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Block.One Will Not Launch Its Social Network on EOS

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:43
In a departure from earlier announcements, the company now says its Facebook rival, Voice, "will be run on a purpose-made EOSIO blockchain."

SEC Charges ICO Operator Who Used Alias After Past Conviction

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:04
The SEC has charged Blockchain Terminal founder Boaz Manor with securities fraud for a $30 million ICO conducted in 2017 and 2018.

Ripple-Backed Crypto Wallet BRD Launches Blockchain Toolbox for Enterprise Apps

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:01
The mobile wallet provider is launching a suite of tools aimed to allow blockchain developers to more easily and cheaply build apps for enterprises.

Swedish Crypto Exchange BTCX Plans IPO in 2020

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:47
An IPO offers BTCX the opportunity to help bring transparency to the industry, it's CEO says.

Bitcoin Falls Back After Briefly Breaking $9k Resistance

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:57
Bitcoin's bulls have failed to make a solid move above $9,000, having briefly topped the psychological resistance level earlier on Friday.

Binance in Talks to Launch Crypto Trading Joint Venture in Japan

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 06:15
The exchange said it is discussing a strategic partnership with a Softbank subsidiary and Japan-based exchange TaoTao to work together to provide "trading services" in the country.

Blockchain Arbitration Firm Proof of Trust Plans London Stock Exchange Listing

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 05:53
The company has said it plans to list on the London Stock Exchange's main market.

Watch Civic’s CEO Talk About His New Cross-Border Payment System

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 05:00
The Civic Wallet is a noncustodial money transfer system that uses your face instead of complex keys.

2019’s DeFi Boom Creates New Questions for Tax Filing Season

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 04:00
A number of startups are now trying to help retail investors make sense of the tax implications of decentralized finance.

Crypto dealer SFOX Adds New Service for Fund Managers to Invest in Digital Assets

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 03:10
San Francisco Open Exchange unveiled Thursday its new “Separately Managed Account Solution” to help investors create their own crypto trading strategies.

Deribit Takes On New Trading Tools to Capture ‘Exploding’ Options Market

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:54
Global provider of professional trading software Trading Technologies announced Wednesday it would provide connectivity to leading derivatives exchange, Deribit

Anchorage, Bison Trails Execs to Helm Libra’s New ‘Technical Steering Committee’

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:31
The Libra Association has formed a steering committee to oversee the creation of its technical roadmap.

CabbageTech CEO Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison After Pleading Guilty in Fraud Case

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:41
Patrick McDonnell was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison and ordered to pay victims $225,000 after pleading guilty to charges he defrauded investors in his crypto trading platform, CabbageTech.

Currency ‘Cold War’ Takes Center Stage at Pre-Davos Crypto Confab

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:00
Cryptocurrencies could be at the heart of a new Cold War, at least according to some investors at the Crypto Finance Conference in St. Moritz.

US Lawmakers Try Again on Tax Relief for Small Crypto Payments

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:15
House Representatives’ bipartisan legislation would exempt realized crypto gains under $200 from taxation.

Decred’s Akin Sawyerr Says Blockchain Is Part of Africa’s Political Future

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:36
Blockchain-based governance could lead the way towards better business and political practices around the world, says investor Akin Sawyerr.

Why ‘Crypto Dad’ Is Building the Digital Dollar Foundation

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:10
With the proverbial digital currency barbarians at the gate, ex-CFTC chair Christopher Giancarlo launches a digital dollar initiative.

Fake News on Steroids: Deepfakes Are Coming – Are World Leaders Prepared?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:09
What 2018 and 2019 were to blockchain and cryptocurrencies on the WEF stage (met with a healthy mix of intrigue and skepticism), 2020 will be to synthetic media, also known by the ominous-sounding euphemism “deepfakes.”

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto News Roundup for Jan. 16, 2020

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 14:19
With bitcoin up more than 20% so far this year, the rally is taking a breather. CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with an expanded news round-up that'll condense about an hour of reading into less than 8 minutes of stories and highlights.

New Hampshire Lawmakers Vote Down Crypto Tax Bill

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:25
New Hampshire legislators have scrapped a bill that would have allowed state agencies to accept cryptocurrencies for tax payments.