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Strange Days: S&P 500 Is More Volatile Than Bitcoin This Month

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:00
In a role reversal befitting these topsy-turvy times, Wall Street has recently seen more turbulence than the top cryptocurrency.

How a Flurry of ‘Digital Dollar’ Proposals Made It to Congress

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 13:30
Law professors who've long pushed for a digital dollar worked with Congress to bring the concept to a series of coronavirus relief bills earlier this week.

Aspiring CME Director Wants Exchange to Mine Bitcoin and Issue Tokens

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:45
A nominee for a CME director position argued for tokenizing certain shares and building renewable energy sources which could also mine crypto.

US County Extends Rule Making Bitcoin Mining Firms Invest in Renewable Energy

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:00
The newly extended rule that crypto mining farms must offset energy consumption with renewables might also be made permanent.

Bitcoin News Roundup for March 27, 2020

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:00
A scam in the UK targets crypto while Venezuela's president is charged with money laundering. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily podcast.

Singapore Temporarily Exempts Crypto Firms Including Coinbase From New Licensing Regime

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:30
Cryptocurrency firms can continue operating but must apply for a license by summer under new rules

Bitwise Looks to Retail Market for Its Crypto Index Fund

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:30
Bitwise is hoping to draw a retail market for its Bitwise 10 Index Fund, which it intends to list on a regulated alternative trading system later this year.

Bitcoin Price Decline Prompts US Mining Firm to Shut Down ‘Indefinitely’

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 09:30
Digital Farms is halting operations due to low bitcoin prices, its owner says.

After Coronavirus ‘War,’ Bretton Woods-Style Shakeup Could Dethrone the Dollar

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 09:00
Seismic shifts might be in the offing for the global monetary system — a phenomenon that historically has occurred in the wake of world wars.

Don’t Apply 2008 Thinking to Today’s Crisis

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 08:00
Economists, analysts and big bank CEOs tell us that there is nothing to fear because this time is different from 2008. If only it were so simple.

Investors Regained Confidence in Bitcoin Amid Price Recovery, Data Suggests

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 07:45
Bitcoin may not be out of the woods yet, but prospects of another sudden price crash now look to have diminished.

UK Counties Warn of Bitcoin Scams Using Coronavirus as a Hook

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 06:00
U.K residents are being warned against scammers claiming to offer information on locals infected with coronavirus for payments in bitcoin.

Coinbase’s Retail Payments Wing Crosses $200M in Transactions

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 05:00
Coinbase Commerce's 8,000 retailers have processed more than $200 million since its launch two years ago.

HSBC Puts $10B of Private Placements on R3’s Corda Blockchain

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 03:00
HSBC is using blockchain as opposed to a traditional database because it plans to tokenize the $10B in private placements after it digitizes them.

Plastics Recycling Looks Promising to Enterprise Blockchain Startups

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 01:00
New recycling technologies and mandates have blockchains playing a role: measuring action and demonstrating it to the public.

Block.one Absorbs Team Behind Now-Defunct Block Producer EOS New York

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 23:00
EOS creator Block.one has acquired the team behind once-prominent block producer EOS New York, which has now entirely ceased operations.

Bankruptcy Trustee to Hand Quadriga Users’ Information to Canadian Taxman

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:56
The bankruptcy trustee overseeing the winding up of crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, will be turning all user information over to the Canada Revenue Agency.

US, European Stocks Up but Crypto Traders Remain Cautious

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:50
American and European equity markets extended their gains on Thursday while major cryptocurrencies made only slight moves on the day.

Geopolitical Crisis May Benefit Oil, Gold and CBDCs, Not Bitcoin

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:48
Demand for gold is skyrocketing and the clamor for scarce assets in a remote-first world was precisely where bitcoin was supposed to shine. But it's complicated.

How BlackRock Ended Up on Both Sides of the Bailout, Feat. Meltem Demirors

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 15:00
As BlackRock gets appointed to oversee bailouts to companies including BlackRock, how do we make an insane moment lead to good?