users and 13% of professional users wouldn’t know if their data or computer’s resources were modified unexpectedly, as such threat does. The report also stresses that awareness and concerns about cyber-threatening methods like cryptojacking have been…

This Stock Market Index Teases the Economy’s Grisly Future

The Dow and S&P 500 have rocketed off their recent lows. But one economist says that mega-cap stocks are masking pain in the broader market – especially in the small-cap segment. That’s a bad sign for the economy, and it might be even worse for the stock market. As the U.S. stock market closes the book on one of its worst quarters in history, the mood on some corners of Wall Street is surprisingly upbeat. The Dow Jones has rocketed almost 20% off its lows, while the S&P 500 has…

Calm Down, Suzanne Somers – We’re Not Ready for Grandmas in Playboy

Suzanne Somers wants to pose for Playboy for her 75th birthday. While it may seem like a ‘woke’ and accepting notion, it’s far from it. We’re not ready to see our grandmothers sexualized, and Somers is not an accurate representation of an average senior. Suzanne Somers seems like a decent person. She’s helped people tone their thighs for years. She’s fought for equal pay for women. Somers even donates to charities. But her latest’ offer’ is a little too generous. The 73-year-old entrepreneur recently told Access Hollywood that she would…

French Soccer Star Claims Crypto Scam Impersonated Him

French international soccer striker Kylian Mbappé filed a complaint on March 31 for the unauthorized use of his name on a cryptocurrency scam network, which is being investigated by local authorities. According to the newspaper L’Équipe, the soccer player, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, is being impersonated to use his name in advertising campaigns for the alleged scam that involves a cryptocurrency acquisition scheme. These advertising posts cited false statements by Mbappé, where he allegedly claimed that the formula offered by the network was miraculous and that people could become…