Crypto News Roundup for Jan. 17, 2020
Join CoinDesk Podcast Editor Adam B. Levine and Senior Markets Reporter Brad Keoun for a daily, time saving rundown of top news impacting crypto markets today.
The lens of decentralization reveals a number of elephants in the room that world leaders at the WEF are missing.
A number of startups are now trying to help retail investors make sense of the tax implications of decentralized finance.
Telegram launched its token sale because it was "short on cash" to pay for servers, the SEC said.
In a departure from earlier announcements, the company now says its Facebook rival, Voice, "will be run on a purpose-made EOSIO blockchain."
The SEC has charged Blockchain Terminal founder Boaz Manor with securities fraud for a $30 million ICO conducted in 2017 and 2018.
What 2018 and 2019 were to blockchain and cryptocurrencies on the WEF stage (met with a healthy mix of intrigue and skepticism), 2020 will be to synthetic media, also known by the ominous-sounding euphemism “deepfakes.”
Cryptocurrencies could be at the heart of a new Cold War, at least according to some investors at the Crypto Finance Conference in St. Moritz.
With bitcoin up more than 20% so far this year, the rally is taking a breather. CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with an expanded news round-up that'll condense about an hour of reading into less than 8 minutes of stories and highlights.