Andrey Shevchenko

Andrey Shevchenko
Based in Italy with Russian roots, Andrey still wonders how he came to write English-language articles about crypto. He's passionate about technology in all its forms, and sees blockchain as a fundamental component of future societal change.
MetaMask wallet banned Android Google

MetaMask App Removed by Google: Is Crypto Under Attack?

The MetaMask app has been suspended from the Google Play Store. Citing concerns that the app mined on user devices, this is the second...
Stablecoins Are Cryptocurrencies With Low Volatility That Could Replace Fiat Money

Alleged BTC-E Founder Still Not Extradited Despite $4B Laundering Charges

Greece will not yet extradite Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national accused of laundering billions of dollars through the BTC-E exchange. Officially to be sent...

US Banking System Suffers Outage: Crypto Fans Cheer

The U.S. Automated Clearing House system experienced an outage on Dec. 18 between 3 P.M. and 7 A.M. of the next day. Since the...

Monero’s Lead Maintainer Steps Aside to Focus on Tari

Riccardo Spagni aka Fluffypony stepped down as the lead maintainer of the Monero project. Multiple reasons went into this decision, including centralization concerns from...
China Bitcoin PlusToken

Was Bitcoin Brought Down by a Chinese Ponzi Scheme?

The Chinese PlusToken scam may have influenced Bitcoin's price, Chainalysis hypothesizes in a blog post. Though it's unlikely to be the main factor, movements...
Bank of International settlements in Switzerland

Bank of International Settlements Requesting Feedback for Crypto Regulation

The Bank of International Settlements, an international body owned by 60 worldwide central banks, published a discussion paper on treatment of crypto assets. The...
Zcash Foundation Reveals FPGA Research Results

Can Zcash Blossom Revitalize ZEC’s Price Trend?

On Dec. 11 Zcash activated the Blossom network upgrade. Announced last year, the upgrade halved the block time to 75 seconds to increase throughput....
Bitcoin is stable, Tether announces CNHT

BitPay Announces Support for USDC, GUSD and PAX User Payments

BitPay, a payment provider offering merchants the ability to accept cryptocurrencies, launched support for several stablecoins. Users will now be able to use USD...