Technology

Enterprise blockchains, central bank digital currencies, digital collectibles, DeFi and bitcoin. How much do they really have to do with one another? The “crypto” industry is having a hard time fitting everything that’s happening inside that one monolithic term. On this episode, @nlw looks at current news stories from across at least five different categories
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For skeptics and traditional market investors, bitcoin (BTC) is synonymous with extreme bouts of price volatility. However, in recent times, oil has become a relatively risky asset.  The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil price’s one-month realized, or historical, volatility stood at 105.3 percent on Feb. 10, after having hit a four-month high of 119.6 percent
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Where do things stand with the tech overhaul of the world’s second-largest blockchain? We took the question to ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin at ETHDenver last weekend. Here’s what he had to say: Eth 2.0 is the next iteration of the ethereum blockchain, incorporating novel protocol designs such as proof-of-stake (PoS) and sharding. Last December, Buterin
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Dutch tax enforcers with the Netherlands’ Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Services (FIOD) arrested two men Monday for allegedly laundering millions of euros in cryptocurrency, according to a joint statement by the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5). FIOD arrested the Dutch nationals in separate crypto tax evasion investigations, recovering about 260,000 in unnamed cryptocurrencies
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Today we’re breaking down the flash loan attacks that rocked the DeFi community in a way even your grandpa can understand, presented in both audio and full-text format below. For early access before our regular noon Eastern time releases, subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, RadioPublica or RSS. Full transcript: John:
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View Bitcoin jumped above back $10,000 on Tuesday, reinstating the bullish trend and opening the doors for further gains toward $10,500. The bull case would strengthen with a descending channel breakout on the 4-hour chart. A strong rejection at the channel hurdle could yield a re-test of the former resistance-turned-support at $9,825. Bitcoin returned into
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The Takeaway: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce wants to give token projects three years to adequately decentralize their networks before worrying about securities laws. Industry participants believe some kind of so-called “safe harbor” is necessary, and praise Peirce’s proposal for providing a reasonable plan for creating one. Questions remain, including how to define network maturity and
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Announcing CoinDesk’s new opinion section, a place for discussions on the future of money and all the interesting questions that surround crypto and blockchain as ideas.  Starting today, CoinDesk will be publishing daily columnists such as Preston Byrne, Jill Carlson, Nic Carter, HASU, Stephanie Hurder, Jeff Dorman, JP Koning, Yorke Rhodes, Byrne Hobart, William Mougayar,
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Samsung Electronics’ newly launched Galaxy smartphone will come with the same crypto storage facilities found on previous models. Unveiling the Samsung Galaxy S20 range recently, the Korean tech giant said the phone’s security system includes a new “secure processor dedicated to protecting your PIN, password, pattern and Blockchain Private Key.” Although Samsung gave much more
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BitGo is expanding beyond crypto custody with the takeover of a onetime poster child of the adjacent market for digital securities. Harbor’s subsidiaries, which include a broker-dealer regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a transfer agent supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission, are included in the acquisition, the companies said. The move
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Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg proposed creating a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in a new financial regulation plan unveiled Monday. Bloomberg’s campaign published a financial reform plan Tuesday, advocating for greater consumer protection measures and a stronger financial system. Specifically, the proposal suggests requiring financial institutions to monitor risk exposure, recording all financial transactions in a
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