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COVID-19 and the Mass Surveillance Machine, Feat. Maya Zehavi

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 15:00
An exploration of how the COVID-19 crisis is shifting power dynamics between governments, people, and business.

Crypto Advocate Brian Quintenz Will Step Down From CFTC Role by October

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 13:45
CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz, who sponsored the Technology Advisory Committee and advocated for self regulation in the crypto industry, will leave his post by late October.

With Kik and Telegram Cases, the SEC Tries to Kill the SAFT

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 13:43
Invented by white shoe New York City law firms, the two-step Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) was supposed to keep crypto companies out of trouble. Now, the SEC is coming full bore for startups like Kik and Telegram.

Blockchain Bites: WEF, IBM and a Chinese City Show Support for Blockchain

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 13:29
IBM and the WEF both have plans for increasing resilience in global supply chains disrupted by the coronavirus crisis.

New York Regulator Hires Former IRS Silk Road Investigator as General Counsel

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 13:15
The New York Department of Financial Services has appointed former IRS Criminal Investigations head Richard Weber as its new general counsel.

Blockstack Pledges to Enforce Patents for ‘Defensive Purposes’ Only

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 12:35
Blockstack, the startup building a decentralized backbone for Web 3.0, is open-sourcing its two patents – kinda.

OpenLaw Launches First ‘Legal DAO’ for Distributed VC Investments

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 12:00
OpenLaw’s LAO, or “Limited Liability Autonomous Organization,” opened Tuesday for investors looking to compliantly earn returns on the next wave of Ethereum-based projects.

Bitcoin News Roundup for April 28, 2020

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 12:00
Bitcoin could hit $8K soon while Indonesia has created a thornless durian. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily Podcast.

Bitcoin’s Halving Is Irrelevant for Some Large Traders

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 11:55
Bitcoin’s third halving is less than two weeks away. Some traders are less than bullish ahead of the event.

SEC Opposes Blockchain Association’s Brief Supporting Kik, Says Group Isn’t ‘Neutral’

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 11:05
The SEC says 7 members of the Blockchain Association have financial interests in Kik in its opposition to the group's brief around the case.

Cross-Border Payment Portal Checkout.com Is Latest to Join Libra Association

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 09:25
Checkout.com, a digital payment processor which focuses on cross-border transactions, has become the 24th member of the Libra Association.

CipherTrace’s New Crypto Tracing Tool Is Meant for Banks

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 09:00
CipherTrace is rolling out a toolkit to help banks flag accounts and crypto-related transactions that may be suspicious.

First Mover: Two Weeks From Halving, Bitcoin Rally Brings $10K Into View

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 07:30
With the Bitcoin blockchain's once-every-four-years rewards halving now just two weeks away, some analysts are starting to fix their sights on the next upside target: $10,000.

Bitcoin Rally Pauses Near $7.8K After Longest Winning Run in 8 Months

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 07:20
Bitcoin's bulls are taking a breather in the approach to $7,800, having engineered the longest daily winning run in eight months.

World Economic Forum Shares Roadmap for Deploying Blockchains in Real World

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 06:00
As COVID-19 disrupts global supply chains, the WEF has published a roadmap for businesses to deploy blockchains as a solution.

DeFi Project dForce Refunds All Affected Users After $25M Hack

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 05:00
The Lendf.me smart contract was hacked on April 29, but then, curiously, the funds were returned two days later.

Why a Startup You’ve Never Heard of Is Now Sponsoring a Bitcoin Core Developer

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 04:00
CardCoins becomes one of the elite few to sponsor a Bitcoin Core developer – in this instance, Hennadii Stepanov, aka Hebasto.

Libra Has a Flawed Crisis Model, Says Ex-IMF Economist

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 02:00
Libra's revised whitepaper resembles clearinghouse certificates that the U.S. used to prevent bank runs before the Federal Reserve was created, a former IMF economist says.

Chinese City Known for Bitcoin Mining Seeks Blockchain Firms to Burn Excess Hydropower

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 00:18
A Chinese city in the world's bitcoin mining hub is publicly encouraging the blockchain industry to help consume excessive hydroelectricity.

Market Wrap: Ether Up 50% in 2020, Hits $200 on Sunday

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 16:43
Year to date, the native token of the Ethereum network’s 50 percent rally trounced bitcoin’s 7 percent gains.