The Mounting Evidence of a New Bitcoin Bull Market

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 08. 14:00

The Mounting Evidence of a New Bitcoin Bull Market From positive price indicators to a new all time high in smallholder addresses, this is the evidence a new bull run might be starting.

Decentralized Tech Will Be Ready for Humanity’s Next Crisis

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 08. 12:00

Decentralized Tech Will Be Ready for Humanity’s Next Crisis Decentralized tools were not the default solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the protocols being built today will be ready for whatever comes next.

Bittrex and Poloniex Move for Summary Judgment in Market Manipulation Case

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 21:28

Bittrex and Poloniex Move for Summary Judgment in Market Manipulation Case Bittrex and Poloniex were added to the case as defendants in June 2020.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips to $11.5K; Cardano Is Making a Big DeFi Move

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 20:45

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips to $11.5K; Cardano Is Making a Big DeFi Move After testing a $11,900 high bitcoin takes a dip while a DeFi competitor to Ethereum checks off a roadmap box.

Riot Blockchain Ends Week Up 29%, Hits 2020 High Ahead of Q2 Earnings Report

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 20:27

Riot Blockchain Ends Week Up 29%, Hits 2020 High Ahead of Q2 Earnings Report The company has gained 70% so far in Q3.

11 Numbers That Tell the Story of the Economy Right Now

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 19:00

11 Numbers That Tell the Story of the Economy Right Now From the price of coffee to the national debt as a percentage of GDP, these 11 numbers provide a picture of a fast changing global economy.

Money Reimagined: Warnings From an Argentine Tragedy

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 18:36

Money Reimagined: Warnings From an Argentine Tragedy Programmable money can protect against politicians debasing currencies to satisfy their own interests.

Blockchain Bites: Goldman’s Hire, Ether’s Options, Bitcoin’s Patronage

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 16:19

Blockchain Bites: Goldman’s Hire, Ether’s Options, Bitcoin’s Patronage The Fed is rushing ahead with a payments platform, Goldman Sachs is building out a digital assets team and NBA stars have backed Dapper Labs.

Privacy Group Slams California Bill That Would Put Health Records on the Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 15:05

Privacy Group Slams California Bill That Would Put Health Records on the Blockchain EFF said the proposed bill is a serious threat to citizen's privacy; the immutability of a blockchain means false diagnoses can't be erased.

Ethereum Classic Attacker Successfully Double-Spends $1.68M in Second Attack: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 13:58

Ethereum Classic Attacker Successfully Double-Spends $1.68M in Second Attack: Report The attacker attempted to double-spend roughly $3.3 million during the second attack.

ParaFi Invests and Begins Staking in Bitfinex Spin-Out Exchange

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 13:35

ParaFi Invests and Begins Staking in Bitfinex Spin-Out Exchange ParaFi and D1 have invested a total of $450,000 into Bitfinex spin-out DeversiFi and will now play a governance role in the project's DAO.

California Agency Backs Green-Energy Pilot Using RSK’s Bitcoin Smart Contracts

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 13:00

California Agency Backs Green-Energy Pilot Using RSK’s Bitcoin Smart Contracts The California Energy Commission is funding an experimental market for carbon-credit trading on the RSK blockchain, which runs on top of Bitcoin.

Fixing This Bitcoin-Killing Bug Will (Eventually) Require a Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 12:46

Fixing This Bitcoin-Killing Bug Will (Eventually) Require a Hard Fork The bug sheds light on the challenges of Bitcoin's decentralization. At least we've got 86 years for the community to join together and implement a fix.

Free Speech vs. Cancel Culture: Reasons for Optimism

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 12:42

Free Speech vs. Cancel Culture: Reasons for Optimism From social media to controversial statues, the free speech debate is more alive than ever. New tech can help safeguard history while letting us live our values.

CoinDCX Becomes First India Exchange to Offer Users Crypto Staking

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 12:22

CoinDCX Becomes First India Exchange to Offer Users Crypto Staking Mumbai-based cryptocurrency exchange CoinDCX launched its new product on Friday, allowing users to stake cryptocurrencies from Harmony, Qtum and Tron.

