Equity Markets Turmoil Could Push Bitcoin Below $10K, Say Analysts

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 22. 11:02

Equity Markets Turmoil Could Push Bitcoin Below $10K, Say Analysts Bitcoin risks falling into four figures on a continued sell-off in equities and rebounding U.S. dollar.

A New Social Contract for the Digital Age

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 22. 11:00

A New Social Contract for the Digital Age Veteran futurist Don Tapscott imagines the world in 2030 and finds reasons for optimism in the face of persistent social crisis.

US Space Force Enlists Blockchain Firm to Deploy Hack-Proof Data Defenses

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 22. 10:05

US Space Force Enlists Blockchain Firm to Deploy Hack-Proof Data Defenses The United States Space Force has engaged blockchain firm Xage Security to develop a new security layer for its communications systems.

Digital Euro Would Provide Alternative to Cryptos, ECB President Lagarde Says

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 22. 09:55

Digital Euro Would Provide Alternative to Cryptos, ECB President Lagarde Says A digital euro for retail payments would "ensure that sovereign money remains at the core of European payment systems," according to Legarde.

JD.com to Build Apps for China’s Digital Yuan Project: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 22. 08:27

JD.com to Build Apps for China’s Digital Yuan Project: Report The Chinese e-commerce giant has reportedly agreed to help the nation's central bank develop infrastructure including a wallet for its cash-equivalent digital currency.

Uniswap Users Say Uniting Can Strengthen UNI

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 22. 01:27

Uniswap Users Say Uniting Can Strengthen UNI A group of anonymous Uniswap users is trying to unite the many small holders of the UNI governance token to deal with potential problems in the automated market maker’s (AMM) governance.

Silk Road Programmer Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 21:51

Silk Road Programmer Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements Michael Weigand faces a five-year maximum sentence for hiding his role with Silk Road from investigators.

Bitcoin Miner Bitfarms Leases 2,000 Rigs From BlockFills, Has Option for Up to 7,000 More

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 20:51

Bitcoin Miner Bitfarms Leases 2,000 Rigs From BlockFills, Has Option for Up to 7,000 More Bitfarms boost its mining power by 360 PH with the new lease, set to run for 24 months.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips to $10.1K, Ether Drops to $330 on Sell-Off Session

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 20:21

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips to $10.1K, Ether Drops to $330 on Sell-Off Session Bitcoin and ether price fell precipitously Monday as markets globally roil in uncertainty.

The Fast-Growing NFT Market Is Problematic Yet Promising

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 20:16

The Fast-Growing NFT Market Is Problematic Yet Promising There is authentic demand for crypto collectibles, called NFTs, but the introduction of yield farming has introduced new issues.

SEC, OCC Issue First Regulatory Clarifications for Stablecoins

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 20:02

SEC, OCC Issue First Regulatory Clarifications for Stablecoins The U.S. OCC has published fresh guidance, officially clarifying national banks can provide services to stablecoin issuers in the U.S.

The FinCEN Files Show Banks Don’t Actually Care About Stopping Money Laundering

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 19:00

The FinCEN Files Show Banks Don’t Actually Care About Stopping Money Laundering The massive leak of suspicious activity reports shows how banks let the government know about likely money laundering, then go right on providing services.

Here in Venezuela, Doctors Struggle to Access Aid From Crypto Platform

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 18:35

Here in Venezuela, Doctors Struggle to Access Aid From Crypto Platform For a moment, it looked as if crypto would make a huge stride in Venezuela. But accessing funds from abroad has been difficult.

Craig Wright Must Face Trial Over Alleged $11B Bitcoin Fortune as Request for Summary Judgment Denied

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 18:26

Craig Wright Must Face Trial Over Alleged $11B Bitcoin Fortune as Request for Summary Judgment Denied In a case involving the ownership of about 1.1 million bitcoin (worth over $11 billion), the federal court denied Wright’s request for a summary judgment on Monday.

CIA’s New Research Lab to Study Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 17:52

CIA’s New Research Lab to Study Blockchain CIA Labs will give officers an outlet to patent and profit from their tech inventions.

