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.

Federal Reserve Now Targets Inflation Above 2%, Bitcoin Breaks $11K

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 18:19

Federal Reserve Now Targets Inflation Above 2%, Bitcoin Breaks $11K Federal Reserve officials said Wednesday they would hold U.S. interest rates at close to zero and work to push inflation above 2% "for some time."

US Sanctions Two Russians Accused of Using Fraud to Steal Millions in Crypto

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 17:02

US Sanctions Two Russians Accused of Using Fraud to Steal Millions in Crypto The pair stole $16.8 million from customers of three different crypto exchanges, including two in the US.

Proposed Bermuda Bank Taps Anchorage as Digital Asset Custody Partner

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 16:18

Proposed Bermuda Bank Taps Anchorage as Digital Asset Custody Partner Under the partnership, Anchorage will provide crypto custody services to Jewel, which is applying for its full bank license in Bermuda.

US Charges 3 With Vast ‘Crypto Jacking’ Computer Fraud Scheme

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 16:12

US Charges 3 With Vast ‘Crypto Jacking’ Computer Fraud Scheme The officers of Chinese "white hat" firm Chengdu 404 allegedly hit computer networks around the world.

Blockchain Bites: The SEC’s Chilling Effect on Crypto Development

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 16:05

Blockchain Bites: The SEC’s Chilling Effect on Crypto Development A slew of regulatory happenings are in the works: a Bahamian CBDC, a potential ban on crypto trading in India and a plan to unify state banking compliance standards across the U.S.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 16, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 16, 2020 With bitcoin fighting for $11K and the first CBDC in real life, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Ecological Sanity Is Compatible With Human Freedom

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 15:53

Ecological Sanity Is Compatible With Human Freedom We have to build a more free society while being more data-driven and efficient than ever.

HOPR Launches Token Incentive Program for Running Its Mixnet Testnet

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 15:00

HOPR Launches Token Incentive Program for Running Its Mixnet Testnet HOPR sells its own hardware node version (at $440) but HOPR nodes can also be run on devices that run Windows, macOS and Linux.

Kraken Becomes First Crypto Exchange to Become a US Bank

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 14:34

Kraken Becomes First Crypto Exchange to Become a US Bank On Wednesday, the Wyoming Banking Board voted to approve Kraken’s bank charter application. Kraken is the first SPDI bank in Wyoming.

Ava Labs Sets Avalanche Mainnet Launch for Sept. 21

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 14:02

Ava Labs Sets Avalanche Mainnet Launch for Sept. 21 With $60 million in funding at its back, Ava Labs' Avalanche is the latest next-gen blockchain network to enter the DeFi landscape.

Polkadot Projects Will Be Able to Mint Their Own Tokens in 2021

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 13:56

Polkadot Projects Will Be Able to Mint Their Own Tokens in 2021 A token minting system is coming to the Polkadot blockchain ecosystem, promising to be a leaner, meaner version of Ethereum’s ERC-20 standard.

Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Daily Trading Volume Hits Record High

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 13:35

Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Daily Trading Volume Hits Record High Trading volume in physically delivered bitcoin futures listed on Intercontinental Exchange's Bakkt platform surged to record highs on Tuesday.

First Mover: Binance’s CZ Doesn’t Even Dispute That DeFi Might Be Inevitable

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 13:07

First Mover: Binance’s CZ Doesn’t Even Dispute That DeFi Might Be Inevitable Big crypto exchanges like Binance, Huobi and OKEx are rushing out DeFi platforms to cash in on the fast-growing industry and stanch user defections.

This Crypto Startup Takes Bitcoin Advocacy to a Whole New Level

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 13:00

This Crypto Startup Takes Bitcoin Advocacy to a Whole New Level Patrick Stanley is launching a crypto advocacy company called Freehold, starting with bitcoin (BTC) and Blockstack's STX.

BIS Seeking Blockchain Expert to Lead Digital Currency Research

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 12:45

BIS Seeking Blockchain Expert to Lead Digital Currency Research BIS is looking for a blockchain engineer to take a lead on its digital currency initiatives, which includes CBDC and digital security research.

How Data Centralization Ends by 2030

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 12:18

How Data Centralization Ends by 2030 The key to ending surveillance capitalism? Data economics and the ability of individuals to control personal information.

All Eyes on Fed Reserve Rate Announcement, as Bitcoin Fights for $11K

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 11:43

All Eyes on Fed Reserve Rate Announcement, as Bitcoin Fights for $11K With the Fed's decision on rates due later Wednesday, bitcoin traders will be watching the U.S. dollar action.

Bahamas to Roll Out ‘Sand Dollar’ Digital Currency Next Month

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 10:32

Bahamas to Roll Out ‘Sand Dollar’ Digital Currency Next Month The Bahamas' "Sand Dollar" will likely be the world's first live central bank digital currency when it launches in October.

Diginex Moves Closer to Backdoor Nasdaq Listing With Merger Approval

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 09:56

Diginex Moves Closer to Backdoor Nasdaq Listing With Merger Approval The blockchain services firm is officially merging with publicly traded 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp., a key part of its plan for a "backdoor" listing.

CB Insights Buys Blockdata to Build Out Blockchain Data Offering

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 09:04

CB Insights Buys Blockdata to Build Out Blockchain Data Offering New York City’s CB Insights is getting into the blockchain data game with the acquisition of Netherlands-based Blockdata.

Leaked EU Draft Proposes All-Encompassing Laws for Crypto Assets

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 07:50

Leaked EU Draft Proposes All-Encompassing Laws for Crypto Assets The European Commission may be proposing an all-encompassing set of regulations covering the trading of digital assets across the 27-nation bloc.

‘Sharing Economy’ Startup ShareRing Tapped for China’s Blockchain Service Network

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 16. 02:00

‘Sharing Economy’ Startup ShareRing Tapped for China’s Blockchain Service Network A provider of an ecosystem for the "sharing and rental economy," ShareRing will join China’s government-backed blockchain initiative.

SEC Commissioner Peirce Dissents From Unikrn-Killing Fine, Says Action to Have Chilling Effect

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 22:02

SEC Commissioner Peirce Dissents From Unikrn-Killing Fine, Says Action to Have Chilling Effect Noted cryptocurrency advocate and Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester M. Peirce issued a public dissent after the SEC levied a $6.1 million fine on online gaming and gambling platform Unikrn for conducting an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017, a penalty that effectively amounts to the size of the company’s current assets.

SEC Commissioner Peirce Says Unikrn-Killing Fine to Have Chilling Effect

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 22:02

SEC Commissioner Peirce Says Unikrn-Killing Fine to Have Chilling Effect Noted cryptocurrency advocate and Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester M. Peirce issued a public dissent after the SEC levied a $6.1 million fine on online gaming and gambling platform Unikrn for conducting an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017, a penalty that effectively amounts to the size of the company’s current assets.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hits $10.9K; Total BTC Locked in DeFi Passes 100K

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 20:33

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hits $10.9K; Total BTC Locked in DeFi Passes 100K Bitcoin's price is trending upward Tuesday as the amount of BTC in DeFi hits a new high.

Tassat Regains CFTC ‘No-Action’ Relief Ahead of Eventual Bitcoin Swaps Contract Listing

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 20:32

Tassat Regains CFTC ‘No-Action’ Relief Ahead of Eventual Bitcoin Swaps Contract Listing Tassat blamed COVID-19 and leadership changes for its long-delayed bitcoin derivatives contract listing.

Tassat Gains CFTC ‘No-Action’ Relief Ahead of Eventual Bitcoin Swaps Contract Listing

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 20:32

Tassat Gains CFTC ‘No-Action’ Relief Ahead of Eventual Bitcoin Swaps Contract Listing Tassat blamed COVID-19 and leadership changes for its long-delayed bitcoin derivatives contract listing.

How a Hacker Launched a Decentralized Network to Track Internet Censorship

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 20:24

How a Hacker Launched a Decentralized Network to Track Internet Censorship Using free and open-source software, the Open Observatory of Network Interference has built a “decentralized, citizen-led, internet censorship observatory.”

Discrete Log Contracts Are Bringing Private, ‘Scriptless’ Smart Contracts to Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 19:57

Discrete Log Contracts Are Bringing Private, ‘Scriptless’ Smart Contracts to Bitcoin A smart contract has logged bets for the U.S. election on Bitcoin’s blockchain. When the votes are tallied, we won’t know who won, but that’s the whole point.

Binance, Huobi, OKEx Have FOMO for DeFi

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 19:22

Binance, Huobi, OKEx Have FOMO for DeFi DeFi FOMO is driving centralized exchanges including Binance, Huobi and OKEx to prepare for a potential new crypto trading landscape where decentralized exchanges dominate.

Crypto Esports Startup Unikrn to Pay $6.1M in SEC Settlement Over 2017 ICO

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 19:13

Crypto Esports Startup Unikrn to Pay $6.1M in SEC Settlement Over 2017 ICO Unikrn has agreed to settle the charges, without admitting or denying them, by paying a $6.1 million penalty to be distributed among investors.

The Decade of the Living Dead: How Zombie Companies Are Robbing Tomorrow’s Economy

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 19:00

The Decade of the Living Dead: How Zombie Companies Are Robbing Tomorrow’s Economy The percentage of companies that can’t afford to pay the interest on their debt has reached a new all-time high in the wake of central bank intervention.

Bitcoin CEO: MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor Explains His $425M Bet on BTC

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 18:37

Bitcoin CEO: MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor Explains His $425M Bet on BTC How the business analytics chief became Wall Street's boldest bitcoin maximalist.

How Crypto Can Win Over Washington, DC

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 16:46

How Crypto Can Win Over Washington, DC The crypto industry can't ignore the government if it hopes to go mainstream. There's too much at stake.

Blockchain Bites: MicroStrategy’s BTC Buy, Bitmain’s Power Struggle, Paxful’s Goodbye

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 16:28

Blockchain Bites: MicroStrategy’s BTC Buy, Bitmain’s Power Struggle, Paxful’s Goodbye MicroStrategy has bought even more bitcoin, Paxful is pulling out of Venezuela and the Bitmain power struggle appears to have found a short-term solution.

Dapper Labs–USDC Integration Helps NBA Collectibles Game Clear $2M in Revenue Since June

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 16:15

Dapper Labs–USDC Integration Helps NBA Collectibles Game Clear $2M in Revenue Since June Gamemaker Dapper Labs is using Circle's dollar-backed stablecoin USDC as a global settlement solution for its non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 15, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 15, 2020 With BTC crossing into bullish territory and a new smart contract-powered tokenized DeFi Index, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Eastern Europe Actively Using Crypto for Illicit Purposes: Chainalysis

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 15:41

Eastern Europe Actively Using Crypto for Illicit Purposes: Chainalysis A significant amount of cryptocurrency activities in the Eastern Europe is related to the dark market and ransomware, according to a Chainalysis report.

Galaxy Digital Leads $1.2M Raise for Startup Creating Automated Ethereum Services

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 14:00

Galaxy Digital Leads $1.2M Raise for Startup Creating Automated Ethereum Services Gelato said the seed round will fund further development of its bot network that will provide automated smart contract execution.

