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    Everyone Wants Crypto Regulations – On Their Terms

    Everyone Wants Crypto Regulations – On Their Terms

    Major players in the crypto industry want favorable regulations, and they’re actively explaining their own visions. You’re reading State of Crypto, a CoinDesk newsletter looking at the intersection of cryptocurrency and government. Click here to sign up for...

    Robinhood Shares Fall as Crypto Trading Revenue Declines Sharply

    Robinhood Shares Fall as Crypto Trading Revenue Declines Sharply

    Robinhood (HOOD) shares were falling 7% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the zero-commission trading platform missed badly on revenue expectations as its cryptocurrency revenue fell sharply from the second quarter’s record high.Robinhood said its crypto revenues...

    Billing for Advisers Can Be ‘Smart,’ Too

    Billing for Advisers Can Be ‘Smart,’ Too

    “You’re moving from a very slow, archaic world into a fast-moving world. There’s a lot to bridge there.”Lacey Shrum, CEO of Smart Kx, joins “On Purpose” host Tyrone Ross to discuss the improvements technology can make in the adviser space, starting with the...

    Has the SEC Won the Battle to Regulate Stablecoins?

    Has the SEC Won the Battle to Regulate Stablecoins?

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Download this episode2021 has been the year of crypto regulation. In China, that has manifested as a complete banning of bitcoin mining and crypto trading. In the U.S., the verdict is still out, but it has been clear there has...

    Secret, Curve and Shiba Inu gains suggest that altseason is coming

    Secret, Curve and Shiba Inu gains suggest that altseason is coming

    Calls for an altseason continue to grow louder as the price action in the altcoin market has been on the rise for a few days. Meanwhile, Bitcoin continues to consolidate below its all-time high near the $62,000 support level. Oftentimes, moves in altcoins center...

    How to Dismantle the Surveillance State After the Patriot Act

    How to Dismantle the Surveillance State After the Patriot Act

    Today marks 20 years of the so-called “Patriot Act,” a law passed to “deter and punish” suspected terrorists in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Many provisions of the law were unconstitutional, many were ineffective. In fact, in 2015 a subsequent law replaced...

    What Drives Crypto Users? Distrust of the System or Speculation?

    What Drives Crypto Users? Distrust of the System or Speculation?

    The rise of bitcoin, ether, Cardano’s ADA and related cryptocurrencies – with market capitalizations returning to all-time highs and at times rivaling that of metals like silver and the world’s major financial companies – warrants an examination of investor views,...

    Valkyrie Files to Offer Leveraged Bitcoin Futures ETF

    Valkyrie Files to Offer Leveraged Bitcoin Futures ETF

    Only days after launching one of the only bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) to make it past U.S. regulators, Valkyrie Investments is trying to lever up – literally.The crypto investments firm filed on Tuesday to offer a 1.25x leveraged bitcoin futures ETF to U.S....

    BTC price dips below $62K on VanEck Bitcoin ETF launch day

    BTC price dips below $62K on VanEck Bitcoin ETF launch day

    Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $62,000 on Oct. 26 as the launch of the third United States regulated exchange-traded fund (ETF) failed to budge the sideways price action. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView $61,600 support target for BTC Data from...

    Crypto News Roundup for Oct. 26, 2021

    Crypto News Roundup for Oct. 26, 2021

    This episode is sponsored by Kava, Nexo.io and Market Intel by Chainalysis.Today’s Stories:Market Wrap: Bitcoin in Recovery Mode as Altcoins OutperformStock Futures Rise Ahead of Tech EarningsSolana Hits New Record High as Layer 1 Tokens Follow Bitcoin’s GainsEuropean...

    XDEFI Wallet Looks to Raise $12M in Initial DEX Offering

    XDEFI Wallet Looks to Raise $12M in Initial DEX Offering

    Cross-chain wallet XDEFI is looking to raise $12 million by selling its new utility token, $XDEFI, on a decentralized exchange (DEX), a spokesperson told CoinDesk.The token, which conforms to ERC-20, will be used to fund decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible...

