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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Climbs Above $24K

The cryptocurrency is largely tracking stocks.

Aug 8, 2022 at 8:41 p.m. UTC

Cathie Wood Says Ark Sold Some Coinbase Due to Uncertainty on SEC Probe

Ark's CEO Cathie Wood explains rationale for selling some of its Coinbase stake in late July.

Aug 8, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. UTC

US Secretary of State Tweets, Deletes Claim That Crypto Mixer Tornado Cash Is North Korea-Sponsored

U S Secretary of State Antony Blinken raised eyebrows Monday when he tweeted that the U S Treasury Department had sanctioned virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash which is a U S sanctioned DPRK state sponsored hacking group used by the DPRK to launder money One hour and three minutes later the tweet had been deleted [...]

Aug 8, 2022 at 5:16 p.m. UTC

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Aug 8, 2022 at 2:13 p.m. UTC


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Nominate Your School for the 2022 Best Universities for Blockchain

CoinDesk announces the kickoff of its 2022 Best Universities for Blockchain and calls for nominations around the world. We're giving away Consensus tickets to participating schools.

Jul 20, 2022
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Are the US Sanctions on Tornado the Beginning of a War on Privacy?

The U.S. Treasury Department’s OFAC has added Tornado Cash and all associated addresses to the sanctions list.

Aug 8, 2022
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9 Survival Tips for Crypto Winter

Jeff Wilser gathers advice from traders who've seen this movie before.

Aug 8, 2022
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Crypto News Roundup for Aug. 8, 2022

With both BTC and ETH starting the day with gains over 5% while trading volumes suggest the rally may be short lived, plus a look at an interesting use case for stablecoins, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup.

Aug 8, 2022
CDCROP: Lado Okhotnikov (Forsage)

How to Stop Forsage, Meta Force and Other Smart Contract Pyramid Schemes

An SEC indictment notwithstanding, it's not easy to taking down online pyramid schemes, says our columnist. Here are some ideas.

Aug 8, 2022




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Justin Sun Says Proof-of-Work 'Essential' Part of Ethereum

Tron founder Justin Sun joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover,” to discuss his support for an Ethereum fork.

Aug 8, 2022
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Amber Group Brings Retail Trading Platform to Brazil

The platform, which has been operational in the South American country since June, will also enable the delivery of loans.

Aug 8, 2022
CDCROP: Marathon Digital CEO Fred Thiel interview at Bitcoin conference in Miami

Bitcoin Miner Marathon to Start Energizing Texas Rigs at Compute North Facility

The dramatic decline in bitcoin prices led to a $127.6 million impairment on the company's BTC holdings.

Aug 8, 2022
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Cashmere Raises $3M at $30M Valuation to Build Solana Enterprise Wallet

Investors in the Solana-based project included YCombinator, Coinbase Ventures and FBG Capital

Aug 8, 2022