Crypto Long & Short: Why the PayPal Rally Isn’t What It Seems, and Why That’s OK

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 25. 21:01

Crypto Long & Short: Why the PayPal Rally Isn’t What It Seems, and Why That’s OK PayPal opening up its network to bitcoin and crypto is a game-changer, but the announcement hides a bigger and more important message.

DeFi Still Needs a Silk Road Moment

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 25. 15:58

DeFi Still Needs a Silk Road Moment Adoption by criminal enterprises is evidence of the product/market fit for censorship-resistant tech and an indicator of whether innovation will see usage in the non-criminal world.

Should We Care if the US Is Falling Behind on CBDCs?

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 25. 13:00

Should We Care if the US Is Falling Behind on CBDCs? A reading of two recent op-eds on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

Bitcoin Price Closes Above $13K for First Time Since January 2018 Driven by a Flurry of Good News

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 25. 00:55

Bitcoin Price Closes Above $13K for First Time Since January 2018 Driven by a Flurry of Good News Bitcoin had previously failed to close above $13,000 every day since Jan. 15, 2018.

Bitcoin Price Closes Above $13K for First Time Since January 2018

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 25. 00:55

Bitcoin Price Closes Above $13K for First Time Since January 2018 Bitcoin has failed to close above $13,000 every day since Jan. 15, 2018.

Bitcoin’s Rivalry With Gold Plus Millennial Interest Gives It ‘Considerable’ Upside Potential: JPMorgan

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 24. 15:43

Bitcoin’s Rivalry With Gold Plus Millennial Interest Gives It ‘Considerable’ Upside Potential: JPMorgan A Friday note outlines institutional, corporate, and Millennial interest in the leading cryptocurrency.

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Paul Tudor Jones: A Bet on Bitcoin Is a Bet on Human Ingenuity

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 24. 13:00

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Paul Tudor Jones: A Bet on Bitcoin Is a Bet on Human Ingenuity A recap of an exceptionally bullish week for bitcoin and crypto as a whole.

IBM-R3 Pact Shows Tech Trumps Tribe in Enterprise Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 20:45

IBM-R3 Pact Shows Tech Trumps Tribe in Enterprise Blockchain A new collaboration this week between R3 and IBM is raising eyebrows in the world of enterprise blockchain.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Pulls Back From $13K While Ether Falls on DeFi Cooling

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 20:44

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Pulls Back From $13K While Ether Falls on DeFi Cooling Market observers were not surprised by an immediate but mild sell-off of bitcoin after it hit 2020’s new highs.

Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Release Kicked Back Until November

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 19:42

Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Release Kicked Back Until November Researchers are waiting on a final audit of a critical crypto library before releasing the deposit contract, Ethereum Foundation researcher Danny Ryan said.

FBI Investigated Extortion Attempt Over Allegedly Negative Ripple Videos

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 19:24

FBI Investigated Extortion Attempt Over Allegedly Negative Ripple Videos Ripple was threatened three years ago when the prices of XRP and bitcoin shot to historic highs.

FBI Investigated Extortion Attempt Against Ripple About Allegedly Negative Videos

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 19:24

FBI Investigated Extortion Attempt Against Ripple About Allegedly Negative Videos Ripple, the XRP digital asset payment service provider, was threatened with the release of allegedly damaging videos unless it paid $1.5 million.

Why Fiats Are Failing in 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 19:00

Why Fiats Are Failing in 2020 From Brazil to Argentina to Turkey, bitcoin priced in local currencies is reaching all time highs. But is this a story of bitcoin succeeding, fiat failing or both?

US Moves to Cast a Wider Net for Catching Money Launderers, Crypto or Otherwise

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 18:35

US Moves to Cast a Wider Net for Catching Money Launderers, Crypto or Otherwise The Fed and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network want to lower the threshold for reporting financial transactions and make sure crypto is included.

Vortex Blockchain’s Registration Revoked for Failure to File Reports With SEC

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 18:11

Vortex Blockchain’s Registration Revoked for Failure to File Reports With SEC The company had failed to file any reports with the commission since Dec. 31, 2019.

