Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UK’s National Health Service to Monitor COVID-19 Vaccines with Hedera DLT

UK’s National Health Service is planning the implementation of an Internet of Things project to build and manage COVID-19 vaccine provisions. The solution will use a pubic distributed ledger network – Hedera Hashgraph. Monitoring COVID-19 Vaccines Supplies Using DLT According to an official announcement, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will aim to digitally monitor its […]

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Fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccines Offered On The Dark Web For Up To $1,000 In Bitcoin

The topic of working COVID-19 vaccines has been widely discussed ever since the virus started spreading globally last year. Although a few have already been approved, their distribution faces difficulties and delays. This has prompted fraudsters to take advantage by promoting vaccines on the dark web and requesting up to $1,000 per dose paid via […]

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Is Blockchain The Answer To COVID-19 Led Misinformation and Rumor Mongering?

Is Blockchain The Answer To COVID-19 Led Misinformation and Rumor Mongering?

In the past 10 months, COVID-19 literally brought the world to its knees. But the pandemic, as it turns out, has been less of a pandemic and more of an infodemic. The internet was teeming with a deluge of news reports, stories, blog articles, and ‘guidelines’ on ‘how to stay safe out there’. And what […]

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Michael Saylor Reveals: I Decided to Buy Bitcoin After the COVID-Induced Global Crisis

Michael Saylor Reveals: I Decided to Buy Bitcoin After the COVID-Induced Global Crisis

Michael Saylor became one of the most popular bitcoin bulls in the past several months after the company he founded over three decades ago allocated millions of dollars in BTC. He also disclosed buying nearly 18,000 bitcoins personally. In a recent live stream with Binance’s Changpeng Zhao (CZ), he revealed why he decided to allocate […]

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Cryptocurrency Usage On Darknet Markets Reached ATH Revenue Of $1.5B in 2020

Cryptocurrency Usage On Darknet Markets Reached ATH Revenue Of $1.5B in 2020

Although the total revenue on darknet markets using cryptocurrencies in 2020 has surpassed the 2019 results, the number of active participants and markets has decreased this year. The blockchain forensics company Chainalysis reported the developments and attributed it mostly to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 vs. 2019 Darknet Market Crypto Usage In its annual report on […]

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Bithumb Temporarily Shuts Down Some Offices As Korea Faces Another Possible COVID-19 Outbreak

South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb announced today that it is shutting down its offline offices as Korea struggles with a renewed coronavirus outbreak. Bithumb Suspending Offline Support Since the start of November, the country has been recording increased daily cases of COVID-19, with the number tripling in the last nine days. This has raised […]

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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine News Sends Bitcoin To a New 2020 High

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine News Sends Bitcoin To a New 2020 High

The situation around a possible vaccine for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to develop. Today, Moderna Therapeutics, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, announced that its preliminary data shows its coronavirus vaccine is more than 94% effective. This sent its stock price higher and major indices, which are all trading in the green following […]

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$1,200 US Stimulus Check Is Now Worth Almost $3,000 If Invested In Bitcoin

It has been roughly seven months since the US government sent the first stimulus checks worth $1,200 to many citizens. Interestingly, that amount would now be worth nearly $3,000 if invested in Bitcoin as the asset price has significantly appreciated since then, unlike the dollar. Stimulus Checks: The History World governments were caught by surprise […]

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Bitcoin $600 Pump and Dump As Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine Shows 90% Success in Trials

Bitcoin $600 Pump and Dump As Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine Shows 90% Success in Trials

Volatility is undoubtedly back within the crypto markets. Over the past few hours, Bitcoin gained about $600 and lost them almost immediately. This happens as one of the world’s largest drugmakers, Pfizer, said that its COVID19 vaccine has been positive in over 90% of the trial cases. Bitcoin Pumps and Dumps $600 In Hours The […]

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Bitcoin Decouples From Wall Street as BTC Dominance Soars: The Crypto Weekly Market Update

During the past week, Bitcoin continued to increase in value as it managed to break the former 2020 high. More interestingly, though, this happens as Wall Street stocks are currently taking a beating. While BTC was appreciating, all the prominent US-based indices such as the S&P 500, NASDAQ Composite, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

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