Category: Blockchain Bites

Blockchain Bites: BlockRock Exec Says Bitcoin Is ‘Here to Stay,’ Investors Load Into BTC Puts

Blockchain Bites: BlockRock Exec Says Bitcoin Is ‘Here to Stay,’ Investors Load Into BTC Puts

Nov 20, 2020 at 5:45 p.m. UTC Blockchain Bites: BlockRock Exec Says Bitcoin Is ‘Here to Stay,’ Investors Load Into BTC Puts Major bitcoin miners are signaling their support for the network’s Taproot upgrade. Institutional buyers are loading up on BTC puts, Deribit analysts say. Goldman Sachs thinks the  “digital yuan” could be in a […]

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Blockchain Bites: Bankrupted Cred’s Missing Millions, Bitcoin Miners’ Quarterly Losses and More

Blockchain Bites: Bankrupted Cred’s Missing Millions, Bitcoin Miners’ Quarterly Losses and More

Nov 13, 2020 at 5:55 p.m. UTC Blockchain Bites: Bankrupted Cred’s Missing Millions, Bitcoin Miners’ Quarterly Losses and More Crypto lender Cred’s bankruptcy is more than it appears. Two publicly traded bitcoin mining firms reported this week: Neither are profitable. ECB President Christine Lagarde has a “hunch” about the digital euro.  Top shelf Chapter…12?Cred’s Chapter […]

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Blockchain Bites: Buterin’s Stake, Google’s Bitcoin Searches, Square’s Bustling BTC Business

Blockchain Bites: Buterin’s Stake, Google’s Bitcoin Searches, Square’s Bustling BTC Business

Nov 6, 2020 at 17:28 UTCUpdated Nov 6, 2020 at 18:21 UTC Vitalik Buterin at Ethereal Summit (Ali Powell/CoinDesk) Blockchain Bites: Buterin’s Stake, Google’s Bitcoin Searches, Square’s Bustling BTC Business Cash App generated over $1 billion in bitcoin revenues for Square in Q3. Vitalik Buterin sent 3,200 ETH to Ethereum 2.0’s deposit contract. Google search […]

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Blockchain Bites: Ripple’s MoneyGram Pump, OKEx’s Bitcoin Cash Plan, Bitcoin’s Birthday

Blockchain Bites: Ripple’s MoneyGram Pump, OKEx’s Bitcoin Cash Plan, Bitcoin’s Birthday

Oct 30, 2020 at 16:53 UTCUpdated Oct 30, 2020 at 18:58 UTC Blockchain Bites: Ripple’s MoneyGram Pump, OKEx’s Bitcoin Cash Plan, Bitcoin’s Birthday Ripple has invested over $50 million in remittance firm MoneyGram over the course of the firms’ working relationship. Forbes published an investigation detailing the byzantine corporate structure Binance may have created to […]

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Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Miners’ Slim Margins, ConsenSys’ Latest CBDC Pilot, a16z’ Power Hire

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Miners’ Slim Margins, ConsenSys’ Latest CBDC Pilot, a16z’ Power Hire

Oct 28, 2020 at 16:05 UTC Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Miners’ Slim Margins, ConsenSys’ Latest CBDC Pilot, a16z’ Power Hire Bitcoin’s hashrate is soaring. Ethereum incubator ConsenSys has signed on to another CBDC pilot. JPMorgan unveiled a revamped interbank transfer blockchain network that could challenge SWIFT. Top shelf Lower profitsBitcoin mining profitability is at all-time lows […]

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Blockchain Bites: China’s Tether Crackdown, CME’s Bustling Bitcoin Markets, Kin’s ‘Active Development’

Blockchain Bites: China’s Tether Crackdown, CME’s Bustling Bitcoin Markets, Kin’s ‘Active Development’

Oct 23, 2020 at 16:16 UTC Blockchain Bites: China’s Tether Crackdown, CME’s Bustling Bitcoin Markets, Kin’s ‘Active Development’ Chinese officials are cracking down on tether trades. The CME bitcoin futures exchange is heating up, signalling institutional interest. And Kik’s kin token will continue development following a $5 million SEC settlement.  Top shelf Ripple, across the […]

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Blockchain Bites: Hodl Hodl’s No-KYC Bitcoin Lending, Voyager’s Token Merging M&A Deal, Crypto’s Reaction to PayPal

Blockchain Bites: Hodl Hodl’s No-KYC Bitcoin Lending, Voyager’s Token Merging M&A Deal, Crypto’s Reaction to PayPal

Oct 22, 2020 at 16:06 UTC Blockchain Bites: Hodl Hodl’s No-KYC Bitcoin Lending, Voyager’s Token Merging M&A Deal, Crypto’s Reaction to PayPal Hodl Hodl announced a P2P lending service, with no KYC requirements. Ant Group is continuing to research and release blockchain-based services. And what people are saying following PayPal’s crypto market entrance. Top shelf […]

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Blockchain Bites: PayPal’s Play, Mode’s Bitcoin Buy, CoinDesk’s Most Influential Needs Your Vote

Blockchain Bites: PayPal’s Play, Mode’s Bitcoin Buy, CoinDesk’s Most Influential Needs Your Vote

Oct 21, 2020 at 16:06 UTC (Manny Becerra/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk) Blockchain Bites: PayPal’s Play, Mode’s Bitcoin Buy, CoinDesk’s Most Influential Needs Your Vote PayPal merchants will soon accept crypto payments as part of a major push into the “virtual currency marketplace.” The Bahamian central bank unveiled the world’s first CBDC. Kik and the SEC […]

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Blockchain Bites: Filecoin Strike, Bitcoin Fees Fall, Coinbase Censorship

Blockchain Bites: Filecoin Strike, Bitcoin Fees Fall, Coinbase Censorship

Oct 19, 2020 at 16:05 UTC Filecoin creator Juan Benet(CoinDesk archives) Blockchain Bites: Filecoin Strike, Bitcoin Fees Fall, Coinbase Censorship Top shelf Token protestFive of the largest Filecoin miners, which secure that data storage network, have gone on strike, bringing attention to the project’s “unfair” economic model. According to a report by 8btc.com, miners are […]

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