Ken Kurson, Trump Family Friend and Ripple Board Member, Arrested on Cyberstalking Charge: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 17:52

Ken Kurson, Trump Family Friend and Ripple Board Member, Arrested on Cyberstalking Charge: Report Ken Kurson was arrested Friday and charged with cyberstalking in connection with his divorce, the New York Times reported.

What It Means if Companies Like Twitter Are ‘Systemically Important’ to Financial Regulators

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 17:42

What It Means if Companies Like Twitter Are ‘Systemically Important’ to Financial Regulators NYDFS proposals following the Twitter hack are a warning to everyone using centrally controlled "designated" platforms.

Blockchain Bites: China’s Tether Crackdown, CME’s Bustling Bitcoin Markets, Kin’s ‘Active Development’

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 16:16

Blockchain Bites: China’s Tether Crackdown, CME’s Bustling Bitcoin Markets, Kin’s ‘Active Development’ ALSO: PayPal is said to be in talks to purchase cryptocurrency firms including BitGo. What does that mean for crypto?

Money Reimagined: ‘They Starve’: The Ugly Side of the US’ KYC-AML Obsession

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 15:31

Money Reimagined: ‘They Starve’: The Ugly Side of the US’ KYC-AML Obsession Laws like the Bank Secrecy Act, which turns 50 this week, have helped stop money laundering and terrorism. But KYC and AML requirements have served to harm the world's neediest through higher costs and reduced services.

A New Company Claims It’s Opening the Biggest Mining Farm in Russia

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 15:00

A New Company Claims It’s Opening the Biggest Mining Farm in Russia MineSpot, a company previously unknown in the crypto mining industry, is opening a 160-megawatt mining venue in Siberia.

Proposed Chinese Law Outlaws All Yuan-Pegged Tokens – Except for Its CBDC

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 14:36

Proposed Chinese Law Outlaws All Yuan-Pegged Tokens – Except for Its CBDC The new version will essentially also clear the way for the digital yuan to be the one and only official yuan-pegged token in mainland China.

Active Bitcoin Addresses at Highest Since 2017’s $20K Price Record

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 14:20

Active Bitcoin Addresses at Highest Since 2017’s $20K Price Record Continued rise in network's usage could accelerate the price rally.

Digital Ruble ‘Promising,’ Pilot Likely in 2021, Says Bank of Russia Chief

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 13:48

Digital Ruble ‘Promising,’ Pilot Likely in 2021, Says Bank of Russia Chief The Bank of Russia might launch its own CBDC, a digital ruble, after piloting the project at the end of next year, its chairwoman said.

Kik’s Token Survives SEC Battle, No Barrier to Exchange Listings, Says Kin Foundation

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 13:02

Kik’s Token Survives SEC Battle, No Barrier to Exchange Listings, Says Kin Foundation The Kin Foundation says both itself and the Kin token have survived the recently resolved court battle with the U.S. SEC over a 2017 ICO.

First Mover: As Bitcoin Tops $13K, Analyst Explains How Blockchain Gives Clues on Next Move

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 12:46

First Mover: As Bitcoin Tops $13K, Analyst Explains How Blockchain Gives Clues on Next Move Chainalysis Chief Economist Philip Gradwell tips his five favorite blockchain data points for analyzing cryptocurrency markets.

Ripple Eyeing Move to London Over XRP-Friendly Stance, CEO Says

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 11:31

Ripple Eyeing Move to London Over XRP-Friendly Stance, CEO Says It would be "advantageous for Ripple to operate in the U.K.,” said Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse.

CME’s Rise in Bitcoin Futures Rankings Signals Growing Institutional Interest

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 10:51

CME’s Rise in Bitcoin Futures Rankings Signals Growing Institutional Interest CME has risen to second place in terms of bitcoin futures open interest, passing Binance and BitMEX.

Five On-Chain Indicators Investors Should Follow: Chainalysis

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 10:00

Five On-Chain Indicators Investors Should Follow: Chainalysis We talk to Philip Gradwell, chief economist at the blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis, to discuss the five indicators every crypto trader should track.

BitMEX Delves Deeper Into DeFi With New Futures Listings

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 09:43

BitMEX Delves Deeper Into DeFi With New Futures Listings BitMEX is soon to offer futures contracts for DeFi project yearn.finance (YFI), Polkadot (DOT) and Binance coin (BNB).

