Bitcoin Brokerage River Financial Raises $17M: SEC Filings

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 18:31

Bitcoin Brokerage River Financial Raises $17M: SEC Filings River Financial's equity sale comes as the high-end brokerage embarks on a major hiring push.

Bitcoin Is Now a Trillion-Dollar Asset: Where Do We Go From Here?

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 18:15

Bitcoin Is Now a Trillion-Dollar Asset: Where Do We Go From Here? The milestone isn’t just psychological, and potentially opens entire new groups of investors who couldn’t participate previously.

Money Reimagined: Tucker Carlson Is Right About Financial Privacy

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 18:12

Money Reimagined: Tucker Carlson Is Right About Financial Privacy Say what you will about the Fox News host, but he deserves credit for highlighting Bank of America’s transaction snooping, writes Marc Hochstein.

The Business of Art and How NFTs Will Change It, With Nanne Dekking

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 17:55

The Business of Art and How NFTs Will Change It, With Nanne Dekking With big brands like Christie’s auction house and the National Basketball Association getting involved and some tokens already selling for six-figure sums, the question isn't if NFTs will force a very old industry to adopt some very new practices, it's when.

Why Everyone Wants an Invite to Clubhouse Crypto

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 17:51

Why Everyone Wants an Invite to Clubhouse Crypto The 11-month old audio app is the latest vector for crypto adoption – memes and all. Here's why everyone wants in.

Bitcoin Is Worth $1T and OKCoin Delists BCH and BSV

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 17:41

Bitcoin Is Worth $1T and OKCoin Delists BCH and BSV Bitcoin, now worth more than most U.S. corporations, first reached "dollar parity" 10 years ago.

Austrian Regulator Reports Rise in Crypto Fraud

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 17:36

Austrian Regulator Reports Rise in Crypto Fraud The FMA reports two-thirds of the investment fraud reports filed in 2020 were related to cryptocurrency and digital currency trading products.

Bitcoin’s Price Surge Accelerates After Passing Milestone of $1T Market Value

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 17:24

Bitcoin’s Price Surge Accelerates After Passing Milestone of $1T Market Value The price could go higher, unless traders start taking profits.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 19, 2021

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 16:45

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 19, 2021 With the market cap of bitcoin breaking above $1T for the first time plus a look at the emerging asset class known as NFTs, CoinDesk’s Market Daily is back with the latest news roundup.

Ethereum Core Developers Eye Mid-April for ‘Berlin’ Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 16:42

Ethereum Core Developers Eye Mid-April for ‘Berlin’ Hard Fork The hard fork will facilitate live swapping Ethereum from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake blockchain.

MicroStrategy Raises $1.05B in Latest Debt-for-Bitcoin Offering

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 16:04

MicroStrategy Raises $1.05B in Latest Debt-for-Bitcoin Offering MicroStrategy's business strategy is to buy as much bitcoin as it possibly can.

Bitcoin Market Value Tops $1T as Price Passes $53,697

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 15:40

Bitcoin Market Value Tops $1T as Price Passes $53,697 A year ago, bitcoin's market value was $178 billion.

First Mover: Bitcoin Meets ‘Torrent’ as Lowly Binance Coin Gets $40B Valuation

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 15:03

First Mover: Bitcoin Meets ‘Torrent’ as Lowly Binance Coin Gets $40B Valuation Cryptocurrency exchange Binance's in-house BNB tokens have shot to a $40 billion valuation, ranking them third among digital assets behind bitcoin and Ethereum's ether.

OKCoin Delists Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV to Avoid ‘Misleading’ New Bitcoin Clients

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 15:00

OKCoin Delists Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV to Avoid ‘Misleading’ New Bitcoin Clients It became a choice between protecting Bitcoin’s open-source ethos or championing free-market fundamentals. In the end, community won out.

Even Skeptics May Need to Consider Crypto Exposure: WSJ’s Heard on the Street

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 14:08

Even Skeptics May Need to Consider Crypto Exposure: WSJ’s Heard on the Street Cryptocurrency's viability as an investment may not be in its value as an asset but in the way the financial world is evolving because of it.

A Sudden Loss of Faith in Tether Would Pose Risk to Bitcoin, JPMorgan Says

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 13:27

A Sudden Loss of Faith in Tether Would Pose Risk to Bitcoin, JPMorgan Says "If any issues arise that could affect the willingness or ability of both domestic and foreign investors to use USDT, the most likely result would be a severe liquidity shock to the broader cryptocurrency market," the report says.