Galaxy Digital, IOSG Lead $1.2M Raise for Startup Creating Automated Ethereum Services

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 14:00

Galaxy Digital, IOSG Lead $1.2M Raise for Startup Creating Automated Ethereum Services Gelato said the seed round will fund further development of its bot network that will provide automated smart contract execution.

MicroStrategy Buys $175M More in Bitcoin, Upping BTC Holdings to $425M

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 13:30

MicroStrategy Buys $175M More in Bitcoin, Upping BTC Holdings to $425M Michael Saylor, the founder of MicroStrategy, said Tuesday his company has acquired an additional $175 million in bitcoin (BTC) in a single purchase.

US State Bank Regulators Agree to Single Set of Rules for Fintech, Crypto Firm Licensing

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 13:20

US State Bank Regulators Agree to Single Set of Rules for Fintech, Crypto Firm Licensing Agencies from 48 states are expected to unveil a new framework today that will simplify and consolidate regulation for crypto companies.

India Said to Be Preparing to Ban Cryptocurrency Trading: Bloomberg

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 13:03

India Said to Be Preparing to Ban Cryptocurrency Trading: Bloomberg The federal cabinet is expected to shortly discuss a new bill before passing it to parliament, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

First Mover: Bitcoin Investors the Sane Ones as Federal Reserve Cheers Inflation, Price Nears $11K

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 12:56

First Mover: Bitcoin Investors the Sane Ones as Federal Reserve Cheers Inflation, Price Nears $11K Cryptocurrencies' 2020 gains are the truth gauge as markets react to the Federal Reserve's inflation goal, where Zimbabwe is the model of success.

Investment Platform BnkToTheFuture to Integrate KYC Identity Solution from Blockpass

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 12:39

Investment Platform BnkToTheFuture to Integrate KYC Identity Solution from Blockpass The investment deal will also see Blockpass' anti-money-laundering product integrated into BnkToTheFuture's ecosystem.

Analyst ‘Cautiously Bullish’ on Bitcoin but Says Equity Sell-Off Still a Threat

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 11:24

Analyst ‘Cautiously Bullish’ on Bitcoin but Says Equity Sell-Off Still a Threat Bitcoin (BTC) has crossed into the bullish territory, but may remain vulnerable to another sell-off in stocks.

Nigeria’s SEC Says All Crypto Assets Are Securities by Default

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 10:49

Nigeria’s SEC Says All Crypto Assets Are Securities by Default The Securities and Exchange Commission of Africa's most populous country said all crypto assets will fall under the regulation that covers securities exchanges and transactions.

Brock Pierce Served Court Papers for Fraud Lawsuit at His Own Presidential Campaign Rally

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 10:00

Brock Pierce Served Court Papers for Fraud Lawsuit at His Own Presidential Campaign Rally U.S. presidential candidate and crypto entrepreneur Brock Pierce was legally served during his campaign rally in New York on Monday.

Filecoin: Understanding the Complex Crypto System Meant to Rival AWS

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 09:00

Filecoin: Understanding the Complex Crypto System Meant to Rival AWS Filecoin and its FIL token might be the most complex thing the blockchain industry has ever brought to market. Here's what you need to know.

Japanese Crypto Exchange Accuses Binance of Helping Launder $9M From 2018 Hack

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 07:55

Japanese Crypto Exchange Accuses Binance of Helping Launder $9M From 2018 Hack Fisco, formerly Zaif, is suing Binance for "aiding and abetting" the laundering of some of the $60 million stolen in 2018.

Jihan Wu Regains Upper Hand in Bitmain Co-Founder Fight

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 03:20

Jihan Wu Regains Upper Hand in Bitmain Co-Founder Fight A new twist in the power struggle at Bitmain: Co-founder Jihan Wu has regained the legal representative status of the bitcoin mining giant.

New York Attorney General to Bitfinex and Tether: ‘Delays Must Stop’

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 15. 01:15

New York Attorney General to Bitfinex and Tether: ‘Delays Must Stop’ Bitfinex and Tether shouldn’t need more than two months to produce documents about USDT issuances and past operations in New York first ordered 17 months ago, an NYAG lawyer argued in a letter Monday.

Paxful, Citing Regulations and Its Own ‘Risk Tolerance,’ Exits Venezuela’s P2P Bitcoin Market

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 21:42

Paxful, Citing Regulations and Its Own ‘Risk Tolerance,’ Exits Venezuela’s P2P Bitcoin Market The exit deprives Venezuela's crypto scene of its second-largest P2P exchange.

Thai Central Bank’s New Blockchain-Enabled Bond Infrastructure Passes Test With $1.6B Bond Sale

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 21:10

Thai Central Bank’s New Blockchain-Enabled Bond Infrastructure Passes Test With $1.6B Bond Sale The central bank of Thailand announced on Friday it has launched the “DLT Scripless Bond Project” aimed at building a secure and efficient government bond infrastructure.

Two Charged With Duping Investors Out of $5M With Bogus Bitcoin-Buying Brokerage

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 20:26

Two Charged With Duping Investors Out of $5M With Bogus Bitcoin-Buying Brokerage The pair allegedly left victim's funds in an escrow service that was actually their money-laundering front.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Passes $10.7K; Ethereum Gas Usage Hits Record September Highs

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 20:23

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Passes $10.7K; Ethereum Gas Usage Hits Record September Highs Bitcoin's price hit its highest level in over 10 days while gas on Ethereum is in record use.

RGB Continues Its Work to Bring Better Smart Contracts to Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 19:25

RGB Continues Its Work to Bring Better Smart Contracts to Bitcoin The RGB protocol, now in beta, is working to outfit Bitcoin with the capabilities that have made Ethereum the go-to blockchain for issuing tokenized assets.

New Index From DeFi Pulse and Set Protocol Offers Easy Access to 10 DeFi Tokens in 1

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 19:00

New Index From DeFi Pulse and Set Protocol Offers Easy Access to 10 DeFi Tokens in 1 Data company DeFi Pulse and investment-minded Set Protocol have created a permissionless index of the very best DeFi tokens, called the DeFiPulse Index.

The Business of Geopolitical Competition

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 19:00

The Business of Geopolitical Competition As Oracle wins a bid for TikTok US, a look at how tech competition, culture competition and currency competition shape the business of geopolitics.

MicroStrategy Tells SEC It ‘May Increase’ $250M Bitcoin Reserves

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 18:35

MicroStrategy Tells SEC It ‘May Increase’ $250M Bitcoin Reserves MicroStrategy told the SEC it "may increase" its bitcoin (BTC) holdings beyond the $250 million haul purchased in August.

CFTC Alleges 4 Individuals Defrauded Customers in $1M Bitcoin Trading Scheme

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 18:32

CFTC Alleges 4 Individuals Defrauded Customers in $1M Bitcoin Trading Scheme The CFTC alleged four individuals stole close to $1 million from customers by promising returns from a bitcoin trading scheme.

SKALE Completes $5M Token Sale on ConsenSys’ Anti-Speculation Platform

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 17:30

SKALE Completes $5M Token Sale on ConsenSys’ Anti-Speculation Platform ConsenSys’ anti-speculation platform, Activate, has completed its first token sale with roughly 4,000 investors from 90 countries.

Blockchain Bites: Big Bitcoin Bets, SushiSwap Drops, bZx Attacked

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 16:39

Blockchain Bites: Big Bitcoin Bets, SushiSwap Drops, bZx Attacked Derivatives traders have placed bets bitcoin will hit $36,000 by year's end while bZx fell victim to yet another hack.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 14, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 16:05

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 14, 2020 As some bitcoin options traders bet on new all-time highs and another DeFi protocol is attacked, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Most Attacks on Cybersecurity Firm’s Decoy Servers Aimed at Mining Crypto: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 16:00

Most Attacks on Cybersecurity Firm’s Decoy Servers  Aimed at Mining Crypto: Report An analysis of 16,371 cyberattacks on Aqua Security "honeypot" cloud servers found the majority of hackers involved mining crypto.

Most Attacks on Cybersecurity Firm’s Decoy Servers Aimed at Mining Crypto: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 16:00

Most Attacks on Cybersecurity Firm’s Decoy Servers Aimed at Mining Crypto: Report Of the 16,371 attacks on Aqua Security's decoy servers over the last year, 95% were aimed at mining cryptocurrency through deploying malicious programs.

DeFi Lender bZx Reclaims $8M Stolen in Sunday’s Attack

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 16:00

DeFi Lender bZx Reclaims $8M Stolen in Sunday’s Attack Decentralized finance (DeFi) lending project bZx has been able to recover about $8 million in cryptocurrency from an attacker who stole the funds after exploiting a code bug over the weekend. See also: Hacker Drains $500K From DeFi Liquidity Provider Balancer

Bitcoin’s Jump to $10.7K Ends 10-Day Sideways Trend

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 15:15

Bitcoin’s Jump to $10.7K Ends 10-Day Sideways Trend Bitcoin advanced on Monday, ending a 10-day-long price consolidation, as the U.S. dollar weakened against gold and fiat currencies.

The Crypto Firms Collaborating on a Swiss Franc Stablecoin

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 13:40

The Crypto Firms Collaborating on a Swiss Franc Stablecoin “Coopetition” is an ungainly term at the best of times. But it appears that’s what’s happening among Swiss stablecoin issuers.

Enterprises Need Third Parties for Oracles to Work

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 13:38

Enterprises Need Third Parties for Oracles to Work Decentralized, oracle-based systems, like Chainlink's are unworkable for financial services without third-party verification.

Chainlink to Start Supplying Data for Crypto.com’s DeFi Wallet

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 12:57

Chainlink to Start Supplying Data for Crypto.com’s DeFi Wallet The new integration will provide users of Crypto.com's DeFi wallet with access to accurate and untampered price data, ChainLink said.

First Mover: As Central Banks Print $1.4B an Hour, Bitcoiners Bet on Federal Reserve ‘Capture’

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 12:34

First Mover: As Central Banks Print $1.4B an Hour, Bitcoiners Bet on Federal Reserve ‘Capture’ Though no fresh stimulus is expected this week from the Fed, bitcoiners betting on money printing could just wait for the next sell-off in U.S stocks.

User Profiling Can Help Regulators Identify Illegal Crypto Activity, Says FATF

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 12:00

User Profiling Can Help Regulators Identify Illegal Crypto Activity, Says FATF The international watchdog has recommended comparing users' age and wealth with their crypto transactions to identify possible criminal activity.

Against the Odds, Some Bitcoin Traders Are Betting on a $36K Price by Year’s End

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 11:18

Against the Odds, Some Bitcoin Traders Are Betting on a $36K Price by Year’s End The Deribit exchange has seen a spike in investors buying the $36,000 December call option despite the market placing low odds on a new record high this year.

DeFi Lender bZx Loses $8M in Third Attack This Year

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 09:58

DeFi Lender bZx Loses $8M in Third Attack This Year An attacker found a way to mint unbacked iTokens that they could then redeem against other cryptos held in lending pools for DeFi lender bZx.

