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Near-Based DeFi Protocol Bastion to Launch BSTN Token at a $180M Valuation

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 05:00 PM PDT

Bastion, the largest DeFi protocol on the Near blockchain, will be allocating 5 billion BSTN tokens with trading set to begin just before midnight UTC on Thursday.

First Mover Asia: Bitcoin 'Minnows' Are Punching Above Their Weight Class; BTC Holds Around $41,500, APE Surges on Rumors

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 04:30 PM PDT

Bitcoin Miner Bit Digital Files to Raise Up to $500M in Equity

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 03:41 PM PDT

The proceeds will be used for capital expenditures, buying new mining equipment and other potential acquisitions.

Derek Edward Schloss: Unlocking the Art Market

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 02:52 PM PDT

Twitter and video games were just a stepping stone for Derek Schloss into crypto. Fives years later, the leading VC makes good on his big unlock.

Binance Unveils, Quickly Abandons Swastika-Like Twitter Emoji

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 01:30 PM PDT

"We're not sure how that emoji got through several layers of review without anyone noticing," the world's largest crypto exchange said in a tweet. It wasn't the only clean-up job Wednesday.

Bitcoin: índice de volatilidad de 30 días cae a nivel más bajo en 17 meses

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 01:27 PM PDT

Los creadores de mercado de opciones de bóvedas DeFi son quizás la fuerza invisible ayudando a crear un límite de precios.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Fades From $42K, Alts Still Ahead as ApeCoin Pumps

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 01:23 PM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptos were mixed on Wednesday. Altcoins continue to gain ground as APE rallied by as much as 24%. And DeFi tokens are lagging, although the downtrend appears to be slowing.

Tesla’s Bitcoin Holdings Unchanged in Q1

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 01:19 PM PDT

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Bitcoin's Quick Reversal of Two-Day Rally Leaves Price Back at $41K

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 01:07 PM PDT

Bitcoin analysts are still long-term bullish even as the cryptocurrency gives up gains from the past two days.

Binance.US Quits Blockchain Association, Forms In-House Lobbying Shop

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 12:00 PM PDT

A source close to the company says the groups' goals "were not fully aligned."

TON Users Donate $1B to Advance Ecosystem, Foundation Says

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 11:57 AM PDT

The TON Foundation has raised over $1 billion in donations from users to advance its ecosystem.

US Sanctions Russian Crypto Mining Host Bitriver

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 11:21 AM PDT

The U.S. government added Russian crypto mining company Bitriver on Wednesday as part of its ongoing effort to blockade Russian firms from accessing the global financial network in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Bitcoin Holding Support With Higher Price Lows; Resistance at $46K

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 11:12 AM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) buyers have been active at support over the past few months, forming a series of higher price lows on the charts. That coincides with a loss of downside momentum, which is a near-term positive for price.

Is Ethereum Staking Pool Lido’s Growth an Omen of Centralization?

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 11:07 AM PDT

Lido might be on track to control over 50% of all staked ether on the Beacon Chain. Better it than Coinbase, proponents say.

It's Bananas, but Unconfirmed Metaverse Rumors Are Pumping ApeCoin

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 10:51 AM PDT

The latest price pump in almost-anything-goes crypto markets shows just how quick and easy it can be to touch off a fresh flurry of speculation.

Simplify Files for Bitcoin ETF Mixing Treasurys and Options Strategies

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 10:27 AM PDT

The company earlier this year applied with the SEC to list a Web 3 ETF.

Will Rising Interest Rates Sink the Crypto Ecosystem?

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 10:01 AM PDT

Competition for capital is clobbering speculative investments like tech stocks. Digital assets have held up comparatively well – so far.

Decent Labs Launches DAO With Crypto Investing Giants at $56M Valuation

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 09:00 AM PDT

The venture studio will partner with the likes of BlockTower Capital and Digital Currency Group to build and finance new protocols.

BlueYard, Sequoia Invest in Privy to Bring Secure Data to Web 3

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 09:00 AM PDT

The $8.3 million funding round will fuel Privy's developer tools to securely collect data to improve the crypto user experience.

One-Quarter of French Financial Scams Involve Crypto, Ombudsman Says

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 08:15 AM PDT

Regulator Marielle Cohen-Branche warned of a loophole for complaints about unregistered crypto firms.

6 Things You Should Know About Crypto Twitter

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 07:16 AM PDT

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Bid as Real Bond Yield Remains Negative for Main Street

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 07:02 AM PDT

The latest moves in crypto markets in context for April 20, 2022.

Blockchain Gaming Usage Explodes 2,000% in a Year: DappRadar

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 06:32 AM PDT

Blockchain gaming continues to dominate sector activity as well as investment, having raised a total of $2.5 billion in Q1 of 2022.

Coinbase NFT Marketplace Goes Live. Can It Rival OpenSea?

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

The beta iteration of the exchange's marketplace is putting a social-media spin on NFT trading.

Optimism for US Spot Bitcoin ETF Grows With Approval of Teucrium Futures Fund

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 05:00 AM PDT

Some industry participants and observers see the Teucrium decision as opening the way for a spot bitcoin ETF to finally win SEC approval.

