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‘Misleading’ Term Stablecoin Should Be Ditched, Says ECB

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:25
The EU central bank said the term stablecoin is potentially "confusing" and "misleading" to consumers.

Equity Markets Turmoil Could Push Bitcoin Below $10K, Say Analysts

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 07:02
Bitcoin risks falling into four figures on a continued sell-off in equities and rebounding U.S. dollar.

A New Social Contract for the Digital Age

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 07:00
Veteran futurist Don Tapscott imagines the world in 2030 and finds reasons for optimism in the face of persistent social crisis.

US Space Force Enlists Blockchain Firm to Deploy Hack-Proof Data Defenses

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 06:05
The United States Space Force has engaged blockchain firm Xage Security to develop a new security layer for its communications systems.

Digital Euro Would Provide Alternative to Cryptos, ECB President Lagarde Says

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 05:55
A digital euro for retail payments would "ensure that sovereign money remains at the core of European payment systems," according to Legarde.

JD.com to Build Apps for China’s Digital Yuan Project: Report

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 04:27
The Chinese e-commerce giant has reportedly agreed to help the nation's central bank develop infrastructure including a wallet for its cash-equivalent digital currency.

Uniswap Users Say Uniting Can Strengthen UNI

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 21:27
A group of anonymous Uniswap users are hoping to unionize so they may deal with the automated market maker’s (AMM) governance problems that arose after the launch of its governance token UNI last week - which, according to some, was supposed to solve those very same problems.

Silk Road Programmer Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:51
Michael Weigand faces a five-year maximum sentence for hiding his role with Silk Road from investigators.

Bitcoin Miner Bitfarms Leases 2,000 Rigs From BlockFills, Has Option for Up to 7,000 More

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:51
Bitfarms boost its mining power by 360 PH with the new lease, set to run for 24 months.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips to $10.1K, Ether Drops to $330 on Sell-Off Session

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:21
Bitcoin and ether price fell precipitously Monday as markets globally roil in uncertainty.

The Fast-Growing NFT Market Is Problematic Yet Promising

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:16
There is authentic demand for crypto collectibles, called NFTs, but the introduction of yield farming has introduced new issues.

OCC: Banks Can Hold Some Stablecoin Reserves

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:02
The U.S. OCC has published fresh guidance, officially clarifying national banks can provide services to stablecoin issuers in the U.S.

The FinCEN Files Show Banks Don’t Actually Care About Stopping Money Laundering

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:00
The massive leak of suspicious activity reports shows how banks let the government know about likely money laundering, then go right on providing services.

Here in Venezuela, Doctors Struggle to Access Aid From Crypto Platform

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 14:35
For a moment, it looked as if crypto would make a huge stride in Venezuela. But accessing funds from abroad has been difficult.

Craig Wright Must Face Trial Over Alleged $11B Bitcoin Fortune as Request for Summary Judgment Denied

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 14:26
In a case involving the ownership of about 1.1 million bitcoin (worth over $11 billion), the federal court denied Wright’s request for a summary judgment on Monday.

CIA’s New Research Lab to Study Blockchain

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:52
CIA Labs will give officers an outlet to patent and profit from their tech inventions.

‘We Blew It.’ Douglas Rushkoff’s Take on the Future of the Web

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:37
Douglas Rushkoff is a futurist and early cypherpunk. His early writings on the internet paved the way for thinking about the web in revolutionary terms. What's changed?

Bitcoin and Ether in Biggest Slump Since Sept. 3 as Stock Markets Sink

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:12
Prices for both Bitcoin and Ether fell sharply in the past 24 hours, after a drop in global equities.

Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social Capital Holds Bitcoin From 2013 Amid Talk of Public Listing

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:01
Social Capital, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm started by an early Facebook vice president, has held bitcoin since 2013.

How Activist Investors Can Help the Digital Assets Industry Mature

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:47
Often demonized for acting self-interestedly, activist investors can bring much needed focus to struggling organizations. In crypto, too.