Darknet markets are having a rough 2020. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on all shipping-centric industries, drug sellers included. Criminologist Andréanne Bergeron estimates that only 21% of darknet market transactions resulted in on-time deliveries during the height of pandemic lockdowns in the spring. But the virus only accounts for part of their pain. According to crypto
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Ten months into the pandemic and COVID-19 continues to negatively impact global markets. However, trading of crypto derivatives is on the rise. The crypto market is maturing as applications of real-world solutions and new financial products drive global adoption. Meanwhile, the volume of trading is surging as traders view crypto as one of the better
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The U.S. Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is expanding an outreach program designed to provide access to minority depository institutions, or MDIs. Per a Thursday announcement shared with Cointelegraph, the OCC’s Project REACh is expanding to include a pledge of large and mid-sized banks partnering with MDIs. The pledge requires the partner
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The Kraken cryptocurrency exchange announced that it would match $150,000 in donations to support open-source Ethereum (ETH) projects on Gitcoin. Gitcoin is a developer funding platform relying on a hybrid model of sponsored donations and direct community support. Through its quadratic funding model, community donations are used as guidance to identify the projects that should
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One of the world’s largest ridesharing companies, Cabify, is moving to offset its carbon emissions with the help of blockchain technology. Announced last week, the Latin American ridesharing business has tapped Valencia, Spain-based blockchain fintech firm ClimateTrade to digitize and track its carbon emissions. ClimateTrade’s chief marketing officer, Ana Karen, told CoinDesk via email that
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