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Mobile Phone Retailer Joins China’s Blockchain Land Grab With US Startup Investment

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 11:55
One of the largest smartphone retailers in China is stepping into the blockchain world by investing in U.S.-based startup Monsoon, valuing the firm at over $100M, sources said.

CME Takes Its Bitcoin Options Live, Competing With ICE’s Bakkt

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 11:17
The Chicago exchange has announced its highly-anticipated bitcoin options are now open for trading.

Coinbase Hands Nearly $1M to Cryptsy Victims After Settling Class Action Lawsuit

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 10:28
Coinbase will fork over $962,500 after settling a class action lawsuit which alleged Cryptsy founder Paul Vernon used the U.S. exchange to launder his victims' funds.

Dish Network Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Anti-Piracy System

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 07:17
The satellite TV firm's newly published patent application details a means to combat online piracy using blockchain.

Bitcoin Makes Biggest Weekly Price Gain Since October

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 06:20
Bitcoin's six-month downtrend looks to have ended with last week's double-digit price gain.

Asian Conglomerates Lead $31M Round for Blockchain Remittance Firm Lightnet

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 05:57
Lightnet, the company behind the Velo Protocol, has just raised $31.2 million from some of Asia's biggest firms.

Japan’s Financial Watchdog to Set Low Leverage Cap for Crypto Margin Traders: Report

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:14
Japan's top financial regulator reportedly plans to reduce the risk to crypto margin traders by cutting the maximum allowed leverage.

‘The Internet Was Illegal’ and Other Early Stories With Zooko Wilcox

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 09:40
In this wide ranging conversation, CoinDesk Reporter Leigh Cuen and early cypherpunk Zooko Wilcox discuss what crypto can learn from technology successes and failures in the 80's and 90s', and how in the future your personal AI will be a lot like lawyers today.

Ethereum Classic Successfully Completes ‘Agharta’ Hard Fork

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 02:23
Similar to the network’s last backwards-incompatible upgrade in September, Atlantis, Agharta makes ethereum classic more interoperable with sister-chain ethereum.

Hardware Is Hard: Two Blockchain Devices Win Plaudits at CES 2020

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 17:36
A blockchain-secured smartphone and home security camera won Innovation Awards at the annual trade show in Las Vegas. But don’t call the startups behind them hardware companies.

Is Bitcoin in 2020 Really Like the Early Internet?

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 05:20
Bitcoin may be behind the internet’s timeline in terms of commercial use cases, but it has already achieved comparable social functions.

LedgerX Names Former Chief Tech Officer as New CEO

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 17:01
Former LedgerX CTO and co-founder Zach Dexter has been named as the company's CEO just hours after a director alleged the company's interim management was failing its investors and employees.

SEC Produces Evidence That Telegram Kept Selling Tokens After $1.7B ICO

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 16:40
The SEC produced evidence that Telegram kept selling tokens after its ICO, undermining the firm's argument that the sale was exempt from registration.

PwC Switzerland Incorporates ChainSecurity Team to Expand Blockchain Audit Tools

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 16:16
Officially, it’s not an acquisition. But seven technical engineers are joining the accounting firm to bolster its smart contract auditing abilities.

China’s Central Bank: Here’s the Latest on the Digital Yuan

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 15:51
The People's Bank of China said several important processes in the development of the digital yuan were "almost complete."

ANALYSIS: The Global Game of Coins Heats Up

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 15:00
New paper from the PBoC says that “top-level” design of its digital currency is complete while AMLD5 in Europe is causing crypto companies to flee.

SEC Seeks $16M From ICOBox for Unregistered Token Sale

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 14:40
The SEC has asked a federal court in California to fine ICOBox more than $16 million for selling illegal ICOS tokens.

MARKETS DAILY: Basketball’s First Celebrity Token Shoots for Monday Launch

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 12:00
After years of discussion it looks like on Monday we'll see our first high profile, professional athlete linked securitized token offering. Markets Daily is back with the story and what it means.

This Metric Suggests Bitcoin Has Bottomed Out

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:50
Bitcoin likely carved out a major price bottom in December, according to a non-price metric, which has proved as a reliable price indicator in the past.

LedgerX Board Member Says Company in Disarray After Founders’ Ouster

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:09
In a letter to the CFTC Office of the Inspector General, a LedgerX board member alleges the company is failing its investors and shareholders following the suspension of its founders in December.