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Crypto.com Says User Growth Coming From Products, Not Token Speculation

Crypto.com’s CEO Kris Marszalek told CoinDesk the total number of users had increased by 50% in the past couple of months. (read more)

Bank of Japan Will Begin Experimenting With a Digital Yen

The Bank of Japan announced on Thursday that it would experiment with a CBDC to check its feasibility from a technical perspective (read more)

Huobi Becomes First Major Exchange to Run a Chainlink Node

Huobi has become the first major exchange to run a Chainlink node in an effort to improve data authenticity and integrity (read more)

Fix Issued For ‘Serious’ Bitcoin Wallet Security Threat

Bitcoin hacks and thefts have exploded since bitcoin’s epic 2017 bull run saw the price balloon to around $20,000. (read more)

Six projects score blockchain innovation prizes in European Commission-funded program

The European Innovation Council (EIC) has awarded 5 million euros ($ 5.6 million) to six winners competing in the Blockchains for Social Good program. (read more)

MetaMask unveils new Ethereum wallet, updates privacy features

The popular Ethereum wallet has an update—and privacy is its forte. (read more)

Total USDC supply crosses 1 billion after token supply surge in June

The total supply of stablecoin USDC surpassed 1 billion on July 1, network data shows. (read more)

The Wirecard saga, what comes next and what it means for the crypto space

Many Wirecard clients are looking to migrate to new vendors, according to experts. One company, which appears to gain the most from the Wirecard saga in the crypto market, is Contis. (read more)

Bitcoin As A Payment System — Crypto Cards

Crypto is making a case to be a payment system, through the use of cards, but it is not an easy path for companies trying to intergrate the two systems. (read more)

Binance confirms partnership with Swipe for debit card launch - The Block

Binance has confirmed a partnership with Swipe for its debit card launch in a now-deleted webpage. Binance Card would enable “real time” conversion of crypto to fiat currency to use at merchants globally. (read more)

Bitcoin investments are now doubling among Boomers, Gen X

Mode Banking reports significant increases among older buyers during the pandemic, nearly matching the month-over-month rates of Millennials and Gen Z. (read more)

Monthly volumes for DEXs soared past $1.5 billion to hit all-time high in June

Decentralized exchanges saw their busiest month ever in terms of trade volume, according to new market data. (read more)

COMP holders vote to change yield farming rules on Compound

COMP governance token holders have approved a vote to change how Compound distributes rewards—a move that aims to influence yield farmers’ harvests. (read more)

Japanese investing giant SBI takes $30 million stake in crypto trader B2C2

Count this as the latest sign that the market for crypto prime brokers is overheating. (read more)

Crypto “Reserve Currency,” Tether (USDT) Hits a $10 Billion Market Cap

Weeks ago, NewsBTC reported that the market capitalization of leading crypto stablecoin Tether (USDT) was on track to $10 billion. This week, after a large mint (read more)

0x’s first consumer product is an aggregator of decentralized exchanges

Decentralized exchange infrastructure provider 0x has launched its first consumer product: an platform that aggregates liquidity from other decentralized exchanges. (read more)

Witnesses Will Vouch for Stablecoins, Digital Dollars in US Senate Hearing Tuesday

Witnesses will discuss stablecoins and tokenized dollars during Tuesday’s Senate Banking hearing on the digitization of money. (read more)

Bitcoin’s ROI Since 2015 Outperforms Five Major Indices by 70X

Analyst Justinas Baltrusaitis says Bitcoin’s return on investment from 2015 to 2020 puts the digital asset ahead of many traditional markets (read more)

Binance is finalizing a deal to buy majority stake in Swipe, setting stage for payments card launch

Binance is finalizing a deal to acquire a majority stake in crypto startup Swipe.io, The Block has learned. The move paves the way for the crypto exchange giant to move ahead with its plan for a branded payments card. (read more)

These Altcoins Set a New ATH While Bitcoin And Ethereum Tank

Why are several small-cap altcoins setting new all-time high price records while top crypto assets Bitcoin and Ethereum struggle? (read more)

The Amount of Bitcoin That Hasn’t Moved In a Year Hits an All-Time High

The number of Bitcoin that has not moved in over 12 months achieved a new all-time high. The statistic indicates investors are confident in the long-term trend (read more)

Crypto exchanges lead the way for blockchain industry M&A deals: research

Since 2013, the blockchain industry has seen 129 M&A transactions, with an aggregate deal value around $2.9 billion per The Block’s research findings. (read more)

Crypto.com to Refund Clients as Wirecard’s Card Issuer Told to Cease Operations

Card issuer Crypto.com is refunding 100% of customer balances as the U.K. regulator orders Wirecard Card solutions to cease operations. (read more)

