LedgerX Places Founders on Administrative Leave After Tussle With CFTC

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 20:10

LedgerX Places Founders on Administrative Leave After Tussle With CFTC LedgerX CEO and COO Paul and Juthica Chou have been "placed on administrative leave" by the company, with DTCC vice chairman Larry Thompson filling in.

Nexo Now Offers Bitcoin Cash Instant Crypto Credit Lines

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 09. 19:30

Nexo Now Offers Bitcoin Cash Instant Crypto Credit Lines

Bitcoin Cash community members are able to borrow against their favorite digital asset in more than 40 fiat currencies across more than 200 jurisdictions. This is thanks to Nexo which now offers BCH Instant Crypto Credit Lines with one of the lowest annual percentage rates in the industry. Also Read: Save the Children Now Accepts […]

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Cryptojacking Malware Devs Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 18:00

Cryptojacking Malware Devs Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison Two members of Romanian hacker gang Bayrob Group were sentenced to two decades in prison after their malware mined crypto on 400,000 infected computers.

MARKETS DAILY: 2020 Could See First Central Bank Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 16:54

MARKETS DAILY:   2020 Could See First Central Bank Digital Currencies With today's markets mostly down, we’re talking bitcoin’s first golden cross in more than three years, "Central Bank Digital Currencies", and a behind the scenes look at troubled chat ICO Telegram, courtesy of the SEC.

MARKETS DAILY: 2020 Could See First Central Bank Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 16:54

MARKETS DAILY: 2020 Could See First Central Bank Digital Currencies With today's markets mostly down, we're talking bitcoin's first golden cross in more than three years, CBDCs and a behind-the-scenes look at Telegram's ICO, courtesy of the SEC.

Nvidia Battles Shareholders in Lawsuit Over Crypto Miner Claims

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 16:45

Nvidia Battles Shareholders in Lawsuit Over Crypto Miner Claims Chip making giant Nvidia has been making its case for why a court should dismiss a lawsuit alleging it misled investors over the demand for its graphics cards from cryptocurrency miners.

IRS Now Requires Tax Filers to Disclose Crypto Activities

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 09. 16:35

IRS Now Requires Tax Filers to Disclose Crypto Activities

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finalized and put in use a new tax form that requires crypto owners to declare whether they received, bought, sold, exchanged, or acquired any cryptocurrencies in 2019. Tax experts are frustrated at the vagueness of the tax agency, with some questioning whether the answers would increase the chances […]

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Huobi US Is Abruptly Halting Exchange Operations

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 15:32

Huobi US Is Abruptly Halting Exchange Operations HBUS says customers should withdraw all funds by Jan. 31, 2020.

Developer Flags Big-Money Loophole for Stealing All the ETH in MakerDAO

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 15:05

Developer Flags Big-Money Loophole for Stealing All the ETH in MakerDAO An ethereum developer has flagged an attack on MakerDAO that could turn $20 million of MKR into $300 million of ETH.

Bakkt Goes Live With Options, Cash-Settled Futures Products

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 14:07

Bakkt Goes Live With Options, Cash-Settled Futures Products Bakkt’s new options and cash-settled bitcoin futures products have just gone live, joining its three-month-old physical futures contracts.

Regulatory Roundup: Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved, India’s RBI-Backed Digital Currency

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 09. 13:35

Regulatory Roundup: Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved, India’s RBI-Backed Digital Currency

In this regulatory roundup, we cover the U.S. SEC approving a bitcoin futures fund, the new IRS tax form targeting crypto owners, and several more steps taken by the U.S. government toward crypto regulation. We also cover India’s central bank digital currency plan, South Korea’s crypto taxation plan, and the European Commission’s announcement regarding stablecoins. […]

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Brazilian Police Bust Alleged Crypto Fraud That Cost Investors $360M

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 13:33

Brazilian Police Bust Alleged Crypto Fraud That Cost Investors $360M Brazilian police have shut down a purported bitcoin investment scheme they allege stole 1.5 billion Brazilian reals.

The Safello Story: Smaller Crypto Exchanges Must Partner to Survive

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 12:30

The Safello Story: Smaller Crypto Exchanges Must Partner to Survive In the dog-eat-dog world of cryptocurrency exchanges, smaller startups that don’t attract the volume of megaliths like Binance, Coinbase and Kraken must band together to survive turbulent market cycles.