Iran May Fund Car Imports with Cryptocurrency Mining

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 09:31

Iran May Fund Car Imports with Cryptocurrency Mining An Iranian free trade zone is proposing locally mined cryptocurrency might be a way to fund car imports.

US Man Charged Over Diamond Ponzi Scheme That Touted a Crypto Token

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 08:13

US Man Charged Over Diamond Ponzi Scheme That Touted a Crypto Token A man from Washington, D.C., has been charged with running a diamond investment scam with its own cryptocurrency, Argyle Coin.

US Man Charged Over $25M Diamond Ponzi Scheme That Touted a Crypto Token

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 14. 08:13

US Man Charged Over $25M Diamond Ponzi Scheme That Touted a Crypto Token A man from Washington, D.C., has been charged with running a diamond investment scam with its own cryptocurrency, Argyle Coin.

Uniswap Takes Lead Over SushiSwap Less Than 24 Hours After SUSHI Rewards Drop

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 13. 19:24

Uniswap Takes Lead Over SushiSwap Less Than 24 Hours After SUSHI Rewards Drop Shortly after SushiSwap's block rewards fell from 1,000 SUSHI tokens to 100, total value locked has fallen behind rival Uniswap.

Crypto Long & Short: How Bitcoin Correlations Drive the Narrative

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 13. 18:07

Crypto Long & Short: How Bitcoin Correlations Drive the Narrative Noelle Acheson dives into the role of correlation in bitcoin’s narrative and what investor activism coming to crypto could mean for the industry.

Is Being the ‘Saudi Arabia of Money’ Good for America?

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 13. 13:00

Is Being the ‘Saudi Arabia of Money’ Good for America? A reading of “How to Diagnose Your Own Dutch Disease,” a look at the problems of America’s dollar trade.

What to Watch for as SushiSwap Cuts Block Rewards From 1,000 to 100 SUSHI

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 12. 23:10

What to Watch for as SushiSwap Cuts Block Rewards From 1,000 to 100 SUSHI SushiSwap will distribute 90% less $SUSHI to its liquidity providers as it did before – and it's anyone's guess whether the piles of crypto locked in will stay.

The Raw, Savage Capitalism of Open-Source Protocols

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 12. 17:00

The Raw, Savage Capitalism of Open-Source Protocols Recapping the biggest stories of the week, including Joe Biden’s China plan, a market holding pattern and, of course, the strange competitive saga of SUSHI.

A Day in the Life of an Ethereum 2.0 Validator

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 12. 14:00

A Day in the Life of an Ethereum 2.0 Validator With Ethereum 2.0's much anticipated move to Proof-of-Stake getting closer, CoinDesk Research Analyst Christine Kim spoke with Ben Edgington and Vijay Michalik on what would-be validators need to know.

SEC Charges Rapper TI With Securities Violations for Promoting 2017 ICO

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 21:52

SEC Charges Rapper TI With Securities Violations for Promoting 2017 ICO The SEC alleged film producer Ryan Felton misappropriated funds from two separate initial coin offerings, and charged rapper TI with boosting one of them.

SushiSwap’s Users Ordered Changes, but the Protocol Can’t Deliver Without an Overhaul

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 21:23

SushiSwap’s Users Ordered Changes, but the Protocol Can’t Deliver Without an Overhaul Another SushiSwap smart contract migration may be on the menu if newly voted-for policy proposals are going to be implemented.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Stuck at $10.3K; Uniswap Value Locked Gyrates

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 20:47

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Stuck at $10.3K; Uniswap Value Locked Gyrates The bitcoin market lacks momentum Friday but Uniswap's value locked is on a roller-coaster ride.

‘As Toppy as It Gets’: Metals, Bitcoin and Fiat’s Race to the Bottom, Feat. Tavi Costa

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 19:00

‘As Toppy as It Gets’: Metals, Bitcoin and Fiat’s Race to the Bottom, Feat. Tavi Costa The Crescat Capital portfolio manager gives his take on the flashing macro warning signals and why it is an explosive moment for gold, silver and (potentially) bitcoin.

‘No Other Option but More Collateral’: The Short- (and Long-) Term Fixes for Dai’s Broken Peg

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 18:22

‘No Other Option but More Collateral’: The Short- (and Long-) Term Fixes for Dai’s Broken Peg Stablecoin demand in yield farming is breaking dai's peg. Solutions revolve around USDC and Maker's version of QE, but will these measures last?

Money Reimagined: Ending Money’s Distance Trap

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 16:52

Money Reimagined: Ending Money’s Distance Trap The internet made location irrelevant for information. Can it do the same for money?

Wave Financial Wins First Round of Investment for Whiskey Fund Ahead of Tokenization

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 16:37

Wave Financial Wins First Round of Investment for Whiskey Fund Ahead of Tokenization Investment management firm Wave Financial has purchased 1,000 barrels of Kentucky whiskey it plans to tokenize for prospective investors.

‘I F*cked Up’: SushiSwap Creator Chef Nomi Returns $14M Dev Fund

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 16:30

‘I F*cked Up’: SushiSwap Creator Chef Nomi Returns $14M Dev Fund SushiSwap creator "Chef Nomi" has returned all $14 million in ether, apologizing to the DeFi project's community for suddenly liquidating his holdings.

‘I F**ked Up’: SushiSwap Creator Chef Nomi Returns $14M Dev Fund

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 16:30

‘I F**ked Up’: SushiSwap Creator Chef Nomi Returns $14M Dev Fund SushiSwap creator "Chef Nomi" has returned all $14 million in ether, apologizing to the DeFi project's community for suddenly liquidating his holdings.

Blockchain Bites: Square’s Patent Posse, Binance’s DeFi Bridge, SushiSwap’s Co-Founder Speaks

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 16:01

Blockchain Bites: Square’s Patent Posse, Binance’s DeFi Bridge, SushiSwap’s Co-Founder Speaks Square is pushing back against crypto patent hogs, Binance is doubling down on DeFi and the ECB's Lagarde says Europe is losing the CBDC race.

European Ministers Call on EU Commission to Regulate Stablecoins

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 15:11

European Ministers Call on EU Commission to Regulate Stablecoins Finance ministers from five European countries have called on the EU Commission to introduce tough regulation for stablecoins.

Crypto.com Follows Binance With Launch of Liquid Swap DeFi Product

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 15:05

Crypto.com Follows Binance With Launch of Liquid Swap DeFi Product Crypto.com's new Defi Swap product will provide yet another platform on which users can token swap and yield farm .

Help Us Find the Best University for Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 13:44

Help Us Find the Best University for Blockchain Which U.S. university has the best overall offering on cryptocurrency and decentralized tech? We need your help to find out.

First Mover: Ethereum Gets Unplanned Stress Test as DeFi Fever Grows

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 13:36

First Mover: Ethereum Gets Unplanned Stress Test as DeFi Fever Grows The Ethereum blockchain's soaring gas prices don't seem to have deterred customers as DeFi usage grows and tests what the market can bear.

Diginex Going Public Is About More Than a Nasdaq Ticker Symbol

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 13:00

Diginex Going Public Is About More Than a Nasdaq Ticker Symbol Diginex CEO Richard Byworth said the firm’s public listing will give it more transparency than other crypto exchange operators.

French Central Bank Chief Eyes Public-Private Partnership for Possible Digital Euro

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 12:18

French Central Bank Chief Eyes Public-Private Partnership for Possible Digital Euro The governor of the Banque de France said private sector involvement could benefit a future digital euro initiative.

Internet 2030: The Future and How We Get There

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 12:00

Internet 2030: The Future and How We Get There We explore Filecoin’s Space Race and Web 3.0’s future on CoinDesk Live, Sept. 15-16.

Bitcoin Holds Firm Above $10K But Strong Bounce Proves Elusive

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 10:58

Bitcoin Holds Firm Above $10K But Strong Bounce Proves Elusive Bitcoin is trapped in the narrow range of $10,000 to $10,500, but on-chain metrics hint at a rally revival ahead.

Coinbase Effect Hits DeFi as yEarn’s YFI Token Surges 10% On Pro Listing News

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 10:18

Coinbase Effect Hits DeFi as yEarn’s YFI Token Surges 10% On Pro Listing News The already highly priced YFI governance token for yEarn.Finance has jumped an additional $6,000 on the news it'll be listed on Coinbase Pro.

Singapore Man Caned for Stealing $267K From Bitcoin Investor

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 09:15

Singapore Man Caned for Stealing $267K From Bitcoin Investor The man was sentenced to three years in prison and 12 strokes of the cane for his part in the robbery and beating of a bitcoin buyer.

Bitstamp Integrates Nasdaq’s Matching Engine for Faster Order Executions

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 08:27

Bitstamp Integrates Nasdaq’s Matching Engine for Faster Order Executions According to research by Bitstamp and crypto market data provider Kaiko, the new engine enables order matching up to 1,250 times faster than with the previous system.

ECB President: Europe Has Fallen Behind in the Digital Payments Game

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 06:00

ECB President:  Europe Has Fallen Behind in the Digital Payments Game European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said a digital euro can place the region at the cutting edge of innovation but it may have fallen behind in the global competition for creating digital payment ecosystems.

ECB President: Europe Has Fallen Behind in the Digital Payments Race

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 06:00

ECB President:  Europe Has Fallen Behind in the Digital Payments Race European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said a digital euro can place the region at the cutting edge of innovation but it may have fallen behind in the global competition for creating digital payment ecosystems.

Former Central Bank Official: Japan Should Take a Digital Yen Seriously

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 04:00

Former Central Bank Official: Japan Should Take a Digital Yen Seriously In an interview with CoinDesk Japan, a former Bank of Japan official said the country has many reasons to seriously consider a digital yen.

SushiSwap Co-Founder Sees Future Users in China and on Other Blockchains

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 11. 02:05

SushiSwap Co-Founder Sees Future Users in China and on Other Blockchains SushiSwap cofounder Maki believes the project can expand to include other chains, he told CoinDesk China in an exclusive interview.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hits $10.4K; Ether Balances on Exchanges Fall to 7-Month Low

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 20:36

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hits $10.4K; Ether Balances on Exchanges Fall to 7-Month Low Bitcoin price trended upward before losing some steam while ether is moving off centralized exchanges.

Privacy Startup Nym Will Pay You in Bitcoin to Run Its Mixnet

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 20:26

Privacy Startup Nym Will Pay You in Bitcoin to Run Its Mixnet The start-up is maturing and enabling plugins that allow users to plug in wallets and applications to run their traffic through its mixnet.

DeFi Mania Proves We Learned Nothing From the ICO Run-Up

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 19:18

DeFi Mania Proves We Learned Nothing From the ICO Run-Up DeFi is making money out of nothing but other people's misery. Five thousand years of history tell us how this tale will end.

How Monetary Policy Undermined American Resilience

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 19:00

How Monetary Policy Undermined American Resilience A legacy of artificially low interest rates is not just the death of savings, but a forced buying into the perpetual growth machine of financial asset prices.