‘We Blew It.’ Douglas Rushkoff’s Take on the Future of the Web

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 17:37

‘We Blew It.’ Douglas Rushkoff’s Take on the Future of the Web Douglas Rushkoff is a futurist and early cypherpunk. His early writings on the internet paved the way for thinking about the web in revolutionary terms. What's changed?

Bitcoin and Ether in Biggest Slump Since Sept. 3 as Stock Markets Sink

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 17:12

Bitcoin and Ether in Biggest Slump Since Sept. 3 as Stock Markets Sink Prices for both Bitcoin and Ether fell sharply in the past 24 hours, after a drop in global equities.

Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social Capital Holds Bitcoin From 2013 Amid Talk of Public Listing

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 17:01

Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social Capital Holds Bitcoin From 2013 Amid Talk of Public Listing Social Capital, the Silicon Valley venture capital and private equity investment office started by an early Facebook vice president, has held bitcoin since 2013.

How Activist Investors Can Help the Digital Assets Industry Mature

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 16:47

How Activist Investors Can Help the Digital Assets Industry Mature Often demonized for acting self-interestedly, activist investors can bring much needed focus to struggling organizations. In crypto, too.

The MicroStrategy Effect? This Firm Is Helping Businesses Save in Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 16:02

The MicroStrategy Effect? This Firm Is Helping Businesses Save in Bitcoin Bitcoin financial services firm Unchained Capital has released an “advanced business account” specifically targeting firms that want to hold BTC.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 21, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 21, 2020 With bitcoin down amid broader market turmoil, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Stripe to Pay $120,000 in PlexCoin ICO Settlement With Massachusetts Attorney General

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 15:29

Stripe to Pay $120,000 in PlexCoin ICO Settlement With Massachusetts Attorney General The payments processor facilitated millions of dollars of PlexCoin investments before shuttering accounts in September 2017.

Blockchain Bites: DeFi’s Dividend, China’s ‘New Battlefield,’ the Big Banks’ ‘Suspicious Activity’

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 15:25

Blockchain Bites: DeFi’s Dividend, China’s ‘New Battlefield,’ the Big Banks’ ‘Suspicious Activity’ China sees its digital yuan as a "new battlefield," DeFi's Curve has a new dividend program and a yet-to-launch platform is pursuing an "Initial DEX Offering."

Former HSBC, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch Execs Start $50M Crypto Fund

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 14:47

Former HSBC, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch Execs Start $50M Crypto Fund Liquibit Capital is also said to be managed by a former Barclays Capital vice president and two current JPMorgan and Wells Fargo technicians.

DAOs Will Never Govern the World (at This Pace)

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 14:38

DAOs Will Never Govern the World (at This Pace) DAOs were meant to fix the broken democratic processes in today's society. They've come up against their own governance roadblocks.

First Mover: Digital Gold Narrative Could Be Bitcoin’s Lone Ace as Ethereum Gains

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 13:36

First Mover: Digital Gold Narrative Could Be Bitcoin’s Lone Ace as Ethereum Gains Bitcoin's "digital gold" narrative looks promising as ever, but the cryptocurrency's dominance is waning as Ethereum rides DeFi fever.

DeFi Yield Farming Aggregator APY.Finance Raises $3.6M in Seed Funding

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 13:00

DeFi Yield Farming Aggregator APY.Finance Raises $3.6M in Seed Funding The aggregation platform raised the seed funding from a roster of investors that includes Alameda Research, Arrington XRP Capital and Coingecko.

Three Iranian Power Plants Plan to Sell Electricity to Crypto Miners

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 12:00

Three Iranian Power Plants Plan to Sell Electricity to Crypto Miners Three Iranian power plants with enough output to supply half of New York City will begin selling some surplus power to crypto miners.

Bitcoin Down as Stocks Fall Over European Coronavirus Fears

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 11:12

Bitcoin Down as Stocks Fall Over European Coronavirus Fears Bitcoin is dropping alongside stocks as soaring cases of COVID-19 threaten economic activity in Europe.