First Mover: Kyber CEO Predicts 2020 Transactions at $3B as DeFi Token Soars

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 11:24

First Mover: Kyber CEO Predicts 2020 Transactions at $3B as DeFi Token Soars Kyber Network's KNC token has brought traders eightfold returns this year, dwarfing those for bitcoin and ether. CoinDesk spoke with CEO Loi Luu about the project and the DeFi boom.

BCB Group Teams With Circle to Offer EU Institutions USDC Stablecoin Settlement

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 10:16

BCB Group Teams With Circle to Offer EU Institutions USDC Stablecoin Settlement BCB Group will integrate with Circle's platform in a bid to make the USDC stablecoin more widely available.

Financial Services Provider to Coinbase Teams With Circle to Offer EU Institutions Stablecoin Payments

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 10:16

Financial Services Provider to Coinbase Teams With Circle to Offer EU Institutions Stablecoin Payments BCB Group will integrate with Circle's platform in a bid to make the USDC stablecoin more widely available.

Binance Says New York Banks Can Now Use Its Stablecoin After Watchdog Approval

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 09:45

Binance Says New York Banks Can Now Use Its Stablecoin After Watchdog Approval NYDFS has added Binance USD to its approved list, cutting away most of the red tape around custody and listing of the stablecoin.

Japan’s New FSA Chief Stands Firm on Crypto Regulation, Calls for Push on Digital Yen

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 07. 08:41

Japan’s New FSA Chief Stands Firm on Crypto Regulation, Calls for Push on Digital Yen The incoming commissioner of the Financial Services Agency has said the regulator will not soften rules on cryptos.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $11,800; Ether Options Market Explodes

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 20:44

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $11,800; Ether Options Market Explodes Bitcoin's price is clawing its way back after weekend losses while the ether options market suggests a bumpy road ahead.

The History, Present and Future of Central Banks, Feat. George Selgin

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 19:00

The History, Present and Future of Central Banks, Feat. George Selgin The Director of the Cato Institute's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives gives an eye-opening, 200-year history of today’s most powerful economic institution.

Polkadot Releases Rococo, Its Test Environment for Interoperable ‘Parachains’

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 18:30

Polkadot Releases Rococo, Its Test Environment for Interoperable ‘Parachains’ Polkadot has released its first testnet, Rococo, for its parachain network. The testnet will commence with three parachains, Parity Technologies said.

Federal Reserve Is Rushing to Get Its Instant Payments Offering Ready

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 18:03

Federal Reserve Is Rushing to Get Its Instant Payments Offering Ready COVID-19 proved the need for FedNow, even though the U.S. central bank admits the service is still years away.

German Regulator Seizes Crypto ATMs

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 16:23

German Regulator Seizes Crypto ATMs Germany's financial regulator BaFin is seizing bitcoin ATMs run by "Shitcoins Club" months after ordering its operator to cease trading crypto.

Blockchain Bites: Bulls Reborn, Backrunning Bots, Bitmain Blowout

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 16:18

Blockchain Bites: Bulls Reborn, Backrunning Bots, Bitmain Blowout Ethereum Classic was hit with another 51% attack and Instagram is seeing a proliferation of crypto scams.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Aug. 6, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Aug. 6, 2020 With bitcoin prices surging and a quick look at crypto lawsuits, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Goldman Sachs Eyes Own Token as Bank Appoints New Head of Digital Assets

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 15:49

Goldman Sachs Eyes Own Token as Bank Appoints New Head of Digital Assets The new digital asset head at Goldman Sachs said the bank is considering launching its own possibly fiat-backed cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin’s Patronage System Is an Unheralded Strength

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 15:26

Bitcoin’s Patronage System Is an Unheralded Strength Bitcoin development is better funded than ever, cementing a patronage model that protects against insider maneuvering.

German Police Seize $29M in Bitcoin From Alleged Content Pirate

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 15:25

German Police Seize $29M in Bitcoin From Alleged Content Pirate Prosecutors allege the programmer behind movie2k.to helped distribute 880,000 pirated films over a five-year period that ended in 2015.

