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Amazon AWS adds Ethereum Blockchain Support

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) “managed blockchain” service now supports Ethereum out of the box, some two years after the integration was first hinted at in 2018.

“With this launch, AWS customers can easily provision Ethereum nodes in minutes and connect to the public Ethereum main network and test networks such as Rinkeby and Ropsten,” AWS said in a blog post Tuesday. “With Amazon Managed Blockchain, customers get secure networking, encryption at rest and transport, secure access to the network via standard open-source Ethereum APIs, fast and reliable syncs to the Ethereum blockchain, and durable elastic storage for ledger data.”

PayPal buys Curv for Crypto Custody

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PayPal is said to be in the process of buying Curv, a technology firm that powers the secure storage of cryptocurrency, according to three sources familiar with the situation.

“PayPal is buying Curv for $500 million,” a source from within the digital asset custody space told CoinDesk on Monday. “From where I’m hearing it, I’m pretty sure it’s true.”

Crypto Traders Forced to Prove Income in Thailand

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Thailand plans to introduce new rules to curb individuals’ cryptocurrency trading after a surge in inflows from young people sparked concern from regulators.

Retail investors will probably be required to show their income or assets before opening trading accounts with the nation’s six licensed cryptocurrency exchanges, said Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol, the secretary general of the Securities & Exchange Commission. Anyone who isn’t allowed to trade crypto via their own accounts can invest through licensed fund managers or financial advisers, she said, declining to elaborate.

SEC vs Ripple Pretrial Court Hearing Synopsis

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Both the SEC and Ripple opened, showing their strategy, and the bombshell moment was a centralized exchange received positive confirmation to list Ripple from the SEC, upon their inquiry one year before this case came about. The SEC will have a hard time explaining what changed only a year later. And Ripple proclaimed XRP does not change or move in value in lockstep with Ripple's business or profits, but rather changes in value with the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, again separating the coin from the business.

Bitfinex and Tether settle with New York Attorney General

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The New York Attorney General’s office (NYAG) settled with Bitfinex over a 22-month inquiry into whether the cryptocurrency exchange sought to cover up the loss of $850 million in customer and corporate funds held by a payment processor. This settlement involving Bitfinex and Tether removes what might have been a systemic threat to cryptocurrency markets.

Nyan Cat NFT sold for 300 ETH

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The popular Nyan Cat NFT recently sold for 300 ETH ($540,972 USD) in an online auction. It wasn’t the .GIF file that was sold, which is still reproducible and found everywhere online, but a cryptographic hash of the psychedelic image on the Ethereum blockchain.

Nyan Cat Info
Nyan Cat is the name of an animation uploaded on April 2 2011, and became a viral internet sensation. The design of Nyan Cat was inspired by my cat Marty, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge but lives on in spirit.

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