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Twitter Tightens Security Ahead of US Presidential Election

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 07:35
Twitter is making a host of new security measures compulsory for accounts belonging to users considered influential in the upcoming election.

Ethereum Smashes Records as DeFi Hype Sends Transactions and Miner Revenue Soaring

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 06:35
Miners may be the real winners from DeFi as a surge in Ethereum activity sees them earn a record $16 million in a day.

How US States Are, and Aren’t, Easing Crypto Firms’ Compliance Burden

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 06:02
CSBS will make it easier for crypto companies to prove they’re in compliance with state regulations, but they’ll still have to apply for each state’s license first.

VeChain to Supply Blockchain Tech for Chinese Food Safety Group That Includes McDonald’s

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 05:14
The VeChain Foundation has become the first blockchain-based entity to join the China Animal Health and Food Safety Alliance (CAFA) and will work with members to trace supply chains in the country.

Ex-Employee at Australian Science Agency Avoids Prison After Mining Crypto on Supercomputers

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:28
A former contractor for Australian science agency CSIRO was found to have mined around $7,000 in cryptocurrency.

On bitFlyer Japan, Bitcoin Rewards Program Hits New Record

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 20:49
A report shared with CoinDesk Japan revealed that bitFlyer users exchanging loyalty points for bitcoin hit a record high in August.

Uniswap’s Distribution Is Built on Something That Can’t Be Forked: Actual Users

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 18:50
Uniswap distributed 400 of its new UNI tokens, a $1,400 value, to all its past users. Observers say the big surprise is likely to pay years of dividends.

Travala.com Enters China’s Fast-Recovering Travel Market

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 16:37
"In China, the recovery is happening now and very fast,” said Travala.com CEO Juan Otero.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slumps to $10.7K; Ethereum Fees Rise Again

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 16:30
Bitcoin's price is heading down while DeFi is helping Ethereum fees go up.

Uniswap Recaptures DeFi Buzz With UNI Token’s Airdropped Debut

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 16:06
A minimum of 400 UNI was airdropped to everyone who used Uniswap prior to September. Some called it “stimulus for Ethereum users.”

Judge Orders Bitfinex to Turn Over Tether Loan Documents (Again)

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:44
A New York judge eordered Bitfinex and Tether to turn over financial documents to the New York Attorney General's office, but left the timing to the parties to coordinate.

Monetary Policy Is Finished and Macro Debates Are Boring, Feat. Raoul Pal

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:00
A wide-ranging conversation about the state of macro, why central banks can’t really do anything and why private markets are leading the future of money.

Bitcoin Supply on Ethereum Tops $1B

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:06
More than 92,000 bitcoins have been tokenized on Ethereum.

US Homeland Security Challenges Freelancers to Design It a Digital Wallet

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:32
DHS officials are putting up $25,000 in cash prizes to designers who win the month-long competition.

Prosecutors Detail Russians’ Crypto Phishing Scheme in Forfeiture Suit

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:11
The alleged hackers also manipulated NEO's Gas market with a $5 million crypto infusion.

Ethereum Gas Fees Drive Gnosis-Powered Prediction Market to xDai’s Layer 2

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:10
"Ethereum is on the way to becoming a whale chain," said Gnosis co-founder Stefan George. That's why his team's tech is moving to xDai.

Blockchain Bites: Uniswap’s Token, Kraken’s Bank, Bitcoin’s Newbies

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:04
Uniswap issued a governance token, Kraken is the world's first crypto bank and there are more "newbie" bitcoin investors than in recent years.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 17, 2020

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:00
With bitcoin slipping with European stocks and a leaked memo about China's blockchain plans, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Societe Generale to Use as Many as Five Blockchains in Capital Markets Trials

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:59
A tech-focused subsidiary of Societe Generale said it will trial up to five different blockchains to understand their usefulness in capital markets.

Say Hello to the Singularity

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:17
Blockchain will be the operating system of the "technological singularity" – for better or worse.