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Bitcoin Slumps Under $64K Amid Historic ‘Negative’ Sentiment

Lame price action has apparently caused crowd sentiment to be in negative territory for four straight weeks, a sign that may spell relief for bulls in the near term.

Jun 21, 2024 at 1:24 p.m. UTC
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May 25, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. UTC
Billionaire Tech CEO Michael Dell Signals Bitcoin Interest Via Michael Saylor Retweet

Dell and Saylor engaged in a short back-and-forth on X over the past day.

Jun 21, 2024 at 3:40 p.m. UTC
McKinsey Sees Just $2T of Tokenized RWAs by 2030 in Base Case, With Broad Adoption 'Still Far Away'

Previous reports from Boston Consulting Group and 21Shares forecasted over $10 trillion of tokenized assets by the end of the decade in their optimistic scenarios.

Jun 21, 2024 at 6:04 p.m. UTC
Bitcoin Options Market Isn't Buying BTC Price Weakness, Shows Bias for $100K Calls

Demand for BTC calls at $100K suggests traders preparing for a renewed rally into 2025, according to one trading firm.

Jun 21, 2024 at 6:28 a.m. UTC
U.S. Lawmakers Visit Detained Binance Exec in Nigeria, Call for Release

The two House members said Tigran Gambaryan is being wrongfully detained and should be freed.

Jun 21, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. UTC
Meme Coin Liquidity Hits Record High Even as Bid-Ask Spread Spotlights Risk

Generally, increased liquidity leads to a tighter bid-ask spread, but that's not the case with meme coins.

Jun 21, 2024 at 11:55 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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Tigran Gambaryan, Binance's head of crime compliance, is being held in a Nigerian prison. (Shutterstock/Consensus)

U.S. Lawmakers Visit Detained Binance Exec in Nigeria, Call for Release

The two House members said Tigran Gambaryan is being wrongfully detained and should be freed.

Jun 21, 2024
Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss (L-R), creators of crypto exchange Gemini Trust Co., say they gave $1 million each to the Trump campaign. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Winklevoss Twins Say They Each Gave $1 Million to Trump Presidential Campaign

The Winklevoss brothers have become two of the first big-name crypto CEOs to cross the campaign-contribution barrier that had kept big-time donations from the presidential rac...

Jun 20, 2024
Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, speaks at Consensus 2024. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

California Judge Dismisses Part of Civil Lawsuit Against Ripple, Sends Rest of Securities Case to Trial

U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton dismissed all four of the class action claims against Ripple but will allow one state law claim to proceed to trial.

Jun 20, 2024
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