Second Canadian Bitcoin ETF Begins Trading on TSX Today

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 13:09

Second Canadian Bitcoin ETF Begins Trading on TSX Today This is the second bitcoin ETF approved to trade in Canada.

Kiss’ Gene Simmons Buys $300,000 Worth of Cardano

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 13:00

Kiss’ Gene Simmons Buys $300,000 Worth of  Cardano The Kiss bassist and frontman says he believes in Cardano because of its affordability compared with other cryptocurrencies.

Volvo Owner Geely and Concordium in JV to Offer Blockchain Services, Apps in China

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 12:20

Volvo Owner Geely and Concordium in JV to Offer Blockchain Services, Apps in China Geely will own 80% of the venture while Concordium will own the rest.

New Jersey Crime Watchdog Says Crypto ATMs Need More Regulation

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 19. 12:01

New Jersey Crime Watchdog Says Crypto ATMs Need More Regulation State regulation of crypto ATMs is poor and federal laws aren't much better, the commission said in a report.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 18, 2021

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 16:15

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 18, 2021 With the both of the top two cryptocurrencies setting new record high prices plus a look at what dogecoin says about our world, CoinDesk’s Market Daily is back with the latest news roundup.

What Happens if All Stablecoin Users Have to Be Identified?

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 15:47

What Happens if All Stablecoin Users Have to Be Identified? If the U.S. reins in pseudonymity in stablecoin transactions (as seems possible) there could be big implications for the crypto industry, says our columnist.

BitPay to Pay $500K to Settle OFAC Sanction Violation Charges

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 15:45

BitPay to Pay $500K to Settle OFAC Sanction Violation Charges BitPay is accused of facilitating over 2,100 transactions with individuals in sanctioned nations.

Nvidia Redesigns Graphics Cards to Limit Their Use in Ethereum Mining

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 15:30

Nvidia Redesigns Graphics Cards to Limit Their Use in Ethereum Mining Nvidia is also launching Cryptocurrency Mining Processors (CMP) specifically for Ethereum miners.

Bill Gates Says He’s ‘Neutral’ on Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 15:25

Bill Gates Says He’s ‘Neutral’ on Bitcoin Gates has previously criticized cryptocurrencies and said he'd short bitcoin "if there was an easy way to do it."

Libra Co-Creator’s VC Firm Co-Leads $12M Round in ‘Decentralized GitHub’

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 15:00

Libra Co-Creator’s VC Firm Co-Leads $12M Round in ‘Decentralized GitHub’ “Web 3 developers should be building on open protocols,” NFX General Partner Morgan Beller said of Radicle, a platform for crypto-native code collaboration.

First Mover: Who ISN’T Dabbling as Bitcoin Passes $52K, Ether Tops $1,900

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 14:31

First Mover: Who ISN’T Dabbling as Bitcoin Passes $52K, Ether Tops $1,900 The $8.7 trillion-asset BlackRock is "dabbling" in cryptocurrencies – becoming the norm as bitcoin and ether rally to all-time high prices.

Bitcoin May Be a Better Investment Than Gold, Says DoubleLine CEO Jeffrey Gundlach

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 14:30

Bitcoin May Be a Better Investment Than Gold, Says DoubleLine CEO Jeffrey Gundlach Gundlach has previously said, "I don't believe in bitcoin."

‘Evil VASP’ Simulation Preps Crypto Exchanges for FATF Travel Rule

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 14:00

‘Evil VASP’ Simulation Preps Crypto Exchanges for FATF Travel Rule Backed by CipherTrace, TRISA looks to get virtual asset service providers (VASPs) ready for new anti-money laundering rules.

Russia’s Digital Ruble Model to Get Bank-Friendly Redesign

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 13:43

Russia’s Digital Ruble Model to Get Bank-Friendly Redesign Banks had feared being drained of liquidity under the original concept for the digital currency.

No, Bitcoin Is Nothing Like the South Sea Bubble

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 13:25

No, Bitcoin Is Nothing Like the South Sea Bubble Those who compare Bitcoin to the great bubbles of the past need to check the historical books. This moment is very different.

Safello Partnership Enables Direct Crypto Purchases From Users’ Bank Accounts

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 12:54

Safello Partnership Enables Direct Crypto Purchases From Users’ Bank Accounts A new tie-up with payments firm Klarna brings the exchange access to more than 5,000 banks across Europe.

