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Andrey Shevchenko

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Andrey Shevchenko

Former Editorial Manager
Italy
Based in Italy with Russian roots, Andrey Shevchenko 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 App Removed by Google: Is Crypto Under Attack?

    Business

    The MetaMask app has been suspended from the Google Play Store. Citing concerns that the app mined on user devices, this is the second time this week that Google censors...

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

    People

    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 to France, a letter obtained by...

  • US Banking System Suffers Outage: Crypto Fans Cheer

    Business

    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 system handles the majority of domestic...

  • Monero’s Lead Maintainer Steps Aside to Focus on Tari

    People

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

  • Was Bitcoin Brought Down by a Chinese Ponzi Scheme?

    Markets

    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 of stolen funds correlate very well...

  • Bank of International Settlements Requesting Feedback for Crypto Regulation

    Business

    The Bank of International Settlements, an international body owned by 60 worldwide central banks, published a discussion paper on treatment of crypto assets. The committee is requesting the opinion of...

  • Can Zcash Blossom Revitalize ZEC’s Price Trend?

    Analysis

    On Dec. 11 Zcash activated the Blossom network upgrade. Announced last year, the upgrade halved the block time to 75 seconds to increase throughput. Markets responded positively, but can that...

  • BitPay Announces Support for USDC, GUSD and PAX User Payments

    Business

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