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South Korean Central Bank Accelerates Digital Currency Pilot to Keep Up With Other Nations

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 11:30
The Bank of Korea has historically been skeptical about CBDCs, but now it's having to keep up.

Bitcoin, Equities Markets Rally on Signs of Hope

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:09
"Looks like we're piggy-backing on equities with some data possibly indicating virus peaking," says a trader of bitcoin's 5 percent jump Monday.

Poloniex’s New Tron-Powered IEO Platform Moves Exchange Closer to Justin Sun’s Orbit

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 09:40
The new platform uses Tron's TRX token for purchases and its first project is within the Tron fold.

Shyft Network to Build FATF-Compliant ‘Identity Layer’ for Polkadot

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 09:00
Shyft Network is adding yet another blockchain to its decentralized digital identification network.

First Mover: Trillions in Coronavirus Stimulus Bring Out the Bitcoin Bulls

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 08:47
It's a common refrain: The U.S. dollar will be debased by the trillions in coronavirus aid. That should strengthen the case for bitcoin... theoretically.

Major Crypto Firms Including Binance, Civic, Tron Targeted in Flood of Lawsuits

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 06:47
A flood of class-action lawsuits were filed in New York Friday, taking aim at a number of major cryptocurrency projects over their token sales.

Is Bitcoin More Like Gold or Equities?

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 06:24
Bitcoin markets have behaved a lot more like equities than gold during recent market swings. But widen the time frame, and things start to look shinier.

Victims Accuse Wells Fargo Subsidiary of Turning Blind Eye to $35M Crypto Ponzi

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 06:00
Plaintiffs claim Wells Fargo Advisors did not check on the activities of a financial advisor accused of defrauding 150 investors.

Revolut Expands Crypto Offering – But Not in the US

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 05:00
Fintech challenger bank Revolut accelerated its plans to offer crypto buy and sell services due to recent actions by central banks, said head of crypto Edward Cooper.

New Software Fix Offers Bitcoin Miners Increased Security

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 04:00
Startup Braiins has released the first functioning code for a new protocol designed to fix longstanding security problems with bitcoin mining pools.

Crypto M&A and Fundraising Dropped Sharply in 2019: PwC Report

Sun, 04/05/2020 - 21:00
The value of crypto M&A deals last year dropped by a whopping 76 percent, according to a new report by PwC – down from $1.9 billion in 2018 to $451 million in 2019.

Coronavirus Second Order Effects and Improving on Bitcoin With BitTorrent Creator Bram Cohen

Sun, 04/05/2020 - 11:00
BitTorrent creator and Chia CEO Bram Cohen joins the hosts of Let's Talk Bitcoin! To discuss the limitations of Satoshi's approach to Nakamoto consensus, how he believes it can be improved and the lasting impacts of coronavirus lockdowns.

Steem Witnesses Freeze $3.2M in Latest Tit-for-Tat With Hard Fork Insurgents

Sun, 04/05/2020 - 09:37
Witnesses on Steem have frozen eight accounts, putting a total of 17.6 million steem in limbo. It's the latest drama since March 20's Hive hard fork.

Miner Perspectives on Bitcoin Halving 2020, Part 1 of a New Podcast Series

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 10:00
Hosted by CoinDesk Research Analyst Christine Kim, the first episode of the Bitcoin Halving 2020 podcast series is about the impact of bitcoin’s third halving on the concentration of miners in China.

How to Protect Your Online Privacy While Working From Home

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 08:55
Tips from a privacy professional about staying safe online during coronavirus.

MakerDAO Foundation Plots Its Own Demise

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 18:11
The MakerDAO Foundation is getting serious about its planned obsolescence. A governance call Thursday laid out founder Rune Christensen's three pillars of full decentralization.

BIS Researchers Say Coronavirus Could Spur Central Banks to Adopt Digital Payments

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 17:17
BIS researchers think COVID-19 may accelerate the adoption of digital payments and sharpen the debate over central bank digital currencies.

How Blockchain Tech Can Make Coronavirus Relief More Effective

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:34
Smart contracts and distributed ledgers can bring accountability and certainty to coronavirus relief efforts, says economist Stephanie Hurder.

SEC Charges 2 With Fraudulent Water-Backed Token Sale

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:33
The SEC charged a former Texas pastor and his wife for allegedly defrauding hundreds of investors through an alkaline water-backed cryptocurrency TeshuaCoin.

R3 Teams With Custodian Hex Trust to Help Asian Banks Sell Security Tokens

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:18
Hong Kong-based Hex Trust is partnering with the enterprise blockchain company to offer banking clients another option for issuing security tokens.