Crypto Exchange OKEx Launching Options Trading Later This Month

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 11:36

Crypto Exchange OKEx Launching Options Trading Later This Month The Malta-based exchange is adding cryptocurrency options to its existing offerings during the winter holiday.

Bitcoin Charts First Weekly Golden Cross in 3.5 Years

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 11:00

Bitcoin Charts First Weekly Golden Cross in 3.5 Years Bitcoin’s weekly chart is flashing a golden cross for the first time since May 2016.

Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS to ‘C-‘ Due to Centralization – How Other Coins Measure Up

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 09. 10:35

Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS  to ‘C-‘ Due to Centralization – How Other Coins Measure Up

Weiss Ratings has downgraded EOS once again, taking its ranking from a B to a C-. The group cites “failure to decentralize,” “misallocation of resources,” and a congested network as reasons for the fall in rank. “Weiss Crypto Ratings model is not based on opinion. It’s driven by data,” the group claims. In this article […]

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Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS to ‘C-‘

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 09. 10:35

Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS  to ‘C-‘

Weiss Ratings has downgraded EOS once again, taking its ranking from a B to a C-. The group cites “failure to decentralize,” “misallocation of resources,” and a congested network as reasons for the fall in rank. “Weiss Crypto Ratings model is not based on opinion. It’s driven by data,” the group claims. In this article […]

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China’s Central Bank Likely to Pilot Digital Currency in Cities of Shenzhen and Suzhou: Report

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 10:00

China’s Central Bank Likely to Pilot Digital Currency in Cities of Shenzhen and Suzhou: Report The People's Bank of China is said to be preparing to launch pilots for its digital currency in Shenzhen and Suzhou from the end of the year.

Stellar’s Version of Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch Has Been Burning Quietly Since June

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 09:00

Stellar’s Version of Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch Has Been Burning Quietly Since June The Stellar blockchain has been running its own version of bitcoin's Lightning Torch since the summer.

New Ukrainian Law Says ‘Virtual Assets’ Can Be Used for Payments

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 09. 00:54

New Ukrainian Law Says ‘Virtual Assets’ Can Be Used for Payments

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s legislature, has approved amendments that introduce legal terms and definitions pertaining to the crypto space. The new legislation, which aims to transpose the FATF standards into national law, also identifies who is to take responsibility for the oversight of cryptocurrencies in the country. Also read: Crypto Startups to Get up to […]

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A Bitcoin Wallet Is Hurtling Toward the International Space Station

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 00:38

A Bitcoin Wallet Is Hurtling Toward the International Space Station Bitcoin is flying (super) high thanks to SpaceChain's new space-based wallet.

A Bitcoin Wallet Is Orbiting the Earth at 5 Miles Per Second

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 09. 00:38

A Bitcoin Wallet Is Orbiting the Earth at 5 Miles Per Second Bitcoin is flying (super) high thanks to SpaceChain's new space-based wallet.

A List of Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventors and Satoshi Clues Debunked in 2019

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 08. 21:54

A List of Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventors and Satoshi Clues Debunked in 2019

Since the inception of Bitcoin, a variety of unique individuals have come forward saying they invented blockchain technology. In 2019, a few more self-proclaimed Satoshis came out of the woodwork, alongside evidence pointing toward other individuals who could have used the moniker. So far, clues examined this year still haven’t revealed a smoking gun and […]

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Beam, BCH and Zcash Will Join BTC in Halving Their Mining Rewards

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 08. 18:35

Beam, BCH and Zcash Will Join BTC in Halving Their Mining Rewards

There’s been a lot of noise about Bitcoin’s halving, set to occur in May, and the effect this will have on price as BTC’s mining reward is slashed. It’s not the only PoW coin gearing up for a major reduction in its emission rate next year, with Bitcoin Cash, Beam, and Zcash all set to […]

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Beam, BCH, BTC, Zcash to Halve Inflation Next Year

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 08. 18:35

Beam, BCH, BTC, Zcash to Halve Inflation Next Year

There’s been a lot of noise about Bitcoin’s halving, set to occur in May, and the effect this will have on price as BTC’s mining reward is slashed. It’s not the only PoW coin gearing up for a major reduction in its emission rate next year, with Bitcoin Cash, Beam, and Zcash all set to […]

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Deutsche Bank Strategist Predicts Crypto Could Replace Fiat Money

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 08. 15:01

Deutsche Bank Strategist Predicts Crypto Could Replace Fiat Money

Deutsche Bank analysts have made some predictions regarding the future of cryptocurrency. Strategist Jim Reid explained why cryptocurrencies are inevitable and how the existing fiat money system could crumble over the next decade, leading to soaring demand for cryptocurrencies. Also read: Swiss Licensed Crypto Bank Expanding Into 9 Markets ‘The End of Fiat Money?’ – […]

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DISCUSSION: How Can Public Blockchains Have Privacy?

