Chinese Financial Watchdog Warns of Manipulative Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 22:00

Chinese Financial Watchdog Warns of Manipulative Crypto Exchanges A Chinese financial watchdog warned investors of rising risks in crypto investments as the global stock market continues to fluctuate.

As Governments Rush to Track Coronavirus, Honduras May Offer a Privacy-First Model

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 21:31

As Governments Rush to Track Coronavirus, Honduras May Offer a Privacy-First Model A blockchain startup working in Honduras may show world governments how to limit surveillance overreach while still fighting the deadly coronavirus.

Brazilian Financial Regulators Will Vet Companies and Political Appointees on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 20:25

Brazilian Financial Regulators Will Vet Companies and Political Appointees on a Blockchain Brazil’s major financial regulators have unified their intelligence troves under a blockchain-backed sharing system called PIER.

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.

Bitcoin Briefly Tops $7K as Traders Say Worst of 2020 Sell-off May Have Passed

CoinDesk

2020. Apr. 02. 18:18

Bitcoin Briefly Tops $7K as Traders Say Worst of 2020 Sell-off May Have Passed Bitcoin (BTC) rose Thursday for the fourth straight session and briefly climbed above $7,000 for the first time in two weeks.

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.