Binance’s New Platform Will Connect CeFi and DeFi With $100M Fund

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 17:11

Binance’s New Platform Will Connect CeFi and DeFi With $100M Fund The global cryptocurrency exchange giant is putting up $100 million to support DeFi projects on Binance Smart Chain (BSC).

US Treasury Sanctions Russians Using Crypto for Election Interference

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 17:02

US Treasury Sanctions Russians Using Crypto for Election Interference The U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control has added three Russian nationals and a host of cryptocurrency addresses to its sanctions list.

US Congressman Darren Soto to Accept Cryptocurrency Donations for 2020 Election

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 16:50

US Congressman Darren Soto to Accept Cryptocurrency Donations for 2020 Election Supporters can now send the congressman crypto donations via BitPay for his 2020 reelection campaign.

Kraken Taps Casa Co-Founder, Former CEO Jeremy Welch as VP of Product

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 16:41

Kraken Taps Casa Co-Founder, Former CEO Jeremy Welch as VP of Product Crypto exchange Kraken announced Thursday that former Casa CEO Jeremy Welch has joined its team as VP of product.

Blockchain Bites: Ripple’s Case, SushiSwap’s Migration, Ether’s Bears

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 16:22

Blockchain Bites: Ripple’s Case, SushiSwap’s Migration, Ether’s Bears A DBS Bank economist thinks the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate digital asset adoption while Mastercard announced a CBDC testing ground.

Square Forms Group to Stop Patent Hoarding From Stifling Crypto Innovation

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 16:05

Square Forms Group to Stop Patent Hoarding From Stifling Crypto Innovation Square said the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance (COPA) will allow companies to access and share tech innovations with one another.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 10, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 10, 2020 With bitcoin lawsuits in the news and SushiSwap's migration completed, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

The Revolution You’ve Been Awaiting: Fintech + DeFi

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 14:54

The Revolution You’ve Been Awaiting: Fintech + DeFi Fintech and DeFi are showing new ways forward for finance. When they combine, outdated intermediaries will really be in trouble.

Uniswap September Volume Tops August’s $6.7B Record in 10 Days on Dizzying DeFi Demand

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 13:48

Uniswap September Volume Tops August’s $6.7B Record in 10 Days on Dizzying DeFi Demand September is the fifth consecutive monthly all-time high for Uniswap volume.

Blockchain Proposals Move to US House in Consumer Tech Bill

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 13:34

Blockchain Proposals Move to US House in Consumer Tech Bill The Consumer Safety Technology Act will now be debated in the House of Representatives.

First Mover: DeFI ‘Vampire’ SushiSwap Sucks $800M from Uniswap; BitMEX Basis Lags

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 12:58

First Mover: DeFI ‘Vampire’ SushiSwap Sucks $800M from Uniswap; BitMEX Basis Lags SushiSwap, the "vampire mining" protocol, sucked more than $800 million from rival Uniswap in the latest DeFi mind-bender. PLUS: BitMEX futures distortions.

Overstock’s tZERO Wins FINRA Approval to Launch Retail Broker-Dealer Subsidiary

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 12:30

Overstock’s tZERO Wins FINRA Approval to Launch Retail Broker-Dealer Subsidiary The firm announced Thursday that FINRA approved its application to launch tZERO Markets, a retail broker-dealer subsidiary.

Why Crypto Investments Are Less Vulnerable to US-China Tensions

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 12:00

Why Crypto Investments Are Less Vulnerable to US-China Tensions U.S.-China tensions are taking a toll on venture funds that invest in non-crypto startups. Investment in the blockchain industry may be less affected.

Swisscom Blockchain Wins Grant From Web3 to Help Toughen Polkadot’s Proof-of-Stake Network

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 11:39

Swisscom Blockchain Wins Grant From Web3 to Help Toughen Polkadot’s Proof-of-Stake Network Swisscom Blockchain was awarded the grant to build a cloud-based protection layer for stakers on the Ethereum-based Polkadot network.

Ether Traders May Be Hedging Against DeFi Slowdown: Analyst

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 11:17

Ether Traders May Be Hedging Against DeFi Slowdown: Analyst Some are calling the white-hot Defi space a bubble that is unsustainable.

YouTube Ignored Warnings About XRP ‘Giveaway’ Scams, Ripple Says

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 10:40

YouTube Ignored Warnings About XRP ‘Giveaway’ Scams, Ripple Says Ripple has disputed Youtube's claims it knew nothing about XRP scams on its site, saying it alerted the video platform hundreds of times.

Structural Issues May Be Causing BitMEX’s Low Bitcoin ‘Cash and Carry’ Returns

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 10:00

Structural Issues May Be Causing BitMEX’s Low Bitcoin ‘Cash and Carry’ Returns BitMEX may be one of the largest crypto derivatives platforms, but it offers the lowest return on bitcoin "cash and carry" trades.

Australian University Finds Privacy Issues With Blockchain Technology

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 09:04

Australian University Finds Privacy Issues With Blockchain Technology A research paper from the University of South Australia suggests blockchain technology needs to be refined so it can better protect privacy.

How to Watch INX’s IPO in Real Time on the Ethereum Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 08:00

How to Watch INX’s IPO in Real Time on the Ethereum Blockchain Doing its IPO on the Ethereum blockchain gives the public, and INX itself, a novel vista on the process, which traditionally has been a back-room affair.

Pandemic Will Speed Bitcoin Adoption, Says DBS Bank Economist

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 10. 02:45

Pandemic Will Speed Bitcoin Adoption, Says DBS Bank Economist When it comes to bitcoin, Singapore's DBS Bank sees a "pandemic-led acceleration of adoption."

SushiSwap Migration Ushers in Era of ‘Protocol Politicians’

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 22:12

SushiSwap Migration Ushers in Era of ‘Protocol Politicians’ SushiSwap, the community-owned automated market maker, now has a new set of leaders – offering a preview of the future of crypto politics.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Makes Headway to $10.3K; Ether Volatility Highest Since May

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 20:33

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Makes Headway to $10.3K; Ether Volatility Highest Since May Bitcoin is making some modest price gains while the ether roller coaster gathers more steam.

1,000 New Token Pairs Added to Uniswap in One Week; Buyers Beware

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 20:31

1,000 New Token Pairs Added to Uniswap in One Week; Buyers Beware The exchange now supports nearly 10 times more pairs than Binance.

Twetch Launches Encrypted Messaging, In-Chat Payments on BSV Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 19:45

Twetch Launches Encrypted Messaging, In-Chat Payments on BSV Blockchain Twetch, a social network that runs on the BSV blockchain, has introduced an encrypted messaging feature that lets users send each other money in the chat.

‘Absolute Raging Mania’: Famed Investor Druckenmiller Thinks 10% Inflation Is Possible

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 19:00

‘Absolute Raging Mania’: Famed Investor Druckenmiller Thinks 10% Inflation Is Possible The Hedge Fund legend says in a new interview the Federal Reserve’s policies have created a massive asset bubble while making both inflation and deflation more likely.

Belarus Non-Profit Helps Protestors With Bitcoin Grants

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 18:21

Belarus Non-Profit Helps Protestors With Bitcoin Grants A non-profit by tech entrepreneurs in Belarus is using Bitcoin to help dissidents get around repression and financial monitoring.

Belarus Nonprofit Helps Protestors With Bitcoin Grants

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 18:21

Belarus Nonprofit Helps Protestors With Bitcoin Grants A non-profit by tech entrepreneurs in Belarus is using Bitcoin to help dissidents get around repression and financial monitoring.

Argo’s H1 Revenue Soars but Profits Drop as Bitcoin’s Halving Boosts Mining Costs

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 18:02

Argo’s H1 Revenue Soars but Profits Drop as Bitcoin’s Halving Boosts Mining Costs Argo Blockchain has reported a near quadrupling in revenue even as capital depreciation led pre-tax profits to slide by 45%.

Blockchain Bites: Bitmain Denied, Coinbase Blocked and a Potential EOS Exit Scam

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 16:35

Blockchain Bites: Bitmain Denied, Coinbase Blocked and a Potential EOS Exit Scam Arca is acting like an activist investor in its dealings with Gnosis while Venezuelan officials appear to have blocked access to Coinbase.

Crypto Exchange Kraken Returns to Japan After Two-Year Hiatus

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 16:06

Crypto Exchange Kraken Returns to Japan After Two-Year Hiatus Kraken's Japanese subsidiary, Payward Asia Ltd., is expected to launch operations in mid-September.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 9, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 9, 2020 With bitcoin hovering just above $10,000 and a tokenized form of Ethereum transaction fees in the crosshairs, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

SushiSwap Will Withdraw Up to $830M From Uniswap Today: Why It Matters for DeFi

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 15:52

SushiSwap Will Withdraw Up to $830M From Uniswap Today: Why It Matters for DeFi It's perhaps the largest test to date of a growing mood in DeFi: that all major projects should be community-owned.

Judge Dismisses $200M Damages Claim in AT&T Crypto Hack Lawsuit

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 14:12

Judge Dismisses $200M Damages Claim in AT&T Crypto Hack Lawsuit AT&T has won a motion to dismiss a $200 million punitive damages claim from Mike Terpin, who lost $24 million in crypto via SIM hack

Huobi Launches Crypto Saving Products to Compete With DeFi Yield Farming

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 13:58

Huobi Launches Crypto Saving Products to Compete With DeFi Yield Farming Huobi's new crypto saving product is a less risky version of DeFi for crypto newbies.

Mastercard Releases Platform Enabling Central Banks to Test Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 13:32

Mastercard Releases Platform Enabling Central Banks to Test Digital Currencies Payments giant Mastercard said its new testing platform will simulate the issuance, distribution and utility of digital currencies for central banks.

‘High’ Severity Bug in Bitcoin Software Revealed 2 Years After Fix

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 13:00

‘High’ Severity Bug in Bitcoin Software Revealed 2 Years After Fix A previously undisclosed bug in Bitcoin Core could have let attackers steal funds, delay transfers or split the network had it not been patched in 2018.

NFT Marketplace Blockparty Partners With DJ 3LAU on Digital Music Collectibles

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 13:00

NFT Marketplace Blockparty Partners With DJ 3LAU on Digital Music Collectibles Digital collectibles maker Blockparty on Wednesday said it will release audio-visual non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in collaboration with DJ 3LAU.

First Mover: Bitcoin Acts Like a Tech Stock and Ethereum Classic Traders Shrug Off 51% Attacks

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 12:49

First Mover: Bitcoin Acts Like a Tech Stock and Ethereum Classic Traders Shrug Off 51% Attacks Market onlookers are scrabbling for a new narrative as some argue last week's tech rout might explain bitcoin's latest price drop.

Binance Launches Fiat-Crypto Exchange for Turkish Market

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 12:00

Binance Launches Fiat-Crypto Exchange for Turkish Market The new exchange, offering Turkish lira trading pairs, will be owned by Binance but operated by a locally registered company.

Bitcoin, Mescaline and Parallel Worlds

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 11:41

Bitcoin, Mescaline and Parallel Worlds From conspiracy theories to magical internet money, humans have bought into shared belief systems to make sense of reality.

