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Crypto Mining Giant Canaan Partners With Blockchain Firm Northern Data
Two major players in the global blockchain industry have signed a strategic partnership to pool together their technological and operational achievements.
Korean ICO Contents Protocol Shuts Down, Will Return $7.5M to Holders
The South Korean initial coin offering project Contents Protocol will return 26,877 Ether to holders of its CPT token.
Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindra and Local Gov't Launch Blockchain Accelerator
Tech Mahindra, the IT subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group, is launching a blockchain accelerator together with the government of the southern state of Telangana.
Data shows investors bought huge amounts of Ethereum this week, sparking joy for rally
Throughout the past month, Ethereum has outperformed most major cryptocurrencies to become one of the best-performing assets amidst a strong bitcoin upsurge.
Crypto Industry Lauds Token Safe Harbor, But Warns of Risks
IT'S A START: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce's safe harbor proposal is receiving measured praise.
DeCurret Partners with KDDI to Test Digital Currency
As the origin of cryptocurrency, Japan often leads the way when it comes to joint projects between companies in different fields, united by their desire to lead the pack in innovation.
IRS Invites Cryptocurrency Advocates to March Summit
With the 2019 tax season upon us, the IRS is leaving nothing off the table.
PoB Transactions on Cross-Carrier Payment System Successful
The Carrier Blockchain Study Group Consortium is one such collaboration doing just that.
The U.S. government's approach to crypto regulations hinges entirely on the 2020 election
The United States government underneath President Trump has taken an aggressive approach to the crypto markets, with the President himself claiming that he is "Not a fan of" Bitcoin, while the Treasury secretary claimed that the lack of regulations surrounding the nascent technology constitutes a "National security" issue.
Samsung Continues Support for Crypto with New Flagship Smartphone
Samsung Electronics' newly launched Galaxy smartphone will come with the same crypto storage facilities found on previous models.
Stellar's Jed McCaleb Says His XRP Sell-Off Won't Disrupt Crypto Market
A recent Medium post from blockchain monitor Whale Alert showed that Stellar CTO Jed McCaleb sold off more than 1 billion XRP between 2014 and 2019.
How Cryptocurrency Trading Has Evolved in Recent Years
In the early days of blockchain, cryptocurrency trading was seen by many as merely exchanging a few dollars for Bitcoins.
The Law Enforcement's Guide to Policing Crypto Cybercrimes
Cointelegraph found out what methods are used to combat the most sophisticated cryptocurrency cybercrimes at the international level and whether they produce positive results.
Cardano sees huge YTD network activity growth
The Cardano network has seen its network activity steadily rise this year, with metrics such as the number of daily active addresses, the total number of addresses, and the number of transactions all going up.
Flash Loan Attacks: Is It Exploitation Season for DeFi?
Are two recent attacks taking advantage of "Flash loans," low liquidity and price oracle issues the first of more to come?
The IRS Is Inviting Crypto Firms to a 'Summit' in DC Next Month
The Internal Revenue Service has invited a number of undisclosed crypto startups to a summit on March 3 to discuss its existing approach to taxing cryptocurrencies as well as enforcement efforts, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by CoinDesk.
Is Bloomberg Looking to Take Yang's Spot as the Crypto-Friendly Candidate?
Former New York mayor and present-day Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg seems to be snuggling up to the crypto community.
Trump's Proposed Budget Snubs Blockchain, Crypto in Crosshairs of Security Service
Earlier this week, the word "Cryptocurrency" made it to the text of one of the United States government's most consequential strategic documents: the Trump administration's budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year.
European Space Agency Funds Blockchain Project Recording Satellite Data
While Bitcoin might not be ready for the moon yet, its underlying technology of blockchain is being increasingly adopted in space.
Crypto Hedge Funds See Best January on Record
Crypto hedge funds that make up Eurekahedge's index of crypto hedge funds have experienced a 21.15% return in January 2020.Eurekahedge Crypto-Currency Hedge Fund Index.
Cloud Giant Microsoft Azure Embraces Commercial Blockchain
Lition, a commercial blockchain, announced on Feb. 18 that Microsoft has officially brought Lition blockchain solution to its Azure cloud marketplace.
BitGo Gains Entry to Digital Securities World Through Acquisition of Harbor
Digital asset custodial company BitGo recently unveiled its purchase of Harbor, an online platform for digitized securities.
Bitcoin races towards $10,000 as analysts eye a move to fresh 2020 highs
Bitcoin and the aggregated crypto markets have been experiencing some intense turbulence over the past few days, with BTC's recent drop below $10,000 halting the parabolic uptrends seen by many major altcoins.
Craig Wright now claims Bitcoin is his intellectual property
Craig Wright claimed that Bitcoin is his intellectual property and that all of those that infringed on it are about to be legally prosecuted.
Crypto Firms Should Get Behind Peirce's Safe Harbor Proposal, Even if It's Unlikely to Become Law
Addison Yang is a regulatory consultant at Luminous Group, where Van Cleef is also CEO. Peirce's CoinDesk op-ed about the safe harbor proposal is here.
Crypto News Roundup for Feb. 18, 2020
With the price of bitcoin breaking below last week's critical resistance, Markets Daily is back with another time-saving news roundup.
BitGo Acquires Harbor in Surprise Expansion Beyond Crypto Custody
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: "As we build the market infrastructure for crypto there's a lot of pieces to put together," says BitGo CEO Mike Belshe.
A Safer Harbor: Improving Hester Peirce's Proposal for Regulating Token Sales
In February, Commissioner Hester Peirce proposed a new safe harbor which, if passed into a formal rule, would radically change the legal terrain for sellers of crypto tokens in the United States.
CoinDesk's New Opinion Section: The Future of the Financial System Is Up for Debate
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.
Bank of Korea Seeks to Deploy Blockchain in Bond Market: Report
Global central banks are increasingly looking at blockchain technology as a tool to make interbanking processes more efficient and transparent.
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