TikTok and the Great Firewall of America

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 14:25

TikTok and the Great Firewall of America U.S. politicians say TikTok is a threat to Americans' privacy. But can we trust Silicon Valley giants to behave any better?

Russia’s Sberbank Launches Blockchain on Hyperledger, Mulls Stablecoin in 2021

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 14:16

Russia’s Sberbank Launches Blockchain on Hyperledger, Mulls Stablecoin in 2021 Russia's largest retail bank is launching a Hyperledger-powered blockchain for trade finance initially, and may add a ruble-linked stablecoin next year

IDEX Raises $2.5M to Rebuild Hybrid Exchange for Algorithmic Traders

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 13:00

IDEX Raises $2.5M to Rebuild Hybrid Exchange for Algorithmic Traders The seed investment will be used to re-launch the Ethereum-based exchange so algorithmic traders can better use the platform.

NBA’s Spencer Dinwiddie, Andre Iguodala and More Join Dapper Labs $12M Funding Round

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 13:00

NBA’s Spencer Dinwiddie, Andre Iguodala and More Join Dapper Labs $12M Funding Round Dapper Labs raised $12 million in its newest funding round led by NBA stars Spencer Dinwiddie, Andre Iguodala, JaVale McGee, Aaron Gordon and Garrett Temple.

Bitcoin Entering ‘New Adoption Cycle,’ Coin Metrics Exec Says

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 12:31

Bitcoin Entering ‘New Adoption Cycle,’ Coin Metrics Exec Says User adoption looks to be gathering pace as bitcoin's price rises amid a coronavirus-induced rush for assets with safe-haven appeal.

Bitcoin Entering ‘New Adoption Cycle,’ Messari Says

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 12:31

Bitcoin Entering ‘New Adoption Cycle,’ Messari Says User adoption looks to be gathering pace as bitcoin's price rises amid a coronavirus-induced rush for assets with safe-haven appeal.

OKCoin Exchange Awards Grant to One of Bitcoin Core’s Most Active Developers

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 12:00

OKCoin Exchange  Awards Grant to One of Bitcoin Core’s Most Active Developers The grant from OKCoin will allow Bitcoin developer Marco Falke to continue the maintenance work he's done since 2016, like reviewing proposed code changes.

First Mover: Bitcoin Rises More in One Day Than Stocks Have Gained All Year

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 11:25

First Mover: Bitcoin Rises More in One Day Than Stocks Have Gained All Year Bitcoin prices surged 5% Wednesday, outpacing stocks and gold amid calls for more government stimulus to stem the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Judge Worries Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trying to Line Their Pockets in Block.one ICO Lawsuit

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 10:37

Judge Worries Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trying to Line Their Pockets in Block.one ICO Lawsuit The district judge criticized a class-action lawsuit brought against Block.one for appearing to be an attempt to earn high legal fees.

Investors Suing Over Status ICO Can’t Find Execs to Serve Papers

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 09:21

Investors Suing Over Status ICO Can’t Find Execs to Serve Papers Investors suing crypto firm Status are seeking “alternative means” to serve top executives after they were unable to deliver court papers via traditional means.

‘Crypto Instagram’ Is Becoming a Thing, Scams and All

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 08:31

‘Crypto Instagram’ Is Becoming a Thing, Scams and All Scams are running rampant on Instagram in 2020 – even as legitimate crypto entrepreneurs are increasingly using the platform for business.

Bitmain Delays Bitcoin Miner Shipments by Three Months as Co-Founders Battle On

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 07:50

Bitmain Delays Bitcoin Miner Shipments by Three Months as Co-Founders Battle On The escalating internal power struggle at Bitmain is starting to have a more serious impact on its business and customers.

Ethereum Classic Suffers Second 51% Attack In a Week

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 06. 05:10

Ethereum Classic Suffers Second 51% Attack In a Week Ethereum Classic has suffered a 4,000-block long reorganization, its second such incident in five days. The first attack, which saw more than 3,000 blocks reorged, saw an attacker steal more than 800,000 ETC, worth about $5.6 million.