Bitcoin’s Correlation With Gold Hits Record High

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 11:40

Bitcoin’s Correlation With Gold Hits Record High Bitcoin is now more closely tied to safe-haven gold than ever.

DCG Enters Retail Crypto Market With Acquisition of Luno Wallet

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 10:16

DCG Enters Retail Crypto Market With Acquisition of Luno Wallet Blockchain-focused investment firm Digital Currency Group has acquired Luno, a retail-focused cryptocurrency exchange with over five million customers.

Security Firms Warn of Potential DeFi Exit Scam After $2.5M in ‘Locked’ Cryptos Moved

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 09:48

Security Firms Warn of Potential DeFi Exit Scam After $2.5M in ‘Locked’ Cryptos Moved Two blockchain security firms have warned that the creators of a DeFi contract on the EOS network may have fled with users' funds.

Alameda Research Co-Leads $1.8M Seed Round for DeFi Protocol Linear Finance

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 09:10

Alameda Research Co-Leads $1.8M Seed Round for DeFi Protocol Linear Finance NGC Ventures, Hashed, CMS Holdings, Genesis Block and Kenetic Capital also led the round.

DeFi Protocol Linear Finance Raises $1.8M in Seed Round

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 09:10

DeFi Protocol Linear Finance Raises $1.8M in Seed Round NGC Ventures, Hashed, CMS Holdings, Genesis Block and Kenetic Capital led the round.

Court Denies Bitmain $30M in Damages From Co-Founders of Rival Poolin

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 08:14

Court Denies Bitmain $30M in Damages From Co-Founders of Rival Poolin A court in China has denied an appeal by bitcoin mining giant Bitmain seeking $30 million in damages from the three co-founders of mining pool rival Poolin.

Venezuela Blocks Access to Coinbase and Remittance Service MercaDolar

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 02:31

Venezuela Blocks Access to Coinbase and Remittance Service MercaDolar Venezuela has blocked access to Coinbase and MercaDolar, cryptocurrency and fiat remittance platforms respectively, alongside two VPN providers.

NYAG Asks Court for New Order to Make Bitfinex Turn Over Tether Loan Documents

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 02:10

NYAG Asks Court for New Order to Make Bitfinex Turn Over Tether Loan Documents The New York Attorney General's office wants Tether and Bitfinex to immediately turn over documents detailing a $900 million line of credit.

NY AG Asks Court for New Order to Make Bitfinex Turn Over Tether Loan Documents

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 02:10

NY AG Asks Court for New Order to Make Bitfinex Turn Over Tether Loan Documents The New York Attorney General's office wants Tether and Bitfinex to immediately turn over documents detailing a $900 million line of credit.

Most New Customers at Japanese Exchange BitFlyer Are in Their 20s

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 09. 02:00

Most New Customers at Japanese Exchange BitFlyer Are in Their 20s More than 30% of new customers at bitFlyer, a major Japanese crypto exchange, are in their 20s, the exchange said.

Arca to Gnosis: Show Us a Turnaround Plan or Give Investors’ Money Back

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 23:00

Arca to Gnosis: Show Us a Turnaround Plan or Give Investors’ Money Back In addition to wads of cash and the aura of respectability, institutions are bringing Wall Street’s activist investing strategies to crypto markets.

Crypto Investors Have Ignored Three Straight 51% Attacks on ETC

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 20:57

Crypto Investors Have Ignored Three Straight 51% Attacks on ETC Three 51% attacks on the Ethereum Classic network have not yet made a significant impact on the price of its cryptocurrency.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hangs Around $10K; Locked DeFi Value Drops

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 20:33

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hangs Around $10K; Locked DeFi Value Drops Bitcoin price saw little action on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the value of crypto locked in DeFi has gone down for the first time.

What Is Yearn Finance? The DeFi Gateway Everyone Is Talking About

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 20:30

What Is Yearn Finance? The DeFi Gateway Everyone Is Talking About Some $650 million has poured into Yearn.Finance since mid-August. Can Yearn and its YFI token be the mass-market gateway to DeFi?

CoinDesk 20 Update: OXT Is In, BAT Is Out

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 19:00

CoinDesk 20 Update: OXT Is In, BAT Is Out The CoinDesk 20 has made its first change since launching in July: Orchid (OXT) has replaced the Basic Attention Token (BAT).

Why Bitcoin Investors Aren’t Worried About This Price Pullback

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 19:00

Why Bitcoin Investors Aren’t Worried About This Price Pullback Critiques of correlation between bitcoin and equities miss the fact that bitcoin adoption within traditional markets has been driven by a fiat collapse concern.

Banks Are Toast but Crypto Has Lost Its Soul

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 18:30

Banks Are Toast but Crypto Has Lost Its Soul In becoming a high-risk, high-yield playground for dollar investors, the cryptocurrency world sold its soul, says our columnist.

DeFi’s Good, Bad and Ugly

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 18:19

DeFi’s Good, Bad and Ugly Have we forgotten the ICO craze and how long it took to revitalize the crypto industry's image?

Bitcoin Mining Equipment Maker Canaan Sets $10M Buyback Program

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 16:28

Bitcoin Mining Equipment Maker Canaan Sets $10M Buyback Program The board of directors of bitcoin mining manufacturer Canaan approved a buyback program Monday for its lagging shares.

Blockchain Bites: Is DeFi an Inside Deal?

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 16:23

Blockchain Bites: Is DeFi an Inside Deal? SushiSwap's creator cashed out, BTC options traders remain bullish and data indicates people are "buying the dip."

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 8, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 16:10

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 8, 2020 With investors buying the bitcoin dip and staying bullish on options, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Visa Adds Crypto Lender Cred to Fast Track Payments Program

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 16:00

Visa Adds Crypto Lender Cred to Fast Track Payments Program Decentralized lending platform Cred is the latest crypto firm to join Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program with the goal of scaling faster.

Diginex Raises $20M Ahead of SPAC Listing on Nasdaq

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 15:50

Diginex Raises $20M Ahead of SPAC Listing on Nasdaq Diginex, the firm behind the newly launched EQUOS.io crypto exchange, has raised $20 million ahead of an anticipated Nasdaq listing later this month.

DeFi Meets Universal Basic Income With Just-Launched Project From eToro

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 15:15

DeFi Meets Universal Basic Income With Just-Launched Project From eToro eToro's GoodDollar initiative will provide a universal basic income for some of the world's poorest by incentivizing people to yield farm on its platform.

European Crypto Exchange Falls Victim to $1.6M Hack

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 14:09

European Crypto Exchange Falls Victim to $1.6M Hack Slovakia's Eterbase said early on Tuesday that hackers had managed to steal a total of $1.6 million in various cryptocurrencies.

Ukraine Leads Global Crypto Adoption, Chainalysis Says in New Report

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 14:04

Ukraine Leads Global Crypto Adoption, Chainalysis Says in New Report Ukraine, Russia and Venezuela are the top three countries by crypto adoption in the world, according to Chainalysis.

Fireblocks, X-Margin Partner to Offer Institutions Cross Margin Trading in Crypto Derivatives

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 13:02

Fireblocks, X-Margin Partner to Offer Institutions Cross Margin Trading in Crypto Derivatives The firms will leverage privacy enhancing zero-knowledge proof technology to enable institutional trading firms to cross margin and bilaterally trade derivatives from a single pool of collateral.

First Mover: SushiSwap’s Billion-Dollar ‘Rug Pull’ Is Thriller to Crypto Geeks

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 12:27

First Mover: SushiSwap’s Billion-Dollar ‘Rug Pull’ Is Thriller to Crypto Geeks The "Sushi rug pull" is a gripping drama in the fast-moving arena of decentralized finance, which apparently is still limited to crypto geeks.

European Crypto Tax Companies Announce Merger to Power US Expansion

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 11:55

European Crypto Tax Companies Announce Merger to Power US Expansion The merger means Blockpit and Crypto Tax can look at taking their newly combined regtech offering to the lucrative U.S. market

Bithumb Exchange’s Offices Raided Again by Korean Authorities: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 11:33

Bithumb Exchange’s Offices Raided Again by Korean Authorities: Report Local officials are said to have raided Bithumb's offices for the second time in a week as part of a fraud investigation.

Bitcoin Options Suggest Investors Hedging but Still Long-Term Bullish

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 10:53

Bitcoin Options Suggest Investors Hedging but Still Long-Term Bullish Bitcoin's options market retains long-term bullish bias despite the recent price pullback, data shows.

DeFi Is Hot but Retail Interest Nowhere Close to ICO Frenzy

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 09:34

DeFi Is Hot but Retail Interest Nowhere Close to ICO Frenzy It may be too early to draw parallels between the DeFi explosion and the ICO bubble of two years ago.

Bitfinex Invests in Derivatives Exchange Built With Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 08:45

Bitfinex Invests in Derivatives Exchange Built With Bitcoin’s Lightning Network The raise came after the new trading platform reached nearly $10 million in aggregate trading volume.

QuadrigaCX Users’ Law Firm Launches Blockchain Analytics Investigation

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 08. 08:01

QuadrigaCX Users’ Law Firm Launches Blockchain Analytics Investigation Miller Thomson, the law firm representing QuadrigaCX's former users, has hired Kroll and Coinfirm to conduct blockchain sleuthing services.

Crypto Firm Bitsonar had Signs of a ‘Deliberate Fraud’, Ex Employee Claims in FBI Report

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 17:00

Crypto Firm Bitsonar had Signs of a ‘Deliberate Fraud’, Ex Employee Claims in FBI Report Former Bitsonar employee Yaroslav Shtadchenko has filed an FBI complaint accusing the crypto investment firm of operating like a pyramid scheme.

Crypto Firm Bitsonar Had Signs of a ‘Deliberate Fraud’, Ex-Employee Claims in FBI Report

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 17:00

Crypto Firm Bitsonar Had Signs of a ‘Deliberate Fraud’, Ex-Employee Claims in FBI Report Former Bitsonar employee Yaroslav Shtadchenko has filed an FBI complaint accusing the crypto investment firm of operating like a pyramid scheme.

Tech Mahindra to Offer Blockchain Solutions on AWS

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 15:07

Tech Mahindra to Offer Blockchain Solutions on AWS The Indian tech giant will offer blockchain solutions built on Amazon-managed blockchain.

August’s Bitcoin Rally Led to Record Crypto Derivatives Volumes: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 14:37

August’s Bitcoin Rally Led to Record Crypto Derivatives Volumes: Report CryptoCompare's latest report shows crypto derivative volumes were up 54% in August – likely a result of the rally in bitcoin's price.

Bitcoin Should Be Regulated Like Stocks in India, Says Think Tank Founder

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 14:13

Bitcoin Should Be Regulated Like Stocks in India, Says Think Tank Founder Since it's similar to other financial assets, India should legitimize bitcoin by regulating it like a corporate stock, according Deepak Kapoor.

Ethereum Developers Weigh Gas Rule Change to Ease Fee Pressure

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 13:35

Ethereum Developers Weigh Gas Rule Change to Ease Fee Pressure As Ethereum fees soar, a proposal to nix “gas tokens,” which let users prepay fees when they’re cheap and spend them later, is getting renewed attention.

