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Kamala Harris Meme Coin Soars to All-Time High After Joe Biden Drops Out

Crypto traders are once again betting on the very serious business of presidential politics via very silly meme coins.

Jul 21, 2024 at 7:07 p.m. UTC
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Jul 17, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. UTC
Bitcoin Tops $67K as Cryptos Rally Amid Global IT Outage; Solana's SOL Leads Altcoins

Friday's crypto rally defied past days' correlation with U.S equities, which continued their losing streak.

Jul 19, 2024 at 5:48 p.m. UTC
Ripple Settlement Hopes Pushed XRP Volumes Above Bitcoin on S. Korean Exchanges This Week

XRP accounted for almost 40% of all trading activity on top Korean exchanges from Tuesday to Thursday and prices surged.

Jul 19, 2024 at 10:07 a.m. UTC
Galaxy Buys Almost All of CryptoManufaktur's Assets, Expanding Ethereum Staking Portfolio

The acquisition by publicly traded Galaxy Digital, led by Michael Novogratz, will expand the firm's role in Ethereum staking, as part of a broader effort to push deeper into t...

Jul 19, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. UTC
Ryan Selkis Quits as Messari CEO Following Inflammatory Tweets

"This week was the first week in 6.5 years that my politics and rhetoric put the team in [harm's] way," he wrote. "As such, I have decided to step aside as CEO."

Jul 19, 2024 at 3:11 p.m. UTC
WazirX Files Police Complaint After $230M Hack, Engages With India's Cyber Crimes Unit

WazirX said "many exchanges" were "cooperating" with them and that their immediate plans included "tracing the stolen funds, recovering customer assets, and conducting a deepe...

Jul 19, 2024 at 1:03 p.m. UTC

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Why Decentralized AI Is Gaining Steam

A year ago, “Crypto+AI” sounded like a game of “VC mad libs.” Now, as real-world applications begin to emerge, the idea makes much more sense. Jeff Wilser, who is hosting the...

May 23, 2024
Joe Lubin, founder and CEO of Consensys, discusses Ethereum's political prospects. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk/Suzanne Cordiero)

Crypto Is a Core American Issue, Consensys’ Joe Lubin Says

The Ethereum co-founder discusses why his firm decided to sue the SEC on stage at Consensus 2024.

May 29, 2024
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DePIN Can Rebuild the Grid From the Bottom Up

As the U.S. electricity grid struggles with wide scale outages, crypto-powered demand response programs can save customers billions. These decentralized generative energy netw...

Jun 28, 2024
Mike Novogratz, Galaxy founder and CEO, discusses the practical changes that would follow Democratic support of crypto. (CoinDesk/Shutterstock/Suzanne Cordiero)

Meet Mike Novogratz, the Political Commentator

In an interview at Consensus 2024, the Galaxy Digital CEO was asked about a plethora of regulatory and legislative issues affecting crypto.

May 31, 2024
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Chris Dixon Talks Techno-Optimism, Permissionless Innovation and the Need for Crypto

The renowned a16z VC talks to Daniel Kuhn about his new book, “Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet.”

Jan 31, 2024
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Everyone at Consensus 2024 Is Talking About Biden’s Crypto Flip Flop. Is He for Real?

Attendees are cautiously optimistic about apparent regulatory and legislative changes, though not everyone is convinced.

May 30, 2024


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With Biden Out, Polymarket Favors Harris for Democratic Presidential Nominee

Vice President Kamala Harris is in the strongest position after Biden's departure.

Jul 21, 2024
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A Second Look at Third-Party Token Allegations in the SEC's Case Against Binance

A federal judge is reviewing what role third-party tokens may play in the SEC's ongoing case against Binance.

Jul 19, 2024
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WazirX Files Police Complaint After $230M Hack, Engages With India's Cyber Crimes Unit

WazirX said "many exchanges" were "cooperating" with them and that their immediate plans included "tracing the stolen funds, recovering customer assets, and conducting a deepe...

Jul 19, 2024
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Germany Dumping $2.8B Bitcoin Is 'Market Intervention,' Despite Murky Legal Justifications

One expert told CoinDesk the law does not provide for an obligation, but merely an opportunity to sell, while another alleged that “How they handled this sell-off moved the ma...

Jul 18, 2024
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Standard Chartered, Animoca, and Three Others Join HKMA's Stablecoin Sandbox as Participants

On Wednesday, Hong Kong's central bank also said that it planned to present a bill on fiat-referenced stablecoins to the Legislative Council later this year.

Jul 18, 2024