Man Accused of Arranging Murder to Avoid Crypto Debt Can’t Escape Jail, Brazilian Court Rules

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 21:40

Man Accused of Arranging Murder to Avoid Crypto Debt Can’t Escape Jail, Brazilian Court Rules Crypto businessman Danilo Afonso Pechin remains jailed after Brazil's High Court refused to hear his request for habeas corpus.

China’s Open Source Development Has Lessons for the US

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 21:14

China’s Open Source Development Has Lessons for the US While the U.S. complains about TikTok and Chinese IP theft, China is forging a new form of development based on open source networks.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Trudges Past $11.7K as DeFi Lending Rates Gyrate

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 20:20

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Trudges Past $11.7K as DeFi Lending Rates Gyrate Bitcoin’s price is trending up. Meanwhile, interest rates for lending crypto in DeFi are still unpredictable.

DeFi Traders Are Gaming Ethereum for Higher Profits, Researchers Say

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 19:20

DeFi Traders Are Gaming Ethereum for Higher Profits, Researchers Say DeFi trading bots create "walls of executions," resulting in higher rewards for Ethereum miners, higher profits for traders and higher fees for everyone.

Two Reasons Crypto’s Bull Market Is Coming

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 19:17

Two Reasons Crypto’s Bull Market Is Coming Capital from dying token projects and an inflationary environment provide conditions for crypto's march towards a $1 trillion market cap.

Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough on Stagflation, Bitcoin and the Devalued Dollar

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 19:00

Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough on Stagflation, Bitcoin and the Devalued Dollar One of the realest people in financial media joins for a conversation about where the economy really is and where it’s headed.

NASDAQ-Listed MicroStrategy, Wary of Looming Dollar Inflation, Turns to Bitcoin and Gold

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 18:55

NASDAQ-Listed MicroStrategy, Wary of Looming Dollar Inflation, Turns to Bitcoin and Gold “If you have large dollar values and you're hoping for any kind of return on them, that's faded,” said CEO Michael Saylor. “Gold, silver, and bitcoin are showing strength.”

ETH Lite: Reflexer Labs Raises $1.7M to Build a Somewhat-Stable Coin for DeFi

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 18:47

ETH Lite: Reflexer Labs Raises $1.7M to Build a Somewhat-Stable Coin for DeFi Reflexer Labs, a new decentralized finance project aimed at softening volatility, has closed a $1.68 million seed round led by Paradigm.

17-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty to Twitter Hack as Defense Tries to Lower Bail From $725K

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 17:36

17-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty to Twitter Hack as Defense Tries to Lower Bail From $725K The 17-year-old charged with being the mastermind behind July's Twitter hack has pleaded not guilty; the defense says bail posted is "grossly inappropriate" to the amount of money stolen.

Blockchain Bites: Square’s Revenue Surge, Eth 2’s Final Testnet, c-Lightning’s Latest Update

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 16:05

Blockchain Bites: Square’s Revenue Surge, Eth 2’s Final Testnet, c-Lightning’s Latest Update Square’s Bitcoin revenues increased 600% year-over-year and a blockchain-based voting system in Russia may have been hacked.

Republic Cuts Through SEC Red Tape to Raise $16M via Security Token Sale

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 16:00

Republic Cuts Through SEC Red Tape to Raise $16M via Security Token Sale Under a pair of SEC regulations, crowd-equity platform Republic has raised $16 million through the sale of its Republic Note security token.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Aug. 5, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Aug. 5, 2020 With BTC pushing towards $12,000 and gold at record highs, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back for your crypto news roundup!

Why Ukraine Is Ripe for Cryptocurrency Adoption

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 15:15

Why Ukraine Is Ripe for Cryptocurrency Adoption A relatively unstable state – with a technically sophisticated population – creates a fertile ground for crypto adoption.

Ex-Wife’s Testimony Suggests Craig Wright ‘Defrauded’ Court, Kleiman Lawyers Claim

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 14:58

Ex-Wife’s Testimony Suggests Craig Wright ‘Defrauded’ Court, Kleiman Lawyers Claim The legal team for the estate of David Kleiman said Ms. Wright's submission cast doubt on the nature of the Tulip Trust at the heart of the lawsuit.

