The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.

Election 2020 Prediction Markets: Bettors Say Trump Lost Tuesday's Debate
Shares of "Trump" started off the debate trading at around 46 cents, roughly where they had been for much of the month.
MyEtherWallet's founder used to pay his rent by mining Bitcoin
His big takeaway? Mining rigs give off a lot of heat.
Blockstack's Clarity Smart Contracts Will Source Data From Chainlink Oracles
Sep 30, 2020 at 19:24 UTCUpdated Sep 30, 2020 at 19:36 UTC.Algorand and Blockstack PBC's joint smart contract language, Clarity, is getting a data boost from Chainlink's oracle network.
SEC Alleges Big-Talking Florida Crypto Investor Defrauded Clients of $6.8M
Sep 30, 2020 at 19:22 UTCUpdated Sep 30, 2020 at 19:38 UTC.A Florida crypto trader has been charged with duping $6.8 million from investors in his purported digital asset day trading shop.
Merchants accepting Bitcoin laud 'zero chargeback risks', says BitPay report
Bitcoin integration led to positive results for the merchants in this study.
Price analysis 9/30: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BNB, DOT, LINK, BSV, CRO, ADA
ETH/USDThe bears are attempting to stall the relief rally at the 20-day EMA. If the price turns down and breaks below $337, Ether could drop to $308.392.ETH/USD daily chart.
The First Fundamental Study of DeFi. From Ideas to Mechanisms to the New Finance
With its year-to-date growth of more than 15x in total value locked, and more than $11 billion committed to the protocols, decentralized finance has become a mainstay in the crypto industry, and a whole new industry in itself.
What Happens if Big Tech Only Gets Bigger?
From Amazon's Halo wristband to Apple Fitness+ to Google's acquisition of Fitbit, big tech players are working now to collect and analyze our health data.
BitFlyer Opens Japanese Bitcoin Market to European Traders
Sep 30, 2020 at 17:22 UTCUpdated Sep 30, 2020 at 17:36 UTC.BitFlyer Europe is giving its European bitcoin traders direct access to the Tokyo-based parent exchange's Japanese liquidity.
Data Management Startup Fluree Unlocks $1.5M Air Force Contract With Latest VC Raise
Sep 30, 2020 at 16:52 UTCUpdated Sep 30, 2020 at 17:46 UTC.Blockchain startup Fluree, already building a distributed data management platform to boost the U.S. Air Force's decision-making prowess, has raised $2.5 million in additional funding from its venture capital backers.
Crypto VC that thinks Ethereum will hit $1 trillion market cap admits it will have competitors
Ethereum has been the leading smart contract blockchain of the past few years without a doubt: its decentralized applications currently have tens of thousands of daily active users, which have siphoned over $10 billion worth of cryptocurrency into these apps.
Bitcoin price risks even bigger pullback in Q4 after sharp rejections
Bitcoin price is showing weakness after another sharp rejection from the $11,000 resistance level.
Blockchain Bites: Coinbase's Severance Offer, DeFi's Latest Fund, Overstock's Legal Win
Sep 30, 2020 at 16:05 UTC.Coinbase will offer non-aligned employees a severance package, Kadena looks to cut into the DeFi market with a new decentralized exchange and Sushiswap is hemorrhaging liquidity.
Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 30, 2020
Sep 30, 2020 at 16:00 UTC.With bitcoin trading in an unusually tight range and DeFi darling SushiSwap suffering shrinkage, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!
Chainalysis and Texas firm win million-dollar IRS contract to crack Monero
The IRS has named the winners of its bounty program to track transactions on privacy tokens and layer-2 protocols.
Cardano's real competition is not who you'd expect, says new Cardano Foundation CEO
Frederik Gregaard, the incoming CEO of the Cardano Foundation, shared his perspective on FinTech's competitive landscape and major technology trends with Cointelegraph.
3iQ's Bitcoin Fund Gets Second Listing of 2020
Sep 30, 2020 at 15:05 UTCUpdated Sep 30, 2020 at 15:34 UTC.The Gibraltar Stock Exchange has listed 3iQ's closed-end fund, five months after it was first listed in Toronto.
What Enterprise Blockchain Can Learn From the Past
While the world of blockchain is only now embracing smart contracts for enterprise usage, programmable, machine-to-machine commerce has been around since the 1970s.
CBDCs Could Challenge US Dollar's Dominance: Deutsche Bank
Sep 30, 2020 at 14:55 UTCUpdated Sep 30, 2020 at 15:40 UTC.Geopolitical jostling accelerated by large-scale private stablecoin initiatives like libra, plus an added dose of COVID-19, means we are now facing a perfect storm for central bank digital currencies.
KuCoin hack unpacked: More crypto possibly stolen than first feared
Johnny Lyu, the CEO of Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin, stated on Sept. 26 that the exchange had been on the receiving end of a major hack that resulted in the firm's Bitcoin, Ether and ERC-20 hot wallets being affected.
SEC Orders Salt Lending to Offer Refunds to Investors in Its $47M ICO
Sep 30, 2020 at 14:42 UTCUpdated Sep 30, 2020 at 16:51 UTC.The top U.S. financial watchdog has ordered Salt Lending to offer investors refunds for its 2017 initial coin offering.
Blockchain will stay a buzzword until everyone unites behind one chain
Despite being, perhaps, the biggest tech buzzword of the last decade, blockchain technology has largely remained just that: a buzzword.
Maduro claims crypto will play role in fighting sanctions against Venezuela
Crypto garnered another mention in one of Maduro's bombastic speeches.
Bitfinex will offer 6.2% interest on three popular coins
Holders of these coins have a new way to get passive income.
First Mover: Chainlink's Sorry September Returns Shows DeFi Hysteria Deflating
Chainlink, which supplies data feeds to DeFi systems, saw its LINK token fall 42% month to date, the worst return among digital assets in the CoinDesk 20.The DeFi market correction came at a time when traditional markets also were hit hard by growing anxiety over the increasingly contentious U.S. presidential elections in November and resurgent coronavirus cases in the U.S. and Europe, according to Anil Lulla, co-founder of the cryptocurrency research firm Delphi Digital.
Bitcoin vs. USD: why only a weaker dollar will push BTC above $20,000
A widespread debate among investors is the correlation of Bitcoin with other markets.
Reef Finance Raises $3.9M for Cross-Chain DeFi on Polkadot
Sep 30, 2020 at 13:00 UTC.As the limitations and costs of running decentralized finance apps on Ethereum continue to ride high, a growing list of projects are lining up on competing blockchains.
Energy Web Is Starting With Ripple in Its Bid to Make Crypto Provably Green
Announced Wednesday, Energy Web, a non-profit focused on decentralized approaches to decarbonizing the grid, wants to show how a large blockchain platform can switch to a zero-carbon footprint.
Crypto finance firm Swipe launches Visa DeFi lending card
Borrowers in the U.S. can now get funds with a DeFi-powered Visa card by Swipe.
RSK announces enterprise spin-off to focus on blockchain integration tools
A new enterprise initiative launched by IOVLabs, the company behind the RSK Bitcoin sidechain, seeks to simplify blockchain development for governments and enterprises.