How Apple’s COVID Policy Limited a Public Health App in Taiwan

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 22:01

How Apple’s COVID Policy Limited a Public Health App in Taiwan Bitmark's experience in Taiwan raises questions about censorship and access in the age of COVID-19.

DeFi Driving Chainlink’s Link Token to Record Highs

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 20:57

DeFi Driving Chainlink’s Link Token to Record Highs The ever-increasing use of Chainlink’s price oracles in decentralized finance is driving the cryptocurrency higher, according to analysts.

Market Wrap: With Low Volatility, Traders Seem to Like $9,000 Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 20:39

Market Wrap: With Low Volatility, Traders Seem to Like $9,000 Bitcoin Bitcoin traders love hitting buy on their terminals when the price is around $9,000.

Nearly $60M in Bitcoin Moved to Ethereum in June

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 20:19

Nearly $60M in Bitcoin Moved to Ethereum in June Nearly $60 million worth of bitcoins moved to Ethereum during June, 75% of which came through Wrapped Bitcoin.

Central Banks Cannot Print Jobs: Understanding Real Economic Recovery, Feat. Daniel Lacelle

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 19:00

Central Banks Cannot Print Jobs: Understanding Real Economic Recovery, Feat. Daniel Lacelle A leading economist shares why crisis-time central bank policies are saving zombie companies while hurting small businesses and startups.

Central Banks Cannot Print Jobs: Understanding Real Economic Recovery, Feat. Daniel Lacalle

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 19:00

Central Banks Cannot Print Jobs: Understanding Real Economic Recovery, Feat. Daniel Lacalle A leading economist shares why crisis-time central bank policies are saving zombie companies while hurting small businesses and startups.

Delta Exchange Predicts $40 Price for COMP Ahead of Governance Token Deluge

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 17:47

Delta Exchange Predicts $40 Price for COMP Ahead of Governance Token Deluge One startup has done the math and thinks the true value for Compound's COMP token right now should be more like $40.

Lightspeed Venture Invests $2.8M in Crypto Market Maker Wintermute

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 16:52

Lightspeed Venture Invests $2.8M in Crypto Market Maker Wintermute Funding will go towards expanding its liquidity products across the crypto derivatives market.

Blockchain Bites: Crypto’s Bailout Millions, Brazil’s Binance Ban, Lightning’s Bug

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 16:19

Blockchain Bites: Crypto’s Bailout Millions, Brazil’s Binance Ban, Lightning’s Bug Crypto firms received at least $30 million in government-backed loans, Brazil bans Binance's derivatives trading and Mercedes Benz' parent tests blockchain.

Bitcoin News Roundup for July 7, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for July 7, 2020 With BTC beating precious metals, Ethereum rising and a new report out on a lightning network vulnerability, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back for your Bitcoin news roundup!

FATF Plans to Strengthen Global Supervisory Framework for Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 15:39

FATF Plans to Strengthen Global Supervisory Framework for Crypto Exchanges The international financial watchdog will meet in October to discuss creating a stronger global framework for the regulation of cryptocurrencies.

Binance Expands Reach With New Gateway for 15 Fiat Currencies

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 15:33

Binance Expands Reach With New Gateway for 15 Fiat Currencies Binance users can keep their fiat funds with new partner Etana while buying and selling crypto assets on the exchange.

Crypto Tracer Chainalysis Raises $13M as It ‘Doubles Down’ on Government Ties

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 15:30

Crypto Tracer Chainalysis Raises $13M as It ‘Doubles Down’ on Government Ties Chainalysis is also adding former Treasury Department official Sigal Mandelker on as an advisor.

Gelato Gives Developers a New ‘Money Lego’ Tool for DeFi Applications

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 14:00

Gelato Gives Developers a New ‘Money Lego’ Tool for DeFi Applications Decentralized exchange Gnosis will be the first major platform to integrate Gelato's audited v1 transaction automator for token swaps on Ethereum's mainnet.

Weed Out the Soviet-Era Ponzi Scheme Eating Ethereum

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 13:05

Weed Out the Soviet-Era Ponzi Scheme Eating Ethereum The MMM Ponzi accounts for 10% of Ethereum's transactions and 50% of Paxos's. It's time the Ethereum community did something about it.

