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Drake on Brink of $1M Bitcoin Loss as NHL and NBA Bets Sour

A series of unfortunate sports losses have left Drake very close to losing $1 million worth of bitcoin bets.

Jun 14, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. UTC
Nigeria Drops Tax Charges Against Binance Executives

The executives, Tigran Gambaryan and Nadeem Anjarwalla, are still named in a money-laundering case.

Jun 14, 2024 at 11:19 a.m. UTC
Here's Why Bitcoin's Not Keeping Pace With Nasdaq

Bitcoin declined 6% in a week even as Nasdaq rallied to record highs.

Jun 14, 2024 at 9:53 a.m. UTC
MicroStrategy Increases Convertible Note Offering by 40% to $700M in Bitcoin Splurge

The company's shares rose nearly 2% in the early Friday session following yesterday's tumble.

Jun 14, 2024 at 2:38 p.m. UTC
DeFi Heavyweight Curve Focused on Becoming ‘Safest’ Lending Platform, Founder Says

Egorov’s $100 million in loans taken from various protocols using Curve’s CRV tokens started to automatically liquidate on Thursday, sending the token down as much as 30% befo...

Jun 14, 2024 at 12:39 p.m. UTC
First Mover: Bitcoin Struggles Near $67,000 as Cryptos Lag Behind Stocks

The latest price moves in crypto markets in context for June 14, 2024.

Jun 14, 2024 at 12:14 p.m. UTC

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Consensus 2024

Consensus 2024 (Daniel Kuhn/CoinDesk)

Meet the Citizens of Consensus

A look at some of the people who attended the conference this year.

May 31, 2024
Joe Lubin, founder and CEO of Consensys, discusses Ethereum's political prospects. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk/Suzanne Cordiero)

Crypto Is a Core American Issue, Consensys’ Joe Lubin Says

The Ethereum co-founder discusses why his firm decided to sue the SEC on stage at Consensus 2024.

May 29, 2024
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Everyone at Consensus 2024 Is Talking About Biden’s Crypto Flip Flop. Is He for Real?

Attendees are cautiously optimistic about apparent regulatory and legislative changes, though not everyone is convinced.

May 30, 2024
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate, speaks at Consensus 2024 by CoinDesk. (CoinDesk/Shutterstock/Suzanne Cordiero)

Is Crypto on the Cusp of a Bull or Bear Market? Using Consensus 2024 as a Barometer

Conference attendees give their say on market sentiment.

May 29, 2024
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., independent U.S. presidential candidate, speaks at Consensus 2024 by CoinDesk. (CoinDesk/Shutterstock/Suzanne Cordiero)

RFK Jr. Says Guilty Verdict May Help Trump's Election Prospects

The independent presidential candidate spoke Thursday at Consensus 2024 in Austin, Texas.

May 30, 2024
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Why Decentralized AI Is Gaining Steam

A year ago, “Crypto+AI” sounded like a game of “VC mad libs.” Now, as real-world applications begin to emerge, the idea makes much more sense. Jeff Wilser, who is hosting the...

May 23, 2024







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South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa has been appointed to a new term as president. (Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)

South Africa Re-Elects Cyril Ramaphosa of the ANC as President

The election results are not expected to have much of an impact on South Africa's crypto industry.

Jun 14, 2024
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Two Men Charged With Running Darknet Marketplace Empire Market

Thomas Pavey and Raheim Hamilton were previously arrested and charged with selling counterfeit currency on AlphaBay, another darknet marketplace.

Jun 14, 2024
Tigran Gambaryan, Binance's head of crime compliance, is one of two executives detained in Nigeria. (Shutterstock/Consensus)

Nigeria Drops Tax Charges Against Binance Executives

The executives, Tigran Gambaryan and Nadeem Anjarwalla, are still named in a money-laundering case.

Jun 14, 2024
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More Central Banks Are Exploring a CBDC, BIS Survey Finds

There's a greater chance of a wholesale CBDC being issued within six years than a retail one, according to the report.

Jun 14, 2024
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Taiwan Crypto Advocacy Body Becomes Formally Active With 24 Entities

The body will act as a bridge between the private sector and the government in supervising the industry.

Jun 14, 2024
Anchorage President Diogo Monica speaking in the Bahamas (Danny Nelson)

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Joins Anchorage Digital Bank’s Board of Directors

Connie Shoemaker currently serves as the COO and CFO of asset management firm Bridgewater Associates’ parent company.

Jun 13, 2024