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 08. 13:05

DISCUSSION: How Can Public Blockchains Have Privacy? On today's show, we discuss the idea of true privacy on public, transparent blockchains and some of the ways it's working (or not) in Bitcoin or related projects right now.

Buy Presents or a Christmas Trip Using Gift Cards Purchased With Crypto

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 08. 09:50

Buy Presents or a Christmas Trip Using Gift Cards Purchased With Crypto

Gift cards have become a popular payment tool for cryptocurrency users. Plenty of platforms now offer a wide variety of cards which can be purchased with your digital coins. You can use them to buy just about any product or service from major and small retailers, order food and drinks, or book a flight. And […]

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Decentralized Liquidity Is the Backbone of DeFi

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 08. 09:00

Decentralized Liquidity Is the Backbone of DeFi How decentralized liquidity venues govern the health of DeFi.

Bitcoin Cash Represents 93% of November’s Crypto Spending in Australia

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 08. 06:50

Bitcoin Cash Represents 93% of November’s Crypto Spending in Australia

News.Bitcoin.com recently reported on web portal Bitcoinbch.com’s in-depth report, which detailed BCH outshining BTC retail spending in Australia by a wide margin during the month of September. The next month, BCH captured 90% of October’s crypto spending in the country. Now the website has published its November report that discloses all the crypto-based expenditures at […]

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The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 08. 03:50

The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

A specter is haunting the modern world, the specter of crypto anarchy. Computer technology is on the verge of providing the ability for individuals and groups to communicate and interact with each other in a totally anonymous manner. Two persons may exchange messages, conduct business, and negotiate electronic contracts without ever knowing the True Name, […]

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Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork Is Now Live

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 08. 00:26

Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork Is Now Live Hitting at block number 9,069,000, the systemwide upgrade is the network’s third in 2019.

While Markets Move Sideways, Crypto Whale Sightings Increase

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 07. 18:43

While Markets Move Sideways, Crypto Whale Sightings Increase

While cryptocurrency markets have been moving sideways during the last few weeks, digital currency proponents have been observing large bitcoin whale movements. Transactions with tens of thousands of BTC have been noticed on the move from one wallet to another. On Friday, one colossal BTC holder moved over 50,000 BTC ($410 million) and cycled the […]

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SEC Approves Bitcoin Futures Fund

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 07. 14:54

SEC Approves Bitcoin Futures Fund

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved an investment fund that will invest in bitcoin futures contracts. SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce calls this move “a bit of progress.” The SEC has also revealed why it decided to approve such a fund. Also read: Swiss Licensed Crypto Bank Expanding Into 9 Markets Bitcoin Futures […]

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Bitcoin Volatility Is Up, Liquidity Stagnant

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 07. 11:12

Bitcoin Volatility Is Up, Liquidity Stagnant If stability and liquidity are part of bitcoin's road to becoming a mature asset, 2019 has been a period of arrested development.

Boerse Stuttgart’s Crypto Exchange Live for All Traders in Germany

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 07. 09:16

Boerse Stuttgart’s Crypto Exchange Live for All Traders in Germany

Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart, has opened up its cryptocurrency trading platform to all interested traders in the country. This move follows the passing of a bill allowing banks in Germany to sell and hold cryptocurrencies for their clients starting next year. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — Germany to Let Banks Sell and Store […]

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Ross Ulbricht Clemency Petition Gathers 250,000 Signatures

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 07. 01:50

Ross Ulbricht Clemency Petition Gathers 250,000 Signatures

On Friday, the Clemency for Ross Ulbricht petition hosted on Change.org surpassed 250,000 signatures. The solicitation for signatures started in July 2018 and gathered roughly 6,200 signatures during the first three days. Now with a quarter of a million signatures asking U.S. President Donald Trump to commute Ulbricht’s sentence, the message clearly shows how people […]

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Chicago Company Mines at Oil Wells, Educates Producers About Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 07. 00:30

Chicago Company Mines at Oil Wells, Educates Producers About Bitcoin

Utilizing stranded gas to power bitcoin mining rigs at oil and gas wells is a promising business opportunity. It is profitable for all participating parties and beneficial for the environment. Not without challenges, this young industry is growing in energy-rich North America. Several companies are working to expand the niche and U.S.-based EZ Blockchain shared […]

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SEC Reveals Telegram’s Communications With Investors, Seeks to Question Advisor

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 23:50

SEC Reveals Telegram’s Communications With Investors, Seeks to Question Advisor The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants Telegram’s former chief investment advisor to testify and hand over documents related to the company's $1.7 billion 2018 token sale.