As Chat Privacy Under Threat in US, Firm Develops ‘100% User-Controlled’ Messaging

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 13:00

As Chat Privacy Under Threat in US, Firm Develops ‘100% User-Controlled’ Messaging Unstoppable Domains is working to give users full control over their chat data with a new decentralized protocol.

With Chat Privacy Under Threat in US, Firm Develops ‘100% User-Controlled’ Messaging

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 13:00

With Chat Privacy Under Threat in US, Firm Develops ‘100% User-Controlled’ Messaging Unstoppable Domains is working to give users full control over their chat data with a new decentralized protocol.

First Mover: Even Bank of America Acknowledges China Winning Digital-Currency Race

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 12:51

First Mover: Even Bank of America Acknowledges China Winning Digital-Currency Race BoA researchers anticipate that China's digital yuan might make a dent in the greenback’s global hegemony.

Ethereum Activity Metric Hits Highest Level for 2 Years

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 12:15

Ethereum Activity Metric Hits Highest Level for 2 Years The number of active ether addresses just clocked a recent high, possibly thanks to its growing role in decentralized finance.

Ethereum Activity Metric Hits Highest Level in 2 Years

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 12:15

Ethereum Activity Metric Hits Highest Level in 2 Years The number of active ether addresses just clocked a recent high, possibly thanks to its growing role in decentralized finance.

Binance Acquires Crypto Debit Card Provider Swipe for Undisclosed Sum

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 11:01

Binance Acquires Crypto Debit Card Provider Swipe for Undisclosed Sum Binance said Tuesday that the Swipe acquisition, which is already available in 31 countries, could significantly improve crypto adoption globally.

Crypto Exchanges See Big Drop in Volumes as Bitcoin Volatility Approaches 2020 Low

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 10:01

Crypto Exchanges See Big Drop in Volumes as Bitcoin Volatility Approaches 2020 Low Crypto exchange volumes could continue falling should volatility remain at these low levels, said CryptoCompare CEO Charles Hayter.

Germany Seeks to Expand Digital Efforts at FATF as It Takes On Watchdog’s Presidency

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 09:00

Germany Seeks to Expand Digital Efforts at FATF as It Takes On Watchdog’s Presidency In a recently published paper, new FATF President Dr. Marcus Pleyer outlined the objectives for his two years as president of the global AML watchdog.

FATF Under Germany: Expand Digital AML/CTF Efforts

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 09:00

FATF Under Germany: Expand Digital AML/CTF Efforts Dr. Marcus Pleyer has outlined the objectives for his next two years as president of the global AML watchdog.

Binance Gives 27,000 COVID-19 Masks to UK National Health Service

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 08:00

Binance Gives 27,000 COVID-19 Masks to UK National Health Service Binance has donated 27,000 KN95 masks worth over $60,000 to the U.K. National Health Service’s Pru Trust to aid the fight against COVID-19.

Mercedes Maker Daimler Tests Blockchain for Supply-Chain Data Sharing

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 07:00

Mercedes Maker Daimler Tests Blockchain for Supply-Chain Data Sharing Ocean Protocol has completed a proof-of-concept with Daimler, showing how the Mercedes-Benz maker can begin monetizing data across its supply chains.

Block.One Co-Founder Brock Pierce Files to Run for US President

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 07. 03:40

Block.One Co-Founder Brock Pierce Files to Run for US President Brock Pierce has formally filed to run for President of the United States.

Binance Ordered to Halt Offering Derivatives Trading in Brazil

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 20:50

Binance Ordered to Halt Offering Derivatives Trading in Brazil The order is the regulator’s first public stance on cryptocurrency derivatives trading.

Market Wrap: As Stocks Rally, Bitcoin Trades Above $9.3K for the First Time in 10 Days

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 20:37

Market Wrap: As Stocks Rally, Bitcoin Trades Above $9.3K for the First Time in 10 Days Equities continue to beat bitcoin’s performance, but everything is making gains Monday.

