Blockchain is hard for developers and everyday users. Is it getting any easier?

For several years, one of the biggest hurdles to blockchain adoption has concerned the fact that it’s a rather technical space. Experienced developers find it daunting to build decentralized apps using this technology. Meanwhile, consumers unaccustomed to tokens and crypto wallets often struggle with user interfaces that are far clunkier than what mainstream platforms provide. With cryptocurrencies punching into the mainstream consciousness like never before, it has never been more important for blockchain platforms to seize the moment and offer the streamlined, easy-to-understand products and services that the masses can…

How African Users Can Buy and Trade Bitcoin Cash Without Facing KYC or Geoblocking Hurdles – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

Africa remains the home to a large proportion of the world’s population that is unbanked according to a 2017 World Bank Global Index survey. Many of those who are unbanked cite their lack of official identification particulars as one of the main reasons for their predicament. Cryptos Narrowing Financial Exclusion Gap Therefore, in their effort to reduce the number of people that have no access to banking services, Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency and network that is available to anyone. Now, more than ten years later, the…

20% of Currency.com Users Confident of Above $100,000 Bitcoin (BTC)

71 percent of Currency.com users are confident of becoming cryptocurrency millionaires in the future. Currency.com Survey shows Crypto Sentiment at ATH Recently, Currency.com shared the results of a survey they conducted to gauge the sentiment of their users toward cryptocurrencies. Notably, about 20 percent of Currency.com users are of the belief that bitcoin (BTC) will be worth more than $100,000 in a year. Similarly, the majority of Currency.com users – about 53.8 percent – believe that in a year’s time bitcoin’s price will range between $50,000 and $100,000 while 17.3…

Solana (SOL) price rises as airdrops attract new users to the network

Over the past six months blockchain projects that have issued token airdrops have re-emerged. Most notably, the airdrops by Uniswap (UNI) and MEME will be remembered as recipients were rewarded with gains ranging from $20,000 to $600,000 simply for holding the tokens. One Ethereum (ETH) competitor that has seen numerous projects launch with airdrops in the past three weeks is Solana (SOL), an open-source project that focuses on utilizing blockchain technology to provide decentralized finance solutions. While Solana isn’t explicitly making a concerted effort to launch these projects, the protocol’s main…

Lawyer Files Class Action Complaint to Stop Argentinean Central Bank from Collecting Crypto Users Data – Regulation Bitcoin News

The idea of the Argentinean central bank asking local banks for information on customers who deal with cryptocurrencies is generating controversy in the local industry. A new chapter in this story has been written, as a local lawyer has filed a class-action complaint before a national court to overturn such a ruling. Argentinean Central Bank Measure ‘Violates’ Privacy Rights, Says Lawyer According to Victor Castillejo, an Argentinean lawyer, the “habeas data” complaint filed argues that the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA) decision to ask such data is illegal.…

Rewards system allows decentralized messaging app users to earn crypto

Make Sense Labs, a decentralized application firm backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper, now allows users of its social messaging app to earn rewards in crypto. According to an announcement from Make Sense, the technology company launched the crypto rewards feature on Monday on its Sense Chat app first developed in 2018. The app reportedly allows users to earn the company’s native SENSE tokens by interacting with others online, subscribing to different channels, inviting new users and creating message threads. Crystal Rose Pierce, CEO of Make Sense and wife of…

Facebook Data of Over 500 Million Users Found Online, FB Stock Can Come Under Pressure

A new report from Business Insider stated that data of over 500 million Facebook users was leaked and uploaded online for free. However, Liz Bourgeois who heads communications at FB stated that this was an old vulnerability patched in August 2019. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) needs to have a close watch on what’s happening at the company at this moment. As per the Business Insider report on Sunday, April 4, data of over 500 million Facebook users appeared on a website of hackers.  Although the information could possibly be several years…

Users of top Indian crypto exchange report seeing '0' funds during outage

Major Indian crypto exchange WazirX experienced disruptions caused by system failures for more than four hours Sunday.  In a tweet at 5:24 PM UTC, WazirX CEO Nischal Shetty reported that the crypto exchange had “hit some internal limits” set by one of the infrastructure providers. The load on Wazir’s system reportedly created “a ripple effect on all the services,” causing some of the exchange’s 1.8 million users to report being unable to see any funds in their accounts during the outage. “It’s because parts of the system are not working,”…

Indian crypto users suspect Flipkart's Bitcoin announcement is an April Fools joke

Flipkart, India's largest e-commerce company by sales, has said it will be accepting Bitcoin payments in what many suspect is an April Fools’ Day prank. In an announcement on Twitter today at 11:30 pm India Standard Time, Flipkart said it would be accepting Bitcoin (BTC) “as a convenient mode of payment” for its online marketplace. However, many users have refused to accept the e-commerce company’s seemingly pro-crypto stance given the timing — at the time of publication, it is already April Fools’ Day in India. The future is here. We…

Indian crypto users suspect Flipkart's Bitcoin announcement is an April Fools joke

Flipkart, India's largest e-commerce company by sales, has said it will be accepting Bitcoin payments in what many suspect is an April Fools’ Day prank. In an announcement on Twitter today at 11:30 pm India Standard Time, Flipkart said it would be accepting Bitcoin (BTC) “as a convenient mode of payment” for its online marketplace. However, many users have refused to accept the e-commerce company’s seemingly pro-crypto stance given the timing — at the time of publication, it is already April Fools’ Day in India. The future is here. We…