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Belgian Registration for New Crypto Firms Kicks In on Sunday

Posted: 29 Apr 2022 07:07 AM PDT

Existing wallet providers have until June 1 to notify under the anti-money laundering law

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Down as Market Braces for Fed's 50 Basis Point Rate Hike

Posted: 29 Apr 2022 06:30 AM PDT

The latest moves in crypto markets in context for April 29, 2022.

How to Build Decentralized Twitter

Posted: 29 Apr 2022 06:31 AM PDT

Crypto-based social media will be shaped by existing statutes, regulations and norms – and may be limited by its tech.

What Happens if Stablecoins Win?

Posted: 29 Apr 2022 06:27 AM PDT

A roundtable discussion about the future of payments, balance sheets and global financial markets.

WisdomTree's Q1 Crypto Assets Managed Increases by 23% to $324M

Posted: 29 Apr 2022 05:58 AM PDT

Asset manager WisdomTree recorded a net loss of $10.3 million for the quarter ending March 31, compared to profit of $15.1 million for the year-earlier period.

Layer 2, Decentralized Exchanges Show Strong Growth on Ethereum in Q1 2022

Posted: 29 Apr 2022 05:25 AM PDT

However, the average daily active addresses increased nominally, implying most growth came from existing users.

Gate Ventures on Track to Close $200M Crypto Fund by Q3

Posted: 29 Apr 2022 04:38 AM PDT

The VC arm of Gate.io will invest in layer 1 and layer 2 protocols that can help build an open internet.

ApeCoin Futures See $36M in Liquidations After Volatile Trading

Posted: 29 Apr 2022 01:51 AM PDT

The tokens have surged and sunk as new features in the Bored Ape Yacht Club ecosystem went live.

DBS Will Focus on Institutional Crypto Before Looking at Retail Trading Desk

Posted: 29 Apr 2022 12:20 AM PDT

DBS' Gupta said that institutional and accredited crypto is the bank's focus for now, but doesn't entirely rule out a retail crypto platform

US Labor Department Has ‘Grave Concerns’ About Fidelity’s Plan for Bitcoin in 401(k) Retirement Plans, Wall Street Journal Reports

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 11:44 PM PDT

The Labor Department is scheduled to meet with Fidelity to express concerns.

First Mover Asia: Hong Kong Isn’t Sure if It Needs a CBDC

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 03:30 PM PDT

The issues that have prompted other countries to explore a central bank digital currency don't exist to the same extent in Hong Kong.

Goldman Sachs Makes Its First Bitcoin-Backed Loan

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 01:41 PM PDT

The global investment bank allowed a borrower to use the cryptocurrency as collateral for a cash loan.

Bitcoin mantiene su soporte, con una resistencia en $43.000

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 01:33 PM PDT

La acción del precio actual es similar a lo que ocurrió en 2018-2019.

Robinhood's Q1 Crypto Revenue Rises Slightly From Previous Quarter

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 01:19 PM PDT

The company's quarterly revenue from cryptocurrency trading increased about $6 million to $54 million.

Market Wrap: Cryptos Mixed as Bitcoin Trades Near $40K

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 01:18 PM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptos continued to stabilize on Thursday, tracking gains in stocks. Meanwhile, Bitcoin's network activity continues to hold up, for now, although changes in price can influence transaction volumes.

Las remesas mexicanas son las más grandes del continente; las empresas cripto quieren una parte

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 01:06 PM PDT

Bitso, Coinbase y Circle han lanzado nuevos servicios que aprovechan el flujo constante de dinero entre México y los Estados Unidos y se enfrentan a jugadores establecidos como Western Union. Este artículo forma parte de Payments Week de CoinDesk.

Panama's Crypto Law: No Legal Tender, but Digital Assets Exempt From Capital Gains Tax

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 01:02 PM PDT

The sponsor of the freshly-passed legislation spoke on Twitter spaces on Thursday afternoon.

The Crypto Company Aiding El Salvador’s Bitcoin Adoption

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 12:35 PM PDT

Chicago-based company Athena Bitcoin deployed bitcoin ATMs a week after El Salvador's president legalized bitcoin as legal tender.

A Brief Overview of Crypto Payments in 5 Charts

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 12:34 PM PDT

Bitcoin launched as a purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash, inspiring the rise of other cryptocurrency payment options: Here is what the data shows.

US Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Give CFTC Crypto Spot Market Oversight

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 12:27 PM PDT

U.S. Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) reintroduced the Digital Commodity Exchange Act Thursday, which would create a comprehensive national framework for digital assets and give the Commodity Futures Trading Commission a greater role in overseeing the sector.

How Human-Centered Design Can Fix Crypto Payments

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 12:13 PM PDT

Bitcoin Back Over $40K as More Countries Embrace Crypto

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 11:47 AM PDT

Fresh signs emerged of accumulation by investors and greater adoption by nations from Africa to Central and South America.

Bitcoin's Unfinished Business: Why Micropayments Still Matter

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 11:45 AM PDT

Tiny, cheap-to-deliver payments can open up new markets of small digital goods. Can a new wave of crypto-inflected startups plug a long-standing gap in the internet?

How Western Sanctions on Russia Could Make Crypto an International Reserve Currency

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 11:31 AM PDT

If oil and gas are one day denominated in cryptocurrency, we're likely to see other industries start pegging their goods and services to crypto.

