Mastercard CEO Calls Anonymous Cryptocurrencies 'Junk,’ Again

Ajaypal Banga, the CEO of Mastercard, blasted cryptocurrencies during the “New India Lecture” at the Indian Consulate earlier this week, The Times of India reports Thursday, July 26. Banga described anonymous, non-state-issued cryptocurrencies as “junk,” because their prices can fluctuate “wildly” and thus they do not “deserve” to be considered a medium of exchange.

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Meet Honeyminer: The App That Lets You Earn Bitcoin With a Laptop Again

New mining software promises to let almost anyone earn small amounts of bitcoin with a Windows laptop, giving users a taste of the cryptocurrency’s early days.

Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the New Jersey-based crypto mining startup Honeyminer quietly launched a free beta in June and has already garnered 10,000 downloads across the globe. 

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EOS Leads China’s Blockchain Rankings Again, Bitcoin Still Out of Top 15


The Chinese government has released its third round of public blockchain rankings, and EOS — the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by total market cap — once again reigned supreme.

EOS Tops China’s Blockchain Rankings for Second-Straight Month

Those rankings, published by the state-backed China Electronic Information Industry Development (CCID) and released this week,

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