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BIS Plans New Central Banking Fintech Research Hubs in Europe, North America

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 08:08
The Bank for International Settlements is expanding its “Innovation Hub” with a handful of new locations in Canada and Europe.

First Mover: Bitwise Calls $50K Bitcoin Price When Market Calm Finally Breaks

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 07:35
Bitwise suggests Bitcoin could be looking at territory well north of the previous $20,000 all-time high.

Bitcoin Still Up 27% This Year Despite Dismal June Performance

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 06:41
Bitcoin is still outperforming the top traditional financial assets so far in 2020 – even after a dour performance this month.

BitMEX Owner HDR Appoints Former Bank of China Exec to Board

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 05:54
HDR Global Trading said David Wong – a former deputy CEO at Bank of China – will join its board as a non-executive chairman.

ASX Under Pressure to Further Delay Rollout of DLT Settlement System

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 04:40
The blockchain-based clearing and settlement system from Australia's biggest stock exchange faces further delays if unhappy firms get their way.

To His Own Surprise, Crypto Volume Pumper’s Business Is Still Thriving

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 04:00
Remember that college student who spoke candidly about inflating crypto trading volumes? He’s still at it – and COVID-19 has kept his business brisk.

Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Closes Better-Than-Expected Equity Round at $8.3M

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 00:00
Hut 8 says its new funding is going towards increasing the bitcoin miner's total capacity by a fifth.

Witnesses Will Vouch for Stablecoins, Digital Dollars in US Senate Hearing Tuesday

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 22:16
Witnesses will discuss stablecoins and tokenized dollars during Tuesday's Senate Banking hearing on the digitization of money.

Digital Currency Guru of $568M Cyber Fraud Forum Pleads Guilty

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:23
Sergey Medvedev pleaded guilty to racketeering charges as part of a $568 million payment card fraud forum, which used Liberty Reserve and bitcoin to launder funds.

Humility Before a Fall: Your Crypto Startup Hasn’t Done Anything Yet

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 17:20
Scams and fraud won't break crypto. But hubris might.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Traders Expect Big Move as Volatility Plummets

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 16:44
Bitcoin volatility drops to historic lows as the cryptocurrency stays just above $9,000.

How the Fed Fans the Flame – The Best of The Breakdown June 2020

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 15:00
Guests from the crypto investor Ari Paul to Harvard prof Dr. Vikram Mansharamani discuss bitcoin, the economy and social unrest.

Bitcoin Facing Greater Price Volatility Than Ether in Q3, Options Market Data Suggests

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 14:44
Options market data suggests bitcoin could become more volatile than ether over the next three months.

Ethereum Developers Consider New Fee Model as Gas Costs Climb

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 13:10
With EIP 1559, Ethereum developers are proposing a dynamic pricing system to lower the blockchain network's current high gas fees.

Hacker Attempts to Disrupt Russia’s Blockchain Voting System

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 13:00
A hacker has attempted to disrupt a blockchain voting system currently being used to help decide constitutional changes in the Russian Federation.

Blockchain Bites: EY’s Auditing Slip and Bitcoin’s Long Line of Pseudonymous Developers

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:33
Balancer fell victim to a "flash loan" exploit while a shareholders association said EY should have caught Wirecard's multi-billion blackhole earlier.

Why Bitcoin Will Take a Long Time to Dethrone the Dollar

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:08
If history is a guide, the dollar's reserve currency status can withstand a lot of bad policymaking. Bitcoin may rise, but it could take a while.

Bitcoin News Roundup for June 29, 2020

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:00
After a rough weekend, the price of BTC is back above $9,000 and Markets Daily from CoinDesk is here with another bitcoin news roundup.

Chinese Bitcoin Mining Giant Ebang Is Launching an Offshore Exchange

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:17
Ebang, the world's second-largest producer of bitcoin mining equipment, hopes an exchange could double total revenue by 2022.

Facebook, IoTeX, R3 Among New Members of Confidential Computing Consortium

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:27
The Confidential Computing Consortium aims to create systems that sequester sensitive data so it can't be exploited by nefarious actors.