    Solana-Based Perpetual Swaps DEX Raises $3.8M

    Solana-Based Perpetual Swaps DEX Raises $3.8M

    Venture cash keeps pumping Solana-based decentralized finance (DeFi); derivatives exchange Drift Protocol is the latest to benefit with a $3.8 million seed raise.Multicoin Capital led the token sale with crypto trading firms Jump Capital and Alameda Research joining,...

    DISH to Tap Into Blockchain-Based Helium 5G Network

    DISH to Tap Into Blockchain-Based Helium 5G Network

    Helium is partnering with internet service giant DISH on its quest to build a user-powered wireless network, the company announced Tuesday.The deal marks the first collaboration between Helium, a decentralized internet network with over 250,000 hotspots, and a major...

    GameStop Enters the Metaverse With ‘Web3 Gaming’ Job Post

    GameStop Enters the Metaverse With ‘Web3 Gaming’ Job Post

    GameStop is looking to build an Ethereum-based Web3 arm, according to a job listing posted by the company nine hours ago.The retailer said it’s looking for someone with “experience with Ethereum, NFTs [non-fungible tokens], and blockchain based gaming platforms” for...

    CoinList Valued at $1.5B as Lending, Staking Join Business Mandate

    CoinList Valued at $1.5B as Lending, Staking Join Business Mandate

    CoinList, a token sale platform popular among cash-hungry crypto projects and early investors alike, has raised $100 million in its first equity round in nearly two years.The company is now valued at $1.5 billion, CEO Graham Jenkin told CoinDesk. He said Accomplice VC...

    ‘Data Pipeline’ Protocol Kyve Raises $2.8M From Industry Insiders

    ‘Data Pipeline’ Protocol Kyve Raises $2.8M From Industry Insiders

    An ambitious new project from a pair of young founders is hoping to expand and decentralize data access for blockchains, and they just raised $2.8 million to do it.Kyve – a stylized take on the second syllable of “archive” – has closed its second funding round led by...

    Australian Bitcoin Miner Iris Energy Files for $100M Nasdaq IPO

    Australian Bitcoin Miner Iris Energy Files for $100M Nasdaq IPO

    Australian bitcoin mining company Iris Energy filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise up to $100 million.The Sydney-based company said on Monday that it intends to list its ordinary shares on the...

    Tesla signals potential return to Bitcoin payments

    Tesla signals potential return to Bitcoin payments

    Electric car maker Tesla is likely to start accepting Bitcoin for its cars, details filed with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) show. Tesla hinted at the possibility of accepting cryptocurrency payments in financial details related to its initial...

    Bank of Spain Opens Registry for Crypto-Service Providers

    Bank of Spain Opens Registry for Crypto-Service Providers

    After months of waiting, the Bank of Spain has finally issued instructions on how to register to offer crypto-related services in the country.Institutions are instructed to apply through an electronic registry, after which the central bank will take up to three months...

    GBTC delivered better returns than Bitcoin ETFs last week

    GBTC delivered better returns than Bitcoin ETFs last week

    Bitcoin (BTC) investment vehicle the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) outperformed the newly launched exchange-traded funds (ETF) last week, data shows. Figures shared by Grayscale executives among others confirm that GBTC has quietly delivered better investor returns...

    Taproot, Bitcoin’s Next Big Upgrade, Might Already Be Priced In

    Taproot, Bitcoin’s Next Big Upgrade, Might Already Be Priced In

    The last time the Bitcoin network locked in a major upgrade, in July 2017, the cryptocurrency’s price jumped almost 50% through Aug. 23, when the changes went live.Now, as the original blockchain network prepares for its next big upgrade in November, known as Taproot,...