Bitcoin Cash 2019: Year in Review

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 06. 21:30

Bitcoin Cash 2019: Year in Review

2019 is coming to an end and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem has matured a great deal. BCH has successfully upgraded twice this year, adding Schnorr signatures capabilities and most transactions on the BCH network are now non-malleable. Moreover, BCH has seen increased adoption this year, an SLP token explosion, a slew of helpful third-party […]

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Fortune Star Digital Asset Fund Locks Over 85% of LFE Cash Tokens

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 06. 18:30

Fortune Star Digital Asset Fund Locks Over 85% of LFE Cash Tokens

Fortune Star Digital Asset Fund (a professional Cayman Islands investment fund) has secured 3,547,437,988 LFE Cash tokens for its flagship digital asset fund that has been launched this week.

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State Street: 38% of Clients Will Put More Money into Digital Assets in 2020

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 18:15

State Street: 38% of Clients Will Put More Money into Digital Assets in 2020 The majority of asset managers that bank with State Street are interested in digital assets, but none have asked the global custodian to store them yet.

Bank of China Issues $2.8B in Bonds to Small Businesses Using Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 18:05

Bank of China Issues $2.8B in Bonds to Small Businesses Using Blockchain Tech Bank of China has issued 20 billion yuan, or about $2.8 billion, in blockchain-based bonds to small businesses.

Bank of China Issues $2.8B in Bonds for Small Businesses Using Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 18:05

Bank of China Issues $2.8B in Bonds for Small Businesses Using Blockchain Tech Bank of China has issued 20 billion yuan, or about $2.8 billion, in blockchain-based bonds to small businesses.

EU Finance Ministers Place Defacto Ban on Libra

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 06. 17:40

EU Finance Ministers Place Defacto Ban on Libra

Libra’s ongoing organizational snags and run-ins with regulators continue into December, as EU finance ministers agreed Thursday that Libra cannot be launched in the EU until concerns are adequately addressed. The finance ministers issued a joint statement citing regulatory “challenges and risks.” Also Read: Libra Testnet Fails to Impress as New Legislation Looms Lawmakers Still […]

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MARKETS DAILY: Planning a Run on ‘Bitcoin Banks’?

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 17:08

MARKETS DAILY: Planning a Run on ‘Bitcoin Banks’? With markets mixed but mostly down, we're looking at Deutche Bank's 2030 crypto call, the movement encouraging an annual bitcoin exchange "bank run", and Enjin’s Microsoft-fueled rally

Asset Manager Secures SEC Approval to Create Novel Bitcoin Futures Fund

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 14:00

Asset Manager Secures SEC Approval to Create Novel Bitcoin Futures Fund NYDIG plans to raise $25 million for an SEC-approved investment fund focused entirely on cash-settled bitcoin futures.

Key Bitcoin Price Indicator Turns Bearish, But It May Not Be Bad News

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 13:18

Key Bitcoin Price Indicator Turns Bearish, But It May Not Be Bad News The widely followed monthly MACD has turned bearish for the first time since May. However, it likely just reflects recent months of price downturn.

Microsoft Collaboration News Fuels 50% Rally for Enjin’s Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 12:30

Microsoft Collaboration News Fuels 50% Rally for Enjin’s Cryptocurrency Microsoft’s collaboration with blockchain gaming startup Enjin has prompted a roughly 50 percent surge in the project's native token over a two-day period.

Microsoft Collaboration Fuels 50% Rally for Enjin’s Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 12:30

Microsoft Collaboration Fuels 50% Rally for Enjin’s Cryptocurrency Microsoft’s collaboration with blockchain gaming startup Enjin has prompted a roughly 50 percent surge in the project's native token over a two-day period.

