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View From Manila: Life During Coronavirus

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:03
Leah Callon Butler works out where to stash her cash and tries to tell fact from fiction amid the shutdown in the Philippines.

Bitcoin News Roundup for March 31, 2020

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:06
A popular Ethereum game is dropping crypto while France explores digital banks. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily.

Ex-Royal Mint Team Now Provides $1M Insurance Cover for All Civic Crypto Wallets

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:37
Coincover is now providing automatic insurance cover on all new signups for Civic's hot wallet.

Crypto Holders Still Face Issues Reporting Tax Liabilities, Survey of CPAs Finds

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 09:00
Certified Public Accountants familiar with crypto largely believe their clients might face audits or penalties for under-reporting holdings in past years, according to a survey.

Bitcoin’s Recent Recovery Won’t Salvage a Terrible Month for Prices

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 07:30
While bitcoin has recovered sharply from recent lows below $4,000, the cryptocurrency is still on track to end March with a double-digit price loss.

‘MLB Champions’ Downplays ETH, Aims for Mass Market in New Game Reboot

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 06:00
Blockchain game MLB Champions is rolling out a slew of new gameplay features while reducing its reliance on Ethereum.

Australian Crypto Exchange CoinSpot Wins ISO Security Accreditation

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 05:20
CoinSpot says it's jumped through the hoops to meet the internationally recognized ISO standard.

Crypto Markets Can Never Close, and That’s a Good Thing

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 04:00
Should markets temporarily close even temporarily to calm investor panic? Noelle Acheson says no while crypto markets can’t. Both are good things.

Mt. Gox Deadline Extended Again After Creditors Criticize Refund Proposal

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 02:00
Mt. Gox's bankruptcy trustee is holding off on filing a civil rehabilitation plan to the Tokyo District Court after creditors took issue with it.

Election App Voatz Just Got Kicked Out of a Major Bug Bounty Program

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 17:20
Bug bounty platform HackerOne severed ties with Medici Ventures-backed Voatz, the blockchain-based mobile voting app for breach of partnership standards.

Bitcoin Follows Stock Markets Higher; How Long Will They Move in Lockstep?

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:33
Crypto prices climbed with traditional market indexes Monday as traders wondered if bitcoin will remain a follower or break out and blaze its own path.

Bitcoin, Stablecoins, DeFi and Privacy: How COVID-19 Is Changing Key Crypto Narratives

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 15:00
How the once-in-a-generation COVID-19 pandemic is shifting the way with think and talk about different parts of the crypto industry - from bitcoin to DeFi to stablecoins.

How Bitcoin’s Price Slump Is Changing the Geography of Mining

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 14:43
Although China remains the leading region for bitcoin mining, the coronavirus downturn is changing the picture in other geographies.

How Central Banks Could Use Digital Cash to Deliver Universal Basic Income

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 13:53
Central banks are well placed to deliver regular, no-questions-asked monthly payments to everyone, and to manage any ensuing inflation.

French Central Bank Puts Out Call for Digital Currency Experiments

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 13:10
France's central bank is calling for digital currency proposals with an experiment that moves it to the front of Europe's CBDC debate.

Bitcoin News Roundup for March 30, 2020

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:00
Bitcoin is back and Breitling puts watches on the blockchain. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily.

German Startup Pitches Decentralized ID for Prescription Pickup During COVID-19

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:20
Coronavirus drove blockchain startup Spherity to develop a decentralized ID prototype for interacting with healthcare providers and pharmacies.

Crypto Derivatives Platform Gets Nod From London Stock Exchange’s Software Tester

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:00
ZUBR, which only opened for trading in early March, said its trading software had been successfully stress-tested by Exactpro

Binance Cut Leveraged Tokens Because Users ‘Don’t Read Warning Notices’

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:00
Binance only listed FTX leveraged tokens two months ago, but users have struggled to get to grips with the complex products.

USD Stablecoins Are Surging, but Zero Interest Rates Complicate Business Model

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:12
With investors seeking safety in dollars, stablecoins have seen inflows of more than $2 billion since the crash. But, says our columnist Hasu, zero interest rates threaten business revenue.