5 Reasons for Cautious Optimism in Crypto

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 19:02

5 Reasons for Cautious Optimism in Crypto While traditional markets continue to flail, bitcoin and crypto are showing surprising resilience and attracting new audiences.

Bitcoin Blows Past $7K in Sudden 14% Jump

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 18:18

Bitcoin Blows Past $7K in Sudden 14% Jump Bitcoin (BTC) suddenly rallied Thursday after weeks in the doldrums, trading above $7,000 for the first time since March 11.

Makers of Keep Protocol Raise $7.7M to Bring Trustless BTC to DeFi

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 17:00

Makers of Keep Protocol Raise $7.7M to Bring Trustless BTC to DeFi Thesis has closed a $7.7 million deal by selling its KEEP tokens to some of crypto’s top investors. Its TBTC project could get more bitcoin into DeFi.

Ripple Engineers Publish Design for Private Transactions on XRP Ledger

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 16:21

Ripple Engineers Publish Design for Private Transactions on XRP Ledger Ripple engineer Nik Bougalis has proposed a method of shielding transactions on the XRP ledger.

Bitcoin News Roundup for April 2, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for April 2, 2020 Crypto is up and a weird lawsuit may be coming to an end. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily podcast.

CoinTracker Adds 6 Industry Partnerships for Its Crypto Tax Reporting Tool

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 14:50

CoinTracker Adds 6 Industry Partnerships for Its Crypto Tax Reporting Tool The firm has partnered with a number of prominent blockchain industry names including ErisX, Lolli and Casa.

Using Bitcoin in Zimbabwe, Part 3 of a Six-Part Documentary Podcast Series

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 14:00

Using Bitcoin in Zimbabwe, Part 3 of a Six-Part Documentary Podcast Series In the third episode of the six-part series about Bitcoin in Africa you will hear from two early bitcoin adopters based in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.

Digital Custodian Anchorage Adds XRP Storage for Institutional Customers

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 13:34

Digital Custodian Anchorage Adds XRP Storage for Institutional Customers Anchorage, a digital asset custodian targeting institutional clients, has added support for XRP, offering services for all of the top-3 cryptocurrencies.

Binance’s CoinMarketCap Acquisition Is a Bet That Crypto Really Is for the Masses

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 13:00

Binance’s CoinMarketCap Acquisition Is a Bet That Crypto Really Is for the Masses By acquiring high-traffic data site CoinMarketCap, crypto exchange Binance has bought itself the top of the proverbial customer-acquisition funnel.

‘They Have the Users’: Binance CEO Explains Why He Bought CoinMarketCap

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 13:00

‘They Have the Users’: Binance CEO Explains Why He Bought CoinMarketCap "Even though their money generation mechanism is not as strong as Binance, they do have the users," CEO CZ tells CoinDesk. "It's a very valuable platform."

Factom Faces Liquidation After Investors Refuse Request for More Funding

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 12:40

Factom Faces Liquidation After Investors Refuse Request for More Funding The blockchain firm's biggest investor, FastForward, is now its receiver.

Bitcoin Enters Historically Strong Quarter With 3% Price Gain

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 11:38

Bitcoin Enters Historically Strong Quarter With 3% Price Gain Bitcoin has kicked off the historically strong second quarter on a positive note – scoring gains overnight despite losses on Wall Street.

Crypto Wants Stronger Public Response to Coronavirus, CoinDesk Survey Shows

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 10:00

Crypto Wants Stronger Public Response to Coronavirus, CoinDesk Survey Shows People in blockchain tend not to love government. But they don't want it to be idle in a crisis, a CoinDesk survey suggests.

SEC Seeks More Feedback on tZERO’s Proposed Security Token Exchange

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 09:00

SEC Seeks More Feedback on tZERO’s Proposed Security Token Exchange The commission has extended a comment period on a proposed rule change to clear a regulatory path for the Boston Security Token Exchange, a tZERO-backed platform.

Looking for a Halving Payday? Quick Wins in Investing Are Rare

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 08:00

Looking for a Halving Payday? Quick Wins in Investing Are Rare Miracle returns in investing seldom materialize. Beware excessive expectations for the bitcoin halving.