Bitcoin Price Rises 3% as Gold Trades Above $2K for First Time

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 13:35

Bitcoin Price Rises 3% as Gold Trades Above $2K for First Time Bitcoin is again acting like a macro asset, drawing bids amid record rally in gold and broad-based U.S. dollar sell-off.

First Mover: Ethereum’s Transition to Staking Could Push More Traders to Use Derivatives

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 13:08

First Mover: Ethereum’s Transition to Staking Could Push More Traders to Use Derivatives As Ethereum starts its multiyear transition to a "staking" network, analysts say a reduction in token liquidity may push traders to derivatives markets. 

BnkToTheFuture Steps Away From Banks Citing Mounting Risk to Clients’ Assets

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 12:00

BnkToTheFuture Steps Away From Banks Citing Mounting Risk to Clients’ Assets The online investment platform is moving clients' crypto and fiat assets to a Hong Kong-based trust company.

Square Reports 600% Increase in Quarterly Bitcoin Revenue

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 09:30

Square Reports 600% Increase in Quarterly Bitcoin Revenue Jack Dorsey's Square has seen one of the largest quarterly increases yet for its bitcoin business.

Dark-Web Vendor and Pharmacist Charged With Trafficking Drugs Worth $270M in Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 09:10

Dark-Web Vendor and Pharmacist Charged With Trafficking Drugs Worth $270M in Bitcoin The two men allegedly shipped opioids into the U.S. and sold them on the dark web for millions in bitcoin.

Social Engineering: A Plague on Crypto and Twitter, Unlikely to Stop

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 08:00

Social Engineering: A Plague on Crypto and Twitter, Unlikely to Stop The SIM swapping community entered the spotlight after helping the Twitter hacker breach the social media platform, but these threat actors have been going after the crypto community for years.

Square Crypto, Human Rights Foundation Ramp Up Bitcoin Development Grants

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 05. 07:20

Square Crypto, Human Rights Foundation Ramp Up Bitcoin Development Grants Square Crypto and the Human Rights Foundation are continuing their support for an open source Bitcoin developer community with new contributor grants.

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Buy Chemical Weapons With Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 23:39

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Buy Chemical Weapons With Bitcoin The chemicals, though never delivered, would have been potent enough to kill 300 people, prosecutors say.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Flat at $11.2K; DeFi Has Highest Volume Month Ever

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 20:21

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Flat at $11.2K; DeFi Has Highest Volume Month Ever A weak bitcoin market is not stopping Ethereum-powered DeFi growth.

Can Social Media Be Redeemed? Feat. Bobby Goodlatte

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 19:00

Can Social Media Be Redeemed? Feat. Bobby Goodlatte An early Facebook product designer-turned angel investor discusses how social media has changed and whether it can be changed again for the better.

‘Rat Poison Squared on Steroids’: What’s New in Bitcoin’s Latest Lightning Release

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 18:47

‘Rat Poison Squared on Steroids’: What’s New in Bitcoin’s Latest Lightning Release With a sly poke at Warren Buffet's comment that Bitcoin is "rat poison squared," c-lightning developers' latest release adds some key new Lightning features.

US Lawmakers Don’t Want Proof-of-Stake Networks to Get Overtaxed

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 18:30

US Lawmakers Don’t Want Proof-of-Stake Networks to Get Overtaxed Four U.S. congressmen have asked the IRS to clarify how block rewards from proof-of-stake networks are taxed, to prevent taxpayers from owing more than they should.

SEC Seeking ‘Smart Contract’ Tracing Tool That Can Spot Security Vulnerabilities

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 18:19

SEC Seeking ‘Smart Contract’ Tracing Tool That Can Spot Security Vulnerabilities The federal securities watchdog has taken an interest in DeFi's most basic building block.

Decentralized Exchange dYdX Debuts Ether Perpetual Swaps

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 17:00

Decentralized Exchange dYdX Debuts Ether Perpetual Swaps Perpetual swaps that track the price of ether (ETH) are coming to dYdX, the company announced Tuesday.

There’s Now an Accelerator Exclusively for DeFi Startups

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 16:39

There’s Now an Accelerator Exclusively for DeFi Startups The Chicago DeFi Alliance (CDA) just launched one of the first accelerator programs devoted entirely to DeFi crypto startups.