King of DeFi: Value locked in Compound hits $1 billion

Compound Finance’s CEO announced Friday that $1 billion is now locked into the protocol. (read more)

Telegram Agrees to Pay $18.5M Penalty in SEC Settlement Over Failed TON Offering - CoinDesk

Telegram has settled its six-month court case with the SEC, agreeing to pay $18.5 million in penalties and to notify the agency if it plans to issue another digital asset in the next three years. (read more)

DeFi Effect: Scaling Debate Begins as Ethereum Fees Reach Two-Year Highs

Ethereum has seen a decentralized finance craze over recent weeks. (read more)

Ripple (XRP) Showing Positive Signs But This Resistance Holds The Key

Ripple is currently correcting higher from the $0.1783 low. XRP price is showing positive signs, but it must surpass $0.1850 to continue higher. (read more)

$1 billion in Bitcoin options expire tomorrow. Here’s what that means

The Bitcoin options market is about to see its largest options expiration yet. Should we expect price waves? (read more)

You can now earn COMP by learning about it on Coinbase - The Block

Coinbase Earn has added COMP to its list of supported assets. (read more)

Major Japanese Firm Reveals Plans for a Digital Securities Exchange

Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, a major Japanese traditional financial institution, is working towards launching a digital security exchange in Japan (read more)

Paxful has overtaken LocalBitcoins for the first time. What’s behind the P2P flippening?

Earlier this month, Paxful passed LocalBitcoins in weekly global trading volume after nipping at its heels for half of a year. (read more)

Signature Bank Blockchain Integration Increased Transaction Volume By 15%

Yesterday, Signature Bank, based in New York, announced a new client service – a blockchain-based digital payments platform called Signet, with Fireblocks. (read more)

COMP Token Spikes 25% on Surprise Binance Listing

Surprise Binance listings have led to a sudden 25% spike in the price of Compound’s Governance Token (read more)

Activity on Binance Coin’s Network Swells Despite Lackluster Price Action

Binance Coin has been consolidating within a narrow trading range. However, the high levels of activity on its network adds credence to this optimistic outlook. (read more)

Australians Can Now Pay for Bitcoin at the Post Office

Australians can deposit money for a local Bitcoin exchange at the post office (read more)

Bitcoin joins in DeFi yield-farming frenzy - Decrypt

Synthetix, Curve and Ren have teamed up to launch Bitcoin liquidity incentives. The program combines three Ethereum-based flavors of Bitcoin. (read more)

CENTRE adopts multi-chain framework for USDC starting with Algorand - The Block

The USDC stablecoin is set to launch on the Algorand blockchain as part of a new framework focused on multiple network implementations. (read more)

Chainlink (LINK) Near New All-Time High — Here’s 3 Reasons for the Rally

Today’s Chainlink rally leaves the price just 3% away from setting a new all-time high, but can bulls maintain the current momentum? (read more)

21 Million BTC: How PayPal Active Users Underscores Bitcoin Digital Scarcity | NewsBTC

An over 300 million active register accounts on PayPal highlights just how important digital scarcity is to Bitcoin’s value. (read more)

Why the CEO of Binance U.S. says big trading volumes aren’t a top priority — yet - The Block

The Block sat down with Binance.US CEO Catherine Coley to talk the exchange’s position in the American market, its long-term vision and more. (read more)

Handshake Goes Live With an Uncensorable Internet Browser - CoinDesk

Handshake minimizes the role of centralized entities in the internet’s basic infrastructure. First, it was a new domain system. Now it’s a browser. (read more)

DeFi Yield Farmers And Crypto Investors Are Raking In 100%+ Annualized Yields

DeFi “yield farming” is the latest meme exciting investors in the crypto universe. Yield farming is the act of leveraging DeFi protocols and products to generate high rates of return, in some cases reaching over 100% annualized yields when factoring in “cashback” bonuses and incentives. (read more)

Huobi Japan to list regulator-approved Huobi Token - Decrypt

Huobi Token is the first foreign exchange token approved by the Japan’s financial regulator. (read more)

Rumored PayPal and Venmo Crypto Support To Provide Big Boost To Adoption | NewsBTC

New rumors circulating the web suggest that payments processing giant PayPal and subsidiary Venmo are making a major play in crypto. (read more)

Protesters Around The World Are Putting Their Hopes Into Cryptocurrency

At a recent protest for Black Lives Matter, one of the speakers talked about bitcoin as an alternative for the financial systems that had oppressed them for so long. (read more)

Buy Bitcoin with cash at 7-Eleven, CVS with this new app - Decrypt

Bitcoin ATM company LibertyX has teamed with retailers 7-Eleven, Rite Aid, and CVS to bring its cash for crypto services to 20,000 locations. (read more)

