Proof-of-Stake Could Lead to Crypto Banking. Let’s Avoid That

by Michael J Casey

Crypto Exchange CEO Sentenced to 3-Year Jail Term for Faking Trading Volume

| Daniel Palmer

Two execs from South Korean crypto exchange Komid have been given jail time for faking trading volume and deceiving investors.

South Korean Exchange Loses $5 Million in Accidental Bitcoin Airdrop

| Nikhilesh De

South Korean exchange Coinnest reportedly lost around $5 million when it airdropped bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies instead of WGT.

Wyoming Bill Would Clear the Way for Crypto Custody at Banks

| Nikhilesh De

Wyoming legislators have introduced a bill to classify digital assets as property and provide banks with clarity on crypto custodial services.

Privacy Cryptocurrency Beam Experiences Blockchain Stoppage

| Yogita Khatri

Privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Beam said Monday morning that its blockchain had stopped. A fix has now been committed, it says [updated].

Japan’s SBI Invests $15 Million In Crypto Card Wallet Maker Tangem

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese financial services giant SBI Group has invested $15 million in slimline cold wallet provider Tangem.

Digital Garage to Test Yen-Pegged Stablecoin on Blockstream Network

| Yogita Khatri

A Digital Garage subsidiary has partnered with blockchain tech firm Blockstream to test atomic swaps of a Japanese yen-pegged stablecoin.

Oceans Apart: Crypto Regulation in the US and EU

| Noelle Acheson

The differences between U.S. and EU approaches to crypto asset regulation are even more complicated than they appear, writes Noelle Acheson.

CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economic Data Is Now Accessible on GitHub

| Nolan Bauerle

CoinDesk will now use GitHub to help crowdsource potential methodology changes and data sources for our Crypto-Economics Explorer.

Why ‘Mainstream Adoption’ Is an Unfair Success Metric for Dapps

| Coleman Maher

We are way too early for “mainstream adoption” to be a sensible success metric for dapps, says Coleman Maher.

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How BlockEx Went from $24 Million ICO to Layoffs in Less Than a Year

| Brady Dale

BlockEx, a London-based platform for launching and exchanging tokens, was beset by a series of setbacks that led to downsizing.