FinCEN Files: BNY Mellon Processed $137M for Entities Linked to OneCoin

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 10:37

FinCEN Files: BNY Mellon Processed $137M for Entities Linked to OneCoin The leaked "FinCEN files" show that BNY Mellon flagged a $30 million purported loan that it helped wire as one suspected case of OneCoin laundering funds.

China Sees Advantages in Being First on New Digital Currency ‘Battlefield’

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 21. 08:48

China Sees Advantages in Being First on New Digital Currency ‘Battlefield’ The nation would wield stronger influence in the world as a result of the digital yuan issuance, according to a magazine from the People’s Bank of China (PBoC)

Meet in the Middle: Crypto Companies and Banks Are Evolving Together

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 20. 21:11

Meet in the Middle: Crypto Companies and Banks Are Evolving Together Noelle Acheson shows how Kraken’s move to become a bank in Wyoming is more about getting traditional finance to adapt to the crypto industry than the other way around.

Lyn Alden’s Latest: Why Currency Devaluation Is Inevitable

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 20. 18:00

Lyn Alden’s Latest: Why Currency Devaluation Is Inevitable This week’s “Long Reads Sunday” reading is from macro analyst Lyn Alden and focuses on the inflation vs. deflation debate in historical context.

Did Ethereum Learn Anything From the $55M DAO Attack?

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 20. 17:23

Did Ethereum Learn Anything From the $55M DAO Attack? Matthew Leising's new book, "Out of the Ether," tells the story of the attack that almost brought down Ethereum. Here he talks with Dan Kuhn.

How Does Kraken’s New Crypto Bank Work?

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 20. 12:00

How Does Kraken’s New Crypto Bank Work? This week Kraken Financial became the first crypto company to receive a banking charter. Join CEO David Kinitsky for a look at what it all means and how it'll work with hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy.

The ‘Hot Swap’ Plan to Switch Ethereum to Proof-of-Stake Explained

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 19. 19:00

The ‘Hot Swap’ Plan to Switch Ethereum to Proof-of-Stake Explained With Ethereum 2.0's much-anticipated move to Proof-of-Stake getting closer, CoinDesk Research Analyst Christine Kim spoke with Ethereum developer Danny Ryan and Liz Steininger, CEO of blockchain security company Least Authority on what users and investors should expect.

Stablecoin DEX Curve Will Kick Off a Dividend on Its CRV Token Today

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 19. 16:52

Stablecoin DEX Curve Will Kick Off a Dividend on Its CRV Token Today After hitting a new all time high in volume, Curve will begin splitting fees between liquidity providers and CRV token holders on Saturday.

Why the First US Crypto Bank Is a Big Deal

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 19. 13:00

Why the First US Crypto Bank Is a Big Deal Kraken became the first crypto exchange to win a U.S. banking license this week. Here’s why that matters.

New Binance-Backed DeFi Site Lets You Earn Yield on Bitcoin, Other Non-Ethereum Assets

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 21:45

New Binance-Backed DeFi Site Lets You Earn Yield on Bitcoin, Other Non-Ethereum Assets Kava Labs has launched its first application: a yield-generating decentralized finance (DeFi) platform for bitcoin and other non-Ethereum assets.

What Is DeFi?

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 21:02

What Is DeFi? DeFi is short for "decentralized finance," an umbrella term for Ethereum and blockchain applications geared toward disrupting financial intermediaries.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $11K; Uniswap Passes $1.5B Locked

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 20:28

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $11K; Uniswap Passes $1.5B Locked Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is captivating the crypto market, and that is causing weakness for bitcoin.

NVIDIA Lawyers Dismiss Investors’ Crypto Mining Doc Requests: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 19:49

NVIDIA Lawyers Dismiss Investors’ Crypto Mining Doc Requests: Report Investors accuse NVIDIA of bungling the chipmaker's response to 2017's mining hardware boom.

Checking In With Terra, the Korean Stablecoin Firm Bringing Online Shoppers to Crypto

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 19:05

Checking In With Terra, the Korean Stablecoin Firm Bringing Online Shoppers to Crypto Terra's stablecoin savings account is a month delayed but the project is gaining momentum with over 2 million users on the firm's Chai payments app.