Social Media Bans ‘Highlight the Profound Censorship on Web 2.0’

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 20:28

Social Media Bans ‘Highlight the Profound Censorship on Web 2.0’ Recent moves by social media companies to outlaw certain types of content raise big questions about the future of free speech in the modern internet era.

Iran Gives Crypto Miners One Month to Register With the State

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 19:49

Iran Gives Crypto Miners One Month to Register With the State The government wants to "eliminate the confusion of cryptocurrency activists" with its call for mass mining registration.

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Vulnerable to ‘Looting’: New Research Explains

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 19:34

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Vulnerable to ‘Looting’: New Research Explains Computer scientists Jona Harris and Aviv Zohar have examined the Lightning Network's "flood and loot" attack that preys on Bitcoin network congestion.

Bitcoin Up 27% in First Half of 2020, Beating Gold, Silver and Platinum

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 19:23

Bitcoin Up 27% in First Half of 2020, Beating Gold, Silver and Platinum Bitcoin showed its luster during the first half of 2020 amid mediocre returns from precious metals.

China Stocks Surge and NYC Real Estate Craters: 5 Stories Shaping Markets Today

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 19:00

China Stocks Surge and NYC Real Estate Craters: 5 Stories Shaping Markets Today The story of the economy as told by five macroeconomic indicators including Chinese stocks, New York City real estate, coronavirus cases and more.

Cardano at One-Year High on Shelley Upgrade

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 18:37

Cardano at One-Year High on Shelley Upgrade The eighth-largest cryptocurrency by market value jumped to $0.1021 on Saturday to hit its highest price level since June 2019. It has rallied by a staggering 170% in the second quarter, according to CoinDesk data.

ConsenSys, Polychain, Tron, CipherTrace: Blockchain Startups Got $18M+ in US ‘PPP’ Bailout Loans

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 18:30

ConsenSys, Polychain, Tron, CipherTrace: Blockchain Startups Got $18M+ in US ‘PPP’ Bailout Loans At least 45 crypto and blockchain startups, ranging from Bittrex to the Electric Coin Company, received U.S. Paycheck Protection Program loans, new filings show.

ConsenSys, Polychain, Tron, CipherTrace: Blockchain Startups Got $30M+ in US ‘PPP’ Bailout Loans

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 18:30

ConsenSys, Polychain, Tron, CipherTrace: Blockchain Startups Got $30M+ in US ‘PPP’ Bailout Loans At least 45 crypto and blockchain startups, ranging from Bittrex to the Electric Coin Company, received U.S. Paycheck Protection Program loans, new filings show.

Blockchain Bites: E-Gold Claims, Arca’s New Fund and Generation Z

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 17:31

Blockchain Bites: E-Gold Claims, Arca’s New Fund and Generation Z Arca, a Los Angeles money manager, has launched a new fund on Ethereum, E-Gold claims the government suppressed evidence in its case, and Expedia is taking bitcoin.

What Is Yield Farming? The Rocket Fuel of DeFi, Explained

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 16:05

What Is Yield Farming? The Rocket Fuel of DeFi, Explained If all these terms ("DeFi," "liquidity mining," "yield farming") are so much Greek to you, fear not. We're here to catch you up.

Bitcoin News Roundup for July 6, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for July 6, 2020 With bitcoin volatility sinking, lightning payments to your bank account and real world accountability on the blockchain, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back for your BTC news roundup!

Visa Seeks Ethereum Developer for New ‘Distributed Application’

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 14:30

Visa Seeks Ethereum Developer for New ‘Distributed Application’ The world's largest payment network is looking for an Ethereum developer to help work on a new blockchain-based application.

Compound’s ‘Yield Farmers’ Briefly Turned BAT Into DeFi’s Largest Coin

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 14:00

Compound’s ‘Yield Farmers’ Briefly Turned BAT Into DeFi’s Largest Coin The digital advertising token briefly became bigger than ether in the decentralized finance space, thanks to popular lending protocol Compound.

Arca Labs Launches Ethereum-Based SEC-Registered Fund

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 13:32

Arca Labs Launches Ethereum-Based SEC-Registered Fund After nearly 20 months of discussions, the Los Angeles money manager finally cleared a hurdle involving what appears to be the first regulated fund represented by digital shares.

