Tech Mahindra Inks Education Deal to Develop India’s Blockchain Talent

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 02. 10:15

Tech Mahindra Inks Education Deal to Develop India’s Blockchain Talent Indian firms Tech Mahindra and Idealabs will offer curated professional certification courses on blockchain.

Bitcoin Mining Pool Poolin Partners With BlockFi to Expand Crypto Lending Service

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 02. 09:21

Bitcoin Mining Pool Poolin Partners With BlockFi to Expand Crypto Lending Service Poolin, the second biggest bitcoin mining pool by total network power, is expanding its crypto lending and financial services businesses.

Bitcoiners Sprint to Improve Lightning Network in 2-Day Virtual Hackathon

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 02. 08:00

Bitcoiners Sprint to Improve Lightning Network in 2-Day Virtual Hackathon Unable to meet in person, developers around the world collaborated by videoconference for a 48-hour stretch to refine Bitcoin’s Lightning Network.

‘Financial Surveillance’ or ‘Blockchain Analysis’? Human Rights Foundation Debates Elliptic

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 02. 01:58

‘Financial Surveillance’ or ‘Blockchain Analysis’? Human Rights Foundation Debates Elliptic Blockchain analysis is "a euphemism" for surveillance, HRF Director Alex Gladstein told Elliptic's Tom Robinson during a debate on crypto tracing Monday.

Bitcoin Rises Above $10K for First Time in 25 Days as Protests Roil US Cities

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 02. 00:35

Bitcoin Rises Above $10K for First Time in 25 Days as Protests Roil US Cities Bitcoin has risen above $10,000 for the first time in almost a month as protests in U.S. cities continue to intensify.

‘Sell in May’ Wall Street Adage Doesn’t Apply to Bitcoin, Data Suggests

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 22:50

‘Sell in May’ Wall Street Adage Doesn’t Apply to Bitcoin, Data Suggests Investors who sold bitcoin in May missed out on positive returns during 8 of the past 10 years, according to market data.

Chinese Chip Maker With a Hand in Crypto Mining Plans $2.8B IPO

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 22:35

Chinese Chip Maker With a Hand in Crypto Mining Plans $2.8B IPO Hong Kong-listed SMIC plans to raise $2.8 billion via an initial public offering on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, in hopes of advancing its chip making practices. The company is working with Canaan Creative to build a new crypto miner.

Market Wrap: As Bitcoin Steadies, Oil’s Turmoil Continues

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 20:38

Market Wrap: As Bitcoin Steadies, Oil’s Turmoil Continues The bitcoin market has nothing on oil’s volatility in 2020.

Meet the US Senate Candidate Who’s Invested in Bitcoin Since 2013

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 19:26

Meet the US Senate Candidate Who’s Invested in Bitcoin Since 2013 Wyoming U.S. Senate candidate Cynthia Lummis says bitcoin's store-of-value appeal has never been stronger. So she continues to HODL.

The Power and Peril of the ‘Bitcoin Fixes This’ Meme

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 19:08

The Power and Peril of the ‘Bitcoin Fixes This’ Meme As the U.S. experiences the most sustained civil disobedience in more than a generation, an exploration of what role bitcoin has to play in building a better system.

Private Swiss Bank Rolls Out New Premium Crypto Trading Service

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 17:15

Private Swiss Bank Rolls Out New Premium Crypto Trading Service Private Swiss bank Maerki Baumann is offering a new trading and custody service for a handful of cryptos.

Bitcoin News Roundup for June 1, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 16:04

Bitcoin News Roundup for June 1, 2020 With bitcoin and ether both headed up, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with your bitcoin news roundup.

Blockchain Bites: Chase Class Action, 30 Words for Censorship and a Bitcoin Bug

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 15:44

Blockchain Bites: Chase Class Action, 30 Words for Censorship and a Bitcoin Bug Chase Bank settled a class action brought by crypto purchasers while a new report shows a flaw in time-locked bitcoin transactions.

Bitcoin Is a Big Opportunity for Investors in the Debt-Fueled Roaring Twenties

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 15:16

Bitcoin Is a Big Opportunity for Investors in the Debt-Fueled Roaring Twenties With interest rates for government debt near zero, or negative, the fixed income asset class has disappeared. The investment case for Bitcoin just gets stronger.

