With BTC mining difficulty reaching a new record high, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with your bitcoin news roundup!

This episode is sponsored by Bitstamp and Crypto.com.

Today’s stories:

Drop in Bitcoin ‘Whale’ Addresses Suggests Market May Be Decentralizing

The number of bitcoin addresses holding at least 10,000 coins has dropped to a 14-month low alongside an uptick in lower-value addresses.

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Sets New Record High 2 Months After Halving

Two months after the network’s halving event, it’s harder than ever to mine bitcoin.

Crypto Long & Short: Dogecoin, Market Manipulation and the Downside of a Coinbase IPO

Noelle Acheson explains how the dogecoin rise exemplifies the creative destruction underway in markets, and what a potential Coinbase listing could mean for the development of crypto.