Chinese Authorities Crack Down on Gambling Sites Using Tether Stablecoin

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 08:34

Chinese Authorities Crack Down on Gambling Sites Using Tether Stablecoin Chinese authorities have arrested 77 individuals and shuttered gambling sites using the dollar-pegged tether (USDT) cryptocurrency.

Grayscale Added $300M in Digital Assets to Its Portfolio During the Last Day

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 02:36

Grayscale Added $300M in Digital Assets to Its Portfolio During the Last Day Digital asset manager Grayscale Investments has acquired an additional $300 million in cryptocurrencies over the last 24 hours. See also: Grayscale Tells SEC Its Bitcoin Trust Rose $1.6B Over Six Months

Filecoin Network Upgrade Goes Live, Miners Claim 25% Block Rewards

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 23. 01:43

Filecoin Network Upgrade Goes Live, Miners Claim 25% Block Rewards The mandatory upgrade is the first post-launch upgrade to the Filecoin network.

PayPal Said to Be in Talks to Buy Crypto Firms Including BitGo: Bloomberg

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 21:35

PayPal Said to Be in Talks to Buy Crypto Firms Including BitGo: Bloomberg The news comes a day after the payments giant confirmed it's entering the cryptocurrency market.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Sticks Around $13K While Ether Locked in DeFi Dips

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 20:27

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Sticks Around $13K While Ether Locked in DeFi Dips Bitcoin’s price continues its upward trend while ether holders withdraw crypto from DeFi.

A Guide to Circles, the Project Bringing UBI and FOMO to Ethereum’s xDai Sidechain

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 20:15

A Guide to Circles, the Project Bringing UBI and FOMO to Ethereum’s xDai Sidechain Circles has had its glitches in the early going. Here's what you need to know to get into the newest crypto-powered universal basic income (UBI) project.

PayPal’s Move Is Good for Crypto Adoption but Not So Much for Profits: Morgan Stanley

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 19:51

PayPal’s Move Is Good for Crypto Adoption but Not So Much for Profits: Morgan Stanley There may be more upside for crypto than for PayPal's earnings, researchers wrote.

Ebang Launches Australia-Based Subsidiary, Seeks Approval for New Exchange

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 19:18

Ebang Launches Australia-Based Subsidiary, Seeks Approval for New Exchange The move is part of the bitcoin mining machine producer's plan to build a digital asset financial service platform.

‘Google Is One of the Most Important Antitrust Cases of All Time,’ With Matt Stoller

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 19:00

‘Google Is One of the Most Important Antitrust Cases of All Time,’ With Matt Stoller The author of “Goliath” gives his take on the history of American antitrust politics and what it means for the just-announced Google case.

Spanish Police Arrest Head of Billion-Dollar Crypto Arbitrage Platform on Fraud Allegations

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 18:54

Spanish Police Arrest Head of Billion-Dollar Crypto Arbitrage Platform on Fraud Allegations Arbistar 2.0 operator Santiago Fuentes was arrested Wednesday and faces criminal fraud and money laundering charges in Spain.

Philippines Central Bank Governor: No Digital Peso Before 2023

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 17:38

Philippines Central Bank Governor: No Digital Peso Before 2023 The central bank won’t pursue a CBDC for the duration of Governor Benjamin Diokno's term, which ends in 2023.

Three Trends Killing Web Privacy and Decentralization

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 16:35

Three Trends Killing Web Privacy and Decentralization The decentralized design of the web gives it the potential to be more privacy-preserving than any other system. Yet, there are long range threats at play.

Blockchain Bites: Hodl Hodl’s No-KYC Bitcoin Lending, Voyager’s Token Merging M&A Deal, Crypto’s Reaction to PayPal

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 16:06

Blockchain Bites: Hodl Hodl’s No-KYC Bitcoin Lending, Voyager’s Token Merging M&A Deal, Crypto’s Reaction to PayPal Hodl Hodl announced a no-KYC, P2P lending service. Reactions to PayPal's crypto market entrance. And a token-merging M&A deal.

