Danny Nelson

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Dec 02 2020

Institutional Bitcoin Shop NYDIG Raises $150M for Twin Crypto Funds

New York Digital Investments Group (NYDIG) raised $150 million for two new funds to invest in cryptocurrencies, a move that underscores the one-stop crypto shop's skyrocketing clout on the institutional bitcoin scene. As revealed in two U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, NYDIG Digital Assets Fund I raised $50 million from institutional investors while NYDIG […]

Dec 01 2020

Hackers Using Monero Mining Malware as Decoy, Warns Microsoft

Dec 01 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crypto mining microsoft monero news tech

Crypto-jacking is giving nation-state hackers a decoy for their more malicious attacks, Microsoft cautioned in a report.

Nov 26 2020

Coinbase CEO: Trump Administration May ‘Rush Out’ Burdensome Crypto Wallet Rules

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong publicly voiced concern that the outgoing Trump Administration may ram through onerous new data-collection requirements for crypto exchanges.

Nov 25 2020

Galaxy Digital Bitcoin Funds Raise $59M as Institutional Cash Flows In

Nov 25 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin funds business galaxy digital news

Galaxy Digital's institutional bitcoin fund raised an average of $1.6 million from its 33 unnamed investors.

Libra Association Taps Saumya Bhavsar as General Counsel for Payments Subsidiary

Bhavsar joins the Libra Association after 25 years in public and private sector banking regulation roles.

Square Agrees to Buy Credit Karma’s Tax Preparation Service for $50M

Nov 25 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business credit karma crypto taxes intuit news

Cash App will make the DIY tax-prep software available for free to its 30 million monthly users.

Nov 24 2020

Crypto.com Takes Steps Toward Financial Licensure in Malta

The Hong Kong-based crypto firm received preliminary approval from the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) for two financial licenses.

Nov 23 2020

PayPal CEO Schulman Say He’s Bullish on Bitcoin as a Currency

Schulman spoke the fall of cash, the rise of bitcoin, and the institutional traders taking note.

Nov 20 2020

MicroStrategy Wants to Be in the Bitcoin Business, Not Just an Investor

MicroStrategy executives are on the hunt for blockchain experts who could help the publicly traded firm build a suite of bitcoin data services.

German Finance Minister Says He Does Not Support Private Cryptos: Report

Nov 20 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  germany libra news policy & regulation

Olaf Scholz said banks need to adapt for a digital world but seemed to rule out private digital currencies from that future.

Nov 19 2020

Texas Financial Regulators Crack Down on 15 Alleged Crypto Scams

Many of the alleged crypto scams had a common tactic: savvy social media posts to draw victims in.

Travel Tech Firm Monaker Group Eyes Regulated Thai ICO Market

Nov 19 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  ico news thailand travel

Monaker Group, which builds booking platforms for the travel industry, is venturing into tokenized assets with the indirect acquisition of Thailand's Longroot initial coin offering (ICO) portal. The Nasdaq traded company took an "indirect controlling stake" in the entity that owns Longroot on Thursday, one day after buying up a third of Longroot minority shareholder […]

US Is Debating Risk vs. Liability for New Crypto Tax Rules

Nov 19 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crypto taxes news policy & regulation

Treasury department officials are wrangling with how to focus a coming set of crypto tax rules.

Helium Wireless Network Approves New Hard Cap for HNT Token Emissions

Nov 19 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  decentralized web helium iot news tech

Adding a token hard-cap and introducing "halvenings" will make HNT tokenomics easier to understand, say project contributors.

Nov 18 2020

Promoters of Rapper TI’s 2017 ICO Ordered to Pay $103K Penalty

The associates are also barred from selling digital securities for five years.

Binance Sues Forbes for Defamation Over ‘Tai Chi’ Document Leak

Nov 18 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  binance business forbes lawsuits news

Binance sued Forbes for defamation Wednesday over a story last month that purported to reveal regulatory evasion tactics.

‘Not My Cup of Tea’: Jamie Dimon Is Still Not a Bitcoin Fan

Nov 18 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  jamie dimon jpmorgan news

The JPMorgan Chase CEO said its only a matter of time before the government moves to regulate bitcoin.

Nov 17 2020

ConsenSys Acquires Blockchain Developer Toolmaker Truffle Suite

Nov 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  acquisitions business consensys ethereum truffle

ConsenSys is adding dapp development platform Truffle Suite back to its lineup of wholly owned Ethereum tools.

Robinhood Gearing Up for Potential IPO in Early 2021: Report

Nov 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business news robinhood

Robinhood is looking for a banking team to partner in an IPO that could come next year.

This $29B Asset Advisory Is Giving Wealth Managers and Clients a Bitcoin On-Ramp

Nov 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business eaglebrook investing news

Mariner Wealth Advisors has tapped crypto firm Eaglebrook for its new bitcoin allocation engine.

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