‘I Didn’t Buy It to Sell It. Ever.’ MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor on Shifting $425M From Cash to Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 19:00

‘I Didn’t Buy It to Sell It. Ever.’ MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor on Shifting $425M From Cash to Bitcoin The CEO of publicly traded MicroStrategy (MSTR) shares why he started to feel like he was “sitting on a 500-lb block of ice” and how he came to bitcoin as a solution.

‘I Didn’t Buy It to Sell It. Ever.’ MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor on His $425M Bitcoin Bet

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 19:00

‘I Didn’t Buy It to Sell It. Ever.’ MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor on His $425M Bitcoin Bet The CEO of publicly traded MicroStrategy (MSTR) shares why he started to feel like he was “sitting on a 500-lb block of ice” and how he came to bitcoin as a solution.

Privacy-Focused Enigma Files With SEC for ENG Token

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 17:58

Privacy-Focused Enigma Files With SEC for ENG Token Once the registration statement becomes effective, Enigma would be required to file annual and quarterly reports with the regulatory body for its token.

INX Crypto Exchange Has Started Distributing Tokens From Its Blockchain-Based IPO

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 17:15

INX Crypto Exchange Has Started Distributing Tokens From Its Blockchain-Based IPO The INX IPO is the first of its kind and gives observers and issuers a ground-level view of what’s going on through the Etherscan block explorer.

German Lawmakers Vote ‘Nein’ on Blockchain for Transparency on Megaprojects

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 17:06

German Lawmakers Vote ‘Nein’ on Blockchain for Transparency on Megaprojects The bill sought to renew Germans' trust in their government's ability to keep megaproject spending under control.

How Web 3.0 Creates Value for Users, Not Platforms

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 16:49

How Web 3.0 Creates Value for Users, Not Platforms There has been a Cambrian explosion of Web 3.0 apps. Let's make sure this evolution continues for decades to come.

Money Reimagined: Climate-Friendlier Crypto

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 16:38

Money Reimagined: Climate-Friendlier Crypto How Bitcoin can improve its energy efficiency, reduce its climate impact and help manage the electricity grid.

New on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network: LND Adds Accounting Feature, c-lightning Gets an Upgrade

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 16:14

New on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network: LND Adds Accounting Feature, c-lightning Gets an Upgrade Lightning Labs made bookkeeping easier for node operators. Blockstream’s c-lightning 0.9.1 release improves channel opening and routing mechanisms.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 18, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 18, 2020 As bitcoin battles to establish a foothold above $11K and with DeFi surging on Ethereum, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Blockchain Bites: Airdrops, Record Volumes, $1B BTC on Ethereum

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 15:58

Blockchain Bites: Airdrops, Record Volumes, $1B BTC on Ethereum Ethereum miners are reaping revenue from increased transaction volume from DeFi, as more than $1 billion worth of BTC migrates over.

Uniswap’s Newly Launched UNI Token Has Already Doubled in Price

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 14:24

Uniswap’s Newly Launched UNI Token Has Already Doubled in Price Uniswap's new UNI token has surged from just under $2.80 to over $5.50 in the past 24 hours.

First Mover: Uniswap’s Sudden $5B Token Valuation Cements Comeback from `Vampire Mining’ Attack

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 13:35

First Mover: Uniswap’s Sudden $5B Token Valuation Cements Comeback from `Vampire Mining’ Attack Uniswap's surprise token delivery has given the decentralized exchange a market value of more than $5 billion, instantly making it No. 1 in DeFi.

First Mover: Uniswap’s Sudden $5B Token Valuation Cements Comeback from ‘Vampire Mining’ Attack

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 13:35

First Mover: Uniswap’s Sudden $5B Token Valuation Cements Comeback from ‘Vampire Mining’ Attack Uniswap's surprise token delivery has given the decentralized exchange a market value of more than $5 billion, instantly making it No. 1 in DeFi.

Cryptopia Users Can Claim Assets from End of 2020, Says Hacked Exchange’s Liquidator

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 13:21

Cryptopia Users Can Claim Assets from End of 2020, Says Hacked Exchange’s Liquidator Grant Thornton said the process of repatriating $100 million-worth of crypto assets from the now-defunct Cryptopia exchange will begin later this year.