Alibaba Claims Patented Cross-Chain System Is Better Than Cosmos

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 15:00

Alibaba Claims Patented Cross-Chain System Is Better Than Cosmos The e-commerce firm says its new patent would improve upon current systems used by blockchains to communicate with one another.

Maker of Coldcard Bitcoin Wallet Rolls Out an Extra-Strength ‘USB Condom’

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 13:00

Maker of Coldcard Bitcoin Wallet Rolls Out an Extra-Strength ‘USB Condom’ CoinKite, maker of the Coldcard hardware wallet, has introduced two accessories that underscore the near-paranoia required to safely hold bitcoin.

Ether Leads Bitcoin on Price as Investors Prepare for Staking Arrival

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 12:31

Ether Leads Bitcoin on Price as Investors Prepare for Staking Arrival Bitcoin has put in a positive June performance in six out of the last eight years. But Ethereum is drawing new investors with the start of staking due this year.

First Mover: 0x’s ZRX Token Surged 67% in May to Become Month’s Top Performer

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 11:50

First Mover: 0x’s ZRX Token Surged 67% in May to Become Month’s Top Performer 0x's ZRX token was May’s best performing crypto asset, beating bitcoin by a big margin.

Crypto Influencers Are Following the Beauty Playbook – Even if They Don’t Know It

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 10:00

Crypto Influencers Are Following the Beauty Playbook – Even if They Don’t Know It Here's how influencer marketing drives the crypto industry – especially for product sales like hardware wallets and debit cards.

Chase Bank to Refund 95% of $2.5M It Allegedly Overcharged Crypto Buyers

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 09:00

Chase Bank to Refund 95% of $2.5M It Allegedly Overcharged Crypto Buyers The JPMorgan subsidiary has agreed to repay most of $2.5 million it took in credit card fees for cryptocurrency purchases.

Bug in ‘Timelocked’ Bitcoin Contracts Could Spur Miners to Steal From Each Other

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 08:00

Bug in ‘Timelocked’ Bitcoin Contracts Could Spur Miners to Steal From Each Other A widespread bug has compromised a special type of bitcoin transaction that is supposed to discourage miners from cheating, new research shows.

Crypto Long & Short: The Emergence of Prime Brokers Adds Resilience but Also Risk

CoinDesk

2020. Jun. 01. 00:21

Crypto Long & Short: The Emergence of Prime Brokers Adds Resilience but Also Risk Coinbase, BitGo and Genesis all have strong growth trajectories and balance sheets. But with that stability comes a certain degree of centralization.

‘We Need 30 Different Words for Censorship,’ Feat. Andreas M. Antonopoulos

CoinDesk

2020. May. 31. 14:20

‘We Need 30 Different Words for Censorship,’ Feat. Andreas M. Antonopoulos The rallying cry of the totalitarian is "He farted first", but if both systems have produced similar outcomes, is there much of a difference? Today's wide-ranging discussion features Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Adam B. Levine and Andreas M. Antonopoulos

‘We Need 30 Different Words for Censorship”, Feat. Andreas M. Antonopoulos

CoinDesk

2020. May. 31. 14:20

‘We Need 30 Different Words for Censorship”, Feat. Andreas M. Antonopoulos The rallying cry of the totalitarian is "He farted first", but if both systems have produced similar outcomes, is there much of a difference? Today's wide-ranging discussion features Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Adam B. Levine and Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Why Family Offices Should Consider Digital Assets for Their Portfolios

CoinDesk

2020. May. 31. 13:00

Why Family Offices Should Consider Digital Assets for Their Portfolios While institutional capital remains on the digital assets sidelines, family offices have shown willingness to diversify into crypto, says Constantin Kogan of BitBull Capital.

Stablecoins Are the Bridge From Central Banks to Consumer Payments

CoinDesk

2020. May. 30. 13:00

Stablecoins Are the Bridge From Central Banks to Consumer Payments Stablecoins can mediate between central bank digital currencies and the consumer payments universe, says Sila's Alex Lipton.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slides, Stocks Tread Water on Trump China Comments

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 21:22

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slides, Stocks Tread Water on Trump China Comments Stocks across Asia and Europe took a dip Friday and so did bitcoin in anticipation of Trump’s comments on “deeply troubling situations” in Hong Kong.

Amazon Patents Blockchain-Based Product Authenticator

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 20:36

Amazon Patents Blockchain-Based Product Authenticator Amazon has patented a distributed ledger-based system for proving the authenticity of consumer goods.

