Category: Blockchain Bites

Blockchain Bites: Canada Approves Bitcoin ETF, Options Markets Not Pricing for $100K BTC

Blockchain Bites: Canada Approves Bitcoin ETF, Options Markets Not Pricing for $100K BTC

Also: Did the CFTC “pop” the 2017 bitcoin bubble? Former CFTC Chairman Giancarlo thinks bitcoin became an investment-grade asset following the introduction of key financial products. (CoinDesk TV) Feb 12, 2021 at 5:25 p.m. UTC Blockchain Bites: Canada Approves Bitcoin ETF, Options Markets Not Pricing for $100K BTC Editor’s Note: Welcome to the year of […]

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Blockchain Bites: Clearing the Record on Yellen’s Crypto Concerns and the Bitcoin Double-Spend Fracas

Blockchain Bites: Clearing the Record on Yellen’s Crypto Concerns and the Bitcoin Double-Spend Fracas

The efficient market hypothesis butts up against bitcoin’s volatile day while Bitcoiners show solidarity in hosting the white paper. Jan 22, 2021 at 7:08 p.m. UTC Blockchain Bites: Clearing the Record on Yellen’s Crypto Concerns and the Bitcoin Double-Spend Fracas After dropping 13% yesterday, bitcoin is once again on the ascent. Meanwhile, Janet Yellen has […]

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Blockchain Bites: Coinbase Wants to Crowdsource Asset Listings; What’s Up With Tether’s Bank?

Blockchain Bites: Coinbase Wants to Crowdsource Asset Listings; What’s Up With Tether’s Bank?

Deltec invested some clients’ funds in bitcoin, but not Tether’s, the bank confirms. So what exactly is backing tether? (Jason Pofahl/Unsplash) Jan 15, 2021 at 5:46 p.m. UTCUpdated Jan 15, 2021 at 6:27 p.m. UTC Blockchain Bites: Coinbase Wants to Crowdsource Asset Listings; What’s Up With Tether’s Bank? Bitcoin is in the red today, following […]

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

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

Dec 11, 2020 at 5:01 p.m. UTC Virgil Griffith speaks at Consensus: Singapore 2018(CoinDesk archives) Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Whales Throwing Their Weight Around, Virgil Griffith’s Rights There are more bitcoin “whales” than ever, and new data shows how they drive market movements. MassMutual is the latest legacy institution to buy into bitcoin. And the number […]

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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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