Daniel Palmer

One of CoinDesk's longest-tenured contributors, and now one of our news editors, Daniel has authored over 600 stories for the site. When not writing or editing, he likes to paint, play guitar, hammer hot steel and spin clay. Daniel holds a small amount of BTC currently (See: Editorial Policy).

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CME Group Is Launching Bitcoin Options Early in 2020

| Daniel Palmer

Derivatives marketplace CME Group says it will offer options on its bitcoin futures contracts starting in the first quarter of next year.

Verizon Just Won a Patent to Create Virtual SIMs on a Blockchain

| Daniel Palmer

Telecoms conglomerate Verizon is eyeing the use of blockchain technology to underpin the dynamic creation of virtual SIM cards.

First Singapore Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain Payments Initiative

| Daniel Palmer

JPMorgan's blockchain payments network has just onboarded its first Singapore-based bank, OCBC.

Venezuela’s Maduro Mandates Petro Use in Funding of Housing Project

| Daniel Palmer

Venezuela's president has ordered his pet cryptocurrency, the petro, to be used in funding an ongoing housing initiative.

Bank of America Joins Marco Polo Blockchain Trade Network

| Daniel Palmer

The sixth-largest U.S. company has joined Marco Polo, a consortium working to bring efficiencies to international trade using blockchain tech.

‘Panda’ Crypto Malware Group Has Nabbed $100K in Monero Since 2018

| Daniel Palmer

Cisco Talos has identified a group behind a spate of cryptocurrency-mining malware attacks targeting enterprise networks globally.

Arab Bank’s Swiss Arm Is Launching Cryptocurrency Services

| Daniel Palmer

The Swiss branch of one of the top financial institutions in the Middle East is launching a suite of cryptocurrency-based services.

North Korea Plans Bitcoin-Like Cryptocurrency to Sidestep Sanctions

| Daniel Palmer

The regime linked with major hacks of crypto exchanges is reportedly building its own token to get around the tough international sanctions.

Abra to Add Cash-to-Crypto Outlets at All Philippines 7-Elevens

| Daniel Palmer

Investment app provider Abra is to sell cryptocurrency for cash at 6,000 outlets across the Philippines, including all 7-Eleven stores.

Overstock to Restructure Ex-CEO’s Crypto Dividend to End Lockup

| Daniel Palmer

The online retail giant is to drop trading restrictions for its digital asset-based dividend instigated by former CEO Patrick Byrne.