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US Sanctions Two Russians Accused of Using Fraud to Steal Millions in Crypto

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:02
The pair is accused of having stolen $16.8 million from customers of three different crypto exchanges, including two in the US.

Proposed Bermuda Bank Taps Anchorage as Digital Asset Custody Partner

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:18
Under the partnership, Anchorage will provide digital asset custody services to Jewel, which is applying for its full bank license in Bermuda.

US Charges 3 With Vast ‘Crypto Jacking’ Computer Fraud Scheme

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:12
The officers of Chinese "white hat" firm Chengdu 404 allegedly hit computer networks around the world.

Blockchain Bites: The SEC’s Chilling Effect on Crypto Development

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:05
A slew of regulatory happenings are in the works: a Bahamian CBDC, a potential ban on crypto trading in India and a plan to unify state banking compliance standards across the U.S.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 16, 2020

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:00
With bitcoin fighting for $11K and the first CBDC in real life, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Ecological Sanity Is Compatible With Human Freedom

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 11:53
We have to build a more free society while being more data-driven and efficient than ever.

HOPR Launches Token Incentive Program for Running Its Mixnet Testnet

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 11:00
HOPR sells its own hardware node version (at $440) but HOPR nodes can also be run on devices that run Windows, macOS and Linux.

Kraken Becomes First Crypto Exchange to Become a US Bank

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:34
On Wednesday, the Wyoming Banking Board voted to approve Kraken’s bank charter application. Kraken is the first SPDI bank in Wyoming.

Ava Labs Sets Avalanche Mainnet Launch for Sept. 21

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:02
With $60 million in funding at its back, Ava Labs' Avalanche is the latest next-gen blockchain network to enter the DeFi landscape.

Polkadot Projects Will Be Able to Mint Their Own Tokens in 2021

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:56
A token minting system is coming to the Polkadot blockchain ecosystem, promising to be a leaner, meaner version of Ethereum’s ERC-20 standard.

Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Daily Trading Volume Hits Record High

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:35
Trading volume in physically delivered bitcoin futures listed on Intercontinental Exchange's Bakkt platform surged to record highs on Tuesday.

First Mover: Binance’s CZ Doesn’t Even Dispute That DeFi Might Be Inevitable

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:07
Big crypto exchanges like Binance, Huobi and OKEx are rushing out DeFi platforms to cash in on the fast-growing industry and stanch user defections.

This Crypto Startup Takes Bitcoin Advocacy to a Whole New Level

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:00
Patrick Stanley is launching a crypto advocacy company called Freehold, starting with bitcoin (BTC) and Blockstack's STX.

BIS Seeking Blockchain Expert to Lead Digital Currency Research

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:45
BIS is looking for a blockchain engineer to take a lead on its digital currency initiatives, which includes CBDC and digital security research.

How Data Centralization Ends by 2030

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:18
The key to ending surveillance capitalism? Data economics and the ability of individuals to control personal information.

All Eyes on Fed Reserve Rate Announcement, as Bitcoin Fights for $11K

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 07:43
With the Fed's decision on rates due later Wednesday, bitcoin traders will be watching the U.S. dollar action.

Bahamas to Roll Out ‘Sand Dollar’ Digital Currency Next Month

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 06:32
The Bahamas' "Sand Dollar" will likely be the world's first live central bank digital currency when it launches in October.

Diginex Moves Closer to Backdoor Nasdaq Listing With Merger Approval

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 05:56
The blockchain services firm is officially merging with publicly traded 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp., a key part of its plan for a "backdoor" listing.

CB Insights Buys Blockdata to Build Out Blockchain Data Offering

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 05:04
New York City’s CB Insights is getting into the blockchain data game with the acquisition of Netherlands-based Blockdata.

Leaked EU Draft Proposes All-Encompassing Laws for Crypto Assets

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 03:50
The European Commission may be proposing an all-encompassing set of regulations covering the trading of digital assets across the 27-nation bloc.