FATF Says US ‘Largely Compliant’ With Virtual Currency Recommendations

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 07:10

FATF Says US ‘Largely Compliant’ With Virtual Currency Recommendations A new Financial Action Task Force report says the U.S. is largely in compliance with its recommendations around digital assets, but still has some "minor deficiencies" in its state and federal framework.

Bitcoin Takes Tumble, Traders Fret Correlation and Next Month’s Halving

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 20:31

Bitcoin Takes Tumble, Traders Fret Correlation and Next Month’s Halving Bitcoin had another down day. How long the cryptocurrency follows stocks, and whether next month’s halving juices its price, remain open questions.

Blockstack Wins Patent for Its Dapp Single Sign-on Product

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 20:00

Blockstack Wins Patent for Its Dapp Single Sign-on Product The U.S. patent office has granted Blockstack intellectual property rights around its single sign-on service for dapps.

How Coronavirus Is Accelerating the End of Globalism, Feat. Peter Zeihan

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 19:00

How Coronavirus Is Accelerating the End of Globalism, Feat. Peter Zeihan The American-led global order has been unraveling for 30 years, and COVID-19 may be the blow that changes it once and for all.

Online Black Markets’ Bitcoin Revenues Take a Hit Amid Pandemic

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 18:00

Online Black Markets’ Bitcoin Revenues Take a Hit Amid Pandemic Customers spent fewer bitcoins at darknet markets over the last two months despite the slide in the cryptocurrency's price, according to data from blockchain surveillance firm Chainalysis.

Judge Denies Telegram’s Request to Issue Gram Tokens to Non-US Investors

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 17:28

Judge Denies Telegram’s Request to Issue Gram Tokens to Non-US Investors A federal judge denied Telegram's request to issue Gram tokens to non-U.S. investors.

Bitfury Latest to Donate Crypto Mining Power to Coronavirus Research

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 17:00

Bitfury Latest to Donate Crypto Mining Power to Coronavirus Research Bitfury has dedicated its GPU miners to the Folding@home project, which is studying the novel coronavirus in hopes of developing a vaccine.

As Crypto Prices Reeled in Q1, These Coins Stood Out

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 16:35

As Crypto Prices Reeled in Q1, These Coins Stood Out While bitcoin and the broader crypto market fell during Q1 amid a global crisis, a few coins outperformed. Here are a few notable winners and losers.

Coinbase Pumps $1.1M USDC Into DeFi Sites Uniswap and PoolTogether

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 16:00

Coinbase Pumps $1.1M USDC Into DeFi Sites Uniswap and PoolTogether Coinbase is putting its digital dollars where the traction is.  Announced Wednesday, Coinbase has deposited $1.1 million in USDC stablecoins into the pools powering two of the most popular decentralized finance (DeFi) applications on Ethereum: Uniswap and PoolTogether. The investment comes via the USDC Bootstrap Fund, which the company launched in September 2019. “With USDC, […]

Bitcoin News Roundup for April 1, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for April 1, 2020 A new mesh network runs on crypto and the Bitcoin markets might not hit $20K. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily Podcast.

Binance Crypto Exchange Is Launching Its First Bitcoin Mining Pool

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 15:16

Binance Crypto Exchange Is Launching Its First Bitcoin Mining Pool Binance has been offering "generous" referral bonuses for its new crypto mining pool.

AT&T Files for Dismissal in $24M Phone Hack Case, Claims Crypto Exec Didn’t Read T&Cs

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 15:00

AT&T Files for Dismissal in $24M Phone Hack Case, Claims Crypto Exec Didn’t Read T&Cs Terpin claims he lost $24 million in crypto due to AT&T's negligence. The firm says he didn't read the company's policy documents.

AT&T Files for Dismissal in $24M Phone Hack Case, Claims Crypto Exec Didn’t Read Terms

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 15:00

AT&T Files for Dismissal in $24M Phone Hack Case, Claims Crypto Exec Didn’t Read Terms Terpin claims he lost $24 million in crypto due to AT&T's negligence. The firm says he didn't read the company's policy documents.

Thousands of Microsoft Servers Infected By Crypto-Mining Botnet Since 2018, Says Report

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 14:05

Thousands of Microsoft Servers Infected By Crypto-Mining Botnet Since 2018, Says Report The attackers have apparently been targeting Microsoft SQL database servers to mine cryptocurrency for two years.

