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Peer-to-Peer Crypto Exchange Paxful Now Lets You Trade Bitcoin for Gold

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 09:31
Paxful's users can now directly trade bitcoin for gold through a new service offered by the peer-to-peer exchange.

Blockchain Association Says Court ‘Erred’ With Decision to Block Telegram’s Token Issuance

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 08:26
The advocacy group has supported Telegram's appeal over a U.S. district court's decision to block the firm's token issuance – even outside the country.

Up 3%: Bitcoin Leaves S&P 500 Behind in Year-To-Date Recovery

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 07:16
With HODLers now dominating the market, bitcoin appears on track to extend its recent upward move toward $8,000.

‘Ship-to-Ship’ Trade and Other Secrets of North Korea’s Illicit $1.5B Crypto Stash

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 06:00
Experts on North Korea say the country’s $1.5 billion cryptocurrency war chest is used to fund an illicit web of trade networks and supply chains.

Bitcoin Community Funds Italian Red Cross Medical Facility to Combat Coronavirus

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 05:00
Bitcoin donations have funded a mobile medical center used to assess Italians potentially hit by the novel coronavirus.

Bitcoin’s Future: Exactly How a Coming Upgrade Could Improve Privacy and Scaling

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 04:00
If the privacy and scaling upgrade Schnorr/Taproot makes it into bitcoin (BTC), it could pave the way for advanced and heretofore impossible projects.

Ether Rises to 28-Day High Amid Positive Sentiment for Coming ‘Eth 2.0’ Upgrade

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 03:32
Experts say ether's recent rise in value can in part be attributed to growing confidence in the network's future.

World Economic Forum Looks to Blockchain for Supply Chain Woes

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 02:00
The World Economic Forum said Monday that blockchain and digitization can help supply chains survive crises like COVID-19.

Germany’s Crypto Custody Law Hits a Snag: Startups Can’t Get Bank Accounts

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 00:00
Even though the crypto custody law falls under the German banking act, German banks are hesitant to give crypto firms bank accounts.

Coinhouse Wins First Crypto License From French Regulator

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 16:30
Coinhouse's new status with the Financial Markets Authority should help the firm get banking services in France and bigger institutional clients.

Nestlé Partners With Rainforest Alliance to Trace Coffee Beans

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 16:05
Nestlé has added its Zoégas coffee brand to the IBM Food Trust blockchain and partnered with the Rainforest Alliance to bolster the coffee’s data traceability.

China Is Winning the Coronavirus Information War

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 15:00
The coronavirus crisis creates a geopolitical opportunity for China, starting with digital currencies, says Teddy Fusaro of Bitwise.

How Disruption Makes Humanity Stronger, Feat. Emerson Spartz

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 15:00
Could creativity and digital work flourish as people are forced to improve how they use the internet and technology?

China Will ‘Undoubtedly’ Pursue Digital Yuan, Central Bank Says

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 14:40
The People’s Bank of China has sent one of its strongest signals yet of a commitment to creating a digital national currency.

Blockchain Bites: Major Crypto Players Sued, Steem Froze Accounts and More

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 14:30
A boutique law firm is leading a bevy of charges against the biggest names in crypto while MakerDAO plans its obsolescence.

Zoom Has Privacy Issues, Here Are Some Alternatives

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 14:00
Worried about getting Zoombombed? Here are some privacy-facing services to check out while you're WFH.

Kraken Hires Lawyer Marco Santori to Ramp Up Acquisitions

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 12:10
Marco Santori, who helped write the SAFT framework, is leaving Blockchain.com to helm Kraken's expanding legal team.

Bitcoin News Roundup for April 6, 2020

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 12:00
Ether and BTC are running neck and neck while three major lawsuits deal with the ICO aftermath. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily podcast.

Digital Assets Are More Recession-Proof Than You Might Think

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 11:50
Like gift cards, digital tokens represent claims on future services. In a downturn, those tokens may not lose value as readily as equities and debt.

Introducing CoinDesk’s All-New Newsletters

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 11:48
CoinDesk’s newsletters are getting a big upgrade. There’s no better way to stay up to date on bitcoin, crypto and the transformation of the global financial system.