Sorry, Governments, We’re Entering the Era of Private Money

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 13:00

Sorry, Governments, We’re Entering the Era of Private Money Whether the U.S. government likes it or not, the world is demanding crypto-dollars and the private market is ready to supply them.

Bitcoin Banking App Mode Eyes £40M UK Listing

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 12:50

Bitcoin Banking App Mode Eyes £40M UK Listing Mode is expected to announce plans for a £40 million stock market listing sometime in the next month.

Investors Buying Bitcoin Amid Price Slump to Near $10K, Data Shows

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 10:43

Investors Buying Bitcoin Amid Price Slump to Near $10K, Data Shows Despite bitcoin shedding over $2,000 in the last few weeks, the "buy the dip" mentality in the market still appears strong.

Starling Bank Co-Founder’s New UK-Licensed App Adds P2P Crypto Payments

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 10:02

Starling Bank Co-Founder’s New UK-Licensed App Adds P2P Crypto Payments Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency payments are now live on Ziglu, a week after the app-based platform got its EMI license from a U.K. watchdog.

Binance Unveils New Product for ‘Yield Farming’ Crypto Assets

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 09:13

Binance Unveils New Product for ‘Yield Farming’ Crypto Assets Users of the new Launchpool will be able to stake Binance's tokens, as well as the ARPA token, for rewards in Bella (BEL).

Australian Financial Watchdog Bans Local BitConnect Promoter for 7 Years

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 08:00

Australian Financial Watchdog Bans Local BitConnect Promoter for 7 Years The Australian man was banned from working in financial services by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

Fishy Business: What Happened to $1.2B DeFi Protocol SushiSwap Over the Weekend

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 07. 03:17

Fishy Business: What Happened to $1.2B DeFi Protocol SushiSwap Over the Weekend SushiSwap experienced a tumultuous weekend after its founder sold $13 million' worth of his stake in the project before turning the reigns over to investor and FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.

Crypto Long & Short: What Investors Get Wrong About Volatility (and Not Just for Crypto)

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 06. 21:00

Crypto Long & Short: What Investors Get Wrong About Volatility (and Not Just for Crypto) Many investors conflate volatility with risk, a fundamental error that says more about our collective psychology than it does about portfolio management.

A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 06. 13:00

A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse A reading on revolutions from the late great David Graeber.

Is Tesla a Stock for Suckers?

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 05. 18:00

Is Tesla a Stock for Suckers? The markets kicked off the week with a 5-1 Tesla stock split rally and ended with major questions about tech company valuations.

3 Things You Should Know Before Staking on Ethereum 2.0

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 05. 14:00

3 Things You Should Know Before Staking on Ethereum 2.0 It wasn’t long ago that the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade went live on an official test network. Developers have been catching mission-critical bugs in the code ever since.

SushiSwap Moved Up Its Massive Liquidity Withdrawal From Uniswap to This Weekend

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 05. 00:31

SushiSwap Moved Up Its Massive Liquidity Withdrawal From Uniswap to This Weekend Uniswap competitor Sushiswap has aggressively moved up its massive withdrawal from its rival's liquidity pools, and may go live this weekend.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tumbles to $9.8K; Investors Continue Plowing Crypto Into DeFi

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 20:36

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tumbles to $9.8K; Investors Continue Plowing Crypto Into DeFi Bitcoin price took another dive while DeFi is still looking mighty attractive to investors.

Alameda Research Claimed Nearly 70% of Wrapped Bitcoin Minted in August

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 20:04

Alameda Research Claimed Nearly 70% of Wrapped Bitcoin Minted in August The firm claimed 14,654 WBTC in August following approval of its Compound collateral proposal.

Blockchain Capital Isn’t Flattered by Imitation, Sues Similarly Named Firm

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 19:06

Blockchain Capital Isn’t Flattered by Imitation, Sues Similarly Named Firm Blockchain Capital alleges the similarly named Blockchain Capital Management is infringing on its trademark.

8 Historical Analogies That Help Explain the Madness of 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 19:00

8 Historical Analogies That Help Explain the Madness of 2020 From the U.S. presidential elections of 1896 to the dot-com bubble to housing markets in 2006, these historical moments help us make sense of a truly WTF year.

Blockchain Bites: Tether’s Dispute, Buterin’s Fix and 3 Reasons for Bitcoin’s Sell-Off

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 16:31

Blockchain Bites: Tether’s Dispute, Buterin’s Fix and 3 Reasons for Bitcoin’s Sell-Off Tether disputes allegations of market manipulation, Vitalik Buterin proposes a fix for Ethereum's high gas fees and Voatz weighs in during a federal trial.

Money Reimagined: Defanging FAANG

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 16:29

Money Reimagined: Defanging FAANG With the internet more monopolized than ever, can Web 3.0 help produce an economy that's fairer to innovation and startups?

US Antitrust Chief Says Protecting Blockchain From Competitive Abuses Is Top Priority

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 16:27

US Antitrust Chief Says Protecting Blockchain From Competitive Abuses Is Top Priority Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said the antitrust division needs to understand how blockchain could improve market competition.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 4, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 4, 2020 As the price of bitcoin reels from its biggest drop since Black Thursday, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

First Mover: Buying Bitcoin’s Dip, Betting Against Tether and Weighing the Jobs Report

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 13:24

First Mover: Buying Bitcoin’s Dip, Betting Against Tether and Weighing the Jobs Report Crypto traders appeared to be buying the dip after Thursday's 11% plunge. ALSO: There's a contract for that: How to hedge Tether's credit risk.

Binance Eyes Uniswap’s Lunch With Launch of Centralized ‘Swaps’ Platform

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 13:00

Binance Eyes Uniswap’s Lunch With Launch of Centralized ‘Swaps’ Platform The exchange giant is hoping to capitalize further on the DeFi boom with a new centralized trading platform that makes it a rival of the likes of Uniswap.

Craig Wright Trial Over a Fortune in Bitcoin Moved to 2021

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 12:29

Craig Wright Trial Over a Fortune in Bitcoin Moved to 2021 Wright and the Kleiman estate will now put their arguments before a jury in January.

V-Shaped Recovery From Bitcoin’s Biggest Drop Since March Unlikely, Say Analysts

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 11:07

V-Shaped Recovery From Bitcoin’s Biggest Drop Since March Unlikely, Say Analysts Despite a slight bounce Friday morning, some analysts don't expect bitcoin to chart a quick recovery from the double-digit price drop over the last two days.

Tether, Bitfinex File Motion to Dismiss Market Manipulation Lawsuit

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 10:08

Tether, Bitfinex File Motion to Dismiss Market Manipulation Lawsuit Lawyers for Tether and Bitfinex parent iFinex have said a class action accusing them of market manipulation relies on unfounded allegations.

Voatz Calls for Restrictions on Independent Cybersecurity Research in Supreme Court Brief

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 08:32

Voatz Calls for Restrictions on Independent Cybersecurity Research in Supreme Court Brief Blockchain voting platform Voatz wrote that bug bounty programs are beneficial – provided researchers only operate under the supervision of the companies they’re looking into.

BitMEX to List Futures for New Crypto Coins for First Time in Over 2 Years

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 04. 03:15

BitMEX to List Futures for New Crypto Coins for First Time in Over 2 Years BitMEX is adding chainlink and tezos futures, the cryptocurrency derivatives exchange said.

BitClub Promoter Pleads Guilty for Role in $722M Fraudulent Mining Scheme

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 21:51

BitClub Promoter Pleads Guilty for Role in $722M Fraudulent Mining Scheme 50-year-old Joseph Abel pleaded guilty to securities and tax related offenses.

Brazil’s Central Bank Says Nation Might Be Ready for a Digital Currency by 2022

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 20:55

Brazil’s Central Bank Says Nation Might Be Ready for a Digital Currency by 2022 Brazil's fast-digitizing financial infrastructure could set the stage for CBDC in the next two years, said Campos Neto.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tanks to $10.4K; ETH Market Dominance at 2020 High

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 20:31

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tanks to $10.4K; ETH Market Dominance at 2020 High Bitcoin’s price is dipping while ether’s share of the crypto market is at a level not seen since 2018.

US Air Force and Raytheon Are Studying How Distributed Ledgers Could Help Command the Skies

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 20:09

US Air Force and Raytheon Are Studying How Distributed Ledgers Could Help Command the Skies The $500,000 contract continues USAF's recent history of blockchain investments.

DeFi Degens Are Crypto’s Suicide Squad

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 19:00

DeFi Degens Are Crypto’s Suicide Squad A look at the subculture and ethos driving the white-hot DeFi space, which has grown from $2 billion to $9 billion in total value locked in just two months.

Stacks Foundation to Spend ‘Majority’ of STX Token Fortune on Ecosystem Development

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 18:37

Stacks Foundation to Spend ‘Majority’ of STX Token Fortune on Ecosystem Development Grant ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be paid out in dollars. Once Stacks 2.0 goes live, the funding switches over to STX.

Wasabi Wallet Patches Flaw That Could Have Thwarted Bitcoin Privacy Feature

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 17:49

Wasabi Wallet Patches Flaw That Could Have Thwarted Bitcoin Privacy Feature The flaw’s discovery is an example of cooperation in the open-source community, where devs are constantly tinkering to improve their peers’ software.

3 Reasons Bitcoin Just Tanked Below $11K for First Time in a Month

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 17:22

3 Reasons Bitcoin Just Tanked Below $11K for First Time in a Month Cryptocurrency analysts attributed the drop to a combination of risk-off sentiment in traditional markets, DeFi exhaustion and miner selling.

Russia’s Latest Draft Bill Would Still Largely Ban Crypto, Stifle Miners

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 17:15

Russia’s Latest Draft Bill Would Still Largely Ban Crypto, Stifle Miners Russia's Ministry of Finance wants to ban any cryptocurrency payments, which could be bad news for the country's mining farms.

Saudi Arabia Pitches Blockchain-Based Business Passport to Boost Trade Finance

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 16:26

Saudi Arabia Pitches Blockchain-Based Business Passport to Boost Trade Finance The passport would help businesses cut through redundant red tape and flourish across borders, Saudis said.

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin’s Steep Sell-Off, Pornhub’s Crypto Payments, Twitter’s Latest Hack

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 16:21

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin’s Steep Sell-Off, Pornhub’s Crypto Payments, Twitter’s Latest Hack Pornhub will accept BTC and LTC payments, a nonprofit wants Coinbase to be more transparent and credit default swaps are coming to the Ethereum blockchain.

DeFi Risk Management Startup Cozy Finance Debuts With $2M Funding Round

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 16:01

DeFi Risk Management Startup Cozy Finance Debuts With $2M Funding Round Announced Thursday, Cozy Finance has raised a $2 million seed round, led by Electric Capital and including Variant Fund, Dragonfly Capital, Robot Ventures, Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Spencer Noon, Moncada and others.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 3, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 3, 2020 With the price of bitcoin pulling back sharply and U.S. legislators again advocating for blockchain, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

The Crypto-Dollar Surge and the American Opportunity

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 15:47

The Crypto-Dollar Surge and the American Opportunity The U.S. has much to gain from being the steward of a politically neutral payments technology, even if it means giving up power over the financial system.

