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Bitcoin News Roundup for July 1, 2020

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:35
With a historically boring update to bitcoin's mining difficulty and the digital dollar back in the news, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back for your bitcoin news roundup.

The New US-Mexico-Canada Trade Pact Holds Opportunity for Distributed Tech

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:27
NAFTA's replacement, which comes into force today, contains several provisions that might open the way for blockchain technology.

Investment Firm Launches ETF-Like Product for Compound Yield Farmers

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:18
The investment portfolio gives users exposure to Compound interest rates and, of course, yield farming.

Cryptography Startup Brings Private Payment Channels to Tezos Blockchain

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:10
Cryptography firm Bolt Labs has launched a private payment solution, zkChannels, on Tezos.

Blockchain Bites: DeFi and DEXs Surge, Bitcoin’s Negligible Adjustment and an ICO Class Action

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:05
DeFi's agricultural revolution, Bitcoin's negligible adjustment and the novel legal strategy bringing an ICO project to court.

Coinbase Takes Over Servicing for 21Shares’ Bitcoin ETP, Displaces Kingdom Trust

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:20
Coinbase Custody has replaced Kingdom Trust as the principal custodian for its Bitcoin ETP, just as it begins trading on Deutsche Boerse.

UK Court Orders Crypto Exchange to Shut Down After Clients Lose $2M

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 09:43
The U.K. is ordering GPay to shut down on allegations that 108 clients lost £1.5 million or $2 million through the crypto exchange.

Coinbase Ventures Joins $23M Funding Round for Crypto Custody Firm

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 09:05
Curv, a company that provides increased secrecy when it comes to holding crypto assets, has closed a $23 million Series A funding round.

First Mover: Crypto.com’s Chain Token Dominated Markets in June With 33% Gain

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 08:34
The Chain token gained 33% last month, the top performer among the largest digital assets during a month when bitcoin, ether and XRP all fell.

Binance Retains Top Spot as CoinGecko Revamps Exchange Trust Metric

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 08:02
CoinGecko has added a cybersecurity metric to its Trust Score. As with rival data site CoinMarketCap, the largest exchange Binance retains pole position.

‘Money Printer Go Brrr’ Is How the Dollar Retains Reserve Status

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 08:00
Forecasts of the dollar's demise are premature. Demand for greenbacks has never been stronger, says our columnist.

New York-Based Asset Manager Closes $190M Round for Bitcoin Institutional Fund

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 06:47
This is NYDIG's second raise for a bitcoin fund this year.

Washington, DC, Lawyers Can Now Accept Crypto for Legal Fees

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 06:23
The District of Columbia Bar approved crypto payments for lawyers' fees in an ethics opinion.

Crypto Trading Firm B2C2 Eyes Prime Brokerage Space With $30M Stake Sale to SBI

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 06:04
B2C2 is eyeing its new partnership with SBI Holdings as a route to becoming a crypto prime broker.

Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Has Rarely Been This Static in a Decade

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:17
Bitcoin's mining difficulty just posted the smallest percentage change in 10 years.

Swiss Government Makes Moves to Encourage Crypto Businesses

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:00
The Swiss government is making key legislative changes to financial laws to improve legal conditions for blockchain businesses.

Bitcoin ETP Listed on Europe’s Third-Largest Exchange

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 01:12
21Shares said listing on Deutsche Boerse's Xetra platform will make their Bitcoin ETP accessible to a broader institutional market.

Senate Banking Committee Remains Open to Idea of Digital Dollar in Tuesday’s Hearing

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:00
While not every lawmaker was on board with the idea of a central bank digital currency during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday, no one explicitly rejected it either.

Spanish Police Accuse Illegal Drug Vendor of Laundering $3.3M Haul in Crypto

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:30
The National Police of Spain said vendors’ “purchase of virtual currency stands out.” They arrested 33 suspects across two parallel raids.

The Man Who Tokenized Himself Gives Holders Power Over His Life

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:21
Alex Masmej, the founder of Rocket and creator his own token ($ALEX) wants holders to vote on his life choices. The idea might become a startup, he says.