The Battle for the Future of Money, Feat. Lawrence Summers, CZ, Michelle Phan, the Winklevoss Brothers, The Chainsmokers and More

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 19:00

The Battle for the Future of Money, Feat. Lawrence Summers, CZ, Michelle Phan, the Winklevoss Brothers, The Chainsmokers and More As the current economic crisis comes into clearer focus, how leading voices from pop culture to crypto including Carlota Perez, The Chainsmokers, Ray Yousseff and many others are reimaging money.

To Get Serious About Decentralization, We Need to Measure It

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 18:40

To Get Serious About Decentralization, We Need to Measure It Blockchains aim to democratize influence and control, broadening access to capital and data. But we lack metrics to whether projects achieve decentralization.

Behind ‘Prime Broker’ Buzzword Lies a Complex Strategy Game for Crypto Firms

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 17:45

Behind ‘Prime Broker’ Buzzword Lies a Complex Strategy Game for Crypto Firms Coinbase, BitGo and Genesis all announced plans to become prime brokers this month. Here's what the trend reveals about the state of the industry.

Money Reimagined: What CoinDesk’s Style Debate Says About Crypto as Public Tech

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 17:01

Money Reimagined: What CoinDesk’s Style Debate Says About Crypto as Public Tech Blockchains are flexible new forms of public infrastructure, says Michael Casey. Plus: with China rushing in, Africa is a prime battleground for the future of money.

Blockchain Bites: Magic’s Raise, Compound’s Distribution and Trump’s Twitter War

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 16:54

Blockchain Bites: Magic’s Raise, Compound’s Distribution and Trump’s Twitter War In the war between Trump and Twitter, decentralized systems may win.

Russia Is About to Drop the Crypto ‘Iron Curtain,’ Industry Warns

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 16:29

Russia Is About to Drop the Crypto ‘Iron Curtain,’ Industry Warns Russia's crypto community is pushing back against a set of bills that could impose onerous restrictions on startups and individuals in the country.

Bitcoin News Roundup for May 29, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 16:20

Bitcoin News Roundup for May 29, 2020 With bitcoin and many traditional markets down on the day, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back!

In Trump Versus Twitter, Decentralized Tech May Win

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 14:47

In Trump Versus Twitter, Decentralized Tech May Win Campaigners against Section 230 said Trump’s intervention might derail their cause, but it could offer an opportunity for decentralized tech.

Discovery Science to Premier Crypto-Funded TV Series About… Dragonchain?

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 14:26

Discovery Science to Premier Crypto-Funded TV Series About… Dragonchain? A new TV series tracking the story of Disney-linked blockchain firm Dragonchain was fully funded in cryptocurrency. It's scheduled to go live July 4 on Discovery Science.

‘Passwordless Login’ Startup Magic Raises $4M From Naval Ravikant, Placeholder

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 13:00

‘Passwordless Login’ Startup Magic Raises $4M From Naval Ravikant, Placeholder Ethereum startup Magic just raised $4 million from investors like Naval Ravikant, SV Angel, Placeholder and Volt Capital to make passwords less of a pain.

Digital Dollar Project Calls for 2-Tiered Distribution System in First White Paper for US CBDC

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 13:00

Digital Dollar Project Calls for 2-Tiered Distribution System in First White Paper for US CBDC The Digital Dollar Project's first white paper describes how a two-tiered system underpinning a tokenized dollar could modernize the U.S. financial system.

First Mover: Bitcoin Rally Shows Traders Don’t Care That Goldman Hates Their Asset Class

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 12:51

First Mover: Bitcoin Rally Shows Traders Don’t Care That Goldman Hates Their Asset Class Traders can also gloat over how much better bitcoin is performing in 2020 than Goldman Sachs shares.

Bitcoin Rally Falters as Stocks Drop Ahead of Trump’s China Speech

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 12:17

Bitcoin Rally Falters as Stocks Drop Ahead of Trump’s China Speech Bitcoin's bulls are taking a breather as the traditional markets get the jitters over rising tensions between the U.S. and China.

GSX Group’s New Digital Securities Venue Tokenizes First Client Shares

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 10:24

GSX Group’s New Digital Securities Venue Tokenizes First Client Shares Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group's recently launched GRID venue has tokenized the shares of adtech firm tribeOS.

