Saturday, October 23, 2021

Balaji Srinivasan: Bitcoin and the Search for Truth

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We think it’s fitting that this, the 50th episode of “Money Reimagined,” is being published inside an historic week for the crypto community, when the launch of a futures-focused bitcoin exchange-traded fund helped...

Is ‘DeFi Regulation’ an Oxymoron?

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We’re nearing the end of “Policy Week” here at CoinDesk, which I’ve spent focused on the particularly thorny issues of regulating decentralized finance (DeFi). The technology, which removes intermediaries like banks and exchanges...

Why a Bitcoin Futures ETF Is Bad for Investors

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Demand is so strong, Bloomberg reported, that ProShares is close to exceeding the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s limit on the total number of contracts an entity can own. Bloomberg’s analysis found that, with a...

Regulating DeFi With Fireblocks CEO Michael Shaulov

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The third aspect is really around anti-money laundering (AML). I think it is very important, because we don’t want to see this thing leveraged by bad actors to do things that are objectively...

Payments Firm XanPool Raises $27M in Funding Round Led by Valar Ventures

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Jeffery Liu, CEO at XanPool, which currently operates in over 13 countries in the Asia Pacific region, said the firm’s network will eventually look more similar to the SWIFT network, since XanPool earns...

Almost $7M in Bitcoin Held by Colonial Pipeline Attacker Is on the Move

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BusinessElliptic has linked the activity to ransomware group REvil, with which DarkSide has close ties, being hacked and forced online by a U.S. government-led operation.By Jamie CrawleyOct 22, 2021 at 12:15 p.m. UTCUpdated...

Tron Price | TRX Price Index and Live Chart — CoinDesk

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Tronix, also known as TRX, is the native cryptocurrency of Tron: a blockchain-based platform with two main functions. First, it serves as a global online content sharing platform, and secondly, it allows developers...

Greenidge Generation Holdings to Expand Into Texas, Acquire South Carolina Site

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Bitcoin mining company Greenidge Generation is eyeing expansion into Texas and buying a site in South Carolina.The Nasdaq-listed firm (NASDAQ: GREE) announced Thursday it is entering into an agreement regarding potentially constructing new...

Kazakhstan to Limit Power for Crypto Mining to 100 MW Nationwide

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Kazakhstan has become the second-biggest contributor to the bitcoin network after a crackdown in China that started in May drove out crypto mining companies. It now accounts for 18% of the global hashrate,...

5 Legal Considerations When Dealing in NFTs

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Recently, I’ve been getting a ton of inbound relating to non-fungible tokens, or NFTs.For those of you living under a rock, an NFT is an object, on a decentralized system such as Bitcoin...

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