Three Arrows Capital to Move Headquarters to Dubai, Raise External Capital

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 11:08 AM PDT

Crypto firms eye the Middle East amid regulatory scrutiny from Singaporean officials.

Bitcoin Holding Support; Resistance at $43K

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 11:01 AM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) is in a range that appears to be similar to what occurred in 2018 and 2019, which was a long period of relatively low returns. Support is at $37,500 and initial resistance is at $43K-$46K.

How Crypto Payments Shift Revenue to Creators, Not Platforms

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 10:53 AM PDT

Blockchain cuts out the social media middleman. This article is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week series.

Coinbase NFT Marketplace Beta Sees Less Than 900 Transactions in Opening Week

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 10:10 AM PDT

The exchange's long-awaited NFT marketplace saw 73 ETH in trade volume in its opening week after a small portion of its three million person waitlist was granted access to the platform.

US Economy Shrinks Unexpectedly, Amplifying Recession Fears

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 10:09 AM PDT

Because cryptocurrency prices have recently started to move in correlation with equity markets, a slowdown in economic growth, which might signal an upcoming recession, could affect digital assets including bitcoin (BTC).

Panama Legislature Passes Bill Regulating Crypto

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 10:08 AM PDT

Dubai-Based Bybit Makes Move Into Latin America With Launch of Brazil Operation

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 09:32 AM PDT

Brazil is seen as a big prize, with a number of crypto exchanges eyeing the country in 2022.

Jaime Rogozinski: Why WallStreetBets Took Off

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 09:32 AM PDT

"I keep my money in crypto. It's easier to store money there," says WSB's co-founder. Rogozinski will appear at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

Mark Zuckerberg to Investors: Expect Nothing From the Metaverse

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 09:27 AM PDT

In downplaying the near-term promise of Horizon Worlds and Oculus, the former Facebook seemed to confirm that its Meta rebrand was a strategic distraction.

Crypto Added to Telegram by TON Stewards, Opening Path to Payments

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 09:01 AM PDT

Telegram has added the facility to send and receive Toncoin within the app, potentially opening up crypto payments to its 550 million users.

Yieldstreet Partners With Osprey for Latest Crypto Fund

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 08:55 AM PDT

The Enhanced Crypto Fund will offer exposure to up to 10 of the largest digital assets by market capitalization.

Ethereum Name Service NFTs Overtake BAYC in Daily Trade Volume

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 08:44 AM PDT

Daily trade volume of Ethereum Name Service domains on OpenSea has overtaken BAYC

Bitcoin Payments Remain in Their Infancy but There Are Green Shoots Everywhere

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 08:41 AM PDT

Can cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and CBDCs coexist as methods of payment? Industry leaders shine light on the future of crypto payments. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.

NFT Subscriptions Are Better Paywalls

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 08:38 AM PDT

Turning subscriptions into a bearer asset is better for everyone, says our media columnist. This article is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Draws Premium in Yen Markets, FX Volatility Spikes

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 07:39 AM PDT

The latest moves in crypto markets in context for April 28, 2022.

Dubai Real Estate Developer to Accept Crypto Payments Amid UAE Push for Crypto Hub Status

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 06:19 AM PDT

Several of the world's biggest crypto exchanges have flocked to the emirates in the last few months.

US, EU Members Among 60 Nations Calling for Open, Global Internet

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 06:05 AM PDT

The "Declaration for the Future of the Internet" calls for the network to return to its decentralized roots, and warns against disinformation, ransomware and privacy violations.

OurSong Raises $7.5M in Seed Funding to Help Artists Build a Community Through NFTs

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

The blockchain-based platform is a subsidiary of Our Happy Company, which was co-founded by performer Johnny Legend and KKBOX CEO Chris Lin.

Apollo Hires JPMorgan's Christine Moy to Lead Digital Assets Strategy

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 05:59 AM PDT

The investment giant will be looking for to make investments between $50 million and $250 million in blockchain and Web 3.

Crypto Funds’ Easy On-Ramp Can Be a Big Problem Without the Right Guidance

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 05:50 AM PDT

It's important for financial advisors to do due diligence on investing in crypto funds, and on the funds themselves.

OneFootball Closes $300M Funding Round Led by Liberty City Ventures

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 05:34 AM PDT

The company also announced the formation of OneFootball Labs, a joint venture with Animoca Brands and Liberty City Ventures to accelerate its expansion into Web 3.

Propy Teams With Abra to Offer Property Purchases Backed by Crypto

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 05:30 AM PDT

Propy earlier this year sold an NFT-backed home for $650,000.

Battered Bitcoin Miners Increasingly Turn to Debt Financing

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 05:00 AM PDT

Raising debt rather than equity to fund growth is being seen as more attractive, analysts say, but not everyone has the option.

Morgan Stanley Says Over 100 Crypto Assets Were Created in Past Week, Mainly on DeFi Exchanges

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 04:35 AM PDT

Despite a fall in crypto prices, the creation of new digital assets is still high, the bank's analysts said

Dogecoin Whale Transactions Reach 3 1/2-Month High

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 03:29 AM PDT

Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter may have galvanized large holders of dogecoin into activity.

Finland Selects Coinmotion, Tesseract as Brokers for Ukraine Bitcoin Donations

Posted: 28 Apr 2022 03:12 AM PDT

Finland's government has selected two local digital asset service providers - Coinmotion and Tesseract - to act as brokers for its planned bitcoin donation to Ukraine.

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