Blockchain ID Solution Aims to Tackle Spike in Delivery Fraud Amid Coronavirus Measures

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 09:31

Blockchain ID Solution Aims to Tackle Spike in Delivery Fraud Amid Coronavirus Measures Nuggets, a digital identity and payments platform, has developed a way to accept deliveries without needing a physical signature to combat a spike in fraud during the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s Tough Getting Approved in Gibraltar, Says Green-Lighted Crypto Derivatives Exchange

CoinDesk

2020. May. 29. 08:00

It’s Tough Getting Approved in Gibraltar, Says Green-Lighted Crypto Derivatives Exchange It's tough getting regulated on "the Rock," says crypto derivatives exchange, ZUBR.

Twetch Gets Suspended From Twitter in Wake of Trump ‘Fact-Check’ Storm

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 22:20

Twetch Gets Suspended From Twitter in Wake of Trump ‘Fact-Check’ Storm The Twitter account of BSV-based social media platform Twetch was suspended Thursday without warning, said Twetch co-founder Josh Petty.

How Contact Tracing Can Be Effective While Guarding Privacy

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 21:42

How Contact Tracing Can Be Effective While Guarding Privacy A member of the Hyperledger Identity Working Group on how we can keep track of COVID-19 without giving up our digital rights.

Market Wrap: Short Seller Liquidations Help Push Bitcoin Beyond $9,500

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 21:11

Market Wrap: Short Seller Liquidations Help Push Bitcoin Beyond $9,500 Bitcoin is riding high as short sellers in the crypto derivatives market get squeezed out, triggering automatic buy orders.

BitClave Search Engine Agrees to Pay Back $25M ICO in Settlement With SEC

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 19:44

BitClave Search Engine Agrees to Pay Back $25M ICO in Settlement With SEC BitClave will pay back over $25 million in a settlement with the SEC stemming from a 2017 token sale.

Telegram CEO Donates 10 BTC to Pandemic Relief Effort

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 19:03

Telegram CEO Donates 10 BTC to Pandemic Relief Effort Telegram CEO Pavel Durov reportedly donated about $90,000 worth of bitcoin to help alleviate the financial burden of COVID-19 pandemic in Russia.

The Geopolitical Implications of a Too-Strong Dollar, Feat. Brent Johnson

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 19:00

The Geopolitical Implications of a Too-Strong Dollar, Feat. Brent Johnson A macro expert joins to discuss why the U.S. dollar and economy are more broadly poised to suck the liquidity from the entire global economy.

New York Man Charged With Trafficking Credit Card Info, Using Bitcoin to Launder Proceeds

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 17:23

New York Man Charged With Trafficking Credit Card Info, Using Bitcoin to Launder Proceeds Vitalii Antonenko, 28, has been indicted for allegedly stealing and selling reams of payment card data, the proceeds of which he laundered in bitcoin.

Blockchain Bites: BlockTower’s Returns, Minecraft Goes Blockchain, ID2020 Shakeup

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 17:22

Blockchain Bites: BlockTower’s Returns, Minecraft Goes Blockchain, ID2020 Shakeup BlockTower Capital investors have seen 73% returns over the hedge fund's lifetime.

What Goldman Gets Wrong About Bitcoin (From Someone Who Used to Work There)

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 17:18

What Goldman Gets Wrong About Bitcoin (From Someone Who Used to Work There) Goldman's bitcoin research is wrong in key respects. But, as with J.K Rowling, the fault may lie with bitcoiners for not communicating clearly, says an ex-GS staffer.

Enigma Blockchain Has a New Name and a Privacy Boost in the Works

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 17:02

Enigma Blockchain Has a New Name and a Privacy Boost in the Works The Enigma mainnet was rebranded the Secret Network after an on-chain proposal by the community unanimously passed on May 17.

Stellar Throws SatoshiPay a $550K Lifeline After Coronavirus Knocks Out Series A

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 16:42

Stellar Throws SatoshiPay a $550K Lifeline After Coronavirus Knocks Out Series A Stellar's Foundation converted its commitment into a loan to help SatoshiPay get through the next year.

Libra Payments Can Boost Facebook’s Ads Business, Zuckerberg Says

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 16:23

Libra Payments Can Boost Facebook’s Ads Business, Zuckerberg Says Libra can make it easier for Facebook's users to buy goods advertised on its platform, which would incentivize businesses to buy more ads, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday.