    Bank of Spain Opens Mandatory Registry for VASPs

    Bank of Spain Opens Mandatory Registry for VASPs

    The Bank Of Spain has finally opened the mandatory registry for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) in the country. The bank also dispelled doubts that financial institutions had regarding whether they had to apply for the registry given they already comply with...

    Valour Uniswap exchange-traded product to increase UNI exposure

    Valour Uniswap exchange-traded product to increase UNI exposure

    Valour, a Zurich-based exchange-traded products (ETP) issuer, announced the launch of a fully-backed investment product to increase exposure to Uniswap decentralized exchange’s native token, UNI. The UNI token serves as the underlying asset within the Valour Uniswap...

    Blockchain Data Indexer The Graph Launches on NEAR

    Blockchain Data Indexer The Graph Launches on NEAR

    Developers on the NEAR blockchain are getting a lift Tuesday with data indexing and query service The Graph going live in beta.The Graph is a decentralized indexer used by developers to access key data such as prices on automated market makers (AMMs), user information...

    Dubai Issues New Rules for Security, Derivatives Tokens

    Dubai Issues New Rules for Security, Derivatives Tokens

    Dubai’s Financial Services Agency announced new rules for “investment tokens,” which can represent securities or be derivatives.The agency defines investment tokens as cryptographically secured tokens that have some of the same attributes as securities and...

    Start-up CGU Raises $2.5 Million USD in Third Public Round

    Start-up CGU Raises $2.5 Million USD in Third Public Round

    PRESS RELEASE. A crypto platform Crypto Gaming United (CGU), which has joined the crypto exchange TimeX on the 18th of october, made $2.5 million in a record-breaking six seconds since public token trading began. One of the co-founders of the project is a...

    Bakkt shares skyrocket after partnering with Mastercard and Fiserv

    Bakkt shares skyrocket after partnering with Mastercard and Fiserv

    The share price of the Intercontinental Exchange-backed crypto services company Bakkt ($BKKT) has surged as it unveiled two partnerships with major global payments firms. On Monday 25 Oct., Mastercard announced it would be working with digital asset platform Bakkt to...

    3 reasons why Harmony (ONE) rallied to a new all-time high

    3 reasons why Harmony (ONE) rallied to a new all-time high

    Ecosystem development funds have become one of the latest market-moving trends in the crypto sector and protocols with large treasuries have discovered that reward and incentive programs are one of the best ways to attract new users and protocols to a project. One...

    US Treasury Report to Give SEC Oversight on Stablecoins: Report

    US Treasury Report to Give SEC Oversight on Stablecoins: Report

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may have moved one step closer to achieving significant oversight on stablecoins.According to a Bloomberg article on Monday, which cited people familiar with the matter, a report by the U.S. Treasury Department and...

    Metawars Concludes Raise With Reputable Supporters and Partners

    Metawars Concludes Raise With Reputable Supporters and Partners

    PRESS RELEASE. MetaWars, an innovative, multiplayer strategy blockchain-based game, has successfully raised $2.3 million USD from its supporting investors. MetaWars has collaborated with various investors and partners to incorporate blockchain into the emerging gaming...

    Market Wrap: Bitcoin Rises Again as Altcoins Outperform

    Market Wrap: Bitcoin Rises Again as Altcoins Outperform

    Bitcoin is recovering from a weekend dip as traders anticipate the third U.S. futures-focused bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) listing. The VanEck Bitcoin Futures ETF is expected to launch on Tuesday and will trade under the ticker symbol XBTF. Analysts continue to...

    Why One Crypto Company Is Suing the SEC

    Why One Crypto Company Is Suing the SEC

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Download this episodeAt Messari’s Mainnet conference in September, rumors flew that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had served a subpoena on a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol founder moments before he was set to...

    NFTs and the Patronage Model

    NFTs and the Patronage Model

    Last week, a crypto investment collective called PleasrDAO paid $4 million for a copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s seventh album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.”If that sounds insane to you, consider the circumstances, which are also insane. The record was conceived as a...