Venture Capitalists Have Invested Over $200M in Stablecoins

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 06. 12:00

Venture Capitalists Have Invested Over $200M in Stablecoins

Does the world need more stablecoins? Yes according to VCs, who have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at projects developing stable or low volatility digital assets. The $45 million committed in 2019 takes the past two years of VC investment to over $200M. Also read: RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency […]

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Mnuchin ‘Fine’ With Libra Launch, But Crypto Project Must ‘Fully’ Comply With AML Rules

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 11:15

Mnuchin ‘Fine’ With Libra Launch, But Crypto Project Must ‘Fully’ Comply With AML Rules Steven Mnuchin, secretary of the U.S. Treasury, has no issue with the launch of the Facebook-led Libra project – as long as financial rules are followed to the letter.

Microsoft Is Using Blockchain to Help Firms Trust AI

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 11:00

Microsoft Is Using Blockchain to Help Firms Trust AI Microsoft is pitching blockchain technology as a way to make artificial intelligence less scary for its corporate customers.

The North American Bitcoin Conference Returns

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 06. 10:30

The North American Bitcoin Conference Returns

The global Bitcoin and blockchain community will meet in Miami for the seventh year running to create the future of the industry. The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) has hosted 20,000 attendees since 2013 and the ongoing show of support and community convergence from around the world continues to propel cryptocurrency from niche to mainstream.

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Four Insights on Crypto Liquidity From Binance US and FTX

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 10:00

Four Insights on Crypto Liquidity From Binance US and FTX Missed our webinar on crypto exchanges? Read the takeaways from CoinDesk Research's chat with Binance US CEO Catherine Coley and FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried.

Kadena Blockchain Taps Healthcare Data Firm to Track Medical Cannabis Product

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 09:00

Kadena Blockchain Taps Healthcare Data Firm to Track Medical Cannabis Product The first application on Kadena's public blockchain is a tracking platform for CBD oil.

Mining Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPO

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 06. 08:00

Mining Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPO

Ebang, the ASIC chip and mining rig manufacturer based in Hangzhou, China is allegedly filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S. following Canaan’s recent Nasdaq listing and Bitmain’s secret IPO filing. The world’s third-largest bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer plans to follow Canaan’s footsteps with an attempt to be listed on the American […]

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Almost 70 Crypto Funds Close This Year, Twice as Many Launch

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 06. 05:00

Almost 70 Crypto Funds Close This Year, Twice as Many Launch

Dozens of crypto funds, almost 70, have closed this year, a mainstream media outlet reported. And while the startling number reveals the influx of institutional investors into the crypto space might not be happening at a fast pace, it’s also worth noting that crypto fund launches are projected to reach 140 by the end of […]

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Tron and Poloniex Relationship Scrutinized After Digibyte Delisting

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 06. 02:00

Tron and Poloniex Relationship Scrutinized After Digibyte Delisting

The crypto firm Circle recently revealed that it was spinning off the trading platform Poloniex and has since warned customers to withdraw assets or they may be sent to state governments. Following the announcement, the founder of the crypto network Digibyte (DGB), Jared Tate, explained he was extremely upset that his friend’s and family’s sensitive […]

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Multicoin Capital Hires Principal in Asia as Crypto VCs Look East

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 06. 00:00

Multicoin Capital Hires Principal in Asia as Crypto VCs Look East Mable Jiang, formerly of Nirvana Capital, will spearhead the venture firm's hunt for new deals in Asia.

The Politics of Destruction

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 05. 23:00

The Politics of Destruction

For some time now, I have been aware of a widespread fascination among many libertarians with Jim Bell’s “Assassination Politics” (AP). At my request, Robert Vroman has defended the merits of AP. In this article, I will argue that AP is just about the single worst idea that libertarians could advocate. Despite my misgivings, I […]

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Former eToro Analyst to Provide Crypto-Trading Course for Cointelligence

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 22:00

Former eToro Analyst to Provide Crypto-Trading Course for Cointelligence "Crypto has to be seen from a macro perspective," Mati Greenspan says.

Ripple Files Last Bid to Dismiss XRP Securities Lawsuit Before Court Meeting

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 21:30

Ripple Files Last Bid to Dismiss XRP Securities Lawsuit Before Court Meeting Even if XRP were a security, the investors suing Ripple brought their case far too late for it to proceed, the company said in a new filing.