Italian Banks Are Ready to Trial a Digital Euro - CoinDesk

The Italian Banking Association announced last week that its banks were interested in piloting a digital euro. (read more)

Cyprus Hospital Ready to Store COVID-19 Test Results on Blockchain

VeChain’s medical records blockchain platform in Cyprus lets people prove, and control, COVID-19 test results (read more)

Compound overtakes MakerDAO in value locked - The Block

Compound has overtaken MakerDAO, Saturday, June 20, to become the largest decentralized finance protocol by total value locked according to data from DeFi Pulse. There is approximately $500M in cryptocurrency locked on Compound compared to $486M on MakerDAO. Compound began distributing its native go… (read more)

Over 300 WordPress sites now earn passive income from crypto exchanges - Decrypt

Draper Goren Holm partner’s plug-in is creating passive income opportunities for website operators. (read more)

Ethereum miners are increasing the network’s gas limit by 25% - The Block

Miners on Ethereum are currently in the process of increasing the network’s gas limit from 10,000,000 to 12,500,000 in response to increased network utilization. Users pay gas fees to include transactions in an Ethereum block. The network’s block size is bounded by the amount of gas that can be spen… (read more)

Google-backed crypto startup expands its IoT network into Europe - Decrypt

After reaching 1,000+ US cities in less than a year, Helium eyes a new target while introducing new hardware. (read more)

Let’s Talk Turkey And The Crypto Rage Against The Machine

Turkey has dramatically increased resources into blockchain and cryptocurrency technology. (read more)

Blockchain Game Economy ‘Will Be Bigger Than Japan’s’

Hironao Kunimitsu, the founder of Tokyo social gaming firm Gumi, spoke about the future of gaming and NFTs at Cointelegraph Japan’s Traders Live last week (read more)

Ripple, Brave and Huobi Join Instant Global Payments Network PayID

Ripple, Brave, Huobi and 40 other companies have joined the Open Payment Coalition to launch instant payment network PayID worldwide (read more)

An Ethereum Wallet Will Let You Easily Host Your Decentralized Website

MyEtherWallet is adding an integration with IPFS to let its users easily launch websites on the decentralized web, but the network is still quite limited (read more)

Algorand Founder’s Chess Match Against A Grandmaster Recorded on Blockchain

A chess game between grandmaster Sergey Karjakin and Algorand founder Silivio Micali was recorded on the blockchain (read more)

New tech makes Visa-level volume possible on Ethereum - Decrypt

Matter Labs’ zkSync product has launched on the Ethereum mainnet, making trustless and scalable payments on the network a reality. (read more)

Reddit invites developers to submit Ethereum scaling proposals for its token project - The Block

Reddit is accepting proposals to scale Ethereum in the wake of launching a new crypto project, the Block has confirmed. (read more)

Singapore Carpooling App Ryde Launches Wallet for BTC Payments

Singaporean carpooling app Ryde announced the launch of its own cryptocurrency wallet which will facilitate Bitcoin payments for its service (read more)

Bolton’s Book: President Trump Wanted To “Go After” Bitcoin As Early As 2018

In July 2019, U. S. President Donald Trump came out harshly against Bitcoin, broadcasting skepticism about the asset class to his dozens of millions of Twitter followers. (read more)

Crypto.com enters Bitcoin derivatives market to rival OKEx, Huobi - Decrypt

Crypto.com’s new exchange doesn’t shift a whole lot of volume, but it still wants to play with the big dogs. (read more)

JPMorgan nabs former Gemini executive to work on wholesale payments innovation - The Block

Sarah Olsen, a former executive at crypto exchange Gemini, has joined the ranks of JPMorgan’s blockchain staff, a spokesperson for the bank confirmed to The Block. Olsen, who previously was a managing director at Gemini, joined JPMorgan in June, according to her LinkedIn profile. As an executive di… (read more)

Coronavirus Has Revealed ‘Holes Within Traditional Financial Systems’—And Demand For Alternatives Is Suddenly ‘Surging’

As the world braces for the economic fallout from widespread coronavirus lockdowns, a rising hedge fund star has warned of “holes within traditional financial systems” and backed a bitcoin brokerage that has seen its clients double each month since January... (read more)

Ubisoft launches Rabbids Token crypto game to benefit UNICEF - Decrypt

After plenty of dabbling around blockchain, the massive game publisher debuts a riff on CryptoKitties. (read more)

Coinbase open-sources the software it uses to integrate new blockchains - The Block

Coinbase has open-sourced the technical framework it’s been using to list new tokens to its platform, the San Francisco exchange announced Wednesday. (read more)

When Bitcoin Flashed This Signal in 2015, It Rallied 4,000%. It’s Back Again | NewsBTC