    Why Everyone Is Mad at Sam Altman’s Worldcoin

    Why Everyone Is Mad at Sam Altman’s Worldcoin

    Sam Altman’s Worldcoin project, which promises to distribute a universal basic income (UBI) to global citizens willing to have their retina scanned, came in for a fresh round of incredulous backlash from privacy advocates after announcing new funding last week. Early...

    Want to Buy Dogecoin? Read This First

    Want to Buy Dogecoin? Read This First

    With so much social media hype, mainstream attention and celebrity support it’s easy to think that dogecoin is a solid investment. But is the dog-themed cryptocurrency really as innocent as it looks?Dogecoin has come a long way since its modest beginnings as a parody...

    New to Bitcoin? Stay Safe and Avoid These Common Scams

    New to Bitcoin? Stay Safe and Avoid These Common Scams

    Bitcoin hit a new high Wednesday, topping $20,000, and is continuing to rise. Maybe today is the day that you finally are ready to take the plunge and buy your first few satoshis. Before you do, here are a few suggestions to avoid falling victim to some of the bitcoin...

    The Coming Convergence of NFTs and Artificial Intelligence

    The Coming Convergence of NFTs and Artificial Intelligence

    Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are becoming one of the most important trends in the crypto ecosystem. The first generation of NFTs has focused on key properties such as ownership representation, transfer, automation as well as building the core building blocks of the NFT...

    Buying Your First Crypto? 10 Things You Should Know

    Buying Your First Crypto? 10 Things You Should Know

    Between dogecoin’s cameos on U.S. television and bitcoin’s growing acceptance on Wall Street, cryptocurrency is reaching a wider audience than ever before. Skyrocketing prices are surely tempting to newcomers, but they should be aware of the risks before jumping in.If...

    4 Ways to Stay Safe in Crypto

    4 Ways to Stay Safe in Crypto

    Digital assets are resistant to censorship by design and give private key holders complete control over their crypto. The only caveat is that investors are solely responsible for protecting and safely storing their own funds.The crypto community is growing at an...

    How to use stablecoins to earn a higher APY

    How to use stablecoins to earn a higher APY

    Many are quick to flock to stablecoins for their ability to de-risk cryptocurrency positions. A stablecoin can be pegged to any perceivably stable asset, for instance, a digital asset like Bitcoin (BTC) or a fiat currency like the US dollar. In theory, if a digital...

    How to Set Up a Bitcoin Miner

    How to Set Up a Bitcoin Miner

    By this stage, you will understand how bitcoin works, and what mining means. But we need to get from theory to practice. How can you set up bitcoin mining hardware and start generating some digital cash? The first thing you need to do is decide on what hardware you’re...

    Crypto News Roundup for Oct. 25, 2021

    Crypto News Roundup for Oct. 25, 2021

    This episode is sponsored by Kava, Nexo.io and Market Intel by Chainalysis.Today’s Stories:European stocks steady as investors prepare for week of tech earningsStock Futures Creep Up Ahead of Tech EarningsTime for Fed to taper bond purchases but not to raise rates,...

    Crypto Firm Crypterium Secures FCA Registration

    Crypto Firm Crypterium Secures FCA Registration

    Cryptocurrency firm Crypterium has secured Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) registration to operate in the U.K., the firm announced Monday.Crypterium, which offers a cryptocurrency wallet app and has over 400,000 clients in 170 countries, said it is “one of only a...

    Porn, Mastercard Moderation and How Bitcoin Doesn’t Fix It

    Porn, Mastercard Moderation and How Bitcoin Doesn’t Fix It

    As huge financial intermediaries increasingly censor online content providers, decentralized technologies de-censor them. It’s not always clear which side to cheer for.Allie Eve Knox, a sex worker who specializes in financial-related fetishes, woke up on Oct. 15 to...

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