Kraken-Owned Crypto Facilities Wins UK License to Offer Derivatives Trading

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 13:00

Kraken-Owned Crypto Facilities Wins UK License to Offer Derivatives Trading The subsidiary of cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has obtained a U.K. license allowing it to operate its derivatives platform in the EU.

First Mover: As Bitcoiners Watch Dollar, Deutsche Sees Trump Win Hurting Reserve Status

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 11:31

First Mover: As Bitcoiners Watch Dollar, Deutsche Sees Trump Win Hurting Reserve Status Add the U.S. presidential election to the growing list of volatility drivers as the bitcoin market enters the second half of 2020.

First Mover: As Bitcoiners Watch Dollar, Deutsche Bank Sees Trump Win Hurting Reserve Status

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 11:31

First Mover: As Bitcoiners Watch Dollar, Deutsche Bank Sees Trump Win Hurting Reserve Status Add the U.S. presidential election to the growing list of volatility drivers as the bitcoin market enters the second half of 2020.

Bitcoin Rises in Line With Stocks After Dip Below $9K

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 11:05

Bitcoin Rises in Line With Stocks After Dip Below $9K Bitcoin’s positive correlation with stocks continues Monday, with the cryptocurrency drawing bids alongside gains in global equities.

Afghanistan Approves Blockchain Project to Help Tackle Scourge of Counterfeit Meds

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 10:00

Afghanistan Approves Blockchain Project to Help Tackle Scourge of Counterfeit Meds Fantom is launching a pilot to help combat Afghanistan's counterfeit drugs problem using its blockchain to trace products along the supply chain.

IOHK Invests Six-Figure Sum Into Crypto Asset Manager Wave Financial

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 08:49

IOHK Invests Six-Figure Sum Into Crypto Asset Manager Wave Financial Charles Hoskinson, IOHK's CEO, will become an advisor to Wave Financial as part of the deal.

Crypto Firm CEO Went Into Hiding After Claims 2,000 Investors Defrauded

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 08:21

Crypto Firm CEO Went Into Hiding After Claims 2,000 Investors Defrauded The CEO of cryptocurrency investment firm VaultAge Solutions has forced into bankruptcy while on the run from angry investors.

Travala.com Lets Travelers Once Again Book Expedia Hotels in Crypto

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 06. 02:26

Travala.com Lets Travelers Once Again Book Expedia Hotels in Crypto The blockchain-based travel agency's partnership comes as booking rates surge from their COVID-19 lows.

Crypto Long & Short: Crypto Markets Are Maturing, but Gen Z Is Rewriting How Markets Work

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 05. 21:34

Crypto Long & Short: Crypto Markets Are Maturing, but Gen Z Is Rewriting How Markets Work Noelle Acheson looks at the potential influence of Generation Z on how institutional crypto asset markets will evolve.

What Artists Love About Crypto

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 05. 14:00

What Artists Love About Crypto Working with new media changes the creative process, according to this painter and video game creator.

It’s Time for a Revolution in Financial Education, Feat. Tyrone Ross

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 04. 15:00

It’s Time for a Revolution in Financial Education, Feat. Tyrone Ross To decrease wealth inequality, one passionate financial adviser argues why financial education needs different content, from different voices, delivered through different channels.

Bad Ravencoin Code Allows Attackers to Generate Coins Without Mining

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 22:16

Bad Ravencoin Code Allows Attackers to Generate Coins Without Mining “The vulnerability does not allow the stealing of RVN or assets that you own and control, but the minting did create RVN that should not exist,” said developer Tron Black.

Here’s How to Expand Who Contributes to Bitcoin Core

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 19:00

Here’s How to Expand Who Contributes to Bitcoin Core A Bitcoin Core dev and her exchange partner discuss Bitcoin and privacy and how to incentivize more developers to contribute to the protocol.

