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ConsenSys, R3, Tron, Ciphertrace: Blockchain Startups Got $18M+ in US ‘PPP’ Bailout Loans

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:30
At least 45 crypto and blockchain startups including ConsenSys and Ciphertrace received US Paycheck Protection Program loans, new filings show.

Blockchain Bites: E-Gold Claims, Arca’s New Fund and Generation Z

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 13:31
Arca, a Los Angeles money manager, has launched a new fund on Ethereum, E-Gold claims the government suppressed evidence in its case, and Expedia is taking bitcoin.

What Is Yield Farming? The Rocket Fuel of DeFi, Explained

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:05
If all these terms ("DeFi," "liquidity mining," "yield farming") are so much Greek to you, fear not. We're here to catch you up.

Bitcoin News Roundup for July 6, 2020

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:00
With bitcoin volatility sinking, lightning payments to your bank account and real world accountability on the blockchain, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back for your BTC news roundup!

Visa Seeks Ethereum Developer for New ‘Distributed Application’

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 10:30
The world's largest payment network is looking for an Ethereum developer to help work on a new blockchain-based application.

Compound’s ‘Yield Farmers’ Briefly Turned BAT Into DeFi’s Largest Coin

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 10:00
The digital advertising token briefly became bigger than ether in the decentralized finance space, thanks to popular lending protocol Compound.

Arca Labs Launches Ethereum-Based SEC-Registered Fund

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 09:32
After nearly 20 months of back-and-forth, the Los Angeles money manager finally cleared what appears to be the first regulated fund represented by digital shares.

Kraken-Owned Crypto Facilities Wins UK License to Offer Derivatives Trading

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 09:00
The subsidiary of cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has obtained a U.K. license allowing it to operate its derivatives platform in the EU.

First Mover: As Bitcoiners Watch Dollar, Deutsche Sees Trump Win Hurting Reserve Status

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 07:31
Add the U.S. presidential election to the growing list of volatility drivers as the bitcoin market enters the second half of 2020.

Bitcoin Rises in Line With Stocks After Dip Below $9K

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 07:05
Bitcoin’s positive correlation with stocks continues Monday, with the cryptocurrency drawing bids alongside gains in global equities.

Afghanistan Approves Blockchain Project to Help Tackle Scourge of Counterfeit Meds

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 06:00
Fantom is launching a pilot to help combat Afghanistan's counterfeit drugs problem using its blockchain to trace products along the supply chain.

IOHK Invests Six-Figure Sum Into Crypto Asset Manager Wave Financial

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 04:49
Charles Hoskinson, IOHK's CEO, will become an advisor to Wave Financial as part of the deal.

Crypto Firm CEO Went Into Hiding After Claims 2,000 Investors Defrauded

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 04:21
The CEO of cryptocurrency investment firm VaultAge Solutions has forced into bankruptcy while on the run from angry investors.

Travala.com Lets Travelers Once Again Book Expedia Hotels in Crypto

Sun, 07/05/2020 - 22:26
The blockchain-based travel agency's partnership comes as booking rates surge from their COVID-19 lows.

Crypto Long & Short: Crypto Markets Are Maturing, but Gen Z Is Rewriting How Markets Work

Sun, 07/05/2020 - 17:34
Noelle Acheson looks at the potential influence of Generation Z on how institutional crypto asset markets will evolve.

What Artists Love About Crypto

Sun, 07/05/2020 - 10:00
Working with new media changes the creative process, according to this painter and video game creator.

It’s Time for a Revolution in Financial Education, Feat. Tyrone Ross

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 11:00
To decrease wealth inequality, one passionate financial adviser argues why financial education needs different content, from different voices, delivered through different channels.

Bad Ravencoin Code Allows Attackers to Generate Coins Without Mining

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 18:16
“The vulnerability does not allow the stealing of RVN or assets that you own and control, but the minting did create RVN that should not exist,” said developer Tron Black.

Here’s How to Expand Who Contributes to Bitcoin Core

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 15:00
A Bitcoin Core dev and her exchange partner discuss Bitcoin and privacy and how to incentivize more developers to contribute to the protocol.

Irish Charity Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Build Blockchain Platform for Aid Distribution

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 14:14
The grant will also allow Oxfam to scale the project across the Pacific region and explore its potential in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.