How Crypto Transforms Prediction Markets

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 12:09

How Crypto Transforms Prediction Markets Betting can be used to predict the future. That's the crazy idea behind prediction markets. Here's how they work and where cryptocurrency fits into the picture.

Kia Motors America Victim of Ransomware Attack Demanding $20M in Bitcoin, Report Claims

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 11:56

Kia Motors America Victim of Ransomware Attack Demanding $20M in Bitcoin, Report Claims BleepingComputer claims to have evidence that the ransomware gang DoppelPaymer is demanding 404 BTC from the car firm.

Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Has Started Accepting Bitcoin, Ether for Tax Payments

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 11:26

Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Has Started Accepting Bitcoin, Ether for Tax Payments Local firm Bitcoin Suisse has partnered with the canton of Zug, converting cryptocurrency tax payments into Swiss francs.

Ether Looks Overleveraged as Cryptocurrency Hits New High Over $1,900

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 10:34

Ether Looks Overleveraged as Cryptocurrency Hits New High Over $1,900 Ether's derivative market looks overheating amid the cryptocurrency's rally to new record highs.

Top Auction House Christie’s to Accept Ether Cryptocurrency for Digital Art Sale

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 10:16

Top Auction House Christie’s to Accept Ether Cryptocurrency for Digital Art Sale The sale gives Christie's a chance to "dip its toes" in crypto, said a New York representative.

Malaysian Bitcoin Mining Gang Stole Over $2M in Electricity, Say Police

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 09:40

Malaysian Bitcoin Mining Gang Stole Over $2M in Electricity, Say Police Police seized 1,746 bitcoin mining machines across 21 premises in raids this week.

Chinese Retailer Goes From Bubble Tea to Crypto Mining in Unlikely Pivot

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 09:15

Chinese Retailer Goes From Bubble Tea to Crypto Mining in Unlikely Pivot Urban Tea has hired two new executives ahead of its expansion into cryptocurrency mining.

How Staking and Eth 2.0 Makes the Ethereum Economy More ‘Sustainable’

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 09:00

How Staking and Eth 2.0 Makes the Ethereum Economy More ‘Sustainable’ In this episode, Christine Kim and Will Foxley discuss with David Hoffman, the co-founder of Bankless, the market implications of a dual Ethereum blockchain and what new realities staking presents to the long-term value proposition of ether.

How Staking and Eth 2.0 Makes the Ethereum Economy More “Sustainable”

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 09:00

How Staking and Eth 2.0 Makes the Ethereum Economy More “Sustainable” In this episode, Christine Kim and Will Foxley discuss with David Hoffman, the co-founder of Bankless, the market implications of a dual Ethereum blockchain and what new realities staking presents to the long-term value proposition of ether.

Robinhood to Allow Deposits, Withdrawals for Cryptos Including Dogecoin

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 08:35

Robinhood to Allow Deposits, Withdrawals for Cryptos Including Dogecoin Currently, users of the popular trading app can only buy and sell cryptocurrencies within their Robinhood accounts.

Japan’s SBI Investing ‘Eight-Figure’ Sum in Swiss Crypto Bank Sygnum

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 00:07

Japan’s SBI Investing ‘Eight-Figure’ Sum in Swiss Crypto Bank Sygnum SBI's digital assets subsidiary will lead a round that will have raised around $30 million for the Swiss firm over six months.

US Lawmakers Looking Into China’s Role in GameStop Pump: Report

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 18. 00:00

US Lawmakers Looking Into China’s Role in GameStop Pump: Report Some Republican members of the House Financial Services Committee want to look into Reddit’s ties to Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent and Robinhood rival Moomoo.

Cosmos Upgrades to Stargate: Another 2017 ICO Very Nearly Completes Its Vision

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 22:57

Cosmos Upgrades to Stargate: Another 2017 ICO Very Nearly Completes Its Vision The last step before inter-blockchain communication goes live early Thursday.

Why We Should Take Dogecoin Seriously

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 22:27

Why We Should Take Dogecoin Seriously Dogecoin's rise reflects the power of collective belief and a longing for a more ideal form of crypto.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Rallies On After Passing $50K Psychological Level to $52K

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 21:40

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Rallies On After Passing $50K Psychological Level to $52K Bitcoin's price is in uncharted territory while its volatility remains high.

Mining Machine Manufacturer Ebang to Start Mining Bitcoins for Itself

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 20:48

Mining Machine Manufacturer Ebang to Start Mining Bitcoins for Itself The new venture is expected to increase revenue and "optimize" its product offering structure.