How Financial Models Could Move Bitcoin’s Price After the Halving

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 14:00

How Financial Models Could Move Bitcoin’s Price After the Halving If history is a guide, financial models forecasting the post-halving bitcoin price are just as likely to shape the future as predict it.

Cannabis Shops Are Using Zap’s Lightning App During Coronavirus Cash Crunch

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 13:00

Cannabis Shops Are Using Zap’s Lightning App During Coronavirus Cash Crunch The Lightning Network startup now offers fiat-friendly bitcoin payment tools. Cannabis dispensaries in Colorado are an early proving ground.

Zero Interest Rates Could Hamper the Stablecoin Business

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 12:53

Zero Interest Rates Could Hamper the Stablecoin Business Negative interest rates will force stablecoins to look at their fee structures and cut costs. Only the fittest will survive, says our columnist.

HIVE Blockchain to Double Bitcoin Mining Capacity Through $2.8M Share Deal

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 12:20

HIVE Blockchain to Double Bitcoin Mining Capacity Through $2.8M Share Deal HIVE shares have increased 10 percent since the deal to acquire a bitcoin mining farm in Canada became public.

BitMEX Operator Ups Grant for Bitcoin Development to $100K

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 10:30

BitMEX Operator Ups Grant for Bitcoin Development to $100K HDR Global Trading has supported bitcoin maintainer Michael Ford since he was appointed last summer.

Amended Lawsuit Against Ripple Now Offers Theory That XRP May Not Be a Security

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 09:30

Amended Lawsuit Against Ripple Now Offers Theory That XRP May Not Be a Security While the lawsuit against Ripple Labs still alleges the firm broke securities laws, the plaintiffs now seem to be hedging their bets.

GitHub Is Burying Bitcoin Code Inside an Arctic Mountain to Ride Out the Next 1,000 Years

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 08:00

GitHub Is Burying Bitcoin Code Inside an Arctic Mountain to Ride Out the Next 1,000 Years Deep inside a forsaken coal mine on the Norwegian island of Svalbard, the Bitcoin Core code repository will be kept on film reels and stored for centuries.

Tether CTO Claims USDT Stablecoin Can Boost DeFi Liquidity

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 01. 07:00

Tether CTO Claims USDT Stablecoin Can Boost DeFi Liquidity Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino believes the USDT stablecoin can boost the decentralized finance ecosystem.

Bitcoin Ends Q1 Down 10%, Outperforming Equities in Coronavirus Crisis

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 21:13

Bitcoin Ends Q1 Down 10%, Outperforming Equities in Coronavirus Crisis Bitcoin ended the first quarter of 2020 down from the start of the year, but not as badly as the record-setting losses suffered by global equities.

Bitcoin All-Time High in 2020? Chances Are Only 4%, Options Market Signals

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 21:10

Bitcoin All-Time High in 2020? Chances Are Only 4%, Options Market Signals The options market shows just a 4 percent chance of bitcoin crossing above $20K before year’s end, according to data from analytics firm Skew.

Bitcoin’s Lightning Becomes Latest Protocol to Court Publishers With Micropayments

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 19:50

Bitcoin’s Lightning Becomes Latest Protocol to Court Publishers With Micropayments With paywall systems for a whole bevy of assets, crypto payments could revolutionize the media industry – if demand actually matched supply.

Crypto-Powered Internet Helps Work From Home During Coronavirus

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 19:16

Crypto-Powered Internet Helps Work From Home During Coronavirus Althea brings the internet to under-served places, offering households crypto to be part of a mesh system.

Crypto-Powered Internet Helps Rural Residents Work From Home During Coronavirus

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 19:16

Crypto-Powered Internet Helps Rural Residents Work From Home During Coronavirus Althea brings the internet to under-served places, offering households crypto to be part of a mesh system.

Nic Carter: ‘If You’re Not Radicalized, You’re Not Paying Attention’

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 19:00

Nic Carter: ‘If You’re Not Radicalized, You’re Not Paying Attention’ Castle Island Ventures and Coin Metrics co-founder joins to discuss cascading crises, crypto dollarization and the state of the bitcoin narrative.

