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Bitcoin Bulls Fail Again, but There Is Still Hope

Bitcoin could not topple a key resistance on Thursday despite positive U.S. inflation report.

Jul 12, 2024 at 5:58 a.m. UTC
MakerDAO's $1B Tokenized Treasury Investment Plan Draws Interest from BlackRock's BUIDL, Ondo, Superstate

MakerDAO's competition to allocate funds will open next month, and would give a big boost for the $1.8 billion tokenized real-world asset space.

Jul 12, 2024 at 4:43 p.m. UTC
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 at 1:19 p.m. UTC
The Bullish Fed Rate-Cut Play in Bitcoin Is Not as Straightforward as You Think

At first glance, a Fed interest-rate cut appears to be a bullish signal, but that's not necessarily true.

Jul 12, 2024 at 11:11 a.m. UTC
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 at 6:19 p.m. UTC
Fed Might Focus on Weakening Labor Market Rather Than Inflation as It Mulls Rate Cuts: Economists

Thursday’s CPI report showed that prices declined on a monthly basis for the first time since March 2020, spurring hope that the Fed will finally cut rates.

Jul 12, 2024 at 6:09 p.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
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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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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
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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
U.S. senators questioned several of President Joe Biden's regulator nominees, including on crypto issues. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

SEC Commissioner Grilled on Bitcoin ETFs as Senators Weigh U.S. Regulator Nominees

Crypto wasn't a major topic in a four-person confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee, though SEC Commissioner Crenshaw was questioned on bitcoin ETFs.

Jul 11, 2024
SEC Chair Gary Gensler (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

U.S. House Fails to Override Biden's SEC Veto of Bill That Would End Controversial SEC Guidance

In the saga to overturn the SEC's crypto accounting policy – SAB 121 – lawmakers failed to overturn President Joe Biden's veto.

Jul 11, 2024