We Still Lack a Rational Way to Value Tokens

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 16:00

We Still Lack a Rational Way to Value Tokens Tokens continue to show little correlation between usage and value, confounding efforts to build better valuation methods.

Lossless Lottery PoolTogether Opens Up to More Coins, More Prizes

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 15:53

Lossless Lottery PoolTogether Opens Up to More Coins, More Prizes PoolTogether v3 will enable more ERC-20 tokens, more yield sources and more prize distribution schemes for the DeFi savings game.

Bitstamp Names Gemini Alum Julian Sawyer as CEO

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 15:14

Bitstamp Names Gemini Alum Julian Sawyer as CEO Sawyer replaces Bitstamp's founder Nejc Kodri?, now in a "non-executive role."

Justin Sun’s BitTorrent to Acquire Esports Platform for New Streaming Ecosystem

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 15:00

Justin Sun’s BitTorrent to Acquire Esports Platform for New Streaming Ecosystem BitTorrent is evolving into an ecosystem of decentralized storage, data protocols and content distribution, the firm says.

DOJ’s Crypto Framework Is ‘a Complete Disaster’ for Digital Privacy Rights

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 14:00

DOJ’s Crypto Framework Is ‘a Complete Disaster’ for Digital Privacy Rights The U.S. Department of Justice's enforcement framework may pose a serious threat to the digital privacy rights of crypto users.

Hedge Fund Billionaire Tudor Jones Says Bitcoin Rally Only in ‘First Inning’: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 13:45

Hedge Fund Billionaire Tudor Jones Says Bitcoin Rally Only in ‘First Inning’: Report Jones said he has been surprised by the "intellectual capital" behind bitcoin.

Franklin Templeton Joins Series A Round for Crypto Custodian Curv

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 13:10

Franklin Templeton Joins Series A Round for Crypto Custodian Curv Franklin Templeton previously tapped Curv to help safeguard its fund by building a transaction signing and management system.

Bequant Adds Services to Its Crypto Prime Brokerage Offering

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 13:09

Bequant Adds Services to Its Crypto Prime Brokerage Offering Bequant added separately managed accounts, derivatives trading and instant fund transfers in a bid to compete with rival prime brokers.

Bitcoin Hodlers Get a Lending Option With No KYC

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 13:00

Bitcoin Hodlers Get a Lending Option With No KYC Hodl Hodl is launching a peer-to-peer lending marketplace for hardcore bitcoiners

First Mover: The FOMO Takes Over as PayPal Play Sparks Bitcoin Rally to $13K

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 12:47

First Mover: The FOMO Takes Over as PayPal Play Sparks Bitcoin Rally to $13K Latest rally leaves bitcoin up 80% year-to-date, an enviable performance that's bound to inspire the fear of missing out among some investors.

Forget Ethereum, DeFi Is Being Built on Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 12:00

Forget Ethereum, DeFi Is Being Built on Bitcoin Edan Yago looks to reclaim "decentralized finance" as Bitcoin's, not Ethereum's, turf.

Back at $13K: Bitcoin Unfazed by Profit Takers After Rise to 2020 High

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 11:19

Back at $13K: Bitcoin Unfazed by Profit Takers After Rise to 2020 High The bitcoin market looks to be shrugging off increased selling pressure from profit takers after prices surged this week.

Ant Unveils Blockchain Product as Group Approved for World’s Biggest IPO

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 10:48

Ant Unveils Blockchain Product as Group Approved for World’s Biggest IPO As Jack Ma's Ant Group gets Hong Kong approval for its $30 billion IPO, it's rolled out a blockchain platform aimed to protect users' copyright.

Raiffeisen Bank Bringing Blockchain Interoperability to Its Stablecoin Project

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 10:02

Raiffeisen Bank Bringing Blockchain Interoperability to Its Stablecoin Project Raiffeisen's stablecoin project is becoming blockchain-agnostic, adding interoperability tech from Bitpanda and the ?Technical University of Vienna.

Kraken Relaunches Crypto Trading in Japan After Two-Year Break

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 08:57

Kraken Relaunches Crypto Trading in Japan After Two-Year Break The exchange had shuttered its Japanese services after Coincheck's $530 million hack in 2018 spooked regulators and prompted a crackdown.