With Bitcoin failing to break past the highs it established earlier this year, there have been some commentators seriously considering a steep correction. (read more)

Apple And Google Admit Ethereum App To Let Employees Prove They’ve Been Vaccinated

As businesses open their doors to a Covid-19 world, this new app will let employees prove the results of their most recent medical tests, and eventually whether they’ve been vaccinated, without revealing anything else about who they are. (read more)

Crypto for Black Lives campaign aims to raise $1M for nonprofits - Decrypt

The Giving Block launches crypto donation drive with big ambitions, aided by a matching grant from Gitcoin. (read more)

How optimistic rollup might help Reddit’s new Ethereum tokens take off - The Block

Reddit’s new crypto project has captured the imaginations of enthusiasts who hope it might lead to a legitimate mainstream application, but if it takes off it could cause network congestion. An emerging new scaling tool called an optimistic rollup could clear the way for much larger transaction volu… (read more)

Nearly 75% of Fortune 100 firms have explored blockchain initiatives - The Block

The cryptocurrency mania of 2017 inspired some of the largest companies in the U.S. to experiment with blockchain systems. Large corporations jumped at the chance to be associated with blockchain technology, due to its novelty and its association with technological innovation. IBM, for example, has… (read more)

Bitcoin makes up over 90% of payments processed by BitPay - The Block

Bitcoin continues to be the dominant payment method for BitPay, according to new payment statistics released by the firm. Since November 2019, bitcoin has maintained a 90% market share of all payments processed, by payment count, through BitPay’s platform. The closest competing asset is bitcoin cash… (read more)

There are now 8,000 Bitcoin ATMs globally - Decrypt

Global installations have jumped by 150% in two years, with the US leading the pack. But regulation is coming. (read more)

Survey: Japanese Crypto Holders Prefer XRP Over ETH

A survey by Japanese crypto exchange BitMax shows 25% of traders prefer XRP, compared to only 9% in ETH and 26% BTC (read more)

Ripple (XRP) Rallies Above Key Resistance After Double Bottom Emerges | NewsBTC

Ripple started a strong increase from the $0.1820 support zone against the US Dollar. XRP price seems to have formed a double bottom pattern and it could rise f (read more)

Peer-to-peer crypto exchange LocalCryptos adds Litecoin - Decrypt

The LocalCryptos community has spoken, and the peer-to-peer exchange has listed: Litecoin trading is now live. (read more)

What’s Driving The Demand Behind Stablecoin’s $10B Crypto Market Cap Milestone? | NewsBTC

The growth of stablecoins in 2020 has been unlike anything seen before. Each week, more and more of the fiat-backed crypto assets are printed, nearly as fast an (read more)

Crypto map reveals the most ‘Bitcoin maximalist’ country on earth - Decrypt

Where on earth on does Bitcoin most dominate interest compared to other coins? A new interactive “cryptocurrency world map” tallies up Google Trends. (read more)

JPMorgan says bitcoin passed its ‘first real stress test’ during March’s global economic turmoil - The Block

Bitcoin successfully passed its “first real” stress test during March’s global economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to JPMorgan strategists. (read more)

$1,000 Is Shockingly Worth This Much If You Bought Top 10 Crypto Assets In 2018

An anonymous investor bought $1,000 worth of ten top crypto assets on January 1, 2018 and regularly kept track of the portfolio’s performance. (read more)

Bitcoin Development Fund For Human Rights Shows Crypto Is For The People

The censorship-resistant, unconfiscatable properties of bitcoin have been recognized by the Human Rights Foundation as instrumental to the work of activists, journalists, NGOs, and citizens in politically repressed regimes across the globe (read more)

JPMorgan Completes Surprise Bitcoin Flip—And Calls A Price Floor

JPMorgan, one of Wall Street’s biggest banks and up until recently an outspoken bitcoin critic, has changed its tune on the world’s number one cryptocurrency... (read more)

EOS is two years old, Happy Birthday! | EOS Go Blog

It is now two years since the EOS mainnet was launched and activated. In just two years we’ve seen and experienced a lot, the community and Block.One have... (read more)

Cardano (ADA) parent company IOHK joins Hyperledger | CryptoSlate

IOHK, the company behind the Cardano (ADA) blockchain, has joined Hyperledger, an open-source community focused on developing blockchain technology. (read more)

Monero, the Most Private Cryptocurrency

Written by the CoinEx Institution, this series of jocular and easy to understand articles will show you everything you need to know about major cryptocurrencies, making you fully prepared before… (read more)

Bitcoin Documentary

Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It - For anyone who has not fully understood the controversial Bitcoin yet, this is a concise and informative crash cour.. (read more)

Why Bitcoin Is A Silent Protest Against Corrupt Governments Everywhere.