Coinbase Extends Tezos Staking Rewards to 4 European Countries

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 16:03

Coinbase Extends Tezos Staking Rewards to 4 European Countries Coinbase is rolling out its Tezos staking service to the U.K., Spain, France and the Netherlands.

Compound’s Approach to DeFi Governance Starts With Giving Away COMP Tokens

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 16:00

Compound’s Approach to DeFi Governance Starts With Giving Away COMP Tokens Users of the Compound lending platform will begin earning COMP governance tokens in mid-June.

Bitcoin News Roundup for May 28, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for May 28, 2020 Goldman talks down cryptocurrencies while Minecraft boots up tokenized assets. It's another episode of Markets Daily from CoinDesk!

US Court Freezes Assets Linked to Alleged $9M ICO Scam

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 15:00

US Court Freezes Assets Linked to Alleged $9M ICO Scam A federal court has frozen assets raised from investors in the Meta 1 Coin token sale.

Bitcoin Price Tests $9.4K as Demand for Put Options Drops

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 14:36

Bitcoin Price Tests $9.4K as Demand for Put Options Drops Put options – a bet on bitcoin's price – are declining alongside a rise in the leading cryptocurrency by market cap's price.

VeChain to Develop Drug-Tracing Platform for Pharma Giant Bayer

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 14:13

VeChain to Develop Drug-Tracing Platform for Pharma Giant Bayer Bayer China is tapping VeChain to help it track clinical trial drugs along the blockchain.

Bank of Russia Wants to Put Mortgage Issuance on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 13:32

Bank of Russia Wants to Put Mortgage Issuance on a Blockchain Russia's is eyeing use cases for blockchain even as proposed legislation will clamp down on crypto.

Torus Goes Blockchain-Agnostic With New DirectAuth Dapp Login Tool

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 13:00

Torus Goes Blockchain-Agnostic With New DirectAuth Dapp Login Tool Seamless login for the decentralized apps (dapps) of any blockchain. That’s the vision for Torus Labs’ new identity solution, DirectAuth.

Genesis Hires Ex-Galaxy Digital Staffer to Run New Derivatives Trading Desk

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 13:00

Genesis Hires Ex-Galaxy Digital Staffer to Run New Derivatives Trading Desk The derivatives desk will expand the company’s suite of products as it aims to attract more institutional clients to its newly acquired prime brokerage arm.

Handshake Exchange Sees $10M in Token Trades as Race for Censorship-Resistant Websites Heats Up

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 12:00

Handshake Exchange Sees $10M in Token Trades as Race for Censorship-Resistant Websites Heats Up During the coronavirus crisis, Handshake may be the leading free-speech-oriented crypto project. But is it just beginner’s luck?

Handshake Domains Bring in $10M as Race for Censorship-Resistant Websites Heats Up

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 12:00

Handshake Domains Bring in $10M as Race for Censorship-Resistant Websites Heats Up During the coronavirus crisis, Handshake may be the leading free-speech-oriented crypto project. But is it just beginner’s luck?

First Mover: Chainlink ‘Marines’ Are HODLing and Here’s Why You Should Care

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 11:47

First Mover: Chainlink ‘Marines’ Are HODLing and Here’s Why You Should Care Chainlink, the blockchain oracle provider, apparently has not only a devoted group of backers known as "LINK Marines," but a surprisingly committed crew of long-term investors. Here's why.

Gemini First US Exchange to Integrate With Samsung’s Blockchain Wallet

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 11:00

Gemini First US Exchange to Integrate With Samsung’s Blockchain Wallet Samsung Blockchain users in the U.S. and Canada can now connect to Gemini’s mobile app to buy, sell and trade crypto.

$103M Bailout Denied for Coronavirus-Hit Firms in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 09:43

$103M Bailout Denied for Coronavirus-Hit Firms in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ The finance director of Switzerland's "Crypto Valley" has been denied a request for extra assistance for blockchain and crypto startups affected by coronavirus funding drought.

Enjin’s New Minecraft Plug-in Lets Players Spawn Blockchain Assets

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 09:02

Enjin’s New Minecraft Plug-in Lets Players Spawn Blockchain Assets Players can now drop blockchain assets into their Minecraft servers, enabling ownership over in-game items and currencies.

