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India's Parliamentary Finance Body "Chides" Crypto Industry In Meeting: Sources

Posted: 05 May 2022 06:18 AM PDT

India's parliamentary finance committee met with representatives of India's crypto industry and expressed dissatisfaction about the industry's plans to mitigate the risks around crypto.

NFT Issuers Could Have to Centralize and Register Under EU's MiCA Rules, France Warns

Posted: 05 May 2022 06:06 AM PDT

The EU bill would also tackle decentralized finance and bitcoin's energy use.

Bitcoin Brink’s: ​​Storied Security Firm Protects Crypto Wallets Now

Posted: 05 May 2022 06:00 AM PDT

Brink's is working with Swiss crypto custody firm Metaco to facilitate the distributed storage of disaster recovery backups.

Gaming Content Firm Holodeck Merges With Crypto Specialist Arslanian Media

Posted: 05 May 2022 06:00 AM PDT

Holodeck Media creates the "Business of Esports" podcast; Arslanian Media is behind the "Future of Money."

How the Crypto Industry Cultivates Trust

Posted: 05 May 2022 05:50 AM PDT

Crypto companies, and exchanges in particular, can find building trust a challenge, but a framework is emerging that can help.

The 'DeFi Mullet'

Posted: 05 May 2022 05:39 AM PDT

Decentralized Exchange MM.Finance Suffers $2M Exploit

Posted: 05 May 2022 05:31 AM PDT

Cronos-based DeFi project MM.Finance has suffered an exploit to its front-end, losing $2 million.

Dogecoin, Shiba Inu Underperform Broader Crypto Market Despite Fundamental Growth

Posted: 05 May 2022 04:40 AM PDT

Adoption and usage of two tokens failed to move prices by much while the crypto market cap added 5%.

Binance, Sequoia Among Investors Backing Musk's Takeover of Twitter

Posted: 05 May 2022 03:54 AM PDT

The cryptocurrency exchange has committed $500 million to finance Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover of social media platform Twitter.

Cardano, Avalanche Lead Fed-Driven Crypto Rally, Traders Still Wary of Long-Term Recovery

Posted: 05 May 2022 02:56 AM PDT

Crypto markets added nearly 5% to overall capitalization in the past 24 hours after broader markets jumped on the decision to increase rates in the U.S.

Solana Pay Adds Customized Transaction Requests for Merchants

Posted: 05 May 2022 02:11 AM PDT

Prices of Solana's native SOL tokens outperformed the market with a 9% surge in the past 24 hours.

Argo Blockchain to Open Flagship Texas Mining Facility Next Week; Shares Rise

Posted: 05 May 2022 02:11 AM PDT

Argo shares jumped 12% on the London Stock Exchange.

Gucci to Accept Crypto in Some US Retail Stores: Report

Posted: 04 May 2022 10:33 PM PDT

The Italian luxury brand plans to expand the payment mechanism nationwide.

First Mover Asia: Events in China, India Have Also Weighed on Crypto Prices

Posted: 04 May 2022 05:31 PM PDT

Investors may have been focusing on interest rate hikes and the economic fallout of Russia's Ukraine invasion, but bitcoin has been subject to other headwinds; cryptos rise post rate hike.

Marathon Digital May Start to Sell Some of Its Bitcoins

Posted: 04 May 2022 04:11 PM PDT

The miner said any sale would not be imminent, but that it might need about a half-billion dollars in investments to reach its growth objectives this year.

'Revolution' Promised by Tron's Justin Sun Looks Like Clone of Terra's Algorithmic Stablecoin

Posted: 04 May 2022 02:16 PM PDT

Tron, an Ethereum competitor blockchain, is the latest to launch an algorithmic stablecoin inspired by the success of Terra's UST. It has lofty goals for USDD, but Tron's lackluster track record of luring people to use its blockchain raises doubts.

Crypto Mining Moratorium Faces Stiff Headwinds in Albany

Posted: 04 May 2022 02:15 PM PDT

A bill that aims to put a two-year moratorium on certain types of proof-of-work crypto mining in New York is facing a fresh wave of pushback from industry leaders, lobbyists and lawmakers.

Otherside and Apes NFTs Dominate Today’s Trades, Nansen Data Suggests

Posted: 04 May 2022 02:08 PM PDT

Yuga Labs' NFT collections take first, second and third place with the most trading activity in the past 24 hours. Rocket Pool's rETH has lost ground since yesterday.

Marathon Digital Beats Q1 Sales, EBITDA Estimates

Posted: 04 May 2022 01:41 PM PDT

The miner also reported an impairment charge of $19.6 million related to its self-mined bitcoin.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin and Stocks Rise After Fed Raises Rates; Growth Concerns Ease

Posted: 04 May 2022 01:12 PM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) rose by as much as 5% over the past 24 hours, tracking moves in stocks, as the U.S. Federal Reserve eased concerns about slowing economic growth. Wednesday's rate hike was expected by market participants.

Filecoin Foundation and MuckRock Seek to Integrate Decentralized Document Storage

Posted: 04 May 2022 01:00 PM PDT

Yuga Labs Refunds Gas Fees for Failed ‘Otherdeed’ Transactions

Posted: 04 May 2022 12:47 PM PDT

The firm behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection is looking to make amends for its chaotic virtual land sale with refunds to all users whose transactions failed during minting.

Wall Street Goes Crypto in the Bahamas

Posted: 04 May 2022 11:57 AM PDT

The inaugural Crypto Bahamas conference was a four-day flex of FTX's expanding empire – with a new era of "corporate crypto" firmly on display.

Sports NFT Platform Stakes Raises $5.3M for ‘Digital Bragging Rights’

Posted: 04 May 2022 11:31 AM PDT

The platform lets users bet against each other's sports picks, with winners minting their takes as NFTs.