As peaceful protests deteriorated into riots, it became clear that people were not just upset about racism, they were fed up with the abuse of authority that has pervaded modern society. One anti-authoritarian community stood up in solidarity and tweeted: “Bitcoin is a peaceful protest.” (read more)

Blackmail is Behind Multi-Million ETH Transfer Fees, Say Researchers

Researchers have concluded that the recent Ether transfers that spent over $5 million in gas fees are the result of hackers trying to extort a compromised exchange (read more)

Spacex Bitcoin Scam Features BTC Giveaway, Elon Musk, and NASA Launch | News Bitcoin News

A Spacex bitcoin scam has frequently appeared on Youtube, claiming to give away BTC. Its promo video features the recent Spacex launch with two NASA astronauts and an interview with Spacex and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The scammers claim that anyone sending bitcoin to them will be “airdropped” twice the … (read more)

JPMorgan Praises Bitcoin’s Resilience While Comparing It to Traditional Assets

Bitcoin’s speedy recovery from the March crash earns it praise from JPMorgan strategists (read more)

Last Time This Key Statistic Hit All-Time High, Bitcoin Saw A 3900% Parabolic Rally

The number of long-term Bitcoin holders has been increasing rapidly since October 2019. The last time the level of “HODLing” rose this high, the price of BTC surged from $500 to $20,000. (read more)

Options Trading Is a Huge Step for the Crypto Derivatives Market

Different options trading will help to diversify the market, making it flourish on the global financial scene (read more)

Ripple Signs 28 New XRP Production Contracts for Crypto-Powered Remittances

Ripple says it signed 28 new production contracts for its XRP remittance platform in the first quarter of 2020. (read more)

EOS Developer Block.one Prepares Voice For July Launch

With existing social media platforms increasingly coming under fire for alleged censorship, free speech proponents may now be one step closer to another blockchain-based alternative that says it will “take social back from big tech.” (read more)

Bitcoin Price to Hit $12K or $8K Next? BTC Traders Discuss Macro Signs

Traders discuss if the price of Bitcoin is headed to $12,000 or to $8,000 next by looking at key macro indicators (read more)

Binance Reportedly Trades Crypto in China Despite Ban, Says It Runs ‘Test Site’

Binance is said to be operating a mysterious domain for Chinese traders (read more)

Crypto exchange Gemini hires Goldman Sachs alumni - Decrypt

New managing director for Asia, Jeremy Ng, will help the exchange secure a license in Singapore. (read more)

Russian Ministry Slams Bill to Ban Crypto — Experts Warn Easy to Bypass, Creates Black Market | Regulation Bitcoin News

Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has informed parliament of its disapproval of the bill to ban cryptocurrency. Experts say a ban will be ineffective as people can use technology to bypass it, leading to the creation of an “uncontrolled black market.” (read more)

3 Crucial Factors Why Bitcoin Price Plunged From $10,160 To $9,000 In 28 Hours

The price of Bitcoin plunged from $10,160 to $9,012 within less than 28 hours, dropping by 11.3%. (read more)

Congressional Candidate Hosts Vitalik Buterin, Glen Weyl in Online Forum - CoinDesk

Congressional candidate Jonathan Herzog hosted a live YouTube broadcast with Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin on Monday, along with author Glen Weyl. (read more)

Celsius Network Sells Two-Thirds of $15m Equity Offering on First Day

The popular DeFi app Celsius Network has publicly launched a $15 million equity offering, selling out over two-thirds of its target in less than six hours (read more)

A Number of Small Bitcoin Mining Farms Are Quitting as Older Mining Rigs Become Worthless | Mining Bitcoin News

Reports from China show that a number of small mining operations are struggling and older bitcoin mining machines are becoming useless. (read more)

Bitcoin's March to $100K: A Number of Crypto Experts Who Believe the Price per BTC Touches Six-Digits

A number of analysts believe that at some point in the future, Bitcoin prices will touch the six-digit zone or $100,000 or more per unit. This price point has been predicted by a variety of experts and analysts including the stock-to-flow (S2F) proponent Plan B, financial analyst Peter Brandt, the popular crypto trader Theta Seek, Blockfyre’s Simon Dedic, and Morgan Creek CEO Mark Yusko. (read more)

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Crypto.com’s CEO Kris Marszalek told CoinDesk the total number of users had increased by 50% in the past couple of months. (read more)

The Bank of Japan announced on Thursday that it would experiment with a CBDC to check its feasibility from a technical perspective (read more)

Huobi has become the first major exchange to run a Chainlink node in an effort to improve data authenticity and integrity (read more)

Bitcoin hacks and thefts have exploded since bitcoin’s epic 2017 bull run saw the price balloon to around $20,000. (read more)