SecretSwap Is the Secret Network’s Answer to DeFi Privacy

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 20:08

SecretSwap Is the Secret Network’s Answer to DeFi Privacy SecretSwap works similarly to Uniswap or SushiSwap but also has privacy benefits.

Coinbase Trades at a $77B Valuation as BTC Heads Towards a $1T Market Cap

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 20:00

Coinbase Trades at a $77B Valuation as BTC Heads Towards a $1T Market Cap An overview of key news, from a new DeFi Index fund for accredited investors to bitcoin shrugging off growing Treasury yields.

Bitcoin Taproot Upgrade Nailed Down for July, but Some Finer Details Still Aren’t Finalized

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 19:30

Bitcoin Taproot Upgrade Nailed Down for July, but Some Finer Details Still Aren’t Finalized The finalized code for Taproot will be shipped in March, but will it house the “user activated soft fork” feature that threatened to activate SegWit?

Tesla Tapped Coinbase for $1.5B Bitcoin Buy: Report

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 18:42

Tesla Tapped Coinbase for $1.5B Bitcoin Buy: Report Coinbase is emerging as a major player in corporate America's march toward bitcoin.

Automated Crypto Investing App Coinseed Faces Fraud Charges in NY, SEC Lawsuits

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 18:15

Automated Crypto Investing App Coinseed Faces Fraud Charges in NY, SEC Lawsuits Coinseed allegedly bilked investors of $1 million through false statements, hidden fees and a flopped token.

Automated Crypto Investing App Coinseed Faces Fraud Charges in NY, SEC Suits

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 18:15

Automated Crypto Investing App Coinseed Faces Fraud Charges in NY, SEC Suits Coinseed allegedly bilked investors of $1 million through false statements, hidden fees and a flopped token.

How to Bring Off-Chain Assets to DeFi

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 17:55

How to Bring Off-Chain Assets to DeFi Institutions are interested in DeFi for off-chain assets, such as real estate. Here, from our columnist, are some issues they might consider.

Blockchain Bites: Why Buy an NFT?

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 17:54

Blockchain Bites: Why Buy an NFT? Investors may be realizing the same deflationary market mechanisms that apply to bitcoin’s scarcity creates similar opportunities in NFTs.

Ethereum’s Favorite Lossless Lottery Will Airdrop Its POOL Token Today

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 17:49

Ethereum’s Favorite Lossless Lottery Will Airdrop Its POOL Token Today The distribution was designed to reward small depositors on PoolTogether who stayed in a long time.

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, UBS Are Trading an ETP Tied to Polkadot’s Crypto

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 17:40

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, UBS Are Trading an ETP Tied to Polkadot’s Crypto The purchases suggest institutional investors’ appetite for crypto exposure in the bull market goes far beyond bitcoin, or even ether.

DOJ Charges 3 North Korean Hackers With Stealing $100M+ From Crypto Firms

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 16:54

DOJ Charges 3 North Korean Hackers With Stealing $100M+ From Crypto Firms The hackers allegedly stole over $1.3 billion overall through various schemes.

Bitcoin Poised for Short-Term Gains Past $51K as MicroStrategy Upsizes Debt Deal

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 16:25

Bitcoin Poised for Short-Term Gains Past $51K as MicroStrategy Upsizes Debt Deal Markets think the latest bull run will continue.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 17, 2021

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 16:25

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 17, 2021 With BTC surpassing $51K and analysts remaining bullish on the price, CoinDesk’s Market Daily is back with the latest news roundup.

Russia’s Crypto Tax Bill Passes First Reading at State Duma

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 15:53

Russia’s Crypto Tax Bill Passes First Reading at State Duma The bill proposes to recognise cryptocurrency as property for purposes of taxation.

DJ 3LAU to Auction Full Album Tokenized on Ethereum Blockchain

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 15:30

DJ 3LAU to Auction Full Album Tokenized on Ethereum Blockchain 3LAU is partnering with blockchain platform Origin to launch an auction for the Ultraviolet Vinyl NFT Collection.

Mastercard Launches Prepaid Card for World’s First CBDC in Bahamas

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 15:22

Mastercard Launches Prepaid Card for World’s First CBDC in Bahamas The Bahamian Sand Dollar can now be used for payments anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

Coinbase Hires Former Stripe Exec as Chief Compliance Officer

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 15:00

Coinbase Hires Former Stripe Exec as Chief Compliance Officer Melissa Strait will take charge of Coinbase's compliance initiatives ahead of its planned public listing.

