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Mt. Gox to Begin Repayments in July; BTC Slides Under $61K

The defunct crypto exchange is supposed to return over 140,000 bitcoin to victims of the 2014 hack.

Jun 24, 2024 at 9:41 a.m. UTC
A Crypto-Backed Mastercard? Yes.

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May 25, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. UTC
Bitcoin Miner Riot Platforms Ditches Bitfarms Takeover Bid, Seeks to Overhaul Board

Riot is Bitfarms' largest shareholder, owning 14.9% of the firm.

Jun 24, 2024 at 2:09 p.m. UTC
Jump's Kariya, Who Went From Intern to Crypto Leader, Is Leaving Trading Giant

The Wormhole hack and Terra/Luna blowup happened while he ran Jump's crypto operation.

Jun 24, 2024 at 2:48 p.m. UTC
Hut 8 Receives $150M Investment as Thirst for Energy Brings AI Firms to Bitcoin Miners

The funding came from Coatue Management, which is also an investor in CoreWeave, a cloud-computing firm looking to take over miner Core Scientific.

Jun 24, 2024 at 3:29 p.m. UTC
Biden Likely to Win Popular Vote, but Lose Presidency, Prediction Market Signals

Plus: $DJT believers dispute the resolution of a Polymarket bet, insisting the "preponderance of evidence" shows Barron Trump's involvement.

Jun 24, 2024 at 4:22 p.m. UTC
Bitcoin's Double Top Suggests BTC Could Fall to $50K: Analyst

The bearish pattern hints at a further correction.

Jun 24, 2024 at 6:27 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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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JANUARY 09: U.S. President Joe Biden looks on during a welcome ceremony as part of the '2023 North American Leaders' Summit at Palacio Nacional on January 09, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico. President Lopez Obrador, USA President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gather in Mexico from January 9 to 11 as part of the 10th North American Leaders' Summit. The agenda includes topics on the climate change, immigration, trade and economic integration, security among others. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Biden Likely to Win Popular Vote, but Lose Presidency, Prediction Market Signals

Plus: $DJT believers dispute the resolution of a Polymarket bet, insisting the "preponderance of evidence" shows Barron Trump's involvement.

Jun 24, 2024
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

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