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ESMA Wants to Create ‘Sound Legal Framework’ for Cryptocurrencies in 2020

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 09:30
Citing concerns about digitalization risks to financial markets, ESMA plans to focus more on crypto regulation this year.

AT&T’s Cybersecurity Branch Breaks Down Crypto Miner Threat to Email Servers

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 09:00
A new technical analysis from AT&T Alien Labs offers an inside look at how a pernicious form of monero mining malware infiltrates email networks.

Australians Won’t Use Libra, Believes Central Bank

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 08:00
Reserve Bank of Australia officials are not yet convinced cryptocurrencies offer benefits over and above traditional means of payment.

Nervos Network Will Hand Out $30M to Encourage Third-Party Development

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 07:00
The grant fund will pay developers in cash, rather than equity or tokens, and submitted projects will be made public to source feedback from the Nervos community.

Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith Indicted Over North Korea Event Appearance

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 06:37
Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has been indicted in New York over allegations relating to a conference appearance in North Korea last April.

Bitcoin’s Bull Bias Intact Despite 6% Price Pullback

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 06:00
Bitcoin's bullish case remains intact with prices holding well above key support near $7,570.

Interpol Leads Operation to Tackle Cryptojacker Infecting Over 20,000 Routers

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 05:00
The international crime fighting agency led an operation to stem a plague of cryptocurrency mining malware afflicting computer routers across Asia.

New York Governor Proposes Giving Financial Watchdog More Teeth

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 04:00
Andrew Cuomo wants to give the Department of Financial Services more powers in regulating certain licensed entities, including crypto startups.

Crypto Trading Privacy Gets a Boost as $15M of Tether Moves to Liquid Sidechain

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 16:50
Innocuous at first glance, the transfer of $15 million worth of USDT from ethereum to Liquid has big implications for the tether market and digital asset trading more broadly.

Travis Kling on Bitcoin as a Safe Haven Asset

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 15:00
Ikigai’s Travis Kling looks at BTC's correlation to gold and crude in response to Iran missile strikes, plus SEC priorities and Congressional intrigue.

Vulture Investor Is Looking to Buy QuadrigaCX Creditors’ Claims

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 14:40
Argo Partners, a New York-based investment firm, wants to buy QuadrigaCX creditor claims, should there be sufficient interest.

Kraken Lists USDC the Day After Binance Drops It for Some Pairs

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 13:46
Kraken, which considers USDC the world's fastest-growing stablecoin, adds it a day after Binance removed certain trading pairs for the stablecoin.

ECB’s Lagarde: We Want to Develop Digital Currencies but Won’t Discourage Private Initiatives

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 12:30
Lagarde said the ECB will continue researching CBDCs and will not stand in the way of any private initiatives.

A Russian Nuclear Plant Is Renting Space to Energy-Hungry Bitcoin Miners

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 12:15
A state-owned nuclear power plant in Russia may soon fuel a bitcoin mining hub.

MARKETS DAILY: Geopolitical Impacts and Cars Paying Cars in Crypto?

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 12:10
Cars paying cars? With geopolitical events reverberating and bitcoin continuing its upward trend, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with news and analysis.

Join CoinDesk Tonight in Las Vegas

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 12:00
Hey, Las Vegas crypto lovers, see you tonight at G.O.A.T. for our first On Tap meetup in Las Vegas. Join us for an evening of brews, bitcoin and blockchain. The event will be held at G.O.A.T. Sports Bar in Las Vegas and starts at 6 p.m. on Jan. 8. We’ll close up at around 8 p.m. but […]

10M Bitcoins Haven’t Moved in More Than a Year, Highest Since 2017

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:58
“HODLing” has returned to a major milestone: The total amount of bitcoins that haven’t changed hands in more than a year has crossed the 10 million mark.

Bitcoin Price Will Be Golden in 2020 Thanks to Limited Supply, Increasing Use: Bloomberg Report

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:17
Bitcoin, like gold, is a limited asset that can't be easily increased to meet demand. Bloomberg analysts predict the price of both will rise this year.

Oman’s Largest Port Joins Blockchain Shipping Platform TradeLens

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 10:25
Port of Salalah has signed up to TradeLens – a blockchain supply chain platform founded by IBM and Maersk.

BlockFi Adds Litecoin, USDC to Its Lending Product Suite

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 09:00
The initial annual percentage yield will be 8.6 percent for USDC and 3.78 percent for litecoin.