Why the US Needs Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 14:30

Why the US Needs Bitcoin Elon Musk and other VIPs have endorsed it. Here's why the Federal Reserve should seriously consider BTC for its balance sheet.

First Mover: What’s Next After Bitcoin Hits $50K? Another $1K Gain

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 14:18

First Mover: What’s Next After Bitcoin Hits $50K? Another $1K Gain Analysts are still mostly bullish on the cryptocurrency's price, even at lofty levels compared with those just a few months ago.

Bitcoin’s Price Volatility May Hamper Its Progress Above $50K, JPMorgan Says

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 14:13

Bitcoin’s Price Volatility May Hamper Its Progress Above $50K, JPMorgan Says The bank's analysts pointed to gold's much lower volatility.

Crypto Wallet Startup Blockchain.com Raises $120M From Investors Including Google Ventures

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 13:55

Crypto Wallet Startup Blockchain.com Raises $120M From Investors Including Google Ventures Blockchain.com said the institutional backing will power an increasingly institutional-minded business.

Coinbase, Readying for Public Listing, Gets $77B Valuation From Nasdaq Private Market

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 13:42

Coinbase, Readying for Public Listing, Gets $77B Valuation From Nasdaq Private Market Last week’s settlement price of $303 per share would make Coinbase bigger than NYSE-owner ICE.

Bitwise Launches DeFi Crypto Index Fund

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 13:35

Bitwise Launches DeFi Crypto Index Fund The fund bets on 10 Ethereum-based protocols angling to shape the future of finance.

Central Bank Digital Currencies May Drive Cash ‘Shadow Economy’ to Crypto: Reuters

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 13:17

Central Bank Digital Currencies May Drive Cash ‘Shadow Economy’ to Crypto: Reuters "Shadow economy" participants, those who use deal mostly in hard cash for anonymity's sake, are unlikely to be drawn to using a CBDC, according to a Reuters column.

MicroStrategy Boosts Latest Debt-for-Bitcoin Offering to $900M

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 13:06

MicroStrategy Boosts Latest Debt-for-Bitcoin Offering to $900M The firm has already bought 70,784 bitcoin, an amount now worth around $3.6 billion.

What Is a Flash Loan?

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 12:31

What Is a Flash Loan? A guide to one of DeFi's most innovative and controversial features.

Valid Points: How CME Ether Futures Work and Why They Matter

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 12:30

Valid Points: How CME Ether Futures Work and Why They Matter A financially settled and U.S. regulated ether futures product makes all the difference.

Dubai Free Zone Becomes First UAE Government Entity to Accept Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 12:09

Dubai Free Zone Becomes First UAE Government Entity to Accept Bitcoin The free zone accepts payments in bitcoin, ether and the tether stablecoin.

India Plans Twin Taxes on Exchanges and Traders Before Passing Crypto Bill: Report

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 11:26

India Plans Twin Taxes on Exchanges and Traders Before Passing Crypto Bill: Report A senior Finance Ministry official told a newspaper that taxation does not necessarily imply legality.

World’s Oldest Central Bank Extends Digital Currency Test Till 2022

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 10:12

World’s Oldest Central Bank Extends Digital Currency Test Till 2022 Sweden's Riksbank said it would continue work with Accenture on a potential e-krona digital currency until next year.

Diginex Connects Crypto Exchanges and Electronic Trading Firms With New Platform

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 10:00

Diginex Connects Crypto Exchanges and Electronic Trading Firms With New Platform The crypto services firm is connecting high-frequency traders who use electronic trading platforms to crypto exchanges.

Head of St Louis Fed Says Bitcoin Not a Challenge to US Dollar’s Global Dominance

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 09:13

Head of St Louis Fed Says Bitcoin Not a Challenge to US Dollar’s Global Dominance James Bullard also likened bitcoin to gold as a safe-haven asset.

Bitcoin Hits New High Above $51K, Shrugging Off Rising Bond Yields

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 08:31

Bitcoin Hits New High Above $51K, Shrugging Off Rising Bond Yields Rising bond yields are a threat to prices of hedge assets, but bitcoin is soaring as gold falls.

Japan’s SBI Investing ‘Eight-Figure’ Sum in Swiss Crypto Bank Sygnum

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 00:00

Japan’s SBI Investing ‘Eight-Figure’ Sum in Swiss Crypto Bank Sygnum SBI's digital assets subsidiary will lead a round that will have raised around $30 million for the Swiss firm over six months.