Eyeing EU Banks, Hex Trust Teams With SIA on Crypto Custody

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 08:00

Eyeing EU Banks, Hex Trust Teams With SIA on Crypto Custody A multinational payments firm is partnering with cryptocurrency custodian Hex Trust to help its European banking clients hold digital assets.

Collider Labs Raises $1M to Invest in Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 07:34

Collider Labs Raises $1M to Invest in Blockchain Startups The venture builder is seeking to invest in early-stage startups with a focus on transparency, privacy and "fairness."

Voyager Agrees to Buy LGO Markets and Merge 2 Firms’ Tokens

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 06:00

Voyager Agrees to Buy LGO Markets and Merge 2 Firms’ Tokens Two cryptocurrency trading firms are merging, and in a rare twist, so are their tokens.

CFTC Issues Guidance on Digital Currencies for Futures Commission Merchants

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 22. 02:01

CFTC Issues Guidance on Digital Currencies for Futures Commission Merchants The CFTC wants futures commission merchants to take care when dealing with customer's funds.

Bitcoin Rallies Above $13K Less Than 24 Hours After Breaking 2020 Highs

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 22:24

Bitcoin Rallies Above $13K Less Than 24 Hours After Breaking 2020 Highs Bitcoin (BTC) has risen above $13,000 in less than 24 hours after it broke the $12,000 level on the news that PayPal will support cryptocurrencies on its platform.

Pelosi, Kudlow Signal Market-Moving US Stimulus May Wait Till After Election: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 21:04

Pelosi, Kudlow Signal Market-Moving US Stimulus May Wait Till After Election: Report With a strong correlation between stocks and the bitcoin price in recent months, analysts say a stimulus package could boost BTC as well.

Market Wrap: PayPal Powers Bitcoin Past $12.8K as Ether Dominance Drops

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 20:29

Market Wrap: PayPal Powers Bitcoin Past $12.8K as Ether Dominance Drops Bitcoin’s price hit a 2020 record as ether’s share of the market dips.

Hong Kong ‘Exploring’ Collaboration With China on Digital Yuan: Finance Chief

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 19:49

Hong Kong ‘Exploring’ Collaboration With China on Digital Yuan: Finance Chief A cross-boundary digital yuan could bring Hong Kong closer to China, Hui said.

What the History of Headphones Says About the Internet’s Future

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 19:16

What the History of Headphones Says About the Internet’s Future What does the historical development of headphones tell us about the future of the internet?

Villanova University to Send Private Ethereum Blockchain Into Space to Test Inter-Satellite Communication

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 18:46

Villanova University to Send Private Ethereum Blockchain Into Space to Test Inter-Satellite Communication Villanova’s project is slated for liftoff on Nov. 20 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Baby Steps or Handcuffs? Crypto Pros Assess PayPal’s Bitcoin Play

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 18:44

Baby Steps or Handcuffs? Crypto Pros Assess PayPal’s Bitcoin Play Fintech giant PayPal confirmed its move into crypto Wednesday. Is its no-withdrawals bitcoin service too restrictive or mainstream-friendly?

Crypto Options Exchange Deribit to Require ID Verification for All Users by Year End: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 17:43

Crypto Options Exchange Deribit to Require ID Verification for All Users by Year End: Report Popular cryptocurrency options exchange Deribit will require all of its users to be ID verified before the end of this year under its revamped know-your-customer (KYC) policy.

Harvest Finance Doubles Total Value Locked to $704M in One Week

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 16:32

Harvest Finance Doubles Total Value Locked to $704M in One Week Harvest Finance’s dramatic growth took place during a time when enthusiasm around the DeFi space has slowly hit a wall.

Blockchain Bites: PayPal’s Play, Mode’s Bitcoin Buy, CoinDesk’s Most Influential Needs Your Vote

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 16:06

Blockchain Bites: PayPal’s Play, Mode’s Bitcoin Buy, CoinDesk’s Most Influential Needs Your Vote PayPal has entered the cryptocurrency market, another publicly traded firm will buy bitcoin and Bahama unveiled its dollar-pegged CBDC.

