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09/25/2020 05:01 PM

Gemini Adds Uniswap’s UNI and 14 Other DeFi tokens

Crypto exchange Gemini doubles down on decentralized finance with a fresh batch of tokens.
09/25/2020 04:44 PM

Delphi Digital Buys Five Ethereum NFTs for $162,000

Crypto research firm Delphi Digital splurged on digital pet NFTs on Thursday, stating the rarity of such tokens made them an attractive crypto investment.
09/25/2020 03:31 PM

Diamond Standard Tries to Make Diamonds a Liquid Commodity via Ethereum

Diamond Standard is launching a physical, diamond-studded token aimed at making diamond trading as liquid and fungible as any other asset.
09/25/2020 02:07 PM

Crypto Industry Gets a Health Check in Cambridge Report

The report shows that crypto mining is more environmentally friendly than assumed, among other key findings.
09/25/2020 02:00 PM

IOHK, United Nations Offer $10,000 for Sustainable Blockchain Project

To accelerate the UN’s sustainability goals, IOHK is offering a $10,000 bounty for open-source blockchain-based innovations.
09/25/2020 01:27 PM

Hacker Saves $10 Million in Ethereum From Inevitable Theft

An Ethereum smart contract containing 25,000 ETH turned out to be up for grabs—but a group of security experts intervened.
09/25/2020 11:28 AM

Cryptocurrencies Bounce Back After Last Week's Drop

This week's biggest losers are today's biggest winners—but Bitcoin is lagging behind the pack.
09/25/2020 11:19 AM

Barstool Sports President Reveals How Much Cryptocurrency He Owns

Barstool Sports President Dave Portnoy tweeted that he had sold all his Bitcoin. But did he hold onto any cryptocurrency?
09/25/2020 04:57 AM

Report Questions Uniswap Token Distribution to Team, Investors

Glassnode says Uniswap isn’t being fully transparent about its token vesting process for team members and investors.
09/24/2020 11:05 PM

‘Apple Store of DeFi’ Is Bringing Yield Farming to Bitcoin, XRP

With Harvest.io, Kava wants to bring order to DeFi. And expand it beyond just Ethereum.
09/24/2020 10:46 PM

Atari’s VCS Console to Include Ultra’s Blockchain Gaming Store

The legendary gaming brand makes another blockchain connection with its soon-to-release home console.
09/24/2020 10:16 PM

Visa-backed Anchorage Loads Up on Uniswap, DeFi Tokens

Anchorage, a digital asset custody provider, has added five new DeFi tokens, including Uniswap’s UNI, to its secure storage product.
09/24/2020 09:53 PM

Mask Network Launches Uniswap Trading via its Twitter extension

The company also plans to roll out an NFT marketplace and start doing “Initial Twitter Offerings” that allow users to discover and buy new tokens, all via their Twitter extension.
09/24/2020 09:31 PM

Chainlink Price Spikes 21%. Are the Link Marines Back?

Chainlink has partially rebounded from a steep price drop. Is the latest "partnership” announcement enough ammo for Link Marines to go to war again?
09/24/2020 07:46 PM

US Treasury Stance on Stablecoins a ‘Vote of Confidence in Crypto’

The crypto exchange, which has its fingers in the USD Coin and Facebook’s Libra, welcomes regulatory input on stablecoins.
09/24/2020 07:16 PM

‘Bitcoin-Undo’ Project Launches Token and Staking Rewards

The Kirobo token had a successful soft launch last week. Now, it’s introducing staking that’s somehow “whale-proof.”
09/24/2020 06:44 PM

Inside the Mysterious World of Ethereum’s Mempool

Blocknative’s Mempool Explorer lets you explore the transient space where Ethereum transactions are suspended in limbo.
09/24/2020 06:20 PM

Why do Altcoins Usually Follow Bitcoin?

The crypto industry is inundated with thousands of coins. Why does Bitcoin almost always lead from the front?
09/24/2020 03:55 PM

EU to Launch Blockchain Regulatory Sandbox by 2022

The European Commission wants the EU to “become a global standard-setter” in the blockchain sphere.
09/24/2020 03:36 PM

Venezuela's New Bitcoin Law Exposes Miners to US Sanctions

Venezuelan Bitcoin miners were eager for regulations that put them on good terms with authorities. These aren’t the regulations they were looking for.
09/24/2020 12:33 PM

Russia Proposes up to 3 Years of Jail for Undeclared Crypto Wallets

Russia’s Finance Ministry has prepared a new bill that would force crypto holders to declare their wallets—or face fines and even jail.
09/24/2020 12:01 PM

How to Fight Climate Change: Plant Trees, Harvest...Crypto?

