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As Governments Rush to Track Coronavirus, Honduras May Offer a Privacy-First Model

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 17:31
The coronavirus crisis will certainly have lasting impacts, but some measures may prove less harmful than others.  While countries like Israel and China implement coronavirus emergency measures that digitally track civilian location data and health records, an entrepreneur in Honduras developed a blockchain-powered equivalent with an acute focus on privacy.  The bootstrapped startup Emerge is […]

Brazilian Financial Regulators Will Vet Companies and Political Appointees on a Blockchain

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 16:25
Brazil’s major financial regulators have unified their intelligence troves under a blockchain-backed sharing system called PIER.

5 Reasons for Cautious Optimism in Crypto

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 15:02
While traditional markets continue to flail, bitcoin and crypto are showing surprising resilience and attracting new audiences.

Bitcoin Blows Past $7K in Sudden 14% Jump

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 14:18
Bitcoin (BTC) suddenly rallied Thursday after weeks in the doldrums, trading above $7,000 for the first time since March 11.

Makers of Keep Protocol Raise $7.7M to Bring Trustless BTC to DeFi

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 13:00
Thesis has closed a $7.7 million deal by selling its KEEP tokens to some of crypto’s top investors. Its TBTC project could get more bitcoin into DeFi.

Ripple Engineers Publish Design for Private Transactions on XRP Ledger

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:21
Ripple engineer Nik Bougalis has proposed a method of shielding transactions on the XRP ledger.

Bitcoin News Roundup for April 2, 2020

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:00
Crypto is up and a weird lawsuit may be coming to an end. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily podcast.

CoinTracker Adds 6 Industry Partnerships for Its Crypto Tax Reporting Tool

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 10:50
The firm has partnered with a number of prominent blockchain industry names including ErisX, Lolli and Casa.

Using Bitcoin in Zimbabwe, Part 3 of a Six-Part Documentary Podcast Series

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 10:00
In the third episode of the six-part series about Bitcoin in Africa you will hear from two early bitcoin adopters based in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.

Digital Custodian Anchorage Adds XRP Storage for Institutional Customers

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 09:34
Anchorage, a digital asset custodian targeting institutional clients, has added support for XRP, offering services for all of the top-3 cryptocurrencies.

Binance’s CoinMarketCap Acquisition Is a Bet That Crypto Really Is for the Masses

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 09:00
"Even though their money generation mechanism is not as strong as Binance, they do have the users," CEO CZ tells CoinDesk. "It’s a very valuable platform.”

Factom Faces Liquidation After Investors Refuse Request for More Funding

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 08:40
The blockchain firm's biggest investor, FastForward, is now its receiver.

Bitcoin Enters Historically Strong Quarter With 3% Price Gain

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 07:38
Bitcoin has kicked off the historically strong second quarter on a positive note – scoring gains overnight despite losses on Wall Street.

Crypto Wants Stronger Public Response to Coronavirus, CoinDesk Survey Shows

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 06:00
People in blockchain tend not to love government. But they don't want it to be idle in a crisis, a CoinDesk survey suggests.

SEC Seeks More Feedback on tZERO’s Proposed Security Token Exchange

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 05:00
The commission has extended a comment period on a proposed rule change to clear a regulatory path for the Boston Security Token Exchange, a tZERO-backed platform.

Looking for a Halving Payday? Quick Wins in Investing Are Rare

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 04:00
Miracle returns in investing seldom materialize. Beware excessive expectations for the bitcoin halving.

FATF Says US ‘Largely Compliant’ With Virtual Currency Recommendations

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 03:10
A new Financial Action Task Force report says the U.S. is largely in compliance with its recommendations around digital assets, but still has some "minor deficiencies" in its state and federal framework.

Bitcoin Takes Tumble, Traders Fret Correlation and Next Month’s Halving

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 16:31
Bitcoin had another down day. How long the cryptocurrency follows stocks, and whether next month’s halving juices its price, remain open questions.

Blockstack Wins Patent for Its Dapp Single Sign-on Product

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 16:00
The U.S. patent office has granted Blockstack intellectual property rights around its single sign-on service for dapps.

How Coronavirus Is Accelerating the End of Globalism, Feat. Peter Zeihan

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 15:00
The American-led global order has been unraveling for 30 years, and COVID-19 may be the blow that changes it once and for all.