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First Mover Asia: Pine Wants to Test the Liquidity of the NFT Market; Cryptos Are Well-Red

The number of users on NFT markets is at its lowest point this year, but still higher than in 2021. The crypto lending platform sees an opportunity.

The number of users on NFT markets is at its lowest point this year, but still higher than in 2021. The crypto lending platform sees an opportunity.


Biden Administration Wants Crypto Exchanges to Separate Customer and Corporate Funds

Federal officials saw Coinbase’s admission about customers’ vulnerability in a bankruptcy and will call for congressional action to segregate clients’ funds, source says.

Federal officials saw Coinbase’s admission about customers’ vulnerability in a bankruptcy and will call for congressional action to segregate clients’ funds, source says.


Can NFTs Be Utility Tokens? Why Not?


US Appeals Court Orders SEC to Bring Enforcement Actions to Jury Trials

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the targets of SEC enforcement actions had their constitutional rights violated by the use of in-house judges.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the targets of SEC enforcement actions had their constitutional rights violated by the use of in-house judges.

Mike Novogratz Ends Twitter Silence, Shares Take on UST/LUNA Crash

The Galaxy Digital CEO confirmed that his company had been taking profits on its Terra holdings this year.

The Galaxy Digital CEO confirmed that his company had been taking profits on its Terra holdings this year.

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Capital Flight or the Seeds of the Next Cycle?

With money leaving stablecoins and the industry as a whole, is there any good news?

With money leaving stablecoins and the industry as a whole, is there any good news?

Diana Sinclair: People Aren’t 'Ready to Hear' About Inequities in the Metaverse

Web 3 can open up opportunities for marginalized groups, but it's not a silver bullet, says one leading NFT artist ahead of CoinDesk's Consensus festival.

Web 3 can open up opportunities for marginalized groups, but it's not a silver bullet, says one leading NFT artist ahead of CoinDesk's Consensus festival.

Crypto News Roundup for May 18, 2022

With bitcoin sliding back below $30,000 in sync with U.S. stocks, plus a look at the early fallout from the collapse of UST, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.

With bitcoin sliding back below $30,000 in sync with U.S. stocks, plus a look at the early fallout from the collapse of UST, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.

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.

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.

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First Mover Asia: Pine Wants to Test the Liquidity of the NFT Market; Cryptos Are Well-Red

The number of users on NFT markets is at its lowest point this year, but still higher than in 2021. The crypto lending platform sees an opportunity.

The number of users on NFT markets is at its lowest point this year, but still higher than in 2021. The crypto lending platform sees an opportunity.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips, Stocks Plummet as Volatility Spikes

Traders continue to hedge against further price declines.

Traders continue to hedge against further price declines.

Bitcoin lucha por mantener el soporte en $27K-$30K

BTC está en una zona de soporte positiva, aunque el impulso a largo plazo sigue siendo débil.

BTC está en una zona de soporte positiva, aunque el impulso a largo plazo sigue siendo débil.

Bitcoin Struggles to Hold Support at $27K-$30K

BTC is testing an important support zone, although long-term momentum remains weak.

BTC is testing an important support zone, although long-term momentum remains weak.

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US Appeals Court Orders SEC to Bring Enforcement Actions to Jury Trials

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the targets of SEC enforcement actions had their constitutional rights violated by the use of in-house judges.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the targets of SEC enforcement actions had their constitutional rights violated by the use of in-house judges.

First Mover Asia: Pine Wants to Test the Liquidity of the NFT Market; Cryptos Are Well-Red

The number of users on NFT markets is at its lowest point this year, but still higher than in 2021. The crypto lending platform sees an opportunity.

The number of users on NFT markets is at its lowest point this year, but still higher than in 2021. The crypto lending platform sees an opportunity.

CFTC Chair Indicates Agency Will Increase Crypto Enforcement: Report

Rostin Behnam said the agency was facing a rapidly increasing number of cases and would add resources to address crypto fraud.

Rostin Behnam said the agency was facing a rapidly increasing number of cases and would add resources to address crypto fraud.

LimeWire Signs Deal With Universal Music for Music NFT Licensing, Blockchain Gaming in Focus

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

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US Appeals Court Orders SEC to Bring Enforcement Actions to Jury Trials

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the targets of SEC enforcement actions had their constitutional rights violated by the use of in-house judges.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the targets of SEC enforcement actions had their constitutional rights violated by the use of in-house judges.

CFTC Chair Indicates Agency Will Increase Crypto Enforcement: Report

Rostin Behnam said the agency was facing a rapidly increasing number of cases and would add resources to address crypto fraud.

Rostin Behnam said the agency was facing a rapidly increasing number of cases and would add resources to address crypto fraud.

Biden Administration Wants Crypto Exchanges to Separate Customer and Corporate Funds

Federal officials saw Coinbase’s admission about customers’ vulnerability in a bankruptcy and will call for congressional action to segregate clients’ funds, source says.

Federal officials saw Coinbase’s admission about customers’ vulnerability in a bankruptcy and will call for congressional action to segregate clients’ funds, source says.

El presidente de El Salvador promueve la adopción de bitcoin entre países emergentes

Nayib Bukele recibe a representantes financieros de 44 economías en desarrollo en la reunión anual de la Alianza para la Inclusión Financiera.

Nayib Bukele recibe a representantes financieros de 44 economías en desarrollo en la reunión anual de la Alianza para la Inclusión Financiera.

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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.