CoinDesk Talks to Supporters, Critics at Craig Wright’s Contempt Hearing

by John Biggs

$100K Crypto Donation to Amazon Rainforest Charity Blocked By BitPay

| Daniel Palmer

A large donation to a non-profit working to protect the Amazon rainforest has been blocked by compliance hurdles at crypto payments firm BitPay.

Craig Wright Again Claims Authorship of Bitcoin White Paper

| Daniel Palmer

Wright has made another attempt to cement his claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto, posting bitcoin's white paper on a scientific paper hosting site.

Litecoin’s Mining Power Has Fallen 28% Since Its Block Rewards Halving

| Wolfie Zhao

Mining power on the litecoin network has dropped by 28 percent since its recent "halving" event as miners struggle for profit.

Tensions Rising at Facebook Libra as Backers Consider Quitting: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Several backers of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project are said to be considering backing out due to growing "pushback" from regulators.

Circle Is Raising a $100 Million Fund for Its Crowdfunding Arm

| Brady Dale

Circle is hiring a new general partner to set up a $100 million venture capital fund via SeedInvest.

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PundiX’s Crypto Cash Registers Will Be Installed in 49 Retail Stores Across Venezuela

| Daniel Kuhn

Traki department stores will integrate Pundi X’s point-of-sale device, XPOS, to offer a cryptocurrency payment rail for shoppers.

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Coinbase Now Allows You to Access Dapps on Desktop Browsers

| Daniel Kuhn

Coinbase Wallet saves users from installing browser extensions, moving private keys across devices, to administer their wallet funds on desktop…

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Rwanda’s Central Bank Is Researching a Possible Digital Currency Launch

| William Foxley

The National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) is looking at other countries, specifically Canada, the Netherlands, and Singapore’s central bank digital…

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Ripple Partnership Provides New Payment Rail for UK Remittance Firm

| Daniel Kuhn

Ripple's newest partnership will enable UK remittance firm, Xendpay, to move money to Southeast Asia in real time.

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Iconloop Signs Deal With Art Site to Create Record of Ownership

| Richard Meyer

The works include five by Lee Ufan, founder of the avant-garde School of Things, and three works of Whanki Kim, an early abstract artist in Korea.