ECB Nominee Blames Resistance to Negative Rates on Financial Illiteracy

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 05. 20:14

ECB Nominee Blames Resistance to Negative Rates on Financial Illiteracy

European Central Bank (ECB) executive board nominee and member of the German Council of Economic Experts, Isabel Schnabel, recently remarked at a European Parliament hearing that “This scapegoating [of the ECB] is extremely dangerous: it may damage the trust in the euro.” Schnabel was speaking out in defense of negative deposit rates being employed as […]

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Ethereum’s Top DEX Is Relaunching to Tap Istanbul’s Lower Gas Fees

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 18:00

Ethereum’s Top DEX Is Relaunching to Tap Istanbul’s Lower Gas Fees IDEX is launching a new DEX built on a layer 2 scalibility protocol made possible through Ethereum's Istanbul hard fork.

Ethereum’s Top DEX Is Rebooting With New Scaling Features

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 18:00

Ethereum’s Top DEX Is Rebooting With New Scaling Features IDEX is launching a new DEX built on a layer 2 scalibility protocol made possible through Ethereum's Istanbul hard fork.

Crypto-Focused Lender Blockfi Launches Trading Platform

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 05. 17:00

Crypto-Focused Lender Blockfi Launches Trading Platform

Crypto financial services company Blockfi has launched a trading platform supporting three cryptocurrencies. The new offering adds to the company’s existing services: interest-bearing accounts and crypto-backed loans. Blockfi has completed registration with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and expanded its state licenses to cover both lending and money transmission. Also read: Bitcoin ATMs Installed […]

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Blockfi Launches Crypto Trading Platform

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 05. 17:00

Blockfi Launches Crypto Trading Platform

Crypto financial services company Blockfi has launched a trading platform supporting three cryptocurrencies. The new offering adds to the company’s existing services: interest-bearing accounts and crypto-backed loans. Blockfi has completed registration with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and expanded its state licenses to cover both lending and money transmission. Also read: Bitcoin ATMs Installed […]

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MARKETS DAILY: Casualties Ahead in the Cryptocurrency Mining Arms Race

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 16:41

MARKETS DAILY: Casualties Ahead in the Cryptocurrency Mining Arms Race On another down day, we're talking U.S. warnings on digital assets, a brief history of troubled but systemically important stablecoin "Tether", and a look at the arms-race in blockchain mining technology.

Stack Overflow VP Joins Crypto Lending Firm as Chief Product Officer

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 16:00

Stack Overflow VP Joins Crypto Lending Firm as Chief Product Officer Crypto lending firm Unchained Capital has hired Will Cole of the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force as its new chief product officer.

Crypto Lender BlockFi Rolls Out Zero-Fee Trading for Bitcoin, Ether, GUSD

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 14:00

Crypto Lender BlockFi Rolls Out Zero-Fee Trading  for Bitcoin, Ether, GUSD BlockFi, the cryptocurrency lending service, is expanding into trading with an unusual, zero-fee model.

Pompliano Joins Board of Blockchain-Based Lending Firm After $103M Raise

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 14:00

Pompliano Joins Board of Blockchain-Based Lending Firm After $103M Raise Blockchain-based consumer lender Figure added Morgan Creek Digital’s Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano to its board following a $103 million funding round.

Matter Labs Unveils Layer-2 Scaling Solution for Ethereum Payments

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 14:00

Matter Labs Unveils Layer-2 Scaling Solution for Ethereum Payments Matter Labs released Thursday the testnet of ZK-Sync, a privacy-minded scaling tool meant to help blockchains boost transaction speeds.

RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 05. 13:30

RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency

The governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Shaktikanta Das, spoke about cryptocurrency during a press conference on Thursday. He also talked about the prospect of an RBI-issued digital currency, when the time will be right for issuing one, and his view on private digital currencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Wraps up Crypto […]

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Microsoft Teams up With Enjin to Offer Crypto Collectible Rewards

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 12:29

Microsoft Teams up With Enjin to Offer Crypto Collectible Rewards Do good work, earn a "badger." That's the idea behind a new incentives scheme launched by Microsoft in partnership with blockchain gaming project Enjin.

Ex-Morgan Stanley Executives Launch Crypto Derivatives Platform in Singapore

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 12:00

Ex-Morgan Stanley Executives Launch Crypto Derivatives Platform in Singapore A team of Morgan Stanley veterans have launched a crypto derivatives trading platform, claiming it is faster and more secure than some of the market’s biggest players.

Bitcoin’s Rejection at Key Price Hurdle Puts Short-Term Bull Trend at Risk

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 11:44

Bitcoin’s Rejection at Key Price Hurdle Puts Short-Term Bull Trend at Risk Bitcoin sharp rejection at resistance around $7,800 has weakened the short-term bullish outlook.

