Blockchain Bites: Inside Cosmos, Bitcoin at $200B, DeFi Surges

Traders are expecting bitcoin to go higher. DeFi is surging in web traffic. And Cosmos is alive and well, despite internal feuding. No cultsCosmos, the blockchain interoperability project that turned a small ICO into a thriving ecosystem, almost came to an end in February 2020 when the project’s co-founders engaged in a heated feud. It […]

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

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, and why they’re significant. You can subscribe to this and all of CoinDesk’s newsletters here.  Top […]

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Blockchain Bites: Designing Digital Dollars and Following the Quadriga Trail

Top shelf Digital DollarsOn Thursday the House Financial Services Committee (FSC) Task Force on Financial Technology convened on Capitol Hill to discuss the possible role of a digital dollar is distributing COVID-19 relief payments. The watchdogs discussed FedAccounts, or cryptographic wallets held by the Federal Reserve, for commercial banking services. The National Science Foundation, an […]

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Ripple Sues YouTube, Monero Movie, Draper’s Crypto Plugin

Ripple executives have filed suit against YouTube, Tim Draper wants to enable crypto trading across the web and a documentary about Monero briefly topped the U.S. box office. Ripple Labs and CEO Brad Garlinghouse are accusing the video hosting juggernaut of failing to remove reputationally damaging and fraudulent advertisements for free cryptocurrency giveaways. According to […]

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What the Bitcoin Halving Means for Miners and Prices

Predictions and price models proliferate ahead of Bitcoin’s programmatic halving, expected in less than two weeks. While some are turning to esoteric economic models to make the claim that the occasion will be bullish for the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, others believe it’ll be a non-event. Still, the halving is already showing real-world effects, […]

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