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India’s Central Bank Removes Lingering Confusion Over Banking for Crypto Firms

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:32
India's commercial banks can indeed provide banking services to traders and firms dealing in cryptocurrencies, the RBI has clarified.

Facebook’s Calibra Rebrands to Novi, Details Wallet Tie-Up With WhatsApp

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:00
In the run-up to launch, libra's digital wallet subsidiary has been given a new look and a new name: Novi, which means "new way."

Bitwage Rolls Out Bitcoin 401(k) Plan With Help From Gemini

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 09:09
The crypto payroll provider claims its "world's first" bitcoin 401(k) plan can help U.S. companies cross the crucial 75% threshold with their small business loans.

First Mover: Bitcoin Could Get a Boost From Central Bank Digital Currencies

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 08:17
CBDCs might seem to be anathema to the mission statement of bitcoin, but they may prove to be a valuable on-ramp for new investors.

Bitcoin Bounce Stalls at $9K Amid 2% Rise in S&P 500 Futures

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 07:41
Bitcoin briefly crossed back above $9,000 earlier on Tuesday amid signs of an improved risk appetite in the traditional markets.

VideoCoin Adds Cash Payments and Rewards in Bid to Take On AWS

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 07:00
Halsey Minor’s VideoCoin platform launches Wednesday with fiat payment rails that aim to move the project beyond the limited sphere of crypto.

Tencent Is Pouring $70B Into New Tech Including Blockchain

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 06:33
The web giant is earmarking funding for emerging technologies as it seeks to grow after the COVID-19 epidemic.

Thailand Turns to Blockchain to Boost Renewable Energy Push

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 04:38
A Thailand public-private joint venture has inked a deal with blockchain startup Power Ledger to encourage renewables trading and uptake.

Indian Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Raises $2.5M From Polychain Capital, Coinbase Ventures

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 01:33
India's largest crypto exchange, CoinDCX, has secured a $2.5 million strategic investment led by Polychain Capital with support from Coinbase Ventures.

Zcash’s First Halving May Solve Its Inflation Problem

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 12:20
Zcash (ZEC) is due for its first mining reward halving later this year. The event could solve a major problem for the privacy-focused cryptocurrency.

Craig Wright Called ‘Fraud’ in Message Signed With Bitcoin Addresses He Claims to Own

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:44
Bitcoin keys from coins Wright claims to own were used to sign a message calling him a "fraud."

As Bitcoin Falls to 2-Week Lows, Small Investors Look to Be Buying

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 07:54
While bitcoin is losing altitude, small investors look to be gaining exposure to the top cryptocurrency, data suggests.

Telegram Quits Court Fight With SEC Over TON Blockchain Project

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 06:46
Telegram has thrown in the towel in its court battle against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and will no longer be appealing the ban on its blockchain token project.

Binance CEO Says Steem Too Centralized but Exchange Must Support Controversial Hard Fork

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 05:34
Binance is forced to "technically" support last week's hard fork of the Steem blockchain, according to the exchange's CEO, Changpeng Zhao.

Crypto Long & Short: Innovation Cycles, Crypto Venture Funds and Institutional Investors

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 04:00
With so much attention on institutional involvement in crypto asset markets, we overlook that they are already here through VC investments – less fast-paced, perhaps, but important to keep an eye on for what they reveal about cycles.

Spiritual Reflections on the Bitcoin Halving

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 09:00
The Bitcoin halving was like New Year's Eve with no time differences and everyone committed to a nonviolent revolution against financial tyranny.

Central Bank Digital Currencies Need Decentralization

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 09:00
To reap the full benefits of digital currencies, central bankers need to consider decentralizing some authority, say the authors of a new report.

The Shadow of Satoshi’s Ghost: Why Bitcoin Mythology Matters

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 15:00
How the myth-making around Satoshi reinforces what makes bitcoin unique in the landscape of global monies.

Louisiana State Senate to Consider Crypto Business Licensing Bill

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:34
The Louisiana State House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to regulate and license virtual currency businesses. A Senate committee will now evaluate the proposal.

Blockchain Bites: Iran and Russia Revisit Crypto Regulations, Bitcoin Pizza Day 10 Years Later

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:00
Ten years ago today someone spent 10,000 bitcoin on about $30 worth of pizza. Today, nations are redrafting crypto regulation and crypto firms report millions in revenues.