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Celsius Bans US Non-Accredited Investors From Earning Crypto Rewards

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 09:05 AM PDT

Only accredited investors will be able to earn rewards on their coins, said the company.

Coinbase Loses Bid to Force Arbitration in Crypto Theft Lawsuit

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 07:57 AM PDT

The U.S. District Court for Northern California found the exchange's arbitration agreement to be "unconscionable and... unenforceable."

Fidelity to Offer Exposure to Metaverse, Digital Payments With New ETFs

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 07:13 AM PDT

Trading in the two funds is likely to start around April 21, Fidelity said. Both will be passively managed.

Cosmos Builder Ignite, 11 VCs Put Up $150M to Invest in Multichain Crypto Teams

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 07:00 AM PDT

The accelerator includes backing from Sam Bankman Fried's Alameda Research, KuCoin Ventures and others.

Prime Trust Hires Secret Service Veteran to Head Regulatory Affairs

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 06:15 AM PDT

The crypto custody and infrastructure firm counts Binance.US and FTX among its clients.

USDC Stablecoin Issuer Centre Hires 2 Executives to Oversee Regulation, Operations

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 06:11 AM PDT

The issuer of the second-biggest stablecoin has hired two new executives to oversee policy and operations.

Silver Lake Leads $150M Round in NFT Platform Genies

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 06:11 AM PDT

The investment values the avatar company at $1 billion.

Unicornio latinoamericano de delivery Rappi lanza piloto de pagos en cripto

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 06:06 AM PDT

La empresa colombiana se alió con BitPay y Bitso para convertir criptomonedas en créditos para compras dentro de su plataforma.

DeFi Firm BloXroute Raises $70M to Fund Expansion in SoftBank-Led Round

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

The investment will enable the company to add to its team and extend its reach.

Banks May Face Competition From CBDCs, Study Suggests

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

Central bankers interviewed by the Financial Stability Institute are wondering if increased competition could help the 1.7 billion people cut off from financial services to get access.

CoinFund, Galaxy Digital Lead $3.5M Round for Dapp Cloud Computing Startup

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

Socket Supply Co. offers cloud computing tools and open source architecture for decentralized application (dapp) developers.

RociFi Labs Raises $2.7M to Enable On-Chain Credit Scoring for DeFi

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

The P2P lending protocol uses on-chain data, machine learning and decentralized identity information to calculate a non-fungible credit score for potential borrowers.

First Mover Americas: Crypto Traders Eye US CPI Report, Monero Shines

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 05:58 AM PDT

The latest moves in crypto markets in context for April 12, 2022.

Circle Raises $400M as BlackRock Explores USDC

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 05:55 AM PDT

BlackRock and Fidelity headlined the stablecoin issuer's latest funding round, which follows a $440 million raise from last May.

US Inflation Jumps to Fresh 4-Decade High of 8.5% in March

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 05:46 AM PDT

The U.S. Consumer Price Index accelerated last month as supply bottlenecks and war-related sanctions pushed already-elevated inflation higher.

Applied Blockchain Adjusts $60M Nasdaq IPO

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 05:19 AM PDT

Enterprise blockchain firm Applied Blockchain has adjusted its IPO by more than doubling the number of shares for sale while leaving its valuation unchanged.

Financial Services Company DTCC Working With Digital Dollar Project on CBDC Prototype

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 05:00 AM PDT

"Project Lithium" is particularly focused on how a central bank digital currency (CBDC) could benefit the financial services industry.

Shiba Inu, Solana Tokens Among 4 Added to Robinhood

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 04:38 AM PDT

SHIB, SOL, Polygon's MATIC and Compound's COMP tokens were added to Robinhood Crypto.

Morgan Stanley Says US Could Regulate Stablecoin Issuers Like Banks

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 04:02 AM PDT

A U.S. CBDC is needed to ensure the dollar remains the world's dominant payment mechanism, the bank's analyst said

How Ichi Tokens Plunged 90% After Bad Debt Fiasco on Rari

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 02:59 AM PDT

Cascading liquidations on an over-collateralized pool on Rari led to the sudden price drop, observers noted.

IOST Foundation Starts $100M Fund for EVM Developers

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 02:07 AM PDT

The IOST Foundation is funding this venture through its institutional investment partners, with Big Candle Capital (BCC) leading the raise.

White House in Damage Control Mode as Crypto Markets Brace for 8%-Plus Inflation

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 02:05 AM PDT

White House blames Russia's war on Ukraine for the extraordinary elevated inflation to be revealed by Tuesday's data from the Labor Department. Will markets agree?

NFT Marketplace Gem.xyz Ousts Developer Over 'Pattern of Sexual Misconduct'

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 12:17 AM PDT

Co-Founder Lorens Huculak says developer 'Neso' was dismissed after team was made aware he was engaged in a pattern of sexual misconduct.

Long Crypto Traders Feel Pain as Bitcoin's Slide Leads to $430M in Liquidations

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 11:17 PM PDT

Nearly 90% of all liquidations in the past 24 hours came from traders betting on the upside.

IDEG Asset Management, Coinbase Prime to Launch Actively Managed ETH Fund

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 05:00 PM PDT

The new fund will be part of IDEG's thematic product suite, "TIMES."

