What the Holy Land Reveals About Bitcoin

by Leigh Cuen

Venezuela’s Maduro Mandates Petro Use in Funding of Social Housing Project

| Daniel Palmer

Venezuela's president has ordered his pet cryptocurrency, the petro, to be used in funding an ongoing housing initiative.

Korean Conglomerate CJ Develops Blockchain for Music Copyright

| Richard Meyer

CJ, one of South Korea's largest conglomerates, is developing a blockchain-based music copyright management system.

Ripple Avoids Securities Question in Motion to Dismiss XRP Lawsuit

| Nikhilesh De

Ripple avoided arguments over whether XRP is a security in its new motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit.

Byrne Sells Overstock Stake to Buy Crypto and Battle ‘Deep State’

| Danny Nelson

Former Overstock CO Patrick Byrne dumped his 13% stake in the company he founded to buy cryptocurrency and gold as he prepares to battle his enemies.

Genesis Trading Acquires Quant Investment Firm Qu Capital

| David Pan

Digital currency trader and lender Genesis expanded its trading and research capabilities by acquiring New York-based quantitative investment firm Qu…

Game Maker Electronic Arts Trolls Crypto Twitter

| William Foxley

EA posted an enigmatic tweet that turned crypto twitter on its head.

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Coinbase Considers Listing Telegram, Polkadot Cryptocurrencies Among Others

| William Foxley

Some of the coins under consideration, such as Telegram, are not yet live.

Loom Network Is Bringing DeFi to Tron, Binance Chains

| William Foxley

Dai will first join tron and then binance chain, the blockchain hosted by crypto exchange Binance.

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China’s Crypto Czar: Facebook-Led Libra ‘Might Be Unstoppable’

| David Pan

China’s cryptocurrency czar says the world powers do not welcome Facebook’s Libra, but the stablecoin’s advance might now be unstoppable.

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Square Crypto Hires Lightning, Libra Developers for ‘Bitcoin Dream Team’

| Leigh Cuen

The Square Crypto team announced three more developer hires on Thursday, pulling from major companies in the crypto space.