The European Innovation Council (EIC) has awarded 5 million euros ($ 5.6 million) to six winners competing in the Blockchains for Social Good program. (read more)

The popular Ethereum wallet has an update—and privacy is its forte. (read more)

The total supply of stablecoin USDC surpassed 1 billion on July 1, network data shows. (read more)

Many Wirecard clients are looking to migrate to new vendors, according to experts. One company, which appears to gain the most from the Wirecard saga in the crypto market, is Contis. (read more)

Crypto is making a case to be a payment system, through the use of cards, but it is not an easy path for companies trying to intergrate the two systems. (read more)

Binance has confirmed a partnership with Swipe for its debit card launch in a now-deleted webpage. Binance Card would enable “real time” conversion of crypto to fiat currency to use at merchants globally. (read more)

Mode Banking reports significant increases among older buyers during the pandemic, nearly matching the month-over-month rates of Millennials and Gen Z. (read more)

Decentralized exchanges saw their busiest month ever in terms of trade volume, according to new market data. (read more)

COMP governance token holders have approved a vote to change how Compound distributes rewards—a move that aims to influence yield farmers’ harvests. (read more)

Count this as the latest sign that the market for crypto prime brokers is overheating. (read more)

Weeks ago, NewsBTC reported that the market capitalization of leading crypto stablecoin Tether (USDT) was on track to $10 billion. This week, after a large mint (read more)

Decentralized exchange infrastructure provider 0x has launched its first consumer product: an platform that aggregates liquidity from other decentralized exchanges. (read more)

Witnesses will discuss stablecoins and tokenized dollars during Tuesday’s Senate Banking hearing on the digitization of money. (read more)

Analyst Justinas Baltrusaitis says Bitcoin’s return on investment from 2015 to 2020 puts the digital asset ahead of many traditional markets (read more)

Binance is finalizing a deal to acquire a majority stake in crypto startup Swipe.io, The Block has learned. The move paves the way for the crypto exchange giant to move ahead with its plan for a branded payments card. (read more)

Why are several small-cap altcoins setting new all-time high price records while top crypto assets Bitcoin and Ethereum struggle? (read more)

The number of Bitcoin that has not moved in over 12 months achieved a new all-time high. The statistic indicates investors are confident in the long-term trend (read more)

Since 2013, the blockchain industry has seen 129 M&A transactions, with an aggregate deal value around $2.9 billion per The Block’s research findings. (read more)

Card issuer Crypto.com is refunding 100% of customer balances as the U.K. regulator orders Wirecard Card solutions to cease operations. (read more)

Compound Finance’s CEO announced Friday that $1 billion is now locked into the protocol. (read more)

Telegram has settled its six-month court case with the SEC, agreeing to pay $18.5 million in penalties and to notify the agency if it plans to issue another digital asset in the next three years. (read more)

Ethereum has seen a decentralized finance craze over recent weeks. (read more)

Ripple is currently correcting higher from the $0.1783 low. XRP price is showing positive signs, but it must surpass $0.1850 to continue higher. (read more)

The Bitcoin options market is about to see its largest options expiration yet. Should we expect price waves? (read more)

Coinbase Earn has added COMP to its list of supported assets. (read more)

Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, a major Japanese traditional financial institution, is working towards launching a digital security exchange in Japan (read more)

Earlier this month, Paxful passed LocalBitcoins in weekly global trading volume after nipping at its heels for half of a year. (read more)

Yesterday, Signature Bank, based in New York, announced a new client service – a blockchain-based digital payments platform called Signet, with Fireblocks. (read more)

Surprise Binance listings have led to a sudden 25% spike in the price of Compound’s Governance Token (read more)

Binance Coin has been consolidating within a narrow trading range. However, the high levels of activity on its network adds credence to this optimistic outlook. (read more)

Australians can deposit money for a local Bitcoin exchange at the post office (read more)

Synthetix, Curve and Ren have teamed up to launch Bitcoin liquidity incentives. The program combines three Ethereum-based flavors of Bitcoin. (read more)

The USDC stablecoin is set to launch on the Algorand blockchain as part of a new framework focused on multiple network implementations. (read more)

Today’s Chainlink rally leaves the price just 3% away from setting a new all-time high, but can bulls maintain the current momentum? (read more)

An over 300 million active register accounts on PayPal highlights just how important digital scarcity is to Bitcoin’s value. (read more)

The Block sat down with Binance.US CEO Catherine Coley to talk the exchange’s position in the American market, its long-term vision and more. (read more)

Handshake minimizes the role of centralized entities in the internet’s basic infrastructure. First, it was a new domain system. Now it’s a browser. (read more)