Remote Working Proves Unexpected Hero as Half of US Economy Shifts to Home Offices

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 18:25

Remote Working Proves Unexpected Hero as Half of US Economy Shifts to Home Offices To those who believe in a digital future in which decentralization makes systems more resilient, the coronavirus crisis has expedited the inevitable.

IoT App Nodle Moves From Stellar Blockchain to Polkadot

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 18:00

IoT App Nodle Moves From Stellar Blockchain to Polkadot IoT platform Nodle announced it is switching from the Stellar blockchain to a custom build on Parity Technologies’ Substrate network.

Ex-State Street Blockchain Team Drops DLT From New Data-Privacy Startup

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 17:10

Ex-State Street Blockchain Team Drops DLT From New Data-Privacy Startup Data privacy startup Manetu goes live early next month with $3.5 million in backing from Castle Island Ventures and others.

View From Manila: Life During Coronavirus

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 17:03

View From Manila: Life During Coronavirus Leah Callon Butler works out where to stash her cash and tries to tell fact from fiction amid the shutdown in the Philippines.

Letter from the Philippines: Life During Coronavirus

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 17:03

Letter from the Philippines: Life During Coronavirus Leah Callon Butler works out where to stash her cash and tries to tell fact from fiction amid the coronavirus shutdown in the Philippines.

Bitcoin News Roundup for March 31, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 16:06

Bitcoin News Roundup for March 31, 2020 A popular Ethereum game is dropping crypto while France explores digital banks. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily.

Ex-Royal Mint Team Now Provides $1M Insurance Cover for All Civic Crypto Wallets

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 14:37

Ex-Royal Mint Team Now Provides $1M Insurance Cover for All Civic Crypto Wallets Coincover is now providing automatic insurance cover on all new signups for Civic's hot wallet.

Ex-Royal Mint Team Now Provides $1M Cover for All Civic Crypto Wallets

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 14:37

Ex-Royal Mint Team Now Provides $1M Cover for All Civic Crypto Wallets Coincover is now providing automatic deposit guarantee on all new signups for Civic's hot wallet.

Crypto Holders Still Face Issues Reporting Tax Liabilities, Survey of CPAs Finds

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 13:00

Crypto Holders Still Face Issues Reporting Tax Liabilities, Survey of CPAs Finds Certified Public Accountants familiar with crypto largely believe their clients might face audits or penalties for under-reporting holdings in past years, according to a survey.

Bitcoin’s Recent Recovery Won’t Salvage a Terrible Month for Prices

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 11:30

Bitcoin’s Recent Recovery Won’t Salvage a Terrible Month for Prices While bitcoin has recovered sharply from recent lows below $4,000, the cryptocurrency is still on track to end March with a double-digit price loss.

‘MLB Champions’ Downplays ETH, Aims for Mass Market in New Game Reboot

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 10:00

‘MLB Champions’ Downplays ETH, Aims for Mass Market in New Game Reboot Blockchain game MLB Champions is rolling out a slew of new gameplay features while reducing its reliance on Ethereum.

Australian Crypto Exchange CoinSpot Wins ISO Security Accreditation

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 09:20

Australian Crypto Exchange CoinSpot Wins ISO Security Accreditation CoinSpot says it's jumped through the hoops to meet the internationally recognized ISO standard.

Crypto Markets Can Never Close, and That’s a Good Thing

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 08:00

Crypto Markets Can Never Close, and That’s a Good Thing Should markets temporarily close even temporarily to calm investor panic? Noelle Acheson says no while crypto markets can’t. Both are good things.

Mt. Gox Deadline Extended Again After Creditors Criticize Refund Proposal

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 31. 06:00

Mt. Gox Deadline Extended Again After Creditors Criticize Refund Proposal Mt. Gox's bankruptcy trustee is holding off on filing a civil rehabilitation plan to the Tokyo District Court after creditors took issue with it.

Election App Voatz Just Got Kicked Out of a Major Bug Bounty Program

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 21:20

Election App Voatz Just Got Kicked Out of a Major Bug Bounty Program Bug bounty platform HackerOne severed ties with Medici Ventures-backed Voatz, the blockchain-based mobile voting app for breach of partnership standards.

