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Gold-Backed PAXG Token Spikes to $2.9K Amid Geopolitical Tensions

Bitcoin traded at a perfect negative correlation to PAXG in a sign of weak demand as a geopolitical hedge, according to one observer.

Apr 14, 2024 at 5:46 p.m. UTC
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Mar 30, 2024 at 3:26 p.m. UTC
Hacker Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Stealing Over $12M From Crypto Exchanges

Shakeeb Ahmed stole over $12 million from Nirvana Finance and a DEX thought to be Crema Finance.

Apr 12, 2024 at 3:53 p.m. UTC
Bitcoin Cash Sends Bitcoin Traders Warning Sign About Halving

Bitcoin cash has been seen a proxy for the upcoming halving of rewards on the Bitcoin blockchain.

Apr 12, 2024 at 11:21 a.m. UTC
Dogecoin Climbs 5.4%, Tops CoinDesk 20 This Week: CoinDesk Indices Market Update

Bitcoin and ether are also among this week's leaders, while Uniswap lags.

Apr 12, 2024 at 6:05 p.m. UTC
Why Bitcoin Halving Calculators Are Out of Sync

The famously pre-planned, programmatic event, currently predicted for April 19, is surprisingly hard to predict at minute scales.

Apr 12, 2024 at 6:39 p.m. UTC
Hong Kong Could Approve Spot Bitcoin, Ether ETFs as Early as Monday: Bloomberg

Expectations for Hong Kong to approve the ETF products are seen as one of the biggest market-moving events for the cryptocurrencies in the near term.

Apr 12, 2024 at 11:56 a.m. UTC

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Gary Gensler’s Case Against Uniswap: Does the SEC Even Stand a Chance?

Amanda Tuminelli dives deep into the SEC's confrontation with Uniswap, examining the implications for the entire DeFi sector.

Apr 12, 2024
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Are Mining Pools Political Targets?

Politicians are taking aim at mining pools, but pool operators aren't making it any easier by allowing for various transaction types on-chain. All this and more in this week’s...

Apr 12, 2024
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Rootstock | Bringing the Ethereum Virtual Machine to Bitcoin

Rootstock Chief Scientist, Sergio Demian Lerner, regards the upcoming Bitcoin halving is a moment of celebration for the community and highlights the importance of transaction...

Apr 12, 2024
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CoinDesk Markets Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents notable data insights from the week, followed by additional analysis from an industry expert.

Apr 12, 2024
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Texas Takedown: Nic Carter and David Hoffman Square Off for Karate Combat at Consensus

The influencers, representing Bitcoin and Ethereum, will enter the pit at the Consensus festival May 30, 2024. Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland is also on the fight card.

Apr 3, 2024
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The Rise of the Ownership Economy With Sandy Kaul

Franklin Templeton SVP Sandy Kaul shares how to transform the financial industry and democratize access to alternative investments by empowering individuals to benefit from th...

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CEO Brian Armstrong's Coinbase is appealing a key point in its court dispute with Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission. (CoinDesk)

Coinbase Seeks to Take Core Question in U.S. SEC Case to Higher Court

The crypto exchange is trying to appeal part of a judge's recent denial of its motion to dismiss, focusing on whether the SEC can treat secondary trades as investment contract...

Apr 13, 2024
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Hacker Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Stealing Over $12M From Crypto Exchanges

Shakeeb Ahmed stole over $12 million from Nirvana Finance and a DEX thought to be Crema Finance.

Apr 12, 2024
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Asset Tokenization Draws Focus From Global Securities Watchdogs

The International Organization of Securities Commissions intends to analyze whether or not further policy direction is needed.

Apr 12, 2024
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Hong Kong Could Approve Spot Bitcoin, Ether ETFs as Early as Monday: Bloomberg

Expectations for Hong Kong to approve the ETF products are seen as one of the biggest market-moving events for the cryptocurrencies in the near term.

Apr 12, 2024
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Australian Court Hands Over $41 Million of Crypto Held by Blockchain Mining Group at Regulator's Request

The court order came after markets regulator ASIC said the companies broke Australian law and provided financial services without a licence.

Apr 12, 2024
Key U.S. lawmakers met Thursday to talk about how to advance stablecoin legislation. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Top U.S. House Lawmakers Meet on Stablecoin Bill Strategy: Punchbowl

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry and the panel's ranking Democrat, Maxine Waters, reportedly met with the Senate's majority leader on next steps.

Apr 11, 2024