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The creators of the Tendermint-based Terra suite of stablecoins are opening a fund to foster its tokens’ usage anywhere people are doing decentralized finance (DeFi) – and that primarily means Ethereum. Announced Thursday, Terraform Labs has launched a $10 million fund, Terraform Capital, to drive integrations of either its dollar-pegged stablecoin, TerraUSD (UST), or its
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The new military government in Myanmar has reportedly ordered telecommunications companies to temporarily block access to Facebook citing the platform is a threat to the restoration of stability in the country, as part of a broader effort to restrict internet access following a coup last month.  The nonprofit internet shutdown tracker NetBlocks confirmed that access
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Could GameStop-style short-selling speculation show up in China’s stock market?  Last week’s market frenzy in the U.S. may have inspired China’s crypto community to make more bets ondogecoin (DOGE) and bitcoin (BTC), but even the boldest traders are unlikely to try stirring up that kind of short-selling speculation in Chinese stocks. “The Chinese financial regulators
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday charged three associates of defunct crypto firm Bitcoiin2Gen with defrauding investors of $11.4 million through the 2018 B2G token offering infamously peddled by actor Steven Seagal. Bitcoiin2Gen and Start Options founder Kristijan Krstic and company promoter John DeMarr allegedly violated federal securities laws during the 2018
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Bitcoin is taking a break, staying in a tight trading range with lower than average volume compared to the past month. Meanwhile, alternative cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance are stealing the spotlight. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $33,782 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 2.5% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $32,341-$34,715 (CoinDesk
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Mark Cuban the billionaire owner of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks, informed old-school investors that Reddit WallStreetBets (WSB) traders, who he dubbed “the store of value generation,” are “kicking your ass.” In a blog post published Sunday, Cuban said that watching the situation with the WSB traders unfold he believes they are applying the
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India’s cryptocurrency investors were caught off-guard and left confused after news broke Friday that the country’s Parliament will be considering a government-backed bill that would ban “private” cryptocurrencies. Given the ruling party controls both houses of Parliament, the bill’s chances of becoming law are good. The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2021
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On this episode of the ‘On Purpose’ podcast, independent registered investment advisor Tyrone Ross digs into the thorny topic of bitcoin and digital assets through the lens of your average financial advisor. As Tesla CEO Elon Musk adds “bitcoin” to his twitter biography and markets swing massively from bearish to bullish, what’s a financial advisor
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In this episode, Anna Baydakova, Tanzeel Akhtar and Danny Nelson discuss what the GameStop stock market chaos can teach crypto, why the Bank of International Settlements is pitching central bank digital currencies (CBDC) instead of crypto, and the privacy concerns around China’s digital yuan. The big story for the week involves the Reddit-based trading community
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Right now, blockchains communicate via tacked-on solutions (state channels, sidechains, swaps, bridges and so on). With the Stargate update to Cosmos on Feb. 18, the tools for native blockchain interoperability will be live on mainnet.  “This is a long-awaited release for many Cosmos-based projects out there,” Band Protocol’s Kevin Lu told CoinDesk via email. “For
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MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor pledged to keep pouring the business intelligence company’s excess cash into bitcoin Thursday, telling investors his team will also “explore various approaches” for additional buys. “Going forward, we continue to plan to hold our bitcoin and invest additional excess cash flows in bitcoin. Additionally, we will explore various approaches to acquire
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Farmers struggling amid Argentina’s hyperinflation and the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic may soon find relief through the tokenization of agricultural assets using blockchain technology. According to a press release on Thursday, blockchain infrastructure provider CoreLedger and soon-to-launch peer-to-peer marketplace Abakus are aiming to create a digital barter economy within the country. CoreLedger’s technology
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Anthony Pompliano, the popular crypto evangelist and partner at Morgan Creek Digital, is launching a blockchain-focused jobs board, with backing from Gemini, Coinbase and BlockFi.  Announced Wednesday, PompCryptoJobs went live with over 100 open crypto positions advertised by its three launch partners.  Pompliano – known simply as “Pomp” in the crypto world – is planning
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