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First Mover Asia: KuCoin Plans to Bolster DeFi Activity on Its Blockchain After $150M Raise; Cryptos Gain

The crypto exchange will add technical features to support developers and build on KuCoin's public blockchain; bitcoin outperforms ether.

The crypto exchange will add technical features to support developers and build on KuCoin's public blockchain; bitcoin outperforms ether.

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Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Faces 6 to 12 Months in Jail at Sentencing Hearing Friday

Hayes pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in February, and faces a sentence of up to 12 months in prison.

Hayes pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in February, and faces a sentence of up to 12 months in prison.

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Can NFTs Be Utility Tokens? Why Not?

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Hashed Wallet Takes $3.5B Hit, Delphi Digital Discloses Loss After Terra's LUNA Collapse

Delphi says the LUNA tokens accounted for 13% of its assets under management at their peak, while Hashed appears to have lost over $3.5 billion.

Delphi says the LUNA tokens accounted for 13% of its assets under management at their peak, while Hashed appears to have lost over $3.5 billion.

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Avalanche Says Luna Foundation Guard Has 'Disclosed No Plans' for AVAX Tokens

Avalanche, the smart-contracts blockchain, says it is ready to work with Luna Foundation Guard on a “sensible trading strategy” if the tokens were to be sold.

Avalanche, the smart-contracts blockchain, says it is ready to work with Luna Foundation Guard on a “sensible trading strategy” if the tokens were to be sold.

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Tether’s Reserve Attestations: Commercial Paper Down, Treasurys Up

Will the attestations be enough to calm Tether’s critics?

Will the attestations be enough to calm Tether’s critics?

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Frances Haugen: Facebook Informer

She was the source for the damning "Facebook Files." Here's how she thinks DAOs and blockchains could fix the company nobody likes.

She was the source for the damning "Facebook Files." Here's how she thinks DAOs and blockchains could fix the company nobody likes.

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Crypto News Roundup for May 19, 2022

With bitcoin steadying below $30,000, and a look at the human costs of speculation, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.

With bitcoin steadying below $30,000, and a look at the human costs of speculation, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bitcoin Options Data Suggests Bearish Sentiment Among Investors

Put/call ratio for Bitcoin options reached yearly highs on Thursday, data shows.

Put/call ratio for Bitcoin options reached yearly highs on Thursday, data shows.

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First Mover Asia: KuCoin Plans to Bolster DeFi Activity on Its Blockchain After $150M Raise; Cryptos Gain

The crypto exchange will add technical features to support developers and build on KuCoin's public blockchain; bitcoin outperforms ether.

The crypto exchange will add technical features to support developers and build on KuCoin's public blockchain; bitcoin outperforms ether.

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Avalanche Says Luna Foundation Guard Has 'Disclosed No Plans' for AVAX Tokens

Avalanche, the smart-contracts blockchain, says it is ready to work with Luna Foundation Guard on a “sensible trading strategy” if the tokens were to be sold.

Avalanche, the smart-contracts blockchain, says it is ready to work with Luna Foundation Guard on a “sensible trading strategy” if the tokens were to be sold.

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Bitcoin sube por encima de $30K, con resistencia en $35K

BTC muestra una sobreventa, aunque las condiciones de trading han sido irregulares en los últimos días.

BTC muestra una sobreventa, aunque las condiciones de trading han sido irregulares en los últimos días.

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Bitcoin Options Data Suggests Bearish Sentiment Among Investors

Put/call ratio for Bitcoin options reached yearly highs on Thursday, data shows.

Put/call ratio for Bitcoin options reached yearly highs on Thursday, data shows.

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CoinDesk Cardano Price Index (ADX)

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CoinDesk Smart Contract Platform Select Index (SCPX)

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First Mover Asia: KuCoin Plans to Bolster DeFi Activity on Its Blockchain After $150M Raise; Cryptos Gain

The crypto exchange will add technical features to support developers and build on KuCoin's public blockchain; bitcoin outperforms ether.

The crypto exchange will add technical features to support developers and build on KuCoin's public blockchain; bitcoin outperforms ether.

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CFTC Charges 2 Men With Running a $44M Crypto Ponzi Scheme

Sam Ikkurty and Ravishankar Avadhanam are accused of using YouTube videos to dupe would-be clients into investing in various crypto funds.

Sam Ikkurty and Ravishankar Avadhanam are accused of using YouTube videos to dupe would-be clients into investing in various crypto funds.

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Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Faces 6 to 12 Months in Jail at Sentencing Hearing Friday

Hayes pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in February, and faces a sentence of up to 12 months in prison.

Hayes pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in February, and faces a sentence of up to 12 months in prison.

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Commerce Dept. Asks for Public Comments on Framework for US Crypto Competitiveness

The request is in response to President Biden’s executive order in March asking for agencies to coordinate their approach to digital assets.

The request is in response to President Biden’s executive order in March asking for agencies to coordinate their approach to digital assets.

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Panama President May Veto Crypto Regulation Legislation

The bill was approved by the country's legislature in April.

The bill was approved by the country's legislature in April.

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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.

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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 [...]

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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.

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