Tag: blockchain bites

Jan 14 2021

Blockchain Bites: OCC’s Head Stepping Down, Anchorage to Become First National ‘Digital Asset Bank’

Brian Brooks finalized the controversial Fair Access to Banking rule in what could be his last act in office.

Jan 13 2021

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Trades Sideways as US Inflation Is Muted

Jan 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin blockchain bites news newsletters

The line of sight on U.S. inflation is anything but clear after the Labor Department reports the CPI's smallest yearly gain since 2015. So what does it mean for bitcoin?

Jan 12 2021

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Rebounds, Addresses Above 2017 Peak, Sci-Hub Decentralizes

Jan 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Content moderation decisions from Amazon, Shopify and Twitter following the Capitol riots in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 have put efforts to “decentralize” the web into sharp relief.

Jan 11 2021

Blockchain Bites: Crypto Market Cap Drops Below $1T as Dollar Gains

Jan 11 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Also: Bakkt will go public through a SPAC merger, JPMorgan weighs in on a bitcoin ETF and Dan Larimer is leaving EOS-incubator Block.one.

Jan 08 2021

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin’s Rich List, Coinbase’s Latest Acquisition

Jan 08 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Also: Grayscale reports an a rise in participation from pensions while Ripple's Garlinghouse reveals he attempted to settle charges with the SEC ahead of its XRP suit.

Jan 07 2021

Blockchain Bites: Sustainability and Uncertainty as Crypto Crosses $1T Benchmark

Jan 07 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Amid political chaos and global uncertainty, one bitcoin is now worth more than $39,000 as the value of all cryptos passes $1 trillion.

Jan 06 2021

Kimchi Spreads, ‘Rat Poison,’ Shape Shifts: What You Need to Know in Crypto Today

Jan 06 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Bitcoin hit a fresh all-time high above $35,000 while former Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler lost her U.S. Senate seat.

Jan 05 2021

Blockchain Bites: JPMorgan’s $146K BTC Target, Crypto Responds to US Treasury’s Proposed Wallet Rule

Jan 05 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

PLUS: The OCC's green light for banks to use stablecoins, Brazil's booming crypto sector and the bitcoin mining machine supply crunch.

Jan 04 2021

Blockchain Bites: $10B in Bitcoin Futures, Price Wobbles and Liquidations

Jan 04 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

A correction in bitcoin's price (from all-time highs) led to $1 billion in liquidated options positions. Ukraine announced a Stellar-based CBDC experiment and a much-awaited Ethereum layer 2 set a tentative launch date.

Dec 18 2020

Blockchain Bites: The Fight for Private, Digital Cash

Dec 18 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Coinbase send IPO smoke signals. FinCEN wants crypto experts. Bitcoin is still above $20K.

Dec 17 2020

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Moons, Crypto Orbits, Celebrities Struck by NFTs

Dec 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Also: Paxos' $142 million Series C, Amex' FalconX investment and Core Scientific's massive ASIC purchase.

Dec 16 2020

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Crushes All-Time High, Surges Above $20K; ‘Free Ross’ Movement Gains Trump’s Ear

Bitcoin is trading above $20,000, Ruffer confirmed its 45,000 BTC allocation and President Trump is weighing a pardon for Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht.

Dec 15 2020

Blockchain Bites: Pornhub’s Privacy Predicament, Argentina’s Crypto Boom, Israel’s DeFi Darlings

Dec 15 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters pornhub

Cryptocurrency is now, by default, the only form of payment Pornhub accepts, while new KYC rules raise difficult questions about privacy and data protection.

Dec 14 2020

Blockchain Bites: Google Goes Down, Nexus CEO and US Treasury Get Hacked

Dec 14 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites fincen news newsletters

Yearn continues to rapidly expand through acquisitions, leading some to call it the Amazon of DeFi. While a U.S. Treasury hack serves as a reminder of the amount of financial data in circulation.

Dec 11 2020

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Whales Throwing Their Weight Around, Virgil Griffith’s Rights

Dec 11 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

There are more bitcoin "whales" than ever, and new data shows how they drive market movements.

Dec 10 2020

Blockchain Bites: Paxos’ Banking Play, France’s KYC Terreur, FinCEN’s Personal Data Honeypot

Dec 10 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

U.S. lawmakers are asking the nation's financial guardians to clarify crypto custodianship while France wages war on anonymity.

Dec 09 2020

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Shorts In, MicroStrategy Stock Downgraded, Bitwise Index Trades

Dec 09 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Bitcoin’s options market has flipped bearish for the short term while Citi analysts downgrade MicroStrategy's stock.

Dec 08 2020

Blockchain Bites: Square’s Green Bitcoin Pledge, $15B AUM in Crypto Funds

Dec 08 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Crypto markets are trading sideways, while Spain's second-largest bank is reportedly planning a leap into the digital asset industry.

Dec 07 2020

Blockchain Bites: $187M Blockchain Bond, $522M BTC Mining Revenue and ‘Ethereum-First’ Institutional Investors

Dec 07 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Singapore is funding blockchain R&D. Germany's second-largest stock exchange's crypto app saw $1.21 billion in trading volumes this year. Grayscale is seeing a growing number of "Ethereum-first" institutional buyers.

Dec 04 2020

Blockchain Bites: Price Point! Bitcoin at $50K? $60K? $318K?

Dec 04 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Traders have begun unwrapping tokenized bitcoins. The U.S. Treasury Department will keep a vigilant eye on digital innovations. And trading volumes on OKEx have plummeted.

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