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Tether Debuts New 'Synthetic' Dollar Backed by Tokenized Gold in Tokenization Push

Users can mint new tokens using the company's new Alloy platform, which will be part of Tether's upcoming tokenization venture, CEO Paolo Ardoino said.

Jun 17, 2024 at 2:18 p.m. UTC
ZKsync Airdrop of 'ZK' Token Puts Initial Market Cap Near $800M

The layer-2 blockchain ZKsync, has kicked off its highly anticipated airdrop of its ZK token, with 45% of the tokens already claimed.

Jun 17, 2024 at 8:33 p.m. UTC
U.S. SEC's Crypto Enforcer David Hirsch Quits

Hirsch was the chief of the crypto asset and cyber unit in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. SEC.

Jun 17, 2024 at 1:26 p.m. UTC
U.S.-Listed Bitcoin Miners Reached Record Total Market Cap of $22.8B in June: JPMorgan

Mining stocks outperformed bitcoin in the first half of the month as investors reacted positively to news of Core Scientific’s AI deal with CoreWeave, the report said.

Jun 17, 2024 at 10:40 a.m. UTC
Bitcoin Investment Products Saw Over $600M in Outflows Last Week: CoinShares

Across the broader digital asset ecosystem, investment products saw net $600 outflows of $600 million, entirely driven by BTC's losses

Jun 17, 2024 at 11:16 a.m. UTC
Financial Stability Board to Extend Its Work on Stablecoin Risks in Emerging and Developing Economies

Members of the global financial stability body discussed areas that "warrant further attention" in the crypto sector during a meeting in Toronto last week.

Jun 17, 2024 at 8:55 a.m. UTC

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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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Crypto Trading Firm Cumberland Acquires New York's BitLicense

The company said it's one of the only principal trading firms to hold the state's crypto license.

Jun 17, 2024
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Australian Securities Exchange Gives Its First Approval of a Spot Bitcoin Listing to VanEck

Given ASX's size as the dominant exchange in Australia, its first approval, VanEck's bitcoin ETF, could lend greater legitimacy to crypto and its associated ETFs in the region...

Jun 17, 2024
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U.S. SEC's Crypto Enforcer David Hirsch Quits

Hirsch was the chief of the crypto asset and cyber unit in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. SEC.

Jun 17, 2024
Bloomberg Editor Stacy Marie Ishmael, Financial Stability Board Chair and Dutch Central Bank Governor Klaas Knot at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Financial Stability Board to Extend Its Work on Stablecoin Risks in Emerging and Developing Economies

Members of the global financial stability body discussed areas that "warrant further attention" in the crypto sector during a meeting in Toronto last week.

Jun 17, 2024
South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa has been appointed to a new term as president. (Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)

South Africa Re-Elects Cyril Ramaphosa of the ANC as President

The election results are not expected to have much of an impact on South Africa's crypto industry.

Jun 14, 2024
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Two Men Charged With Running Darknet Marketplace Empire Market

Thomas Pavey and Raheim Hamilton were previously arrested and charged with selling counterfeit currency on AlphaBay, another darknet marketplace.

Jun 14, 2024