Author: Brady Dale

A Digital Art Project Might Have an Answer to the Woes of Staking Centralization – CoinDesk

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What if better behavior on blockchains could be encouraged with fun rather than value? Josh Lee and Tony Yun of Chainapsis built a staking demo at the Cross-Chain Hackathon to increase network participation – essentially by distributing digital crayons. Lee and Read More

‘Financial Surveillance’ or ‘Blockchain Analysis’? Human Rights Foundation Debates Elliptic – CoinDesk

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“I think you should quit your job and go and work for the good guys,” the Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein told Tom Robinson, the founder of crypto compliance firm Elliptic, Monday afternoon. The two were debating blockchain surveillance as Read More

The Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie Makes the Bull Case for Tokenizing Entertainers – CoinDesk

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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie knows how to get to the point when he talks about using cryptocurrency to tokenize his basketball contract. “When you democratize ownership of a contract, or cash flows, there’s two ways that an entertainer really Read More

Bitcoin Revenues in Square’s Cash App Top Fiat Revenues for First Time in Q1 – CoinDesk

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Bitcoin has flippened USD on Square’s Cash App, sort of. As reported in the publicly traded fintech company’s first-quarter earnings report Wednesday, Cash App brought in $222 million on all its other fiat-powered services in Q1. Meanwhile, revenue from bitcoin Read More

Bittrex Exec Joins Mortgage Giant Fannie Mae After Crypto Exchange’s Brush With NYDFS – CoinDesk

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Reversing the common pattern of regulatory, law enforcement and government veterans joining the cryptocurrency industry, Bittrex US’s former chief compliance and ethics officer has moved to Fannie Mae. John Roth left the crypto exchange for the Washington, D.C.-based mortgage finance Read More

Solana Blockchain Adds Korean Stablecoin Terra for Better Payments – CoinDesk

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Solana, a blockchain that aims to function at “web-scale,” is integrating its first stablecoin. Announced Wednesday, Solana is partnering with Terra, the stablecoin initiated by one of South Korea’s e-commerce giants, TMON, as a way to cut credit card transaction Read More

Makers of Keep Protocol Raise $7.7M to Bring Trustless BTC to DeFi – CoinDesk

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With a forthcoming product that may entice more decentralized finance (DeFi) players to incorporate bitcoin-backed tokens, Thesis has closed a $7.7 million deal by selling its Keep tokens to some of crypto’s top investors.  Announced Thursday, Thesis will shortly debut Read More