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Monero’s Privacy-Focused Crypto Protocol Upgrade Is Now Live

The upgrade to Monero's protocol, a collaborative effort involving 71 developers, has been successfully implemented.

Aug 13, 2022 at 7:06 p.m. UTC
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Jul 27, 2022 at 9:27 p.m. UTC

Netherlands Arrests Suspected Developer of Sanctioned Crypto-Mixing Service Tornado Cash

A 29-year-old developer suspected of being involved in the sanctioned Tornado Cash protocol was arrested in Amsterdam on Friday.

Aug 12, 2022 at 10:10 a.m. UTC

Coinbase's Credit Rating Gets Cut by S&P, Which Warns Crypto Winter Might Prompt More Reductions

S&P Global dropped the crypto exchange giant's rating to BB from BB+, citing weak earnings and stiff competition.

Aug 11, 2022 at 11:45 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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Why Economic Wars Are Inflationary

NLW reads select excerpts from Zoltan Pozsar, on why our understanding of inflation might be fundamentally mistaken.

Aug 14, 2022
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Hash Headlines: Top Stories of the Week 08-13-22

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.

Aug 13, 2022
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Crypto News Roundup for Aug. 12, 2022

With BTC and ETH suffering from small declines after a strong week for the crypto market, plus a look at what the U.S. Treasury learned about trying to squash an open-source smart contract, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup.

Aug 12, 2022
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What the Tornado Cash Sanction Means for Privacy Coins

The U.S. government’s sanction of a key Ethereum application shows the need for privacy tools in crypto, a privacy advocate says.

Aug 9, 2022
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Are Crypto Mixers Legal?

Crypto mixers or blenders, like Tornado Cash, can be used to enhance user privacy and make cryptocurrency transactions more anonymous. However, some services have long been abused by illicit actors to launder money.

Aug 10, 2022




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Institutional Investors Are Increasingly Using Crypto Options Trading to Hedge Their Bets in Bear Market

Options trading volume has risen on crypto exchanges, and even miners are using options strategies to muddle through the current, uncertain environment.

Aug 13, 2022
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Blockchain Firm Skynet Labs Shutters After Failing to Get New Funding

Skynet Labs was formed to promote decentralized internet platform Skynet.

Aug 12, 2022
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What Bear Market? Canada’s Largest Blockchain Conference Beamed With Bullish Energy

The main takeaway was that spirits are high despite the crypto winter, and that there is a lot to look forward to in the blockchain space.

Aug 12, 2022
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Hedge Fund Point72’s Steve Cohen Plans Crypto Asset Manager: Report

The new vehicle from the hedge fund billionaire would trade spot cryptocurrencies and crypto derivatives.

Aug 12, 2022