Daniel Palmer

One of CoinDesk's longest-tenured contributors, and now one of our news editors, Daniel has authored over 430 stories for the site. When not writing or editing, he likes to paint, play guitar, hammer hot steel and spin clay. Daniel holds < $1,000 in digital currencies (BTC, TRX/BTT currently) (See: Editorial Policy).

Binance Eyes Launch of Crypto Exchange in South Korea

| Daniel Palmer

Binance is "working with local partners" on the launch of a branch in South Korea, CEO Changpeng Zhao has reportedly said.

Top Republican Touts Blockchain Privacy as Alternative to Regulating Big Tech

| Daniel Palmer

U.S. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy has argued for the use of blockchain networks in protecting users' data from "exploitation."

Japan Creates Working Group to Discuss Facebook Libra Ahead of G7 Meeting

| Daniel Palmer

Japan has set up a working group to examine the issues raised by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project ahead of a G7 meeting this week.

Samsung Teams With Banks, Telcos for Mobile ID Network Based on Blockchain

| Daniel Palmer

Tech giant Samsung Electronics is joining six other major South Korean firms to develop a blockchain-based certificate and ID authentication network.

Korea’s Biggest Credit Card Firm Wins Patent for Blockchain Credit System

| Daniel Palmer

Shinhan Card has been granted a patent for a blockchain payment system that could reportedly do away with physical credit cards.

UK Announces ‘Dirty Money’ Crackdown, Including Tougher Crypto Regime

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K. government has drawn up an action plan aimed to combat financial crimes that it says will include a new regime for crypto assets.

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Hacked Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Discovers More Millions Are Missing

| Daniel Palmer

After a $30-million hack last week, Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint says it's discovered that another $2.3 million is missing. 

Another Crypto Company Wants to Offer Bitcoin Derivatives in the US

| Daniel Palmer

Institutional digital assets platform trueDigital has announced plans to offer bitcoin derivatives for U.S. investors – if the CFTC approves.

Binance Destroys $26 Million Worth of Its Team’s BNB Tokens

| Daniel Palmer

Binance says it has completed the eight quarterly "burn" of Binance coin tokens – all from its team's allocation.

Crypto Broker Prasos Wins EU Payment Institution License

| Daniel Palmer

The Finland-based crypto firm says it can expand its fiat payment offerings after being granted the license.