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Swiss Banks Enter the Age of Bitcoin

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 20:35
An emerging trend in wealth-stashing Switzerland: crypto-friendly banks.

In First ‘Pure Crypto’ Hire, Silvergate Bank Recruits Blockstream Liquid Network Exec

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 16:46
Benjamin Richman, formerly director of business development and partnerships at Blockstream, will help the crypto-friendly bank pursue its ambitious goals for serving the crypto industry.

3 More Execs Leave Swiss Stock Exchange’s $100M Blockchain Project

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 16:00
Three executives have left SDX, the blockchain-based venue for digital asset trading owned by Swiss stock exchange operator SIX Group, since the year began, including two founding team members.

Kevin Owocki on Gitcoin, Controversy and the Future of Open Source Funding

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:15
The founder of one of crypto’s most buzzed about projects discusses the origins of Gitcoin, controversy, and why open source funding needs to evolve.

Vodafone Is the Latest Big Company to Quit Facebook-Founded Libra Association

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:00
Telecom giant Vodafone has left the Libra Association, the eighth company to pull out of the Facebook-led digital currency project since the fall.

Huobi Opens Brokerage Platform for Institutional Investors

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 14:00
Huobi is opening a brokerage, headquartered in Gibraltar, to better serve its institutional clients.

Merchants Can Now Accept XRP Via Crypto Payment Processor BitPay

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 13:40
If $XRP is burning a hole in your pocket you can now spend it at retailers served by BitPay (along with $BTC, $BCH or $ETH)

Square Crypto Is Creating a ‘Lightning Development Kit’ for Bitcoin Wallets

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:50
Square Crypto is hoping to galvanize Lightning development with a new tool kit, currently under construction.

Crypto News Roundup for Jan. 21, 2020

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:16
Join CoinDesk Podcast Editor Adam B. Levine and Senior Markets Reporter Brad Keoun for a daily, time saving rundown of top news impacting crypto markets today.

6 Central Banks Form Digital Currency Use Case Working Group

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:00
The working group will pool research into CBDCs.

Paxos Launches Automatic Conversions Between Bank Deposits and Stablecoins

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:01
Paxos is enabling a new auto-transfer feature to streamline the conversion of funds between bank accounts and stablecoin deposits.

Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust Is Now Open to More Investors as SEC Reporting Company

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:20
The trust’s shares are now registered under the Exchange Act of 1934, making the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust the first cryptocurrency investment vehicle to become a reporting company.

Switzerland Softens Tone on Libra After Ex-President Says Project ‘Failed’

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 07:45
Switzerland's now-departed president said the project had "failed" in its current form.

Regulated Fintech Firm Monerium to Issue E-Money on Algorand Blockchain

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 07:00
Monerium, which has a European Economic Area e-money license, will bring fiat currency transactions onto Algorand's protocol.

Bitcoin Price Indicator Eyes First Bullish Turn Since August

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 06:00
Bitcoin's case for a rally to $10,000 over the next few weeks looks stronger with the weekly MACD histogram about to turn bullish for the first time in five months.

India’s Central Bank Explains Why It Blocked Banks From Using Cryptos in Court Filing

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 05:35
The Reserve Bank of India has said in a court filing that it had "ringfenced" financial institutions from dealing with digital assets over perceived risks, but hadn't banned cryptos.

Do Custodians Wield Undue Influence on Crypto Market Prices?

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 05:00
Noelle Acheson warns of the consolidating power of crypto custodians, and the influence this could have on asset prices.

Canada Forges $130,000 Development Deal for Steel-Tracking Blockchain

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 04:00
The Canadian government has awarded enterprise blockchain startup Mavennet a procurement contract for the development of an on-chain steel-tracking platform.

DigixDAO Votes to Liquidate $64M Treasury

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 15:17
With only 52 votes, the DigixDAO treasury will dissolve, returning DGD holders their staked $ETH.

CME Open Interest for Bitcoin Futures Up 100% Since Start of 2020

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 13:48
Open interest in bitcoin futures listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have doubled in the first few days of the year, as noted by data analytics firm Skew.