Bank of England Governor Wants Global Regulations as Stablecoins Pick Up Steam

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 14:50

Bank of England Governor Wants Global Regulations as Stablecoins Pick Up Steam Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey wants coordinated global regulation around stablecoins as the payment method picks up steam.

Buterin, Ethereum Developers Focus on Congestion as Fees Spike Over 600% in 1 Month

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 14:45

Buterin, Ethereum Developers Focus on Congestion as Fees Spike Over 600% in 1 Month Median fees have spiked nearly 900% since Aug. 2.

First Mover: As Bitcoin Falls for Second Day, Long-Term Holders Probably Won’t Care

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 13:30

First Mover: As Bitcoin Falls for Second Day, Long-Term Holders Probably Won’t Care The growing number of long-term bitcoin investors might be the cryptocurrency's most simple bullish indicator – more so than "600,000 asteroids."

Jump Trading Invests in Decentralized Exchange Serum, Signs On as Market Maker

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 13:07

Jump Trading Invests in Decentralized Exchange Serum, Signs On as Market Maker Secretive market maker Jump Trading has made an undisclosed investment into decentralized exchange Serum, which only launched last week.

Bitcoin Plunges $403 in 1 Hour to Lowest in Month

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 13:00

Bitcoin Plunges $403 in 1 Hour to Lowest in Month Price plunge came after reports that traders were selling an elevated level of bitcoin to exchanges for potential liquidation.

Bitcoin Plunges $403 in 1 Hour to Lowest in a Month

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 13:00

Bitcoin Plunges $403 in 1 Hour to Lowest in a Month The price plunge came after reports traders were selling an elevated level of bitcoin to exchanges for potential liquidation.

New Crypto Derivatives Let You Bet on (or Against) Tether’s Solvency

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 13:00

New Crypto Derivatives Let You Bet on (or Against) Tether’s Solvency Credit default swaps (of “The Big Short” infamy) have come to the Ethereum blockchain. Opium Exchange says they can help crypto investors manage risk.

Bitcoin Risks Deeper Price Pullback as Exchange Inflows Spike

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 11:34

Bitcoin Risks Deeper Price Pullback as Exchange Inflows Spike Wednesday saw a flurry of deposits onto exchanges, indicating some investors are trying to offload their bitcoin. That could further propel prices downwards.

Swiss Canton Zug to Accept Taxes in Bitcoin, Ether From Next Year

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 10:46

Swiss Canton Zug to Accept Taxes in Bitcoin, Ether From Next Year Citizens and companies in Zug will be able to pay up to $109,000 of their tax bill in either bitcoin or ether from February next year.

Robinhood May Face $10M SEC Fine Over Disclosure Failures

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 09:46

Robinhood May Face $10M SEC Fine Over Disclosure Failures Robinhood is reportedly under investigation by the SEC for not fully disclosing that it was passing customer orders onto market makers.

Digital Bank Revolut Expands Crypto Buying and Selling Service to Australia

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 08:47

Digital Bank Revolut Expands Crypto Buying and Selling Service to Australia The U.K.-based fintech firm has opened up its cryptocurrency services to Australian residents for the first time.

Digital Rights Advocacy Group Calls on Coinbase for Greater Transparency

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 08:01

Digital Rights Advocacy Group Calls on Coinbase for Greater Transparency The EFF wants Coinbase to be more transparent in how it handles authorities' requests for users' private financial data.

Hacker Hijacks Twitter Account of Indian Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, Asks Followers for Crypto

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 03. 03:44

Hacker Hijacks Twitter Account of Indian Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, Asks Followers for Crypto Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the latest victim of a Twitter hack undertaken to trick social media users into sending crypto to the attackers.

US Lawmakers Advocate for Blockchain Use in COVID Relief Efforts

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 22:10

US Lawmakers Advocate for Blockchain Use in COVID Relief Efforts Lawmakers are urging President Trump to consider blockchain solutions in the fight against COVID-19.

US Lawmakers Advocate for Blockchain Use in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 22:10

US Lawmakers Advocate for Blockchain Use in COVID-19 Relief Efforts Lawmakers are urging President Trump to consider blockchain solutions in the fight against COVID-19.

BitGo Will Provide Cold Storage Crypto Support for Japan’s Bitgate

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 22:00

BitGo Will Provide Cold Storage Crypto Support for Japan’s Bitgate Bitgate has tapped BitGo to help it provide cold storage services to Japanese customers.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Falls to $11.1K; Ethereum Miners at Record Fee Percentage

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 20:24

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Falls to $11.1K; Ethereum Miners at Record Fee Percentage The bitcoin market went bearish as the price dipped while DeFi fees as a percentage of revenue for Ethereum miners is at an all-time high.

Hardware Wallet Flaw Lets Attackers Hold Crypto for Ransom Without Touching Device

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 20:15

Hardware Wallet Flaw Lets Attackers Hold Crypto for Ransom Without Touching Device A hypothetical man-in-the-middle attack would have allowed an attacker to hold users’ crypto for ransom on Trezor and KeepKey hardware wallets.

For DeFi to Grow, CeFi Must Embrace It

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 19:46

For DeFi to Grow, CeFi Must Embrace It Despite the buzz, DeFi is not on a good trajectory. It's too technical, too volatile and too "geeky" to be adopted by "the mainstream," William Mougayar writes.

Let Them Eat Equities! The Economic Chickens Come Home to Roost, Feat. Luke Gromen

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 19:00

Let Them Eat Equities! The Economic Chickens Come Home to Roost, Feat. Luke Gromen One of the best-known macro analysts breaks down last week’s Jerome Powell speech and whether it truly represents a new policy era for the Federal Reserve.

Around the Crypto World in 15 Charts: CoinDesk Research’s August Review

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 18:40

Around the Crypto World in 15 Charts: CoinDesk Research’s August Review In 15 charts, the CoinDesk Monthly Review for August details BTC's performance, its relationship to fiat currencies and Ethereum’s growing congestion problem.

CFTC Greenlights LedgerX Request to Move Beyond Digital Currency Products

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 17:55

CFTC Greenlights LedgerX Request to Move Beyond  Digital Currency Products The federal regulator has approved LedgerX’s amended registration to offer fully collateralized futures and options products.

CFTC Greenlights LedgerX Request to Move Beyond Digital Currency Products

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 17:55

CFTC Greenlights LedgerX Request to Move Beyond Digital Currency Products The federal regulator has approved LedgerX’s amended registration to offer fully collateralized futures and options products.

Retail Trading Platforms Pile Into $5M Funding Round for Zero Hash Crypto Settlements Firm

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 17:03

Retail Trading Platforms Pile Into $5M Funding Round for Zero Hash Crypto Settlements Firm Three trading platforms focused on the retail market have participated in the $4.75 million Series C for a crypto settlement service.

Self-Help Firm That Mostly Took Bitcoin as Payment Mostly Just Helped Itself, SEC Charges

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 16:40

Self-Help Firm That Mostly Took Bitcoin as Payment Mostly Just Helped Itself, SEC Charges Ninety-two percent of Mindset 24 investors allegedly lost some of their funds. They'd paid in over a million dollars - mostly in bitcoin.

Blockchain Bites: How SushiSwap Drove Uniswap to DeFi’s Top Spot

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 16:26

Blockchain Bites: How SushiSwap Drove Uniswap to DeFi’s Top Spot A South Korean crypto exchange has been raided by police, Bitcoin's Lightning Network hit a new high and mining revenues are climbing.

Open Positions in Deribit’s Ether Options Hit Record High Above $500M

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 16:05

Open Positions in Deribit’s Ether Options Hit Record High Above $500M Ether option contracts listed on Deribit, the largest crypto options exchange, are more popular than ever.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 2, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 2, 2020 With bitcoin's price dropping overnight as DeFi booms, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Newly Discovered Malware Has Arsenal of Tricks to Help It Steal Crypto

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 15:58

Newly Discovered Malware Has Arsenal of Tricks to Help It Steal Crypto Cybersecurity researchers said "KyberCibule" covertly mines for privacy coin monero and could also steal victims' passwords and divert crypto funds.

Twitter Hack May Have Involved Another Teenager: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 15:36

Twitter Hack May Have Involved Another Teenager: Report According to a recent report, a 16-year-old was served with a search warrant by federal agents at his home on Tuesday.

Coinberry Crypto Exchange Gets OSC Nod, Lloyd’s Cover as Canada’s Post-Quadriga Rules Tighten

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 15:05

Coinberry Crypto Exchange Gets OSC Nod, Lloyd’s Cover as Canada’s Post-Quadriga Rules Tighten Following last year’s QuadrigaCX collapse and loss of client funds, Canada’s crypto exchanges are going the extra mile to rebuild the trust of consumers.

Coinberry Crypto Exchange Gets Lloyd’s Cover as Canada’s Post-Quadriga Rules Tighten

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 15:05

Coinberry Crypto Exchange Gets Lloyd’s Cover as Canada’s Post-Quadriga Rules Tighten Following last year’s QuadrigaCX collapse and loss of client funds, Canada’s crypto exchanges are going the extra mile to rebuild the trust of consumers.

Senate Banking Chairman Asks OCC About Its Planned Crypto Rulemaking

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 14:11

Senate Banking Chairman Asks OCC About Its Planned Crypto Rulemaking U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo asked to know more about the OCC's potential crypto guidance, but encouraged clear regulation.

FATF Compliance Effort Adds Huobi, Bitfinex and Tether to Governance Task Force

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 14:00

FATF Compliance Effort Adds Huobi, Bitfinex and Tether to Governance Task Force Shyft Network is adding Huobi, Bitfinex and Tether to its crypto-focused anti-money laundering platform as the sector ramps up FATF compliance efforts.

First Mover: Bitcoin Tumbles, Bithumb Reportedly Raided, Uniswap Challenges Coinbase

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 13:25

First Mover: Bitcoin Tumbles, Bithumb Reportedly Raided, Uniswap Challenges Coinbase Bitcoin is down amid negative news from South Korea, but Uniswap has shot to the top of the DeFi rankings.

Pornhub Adds Bitcoin and Litecoin Payments for Premium Content

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 12:42

Pornhub Adds Bitcoin and Litecoin Payments for Premium Content Pornhub, the popular adult entertainment site, has (at last) added bitcoin as a payment option.

Prediction Markets’ Time Has Come, but They Aren’t Ready for It

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 12:30

Prediction Markets’ Time Has Come, but They Aren’t Ready for It After the pundits so badly misjudged the 2016 U.S. presidential election, prediction markets should be booming ahead of Nov. 3. Why aren’t they?

The Tapscotts Take Their Blockchain Research Institute Into Europe

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 12:00

The Tapscotts Take Their Blockchain Research Institute Into Europe Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the consultancy founded by father-and-son tech evangelists Don and Alex Tapscott, has opened a European arm.

Bitcoin Price Drops 4% After Latest Rejection at $12K Resistance

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 11:46

Bitcoin Price Drops 4% After Latest Rejection at $12K Resistance Bitcoin fell by $400 Wednesday morning, having failed once more to move above a long-held resistance level.