DeFi “yield farming” is the latest meme exciting investors in the crypto universe. Yield farming is the act of leveraging DeFi protocols and products to generate high rates of return, in some cases reaching over 100% annualized yields when factoring in “cashback” bonuses and incentives. (read more)

Huobi Token is the first foreign exchange token approved by the Japan’s financial regulator. (read more)

New rumors circulating the web suggest that payments processing giant PayPal and subsidiary Venmo are making a major play in crypto. (read more)

At a recent protest for Black Lives Matter, one of the speakers talked about bitcoin as an alternative for the financial systems that had oppressed them for so long. (read more)

Bitcoin ATM company LibertyX has teamed with retailers 7-Eleven, Rite Aid, and CVS to bring its cash for crypto services to 20,000 locations. (read more)

The Italian Banking Association announced last week that its banks were interested in piloting a digital euro. (read more)

VeChain’s medical records blockchain platform in Cyprus lets people prove, and control, COVID-19 test results (read more)

Compound has overtaken MakerDAO, Saturday, June 20, to become the largest decentralized finance protocol by total value locked according to data from DeFi Pulse. There is approximately $500M in cryptocurrency locked on Compound compared to $486M on MakerDAO. Compound began distributing its native go… (read more)

Draper Goren Holm partner’s plug-in is creating passive income opportunities for website operators. (read more)

Miners on Ethereum are currently in the process of increasing the network’s gas limit from 10,000,000 to 12,500,000 in response to increased network utilization. Users pay gas fees to include transactions in an Ethereum block. The network’s block size is bounded by the amount of gas that can be spen… (read more)

After reaching 1,000+ US cities in less than a year, Helium eyes a new target while introducing new hardware. (read more)

Turkey has dramatically increased resources into blockchain and cryptocurrency technology. (read more)

Hironao Kunimitsu, the founder of Tokyo social gaming firm Gumi, spoke about the future of gaming and NFTs at Cointelegraph Japan’s Traders Live last week (read more)

Ripple, Brave, Huobi and 40 other companies have joined the Open Payment Coalition to launch instant payment network PayID worldwide (read more)

MyEtherWallet is adding an integration with IPFS to let its users easily launch websites on the decentralized web, but the network is still quite limited (read more)

A chess game between grandmaster Sergey Karjakin and Algorand founder Silivio Micali was recorded on the blockchain (read more)

Matter Labs’ zkSync product has launched on the Ethereum mainnet, making trustless and scalable payments on the network a reality. (read more)

Reddit is accepting proposals to scale Ethereum in the wake of launching a new crypto project, the Block has confirmed. (read more)

Singaporean carpooling app Ryde announced the launch of its own cryptocurrency wallet which will facilitate Bitcoin payments for its service (read more)

In July 2019, U. S. President Donald Trump came out harshly against Bitcoin, broadcasting skepticism about the asset class to his dozens of millions of Twitter followers. (read more)

Crypto.com’s new exchange doesn’t shift a whole lot of volume, but it still wants to play with the big dogs. (read more)

Sarah Olsen, a former executive at crypto exchange Gemini, has joined the ranks of JPMorgan’s blockchain staff, a spokesperson for the bank confirmed to The Block. Olsen, who previously was a managing director at Gemini, joined JPMorgan in June, according to her LinkedIn profile. As an executive di… (read more)

As the world braces for the economic fallout from widespread coronavirus lockdowns, a rising hedge fund star has warned of “holes within traditional financial systems” and backed a bitcoin brokerage that has seen its clients double each month since January... (read more)

After plenty of dabbling around blockchain, the massive game publisher debuts a riff on CryptoKitties. (read more)

Coinbase has open-sourced the technical framework it’s been using to list new tokens to its platform, the San Francisco exchange announced Wednesday. (read more)

With Bitcoin failing to break past the highs it established earlier this year, there have been some commentators seriously considering a steep correction. (read more)

As businesses open their doors to a Covid-19 world, this new app will let employees prove the results of their most recent medical tests, and eventually whether they’ve been vaccinated, without revealing anything else about who they are. (read more)

The Giving Block launches crypto donation drive with big ambitions, aided by a matching grant from Gitcoin. (read more)

Reddit’s new crypto project has captured the imaginations of enthusiasts who hope it might lead to a legitimate mainstream application, but if it takes off it could cause network congestion. An emerging new scaling tool called an optimistic rollup could clear the way for much larger transaction volu… (read more)

The cryptocurrency mania of 2017 inspired some of the largest companies in the U.S. to experiment with blockchain systems. Large corporations jumped at the chance to be associated with blockchain technology, due to its novelty and its association with technological innovation. IBM, for example, has… (read more)

Bitcoin continues to be the dominant payment method for BitPay, according to new payment statistics released by the firm. Since November 2019, bitcoin has maintained a 90% market share of all payments processed, by payment count, through BitPay’s platform. The closest competing asset is bitcoin cash… (read more)

