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Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Drops Most Since July 2021 as Crypto Winter Cuts Profitability

Bitcoin miners are being caught between rising costs and the lower price of bitcoin.

Dec 6, 2022 at 2:00 a.m. UTC
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An Interview with Minima Co-Founder Paddy Cerri

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Nov 29, 2022 at 9:21 p.m. UTC

First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Falls on Inflation Fears but Continues Its Ride Above $17K

ALSO: Sam Reynolds writes that Taiwan-based technology conglomerate HTC is looking to take its virtual headset business public as part of a quest to help cultivate the metaverse. But is the company going in the wrong direction?

Dec 6, 2022 at 3:54 a.m. UTC

DeFi Risk-Sharing Protocol Nexus Expects Loss on Maple Credit Pool Investment as FTX Contagion Widens

Nexus Mutual, which offers an insurance alternative for decentralized finance traders, deposited some $19 million in ETH to Maple’s wrapped ether credit pool, which was rocked by Orthogonal Trading’s recent default.

Dec 5, 2022 at 11:52 p.m. UTC

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The Definitive List of the Biggest Changemakers in Crypto, Blockchain and Web3. Presented by Bitstamp


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SBF Declines a Congressional Invite; Alameda CEO Is Seen in New York City

Speculation is running rampant about why Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison might be in town.

Dec 5, 2022
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Crypto Update | What a Securities Lawyer Would Ask FTX’s Bankman-Fried

With bitcoin clinging to its most recent perch comfortably above $17K, plus a look at some of the right questions to ask Sam Bankman-Fried, CoinDesk's “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup

Dec 5, 2022
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The Mother of All Risks: Attacks by Rogue States, With Juan Zarate

A discussion about how compliance and risk management can be improved in the crypto industry as a result of the FTX debacle.

Dec 2, 2022

Introducing Consensus Magazine: Putting Web3 in Perspective

Magazines are powerful when they spark dialogue about what’s happening now and could happen in the future. That’s Consensus all over, so we’re renaming Layer 2 after CoinDesk’s annual event.

Dec 5, 2022
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Wen Web3 Goes IRL

This week, we’re on the road in Miami to discuss trends we’re seeing at Miami Art Week and dropping some alpha on how brands can effectively reach the crypto and Web3 audience with IRL events and activations.

Dec 5, 2022




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Built With Bitcoin Foundation Opens New Technology Center in Ghana

The structure was built by Ghanian workers compensated in bitcoin, on land donated by local communities.

Dec 5, 2022
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Silvergate CEO Attempts to Address Concerns in Public Letter

Shares of the crypto-focused bank have been reeling in part due to links with failed crypto exchange FTX and sister company Alameda Research.

Dec 5, 2022
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Bitcoin Miner Riot Switches Mining Pool After Falling Short in November

The miner used Braiins mining pool, which uses a payout method that caused the variance between Riot’s mining capacity and amount produced, according to a source

Dec 5, 2022
CDCROP: JAMES A. MURPHY (Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.)

Bankman-Fried Is a ‘Master of Deflection,’ Securities Lawyer Says

James Murphy, founder of law firm Murphy & McGonigle, discusses the former FTX CEO’s attempt at side-stepping probing questions and whether lawmakers in the U.S. have enough evidence to move forward with a criminal trial.

Dec 5, 2022