Police Reportedly Raid Headquarters of Bithumb, South Korea’s Largest Exchange

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 10:59

Police Reportedly Raid Headquarters of Bithumb, South Korea’s Largest Exchange Crypto exchange Bithumb has reportedly been seized by police in Seoul on allegations that its chairman engaged in investment fraud.

Crypto Banking Firm Cashaa Eyes India Expansion After $5M Raise

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 10:50

Crypto Banking Firm Cashaa Eyes India Expansion After $5M Raise The crypto-friendly banking firm raised $5 million from Dubai-based blockchain investment and advisory firm 01ex.

DeFi Flippening Comes to Exchanges as Uniswap Topples Coinbase in Trading Volume

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 10:17

DeFi Flippening Comes to Exchanges as Uniswap Topples Coinbase in Trading Volume Trading volumes are surging on Uniswap and other so-called decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges, challenging established venues like Coinbase.

US Moves to Seize $400M From Convicted OneCoin Money Launderer

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 10:12

US Moves to Seize $400M From Convicted OneCoin Money Launderer The U.S. Department of Justice wants an attorney to handover the massive sum he helped launder for the OneCoin scheme.

Ethereum Classic Labs Airs New Plan to Stop Future 51% Attacks

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 09:03

Ethereum Classic Labs Airs New Plan to Stop Future 51% Attacks The leading organization supporting the Ethereum Classic network hopes to better safeguard against future 51% attacks by going after platforms that rent out hashing power.

Moderator of Darknet Marketplace AlphaBay Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 02. 08:00

Moderator of Darknet Marketplace AlphaBay Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison The Colorado man mediated disputes on the now-defunct darknet marketplace Alphabay.

Total Value on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Sets Another Record High Amid Market Rally

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 23:12

Total Value on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Sets Another Record High Amid Market Rally The Layer 2 protocol holds $12.4 million worth of bitcoins.

Bitfinex Owner Invests $1M in Dusk’s Security Token Exchange Initiative

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 22:33

Bitfinex Owner Invests $1M in Dusk’s Security Token Exchange Initiative The investment from Bitfinex's parent will go on getting Dusk Network's security token exchange off the ground.

Bitfinex Owner Invests $1M in Dusk’s Security Token Exchange

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 22:33

Bitfinex Owner Invests $1M in Dusk’s Security Token Exchange The investment from Bitfinex's parent will go on getting Dusk Network's security token exchange off the ground.

Uniswap Rises to Top of DeFi Charts Thanks to Rival Looking to Unseat It

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 22:23

Uniswap Rises to Top of DeFi Charts Thanks to Rival Looking to Unseat It Uniswap is now at the top of DeFi Pulse with $1.65 billion in total value locked. Sources say the surge is driven by a new Uniswap competitor, SushiSwap.

Yearn.Finance’s New Vault Leverages DeFi ‘Triforce’: ETH, MakerDAO and Curve

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 22:12

Yearn.Finance’s New Vault Leverages DeFi ‘Triforce’: ETH, MakerDAO and Curve Yearn.Finance will make it easy for anyone who holds ETH to get involved with yield farming with just one cryptocurrency, ETH.

Secret Network’s Privacy-Focused Smart Contracts Move a Step Closer to Going Live

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 22:11

Secret Network’s Privacy-Focused Smart Contracts Move a Step Closer to Going Live The Secret Network’s privacy-focused smart contracts will be formally proposed for the mainnet on Sept. 8. If approved, they’ll launch a week later.

Exchange Outages Are Going Mainstream: What Robinhood Can Learn From Crypto

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 20:44

Exchange Outages Are Going Mainstream: What Robinhood Can Learn From Crypto With popular online trading platforms hit by more outages amid high volumes, companies like Robinhood may learn something from crypto exchanges.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $12K; Uniswap Crosses $1.5B Locked

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 20:35

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $12K; Uniswap Crosses $1.5B Locked Traders are optimistic bitcoin’s price can sustain $12,000 while crypto locked in Uniswap has exploded in the past week.

‘DogByte’ Attack Found in ‘Randomness’ Protocol Proof for Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 19:36

‘DogByte’ Attack Found in ‘Randomness’ Protocol Proof for Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain The “DogByte” attack would have allowed attackers to cheat the Ethereum 2.0 random beacon chain by gaming smart contracts and block validator selection.

Coinbase Building Platform to Help Crypto Startups Launch Tokens, Raise Cash

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 19:30

Coinbase Building Platform to Help Crypto Startups Launch Tokens, Raise Cash The platform will "hand hold" hopeful crowdfunders through the token issuance, custody, development and governance process, according to CEO Brian Armstrong.

Financial Postmodernism and the Great Inflation Debate

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 19:00

Financial Postmodernism and the Great Inflation Debate This Best of The Breakdown August 2020 edition features commentary from Hugh Hendry, Preston Pysh and Adam Tooze.

SPiCE, Unable to Get Liquidity in the US, Takes Tokenized Blockchain VC Fund to Asia

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 18:06

SPiCE, Unable to Get Liquidity in the US, Takes Tokenized Blockchain VC Fund to Asia Tal Elyashiv thinks Malaysia's Fusang Exchange will bring SPiCE VC the liquidity surge he seeks.

China’s Digital Currency May Come With Hardware Wallets as Well

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 17:31

China’s Digital Currency May Come With Hardware Wallets as Well China Construction Bank’s brief digital yuan debut suggests that hardware wallets for the central bank digital currency may be in the works.

Binance Launches Smart Contract-Enabled Blockchain, Adds Staking for Its Coin

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 16:53

Binance Launches Smart Contract-Enabled Blockchain, Adds Staking for Its Coin Crypto exchange Binance has launched the mainnet for its smart contract-enabled blockchain and is also introducing staking for BNB tokens.

Russia’s New Blockchain Voting System Isn’t Ready, but It’ll Be Used This Month Anyway

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 16:22

Russia’s New Blockchain Voting System Isn’t Ready, but It’ll Be Used This Month Anyway The solution will be used for remote voting during by-elections for seats in the national parliament on Sept. 13 in two regions.

New Malware Spotted in the Wild That Puts Cryptocurrency Wallets at Risk

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 16:21

New Malware Spotted in the Wild That Puts Cryptocurrency Wallets at Risk Using forked code from Loki malware, Anubis can steal cryptocurrency wallet IDs, system info, credit card details and other information.

Blockchain Bites: Patoshi’s Patterns, Canaan’s Losses, DeFi’s ‘Weird’ Moment

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 16:04

Blockchain Bites: Patoshi’s Patterns, Canaan’s Losses, DeFi’s ‘Weird’ Moment Decentralized exchange volumes climb for a third straight month, Tezos settled a class action and Coinbase added a16z and DoorDash executives to its board.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 1, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 1, 2020 With ether reaching a two-year high and a breakdown on weird DeFi, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Ethereum Transaction Fees Set a Record Once Again as DeFi Becomes Even Pricier

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 15:18

Ethereum Transaction Fees Set a Record Once Again as DeFi Becomes Even Pricier Average Ethereum transaction fees reached $10.33 on Tuesday.

Bitcoin Miners Saw 23% Revenue Increase in August

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 13:34

Bitcoin Miners Saw 23% Revenue Increase in August Miners generated an estimated $368 million in August.

Decentralized Exchange Volume Rose 160% in August to $11.6B, Setting Third Straight Record

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 13:33

Decentralized Exchange Volume Rose 160% in August to $11.6B, Setting Third Straight Record Only two decentralized exchange protocols reported a drop in volume during August.

You Think Crypto Isn’t Ready to Be Money? Consider the Coin Shortage

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 13:23

You Think Crypto Isn’t Ready to Be Money? Consider the Coin Shortage If the United States had a digital dollar, we wouldn't need to worry about a lack of coins at retailers like Target and Kroger.

First Mover: Rookie YFI Token Jumped 8-Fold in August as DeFi Dominated

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 13:15

First Mover: Rookie YFI Token Jumped 8-Fold in August as DeFi Dominated Yearn.finance's YFI token, which looked like another inside DeFi joke when it launched in July, dominated the August return rankings.

Bitcoin Nears $12K as Dollar Declines to 29-Month Low

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 13:11

Bitcoin Nears $12K as Dollar Declines to 29-Month Low Sell-off in the U.S. dollar and ether's price rally power gains in bitcoin.

Government of Bermuda Pilots Stimulus Token in Response to COVID Crisis

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 13:01

Government of Bermuda Pilots Stimulus Token in Response to COVID Crisis Bermuda is looking to speed up the distribution of financial aid to its citizens and has begun trialing a digital stimulus token.

Government of Bermuda Pilots Stimulus Token in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 13:01

Government of Bermuda Pilots Stimulus Token in Response to COVID-19 Crisis Bermuda is looking to speed up the distribution of financial aid to its citizens and has begun trialing a digital stimulus token.

How the Bitcoin Blockchain Is Being Used to Safeguard Nuclear Power Stations

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 13:00

How the Bitcoin Blockchain Is Being Used to Safeguard Nuclear Power Stations Buenos Aires-based Nuclearis is using the Bitcoin-powered RSK blockchain as an immutable anchor for keeping tabs on critical documents.

Dapper Labs Releases CryptoKitties Based on Rock Band Muse

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 13:00

Dapper Labs Releases CryptoKitties Based on Rock Band Muse Dapper Labs, the team behind popular non-fungible token game CryptoKitties, announced it will release two Muse-inspired cat characters, one of which will be signed by the band members.

CoinShares Adds On-Demand Audit Reports for Its Exchange-Traded Products

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 12:38

CoinShares Adds On-Demand Audit Reports for Its Exchange-Traded Products CoinShares announced Tuesday investors will be able to access audit reports, generated every 30 minutes, for the ETPs offered by its subsidiary XBT Provider.

HSBC and Singapore Exchange Execute Successful $300M Digital Bond Issuance

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 12:36

HSBC and Singapore Exchange Execute Successful $300M Digital Bond Issuance Corporate bonds from Olam International – a major commodities supplier – were issued on SGX's digital asset platform.

Ether Price Hits 2-Year High

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 10:48

Ether Price Hits 2-Year High The two-year high was reached alongside a drop in the number of coins held in exchange addresses.

Tezos Investors Win $25M Settlement in Court Case Over $230M ICO

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 10:28

Tezos Investors Win $25M Settlement in Court Case Over $230M ICO A U.S. lawsuit that alleged the Tezos ICO was an unregistered securities sale has been settled for $25 million.

US Regulator to Shake Up Banking With Federal Charters for Payment Firms

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 09:13

US Regulator to Shake Up Banking With Federal Charters for Payment Firms Acting Comptroller of Currency (and former Coinbase exec) Brian Brooks is spearheading the move to let payment firms operate as banks across state lines.

BitMEX Launches Mobile Trading App in 140 Countries

CoinDesk

2020. Sep. 01. 08:00

BitMEX Launches Mobile Trading App in 140 Countries The new app does not include the iconic "trollbox" feature of BitMEX's site, but will in future, the firm said.