Enjin’s New Minecraft Plugin Lets Players Spawn Blockchain Assets

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 09:02

Enjin’s New Minecraft Plugin Lets Players Spawn Blockchain Assets Players can now drop blockchain assets into their Minecraft servers, enabling ownership over in-game items and currencies.

Defying Coronavirus Crash, BlockTower Crypto Fund Stretches 30% Total Return to 73%

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 08:00

Defying Coronavirus Crash, BlockTower Crypto Fund Stretches 30% Total Return to 73% When coronavirus shutdowns roiled financial markets, BlockTower Capital more than doubled its cryptocurrency hedge fund's previously so-so returns.

Defying Corona Crash, BlockTower Crypto Fund Stretches 30% Total Return to 73%

CoinDesk

2020. May. 28. 08:00

Defying Corona Crash, BlockTower Crypto Fund Stretches 30% Total Return to 73% When coronavirus shutdowns roiled financial markets, BlockTower Capital more than doubled its cryptocurrency hedge fund's previously so-so returns.

South Korean Electronics Giant LG Joins Hedera Hashgraph Council

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 22:00

South Korean Electronics Giant LG Joins Hedera Hashgraph Council Electronics giant LG joined the Hedera Hashgraph governing council Wednesday. Its the council's first home appliance manufacturer and second Asia-based member.

‘Decentralized ID at All Costs’: Adviser Quits ID2020 Over Blockchain Fixation

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 21:40

‘Decentralized ID at All Costs’: Adviser Quits ID2020 Over Blockchain Fixation ID2020 was moving too fast to adopt unproven technology, including distributed ledgers, for immunity passes, said prominent researcher Elizabeth Renieris.

Resignation at Identity Initiative Raises Doubts About Immunity Passes

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 21:40

Resignation at Identity Initiative Raises Doubts About Immunity Passes Prominent researcher Elizabeth Renieris said ID2020 was moving too fast to adopt unproven technology, including distributed ledgers, for immunity passes.

Market Wrap: Bullish Traders Push Bitcoin Over $9,100, Returning to Halving Levels

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 21:07

Market Wrap: Bullish Traders Push Bitcoin Over $9,100, Returning to Halving Levels Traders were feeling good about bitcoin’s upward trend and pushed it over $9,100 Wednesday.

38 Questions for Quantum’s Mati Greenspan

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 19:54

38 Questions for Quantum’s Mati Greenspan CoinDesk Confessionals explores the inner psyche of blockchain's leading professionals. Crypto analyst Mati Greenspan discusses missing Y2K and his biggest anti-hero.

Why Innovation Matters (and How Not to Screw It Up), Feat. Matt Ridley

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 19:00

Why Innovation Matters (and How Not to Screw It Up), Feat. Matt Ridley The “Rational Optimist” author gives his take on the economic history and possible futures of prosperity’s most important driver: innovation

Goldman Sachs: Cryptocurrencies ‘Are Not an Asset Class’

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 18:22

Goldman Sachs: Cryptocurrencies ‘Are Not an Asset Class’ Goldman Sachs held an investor call Wednesday to discuss current policies for bitcoin, gold and inflation. The stalwart investment bank is still no fan of bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

The $10B Stablecoin Industry Has a Fraud Problem It’s Not Addressing

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 17:41

The $10B Stablecoin Industry Has a Fraud Problem It’s Not Addressing If stablecoins are used for apparently illegal activity, should issuers step in to stop it? So far, they've been reluctant to do so, says our columnist.

Blockchain Bites: Google Validates Theta, Coinbase and BitGo Eye Crypto Prime Brokerage

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 16:40

Blockchain Bites: Google Validates Theta, Coinbase and BitGo Eye Crypto Prime Brokerage Polkadot launched the blockchain of blockchains while an IMF official said CBDCs could spur financial innovation.

Bitcoin Transaction Fees Decline as Network Congestion Eases

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 16:10

Bitcoin Transaction Fees Decline as Network Congestion Eases After facing a heavy load of transactions earlier this month, bitcoin's network has returned to a more normal level, recent developments suggest.

Bitcoin News Roundup for May 27, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 16:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for May 27, 2020 While the yuan weakens against the U.S. dollar, Coinbase makes an acquisition to grow its institutional trading infrastructure. It's another episode of CoinDesk's the Markets Daily podcast.

CryptoKitties Creator Debuts NBA Game on Its Own Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 14:00

CryptoKitties Creator Debuts NBA Game on Its Own Blockchain Blockchain meets basketball in the newest game from Dapper Labs, the developers of CryptoKitties.