UK Regulator FCA Names Interim Head for Digital Assets Unit

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 04:37 AM PDT

The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority appointed Victoria McLoughlin as interim head of its digital assets department.

Ethereum DeFi Staple MakerDAO Adds StarkNet Bridge in First Step Toward Multi-Chain

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 03:30 AM PDT

Rebuilding Maker on StarkNet involves four phases, starting with a simple bridge that goes live on April 28.

Australia Crypto ETF Market Heats Up With Two More Spot Funds Set to Launch

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 03:21 AM PDT

21Shares and ETF Securities plan to introduce standalone bitcoin and ether spot exchange-traded funds in Australia next week.

Bitcoin's 30-Day Volatility Slips to 17-Month Low

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 02:37 AM PDT

Market makers from DeFi option vaults are perhaps the invisible force helping create a boundary for prices.

First Mover Asia: Is Germany Really the Most Crypto-Friendly Jurisdiction? Maybe Not; Bitcoin Gains

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 04:38 PM PDT

FTX Plan Said to Face CFTC Roundtable Next Month

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 03:15 PM PDT

A proposal from FTX.US on direct derivatives clearing is set to be the focus of public discussion on May 23.

Market Wrap: Altcoins Outperform as Sentiment Improves; Bitcoin Within 'Value Zone'

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 01:29 PM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptos rose on Tuesday, indicating a greater appetite for risk among traders. Some analysts suggest bitcoin is entering a value zone, which typically precedes strong breakouts or breakdowns in price.

Elon Musk Shouldn't Lead Twitter

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 12:13 PM PDT

DeFi Developer Andre Cronje Teases New Regulation-Focused Crypto Projects

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 11:47 AM PDT

The mercurial "Godfather of DeFi" is now pivoting to compliant crypto after abruptly quitting decentralized finance in early March.

Bitcoin Price Rises for Second Day on Hopes for Soft Landing

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 11:44 AM PDT

The largest cryptocurrency continues to rebound from a five-week low.

Bitcoin Stabilizes Above $40K; Resistance at $43K-$46K

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 10:26 AM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) is back above $40K, albeit within a wide trading range. The cryptocurrency could face initial resistance at $43K, which could stall the current upswing in price.

Silvergate Capital May Expand Its Bitcoin Lending Program, CEO Says

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 10:17 AM PDT

Silvergate Capital on Tuesday reported better-than-expected Q1 earnings this morning and shares are up nearly 12%.

Crypto Funds See Outflows as Bitcoin Gets More 'Interest-Rate Sensitive'

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 10:14 AM PDT

Some $97 million flowed out of digital asset funds in the week through April 15 as investors adjusted to a hawkish Fed discussion on shrinking the central bank's balance sheet.

EU Crypto Firms Protest ‘Alarming’ Anti-Money Laundering Laws

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 10:06 AM PDT

European industry is joining forces as it seeks to limit the impact of new proposals to cut the privacy of online payments and regulate stablecoins.

Sara Baumann: NFTs Let Me Quit My Job

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 08:41 AM PDT

The founder of the badass Women With Weapons franchise on how she made it and what comes next. Baumann is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus Festival.

Framework Ventures Launches $400M Fund to Back Web 3 Gaming, DeFi

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 08:39 AM PDT

The crypto investment firm now has $1.4 billion in assets under management.

BlockApps Raises $41M to Bring More Real Assets to Its Blockchain

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 08:25 AM PDT

The enterprise blockchain firm has partnered in the past with Amazon, Bayer Crop Science and Blockchain for Energy, an association of large energy companies.

Pantera Joins $3.7M Round for Solana Lending Protocol Hedge

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 08:01 AM PDT

Race Capital led the round for the interest-free lending protocol ahead of its public launch.

Bitfinex Exchange Back Online After ‘Issues’ Cause 2-Hour Outage

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 07:50 AM PDT

The platform underwent maintenance after trading was halted.

Hut 8 in Deal to Become 100% Self-Mining Company

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 07:18 AM PDT

The digital asset miner will buy out all hosted rigs at its Medicine Hat mining facility in Alberta.

Solana DeFi Protocol Delta One Raises $9.1M to Offer Crypto Yield Farming

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 07:00 AM PDT

Options trading has long been popular in traditional finance, but the crypto-backed version has only recently started moving beyond institutions to retail investors.

Australia’s First Bitcoin ETF to Be Listed Next Week: Report

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 06:57 AM PDT

Cosmos Asset Management's Bitcoin ETF will be listed on Cboe equities next week

IMF Says Capital Control Powers Should Include Crypto

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 07:34 AM PDT

The financial stability watchdog is the latest to worry digital assets are being used to evade sanctions on Russia.

Robinhood Agrees to Acquire UK Crypto Platform Ziglu

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 06:25 AM PDT

Online brokerage platform Robinhood has acquired London-based crypto platform Ziglu giving it a Financial Conduct Authority-regulated arm in the U.K.

The End of NFT Rug Pulls?

Posted: 19 Apr 2022 06:22 AM PDT

The ERC-721R standard guarantees refunds for non-fungible tokens, offering greater security for buyers and legitimacy for creators. But risks remain for both sides.

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