This DeFi Group Wants to Bring Maturity to the Yield Farming Craze

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 13:00

This DeFi Group Wants to Bring Maturity to the Yield Farming Craze The Chicago DeFi Alliance, launched in April 2020, is now poised to help members profit from yield farming and the liquidity mining craze.

Investment Firm Blockchain Capital Joins Libra Association

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 12:34

Investment Firm Blockchain Capital Joins Libra Association One of the oldest venture firms in crypto has joined the Libra Association and will provide expertise and guidance on the launch of its payment system.

Stop F***ing Around With Public Token Airdrops in the United States

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 12:30

Stop F***ing Around With Public Token Airdrops in the United States The SEC’s slowness in ruling on DeFI's legality "is not a waiver of its enforcement power," says our columnist.

Stop F**king Around With Public Token Airdrops in the United States

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 12:30

Stop F**king Around With Public Token Airdrops in the United States The SEC’s slowness in ruling on DeFI's legality "is not a waiver of its enforcement power," says our columnist.

Bitcoin Rises Back to $11K Despite Signs of Indecision in the Market

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 12:09

Bitcoin Rises Back to $11K Despite Signs of Indecision in the Market Bitcoin is again looking to establish a foothold above $11,000 on Friday, although the technical charts are anything but stridently bullish.

Twitter Tightens Security Ahead of US Presidential Election

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 11:35

Twitter Tightens Security Ahead of US Presidential Election Twitter is making a host of new security measures compulsory for accounts belonging to users considered influential in the upcoming election.

Ethereum Smashes Records as DeFi Hype Sends Transactions and Miner Revenue Soaring

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 10:35

Ethereum Smashes Records as DeFi Hype Sends Transactions and Miner Revenue Soaring Miners may be the real winners from DeFi as a surge in Ethereum activity sees them earn a record $16 million in a day.

How US States Are, and Aren’t, Easing Crypto Firms’ Compliance Burden

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 10:02

How US States Are, and Aren’t, Easing Crypto Firms’ Compliance Burden CSBS will make it easier for crypto companies to prove they’re in compliance with state regulations, but they’ll still have to apply for each state’s license first.

VeChain to Supply Blockchain Tech for Chinese Food Safety Group That Includes McDonald’s

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 09:14

VeChain to Supply Blockchain Tech for Chinese Food Safety Group That Includes McDonald’s The VeChain Foundation has become the first blockchain-based entity to join the China Animal Health and Food Safety Alliance (CAFA) and will work with members to trace supply chains in the country.

Ex-Employee at Australian Science Agency Avoids Prison After Mining Crypto on Supercomputers

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 08:28

Ex-Employee at Australian Science Agency Avoids Prison After Mining Crypto on Supercomputers A former contractor for Australian science agency CSIRO was found to have mined around $7,000 in cryptocurrency.

On bitFlyer Japan, Bitcoin Rewards Program Hits New Record

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 18. 00:49

On bitFlyer Japan, Bitcoin Rewards Program Hits New Record A report shared with CoinDesk Japan revealed that bitFlyer users exchanging loyalty points for bitcoin hit a record high in August.

Uniswap’s Distribution Is Built on Something That Can’t Be Forked: Actual Users

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 22:50

Uniswap’s Distribution Is Built on Something That Can’t Be Forked: Actual Users Uniswap distributed 400 of its new UNI tokens, a $1,400 value, to all its past users. Observers say the big surprise is likely to pay years of dividends.

Binance-Backed Travala.com Enters China’s Fast-Recovering Travel Market

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 20:37

Binance-Backed Travala.com Enters China’s Fast-Recovering Travel Market "In China, the recovery is happening now and very fast,” said Travala.com CEO Juan Otero.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slumps to $10.7K; Ethereum Fees Rise Again

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 20:30

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slumps to $10.7K; Ethereum Fees Rise Again Bitcoin's price is heading down while DeFi is helping Ethereum fees go up.