Bitcoin Follows Stock Markets Higher; How Long Will They Move in Lockstep?

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 20:33

Bitcoin Follows Stock Markets Higher; How Long Will They Move in Lockstep? Crypto prices climbed with traditional market indexes Monday as traders wondered if bitcoin will remain a follower or break out and blaze its own path.

Bitcoin, Stablecoins, DeFi and Privacy: How COVID-19 Is Changing Key Crypto Narratives

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 19:00

Bitcoin, Stablecoins, DeFi and Privacy: How COVID-19 Is Changing Key Crypto Narratives How the once-in-a-generation COVID-19 pandemic is shifting the way with think and talk about different parts of the crypto industry - from bitcoin to DeFi to stablecoins.

How Bitcoin’s Price Slump Is Changing the Geography of Mining

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 18:43

How Bitcoin’s Price Slump Is Changing the Geography of Mining Although China remains the leading region for bitcoin mining, the coronavirus downturn is changing the picture in other geographies.

How Central Banks Could Use Digital Cash to Deliver Universal Basic Income

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 17:53

How Central Banks Could Use Digital Cash to Deliver Universal Basic Income Central banks are well placed to deliver regular, no-questions-asked monthly payments to everyone, and to manage any ensuing inflation.

French Central Bank Puts Out Call for Digital Currency Experiments

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 17:10

French Central Bank Puts Out Call for Digital Currency Experiments France's central bank is calling for digital currency proposals with an experiment that moves it to the front of Europe's CBDC debate.

Bitcoin News Roundup for March 30, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for March 30, 2020 Bitcoin is back and Breitling puts watches on the blockchain. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily.

German Startup Pitches Decentralized ID for Prescription Pickup During COVID-19

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 15:20

German Startup Pitches Decentralized ID for Prescription Pickup During COVID-19 Coronavirus drove blockchain startup Spherity to develop a decentralized ID prototype for interacting with healthcare providers and pharmacies.

Crypto Derivatives Platform Gets Nod From London Stock Exchange’s Software Tester

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 15:00

Crypto Derivatives Platform Gets Nod From London Stock Exchange’s Software Tester ZUBR, which only opened for trading in early March, said its trading software had been successfully stress-tested by Exactpro

Binance CEO Says Leveraged Tokens Were Cut Because Users ‘Don’t Read Warning Notices’

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 14:00

Binance CEO Says Leveraged Tokens Were Cut Because Users ‘Don’t Read Warning Notices’ Binance only listed FTX leveraged tokens two months ago, but users have struggled to get to grips with the complex products.

Binance Cut Leveraged Tokens Because Users ‘Don’t Read Warning Notices’

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 14:00

Binance Cut Leveraged Tokens Because Users ‘Don’t Read Warning Notices’ Binance only listed FTX leveraged tokens two months ago, but users have struggled to get to grips with the complex products.

USD Stablecoins Are Surging, but Zero Interest Rates Complicate Business Model

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 13:12

USD Stablecoins Are Surging, but Zero Interest Rates Complicate Business Model With investors seeking safety in dollars, stablecoins have seen inflows of more than $2 billion since the crash. But, says our columnist Hasu, zero interest rates threaten business revenue.

Opera’s Android Web Browser Adds Access to .Crypto Domains for 80M Users

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 13:00

Opera’s Android Web Browser Adds Access to .Crypto Domains for 80M Users The “blockchain-ready” web browser has added support for Unstoppable Domains’ decentralized .crypto websites.

Telegram Hopes It Can Still Sell Tokens to Non-US Investors After Court Ruling

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 12:42

Telegram Hopes It Can Still Sell Tokens to Non-US Investors After Court Ruling The firm has asked a court to clarify if it can still issue its tokens to non-U.S. investors after a preliminary injunction blocked the issuance in the U.S.

Bitcoin Diverges From Falling Equities With $500 Price Rise

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 11:38

Bitcoin Diverges From Falling Equities With $500 Price Rise Bitcoin rose by 7 percent early on Monday even as the risk-off mood returned to the traditional markets.

