Bitmain Set to Deploy $80 Million Worth of Bitcoin Miners, Sources Say

by Wolfie Zhao

AriseBank CEO Pleads Guilty to $4.2 Million Securities Fraud Involving ICO

| Nikhilesh De

Jared Rice, former AriseBank CEO, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and could face as much as 20 years in prison.

Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

| Yogita Khatri

Alleged bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted by several countries, has filed in Greece for extradition to Russia.

MakerDAO Votes to Increase Fees 4% on Ethereum Stablecoin DAI

| Christine Kim

Users of the dollar-backed stablecoin DAI have staked MakerDAO governance tokens in favor of supporting a 4 percent raise to stablecoin fees.

Not Just BNB: Up 120%, Huobi’s Crypto Exchange Coin Is Breaking Out

| Sam Ouimet

Huobi Token (HT) is the latest native exchange cryptocurrency to flash more than 100 percent price growth year to date.

New Document Details Ex-QuadrigaCX Law Firm’s Conflict of Interest

| Nikhilesh De

Law firm Stewart McKelvey had a conflict in representing both QuadrigaCX and its CEO's widow, a new document says.

Sirin Labs, MyEtherWallet Team Up for Finney Phone Integration

| Daniel Palmer

Sirin Labs, developer of the Finney blockchain phone, has teamed up with MyEtherWallet for an integration aimed to benefit both companies.

Fred Ehrsam, Coinbase co-founder, Token Summit II. (Brady Dale for CoinDesk)

Numerai Token Sale Raises $11 Million From VC Firms Paradigm, Placeholder

| Leigh Cuen

Hedge fund and predictions market startup Numerai just closed an $11 million round led by Paradigm and Placeholder.

Crypto Market Maker B2C2 Hires Wall Street FX Vet to Lead US Expansion

| Marc Hochstein

London-based crypto liquidity provider B2C2 has hired Wall Street veteran Rob Catalanello to lead its expansion in the U.S.

Ex-NATO Chief, Danish PM Now Advises Blockchain Firm Concordium

| Yogita Khatri

A former prime minister of Denmark and secretary-general of NATO has joined blockchain identity startup Concordium as a strategic advisor.

Lightning Labs Releases ‘Loop’ Feature for Bitcoin Payments Channels

| Christine Kim

California startup Lightning Labs released today a new feature to improve usability of the bitcoin payment channel network, lightning.