GOP Policy Arm Releases Paper Exploring Benefits, Risks of Crypto

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 02:19 PM PDT

The paper signals that Senate Republicans are inching toward a more unified approach to crypto regulation.

The Meaning of Miami's Castrated Bitcoin Bull

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 01:40 PM PDT

Wax Studio’s Blockchain Brawlers Game Earns $357M in First Week

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 01:38 PM PDT

Wax Studios says its new P2E game is more secure than Axie Infinity issues and hopes to best it on cost of entry, too.

Market Wrap: Cryptos Waver as Speculators Lose Interest

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 01:23 PM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptos were mixed on Friday while stocks traded flat. Open interest in the bitcoin futures market is starting to decline, which suggests uncertainty among traders about future price direction. Meanwhile, NEAR rose by 20% while WAVES declined by 10%.

Don’t Expect Carefully Researched Crypto Regulations

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 01:02 PM PDT

A senior researcher at the American Institute for Economic Research dissects the Biden administration's executive order on crypto.

Russians’ EU Crypto Investments Capped at 10K Euros

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 12:09 PM PDT

Measures set out by the EU Friday aim to stop oligarchs circumventing financial sanctions that target conventional bank accounts.

No, DeFi Is Not a Repeat of the 2008 Crisis

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 12:05 PM PDT

Decentralized finance does not equal shadow banking and Too Big To Fail, says CoinDesk's chief content officer.

Ethereum Rollup Arbitrum Releases Major Update

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 12:01 PM PDT

The update will halve fees, increase transaction speed, and make it easier for Ethereum Virtual Machine-compatible apps to build on Arbitrum.

Bitcoin Stalls Below $48K Resistance; Support at $40K-$43K

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 11:08 AM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) is stuck in a choppy trading range with support between $40K and $43K. The cryptocurrency is entering a period of seasonal strength, which could keep the recovery intact, albeit briefly.

Meme Coins, Gambling and Crypto Regulation

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 10:29 AM PDT

As the Biden administration develops a crypto regulation framework, one type of token could be due for particularly close scrutiny.

Goldman Downgrades Robinhood to Sell Amid Tough Environment for Crypto Brokerages

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 10:12 AM PDT

The investment bank also sees headwinds for Coinbase and Silvergate Capital to show up in first quarter results.

CLabs to Work With eCurrency to Integrate CBDCs With DeFi

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 09:55 AM PDT

Through the partnership, central banks launching CBDCs will now be able to use the Celo blockchain to enable end users to access DeFi products.

Canaan Unveils Bitcoin Mining Machine, Sees Speedier ASIC Market Growth

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 09:30 AM PDT

The new model's mining power and efficiency positions it in a similar area as rival Bitmain's S19 and S19 Pro machines, but less than MicroBT's new WhatsMiner M50S.

Axie Infinity Builder Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ for $625M Ronin Hack, Exec Says

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 09:23 AM PDT

"These are the players who trusted us, and we failed to live up to that trust," Sky Mavis co-founder Alexsander Larsen said on CoinDesk TV Friday.

Tesla, Blockstream, Block to Mine Bitcoin Using Solar Power in Texas

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 08:53 AM PDT

The partners want to show that bitcoin mining can support the buildout of renewable energy infrastructure.

Top US Bank Watchdog Warns of Stablecoins' 'Lack of Interoperability'

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 08:29 AM PDT

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu said he's concerned about the variability and lack of interoperability across stablecoins as his agency and other U.S. regulators try to come to terms with oversight.

DeFi Giant Yearn Leads the Way on ERC-4626 Token Standard Adoption

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 07:49 AM PDT

The new standard for yield-bearing tokens could unlock innovation in the burgeoning Ethereum economy.

Applied Blockchain Files for $60M Nasdaq IPO

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 07:35 AM PDT

The enterprise blockchain firm filed to sell about 3.2 million shares at a mean price of $18.54.

UK Regulator's Temporary Crypto Registration List Drops to 5 Firms

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 07:05 AM PDT

CEX.I0, Copper Technologies, GlobalBlock, Revolut and Moneybrain remain on the temporary registration list.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Eyes Weekly Loss Ahead of US CPI

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 06:43 AM PDT

The latest moves in crypto markets in context for April 8, 2022.

Ethereum Gas Usage Rose in March as Ether Ran to $3.5K

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 06:28 AM PDT

ERC20 token generation in March was 125% above February's levels, even as developers continue to build new projects on other blockchains.

Bitstamp to Offer White-Label Version of Its Crypto Trading Services in US

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

The long-running crypto exchange has already been providing what it calls "Bitstamp-as-a-Service" to European financial institutions for several years.

A Censorship-Resistant Inflation Index Is Being Built on Chainlink

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 05:30 AM PDT

Truflation currently measures a 13.2% inflation rate, as opposed to the 7.9% measured by the Consumer Price Index in March.

NEAR Token Has Doubled in 4 Weeks; Here's Why

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 04:00 AM PDT

Venture capitalists' vote of confidence and stablecoin rumors push the NEAR token higher.

Cosmos-Based Gravity DEX Rebrands and Moves Chains

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 03:30 AM PDT

The re-launch as "Crescent" comes after Gravity DEX struggled to establish itself as a larger player within the broader Cosmos ecosystem.

Industry Associations, Regulator Give Some Clarity on Singapore's Crypto Ad Rules: Report

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 02:59 AM PDT

Advertising to retail investors will be disallowed, as Singapore limits crypto trading to professional investors.

EU Bans Providing High-Value Crypto Services to Russia

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 02:36 AM PDT

The move follows warnings that crypto is being used to circumvent sanctions imposed in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Frax Stablecoin Backing to Feature Layer 1 Tokens, Real-World Loans

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 01:40 AM PDT

Using real-world assets will allow Frax's products to operate as intended even in a bear market.

France's Presidential Candidates Ignore Crypto Issues

Posted: 08 Apr 2022 12:24 AM PDT

On Sunday, citizens in one of the world's top 10 economies go to the polls to choose their leader – and CoinDesk examines what France's crypto community wants to see.

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