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A Lightning API for Bitcoin Futures Data Has Launched

| Alyssa Hertig

An experimental service that allows users to pay for futures data from exchanges Kraken and BitMEX via the lightning network is now live.

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How Ethereum Applications Earn A+ Security Ratings

| Christine Kim

More than 1.2 million ethereum applications have used a little-known security tool from Amberdata to help avoid costly errors from smart contracts.

Paradigm Leads $9 Million Round for Cosmos Creator Tendermint

| Yogita Khatri

Blockchain interoperability project Tendermint has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round led by tech-focused VC firm Paradigm.

Ethereum’s ProgPow Mining Change Approved Again, But Timeline Unclear

| Christine Kim

Ethereum core developers reaffirmed during a meeting today that mining algorithm change "ProgPoW" would be added to a coming hard fork.

I Got the Mark of the Beast – And It Will Hold My Bitcoin

| Bailey Reutzel

There's a lot of overlap between bitcoiners and body hackers. CoinDesk editor Bailey Reutzel traveled to Austin, Texas to explore that crossroads and…

Digital Asset Loses a Manager and a High-Profile Board Member

| Ian Allison

Wall Street superstar Sallie Krawchek has quietly left the board of Digital Asset, and the manager of the firm's DAML product has returned to banking.

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MakerDAO Weighs Fourth Fee Hike as DAI Stablecoin Remains Below $1

| Christine Kim

MakerDAO token holders could soon be voting on another proposal to increase fees on the loans that issue new holdings of the stablecoin DAI.

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Privacy Cryptocurrency Grin Votes to Fund Third Full-Time Developer

| Christine Kim

The community behind privacy-focused cryptocurrency Grin has recently decided to fund its third full-time developer.

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A Blockchain to Connect All Blockchains, Cosmos Is Officially Live

| Christine Kim

A new proof-of-stake blockchain called the Cosmos Hub has just launched on mainnet.

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It’s Getting Harder to Send Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch – Here’s Why

| Alyssa Hertig

An experiment pushing the boundaries of crypto payments, bitcoin's Lightning Torch is suffering liquidity issues due to its success.