US Cash in Circulation Sees Biggest Increase Since the Y2K Bug Panic, Fed Reserve Data Indicates

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 10:24

US Cash in Circulation Sees Biggest Increase Since the Y2K Bug Panic, Fed Reserve Data Indicates U.S. currency in circulation has experienced its largest increase in over 20 years.

US Cash in Circulation Sees Biggest Increase Since the Y2K Bug Panic, Fed Data Indicates

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 10:24

US Cash in Circulation Sees Biggest Increase Since the Y2K Bug Panic, Fed Data Indicates U.S. currency in circulation has experienced its largest increase in over 20 years.

Crypo Lender Celsius Taps Chainlink’s Price Oracles for Interest Rate ‘Decentralization’

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 09:11

Crypo Lender Celsius Taps Chainlink’s Price Oracles for Interest Rate ‘Decentralization’ Celsius Network has teamed up with oracle provider Chainlink to make the price feeds it uses to calculate asset interest rates less centralized.

Crypto Lender Celsius Taps Chainlink’s Price Oracles for Interest Rate ‘Decentralization’

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 09:11

Crypto Lender Celsius Taps Chainlink’s Price Oracles for Interest Rate ‘Decentralization’ Celsius Network has teamed up with oracle provider Chainlink to make the price feeds it uses to calculate asset interest rates less centralized.

Investors in Polychain Capital’s Crypto Hedge Fund Saw 1,332% Gains – If They Stomached the Dips

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 08:00

Investors in Polychain Capital’s Crypto Hedge Fund Saw 1,332% Gains – If They Stomached the Dips An investor document obtained by CoinDesk charts the dramatic ups and downs of the first four years of Polychain Capital’s cryptocurrency hedge fund.

Microsoft Files Patent Application for Crypto Mining System Powered by Human Activity

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 07:00

Microsoft Files Patent Application for Crypto Mining System Powered by Human Activity A Microsoft patent application details a human-powered crypto mining project by collecting data as people exercise and watch ads.

Can Bitcoin Survive the Climate Change Revolution?

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 06:00

Can Bitcoin Survive the Climate Change Revolution? If ESG is becoming the new buzzword among impact-minded financial institutions, where does energy-intensive bitcoin fit in?

Riot Blockchain Says Coronavirus Outbreak Might Hurt Crypto Mining Farms

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 05:00

Riot Blockchain Says Coronavirus Outbreak Might Hurt Crypto Mining Farms Riot Blockchain's 10-K filing captures the fear COVID-19 is sowing in American companies.

Singapore Crypto Exchange Eyes US Expansion After Registering With FinCEN

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 04:00

Singapore Crypto Exchange Eyes US Expansion After Registering With FinCEN Singapore-based Bitget has registered with the U.S. Treasury Department as a money services business, the first step to launching operations in the country.

Bear Market Over? Charts on Bitcoin and ASX 200 Suggest Otherwise

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 30. 03:00

Bear Market Over? Charts on Bitcoin and ASX 200 Suggest Otherwise U.S stocks are showing signs of life amid the recent $2 trillion stimulus package. Yet it may be a while before confidence is restored.

Luxury Watchmaker Breitling Adds Its First Timepieces to a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 29. 15:29

Luxury Watchmaker Breitling Adds Its First Timepieces to a Blockchain In a rare example of real-world business deployment, Breitling is registering watches on a blockchain to track their provenance from owner to owner.

How MakerDAO’s Stablecoin Survived the Crash, Smart Contract Bugs and Full Decentralization

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 29. 14:16

How MakerDAO’s Stablecoin Survived the Crash, Smart Contract Bugs and Full Decentralization How do DeFi stablecoins actually work and what happened during the sudden, precipitous drop in crypto prices earlier this month? On today's show Andreas M. Antonopoulos leads us through a very interesting system and how it survived 'Black Thursday'.

Telegram Ruling Closes Another Door to Legally-Compliant Token Sales

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 29. 13:48

Telegram Ruling Closes Another Door to Legally-Compliant Token Sales A recent ruling stopping Telegram from distributing its cryptocurrency creates new legal peril for public blockchains, argues lawyer Josh Lawler.

Disruption, Money and a World of Change, Feat. Niall Ferguson

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 28. 14:40

Disruption, Money and a World of Change, Feat. Niall Ferguson CoinDesk's Michael Casey speaks with author, historian and Hoover Institution senior fellow Niall Ferguson about our disrupted world, inevitable crisis and what it could mean for money.