Uniswap Recaptures DeFi Buzz With UNI Token’s Airdropped Debut

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 20:06

Uniswap Recaptures DeFi Buzz With UNI Token’s Airdropped Debut A minimum of 400 UNI was airdropped to everyone who used Uniswap prior to September. Some called it “stimulus for Ethereum users.”

Judge Orders Bitfinex to Turn Over Tether Loan Documents (Again)

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 19:44

Judge Orders Bitfinex to Turn Over Tether Loan Documents (Again) A New York judge eordered Bitfinex and Tether to turn over financial documents to the New York Attorney General's office, but left the timing to the parties to coordinate.

Monetary Policy Is Finished and Macro Debates Are Boring, Feat. Raoul Pal

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 19:00

Monetary Policy Is Finished and Macro Debates Are Boring, Feat. Raoul Pal A wide-ranging conversation about the state of macro, why central banks can’t really do anything and why private markets are leading the future of money.

Bitcoin Supply on Ethereum Tops $1B

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 18:06

Bitcoin Supply on Ethereum Tops $1B More than 92,000 bitcoins have been tokenized on Ethereum.

US Homeland Security Challenges Freelancers to Design It a Digital Wallet

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 16:32

US Homeland Security Challenges Freelancers to Design It a Digital Wallet DHS officials are putting up $25,000 in cash prizes to designers who win the month-long competition.

Prosecutors Detail Russians’ Crypto Phishing Scheme in Forfeiture Suit

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 16:11

Prosecutors Detail Russians’ Crypto Phishing Scheme in Forfeiture Suit The alleged hackers also manipulated NEO's Gas market with a $5 million crypto infusion.

Ethereum Gas Fees Drive Gnosis-Powered Prediction Market to xDai’s Layer 2

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 16:10

Ethereum Gas Fees Drive Gnosis-Powered Prediction Market to xDai’s Layer 2 "Ethereum is on the way to becoming a whale chain," said Gnosis co-founder Stefan George. That's why his team's tech is moving to xDai.

Blockchain Bites: Uniswap’s Token, Kraken’s Bank, Bitcoin’s Newbies

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 16:04

Blockchain Bites: Uniswap’s Token, Kraken’s Bank, Bitcoin’s Newbies Uniswap issued a governance token, Kraken is the world's first crypto bank and there are more "newbie" bitcoin investors than in recent years.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 17, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 17, 2020 With bitcoin slipping with European stocks and a leaked memo about China's blockchain plans, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Societe Generale to Use as Many as Five Blockchains in Capital Markets Trials

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 14:59

Societe Generale to Use as Many as Five Blockchains in Capital Markets Trials A tech-focused subsidiary of Societe Generale said it will trial up to five different blockchains to understand their usefulness in capital markets.

Say Hello to the Singularity

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 13:17

Say Hello to the Singularity Blockchain will be the operating system of the "technological singularity" – for better or worse.

First Mover: Federal Reserve Does What It Wants to Do as Bitcoin Hits $11K

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 13:08

First Mover: Federal Reserve Does What It Wants to Do as Bitcoin Hits $11K This week's Fed meeting ushered in a new regime for U.S. monetary policy, offering a reminder of just how frequently top officials change the rules.

Alibaba on Track to Be the Largest Blockchain Patent Holder by End of 2020: Study

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 13:00

Alibaba on Track to Be the Largest Blockchain Patent Holder by End of 2020: Study Chinese conglomerate Alibaba is on track to become the largest blockchain patent holder, having filed ten times more than closest rival IBM.

Delta Exchange Claims First With Crypto Options Settled in Tether Stablecoin

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 13:00

Delta Exchange Claims First With Crypto Options Settled in Tether Stablecoin The cryptocurrency derivatives platform now offers put and call options contracts settled in the stablecoin tether (USDT).

Wyoming Bank Regulator Taps Chainalysis to Boost Crypto Tracing Efforts

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 12:57

Wyoming Bank Regulator Taps Chainalysis to Boost Crypto Tracing Efforts The Wyoming Division of Banking will receive training and two software licenses from blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis.

