📚   The market for crypto ATMs has been growing steadily, reports The Block's John Dantoni; last month crypto ATMs experienced their largest net increase in a single month with 292 installed globally; to date there are 5,353 ATMs across 81 different countries; Dantoni breaks down the growth, current status, and trends across different assets for the crypto ATM market - Link


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Litecoin block rewards will be halved today; meaning Litecoin miners will now receive 12.5 LTC for every block compared to the 25 LTC they received previously; the Litecoin network is designed to cut its mining rewards in half every 840,000 blocks; Monday's halving occured on block height 1,680,000 today - Link


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Samsung is adding to its blockchain dapp store by including over a dozen new apps in its Blockchain Keystore online app market. Samsung’s online dapp store, Blockchain Keystore, has grown from an initial four applications in March to a total of seventeen - Link


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BlockFi, a cryptoasset lender that has became popular with its interest bearing deposit accounts, has raised $14.5M in a Series A round led by Valar Ventures; other participants include Winklevoss Capital, Galaxy Digital, ConsenSys Ventures, Akuna Capital, Avon Ventures, Susquehanna, CMT Digital, Morgan Creek, and PJC; according to founder and CEO Zac Prince, BlockFi will use the funds to double its team size to 60 and roll out new products - Link


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Bitpoint, a Japanese crypto exchange, is resuming some trading services following a $28M hack in July; Bitpoint is re-opening cash deposits and withdrawals in fiat currencies on August 6th following a safety assessment of the exchange’s cryptocurrency wallet; the hacked wallet is no longer in use and therefore not under threat - Link


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New data from mining services operator BTC.com, the average bitcoin mining hash rate over the last two weeks has reached 71.43 quintillion hashes per second (EH/s), up from 64.49EH/s on July 23; the threshold was breached as bitcoin adjusted its mining difficulty at block height 586,672 on Monday 2:52 UTC – that is a 6.94EH/s, or 10.78 percent jump since mid July; based on assumptions about ASICs and the new mining power, CoinDesk speculates that this could mean more than 100,000 top-of-line ASIC miners could have been switched on within the past two week - Link


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