Number of Bitcoins on Crypto Exchanges Hits 18-Month Low

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 13:19

Number of Bitcoins on Crypto Exchanges Hits 18-Month Low The total amount of bitcoins held in cryptocurrency exchanges wallets dropped to an 18-month low just above 2.3 million on Monday, according to data estimates from Glassnode.

Google Signs On as Network Validator for Blockchain Video Network Theta

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 13:07

Google Signs On as Network Validator for Blockchain Video Network Theta Google is teaming up with Theta Labs in a move meant to help the video delivery network onboard users through Google Cloud.

‘Focus on Retirement’: Crypto Custodian Rolls Out Hybrid IRA Offering

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 12:00

‘Focus on Retirement’: Crypto Custodian Rolls Out Hybrid IRA Offering South Dakota's Kingdom Trust is teaming with Kraken to offer a retirement savings platform where users can manage stocks, ETFs and crypto in one account.

Kingdom Trust Partners With Kraken to Offer Hybrid Crypto-Fiat Retirement Accounts

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 12:00

Kingdom Trust Partners With Kraken to Offer Hybrid Crypto-Fiat Retirement Accounts South Dakota's Kingdom Trust is teaming with Kraken to offer a retirement savings platform where users can manage stocks, ETFs and crypto in one account.

First Mover: EOS Has Still to Prove Itself After Spiraling Down This Past Year

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 11:37

First Mover: EOS Has Still to Prove Itself After Spiraling Down This Past Year Nearly two years after EOS first launched, the so-called "ethereum killer" has been able to surmount some of the problems that have previously hamstrung it. But is that enough?

Crypto Custodian BitGo Joins Race to Provide Prime Brokerage Services

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 11:00

Crypto Custodian BitGo Joins Race to Provide Prime Brokerage Services BitGo is entering the prime brokerage space following the launch of its lending business, announcing a new entity to serve institutional traders.

Coinbase Buys Tagomi as ‘Foundation’ of Institutional Trading Arm

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 11:00

Coinbase Buys Tagomi as ‘Foundation’ of Institutional Trading Arm Crypto exchange Coinbase is finally acquiring Tagomi, a prime brokerage platform specializing in digital asset trading for institutional clients.

Slipping Chinese Yuan May Boost Bitcoin Price, Past Data Suggests

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 10:19

Slipping Chinese Yuan May Boost Bitcoin Price, Past Data Suggests With historical data suggesting an intermittent correlation, bitcoin traders may do well to keep an eye on the ongoing slide in the yuan, analysts say.

Slipping Yuan May be Good for Bitcoin Price, Past Data Suggests

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 10:19

Slipping Yuan May be Good for Bitcoin Price, Past Data Suggests With historical data suggesting an intermittent correlation, bitcoin traders may do well to keep an eye on the ongoing slide in the yuan, analysts say.

TradeLens to Digitize India’s Largest Private Port Operator

CoinDesk

2020. May. 27. 09:26

TradeLens to Digitize India’s Largest Private Port Operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone is set to utilize the IBM-Maersk platform to speed up processes after COVID-19 highlighted issues with the existing system.

Brazilian Retailer Eyes Services for the Unbanked With Acquisition of FinTech Firm Airfox

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2020. May. 27. 08:31

Brazilian Retailer Eyes Services for the Unbanked With Acquisition of FinTech Firm Airfox Via Varejo snapped up the Boston-based firm to further its aim of providing financial services to millions of unbanked Brazilians.

Private Firms Can Boost Central Bank Digital Currencies, IMF Official Says

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2020. May. 26. 21:30

Private Firms Can Boost Central Bank Digital Currencies, IMF Official Says Synthetic CBDCs could let the private sector manage digital currencies backed by central banks, says the IMF's Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Can’t Stick to $9,000 While Stocks Rally

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2020. May. 26. 21:06

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Can’t Stick to $9,000 While Stocks Rally While bitcoin has been trending lower, Tuesday’s big winner in the markets are equities.

Deglobalization and Other Narrative Violations, Feat. Geoff Lewis

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2020. May. 26. 19:00

Deglobalization and Other Narrative Violations, Feat. Geoff Lewis In a world where conventional wisdom has never been more up for grabs, one VC explains why there is opportunity in alternative narratives.