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Fund Manager Fintonia Group Receives Provisional Virtual Assets License in Dubai

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 07:00 PM PDT

Sinapore-based crypto fund Fintonia Group has secured a provisional virtual assets license in Dubai.

Celsius Lays Out Mining-Focused Reorganization Plan at First Bankruptcy Hearing

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 06:50 PM PDT

Bankruptcy proceedings for Celsius have officially begun – and the odds that depositors will get their money back look slimmer than ever.

First Mover Asia: BTC Spikes Over $22.8K; DappRadar’s Complicated Valuation Model and the Difficulties of Assessing NFTs

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 05:20 PM PDT

Bitcoin and major altcoins continued their late weekend rally; NFTs are an asset class where value has yet to be clearly defined.

Exchange argentino Buenbit lanza préstamos cripto y planea nueva ronda de inversión tras despidos

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 02:23 PM PDT

Los usuarios de la plataforma podrán retirar hasta $3.333 en nuARS, una criptomoneda estable vinculada al peso argentino, utilizando el DAI de MakerDAO como garantía.

Argentinian Exchange Buenbit Launches Crypto Loans, Plans New Funding After Layoffs

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 01:43 PM PDT

Users of the platform will be able to withdraw up to $3,333 in nuARS, a stablecoin tied to the Argentine peso, using MakerDAO's DAI as collateral.

Ether: opciones muestran señales de fuerza por primera vez en seis meses

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 01:29 PM PDT

Algunos traders están comprando grandes cantidades de opciones call, dijo un observador del mercado.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Sees Best Day in Over a Month

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 01:24 PM PDT

Bitcoin climbed past $22.7 in Monday trading; major altcoins also rose.

Bitcoin Miner Marathon Digital Signs Multiple Hosting Deals to Reach Its Hashrate View

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 01:07 PM PDT

The company secured about 254MW of new hosting contracts, with an option to increase to 324MW.

Crypto Carbon Credits: Slapping Lipstick on a Pig

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 12:50 PM PDT

Ex-CFTC Chairman Discusses Celsius' Bankruptcy and CBDC Adoption

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 12:34 PM PDT

The former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chief joined CoinDesk TV's "First Mover" to discuss why the bankruptcy of lender Celsius Network could set legal precedent in future crypto hearings and why the likelihood of CBDC adoption worldwide could be based on Chinese technology.

Russian Activists Turn to Crypto for Donations to Aid Ukraine Refugees

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 11:58 AM PDT

"For Russian citizens, sending money to help Ukrainians might not be safe" through the banking system, says one volunteer.

US Treasury Open to Nonbanks Issuing Stablecoins, Official Says

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 11:56 AM PDT

As Congress considers a path for nonbanks to be allowed to issue stablecoins, Nellie Liang, the U.S. Treasury Department's undersecretary for domestic finance, says that's fine with the agencies that once recommended issuers be regulated as banks.

Celsius Bankruptcy Filings Hint Retail Customers Will Bear Brunt of Its Failure

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 11:28 AM PDT

Liquidity-strapped crypto lender Celsius Network filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Southern District of New York on Wednesday, more than a month after it halted customer withdrawals because of "extreme market conditions."

Genesis Files $1.2B Claim Against Three Arrows Capital

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 10:06 AM PDT

Genesis's parent company, Digital Currency Group, has assumed some of Genesis' liabilities in the case.

‘Crypto and DeFi Won’t Disappear’: Hong Kong Monetary Chief

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 09:23 AM PDT

DEK Hong Kong Monetary Authority CEO Eddie Yue said crypto and decentralized finance are still going to be significant forces at a meeting of G20 financial officials.

Binance recibió una multa por $3.4M por parte del banco central holandés

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 09:00 AM PDT

El exchange cripto fue penalizado por irregularidades de registro en los Países Bajos.

Options Signal Ether Strength for First Time in 6 Months

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 08:18 AM PDT

Some traders are buying large amounts of call options, one market observer said.

Polygon, ApeCoin Tokens See Outsized Gains Amid Recovery in Digital Assets

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 08:16 AM PDT

Crypto market capitalization regained the $1 trillion mark early on Monday, a recovery from June's $800 billion level.

Crypto-Related Stocks Bounce as Bitcoin Retakes $22K

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 07:53 AM PDT

Cryptocurrency-linked equities are rallying Monday amid broader gains across crypto prices along with the overall stock market.

Futuros de ether registran $230M en liquidaciones a medida que la fusión lleva a ETH a $1.5K

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 07:33 AM PDT

Opciones de posición corta asumieron la mayor parte de las pérdidas mientras aumentaba la presión de compra sobre el ether durante el fin de semana.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Has Best Day in a Month, but Ether’s Getting Even More Love

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 06:40 AM PDT

The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for July 18, 2022.

Stablecoin Bill Won’t Force All Issuers to Be Banks, Congressman Says

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 06:38 AM PDT

Congress may rebuff U.S. regulators who wanted stablecoins to be the exclusive territory of banks, according to a lawmaker familiar with a legislative effort now in motion. Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee have been working on requirements that may not be as restrictive as the Treasury Department and financial regulators had asked.

Celsius Outlines Next Steps as Bankruptcy Proceedings Begin

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 06:06 AM PDT

Celsius Network has produced a first day presentation outlining its next steps ahead of Monday's bankruptcy proceedings at the Southern District of New York court.

Ether Futures See $230M in Liquidations as Merge Pushes ETH to $1.5K

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 04:51 AM PDT

Shorts took on the most losses as buying pressure built up on ether over the weekend.

