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MakerDAO Foundation Plots Its Own Demise

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 18:11
The MakerDAO Foundation is getting serious about its planned obsolescence. A governance call Thursday laid out founder Rune Christensen's three pillars of full decentralization.

BIS Researchers Say Coronavirus Could Spur Central Banks to Adopt Digital Payments

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 17:17
BIS researchers think COVID-19 may accelerate the adoption of digital payments and sharpen the debate over central bank digital currencies.

How Blockchain Tech Can Make Coronavirus Relief More Effective

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:34
Smart contracts and distributed ledgers can bring accountability and certainty to coronavirus relief efforts, says economist Stephanie Hurder.

SEC Charges 2 With Fraudulent Water-Backed Token Sale

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:33
The SEC charged a former Texas pastor and his wife for allegedly defrauding hundreds of investors through an alkaline water-backed cryptocurrency TeshuaCoin.

R3 Teams With Custodian Hex Trust to Help Asian Banks Sell Security Tokens

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:18
Hong Kong-based Hex Trust is partnering with the enterprise blockchain company to offer banking clients another option for issuing security tokens.

Will DeFi Matter in a Post-Coronavirus World? Feat. Matt Luongo

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:00
Keep Project founder Matt Luongo discusses launching a bridge between bitcoin and ethereum as well as what the world looks like for BTC and DeFi after COVID-19.

Binance Donated $2.4M in Coronavirus Medical Supplies; CZ Pledges More

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 14:20
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said his exchange had donated $2.4 million in crypto to buying medical supplies to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak, and plans to donate up to $5 million total.

Ether-Bitcoin Price Volatility Spread Hits 4-Month Low

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 13:55
Some cryptocurrencies are hairier rides than others. But there may not be much difference in price volatility between the top two in the months ahead.

Blockchain Gaming, Messaging Apps See User Growth Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 13:38
Coronavirus lockdowns have led to a relative surge in a small corner of the cryptocurrency space: its more casual and entertaining end.

Looking for a Safe Haven Digital Asset? Try Gold

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:05
Gold has traditionally been a safe place to invest during market turmoil. Now there's a new option: tokenized gold, says the CEO of Smart Valor, a European exchange.

Bitcoin News Roundup for April 3, 2020

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:00
Bitcoin bumps up and mining machines are dropping in price. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily podcast.

P2P Exchange Hodl Hodl Takes First Step in Bringing Private Bitcoin Trades to BlueWallet Users

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:00
Users of the BlueWallet app can now view available trades on Hodl Hodl, with trading coming soon.

Cambrial Capital to Shut Down After Coronavirus Tanks Markets: Sources

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:41
Cambrial Capital, a crypto-focused fund of funds, is quietly winding down its operations, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

FBI Used Bitcoin Trail to Catch Russian Rapper Accused of Money Laundering

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 08:34
Rapper Maksim Boiko had claimed bundles of money he posed with in photos came from rental revenue and investments in bitcoin.

Bitcoin Extends Rally as Trading Volume for CME Futures Hits Three-Week High

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 08:00
Bitcoin futures volumes on CME picked up the pace on Thursday as bitcoin extended the recent rally to levels above $7,200.

Why Are Crypto Companies Going to Abu Dhabi?

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 06:00
The Abu Dhabi Global Market has become an attractive jurisdiction for crypto companies since it introduced digital asset regulation in June 2018.

Corporate America Knows the Bailout Is Baked In

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 05:00
Corporate America has embraced fragility, says Nic Carter. Its business model depends on a bailout.

SoftBank-Backed Fintech Firm Joins Chinese Conglomerate to Build Blockchain Platform

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 03:00
OneConnect, the fintech wing of Ping An Insurance Group, is building a logistics-tracking blockchain platform with the China Merchants Port Group.

Manufacturers Mark Down Bitcoin Miners as Price Drop, Halving Change Calculus

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 00:30
Last month’s bitcoin price crash has prompted manufacturers to sell their mining devices at discounts as steep as 20 percent ahead of the May halving.

Chinese Financial Watchdog Warns of Manipulative Crypto Exchanges

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 18:00
A Chinese financial watchdog warned investors of rising risks in crypto investments as the global stock market continues to fluctuate.