Irish Charity Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Build Blockchain Platform for Aid Distribution

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 18:14

Irish Charity Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Build Blockchain Platform for Aid Distribution The grant will also allow Oxfam to scale the project across the Pacific region and explore its potential in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

Irish Charity Receives $1.1M Grant to Build Blockchain Platform for Aid Distribution

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 18:14

Irish Charity Receives $1.1M Grant to Build Blockchain Platform for Aid Distribution The grant will also allow Oxfam to scale the project across the Pacific region and explore its potential in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Expects ‘A Ton of Innovation’ Around Stablecoins

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 17:11

Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Expects ‘A Ton of Innovation’ Around Stablecoins Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers praised stablecoins last week, saying he sees use cases in cross-border transactions as one example.

Former US Treasury Secretary Laurence Summers Expects ‘a Ton of Innovation’ Around Stablecoins

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 17:11

Former US Treasury Secretary Laurence Summers Expects ‘a Ton of Innovation’ Around Stablecoins Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers praised stablecoins last week, saying he sees use cases in cross-border transactions as one example of their usefulness.

Search For Yield Drives Ether’s Put-Call Ratio to One-Year High

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 15:50

Search For Yield Drives Ether’s Put-Call Ratio to One-Year High Ether's put-call open interest ratio has jumped to 12-month highs. However, this increase is not necessarily a bearish signal.

Russian Courts Can’t Agree on Whether Crypto Is Property

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 15:22

Russian Courts Can’t Agree on Whether Crypto Is Property A Russian court convicted two men for extortion, but did not force them to return over $900,000 in crypto since they have no legal definition as property. Other courts have taken a different view.

Money Reimagined: Bitcoin and Ethereum Are a DeFi Double Act

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 15:14

Money Reimagined: Bitcoin and Ethereum Are a DeFi Double Act With bitcoin increasingly riding on Ethereum's rails, we're about to see greater complementarity between the top two blockchains.

Coinbase Custody To Allow Secure Cardano Staking this Year

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 14:06

Coinbase Custody To Allow Secure Cardano Staking this Year Cardano users will be able to securely stake their ADA tokens from inside Coinbase's cold storage.

Coinbase Custody to Support Secure Cardano Staking This Year

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 14:06

Coinbase Custody to Support Secure Cardano Staking This Year Cardano users will be able to securely stake their ADA tokens from inside Coinbase's cold storage.

German Regulator Had Just 1 Person Checking Wirecard’s $3.1B Books: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 13:33

German Regulator Had Just 1 Person Checking Wirecard’s $3.1B Books: Report Germany's finance and accounting agencies seem to have missed their chance to spot a $2.1 billion black hole in Wirecard's accounts.

Bitcoin’s Price Correlation With S&P 500 Hits Record Highs

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 12:29

Bitcoin’s Price Correlation With S&P 500 Hits Record Highs Bitcoin's correlation with the S&P 500 is somewhat erratic, but the relationship has just got stronger. That may not be bad news.

E-Gold Claims US Officials Buried Key Report in 2008 Landmark Crypto Ruling

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 11:30

E-Gold Claims US Officials Buried Key Report in 2008 Landmark Crypto Ruling A court filing alleges federal government suppression of an OFR review led to crypto businesses being defined as money transmitters.

Crypto Investment App B21 Expands to India

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 10:44

Crypto Investment App B21 Expands to India The Gibraltar-based company said the move was prompted by rising consumer interest and trading volumes in the nation after a ban on banking services for cryptocurrency firms was lifted.

Cardano Developer IOHK Launches $20M Fund for Ecosystem Startups

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 10:09

Cardano Developer IOHK Launches $20M Fund for Ecosystem Startups The cFund will invest anywhere between $250,000 and $500,000 into startups and small businesses using Cardano or IOHK tech initiatives.

Singapore Man Fined $72K for Promoting Crypto Ponzi OneCoin

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 08:23

Singapore Man Fined $72K for Promoting Crypto Ponzi OneCoin Police said the man is the first to be charged under the Multi-Level Marketing and Pyramid Selling (Prohibition) Act.

Swiss Bank InCore Enables Euro On-Ramp for Crypto Exchange Kraken

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 03. 06:00

Swiss Bank InCore Enables Euro On-Ramp for Crypto Exchange Kraken The move comes at a time when traders are seeking alternative sources of capital value during an "uncertain macroeconomic climate."

