Gemini reports ‘degraded performance’ in key systems as ETH falls under $4,000

Major U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has experienced two service disruptions today and is now reporting degraded performance in its mobile app, web interface, and application programming interface.

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Man Used Coinbase to Pay Hitman in Bitcoin for Wife’s Murder, FBI Says – Decrypt

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Coinbase records provided the FBI with the suspect’s photo and internet address
The hitman who received the Bitcoin is still unknown

A chilling murder plot shows that while Bitcoin can be used to finance heinous crimes, it can also be the undoing of criminals who don’t under

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Price analysis 5/10: BTC, ETH, BNB, DOGE, XRP, ADA, DOT, BCH, LTC, LINK

The astronomical rally in Ether (ETH) is not showing any signs of slowing down. The bulls easily cleared the overhead hurdle at $4,000 today, which also pushed the biggest altcoin’s market dominance to over 19%. 
It is not only Ether that is witnessing sharp buying from traders.

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Greenidge Expands Mining Operations, Raises Environmental Concerns – BeInCrypto

The struggle between cryptocurrency’s climate impact and environment groups grows with news of Greenidge power plant’s planned expansion. 
Greenidge power plant, located in Upstate New York, is back in the news, with a planned expansion of its power usage.

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Ethereum DeFi Project Rari Capital Hacked for $11M—But It Plans to Make It Right – Decrypt

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An attacker stole 2600 ETH, or nearly $11 million, from a DeFi project called Rari Capital over the weekend.
Rari Capital says it plans to reimburse users who lost money.

On Saturday, a company called Rari Capital announced that $11 million in Ethereum was stolen from its platform.

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HIVE Blockchain sells Norwegian data mining center, citing loss of government subsidies

Crypto mining firm HIVE Blockchain Technologies has sold one of its data centers in the Norwegian municipality of Narvik held since 2018.
In an announcement today, HIVE said it had transferred all shares of the firm’s local subsidiary Kolos Norway AS to Narvik in addition to a $200,000 payment.

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