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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.

First Mover: Federal Reserve Does What It Wants to Do as Bitcoin Hits $11K

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:08
This week's Fed meeting ushered in a new regime for U.S. monetary policy, offering a reminder of just how frequently top officials change the rules.

Alibaba on Track to Be the Largest Blockchain Patent Holder by End of 2020: Study

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:00
Chinese conglomerate Alibaba is on track to become the largest blockchain patent holder, having filed ten times more than closest rival IBM.

Delta Exchange Claims First With Crypto Options Settled in Tether Stablecoin

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:00
The cryptocurrency derivatives platform now offers put and call options contracts settled in the stablecoin tether (USDT).

Wyoming Bank Regulator Taps Chainalysis to Boost Crypto Tracing Efforts

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:57
The Wyoming Division of Banking will receive training and two software licenses from blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis.

The $55M Hack That Almost Brought Ethereum Down

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:41
Matthew Leising's new book "Out of the Ether" tells the history of Ethereum and the story behind the hack that almost brought the network to its knees.

How Normies Are Getting Crypto-Rich With DeFi

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:17
DeFi may be a whale's game, but plenty of small players are making life-changing amounts of money with these risky crypto experiments.

Bitcoin Falls Back Below $11K as Markets Doubt Fed’s Ability to Boost Inflation

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:14
Prevailing doubts over whether the Fed has what it takes to hit its 2% inflation target hit traditional markets and may have contributed to a bitcoin price drop on Thursday.

DEX Aggregator ParaSwap Raises $2.7M Seed Round From Deep Roster of Crypto Investors

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 07:00
ParaSwap has raised $2.7 million in seed funding from 32 investors including Blockchain Capital, Alameda Research, CoinGecko and more.

Libra Association Hires Former HSBC CEO

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 06:56
The Libra Association, the organisation developing the Facebook-led cryptocurrency payments project, has hired a banking heavyweight with 25 years at HSBC.

New Bitcoin Options App Raises $4.7M in Round Led by Pantera Capital

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:00
PowerTrade is a new mobile-based cryptocurrency options trading platform set to launch this year.

Coinbase Pro Lists Uniswap’s New Token Just Hours After Launch

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:07
Uniswap's new UNI tokens can be deposited on Coinbase Pro immediately, with trading to follow when there's sufficient liquidity.

Gibraltar Updates Distributed Ledger Guidance to Match FATF Crypto Rules

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:01
The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission has updated its guidance for virtual asset service providers to include clarity on risk management, token issuance, and more.

Ethereum’s Pending Transactions Jump 30% After Uniswap’s Token Claim Begins

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 00:30
The number of pending transactions has reached over 210,000 after the claim for Uniswap's UNI token starts.

China’s BSN to ‘Localize’ 24 Public Blockchains by Making Them Permissioned

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 21:45
China’s state-sanctioned Blockchain-Based Service Network is finally bringing public chains to its homeland -- but they will look very different.

Uniswap Launches Governance Token in Bid to Keep Up With Rival AMM SushiSwap

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 20:46
Decentralized trading platform Uniswap has launched a governance token, UNI, minting 1 billion coins to be released to the public over the next four years.

Bitcoin ‘Young Investment’ Wallets at Highest Level Since February 2018

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:42
New investors are entering the bitcoin market at a faster pace and possibly creating upward pressure on prices, on-chain data shows.

Market Wrap: With Fed Rate Policy Unchanged, Bitcoin Passes $11K; Ether Options Bet on Price Below $400

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:37
Bitcoin's price continues to trend upward while the ether options market signals bearish sentiment.

Governments vs. Networks: The Battle for the Soul of Finance

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:00
Governments have significant discretion over economics and finance today, but decentralized network-driven alternatives threaten that control.

Federal Reserve Now Targets Inflation Above 2%, Bitcoin Breaks $11K

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:19
Federal Reserve officials said Wednesday they would hold U.S. interest rates at close to zero and work to push inflation above 2% "for some time."