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LayerZero Says Users Must Pay 10 Cents per ZRO to Claim Token

The donations appear to be mandatory and the LayerZero Foundation will match proceeds upto $10 million.

Jun 20, 2024 at 11:56 a.m. UTC
Solana-Ether Ratio Hits 3-Month Low, Analyst Anticipates Further Losses

The ratio has declined 35% in one month, reaching the lowest since March 13.

Jun 20, 2024 at 9:12 a.m. UTC
VanEck's Spot Bitcoin ETF Goes Live on Australia's Biggest Stock Exchange

The VanEck Bitcoin ETF rose 1% on its debut after trading 99,791 shares.

Jun 20, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. UTC
Dogecoin Traders Appear to Short Token as Meme Coin Frenzy Eases

DOGE funding rates are starting to flip negative, data shows, as traders move away from riskier assets amid low volatility in the broader crypto market.

Jun 20, 2024 at 10:10 a.m. UTC
Stablecoin Issuers Now 18th Largest Holder of U.S. Debt

Stablecoin issuers are fast emerging as a significant source of demand for the U.S. Treasury notes as concerns about Washington's debt management grow.

Jun 20, 2024 at 11:46 a.m. UTC
Swiss National Bank and SDX Delve Deeper Into CBDCs, Tokenized Securities

The next two-year phase of Project Helvetia will see other financial institutions and types of transactions join the party.

Jun 20, 2024 at 11:33 a.m. UTC

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Consensus 2024

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Meet the Citizens of Consensus

A look at some of the people who attended the conference this year.

May 31, 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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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
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate, speaks at Consensus 2024 by CoinDesk. (CoinDesk/Shutterstock/Suzanne Cordiero)

Is Crypto on the Cusp of a Bull or Bear Market? Using Consensus 2024 as a Barometer

Conference attendees give their say on market sentiment.

May 29, 2024
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., independent U.S. presidential candidate, speaks at Consensus 2024 by CoinDesk. (CoinDesk/Shutterstock/Suzanne Cordiero)

RFK Jr. Says Guilty Verdict May Help Trump's Election Prospects

The independent presidential candidate spoke Thursday at Consensus 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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

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U.S. authorities have warned about Mexican cartels using crypto to buy precursors to make fentanyl. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Mexican Cartels Using BTC, ETH, USDT, Other Tokens to Buy Fentanyl Ingredients: U.S.

The financial-crimes arm of the U.S. Treasury Department has flagged the increased use of several crypto assets to support Mexican drug trafficking

Jun 20, 2024
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UK Regulator FCA Arrests Two People Associated With 1B-Pound Illegal Crypto Business

The two suspects were interviewed under caution by the FCA and then released on bail.

Jun 20, 2024
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Italy to Increase Surveillance of Crypto Market With Fines as High as 5M Euros: Reuters

A draft document reviewed by Reuters is due to be approved by the cabinet later Thursday.

Jun 20, 2024
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Swiss National Bank and SDX Delve Deeper Into CBDCs, Tokenized Securities

The next two-year phase of Project Helvetia will see other financial institutions and types of transactions join the party.

Jun 20, 2024
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VanEck's Spot Bitcoin ETF Goes Live on Australia's Biggest Stock Exchange

The VanEck Bitcoin ETF rose 1% on its debut after trading 99,791 shares.

Jun 20, 2024
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Binance Fined $2.2M by India’s Financial Intelligence Unit

Binance became the first offshore crypto-related entity, along with KuCoin, to be approved by India’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in May, conditional to paying a penalty...

Jun 20, 2024