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Telegram’s Fight Against SEC Will Help Push Cryptocurrency Legislation, Says Trade Group – CoinDesk

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Telegram’s ongoing court battle over its $1.7 billion token offering could help move cryptocurrency regulation forward, according to the Blockchain Association. While unfortunate for Telegram, “I think the outcome of this case can help put pressure on Congress to step Read More

Researchers Are Tapping Blockchain Tools in Fight Against Coronavirus – CoinDesk

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A series of ongoing efforts across universities, medical academia, the private sector and even private citizens are harnessing distributed systems in the fight against COVID-19. The projects are attempting to buttress governmental stay-at-home orders that have frozen billions of people Read More

Top Cryptos Edge Up as Derivatives Data Suggests Newfound Risk Aversion Among Traders – CoinDesk

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Bitcoin and ether climbed modestly late Wednesday as lighter crypto derivatives volumes signaled uncharacteristic caution among the market’s traders. Over the past 24 hours, bitcoin (BTC) was up 2.8 percent Wednesday afternoon New York time and ether (ETH) was in Read More

Power Ledger Inks Deal to Allow French Consumers to Customize Green Energy Mix – CoinDesk

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Power Ledger is moving into the French power market with a new partnership that enables the tracking and certification of green energy supplies on the blockchain. On April 1, the Australia-based blockchain startup announced a deal with French green energy Read More

Blockchain Association Says Court ‘Erred’ With Decision to Block Telegram’s Token Issuance – CoinDesk

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The Blockchain Association (BA) has supported Telegram’s appeal over a U.S. district court’s decision to block the firm’s token issuance – even outside the country. On April 3, in an amicus brief filed with the the Second Circuit Court of Read More

Coinhouse Wins First Crypto License From French Regulator – CoinDesk

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Crypto trading company Coinhouse has become the first crypto company to be registered with France’s top financial regulator, the Financial Markets Authority (AMF). The registration means Coinhouse now has a shot at getting banking services in France, which could give Read More

First Mover: Trillions in Coronavirus Stimulus Brings Out the Bitcoin Bulls – CoinDesk

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“It’s exactly why bitcoin was created,” Michael Novogratz, CEO of the cryptocurrency-focused investment firm Galaxy Digital, told CNBC last week.  It’s a common refrain heard these days from bitcoin bulls: that the U.S. dollar and other currencies will eventually be debased Read More