Policy

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Hong Kong Will Inspect Offices of Crypto Platforms as Important Compliance Deadline Looms

Hong Kong's push to be seen as a major crypto hub could come under scrutiny if several or some of the 18 applicants for a license don't move past this important deadline.

May 28, 2024
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One-Third of U.S. Voters Say They'll Weigh Candidates' Crypto Views Before Voting: Poll

A Harris Poll glimpse of voters' crypto views – paid for by bitcoin ETF issuer Grayscale – shows increasing interest, and 77% think a U.S. presidential candidate should know c...

May 28, 2024
Trump arrives at his NFT gala at Mar-a-Lago in May 2024 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Trump Widens Lead Over With Biden (on Polymarket and PredictIt) After Courting Crypto Vote

Plus: how much longshot money was made betting on the SEC approving an Ethereum ETF?

May 27, 2024


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Dresden Mayor Bill Hall (Doreen Wang/CoinDesk)
The Bitcoin Mining Debate Is Ignoring the People Most Affected

Snowballing misinformation has painted an inaccurate and incomplete portrait of a complicated industry – and that is having a real impact on policy.

May 23, 2023
Alex Mashinsky, founder of Celsius Network (CoinDesk)
NovaWulf Plans to Tokenize Equity of Celsius’ New Firm With $2B Assets, After Takeover

Celsius Network contacted 130 interested parties and signed confidentiality agreements with 40, before choosing NovaWulf.

Apr 14, 2023
A 30MW HIVE Blockchain facility in the military town of Boden, Sweden (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)
Sweden Drives Final Nail Into Its Bitcoin Mining Industry With Tax Hike

The 6,000% increase in taxes per kilowatt hour of energy may "ultimately destroy the industry" in the country.

Apr 14, 2023
Bank of England (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)
What the Bank of England’s Stablecoins Regime Could Look Like

The Bank of England's upcoming crypto regime would try to ensure that funds are returned to customers when certain crypto firms enter a crisis.

Mar 29, 2023