Global installations have jumped by 150% in two years, with the US leading the pack. But regulation is coming. (read more)

A survey by Japanese crypto exchange BitMax shows 25% of traders prefer XRP, compared to only 9% in ETH and 26% BTC (read more)

Ripple started a strong increase from the $0.1820 support zone against the US Dollar. XRP price seems to have formed a double bottom pattern and it could rise f (read more)

The LocalCryptos community has spoken, and the peer-to-peer exchange has listed: Litecoin trading is now live. (read more)

The growth of stablecoins in 2020 has been unlike anything seen before. Each week, more and more of the fiat-backed crypto assets are printed, nearly as fast an (read more)

Where on earth on does Bitcoin most dominate interest compared to other coins? A new interactive “cryptocurrency world map” tallies up Google Trends. (read more)

Bitcoin successfully passed its “first real” stress test during March’s global economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to JPMorgan strategists. (read more)

An anonymous investor bought $1,000 worth of ten top crypto assets on January 1, 2018 and regularly kept track of the portfolio’s performance. (read more)

The censorship-resistant, unconfiscatable properties of bitcoin have been recognized by the Human Rights Foundation as instrumental to the work of activists, journalists, NGOs, and citizens in politically repressed regimes across the globe (read more)

JPMorgan, one of Wall Street’s biggest banks and up until recently an outspoken bitcoin critic, has changed its tune on the world’s number one cryptocurrency... (read more)

It is now two years since the EOS mainnet was launched and activated. In just two years we’ve seen and experienced a lot, the community and Block.One have... (read more)

IOHK, the company behind the Cardano (ADA) blockchain, has joined Hyperledger, an open-source community focused on developing blockchain technology. (read more)

Written by the CoinEx Institution, this series of jocular and easy to understand articles will show you everything you need to know about major cryptocurrencies, making you fully prepared before… (read more)

Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It - For anyone who has not fully understood the controversial Bitcoin yet, this is a concise and informative crash cour.. (read more)

As peaceful protests deteriorated into riots, it became clear that people were not just upset about racism, they were fed up with the abuse of authority that has pervaded modern society. One anti-authoritarian community stood up in solidarity and tweeted: “Bitcoin is a peaceful protest.” (read more)

Researchers have concluded that the recent Ether transfers that spent over $5 million in gas fees are the result of hackers trying to extort a compromised exchange (read more)

A Spacex bitcoin scam has frequently appeared on Youtube, claiming to give away BTC. Its promo video features the recent Spacex launch with two NASA astronauts and an interview with Spacex and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The scammers claim that anyone sending bitcoin to them will be “airdropped” twice the … (read more)

Bitcoin’s speedy recovery from the March crash earns it praise from JPMorgan strategists (read more)

The number of long-term Bitcoin holders has been increasing rapidly since October 2019. The last time the level of “HODLing” rose this high, the price of BTC surged from $500 to $20,000. (read more)

Different options trading will help to diversify the market, making it flourish on the global financial scene (read more)

Ripple says it signed 28 new production contracts for its XRP remittance platform in the first quarter of 2020. (read more)

With existing social media platforms increasingly coming under fire for alleged censorship, free speech proponents may now be one step closer to another blockchain-based alternative that says it will “take social back from big tech.” (read more)

Traders discuss if the price of Bitcoin is headed to $12,000 or to $8,000 next by looking at key macro indicators (read more)

Binance is said to be operating a mysterious domain for Chinese traders (read more)

New managing director for Asia, Jeremy Ng, will help the exchange secure a license in Singapore. (read more)

Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has informed parliament of its disapproval of the bill to ban cryptocurrency. Experts say a ban will be ineffective as people can use technology to bypass it, leading to the creation of an “uncontrolled black market.” (read more)

The price of Bitcoin plunged from $10,160 to $9,012 within less than 28 hours, dropping by 11.3%. (read more)

Congressional candidate Jonathan Herzog hosted a live YouTube broadcast with Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin on Monday, along with author Glen Weyl. (read more)

The popular DeFi app Celsius Network has publicly launched a $15 million equity offering, selling out over two-thirds of its target in less than six hours (read more)

Reports from China show that a number of small mining operations are struggling and older bitcoin mining machines are becoming useless. (read more)

A number of analysts believe that at some point in the future, Bitcoin prices will touch the six-digit zone or $100,000 or more per unit. This price point has been predicted by a variety of experts and analysts including the stock-to-flow (S2F) proponent Plan B, financial analyst Peter Brandt, the popular crypto trader Theta Seek, Blockfyre’s Simon Dedic, and Morgan Creek CEO Mark Yusko. (read more)

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