There Are More DAI on Compound Now Than There Are DAI in the World

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 23:42

There Are More DAI on Compound Now Than There Are DAI in the World The amount of DAI deposited on Compound skyrocketed by more than $140 million on Thursday – somehow exceeding the total amount of DAI in existence.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Briefly Breaks Below $9K, but Markets Remain Comatose

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 20:24

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Briefly Breaks Below $9K, but Markets Remain Comatose Bitcoin briefly broke below $9,000 on Thursday, but the markets remain quiet.

DeFi Insurer Nexus Mutual Maxed Out by Yield-Farming Boom

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 19:36

DeFi Insurer Nexus Mutual Maxed Out by Yield-Farming Boom Nexus Mutual is seeing a surge in demand. "Our product has honestly seen massive interest since yield farming kicked off," said founder Hugh Karp.

Bitcoin Miners Saw 23% Revenue Drop in June

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 19:14

Bitcoin Miners Saw 23% Revenue Drop in June Bitcoin mining revenue dropped 23% in June to approximately $380 million.

Why the Robinhood Revolution Is the Future of Finance, Feat. Jill Carlson

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 19:00

Why the Robinhood Revolution Is the Future of Finance, Feat. Jill Carlson Far from a fly-by-night, uneducated mania, the new day trader class represents a much more significant force for how public markets are changing.

Bitcoin News Roundup for July 2, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 17:45

Bitcoin News Roundup for July 2, 2020 With traditional markets moving up and BTC sticking to its recent tight trading range, Markets Daily is back with another bitcoin news roundup.

Blockchain Bites: BlockFi’s Revenue, DEX Volume and a Wallet Bug

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 17:16

Blockchain Bites: BlockFi’s Revenue, DEX Volume and a Wallet Bug A federal appeals court effectively said blockchain data is not protected under the Fourth Amendment while decentralized exchange volume explodes.

The IRS Wants to Know More About Privacy-Enhancing Crypto Coins, Tools

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 17:06

The IRS Wants to Know More About Privacy-Enhancing Crypto Coins, Tools America's tax collector is laying the groundwork for a possible assault on privacy-enhancing cryptocurrency technologies.

China Police Said to Detain Crypto OTC Traders Amid Money Laundering Crackdown

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 16:01

China Police Said to Detain Crypto OTC Traders Amid Money Laundering Crackdown Chinese police are stepping up efforts in cracking down on illegal economic activities, which now leads to crypto over-the-counter (OTC) traders being detained to assist investigations.

Bitcoin Startup Zap Is Working With Visa

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 16:00

Bitcoin Startup Zap Is Working With Visa Lightning Network startup Zap, Inc. is partnering with Visa to offer the most user-friendly bitcoin services since Cash App.

Bug in Moscow’s Blockchain Polling System Can Reveal How Users Voted: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 14:56

Bug in Moscow’s Blockchain Polling System Can Reveal How Users Voted: Report The vulnerability allowed users votes in the recent constitutional poll to be decrypted, Russian journalists found.

Investment Fund Arcane Crypto Plans Nasdaq Nordic Listing Through $32M Reverse Takeover

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 13:14

Investment Fund Arcane Crypto Plans Nasdaq Nordic Listing Through $32M Reverse Takeover A successful reverse takeover of Vertical Ventures would allow the crypto investment firm to appeal to a broader investor base, the firm said.

Investment Firm Arcane Crypto Plans Nasdaq Nordic Listing Through $32M Reverse Takeover

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 13:14

Investment Firm Arcane Crypto Plans Nasdaq Nordic Listing Through $32M Reverse Takeover A successful reverse takeover of Vertical Ventures would allow the crypto investment firm to appeal to a broader investor base, the firm said.

How Bitcoin Is Like Ham Radio

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 13:13

How Bitcoin Is Like Ham Radio Bitcoin is decentralized, good in an emergency, supported by passionate fans and not likely ever to see mainstream adoption, says our columnist.

After Years of Resistance, BitPay Adopts SegWit for Cheaper Bitcoin Transactions

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 13:00

After Years of Resistance, BitPay Adopts SegWit for Cheaper Bitcoin Transactions Payments processor BitPay has added support for SegWit, three years after a competing block size proposal fractured the Bitcoin community.