Privacy Coin Zcash Makes Its Ethereum ‘Wrapped’ Debut With Tokensoft and Anchorage

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 16:05

Privacy Coin Zcash Makes Its Ethereum ‘Wrapped’ Debut With Tokensoft and Anchorage WZEC is the first asset to be launched by “Wrapped,” a partnership between Ethereum tokenizers Tokensoft and qualified custodian Anchorage.

CasperLabs Raises $14M From Launch-Day Node Runners

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 16:00

CasperLabs Raises $14M From Launch-Day Node Runners Blockchain startup CasperLabs has banked $14 million from investors who pledged to secure its proof-of-stake Casper network at launch.

Litecoin Surges After PayPal Includes It Among the Cryptos Customers Can Buy, Sell, Hold

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 15:45

Litecoin Surges After PayPal Includes It Among the Cryptos Customers Can Buy, Sell, Hold The ninth-largest cryptocurrency by market value initially jumped more than 10%.

PayPal Adds Bitcoin: Most Bullish News of the Year?

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 15:21

PayPal Adds Bitcoin: Most Bullish News of the Year? PayPal will offer its U.S. customers buying and selling of crypto, with support for payments to its merchant network next year.

USDC Is Coming to Solana Blockchain in Potential Boost for Non-Ethereum DeFi

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 15:00

USDC Is Coming to Solana Blockchain in Potential Boost for Non-Ethereum DeFi USDC moves to Solana – its fourth blockchain – one week after also landing on Stellar.

Nigeria Protests Show Bitcoin Adoption Is Not Coming: It’s Here

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 14:58

Nigeria Protests Show Bitcoin Adoption Is Not Coming: It’s Here Blockchain is gaining traction fast in Nigeria partly because its young and tech-savvy population is showing an eagerness to learn more about Web3.0, a decentralized internet powered by blockchain technology.

Ethereum Classic’s MESS Solution Won’t Provide ‘Robust’ Security Against 51% Attacks: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 14:29

Ethereum Classic’s MESS Solution Won’t Provide ‘Robust’ Security Against 51% Attacks: Report A solution being implemented to safeguard against so-called 51% attacks on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) network may not be as secure as suggested, according to a new analysis.

Bitcoin Hits Fresh 2020 High, Approaches $13K

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 14:03

Bitcoin Hits Fresh 2020 High, Approaches $13K Bitcoin's price clocked fresh 2020 highs on Wednesday after online payments company Paypal announced support for cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Hits Fresh 2020 High

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 14:03

Bitcoin Hits Fresh 2020 High Bitcoin's price clocked fresh 2020 highs on Wednesday after online payments company Paypal announced support for cryptocurrencies.

O(1) Labs Raises $10.9M More for Lightweight Mina Protocol

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 14:00

O(1) Labs Raises $10.9M More for Lightweight Mina Protocol O(1) Labs’ lightweight blockchain project Mina, formerly known as Coda Protocol, has raised $10.9 million.

New York Lawyers Propose Toolkit for Keeping ‘Decentralized’ Blockchains Honest

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 13:00

New York Lawyers Propose Toolkit for Keeping ‘Decentralized’ Blockchains Honest Ketsal's "Open Standards" rubric is the latest push to demystify network decentralization in the blockchain space.

First Mover: PayPal Rushes in and Bitcoin Breaches $12K, While USDC Gains on Tether

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 12:54

First Mover: PayPal Rushes in and Bitcoin Breaches $12K, While USDC Gains on Tether PayPal gets conditional N.Y. state license for crypto. Bitcoin prices shoot past $12K. Dollar stablecoin USDC grabs market share from tether.

Bitcoin Price Hits Two-Month High Above $12,300

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 12:20

Bitcoin Price Hits Two-Month High Above $12,300 Bitcoin's price clocked two-month highs above $12,370 on Wednesday. The options market expects a continued rally.

PayPal Embraces Crypto, Igniting Market as Mainstream Adoption Inches Closer

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 12:00

PayPal Embraces Crypto, Igniting Market as Mainstream Adoption Inches Closer PayPal officially confirmed Wednesday it is entering the cryptocurrency market. The payments giant, with 346 million active accounts around the world, pledged to make crypto “a funding source for purchases at its 26 million merchants worldwide.”