Blockchain Bites: XRP Sales, INX IPO and Bitcoin Mining Woes

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 16:05

Blockchain Bites: XRP Sales, INX IPO and Bitcoin Mining Woes China's bitcoin miners are in a rut during a period of intense flooding, Ripple shows signs of sales growth and INX scaled down its IPO vision.

Bitcoin News Roundup for August 4, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for August 4, 2020 With investment opportunities in traditional markets drying up, bitcoin futures are drawing record interest. CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back for your bitcoin news roundup!

Russian Voters’ Data on Sale After Blockchain Poll to Keep Putin in Power: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 15:07

Russian Voters’ Data on Sale After Blockchain Poll to Keep Putin in Power: Report Russians voted electronically, using blockchain tech, to keep Putin in power. Now, hackers may be selling the personal data of over a million of those voters.

Russian Voters’ Data on Sale After Blockchain Vote to Keep Putin in Power – Report

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 15:07

Russian Voters’ Data on Sale After Blockchain Vote to Keep Putin in Power – Report Russians voted electronically, using blockchain tech, to keep Putin in power. Now, hackers may be selling the personal data of over a million of those voters.

Ethereum 2.0 Testnet Medalla Goes Live With 20,000 Validators

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 15:00

Ethereum 2.0 Testnet Medalla Goes Live With 20,000 Validators Medalla, the final testnet before the anticipated launch of Ethereum 2.0 later this year, is now live, the Ethereum Foundation announced Tuesday.

Genesis’ Crypto Lending Rebounds in 2Q; Firm Acknowledges Unsecured Loans

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 13:00

Genesis’ Crypto Lending Rebounds in 2Q; Firm Acknowledges Unsecured Loans Genesis’ crypto lending arm came back strong in 2Q after a rocky 1Q. Separately, executives acknowledged the firm makes some uncollateralized loans.

What People Who Aren’t Bullish on Bitcoin Still Like About It

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 13:00

What People Who Aren’t Bullish on Bitcoin Still Like About It Working with open-source software changes the development process, according to this researcher who interviewed hundreds of technologists across projects.

First Mover: As Fed Nears Inflation Rubicon, Analysts See $50K Bitcoin in Play

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 12:56

First Mover: As Fed Nears Inflation Rubicon, Analysts See $50K Bitcoin in Play The Federal Reserve appears ready to pursue yet another untested strategy that could ultimately boost inflation – and possibly prices for bitcoin.

INX Scales Down US IPO Target to $117M – Still Set to Be Crypto’s Largest

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 12:31

INX Scales Down US IPO Target to $117M – Still Set to Be Crypto’s Largest The cryptocurrency and security token exchange has filed an updated IPO prospectus with the SEC, lowering the maximum expected raise and proposing a new launch date.

INX Scales Down US IPO Target to $127M – Still Set to Be Crypto’s Largest

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 12:31

INX Scales Down US IPO Target to $127M – Still Set to Be Crypto’s Largest The cryptocurrency and security token exchange has filed an updated IPO prospectus with the SEC, lowering the maximum expected raise and proposing a new launch date.

Bitcoin Futures Interest Soars as Bond Yields Fall to Record Lows: Industry Exec

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 12:20

Bitcoin Futures Interest Soars as Bond Yields Fall to Record Lows: Industry Exec Surging open interest in crypto derivatives suggests investors are seeking alpha in other investments, like bitcoin, said the co-founder of an index fund provider.

Bison Trails Hires Ex-Goldman Sachs VP as Legal Head

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 10:33

Bison Trails Hires Ex-Goldman Sachs VP as Legal Head Blockchain infrastructure provider Bison Trails has hired BlockTower Capital’s former compliance director to be its first general counsel.

Chinese Ex-Banker Says Digital Currency Should Replace Fiat Money

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 10:27

Chinese Ex-Banker Says Digital Currency Should Replace Fiat Money A former vice president of the Bank of China has argued that digital currency should replace fiat in the nation's financial systems.

