Bitcoin News Roundup for Oct. 2, 2020

With Pres. Trump testing positive and a systemically important exchange in the crosshairs, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Oct 2, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:04 a.m. UTC

With Pres. Trump testing positive and a systemically important exchange in deep trouble, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

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This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.co.

Today's stories:

The cryptocurrency and Asian stock markets dumped early Friday after U.S. Pres. Donald Trump announced he and his wife had tested positive to COVID-19.

Developers will take a second whack at a final Ethereum 2.0 testnet after the first, Spadina, failed due to “critical peering issues.”

 The Commodity Future Trading Commission has charged BitMEX, CEO Arthur Hayes and other affiliated entities with offering U.S. customers crypto trading services in violation of federal law.

The sudden takedown of crypto exchange BitMEX has cast a new light on Ethereum’s decentralized finance (DeFi) markets.

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