Canadian Government-Assisted Bitcoin Miner Files for Bankruptcy Owing Millions

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 10:54

Canadian Government-Assisted Bitcoin Miner Files for Bankruptcy Owing Millions Great North Data, a firm that ran bitcoin mining and AI processing data centers in Canada, has filed for bankruptcy. According to bankruptcy filings late in November, the firm has just 4.6 million Canadian dollars (US$3.5 million) in assets, but owes creditors CA$13.2 million (US$10 million), CBC News reported Wednesday. Having run centers in Labrador […]

Crypto Startups to Get up to $75,000 From the Government of Ukraine

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 05. 10:30

Crypto Startups to Get up to $75,000 From the Government of Ukraine

Ukrainian crypto companies can now receive up to $75,000 each in the form of government sponsored grants. A special fund set up by the authorities in Kiev is already accepting applications from startups in various high tech sectors including the blockchain industry. Over $1.5 million will be distributed by the end of the year. Also […]

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ChromaWay Doubles Down on Gaming With Antler Interactive Acquistion

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 10:00

ChromaWay Doubles Down on Gaming With Antler Interactive Acquistion ChromaWay will add Antler's game catalog to its own Chromia blockchain with the acquisition.

Top US Financial Regulators Urge Monitoring of Digital Assets, Stablecoins

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 09:00

Top US Financial Regulators Urge Monitoring of Digital Assets, Stablecoins A panel of top U.S. financial regulators urged federal and state officials to monitor risks from digital assets like bitcoin.

Circle Warns Poloniex US Customer Assets May Be Sent to the Government

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 05. 07:30

Circle Warns Poloniex US Customer Assets May Be Sent to the Government

As part of its release of the cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex, Circle may begin charging fees to Poloniex US customers. And the company warns that any unclaimed digital assets, those in dormant accounts, may be sent to state governments, consistent with relevant regulations for abandoned property. Also Read: Circle Drops Poloniex Leaving US Crypto Traders High […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Fighting to Escape Binance’s Shadow

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 05. 04:30

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Fighting to Escape Binance’s Shadow

It’s impossible to assess the cryptocurrency landscape without considering Binance. It looms large over the industry, dictating trends, soaking up liquidity, and compelling new exchanges to fight tooth and nail for market share. Most exchanges aren’t gunning to become the next Binance. But they must all exist in its shadow while striving to carve a […]

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Onecoin Websites Suspended as the $4 Billion Ponzi Crumbles

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 05. 01:30

Onecoin Websites Suspended as the $4 Billion Ponzi Crumbles

The MLM monitoring publication behindmlm.com revealed on Dec. 1 that the infamous Ponzi scheme Onecoin’s website onecoin.eu has gone offline. According to the domain host Eurid, the onecoin.eu domain name is currently “under legal investigation.” Onecoin’s website going offline follows the recent arrest of the operation’s cofounder Konstantin Ignatov. Also read: Part Deux! Onecoin Buyer […]

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Circle Co-Founder Sean Neville Steps Down as Co-CEO

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 05. 00:46

Circle Co-Founder Sean Neville Steps Down as Co-CEO Sean Neville, co-founder of Circle, is stepping down as co-CEO six years after founding the crypto trading and payments startup with Jeremy Allaire.

The Fed’s Money Creation System Is Fueling One of the Biggest Heists in History

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 04. 22:30

The Fed’s Money Creation System Is Fueling One of the Biggest Heists in History

Since mid-September, the Federal Reserve has injected three trillion U.S. dollars into the hands of private banks and Wall Street. Despite the fact that massive amounts of money was created out of thin air, the central bank still believes repurchase agreements (repos) are needed to tame the turbulent economy. Nearly every day the Federal Reserve […]

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What Twitter Meme Wars Say About Crypto’s Reliance on Figureheads

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 04. 22:05

What Twitter Meme Wars Say About Crypto’s Reliance on Figureheads Cryptocurrency has strayed from its anonymous roots. Today, cults of personality and public histrionics define the sector.

