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US Court Freezes Assets Linked to Alleged $9M ICO Scam

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:00
A federal court has frozen assets raised from investors in the Meta 1 Coin token sale.

Bitcoin Price Tests $9.4K as Demand for Put Options Drops

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:36
Put options – a bet on bitcoin's price – are declining alongside a rise in the leading cryptocurrency by market cap's price.

VeChain to Develop Drug-Tracing Platform for Pharma Giant Bayer

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:13
Bayer China is tapping VeChain to help it track clinical trial drugs along the blockchain.

Bank of Russia Wants to Put Mortgage Issuance on a Blockchain

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 09:32
Russia's is eyeing use cases for blockchain even as proposed legislation will clamp down on crypto.

Genesis Hires Ex-Galaxy Digital Staffer to Run New Derivatives Trading Desk

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 09:00
The derivatives desk will expand the company’s suite of products as it aims to attract more institutional clients to its newly acquired prime brokerage arm.

Torus Goes Blockchain-Agnostic With New DirectAuth Dapp Login Tool

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 09:00
Seamless login for the decentralized apps (dapps) of any blockchain. That’s the vision for Torus Labs’ new identity solution, DirectAuth.

Handshake Domains Bring in $10M as Race for Censorship-Resistant Websites Heats Up

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 08:00
During the coronavirus crisis, Handshake may be the leading free-speech-oriented crypto project. But is it just beginner’s luck?

First Mover: Chainlink ‘Marines’ Are HODLing and Here’s Why You Should Care

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 07:47
Chainlink, the blockchain oracle provider, apparently has not only a devoted group of backers known as "LINK Marines," but a surprisingly committed crew of long-term investors. Here's why.

Gemini First US Exchange to Integrate With Samsung’s Blockchain Wallet

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 07:00
Samsung Blockchain users in the U.S. and Canada can now connect to Gemini’s mobile app to buy, sell and trade crypto.

$103M Bailout Denied for Coronavirus-Hit Firms in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 05:43
The finance director of Switzerland's "Crypto Valley" has been denied a request for extra assistance for blockchain and crypto startups affected by coronavirus funding drought.

Enjin’s New Minecraft Plugin Lets Players Spawn Blockchain Assets

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 05:02
Players can now drop blockchain assets into their Minecraft servers, enabling ownership over in-game items and currencies.

Defying Corona Crash, BlockTower Crypto Fund Stretches 30% Total Return to 73%

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 04:00
When coronavirus shutdowns roiled financial markets, BlockTower Capital more than doubled its cryptocurrency hedge fund's previously so-so returns.

South Korean Electronics Giant LG Joins Hedera Hashgraph Council

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 18:00
Electronics giant LG joined the Hedera Hashgraph governing council Wednesday. Its the council's first home appliance manufacturer and second Asia-based member.

Resignation at Identity Initiative Raises Doubts About Immunity Passes

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 17:40
Prominent researcher Elizabeth Renieris said ID2020 was moving too fast to adopt unproven technology, including distributed ledgers, for immunity passes.

Market Wrap: Bullish Traders Push Bitcoin Over $9,100, Returning to Halving Levels

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 17:07
Traders were feeling good about bitcoin’s upward trend and pushed it over $9,100 Wednesday.

38 Questions for Quantum’s Mati Greenspan

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 15:54
CoinDesk Confessionals explores the inner psyche of blockchain's leading professionals. Crypto analyst Mati Greenspan discusses missing Y2K and his biggest anti-hero.

Why Innovation Matters (and How Not to Screw It Up), Feat. Matt Ridley

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 15:00
The “Rational Optimist” author gives his take on the economic history and possible futures of prosperity’s most important driver: innovation

Goldman Sachs: Cryptocurrencies ‘Are Not an Asset Class’

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:22
Goldman Sachs held an investor call Wednesday to discuss current policies for bitcoin, gold and inflation. The stalwart investment bank is still no fan of bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

The $10B Stablecoin Industry Has a Fraud Problem It’s Not Addressing

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 13:41
If stablecoins are used for apparently illegal activity, should issuers step in to stop it? So far, they've been reluctant to do so, says our columnist.

Blockchain Bites: Google Validates Theta, Coinbase and BitGo Eye Crypto Prime Brokerage

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 12:40
Polkadot launched the blockchain of blockchains while an IMF official said CBDCs could spur financial innovation.