Author: Daniel Kuhn

Blockchain Bites: Ripple’s Rebuff, DeFi’s ‘Degens’ and China’s CBDC – CoinDesk

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Both the U.S. and China are advancing on their central bank digital currency (CBDC) designs, there’s a new smart contract language for Bitcoin and the Department of Justice (DOJ) seized millions worth of crypto from addresses linked to terrorist organizations. Read More

Blockchain Bites: Avanti’s New Money, DeFi Deepens and ‘How Much Ether?’ – CoinDesk

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Caitlin Long has a new take on money. Russia wants to de-anonymize crypto. And Coinbase wins in court. Here’s the story. ‘Cash equivalent’CoinDesk’s Nathan DiCamillo breaks down how Avanti Financial intends to issue its programmable cash equivalent called Avit. This Read More

Blockchain Bites: Goldman’s Hire, Ether’s Options, Bitcoin’s Patronage – CoinDesk

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The Federal Reserve is rushing ahead with its payments platform, Russia’s largest bank is going in on blockchain and so is Goldman Sachs. You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most pivotal stories in blockchain and crypto news, and Read More

Blockchain Bites: Square’s Revenue Surge, Eth 2’s Final Testnet, c-Lightning’s Latest Update – CoinDesk

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Square’s bitcoin business is booming, lawmakers are batting for crypto staking protocols and a blockchain-based voting system in Russia may have been hacked. You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most pivotal stories in blockchain and crypto news, and Read More

Blockchain Bites: Dollar’s Decline, Ether’s Moneymakers and Coinbase’s Considerations – CoinDesk

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The Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be interested in Binance’s eponymous blockchain, 132% of ether wallets are in profit and the Bank of Japan is getting serious about CBDC R&D. You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most Read More

Blockchain Bites: Plus Token Ponzi Popped, Cardano Forked and tZERO Cut – CoinDesk

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Cardano hard forked to its proof-of-stake network, token platform tZERO cut staff and compensation, and a derivatives exchange is looking to list on Nasdaq. You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most pivotal stories in blockchain and crypto news, Read More

Blockchain Bites: Ledger’s Breach, Celsius’ Contradictions and DeFi’s Next Frontier – CoinDesk

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Ledger suffered a data breach, crypto mining in India comes with questions and a new decentralized finance (DeFi) looks to offer lending and saving opportunities for PoS token holders. You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most pivotal stories Read More

Blockchain Bites: China’s BSN Integrations and Satoshi’s Newfound Wealth – CoinDesk

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Crypto firms are cooking up ways to become “Travel Rule” compliant, Satoshi’s stash got a little bigger and one of Ethereum Classic’s top supporters is walking away from the project. You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most pivotal Read More

Blockchain Bites: EY’s Auditing Slip and Bitcoin’s Long Line of Pseudonymous Developers – CoinDesk

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Balancer fell victim to a “flash loan” exploit, a mining conglomerate sees potential in blockchain and a shareholders association said EY should have caught Wirecard’s multi-billion-dollar blackhole earlier. Flash loans are one of many novel financial products made possible through decentralized Read More

Blockchain Bites: PayPal’s Push, FATF’s Rules and ‘Overstated’ Libra Fears – CoinDesk

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Yesterday, it came to light that crypto functionality may come to PayPal and Venmo. If true, as substantiated by three anonymous sources and indicated by an open position for a senior blockchain research engineer, 325 million users would be able to buy Read More

Blockchain Bites: Canaan’s Plunge, Revolut’s Control and Lightning Nodes in Africa – CoinDesk

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Canaan Creative’s stock dipped below $2, its lowest price since the firm went public in November. Experts say demand for new mining equipment may have weakened after the Bitcoin network’s halving event in May. Meanwhile, the U.S. Air Force is using Read More

Blockchain Bites: JPMorgan on Bitcoin, South Korea on CBDCs and the Porn Industry on Crypto – CoinDesk

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Top Shelf View From the BanksIn an investor note, JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts noted bitcoin’s success in outperforming traditional assets in March on a volatility-adjusted basis, and also found liquidity on major bitcoin exchanges was more resilient than for traditional Read More

Blockchain Bites: CBDCs on Capitol Hill, Custody Battles and Smart Drugs – CoinDesk

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Top shelf CBDCsThe House Financial Services Committee (FSC) Task Force on Financial Technology will convene Thursday to discuss digital currencies and other novel technologies. This includes a discussion on how FedAccounts and other digital tools might help the federal government Read More

Blockchain Bites: Libra’s Future, Elrond’s ‘Trial by Fire’ and LocalBitcoins’ Volume – CoinDesk

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An unknown wallet holder mistakenly, it seems, sent a $2 million transaction fee on the Ethereum blockchain, Elrond is testing its network in a “trial by fire” and Libra’s Dante Disparte thinks governments entering the stablecoin race is good for Read More

Bitcoin Is a Way to Repair Economic Injustice: Author Isaiah Jackson – CoinDesk

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Last week, Minneapolis police officers killed a 46-year-old black man accused of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Ongoing protests have erupted across the country, condemning police brutality and systemic racism.  Part of this conversation – taking place on Read More

Blockchain Bites: Avanti’s Angel Round, Civil’s Closure and a Data Breach – CoinDesk

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Data BreachCoincheck has fallen victim to a data breach after attackers accessed one of its domain name accounts and used it to impersonate the cryptocurrency exchange. The Japanese firm said Tuesday that an unknown third party gained access to an account it Read More