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Bear Trap? Bitcoin Slips to One-Week Low Amid Low Volumes

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 07:30
Bitcoin's recent $780 pullback lacks volume support from sellers and may be short-lived.

North Korean Hacking Group May Be Behind Malware-Laden Fake Crypto Site

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 06:54
A new and hard-to-detect macOS malware variant has been discovered lurking on a fake cryptocurrency trading site.

MUFG Plays Down Reports of Digital Currency Launch

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 05:32
Japan's MUFG Bank and Recruit Holdings were said to be launching a digital currency as part of a new payments venture. MUFG has now put that claim in doubt.

Bitcoin No Longer Looks Like ‘Digital Gold’ by One Measure

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 04:00
If "digital gold" means "assets where investors park money during financial market turmoil," then bitcoin doesn't fit the bill as well as it used to.

Gemini Hires Former Starling Bank Founder as Managing Director of Europe

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 01:00
The exchange hired Julian Sawyer, former co-founder and chief operating officer of a U.K. digital bank, to shape the exchange’s strategy in the region and manage European hiring.

State Street Slashes DLT Developer Team as Bank Rethinks Blockchain Strategy

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 17:25
State Street Bank has cut over 100 blockchain developer jobs as part of a pivot from transforming its plumbing with DLT to supporting digital assets.

Freedom Fighter or Fool? Jury’s Out on Arrested Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:15
The case offers a litmus test of sorts: Was Griffith's appearance in North Korea a brazen violation of economic sanctions or a noble act of spreading ethereum's gospel of global reinvention?

Ethereum Devs Reconsider ‘Difficulty Bomb’ Timing as Hard Forks Loom

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 14:25
Developers may punt a network feature two years down the road to avoid complicating ethereum's transition to proof-of-stake (PoS).

Global Android Vulnerability Could Grab Wallet and Banking Data

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 13:00
A newly-discovered exploit could hijack banking and wallet apps on your Android phone.

Placeholder Leads $2 Million Seed Round for DeFi Services Provider Zerion

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:11
DeFi services provider Zerion has raised $2 million from Placeholder, Blockchain and others to build out its team.

MARKETS DAILY: China Picking Winners While Traders Wonder

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:44
This time we're talking winners and losers in China's increasingly top-down crypto industry, the implications behind former CFTC chairman Giancarlo's just-announced move to white-shoe law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, and more.

Online Lender SoFi Gets NY BitLicense, Clearing Way to Offer Crypto Trading

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:29
SoFi has been granted a BitLicense by NYDFS, allowing it to provide crypto trading services to New Yorkers.

China’s Internet Firewall Has Blocked Access to Ethereum Block Explorer Etherscan.io

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:05
China's Great Firewall, used by the government to regulate access to foreign internet sites, has blocked one of the most popular sources of ethereum blockchain data.

Court Backs Nordea Bank Bid to Block Staff From Trading Crypto

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 09:40
Nordea Bank has won a court battle in Denmark over its bid to bar employees from buying and selling cryptocurrencies outside of work.

Zcash Foundation Funds App Mixing Private Messaging and Payments

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 09:00
Meet Cwtch, a zcash-fueled messaging app with more decentralization than Telegram or Signal.

WisdomTree Launches Physically Backed Bitcoin ETP on SIX Swiss Exchange

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 07:09
A new bitcoin exchange traded product has just listed on the Swiss stock exchange SIX, and it's physically backed by the underlying crypto.

Bitcoin to See Return of Bull Cross That Marked Onset of 2016-17 Price Rally

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 06:11
A bitcoin price indicator that marked the beginning of the 2016-17 bull market is about to make another appearance.

Institutions Are Showing Interest in ETP Tied to Binance Coin, Amun Says

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 05:30
Swiss crypto finance firm Amun says it’s received significant institutional interest in its exchange-traded product tied to Binance Coin (BNB).

The SEC Has a New Chief Crypto Cop

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 04:38
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed a new head of the cyber unit that tackles crypto firms breaking the law.

Sanctions Weren’t Discussed at North Korea Crypto Conference, Attendee Says

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 04:00
The U.S. government's charges against Virgil Griffith are overblown, says one attendee of the North Korean conference that led to the ethereum developer's arrest.

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