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How Not to Run a Cryptocurrency Exchange

At Japan's Liquid exchange, recently acquired by FTX, warnings were ignored, breaches unreported and employees berated and cursed at, insiders say.

At Japan's Liquid exchange, recently acquired by FTX, warnings were ignored, breaches unreported and employees berated and cursed at, insiders say.


ApeCoin Migration Draws Interest From Avalanche, Flow

The firm behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection is in talks with layer 1 suitors as the project considers a post-Ethereum future.

The firm behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection is in talks with layer 1 suitors as the project considers a post-Ethereum future.


Can NFTs Be Utility Tokens? Why Not?


Bitcoin Mining Appears to Have Survived Ban in China

From September 2021 to January of this year, China's contribution to the bitcoin mining network was second only to that of the U.S.

From September 2021 to January of this year, China's contribution to the bitcoin mining network was second only to that of the U.S.

Big-Money Investors Who Boosted Bitcoin’s Price Might Now Crash It

Everyone celebrated the arrival of institutional investors to the bitcoin market, as their rising adoption helped send prices soaring. Now, with correlations to traditional markets at an all-time high, fingers are pointing over the market swoon.

Everyone celebrated the arrival of institutional investors to the bitcoin market, as their rising adoption helped send prices soaring. Now, with correlations to traditional markets at an all-time high, fingers are pointing over the market swoon.

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Pierina Merino: Rethinking Social Media for the Metaverse

Meet the 30-year-old Venezuelan founder of FlickPlay, a hot social metaverse platform. Merino will appear at CoinDesk's Consensus festival.

Meet the 30-year-old Venezuelan founder of FlickPlay, a hot social metaverse platform. Merino will appear at CoinDesk's Consensus festival.

Breaking Barriers to the Web 3 Creator Economy

The latest innovations in blockchain technology are enabling creators to earn more from their work and achieve an unprecedented level of autonomy.

The latest innovations in blockchain technology are enabling creators to earn more from their work and achieve an unprecedented level of autonomy.

What Happened to the Luna Foundation Guard’s Bitcoin Billions?

The community is getting louder about wanting answers to this lingering question.

The community is getting louder about wanting answers to this lingering question.

Brian Forde: Why Congress Needs a Crypto 'Truth Teller'

He explained Bitcoin to Barack Obama and ran one of the first election campaigns emphasizing crypto. He says Congress needs more people who understand science and technology.

He explained Bitcoin to Barack Obama and ran one of the first election campaigns emphasizing crypto. He says Congress needs more people who understand science and technology.

Yellen Call for 'Responsible' Crypto Innovation Is Right

Pennsylvania Congressman Glen Thompson has proposed a thoughtful, well-formulated blueprint for "crypto regulation" that aligns with U.S. Treasury Department’s proposals.

Pennsylvania Congressman Glen Thompson has proposed a thoughtful, well-formulated blueprint for "crypto regulation" that aligns with U.S. Treasury Department’s proposals.

Meltem Demirors: 'If I Dress Like a Disco Ball, Let Me'

She's a crypto OG. Stylish. Unapologetic. And a priestess of her own cult. Demirors is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

She's a crypto OG. Stylish. Unapologetic. And a priestess of her own cult. Demirors is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

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First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Retakes $30K as 'Institutional Adoption' Makes Crypto More Like Stocks

The latest moves in crypto markets in context for May 17, 2022.

The latest moves in crypto markets in context for May 17, 2022.

Bitcoin, Ether Hover Above Support Amid China Optimism, US Futures Bump Up

Crypto markets added 3.2% on Tuesday after nearly a week of declines.

Crypto markets added 3.2% on Tuesday after nearly a week of declines.

Citi Says Fallout From Terra Collapse Unlikely to Hit Wider Financial System

Recent weakness in bitcoin and equities looks contemporaneous and doesn’t show any lag or lead effect, the bank’s analysts said.

Recent weakness in bitcoin and equities looks contemporaneous and doesn’t show any lag or lead effect, the bank’s analysts said.

Terra’s LUNA Gains, Then Slides, After Do Kwon's Fork Proposal

Traders sold the tokens even as founder Do Kwon proposed a separate chain to make up for last week’s implosion of UST.

Traders sold the tokens even as founder Do Kwon proposed a separate chain to make up for last week’s implosion of UST.

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Pierina Merino: Rethinking Social Media for the Metaverse

Meet the 30-year-old Venezuelan founder of FlickPlay, a hot social metaverse platform. Merino will appear at CoinDesk's Consensus festival.

Meet the 30-year-old Venezuelan founder of FlickPlay, a hot social metaverse platform. Merino will appear at CoinDesk's Consensus festival.

Former Wyoming Banking Commissioner Goes Web 3

Albert Forkner has joined crypto infrastructure company Fortress Blockchain Technologies.

Albert Forkner has joined crypto infrastructure company Fortress Blockchain Technologies.

Voyager Downgraded by Compass Point as Retail Investor Health Questioned

Compass Point predicts headwinds in the crypto ecosystem and a slowdown from retail investors.

Compass Point predicts headwinds in the crypto ecosystem and a slowdown from retail investors.

ApeCoin Migration Draws Interest From Avalanche, Flow

The firm behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection is in talks with layer 1 suitors as the project considers a post-Ethereum future.

The firm behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection is in talks with layer 1 suitors as the project considers a post-Ethereum future.

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Dutch Finance Official Wants to Ban Retail Investors From Trading Crypto Derivatives

The Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) doesn’t yet have the authority to issue a UK-style ban, however.

The Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) doesn’t yet have the authority to issue a UK-style ban, however.

Bitcoin Mining Appears to Have Survived Ban in China

From September 2021 to January of this year, China's contribution to the bitcoin mining network was second only to that of the U.S.

From September 2021 to January of this year, China's contribution to the bitcoin mining network was second only to that of the U.S.

US Agencies Warn of Attempts by North Koreans to Get IT Jobs While Concealing Nationality

In many cases, these workers say they are U.S.-based and not North Korean teleworkers, and they often take on virtual currency projects.

In many cases, these workers say they are U.S.-based and not North Korean teleworkers, and they often take on virtual currency projects.

India's Ad Body Hasn't Discussed Measure to Bar Celebrity Endorsement of Crypto

The country's securities regulator has proposed that ban.

The country's securities regulator has proposed that ban.

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US Claims Bitcoin Mining Crown Following China Crackdown

China’s share has effectively dropped to zero, according to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.

China’s share has effectively dropped to zero, according to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.

CoinDesk 2021 Annual Crypto Review

Thanks to 2021 most people have at least heard of crypto by now not just Bitcoin and Ethereum but altcoins like DOGE and SHIB as well as terms like NF Ts and the metaverse In Coin Desk Research’s 2021 Annual Crypto Review we aim to summarize some of the key themes and metrics that marked [...]

Thanks to 2021 most people have at least heard of crypto by now not just Bitcoin and Ethereum but altcoins like DOGE and SHIB as well as terms like NF Ts and the metaverse In Coin Desk Research’s 2021 Annual Crypto Review we aim to summarize some of the key themes and metrics that marked [...]

Building on the News: Introducing Layer 2 by CoinDesk

Our new digital magazine goes beyond the daily headlines to put crypto and blockchain developments in perspective.

Our new digital magazine goes beyond the daily headlines to put crypto and blockchain developments in perspective.