Matt Taibbi, PayPal's Deplatforming and the Case for Crypto

Posted: 04 May 2022 11:25 AM PDT

Fed Hikes Rate at Fastest Pace in 22 Years, Will Start Shrinking Balance Sheet

Posted: 04 May 2022 11:13 AM PDT

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell announced Wednesday that the central bank will start shrinking its balance sheet and lift the fed-funds rate by a 0.5 percentage point.

Bitcoin Higher Ahead of FOMC Announcement

Posted: 04 May 2022 10:55 AM PDT

The bitcoin (BTC) price rises as traders await 2 p.m. ET rate announcement from Federal Reserve's monetary policy committee.

Coinbase Opens NFT Marketplace to All

Posted: 04 May 2022 10:42 AM PDT

The crypto exchange has opened the floodgates to its Ethereum-based marketplace after testing the beta version with a select group of users in April.

‘SmartMint’ NFT Tool Gives Artists Ownership of Minting Smart Contracts

Posted: 04 May 2022 10:39 AM PDT

Bitcoin Downtrend Stabilizes, Resistance at $40K-$43K

Posted: 04 May 2022 10:20 AM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) is set for choppy price action, although upside appears to be limited as momentum slows. The cryptocurrency could remain in a trading range until a decisive breakout or breakdown occurs.

California Governor Signs Executive Order to Spur Crypto Industry in the State

Posted: 04 May 2022 10:19 AM PDT

The order will begin creating a regulatory framework for blockchain technologies and crypto financial assets.

Binance Secures Regulatory Approval in France

Posted: 04 May 2022 09:35 AM PDT

Binance has been registered as a digital asset provider in France.

Bitcoin: “Múltiplo de Mayer” cerca de punto de infravaloración a la espera de la Fed

Posted: 04 May 2022 09:22 AM PDT

Si bien el Múltiplo de Mayer se acerca al punto de infravaloración, las expectativas de la Reserva Federal nublan las perspectivas de una reversión alcista.

Kazakhstan Orders Crypto Miners to Register With Authorities

Posted: 04 May 2022 09:14 AM PDT

The Central Asian country is trying to clean up its mining industry in the face of energy shortages.

Crypto Funds Suffer Fourth Straight Week of Outflows as Bitcoin Stalls

Posted: 04 May 2022 09:11 AM PDT

Some $120 million flowed out of digital-asset funds in the week through April 29, according to CoinShares.

Lido Briefly Becomes Top DeFi Protocol by TVL With $20B Staked

Posted: 04 May 2022 08:45 AM PDT

Lido Finance momentarily became the leading DeFi protocol by TVL on Wednesday, leapfrogging Curve.

Starbucks Teases Web 3 Platform in NFT Announcement

Posted: 04 May 2022 08:39 AM PDT

The coffee chain says its digital collectibles will likely be chain-agnostic and come with benefits tied to its physical locations.

Arweave-Based Bundlr Raises $5.2M to Boost Decentralized Storage

Posted: 04 May 2022 08:02 AM PDT

Bundlr aims to scale Arweave by allowing for near-instant transaction finality.

'I Totally Obsessed Over It.' How Crypto Addiction Almost Ruined My Life

Posted: 04 May 2022 07:44 AM PDT

One crypto-crazed man's descent into hell, and back.

Bored & Hungry in Crypto: Why This Burger Joint Wants to Use ApeCoin

Posted: 04 May 2022 07:20 AM PDT

The owner of the first Bored Ape-themed restaurant explains himself.

Amberdata Raises $30M to Accelerate Crypto, DeFi Data Delivery

Posted: 04 May 2022 07:08 AM PDT

Amberdata, a provider of digital asset data to financial institutions, has raised $30 million in Series B funding, with Coinbase and Nexo among the investors.

Valkyrie Launches Avalanche Trust for TradFi Exposure to AVAX Token

Posted: 04 May 2022 07:00 AM PDT

First Mover Americas: Hawkish Fed Trade May Not Be Over Yet

Posted: 04 May 2022 06:57 AM PDT

The latest moves in crypto markets in context for May 4,2022.

Marathon Digital ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Meeting Early-2023 Hashrate Guidance as Delays Continue

Posted: 04 May 2022 06:37 AM PDT

Marathon mined 299 bitcoins in April, a near 31% dip from the previous month, citing weather and maintenance issues.

Lindsey McInerney: The Metaverse and the 'DIC Punch'

Posted: 04 May 2022 06:24 AM PDT

What Is So Smart About Smart Contract Platforms?

Posted: 04 May 2022 06:00 AM PDT

The innovative qualities of Ethereum have led to an explosion of new digital assets in the Smart Contract Platform sector. Here's a look at the sector its significance as a digital asset sector and how CoinDesk Indices is setting standards that define this sector.

Council of Europe Calls for Crypto Laundering Clampdown

Posted: 04 May 2022 04:14 AM PDT

The chair of the council's Moneyval committee warned of fraud, tax evasion and market manipulation taking place using virtual assets.

APE Surges, Sinks as Elon Musk Teases With Bored Ape Collage as Profile Picture

Posted: 04 May 2022 04:01 AM PDT

No direct correlation between the two events seemed to exist at writing time.

Bitcoin's 'Mayer Multiple' Nears Point of Undervaluation Ahead of Fed

Posted: 04 May 2022 03:49 AM PDT

While the Mayer Multiple is nearing point of undervaluation, hawkish Fed expectations cloud prospects of bullish reversal.

The Yuga Labs Catastrophe Could Have Been Prevented

Posted: 04 May 2022 03:30 AM PDT

Conspiracy theorists say Yuga Labs clogged up Ethereum to justify the launch of its own chain, but maybe the Bored Ape creators just screwed up.

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