Sebastian Sinclair

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Dec 01 2020

Coinbase Brokered MicroStrategy’s $425M Bitcoin Purchase, Companies Reveal

The revelation is a notable public relations win for Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong.

Crypto Wallet Maker Ledger Hires Luxury Brand Exec to Grow Consumer Business

Dec 01 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business hardware wallets hires ledger lvmh

Ledger's new chief experience officer hails from luxury conglomerate LVMH, which owns brands like Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Christian Dior.

Nov 30 2020

Bolivian Cattle Ranch Will Be Tokenized to Open Up Business to Investors

The token is being claimed as the first blockchain-based financial instrument in Switzerland to hold an International Securities Identification Number.

Ethereum Classic Activates Thanos Upgrade, Increasing Access for GPU Miners

Nov 30 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  ethereum classic hard fork miners news tech

The Thanos upgrade is aimed to allow more miner participation and thus increase security.

Pizza Hut Venezuela Now Accepts Crypto Payments

Nov 30 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin business coinflash news payments

The Venezuelan arm of the restaurant chain now accepts dash and bitcoin through CryptoBuyer.

Nov 27 2020

Facebook-Led Libra Plans Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin Launch in January 2021: Report

Nov 27 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  digital payments facebook libra news

Libra might eventually get off the ground as early as January albeit in a more limited format.

Nov 26 2020

OKEx Resumes Withdrawals 5 Weeks After Freeze

Nov 26 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  exchanges markets news okex

The cryptocurrency exchangeis now reopening withdrawals five weeks after services were suspended due to a missing key holder.

Bitcoin Price Drops $1,000 Before Recovering in Sharpest Sell-Off in 3 Weeks

Nov 26 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin markets news prices

Bitcoin fell more than $1000 dollars, it's sharpest decline in almost three weeks, as panic gripped the markets.

Nov 25 2020

Australia and Singapore to Trial ‘Paperless’ Trade Using Blockchain Technology

Nov 25 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  australia blockchain business news singapore

Australia's border agency will trial blockchain solutions aimed at simplifying cross-border trade with Singapore.

Digital Yen Would Make Crypto Markets ‘More Lively,’ Says CEO of Monex Group

Nov 25 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business cbdcs digital yen japan markets

Oki Matsumoto said a central bank digital currency would make it easier to convert cryptocurrency into legal tender.

BIS Paper Says There’s Potential to Embed Regulation Into Stablecoin Systems

The need to regulate global stablecoins like Libra doesn't mean authorities can't embrace innovation, according to according to a BIS working paper.

Nov 24 2020

Gazprombank Switzerland Executes First Bitcoin Trades, Announces Payments Initiative

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin gazprombank markets news swiss bank

As it launches client bitcoin services, the regulated Swiss bank said it is also working on developing a standard for cryptocurrency payments.

Binance to List Options Contracts for Litecoin

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  binance coinflash litecoin markets news

Binance said user demand prompted the new listing.

Australian Investment Group With Billions in AUM Starts Investing in Bitcoin Futures

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  australia bitcoin business investment news

A Pendal Group executive likened bitcoin to a "cockroach" with financial staying power.

Nov 23 2020

Aquaculture Firm Completes Australia’s First IPO Raise Using Cryptocurrency

Nov 23 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  australia business ipos markets news

Almost 90% of West Coast Aquaculture's $3.6 million capital raise was via the stablecoin tether.

CipherTrace Says Homeland Security Work Gave Rise to Monero-Tracking Patent Filings

Nov 23 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  monero news patents policy & regulation privacy

CipherTrace has filed two patent applications it claims offer technologies that could help authorities in tracking monero transactions.

John Lennon’s Son Says Bitcoin ‘Empowers’ People Like Never Before

Nov 23 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin celebrities news people

Sean Ono Lennon praised bitcoin for its ability to help individuals transcend politics and world events.

Nov 20 2020

Players Prefer Cashing Out in Bitcoin Amid Rally, Says Online Poker Giant

Nov 20 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin cryptocurrencies markets news poker

Winning Poker Network said it's having to buy more bitcoin than ever to satisfy payout demand from players.

Morgan Creek CEO Says Bitcoin Doing ‘Extremely Well’ Due to Fed Reserve’s Dollar Devaluation

CEO Mark Yusko said "zombie companies" left the Fed no choice but to devalue the dollar, prompting investors to turn to bitcoin and gold.

Star Xu Surfaces From Detention as OKEx’s Mystery Key Holder Also Returns

Nov 20 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business exchanges news okex star xu

Xu's temporary detention and subsequent release closely coincides with the period that OKEx's unnamed key holder also became unavailable.

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