Russia to regulate digital assets as currency, McDonald’s eyes the metaverse, YouTube to adopt NFTs and XRP pumps 30%: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 6-12

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Russian government and central bank agree to treat Bitcoin as […]

Fake SpaceX YouTube Channels Scam Victims Out of $150K in BTC

Crypto scammers have stolen at least $150,000 by impersonating SpaceX YouTube accounts and hosting fake Bitcoin giveaways. According to a June 9 report on Bleeping Computer, several scammers hacked legitimate YouTube accounts and changed the branding and content to emulate that of Elon Musk’s SpaceX channel. The channels then broadcast archived footage of Musk as […]

Bloomberg Is NOT Giving Out BTC on Youtube

Scammers are streaming Michael Bloomberg speeches on YouTube, claiming that the former presidential candidate is giving away free Bitcoin (BTC).  Michael Bloomberg BTC Giveaway May 14, there were at least two such incidents with an apparent combined audience of almost 60,000. The scammers asked viewers to send between 0.1 BTC and 250 BTC to the […]

YouTube Blocks Cointelegraph’s Bitcoin Halving Livestream

YouTube blocked Cointelegraph’s live stream of the Bitcoin halving event. YouTube is known to do the same with other cryptocurrency-related content providers. YouTube yesterday canceled Cointelegraph’s Bitcoin halving live stream. This occurred as the cryptocurrency news outlet was already over six hours and forty-two minutes into the event. Sources say that YouTube blocked the stream […]

YouTube Cancels Cointelegraph’s BTC Halving Livestream for Being ‘Harmful Content’

YouTube’s censorship rabbit hole is deep, especially as it pertains to cryptocurrency topics. Cointelegraph had a full day of programming lined up for a livestream that covered Bitcoin’s third block halving on May 11. The agenda mostly went off without a hitch — fintech luminaries like Tim Draper, Roger Ver, Meltem Demirors, and many more […]

PewDiePie to Leave Blockchain Video Platform for Exclusive YouTube Deal

Amid its ongoing war with crypto, video giant YouTube has signed a new deal with one of the world’s biggest popular YouTubers. PewDiePie, the top-subscribed independent video maker on YouTube, now has to leave blockchain video platform Dlive to stream exclusively on YouTube. YouTube officially announced the news on May 4, with PewDiePie claiming that […]

Ripple Files Lawsuit Against YouTube: “Enough is Enough”

Ripple Labs filed a lawsuit against Youtube LLC in the Northern District of California on Tuesday April 21. The case seeks damages for Youtube’s failure to stop XRP (XRP) scammers and impersonators. The plaintiffs, named as Ripple Labs and its CEO Brad Garlinghouse, are taking action against Youtube to “prompt an industry wide-behavior change and […]

Youtube Crypto Censorship Just Got Extreme

We’ve seen YouTube clamp down on crypto channels before. Some have fallen victim to an algorithm update and been reinstated, others permanently purged as fake accounts and scammers. But now it looks as if the world’s largest video social platform has over-stepped the mark. YouTube Permanently Deletes Crypto Crow Channel Warnings, strikes, temporary bans, and […]

Hijacked YouTube Accounts Promote Crypto Scam Using Bill Gates

On Monday, it appeared that Bill Gates was ‘promoting’ a widely renowned crypto scam on several YouTube live streaming videos that seemed to be published on Microsoft’s official channels. Hackers Hijack YouTube Accounts, Rename to Microsoft Brands ZDNet reported yesterday that a hacker had taken control over dozens of YouTube accounts, renamed them to reflect […]