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Wuhan Days: What I Learned About Blockchain From Two Months Under Lockdown

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:00
A DeFi professional describes life under quarantine in COVID-19's epicenter. When the next crisis comes, he says, blockchain tech will be ready to help.

Hacker Exploits Flaw in Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Bisq to Steal $250K

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 09:12
The DEX revealed the hack 18 hours after it suspended trading.

Bitcoin Cash Undergoes ‘Halving’ Event, Casting Shadow on Miner Profitability

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:21
Bitcoin Cash, the blockchain network that forked off Bitcoin in 2017, has just reduced its mining rewards by half, causing lots of miners to have nearly zero gross margin.

First Mover: A Sneak Preview of Bitcoin’s Halving — in Real Time

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:18
As central banks around the world inject trillions into the global economy, investors are looking at bitcoin and its "halving" as a hedge against inflation.

Today’s ‘Halving’ May Be Non-Event for Bitcoin Cash Prices

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:05
While some expect today's reward cut for BCH miners to belong-term bullish for prices, analysts suggest otherwise.

Banking API Platform Sila Raises $7.7M on Promise of Programmable Money

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:00
The $7.7 million round from Madrona Venture Group and others will help Sila bring bespoke stablecoins to fintech entrepreneurs.

Chicago’s Trading Firms Look to DeFi With New ‘Alliance’

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:00
DeFi may actually grow during the coronavirus crisis. TD Ameritrade, Cumberland, CMT Digital, DV Trading and Jump Trading are hoping to facilitate.

Wrapped Bitcoin Aims to Kickstart DeFi on Tezos Blockchain

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:00
Bitcoin Association Switzerland is partnering with the Tezos Foundation and others to create tzBTC, a bitcoin-pegged token meant to power DeFi applications on Tezos.

Overstock Is Set to Finally Pay Out Its Digital Security Shareholder Dividend

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 06:00
The blockchain-friendly online retailer is planning to distribute its long-delayed digital asset shareholder dividend on May 19.

Cryptopia Users Win Victory in Court Case Over Crypto Assets Worth Over $100M

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 05:10
In the fallout from a massive hack of the New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange, users at last have a little good news.

Power Ledger Inks Deal to Allow French Consumers to Customize Green Energy Mix

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 04:00
The Australian firm is breaking into the European market with a new partnership that enhances the tracking and certification of green energy.

Bitcoin Cash Approaches Milestone With First Halving Expected Wednesday

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 19:30
The event is a foreshadowing of the same process happening on a larger scale on the BTC blockchain next month.

Bitcoin Tracks Stocks Up to $7.4K Before Sliding Back to $7.1K

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 17:15
Bitcoin trended higher along with many traditional markets Tuesday before changing direction and falling as U.S. stock trading closed.

A New Ultrasonic Hack Can Exploit Your Siri

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 16:01
A new hack called a SurfingAttack uses ultrasonic guided waves to communicate with a device through the voice assistant.

Exit Plans, Premature Rallies and Frontline Heroes, Feat. Ben Hunt

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 15:00
Epsilon Theory's Ben Hunt and NLW discuss why markets are rallying as we enter what promises to be the deadliest week of the virus in the US yet.

Microsoft, Celo Back Virtual Earth Day Event From Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 14:47
Microsoft is throwing its weight behind the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC) incubator, a six-week hackathon focused on green energy.

Price Gap Between Sellers and Buyers Yawned During Bitcoin’s March Sell-Off, Study Finds

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 14:45
As cryptocurrency markets crashed hard in March, bid-ask spreads on major exchanges widened dramatically, according to a report by market maker B2C2.

Ready Layer One: Base Layer Protocols Team Up for Virtual Developer Event

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 14:05
A virtual conference is being organized by a bevy of base-layer protocols – the Web3 Foundation, Near, Cosmos, Tezos, Protocol Labs and Polkadot.

Your Crypto Startup Needs a Recession Strategy

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 13:56
A shakeout is coming in crypto venture capital and entrepreneurs should react with a new plan, says our columnist.

Bitcoin News Roundup for April 7, 2020

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 12:37
Crypto beats traditional markets while a COVID-19 vaccine enters human trials. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily podcast.