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Bitcoin Tops $27K as Rates and Oil Retreat; Ether Outperforms on ETF Hopes

The broad-market proxy CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) was up 3.8% over the past 24 hours.

Sep 28, 2023 at 7:19 p.m. UTC
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Future ‘Shock’? Phemex Probably Won’t Be Even Mildly Surprised

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Sep 20, 2023 at 2:10 p.m. UTC

Judge Denies Temporary Release For Sam Bankman-Fried, Suggests He Could Face 'Very Long Sentence'

Bankman-Fried’s lawyers had requested that he be released for the duration of his trial to ensure that he is able to review material and speak with his counsel.

Sep 28, 2023 at 2:55 p.m. UTC

Banking Giants Abuzz About Tokenization of Real-World Assets as DeFi Craves Collateral

JPMorgan, Citi and Franklin Templeton are digitizing traditional assets. Will they end up trading on crypto networks like Ethereum?

Sep 28, 2023 at 5:18 p.m. UTC

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Biggest Grift? His ‘Best In Class’ Exchange

Never mind the alleged fraud. The centerpiece of the FTX empire – the exchange – really wasn’t that good, traders say.

Sep 27, 2023 at 8:15 p.m. UTC

Ethereum Developers Appear Successful in Second Attempt at Holesky Test Network Launch

The original planned launch date of Holesky, on Sept. 15, was supposed to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Ethereum’s historic “Merge” transition. But things didn't go so smoothly. Now developers are trying again.

Sep 28, 2023 at 12:05 p.m. UTC

FTX Bankruptcy Claims Soar in Value in Over-the-Counter Markets as Estate Recovers $7.3B

One top distressed-debt investor describes FTX claims as the “hottest ticket in town.”

Sep 28, 2023 at 2:25 p.m. UTC

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Welcome to the Protocol Podcast | Trailer

Founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter Brad Keoun is joined by tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk to walk you through the latest news and developments of the incredibly fast-moving space of the blockchain realm.

Sep 28, 2023

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Breaking Down Barriers to Crypto Adoption | Insights from Jan Van Eck and Matt Hougan

A candid conversation with valuable perspectives on the dynamic world of crypto assets and how they have the capacity to transform conventional investment approaches.

Sep 27, 2023
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Why All 10,000 OnChainMonkey NFTs Will Move From Ethereum to Bitcoin

Danny Yang and Bill Tai, cofounders of Metagood and creators of OnChainMonkey, discuss why they will migrate their 10K NFT collection from Ethereum to Bitcoin and what might be in store for Ordinals.

Sep 27, 2023
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Protocol Village: Radix Public Network Completes Babylon Upgrade, Enabling Smart Contracts

The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals.

Sep 28, 2023
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Crypto Update | SEC Chair Faces Harsh Questions as Ether Spot ETF Proposals Hit Delays

Noelle Acheson, author of the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores the recent House Financial Services Committee hearing where SEC Chair Gary Gensler's struggle to define securities was brought to the forefront, accompanied by committee members highlighting SEC communication inconsistencies and a lack of cooperation, all against the backdrop of ETFs' prominent role.

Sep 28, 2023

Consensus 2023 Coverage


Wrapping Up Consensus 2023

Missed Consensus 2023? Catch up on some of the most important conversations here.
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Edward Snowden: Researchers Should Train AI to Be ‘Better Than Us’
The former NSA whistleblower shared his hopes that AI’s intelligence could exceed that of humans and ultimately benefit humanity, despite fears the technology could be co-opted by bad actors. 
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5 Consensus 2023 Takeaways
CoinDesk editorial team members convened to share their insights on the pivotal topics that will influence the future direction of the crypto industry.
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U.S. House Will Have Crypto Bill in 2 Months: Rep. McHenry
Rep. Patrick McHenry said the House Financial Services Committee and the Agriculture panel will meet jointly in May as they work on crypto legislation.
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