First Mover Asia: Mark Karpeles’ UnGox Wants to Help Investors Assess the Risks of Crypto Products; Bitcoin Drops Below $40K

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 03:58 PM PDT

The CEO of the infamous Mt. Gox crypto exchange, which shuttered in 2014 after losing over 800,000 bitcoin, is re-entering the industry with a rating service, but is he in touch with the latest developments?

Meta Starts Building a Digital Economy for Creators in Horizon Worlds

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 03:52 PM PDT

Fees could soar as high as 70% in the Meta-owned virtual reality game.

FTX Co-CEO Donates $4M to Republican PAC Ahead of US Midterm Elections

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 03:08 PM PDT

Uniswap Labs Forms Crypto Ventures Wing

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 02:46 PM PDT

The blog post did not disclose the amount of capital in Uniswap's venture fund.

NBA’s Crypto Chief Registers Second .Eth Domain as League Files for 4 NFT Trademarks

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 02:11 PM PDT

The basketball league's launch into crypto could come sooner than later.

Marathon’s Thiel Says Company Not for Sale, as M&A Chatter Picks Up Among Crypto Miners

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 02:04 PM PDT

CoinDesk spoke to the CEOs of Marathon Digital and Bitfarms at last week's Bitcoin 2022 Conference.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Sell-Off Deepens as Correlation With Stocks Rises

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 01:46 PM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptos extended losses on Monday, tracking the down move in stocks. The correlation between bitcoin and the Nasdaq 100 reached a new high as investors reduce their appetite for risk.

Bitcoin Falls Below $40K for First Time Since Mid-March

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 01:28 PM PDT

With few reliable fundamental investing factors for the largest cryptocurrency, crypto traders often focus on (large) round numbers as psychologically important price levels.

¿Quieres saber cómo será el futuro de los bancos? Observa las telecomunicaciones

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 01:07 PM PDT

La tecnología DeFi permite a los bancos ofrecer un mayor rango de servicios de manera rápida y eficiente, pero al final las instituciones financieras se enfocarán en sus fortalezas centrales y tradicionales.

Bitcoin Miner Crusoe Mostly Not Affected by North Dakota Oil Site Explosion

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 11:52 AM PDT

The incident wasn't caused by Crusoe's equipment, according to the company, and damages were minimal.

Elon Musk, Twitter and Running Things Like a DAO

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 11:44 AM PDT

Bored Apes Go Hollywood With Coinbase-Produced Movie Trilogy

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 11:40 AM PDT

The trio of films will tie into the launch of Coinbase's long-awaited NFT marketplace.

Former Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith to Be Sentenced in New York Court Tuesday

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 11:25 AM PDT

Former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith is set to face sentencing in a New York courthouse on April 12 after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate international sanctions against North Korea last September.

Latin American Delivery Unicorn Rappi Launches Crypto Payments Pilot

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 11:25 AM PDT

The Colombia-based company has partnered with BitPay and Bitso to convert crypto into credits for purchases within its platform.

Bitcoin Approaches Support Zone at $37K-$40K

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 11:19 AM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) is not yet oversold on the daily chart, although selling pressure could wane over the next few days. Buyers will need to maintain support around $37,500 to sustain the recovery from Jan. lows.

Crypto Funds See Largest Weekly Outflows Since January

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 10:21 AM PDT

Some $134 million flowed out of digital asset funds in the week through April 8 as investors took profits and fled bitcoin-focusing funds.

Michael Levy: How to Turn Your NFT Into a Loan

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 09:20 AM PDT

Ethereum's First Mainnet Shadow Fork Goes Live as Move to PoS Continues

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 08:10 AM PDT

The shadow fork will stress test developers' assumptions on existing testnets and the mainnet.

White Star Capital Raises $120M Crypto Fund for Metaverse Investments

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 08:10 AM PDT

The venture capital firm will deploy as much as $7 million in token and equity investments into between 20 and 25 companies.

Fabric Ventures Completing 2 Web 3 Funds Totaling $245M: Report

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 07:07 AM PDT

Fabric Ventures is close to completing two Web 3-focused funds worth more than $245 million in total, according to a report by The Block.

3 Crypto Tax Tips to Avoid IRS Trouble

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 06:45 AM PDT

Crypto investors filing their taxes must know how to track cost basis, maintain good records of all original purchases and transactions, and report everything in USD terms.

Want to See the Future of Banks? Look at Telcos

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 06:30 AM PDT

DeFi may allow banks to offer a wide range of services fast and efficiently, but in the end, these organizations will focus on their traditional, core strengths.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Out of Bullish Trend, Would Fed Backstop Markets Again?

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 06:25 AM PDT

The latest moves in crypto markets in context for April 11, 2022.

Avalanche-Based Blockbuster Game Shrapnel Completes $7M Token Sale

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

Games studio Neon has raised $17.5 million so far to bring Shrapnel to Avalanche.

Huobi, Kucoin, Others Lead $250M Toncoin Ecosystem Fund

Posted: 11 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

A new $250 million ecosystem fund will support the reincarnation of the TON blockchain.

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