The Telos-backed project attempts to push back against climate change, incentivizing your planting investment over time.
09/24/2020 12:00 PM

Best Crypto Wallet: Overview of the 9 Best Hardware Wallets (2020)

Hardware wallets are safest way to store your Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies securely. But which is the best option? We've reviewed the leading players on the market.
09/24/2020 11:28 AM

US Fund Manager Looks to Raise $50 Million via Token Sale

Valentus, a US fund manager, will soon launch a platform built on the Algorand blockchain to source investments from retail and institutional participants alike.
09/24/2020 10:00 AM

What Is The Kyber Network?

The Kyber Network is a decentralized way to exchange ETH and different ERC20 tokens instantly – no waiting and no registration needed.
09/24/2020 09:18 AM

Brazil's Rainforests Are Getting a $182 Million Blockchain Boost

The world's largest meat-processor aims to use blockchain technology to curb the country’s rising deforestation.
09/24/2020 04:59 AM

Gemini Launches in UK as Part of Global Expansion

Crypto exchange Gemini has received FCA approval, granting the company a path into the UK through an Electronic Money License.
09/23/2020 10:31 PM

$1 Billion in Bitcoin Options Expire Friday. Here’s What It Means

Many of the Bitcoin options contracts set to expire are between $11,000 and $12,000—well above BTC's current price.
09/23/2020 09:47 PM

Google, Venmo, Adobe Execs Join Coinbase Leadership Team

The crypto exchange has brought on a VP of Product, VP of Engineering, and VP of Design & Research.
09/23/2020 07:49 PM

'DeFi Firewall' Aims to Make Market Safe for Institutional Traders

Trustology, a secure crypto custody provider, has announced a DeFi Firewall to protect clients from interacting with unauthorized protocols
09/23/2020 07:06 PM

Uniswap’s UNI Gains 20% as Most DeFi Tokens Suffer Losses

Uniswap’s new governance token UNI, just launched last week, skyrocketed in price within hours. The last three days, however, haven't been kind.
09/23/2020 06:26 PM

DeFi Diehards Claim Controversial FEW Token Was a Joke

DeFi investors got together in a Telegram channel, created a token and discussed dumping it on investors. But they say it was all just a laugh.
09/23/2020 04:41 PM

How Trump’s Strategy For the US Dollar Could Ultimately Impact Bitcoin

If the US dollar continues to falter, then Bitcoin's strength as a hedge might improve—but it likely isn't immune to a stock market crash.
09/23/2020 04:21 PM

What is Bitcoin DeFi, and How Does It Work?

Most—if not all—DeFi platforms are built using Ethereum. But Bitcoiners are getting involved in DeFi: huge amounts of Bitcoin are entering Ethereum smart contracts so they can essentially be tokenized and used to invest in DeFi products. Enter Bitcoin DeFi.
09/23/2020 03:54 PM

More Than 430 Altcoins Are Now Derived From Bitcoin

Since its genesis in 2009, Bitcoin has produced around 436 altcoin offspring and counting—here’s what’s become of some of them.
09/23/2020 01:08 PM

Venezuelan Authorities to Govern All Bitcoin Mining, by Decree 

New law mandates registration, and centralizes control of all aspects of cryptocurrency mining, including the distribution of profits. 
09/23/2020 01:01 PM

A Massive Bitcoin Artwork Is Being Auctioned At Christie’s

Block 21 of Portraits of a Mind is one of 40 artworks spread across the world, which between them contain all 12.3 million digits of Bitcoin’s code.
09/23/2020 12:17 PM

Ex-White House Chief of Staff Joins Blockchain Advocacy Group

Mick Mulvaney plans to help The Chamber of Digital Commerce better understand the regulators’ point of view.
09/23/2020 09:19 AM

China Central Bank 'Blacklists' Local Bitcoin OTC Merchants

Firms in the blacklist will lose access to online banking for over five years, with many crypto OTCs reportedly shutting their business ahead of potential repercussions.
09/23/2020 09:01 AM

Ethereum Data Firm Dune Analytics Nets $2 Million Seed Round

Dragonfly Capital led the funding round for the popular Ethereum analytics tool. Digital Currency Group and Coinbase Ventures also invested.

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