The Many Facts Pointing to Shinichi Being Satoshi

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 04. 19:25

The Many Facts Pointing to Shinichi Being Satoshi

A lesser known, yet uniquely compelling candidate for the real Satoshi Nakamoto is Japanese mathematician and number theorist Shinichi Mochizuki. With a long history of mathematical innovation, and purportedly proving conjectures thought to be near impossible to verify, he seems to almost come from an alien world. Mochizuki further painstakingly avoids the spotlight. Some, like […]

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ILCoin Launches With 5GB Blocks

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 04. 18:30

ILCoin Launches With 5GB Blocks

ILCoin Blockchain Project set a new record for stable block size - when it successfully released a 5Gb block. This achievement became possible after the project introduced RIFT protocol, which allows to increase the block size and keep high transaction speed. With these qualities, RIFT effectively solves the scalability issue of blockchain networks, increases the potential for global adoption of DLT, and also forms a technological base for creating an economically efficient on-chain data storage.

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MARKETS DAILY: Is Bitcoin Market Manipulation Profitable?

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 04. 16:51

MARKETS DAILY: Is Bitcoin Market Manipulation Profitable? With markets recovering, we take a look at Bitcoins' recent behavior and wonder whether it's still a safe haven? Later, we're joined by Galen Moore for quick discussion on alleged bitcoin market manipulation...

Litecoin’s Mining Power Tanks to Lowest in Year Following Price Plunge

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 04. 16:45

Litecoin’s Mining Power Tanks to Lowest in Year Following Price Plunge Litecoin’s price plunge in recent months has whittled away the profitability of mining the cryptocurrency, leading to a shakeout among operators.

$4 Billion US Fintech Startup Sofi Receives New York Bitlicense

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 04. 16:15

$4 Billion US Fintech Startup Sofi Receives New York Bitlicense

Sofi is a startup valued at over $4 billion which is focusing on providing millennials with student loan refinancing, personal loans, mortgages, and other wealth management and financial services. In September it has added crypto trading to its investing platform as a response to demand from its over 800,000 members, a service it can now […]

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Georgia Governor Appoints Bakkt CEO Loeffler as New US Senator

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 04. 15:16

Georgia Governor Appoints Bakkt CEO Loeffler as New US Senator It is unclear who will helm Bakkt after CEO Kelly Loeffler joins the U.S. Senate on Jan. 1.

Chinese Insurance Giant Ping An’s Blockchain Arm Reveals Terms for $468M IPO

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 04. 14:45

Chinese Insurance Giant Ping An’s Blockchain Arm Reveals Terms for $468M IPO OneConnect Financial, the blockchain and AI subsidiary of China’s top insurance company Ping An Insurance, has set the terms for its planned NYSE listing.

Banks Are Cutting 75,700 Jobs Worldwide

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 04. 12:30

Banks Are Cutting 75,700 Jobs Worldwide

Banks worldwide have announced major job cuts this year. Globally, 75,700 jobs are reportedly being eliminated, with the most recent announcement coming from Italy’s largest bank. Unicredit has become the latest major bank to unveil layoff plans, joining Deutsche Bank, Santander, Commerzbank, HSBC, and more. The negative interest rate environment and slowing economies have forced […]

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Bear Trap? Bitcoin Slips to One-Week Low Amid Low Volumes

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 04. 12:30

Bear Trap? Bitcoin Slips to One-Week Low Amid Low Volumes Bitcoin's recent $780 pullback lacks volume support from sellers and may be short-lived.

North Korean Hacking Group May Be Behind Malware-Laden Fake Crypto Site

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 04. 11:54

North Korean Hacking Group May Be Behind Malware-Laden Fake Crypto Site A new and hard-to-detect macOS malware variant has been discovered lurking on a fake cryptocurrency trading site.

MUFG Plays Down Reports of Digital Currency Launch

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 04. 10:32

MUFG Plays Down Reports of Digital Currency Launch Japan's MUFG Bank and Recruit Holdings were said to be launching a digital currency as part of a new payments venture. MUFG has now put that claim in doubt.

Bitcoin No Longer Looks Like ‘Digital Gold’ by One Measure

CoinDesk

2019. Dec. 04. 09:00

Bitcoin No Longer Looks Like ‘Digital Gold’ by One Measure If "digital gold" means "assets where investors park money during financial market turmoil," then bitcoin doesn't fit the bill as well as it used to.

European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict Regulations

Bitcoin News

2019. Dec. 04. 08:45

European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict Regulations

Banks in Europe have been in a difficult spot lately. A new report reveals that financial institutions across the region faced serious difficulties in the 2018 financial year, and despite all the cost cutting that followed, haven’t managed to compensate the revenue decline in 2019. Historically low interest rates, new regulatory hurdles and competition from […]

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