Kakao to Record Private Securities on Its Own Blockchain as NFTs

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 17. 00:00

Kakao to Record Private Securities on Its Own Blockchain as NFTs The move will aid South Korea's OTC securities market.

Most Finance Chiefs Still Balk at Bitcoin on the Balance Sheet: Survey

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 22:30

Most Finance Chiefs Still Balk at Bitcoin on the Balance Sheet: Survey Bitcoin's legendary volatility is seen as a major concern barring corporate investments, according to Gartner.

Cult Toy Brand Superplastic Launches NFT Collection on Nifty Gateway

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 22:04

Cult Toy Brand Superplastic Launches NFT Collection on Nifty Gateway Instagram-famous artists Janky and Guggimon are bringing their tripped-out aesthetics to non-fungible tokens.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Remains Around $48.5K Amid Flat Trading Activity

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 21:33

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Remains Around $48.5K Amid Flat Trading Activity “We are at all-time-highs territory [and] the market still has to make up its mind" about next resistance or supporting levels, says one broker.

Evolve Becomes Second Canadian Issuer to Win Approval for Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 21:30

Evolve Becomes Second Canadian Issuer to Win Approval for Bitcoin ETF It may encourage U.S. regulators to approve their first bitcoin exchange-traded fund.

Bitcoin se recupera de su caída y alcanza los $50K

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 20:37

Bitcoin se recupera de su caída y alcanza los $50K De acuerdo a analistas, la criptomoneda necesitará una mayor cantidad de compras al contado para mantenerse por encima de esa marca

Beeple NFT to Be Auctioned by Christie’s

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 19:54

Beeple NFT to Be Auctioned by Christie’s Christie's is partnering with digital marketplace MakersPlace to auction the work of a renowned crypto artist.

How Dogecoin Became So Popular

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 19:26

How Dogecoin Became So Popular Mia Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Elon Musk and Gene Simmons are just a handful of celebrities that can't get enough of the dog-themed cryptocurrency.

Taking Stock of How Far Crypto Has Come

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 18:51

Taking Stock of How Far Crypto Has Come Crypto has financial, technological and human capital. But, for now, it lacks a compelling mainstream narrative, says a European VC.

Bitcoin Mining Farms in Texas Offline From Winter Storm

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 18:28

Bitcoin Mining Farms in Texas Offline From Winter Storm A rare winter storm in Texas has knocked out most of the bitcoin mining facilities in the Lone Star State.

Here Comes the Virtual Real Estate Boom

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 17:59

Here Comes the Virtual Real Estate Boom With NFTs taking off and the real real estate market buffeted by COVID-19, virtual worlds like Decentraland could be well placed to capitalize.

Coinbase Opens Waitlist for Ethereum 2.0 Staking

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 17:45

Coinbase Opens Waitlist for Ethereum 2.0 Staking Coinbase is the latest exchange to offer staking services for the rebooted Ethereum network.

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Volatility Hasn’t Shaken Out Institutions

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 17:24

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Volatility Hasn’t Shaken Out Institutions Bitcoin set a new high above $50,000 after erratic trading earlier this week, though options markets are not anticipating a drawdown anytime soon.

After Breaching $50K, Bitcoin Gives Up Earlier Gains

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 17:12

After Breaching $50K, Bitcoin Gives Up Earlier Gains Markets still remain bullish; retail traders take to derivatives.

Popular Crypto App Found to Have Ties to Data Tracking Company: Report

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 16:55

Popular Crypto App Found to Have Ties to Data Tracking Company: Report Bitcoin Ticker Widget and a clone of Steemit were found to contain data trackers.

Is $50,000 BTC the Beginning of a Bitcoin Supercycle?

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 16:46

Is $50,000 BTC the Beginning of a Bitcoin Supercycle? As bitcoin reaches a new milestone all-time high, NLW asks whether we’ve broken out of a traditional halving-based market cycle to something bigger.

Tesla’s Bitcoin Buy May Lead to Widespread Corporate Adoption – Eventually: Wedbush

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 16:43

Tesla’s Bitcoin Buy May Lead to Widespread Corporate Adoption – Eventually: Wedbush The firm called the leading cryptocurrency "the start of a new age on the digital currency front."

Digital Asset Manager Grayscale Expands Leadership Team With Trio of C-Suite Hires

CoinDesk

2021. Feb. 16. 16:00

Digital Asset Manager Grayscale Expands Leadership Team With Trio of C-Suite Hires The digital currency asset manager's new executives bring with them experience at firms such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Ripple Labs.