DeFi-Focused Derivatives Platform Hedget Raises $500K in Seed Funding

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 09:48

DeFi-Focused Derivatives Platform Hedget Raises $500K in Seed Funding The round was led by FBG Capital and NGC Ventures, both Asia-based venture firms.

French Judge Orders Trial of Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 08:17

French Judge Orders Trial of Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Vinnik will reportedly face charges including defrauding more than 100 people in six French cities from 2016 to 2018.

The 2020 Rainy Season Is Tougher Than Ever for China’s Bitcoin Miners

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 04. 08:00

The 2020 Rainy Season Is Tougher Than Ever for China’s Bitcoin Miners Chinese bitcoin miners are usually happy this time of year because the monsoon season brings excessive rain and thus cheap hydro electricity. But this year has proved to be tougher than ever.

NetWalker Ransomware Gang Is Storing $7M in Bitcoin In SegWit Cold Storage

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 20:53

NetWalker Ransomware Gang Is Storing $7M in Bitcoin In SegWit Cold Storage The organization that’s encrypting computers and extorting companies has taken to SegWit addresses, according to McAfee and CipherTrace

Zephyr Teachout: Take Back the Economy From Economists

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 20:38

Zephyr Teachout: Take Back the Economy From Economists Law professor Zephyr Teachout discusses the recent antitrust hearings, how power impacts privacy and the "parallel governments" that Big Tech has created.

Blockchain Bites: Hedge Fund Down, Banana Bets and the Twitter Hack Fallout

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 20:33

Blockchain Bites: Hedge Fund Down, Banana Bets and the Twitter Hack Fallout Another crypto hedge fund has called it quits, the teenage Twitter hacker reportedly had millions in bitcoin and Huobi sees DeFi as its next venture.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Rebounds to $11,400 After Flash Crash as Ether Closes In on $400

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 20:31

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Rebounds to $11,400 After Flash Crash as Ether Closes In on $400 Bitcoin is gaining back what it lost and ether’s upward run seems undeterred as the crypto market recovers from a flash crash on Sunday.

Ripple Snaps XRP Sales Slump With $33M of the Crypto Sold in Q2

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 19:59

Ripple Snaps XRP Sales Slump With $33M of the Crypto Sold in Q2 XRP sales had slumped ever since Ripple paused programmatic sales during Q3 2019.

Rage Against the Economic Machine: The Best of the Breakdown July 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 19:00

Rage Against the Economic Machine: The Best of the Breakdown July 2020 A recap show on wealth inequality, stock markets and taking it back featuring Jill Carlson, Michael Krieger, Daniel Lacalle, George Gammon and more.

Travala.com Adds Agoda Hotels, Posts Record July Revenue as Crypto Payments Soar

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 17:39

Travala.com Adds Agoda Hotels, Posts Record July Revenue as Crypto Payments Soar The Binance-backed travel agency brought in $400,000 in July, a 100% increase from the month before.

Matic Pledges $5M in Tokens to Entice DeFi Projects Into Building on Its Network

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 17:26

Matic Pledges $5M in Tokens to Entice DeFi Projects Into Building on Its Network Matic wants its incubator fund to incentivize promising DeFi projects to build on its scalable sidechain, rather than directly onto Ethereum itself.

Bitcoin News Roundup for August 3, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for August 3, 2020 After a flash-crashy weekend, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with your quick daily update.

Electric Capital’s New $110M VC Fund Is 90% Institutions

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 15:02

Electric Capital’s New $110M VC Fund Is 90% Institutions Crypto VC firm Electric Capital has closed its second fund at $110 million. Of the money raised, 90% of it is institutional capital.

Travel Management Firm CWT Pays Out $4.5M in Bitcoin After Ransomware Attack

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 13:01

Travel Management Firm CWT Pays Out $4.5M in Bitcoin After Ransomware Attack The U.S. firm paid out a ransom of 414 bitcoin after its corporate files were locked up in a ransomware attack.

First Mover: July Was a Runaway Month for Crypto Returns

CoinDesk

2020. Aug. 03. 12:22

First Mover: July Was a Runaway Month for Crypto Returns Crypto traders didn't have to be choosy to make money in July, when every digital asset in the CoinDesk 20 rose (except, of course, for the stablecoins).