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Trump Pledges to Free Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht If Re-Elected

Ulbricht has served 11 years of his sentence of two life terms plus 40 years for creating the darknet marketplace.

May 26, 2024 at 1:19 a.m. UTC
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How Radix is Gamifying DeFi Participation with Token Trek

Sponsored by Radix
May 23, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. UTC
Caitlyn Jenner Meme Coin Sows Confusion as Observers Question Its Provenance

JENNER tokens scored over $100 million in trading volume less than 24 hours after going live. But punters are unclear if it's related to the real Caitlyn Jenner.

May 27, 2024 at 11:59 a.m. UTC
Normie Dumps 99% as Attacker Calls Meme Coin’s Tax Contract a 'Copy-Paste' Job

Attackers exploited a tax function in the token’s code that allowed them to issue more tokens and completely drain liquidity pools.

May 27, 2024 at 7:33 a.m. UTC
Trump Posts 'Our Country Must be the Leader in the (Crypto) Field' Prior to Speech Before Libertarians

The comments came days after he became the first U.S. major presidential candidate to accept crypto donations.

May 25, 2024 at 8:59 p.m. UTC
3 Questions About the SEC’s Abrupt ETH ETF Approval

Was the decision politically motivated? What does it mean for Ethereum going forward? Will other leading chains benefit too?

May 24, 2024 at 6:59 p.m. UTC
Kabosu, Dog Who Inspired Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, Is No More

A farewell party for the popular dog will be held on Sunday in a Narita city park.

May 24, 2024 at 6:09 a.m. UTC

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‘Innovation Continues to Occur in Siloes’: DTCC Digital Head Nadine Chakar on Responsible Blockchain Building

One of the most powerful women in finance talks to CoinDesk ahead of her Consensus appearance.

May 23, 2024
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Policymakers Are Back at Consensus 2024

CoinDesk's annual confab is back. I'll be hosting the policy summit, and here's what to expect.

May 22, 2024
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CFTC Commissioner Summer Mersinger on Overzealous Crypto Regulation and the Need for Legislative Action

The commodities regulator has been clear about the dangers of regulating a burgeoning industry through enforcement actions.

May 21, 2024
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Jeff Kauffman: Decentralized Social Will Revolutionize Marketing

The rise of Farcaster and portable “social graphs” will change the relationship between brand marketers and end-users, says the founder of JUMP, a network for Web3 branding ex...

May 23, 2024
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Grassroots Policy Advocates Are Key to Seeding Crypto Innovation

Here are some ways users and developers, the lifeblood of crypto, can help move better legislation through Congress, writes Rebecca Rettig, Chief Legal & Policy Officer at Pol...

May 23, 2024
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Why Decentralized AI Is Gaining Steam

A year ago, “Crypto+AI” sounded like a game of “VC mad libs.” Now, as real-world applications begin to emerge, the idea makes much more sense. Jeff Wilser, who is hosting the...

May 23, 2024

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Trump Pledges to Free Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht If Re-Elected

Ulbricht has served 11 years of his sentence of two life terms plus 40 years for creating the darknet marketplace.

May 26, 2024
Donald Trump at an NFT event at Mar-a-Lago on May 8, 2024. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

Trump Posts 'Our Country Must be the Leader in the (Crypto) Field' Prior to Speech Before Libertarians

The comments came days after he became the first U.S. major presidential candidate to accept crypto donations.

May 25, 2024
CEO of BitGo Mike Belshe in a chair on-stage at Consensus 2023

BitGo’s $100M Suit Against Galaxy Digital Can Proceed, Delaware Supreme Court Rules

The Delaware Supreme Court’s ruling overturns a decision from a lower court to dismiss the lawsuit last year.

May 24, 2024
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Crypto Governance Advisory MetaLeX Raises $2.75M

Gabriel Shapiro wants to "BORGify" crypto governance.

May 24, 2024
CEO Brian Armstrong's Coinbase filed its latest argument against Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission as the company seeks to appeal a core crypto legal point. (CoinDesk)

Coinbase Slugs It Out With U.S. SEC in Effort to Get Key Crypto Question Answered

The exchange filed another response in court in its ongoing request to appeal a single legal point at the heart of the industry's dispute with the Securities and Exchange Comm...

May 24, 2024
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British-Chinese Money Launder Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Role in $6B Fraud: FT

Jian Wen, 42, who was alleged to have carrying out the laundering on behalf of her former boss, was found guilty in March

May 24, 2024