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Nimbus client joins Prysm and Lighthouse on Eth2 multiclient testnet.

“Messaging app Telegram postponed the launch of its TON blockchain for a second time on Wednesday, pushing the new go-live date to April 2021 and triggering a costly clawback clause in its agreement with token-sale investors.

Telegram is offering to return up to 72% of each investor’s stake. The terms were agreed upon when Telegram first postponed TON’s launch in October, following a lawsuit from the SEC.

However, Telegram floated another option for those investors who choose to forego their 72%: They can lend their investment to Telegram until this time next year. ‘As a token of gratitude for your trust in TON, we are also offering you an alternative option to receive 110% of your original investment by April 30, 2021‘.

If regulators continue blocking the launch of TON, Telegram will repay the debt using equity. Two fund managers [stated] that many investors, especially the Silicon Valley venture funds, would prefer to have their token allocations converted into Telegram shares.”

“Major exchanges – Deribit, LedgerX, Bakkt, OKEx, CME – registered a total trading volume of nearly $180 million on Wednesday to register a 350% rise from Tuesday’s tally of $40 million.

The one-month put-call skew, which measures the price of puts relative to that of calls, has dropped below zero for the first time since March 26. ‘The negative skew indicates calls are more expensive than puts.’

The sudden jump in bitcoin’s price to well over the $9,000 can be explained by the fact that bulls have been triggered by the upcoming halving event and the anticipated appreciation of BTC’s value in its aftermath.”

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“Chainlink’s decentralized pricing oracles will provide real-time data for Tezos community projects. The integration means Tezos projects can pull from active pricing feeds for various assets to build out products.

Chainlink CEO Sergey Nazarov stated that many firms are switching to contracted oracle solutions due to the inherent difficulties of building a decentralized pricing feed.

“The New York-based firm now provides its secure transfer services to major Asian crypto firms.

The firm calls its service a “hot vault,” implying that it combines the convenience of so-called hot wallets connected to the internet with the security of offline cold storage. It claims it has protected $30 billion in digital asset transfers to date with its patented multi-party computation (MPC) technology.

With the region’s unique ecosystem of trading, payment and exchange activities, there has been a surge in demand in Asia.”

“Successful applicants will be given four mentoring meetings throughout the year, a host of industry networking and business opportunities, and access to Tencent’s blockchain-as-a-service platform.

Development areas of interest isolated in Tencent’s announcement include smart contract security, trusted identity and computing solutions, multi-party governance mechanisms and consensus algorithms.”

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“On April 27, Brave browser filed a complaint urging the European Commission to take action against EU governments that fail to adequately protect their citizens.

Furthermore, the report stipulates that the enforcement agencies are underfinanced, which leads to reluctance on their part to engage in expensive litigation against tech giants.

Only five of Europe’s 28 national GDPR enforcers have more than 10 tech specialists. Europe’s GDPR enforcers do not have the capacity to investigate Big Tech.”