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A Crypto Trading Clampdown Expands Beyond Binance to Another Large Exchange

The second-largest crypto exchange, OKX, asked key trading firms for more information about their clients, in what appears to be an effort to root out misuse of a VIP fee prog...

Jul 15, 2024 at 4:53 p.m. UTC
Bitcoin Retakes $62K as 'Trump Trades' Back In Vogue After Weekend Attack

The weekend attack on pro-crypto presidential candidate Trump should galvanize bids for cryptocurrencies, one observer said.

Jul 15, 2024 at 5:43 a.m. UTC
Trump’s Speech at Bitcoin Conference Will Mark a Pivotal Moment for Crypto

His appearance in Nashville, still a go despite injuries sustained in Saturday's shooting, will cement cryptocurrency as a mainstream political topic.

Jul 15, 2024 at 4:11 p.m. UTC
BlackRock’s Larry Fink: Bitcoin Is ‘Legitimate Financial Instrument'

The company's iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) added roughly $4 billion in assets in the second quarter.

Jul 15, 2024 at 3:57 p.m. UTC
Tether Taps Chainalysis Chief Economist Philip Gradwell as Economics Head

Gradwell will be responsible for quantifying the Tether economy to regulators.

Jul 15, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. UTC
Spain National Fan Token Slides 20% After UEFA Euro 2024 Win

Fan tokens are known to see anticipatory gains and post-tournament losses.

Jul 15, 2024 at 9:26 a.m. UTC

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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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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
Misty valley in Leeds, Yorkshire with electricity pylons

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


Crypto stolen by Lazarus hackers was sent to Cambodian remittances company Huione Pay, according to Reuters.  (fikry anshor/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

Cambodian Payments Firm Received $150K From North Korean Hackers Lazarus Wallet: Reuters

The crypto was stolen by Lazarus hackers from three crypto companies in June and July last year.

Jul 15, 2024
Free Alex Pertsev poster spotted outside the courthouse (Jack Schickler/CoinDesk)

Tornado Cash Co-Founder Alexey Pertsev Denied Bail by Dutch Court

Pertsev sought bail to allow him to prepare for his appeal to the verdict in May which found him guilty of money laundering.

Jul 15, 2024
Tornado Cash's Roman Storm, second from left, and his legal team – Brian Klein (left), Keri Axel and Kevin Casey – outside court in New York. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Conduct Versus Code May Be the Defining Question in Roman Storm Prosecution

Prosecutors and Roman Storm's attorneys met in court Friday to argue over motions to dismiss the charges against the developer and address evidentiary questions.

Jul 12, 2024
Muneeb Ali, CEO, Trust Machines, and Kyle Rojas, Global BD and Partnerships, Edge & Node / The Graph

SEC Drops Investigation of Bitcoin L2 Stacks and Builder Hiro, Filing Says

The conclusion of the probe into Hiro, formerly known as Blockstack, which raised $70 million via token sales from 2017 to 2019, is another win for the crypto industry in its...

Jul 12, 2024
SEC Chair Gary Gensler (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Judge Sends Coinbase Back to the Drawing Board Over Efforts to Subpoena SEC’s Gary Gensler

The New York judge overseeing the SEC’s case against Coinbase said the crypto exchange’s attempts to subpoena Gensler’s personal devices were surprising – “and not in a good...

Jul 11, 2024
OKX's planned European hub of Malta (Nick Fewings/Unsplash)

OKX Picks Malta Over France as Europe Hub to Comply With EU's MiCA Crypto Rules: Sources

OKX previously said in May 2023 that France would be its preferred European hub. "Compliance in Malta is way more lenient," said a person with direct knowledge of OKX's EU reg...

Jul 11, 2024