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Bitcoin (BTC) briefly tops $25,000 for the first time since June. Brent Xu, Umee Founder and CEO, joins "First Mover" to discuss. Plus, Monero’s privacy-focused crypto protocol upgrade is now live. And Terraform Labs CEO Do Kwon breaks his silence about Terra's collapse.

Acala’s Stablecoin Falls 99% After Hackers Issue 1.3B Tokens

A bug in the protocol’s newly-deployed iBTC-aUSD liquidity pool left the door wide open for hackers to exploit.

Aug 15, 2022 at 8:52 a.m. UTC
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Do Your Assets on Exchanges Actually Exist?

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Jul 27, 2022 at 9:27 p.m. UTC

Shiba Inu, Dogecoin Jump as Risk-On Behavior Returns to Crypto Markets

Futures tracking the two tokens saw over $25 million in liquidations in the past 24 hours.

Aug 15, 2022 at 7:50 a.m. UTC

Zipmex Crypto Exchange Gets Over 3 Months Creditor Protection in Singapore: Report

Cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex has been granted creditor protection until December by Singapore's high court, according to a Bloomberg report.

Aug 15, 2022 at 8:34 a.m. UTC

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Aug 11, 2022 at 11:27 a.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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Revolut Receives Nod From Cyprus Regulator to Offer Crypto Services

European digital bank Revolut has been granted authorization by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CYSEC) allowing it to offer crypto services across the European Economic Area (EEA).

Aug 15, 2022
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Zipmex Crypto Exchange Gets Over 3 Months Creditor Protection in Singapore: Report

Cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex has been granted creditor protection until December by Singapore's high court, according to a Bloomberg report.

Aug 15, 2022
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The Investor’s Definitive Guide to Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake (Abridged)

Ethereum is moving from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake soon. In this guide, we first defend PoW (in the context of Bitcoin); second, defend PoS (in the context of Ethereum); and third, outline (some of) the trade-offs.

Aug 14, 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