PayPal Pledges to Bring Crypto to 26M Merchants, Confirming Market Entry

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 12:00

PayPal Pledges to Bring Crypto to 26M Merchants, Confirming Market Entry The New York Department of Financial Services license allows PayPal to offer cryptocurrency buying and selling through a partnership with Paxos.

PayPal Granted New York’s First ‘Conditional BitLicense’ to Offer Crypto Services

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 12:00

PayPal Granted New York’s First ‘Conditional BitLicense’ to Offer Crypto Services The New York Department of Financial Services license allows PayPal to offer cryptocurrency buying and selling through a partnership with Paxos.

Ban All Ransomware Payments, in Bitcoin or Otherwise

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 10:01

Ban All Ransomware Payments, in Bitcoin or Otherwise The U.S. Treasury Department has outlawed certain ransomware payments. If it was serious, it would go further, says our columnist.

Predictions Platform Polymarket Raises $4M From Polychain, Naval Ravikant and More

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 09:51

Predictions Platform Polymarket Raises $4M From Polychain, Naval Ravikant and More The decentralized information marketplace, currently in beta, said the investment will help it improve the user experience.

Tether Still Dominates Stablecoins, but USDC and Dai Are Winning DeFi

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 09:00

Tether Still Dominates Stablecoins, but USDC and Dai Are Winning DeFi USDC and DAI seem to have found their niche as the preferred stablecoins in decentralized trades.

Central Bank of Bahamas Launches Landmark ‘Sand Dollar’ Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 08:51

Central Bank of Bahamas Launches Landmark ‘Sand Dollar’ Digital Currency The Bahamas has officially launched the world's first national digital currency, the sand dollar.

UK-Listed Firm Mode Putting up to 10% of Cash Reserves Into Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 08:22

UK-Listed Firm Mode Putting up to 10% of Cash Reserves Into Bitcoin Mode said it's the first U.K. listed firm to invest in bitcoin as part of its treasury management strategy.

Futures Traders Aren’t as Bullish This Time Around as Bitcoin Price Revisits $12,000, Data Indicates

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 01:40

Futures Traders Aren’t as Bullish This Time Around as Bitcoin Price Revisits $12,000, Data Indicates Futures funding stayed flat or turned negative despite bitcoin's rally to $12,000.

BitMEX Accelerates Mandatory ID Verification After Charges of Lax Anti-Money Laundering Controls

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 21. 01:00

BitMEX Accelerates Mandatory ID Verification After Charges of Lax Anti-Money Laundering Controls The exchange moved deadline for identity verification from Feb. 2021 to Nov. 2020

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $12K; Ethereum Fees Fall to 3-Month Low

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 20. 20:42

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $12K; Ethereum Fees Fall to 3-Month Low Bitcoin’s price passed $12,000 while Ethereum fees dipped.

Who Was Crypto’s Most Influential in 2020? Vote Now

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 20. 20:26

Who Was Crypto’s Most Influential in 2020? Vote Now CoinDesk's Most Influential list highlights those who helped advance the crypto and blockchain industries, in spite of this year's tragedies.

US House Speaker ‘Optimistic’ About Reaching a Stimulus Pact: Reports

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 20. 19:43

US House Speaker ‘Optimistic’ About Reaching a Stimulus Pact: Reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is “optimistic” after the Trump administration made concessions on coronavirus testing and tracing ahead of a Tuesday evening deadline.

How Strong Is Bitcoin’s Push Above $12,000?

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 20. 19:00

How Strong Is Bitcoin’s Push Above $12,000? Who has the most recent bitcoin move right, the bulls or the bears?

With COMP Below $100, a Look Back at the ‘DeFi Summer’ It Sparked

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 20. 18:57

With COMP Below $100, a Look Back at the ‘DeFi Summer’ It Sparked Compound's governance token, COMP, fell below $100 early Tuesday. The DeFi token kicked off the yield farming craze way back in June.

Bitcoin Price Breaches $12K for First Time Since August

CoinDesk

2020. Oct. 20. 17:50

Bitcoin Price Breaches $12K for First Time Since August Bitcoin prices had to overcome a large number of sell orders to break above $12,000.