While Some Hoard Dollar Bills, Others Envision Germy Cash’s Quick Demise

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 28. 10:30

While Some Hoard Dollar Bills, Others Envision Germy Cash’s Quick Demise Is a cash-based society sustainable in a pandemic? Hoarders say yes. Health experts say maybe. Visionaries say no: It’s a moment for systemic change.

Splinter Cryptocurrency Hive Outperforms Justin Sun’s Steem After One Week Trading

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 21:52

Splinter Cryptocurrency Hive Outperforms Justin Sun’s Steem After One Week Trading It's been a week since the Hive blockchain broke off from Steem in protest. So far, the market action has been on the side of the dissidents.

World Health Organization Teams With IBM, Oracle on Blockchain-Based Coronavirus Data Hub

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 20:50

World Health Organization Teams With IBM, Oracle on Blockchain-Based Coronavirus Data Hub Big names like IBM, Oracle and the World Health Organization (WHO) will use blockchain technology to track data relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bitcoin and Ether Prices Stagnate as Traders Take Wait-and-See Approach

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 20:31

Bitcoin and Ether Prices Stagnate as Traders Take Wait-and-See Approach The March 12 crash is still fresh in crypto traders’ and fund managers’ minds, leaving some to think no trading decisions are the best decisions for now.

Corporate Socialism to Dying for the Dow: 7 Themes That Defined the Week

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 19:00

Corporate Socialism to Dying for the Dow: 7 Themes That Defined the Week As another unprecedented week winds down, @NLW breaks down unlimited QE, digital dollars, the last break of institutional trust and more.

Strange Days: S&P 500 Is More Volatile Than Bitcoin This Month

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 18:00

Strange Days: S&P 500 Is More Volatile Than Bitcoin This Month In a role reversal befitting these topsy-turvy times, Wall Street has recently seen more turbulence than the top cryptocurrency.

Strange Days: S&P 500 Volatility Enters Bitcoin Territory

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 18:00

Strange Days: S&P 500 Volatility Enters Bitcoin Territory In a role reversal befitting these topsy-turvy times, Wall Street has recently seen more turbulence than the top cryptocurrency.

How a Flurry of ‘Digital Dollar’ Proposals Made It to Congress

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 17:30

How a Flurry of ‘Digital Dollar’ Proposals Made It to Congress Law professors who've long pushed for a digital dollar worked with Congress to bring the concept to a series of coronavirus relief bills earlier this week.

Aspiring CME Director Wants Exchange to Mine Bitcoin and Issue Tokens

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 16:45

Aspiring CME Director Wants Exchange to Mine Bitcoin and Issue Tokens A nominee for a CME director position argued for tokenizing certain shares and building renewable energy sources which could also mine crypto.

US County Extends Rule Making Bitcoin Mining Firms Invest in Renewable Energy

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 16:00

US County Extends Rule Making Bitcoin Mining Firms Invest in Renewable Energy The newly extended rule that crypto mining farms must offset energy consumption with renewables might also be made permanent.

Bitcoin News Roundup for March 27, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for March 27, 2020 A scam in the UK targets crypto while Venezuela's president is charged with money laundering. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily podcast.

Singapore Temporarily Exempts Crypto Firms, Including Coinbase, From New Licensing Regime

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 15:30

Singapore Temporarily Exempts Crypto Firms, Including Coinbase, From New Licensing Regime Cryptocurrency firms can continue operating but must apply for a license by summer under new rules

Bitwise Looks to Retail Market for Its Crypto Index Fund

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 14:30

Bitwise Looks to Retail Market for Its Crypto Index Fund Bitwise is hoping to draw a retail market for its Bitwise 10 Index Fund, which it intends to list on a regulated alternative trading system later this year.

Bitcoin Price Decline Prompts US Mining Firm to Shut Down ‘Indefinitely’

CoinDesk

2020. Mar. 27. 13:30

Bitcoin Price Decline Prompts US Mining Firm to Shut Down ‘Indefinitely’ Digital Farms is halting operations due to low bitcoin prices, its owner says.

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