Monero’s Riccardo Spagni Arrested on Fraud Charges | Crypto Briefing

Key Takeaways

Riccardo Spagni, former lead maintainer for Monero, was arrested last month in the U.S. on charges of fraud.
Spagni allegedly falsified documents while involved with a South African company called Cape Cookies circa 2009.
The charges were unrelated to his work on Monero.

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Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson dismisses risk of 90% drop in ADA as ‘voodoo’

Input Output Global (IOG) CEO Charles Hoskinson rejects Peter Brandt’s technical analysis call, which predicts Cardano may lose up to 90% of its value.
Hoskinson added that he “really loathes” technical analysis while likening the process to voodoo in that it makes no sense.

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Ex-Monero Developer ‘Fluffypony’ Has Been in Jail For Two Weeks Over Theft at Cookie Company – Decrypt

In brief

Riccardo Spagni, also known as “Fluffypony,” was arrested on July 20, per court documents.
Authorities allege he committed invoice fraud at a cookie company.
He’s being held without bond pending extradition to his home country of South Africa.

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NCR Corporation plans to purchase Bitcoin ATM company LibertyX

Enterprise technology provider NCR Corporation has announced an agreement to buy LibertyX, the company that launched one of the first retail Bitcoin ATMs.
In a Monday announcement, NCR said it expected to purchase LibertyX later this year depending on regulatory licensing consents and approvals.

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July Sees 30% Spike in Active Bitcoin Addresses as Price Recovers – BeInCrypto

A recent report shows that more and more people are investing in the globe’s most popular cryptocurrency. 
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Bitcoin saw a significant uptick in the total number of active addresses shot up around 30%, according to Glassnode.

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NFT Craze Continues as Sales Hit All-Time Highs – BeInCrypto

The run on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) saw a huge spike in 2021 and, despite the opinions of many, is continuing to grow. 
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NFTs sales have shot through the roof in the last six months.

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