The 'Merge Trade' Has Begun, Experts Say, as Ether Surges and stETH Discount Narrows

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 04:31 AM PDT

"ETH has undergone a rapid change in narrative over the past week with speculators purely focused on the upcoming 'merge' as a catalyst for appreciation," one observer said.

Australian Central Bank Chief Believes Regulated Private Tokens Could Be Better Than CBDCs: Report

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 03:46 AM PDT

Digital currencies focused on consumers and regulated could be better when privately issued rather than by central banks, according to Australian central bank governor.

Coinbase Secures Regulatory Approval in Italy

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 03:03 AM PDT

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has secured approval from Italian regulators to continue serving customers in Italy.

Indian Finance Minister Echoes Central Bank's Crypto Ban Call but Says Global Collaboration Is Required

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 02:21 AM PDT

Fiinance minister After questions from a member of parliament about cryptocurrencies legislation, has said that India's central bank has proposed legislation prohibiting cryptocurrencies but that any legislation requires global collaboration.

Binance Fined $3.4M by Dutch Central Bank

Posted: 18 Jul 2022 01:47 AM PDT

The Dutch Central Bank has issued Binance with an administrative fine of 3.3 million euros for continuing to serve Dutch citizens without registration.

First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Dips Below $21K; Why the Current Bear Market Differs From 2018

Posted: 17 Jul 2022 04:46 PM PDT

The largest cryptocurrency had hovered well above the psychologically important threshold for the previous four days.

Bitcoin’s Up, Gold’s Down, the Euro Is Dragging – and It’s All Inexorably Tied

Posted: 17 Jul 2022 07:50 AM PDT

Bitcoin the inflation hedge; the prodigal child returns.

Senado de Paraguay sanciona proyecto de ley que regula minería y trading de criptomonedas

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 03:46 PM PDT

El texto ahora deberá ser aprobado o vetado por el poder ejecutivo del país.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Erases Weekly Losses, but Skepticism Remains

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 01:20 PM PDT

BTC climbed for the third consecutive day, breaking above $21,000, despite lingering doubts.

Vladimir Putin prohíbe pagos digitales en Rusia

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 12:01 PM PDT

Firmó un decreto que agrega esta medida a la previa prohibición de pagos con criptomonedas en el país.

Paraguayan Senate Passes Bill Regulating Crypto Mining and Trading

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 11:36 AM PDT

The text must now be approved or vetoed by the country's executive branch.

Decentralized Oracle Empiric Network Launches With $7M Funding Round

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 11:08 AM PDT

Variant led the round for the StarkNet-based oracle, which was created in partnership with StarkWare.

A DAO for Diseases: How Vibe Bio Plans to Retool Biotech Funding

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 10:11 AM PDT

Vibe Bio's founder wasn't passionate about creating a DAO – but decentralizing drug research could fix a thorny, tragic problem.

CeFi Broke. But DeFi Is Not Without Blame

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 10:00 AM PDT

Amid the bear market, the crypto/blockchain industry needs to demonstrate socially-useful use-cases. The dysfunctional energy system is a good place to make a mark, says CoinDesk's chief content officer.

US Congressional Group ‘Disturbed’ by Crypto Mining Energy Usage

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 09:38 AM PDT

The six Democratic lawmakers found that seven large crypto miners consume enough energy to power all the households in Houston.

Vladimir Putin Bans Digital Payments in Russia

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 09:34 AM PDT

Russia president Vladimir Putin has signed a bill that adds to a previous prohibition against cryptocurrency payments in the country.

The Fall of Celsius Network: A Timeline of the Crypto Lender’s Descent Into Insolvency

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 09:23 AM PDT

A timeline of Celsius' battle with insolvency during the crypto crash, from the firm's decision to limit some user activity before the "pause," to its decision to file for bankruptcy on the advice of restructuring experts.

Bitcoin borra sus pérdidas de la semana con una resistencia en $22.6K

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 09:08 AM PDT

Bitcoin ha alcanzado el punto de equilibrio de la semana, invalidando una importante configuración técnica bajista.

Ethereum’s Merge Projected for September According to 'Soft' Timeline

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 08:36 AM PDT

The Merge will see Ethereum switch from the energy-intensive proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism to a more efficient proof-of-stake (PoS) system.

Crypto VC Investments Drop 26% in First Half of 2022

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 07:43 AM PDT

Investments totaled $9.3 billion versus the $12.5 billion in last year's period, but the number of deals increased.

Bitcoin: precios de rigs de minería caen a mínimos de dos años tras bancarrota de Celsius

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 07:15 AM PDT

Se estima que la unidad minera de Celsius subastó algunos de sus equipos recién compradas a precios de liquidación en junio antes de declararse en quiebra.

First Mover Americas: BTC Nears $21K but DeFi Tokens Steal the Show

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 07:12 AM PDT

The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for July 15, 2022.

Celsius Owed $439M by Lending Firm EquitiesFirst: Report

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 06:44 AM PDT

Troubled crypto lending firm Celsius is owed $439 million by Indianapolis-based private lending platform EquitiesFirst.

Bitcoin Erases Weekly Loss, Eyes Resistance at $22.6K

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 06:04 AM PDT

Bitcoin has reached breakeven for the week, invalidating a major bearish technical setup.

DeFiance Capital Has Been 'Materially Affected' by Three Arrows Liquidation

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 04:07 AM PDT

Cryptocurrency fund DeFiance Capital was "materially affected" by the liquidation of rival fund Three Arrows Capital, according to a statement.

DeFi Coins Outperform Bitcoin, Ether as Traders Pare Bets on Jumbo Fed Rate Hike

Posted: 15 Jul 2022 02:35 AM PDT

The outperformance of the DeFi coins could be fleeting, given the weak fundamentals.

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