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Winklevoss Exchange Gemini Shuts Down Accounts Over Stablecoin Redemptions

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:45
OTC traders tell CoinDesk that crypto exchange Gemini is limiting access to redemptions of its GUSD stablecoin.

Judge Moves to Block Potential Lawsuits Against QuadrigaCX Exchange

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:35
A judge in Canada has ruled in favor of a creditor protection petition filed last week by Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX.

Government Death Certificate Says QuadrigaCX CEO Died in India

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:10
An Indian government-issued death certificate corroborates the passing of QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotten in early December.

Dharma Labs Raises $7 Million From Green Visor, Coinbase and Polychain

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 09:00
Offering a trustless lending product that "simply 'can't be evil,'" Dharma Labs just raised $7 million from some big-name investors.

East to West: Huobi Launches US Dollar Gateway for Global Crypto Traders

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 09:00
Crypto exchange Huobi is launching its first crypto-to-fiat trading pairs and looking to add more U.S.-based financial services.

Ex-Tether Exec Joins Venture Launching Stablecoin Clearinghouse

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 08:15
A former Bitfinex and Tether exec and crypto finance firm XBTO are launching a Bermuda-based clearinghouse for stablecoins.

Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency Launched by Iranian Banks: Report

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:20
Four Iranian banks have reportedly teamed up with a blockchain startup to launch a gold-backed cryptocurrency called “PayMon.”

Bitcoin’s Daily Price Range Hits Three-Month Low

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 06:00
The current calm in the bitcoin market is reminiscent of the lackluster trading witnessed in October.

$312 Million in Mt Gox Cryptos Possibly Sold Via BitPoint Exchange

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:36
Leaked bank documents suggest that $312.5 million in crypto from defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was sold via the BitPoint exchange.

Bitcoin’s ‘Lightning Torch’ Has Blazed Through 37 Countries So Far

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 03:25
The bitcoin community is currently immersed in an experiment called the “lightning torch," and it's reached 37 countries so far.

A Court Date for QuadrigaCX: What to Expect at Tomorrow’s Hearing

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:00
QuadrigaCX is expected to receive a stay of litigation during a hearing before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court tomorrow.

Facebook Beefs Up Its Blockchain Efforts With Startup Hires

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 16:52
Facebook appears to be doubling down on its blockchain efforts with the hiring staffers from smart-contract startup Chainspace.

BitTorrent Token Is Already Nearly 6 Times Its ICO Price

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 14:25
The price of BitTorrent Token (BTT) is up nearly 600 percent from its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) which took place just one week ago.

Overstock’s Medici Inks Deal for Local Land Registry in Mexico

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 13:05
Medici Land Governance has signed a memorandum of understanding with a local government in Mexico to create a digital land records system.

Venezuela’s Crypto Exchanges, Miners Must Register Under New Rules

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:30
Venezuela has activated new regulations for crypto service providers in the country, including exchange platforms and miners.

State of Blockchains: Community Perspectives

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 09:52
Every quarter, CoinDesk Research surfaces the key data, trends, and events with its State of Blockchains reports. As our research efforts evolve and expand, we hope to provide amplification to perspectives within the crypto community. We reached out to analysts, builders, and lawyers to understand the industry from their unique vantage point. Let’s dive in: […]

Binance’s Crypto Winter Strategy: Build and Beef Up Partnerships

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 09:00
Binance is playing the long-game – investing in infrastructure and collaboration across the crypto ecosystem.

Kraken Acquires Futures Startup In Deal Worth At Least $100 Million

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 09:00
Kraken has inked a “nine-figure" deal that now makes it the only crypto exchange to offer regulated futures trading in Europe.

Alleged SIM-Swap Crypto Thief Indicted for Hacking Over 50 US Victims

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 07:30
A 20-year-old man has been formally charged in a U.S. supreme court indictment over 52 cases of SIM-swap identity and crypto theft.

Bitcoin Price Charts Offer Glimmer of Hope to Struggling Bulls

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 06:15
The slow drip bitcoin price sell-off seen over the last six weeks has produced a bullish pattern on the daily chart.