The $55M Hack That Almost Brought Ethereum Down

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 12:41

The $55M Hack That Almost Brought Ethereum Down Matthew Leising's new book "Out of the Ether" tells the history of Ethereum and the story behind the hack that almost brought the network to its knees.

How Normies Are Getting Crypto-Rich With DeFi

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 12:17

How Normies Are Getting Crypto-Rich With DeFi DeFi may be a whale's game, but plenty of small players are making life-changing amounts of money with these risky crypto experiments.

Bitcoin Falls Back Below $11K as Markets Doubt Fed’s Ability to Boost Inflation

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 12:14

Bitcoin Falls Back Below $11K as Markets Doubt Fed’s Ability to Boost Inflation Prevailing doubts over whether the Fed has what it takes to hit its 2% inflation target hit traditional markets and may have contributed to a bitcoin price drop on Thursday.

DEX Aggregator ParaSwap Raises $2.7M Seed Round From Deep Roster of Crypto Investors

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 11:00

DEX Aggregator ParaSwap Raises $2.7M Seed Round From Deep Roster of Crypto Investors ParaSwap has raised $2.7 million in seed funding from 32 investors including Blockchain Capital, Alameda Research, CoinGecko and more.

Libra Association Hires Former HSBC CEO

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 10:56

Libra Association Hires Former HSBC CEO The Libra Association, the organisation developing the Facebook-led cryptocurrency payments project, has hired a banking heavyweight with 25 years at HSBC.

New Bitcoin Options App Raises $4.7M in Round Led by Pantera Capital

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 09:00

New Bitcoin Options App Raises $4.7M in Round Led by Pantera Capital PowerTrade is a new mobile-based cryptocurrency options trading platform set to launch this year.

Coinbase Pro Lists Uniswap’s New Token Just Hours After Launch

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 08:07

Coinbase Pro Lists Uniswap’s New Token Just Hours After Launch Uniswap's new UNI tokens can be deposited on Coinbase Pro immediately, with trading to follow when there's sufficient liquidity.

Gibraltar Updates Distributed Ledger Guidance to Match FATF Crypto Rules

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 08:01

Gibraltar Updates Distributed Ledger Guidance to Match FATF Crypto Rules The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission has updated its guidance for virtual asset service providers to include clarity on risk management, token issuance, and more.

Ethereum’s Pending Transactions Jump 30% After Uniswap’s Token Claim Begins

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 04:30

Ethereum’s Pending Transactions Jump 30% After Uniswap’s Token Claim Begins The number of pending transactions has reached over 210,000 after the claim for Uniswap's UNI token starts.

China’s BSN to ‘Localize’ 24 Public Blockchains by Making Them Permissioned

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 01:45

China’s BSN to ‘Localize’ 24 Public Blockchains by Making Them Permissioned China’s state-sanctioned Blockchain-Based Service Network is finally bringing public chains to its homeland -- but they will look very different.

Uniswap Launches Governance Token in Bid to Keep Up With Rival AMM SushiSwap

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 17. 00:46

Uniswap Launches Governance Token in Bid to Keep Up With Rival AMM SushiSwap Decentralized trading platform Uniswap has launched a governance token, UNI, minting 1 billion coins to be released to the public over the next four years.

Bitcoin ‘Young Investment’ Wallets at Highest Level Since February 2018

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 20:42

Bitcoin ‘Young Investment’ Wallets at Highest Level Since February 2018 New investors are entering the bitcoin market at a faster pace and possibly creating upward pressure on prices, on-chain data shows.

Market Wrap: With Fed Rate Policy Unchanged, Bitcoin Passes $11K; Ether Options Bet on Price Below $400

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 20:37

Market Wrap: With Fed Rate Policy Unchanged, Bitcoin Passes $11K; Ether Options Bet on Price Below $400 Bitcoin's price continues to trend upward while the ether options market signals bearish sentiment.

Governments vs. Networks: The Battle for the Soul of Finance

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 19:00

Governments vs. Networks: The Battle for the Soul of Finance Governments have significant discretion over economics and finance today, but decentralized network-driven alternatives threaten that control.

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