First Mover: Crypto.com Says User Growth Coming From Products Not Token Speculation

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 12:47

First Mover: Crypto.com Says User Growth Coming From Products Not Token Speculation Crypto.com saw the total number of users increase by 50% in the past few months, to 3 million people.

First Mover: Crypto.com Says User Growth Coming From Products, Not Token Speculation

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 12:47

First Mover: Crypto.com Says User Growth Coming From Products, Not Token Speculation Crypto.com saw the total number of users increase by 50% in the past few months, to 3 million people.

CNET Founder Launches Public Blockchain Network With Dollars Baked In

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 12:19

CNET Founder Launches Public Blockchain Network With Dollars Baked In Public Mint puts dollars on the blockchain so users can use money whether or not they have bank accounts.

Salesforce Co-Founder Launches Public Blockchain Network With Dollars Baked In

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 12:19

Salesforce Co-Founder Launches Public Blockchain Network With Dollars Baked In Public Mint puts dollars on the blockchain so users can use money whether or not they have bank accounts.

Sri Lanka’s Blockchain Bank KYC Platform to Enter Development ‘Shortly’: Central Bank

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 09:38

Sri Lanka’s Blockchain Bank KYC Platform to Enter Development ‘Shortly’: Central Bank The Central Bank of Sri Lanka is about to decide who will develop a blockchain platform that could speed up the processing of bank users' ID information.

Crypto Lender BlockFi Says Monthly Revenue Up 100% After Bitcoin Halving User Boost

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 08:17

Crypto Lender BlockFi Says Monthly Revenue Up 100% After Bitcoin Halving User Boost BlockFi said it's seen a surge in revenue since the bitcoin halving and the launch of its mobile app.

Why Bitcoin Bulls Are Betting on Explosive Growth in India

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 07:30

Why Bitcoin Bulls Are Betting on Explosive Growth in India Demand for bitcoin is up in India, thanks in part to the economic crisis. But Indian tech startups are more focused on Ethereum.

Researchers Expose Flaw in Bitcoin Wallets That Could Be Exploited for Double-Spending

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 02. 06:00

Researchers Expose Flaw in Bitcoin Wallets That Could Be Exploited for Double-Spending A standard way to transact Bitcoin could be vulnerable to double-spending and DoS attacks, ZenGo has found.

Market Wrap: As Traditional Markets Rally, Bitcoin Gets Boring

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 01. 20:30

Market Wrap: As Traditional Markets Rally, Bitcoin Gets Boring Equities show strength as bitcoin stays rangebound above $9,000.

US Senators Float Bill Requiring Congressional Watchdog Study Crypto’s Role in Trafficking

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 01. 20:12

US Senators Float Bill Requiring Congressional Watchdog Study Crypto’s Role in Trafficking Top members of the Senate Banking Committee plan to introduce legislation that would direct the congressional watchdog to study virtual currency’s role in drug and human trafficking.

US Senators Float Bill Requiring Congressional Watchdog to Study Crypto’s Role in Trafficking

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 01. 20:12

US Senators Float Bill Requiring Congressional Watchdog to Study Crypto’s Role in Trafficking Top members of the Senate Banking Committee plan to introduce legislation that would direct the congressional watchdog to study virtual currency’s role in drug and human trafficking.

Satoshi’s Unappreciated Marketing Genius, Feat. Dan Held

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 01. 19:00

Satoshi’s Unappreciated Marketing Genius, Feat. Dan Held There is a constant free market competition to define the Bitcoin narrative, and Kraken’s Dan Held argues this is part of what makes the protocol so strong.

‘I Failed Terribly at Keeping My Identity Secret’: Scott Alexander on the Value of Pseudonymity

CoinDesk

2020. Jul. 01. 17:54

‘I Failed Terribly at Keeping My Identity Secret’: Scott Alexander on the Value of Pseudonymity A New York Times decision to name Scott Alexander, the author of Slate Star Codex, raises questions about who deserves pseudonyms, journalism in 2020, and where we place value when it comes to news stories.

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