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Bitcoin Price Looks South After Second 13% Drop of 2019
July 17, 2019 11:00 am
Bitcoin logged one of the biggest daily price losses of the year on Tuesday, confirming a short-term bullish-to-bearish trend change.
Coinbase Deposits for UK Users Now Take 10 Days, Must Be Over £1,000
July 17, 2019 10:47 am

Coinbase quiet on motivation for cancelling U.K. Faster Payments support

France’s Financial Watchdog Proposes ‘Voluntary’ Regulatory Framework for Crypto Firms
July 17, 2019 10:30 am
In exchange for regulatory approval, crypto firms can opt to abide by capital, tax, and consumer protection requirements.
40-Strong Blockchain Insurance Group B3i Appoints CEO
July 17, 2019 10:15 am
Insurance industry blockchain group B3i has appointed John Carolin as chief executive officer.
‘Libra Is so Screwed’ — Should Have Used Bitcoin, Says Samson Mow
July 17, 2019 10:15 am

The Swiss group that’s supposed to oversee privacy for Libra says it hasn’t heard from Facebook at all

Bitcoin Network Is Moving $3 Billion Daily, Up 210% Since April
July 17, 2019 9:57 am

Bitcoin’s average transaction volume is topping $3 billion per day, data from crypto analytics site Coinmetrics.io reveals

Tether Stablecoin to Launch on 5th Blockchain
July 17, 2019 9:20 am
The popular and sometimes controversial stablecoin tether (USDT) is to to be added to the algorand blockchain.
‘Pathetic and Corrupt’ — Tim Draper Slams Proposed Bitcoin Ban in India
July 17, 2019 9:16 am

India Bitcoin ban comments by Tim Draper backfire online

France Set to Approve First Crypto Firms Under New Rules This Month
July 17, 2019 9:01 am

France is poised to approve initial coin offerings operators and other crypto businesses with its new regulatory approach to the sector

It’s Not Up to Facebook to Decide What Libra Is, Ex-CFTC Advisor Says
July 17, 2019 8:10 am
Security? Payment token? Utility token? Defining Facebook's Libra won't be easy, and it's not Facebook's call, says Jeff Bandman.
Money Managers Are Paying Big Bucks to Interpret Your Bitcoin Tweets
July 17, 2019 8:00 am

Algorithms that can decode social media market sentiment are making waves in the institutional crypto landscape

Bitcoin Price Below $9.5K Could Spark 80% Parabolic Advance Correction, Trader Warns
July 17, 2019 7:38 am

Crypto markets keep feeling the squeeze amid talk for 80% downturn

Retail Investors Can Now Bet on Bitcoin Hitting $100,000 by 2020
July 17, 2019 7:11 am

U.S.-based regulated crypto derivatives and clearing platform LedgerX is giving retail investors the chance to bet on Bitcoin hitting $100,000 by 2020

Waves Founder Sells Blockchain Startup to Russian Financial Consultant
July 17, 2019 4:00 am
Vostok was developed by the Waves platform team and will work to secure data for GHP’s mining, production, and logistics projects.
Grayscale Investments Report Assets Under Management of $2.7B
July 17, 2019 1:30 am

Grayscale has recorded a tripling of assets under management since past quarter, with a current figure of $2.7 billion

Senator Brown on Libra: ‘A Recipe for More Corporate Power Over Markets’
July 17, 2019 1:20 am

Senator Brown discussed concerns about Facebook have too much control over consumer finances following the Senate Banking Hearing on Facebook’s Libra

IBM Triples Number of Blockchain Patents in US Since Last Year
July 17, 2019 12:00 am

IBM has tripled their number of blockchain-related patents in US this year, taking the number one spot

Share Internet Data Launches Banking App in Tandem With LDJ Capital
July 16, 2019 10:55 pm

Internet crowdsourcing company Share Internet Data has launched a banking app in an effort to provide free service to the unbanked

Bitcoin Below $10,000, Down 26.6% in 7 Days: What Caused the Pullback?
July 16, 2019 10:40 pm

Bitcoin drops below $10,000 in an abrupt pullback. What are the factors behind the drop? Analysts discuss where the market is heading and the factors of the drop

Polkadot Introduces Its Experimental Version Dubbed ‘Kusama’
July 16, 2019 9:50 pm

Polkadot presents an early experimental version of the protocol called Kusama, designed for real economic conditions

US Rep. Kevin McCarthy Praises Bitcoin while Criticizing Libra
July 16, 2019 9:15 pm

Praise towards Bitcoin and heavy criticism towards Facebook’s Libra stablecoin from United States House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Bitcoin Noticeably Absent From Senate Hearing on Facebook’s Libra
July 16, 2019 8:15 pm
For a panel about a proposed cryptocurrency, Tuesday's Senate Facebook hearing was light on actual crypto talk.
Cuba Libra? Island Nation Slowly Explores Cryptocurrency Options
July 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Cuba highlights the difference between bitcoin and corporate token projects like Facebook's Libra.
Bitpoint Hack Shows That Regulators’ Scrutiny Does Not Equal Safety
July 16, 2019 7:23 pm

Bitpoint CEO told Cointelegraph that users will be compensated — learn more in our report on the recent hack

Report: Global Blockchain in Healthcare to Reach $1.7 billion by 2026
July 16, 2019 7:20 pm

Consulting services firm Acumen Research and Consulting has forecast that the global blockchain in healthcare market will reach over $1.7 billion by 2026

Venezuelan Investors File Lawsuit With US Court in Connection With $30M Crypto Fraud
July 16, 2019 7:16 pm

Seven Venezuelans claim to have been lured into a $30 million Ponzi scheme with a cryptocurrency pegged to diamonds

Post-Hearing: Ranking Senate Committee Members Discuss Regulations
July 16, 2019 6:54 pm

Senate Banking Committee members discussed regulation of big tech companies in a press conference following today’s Libra hearings

German Finance Minister: Facebook Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Compete With the Euro
July 16, 2019 6:00 pm
“The issuance of a currency does not belong in the hands of a private company," according to Germany's finance minister.
Facebook Stresses Libra’s Compliance With FinCEN at Senate Hearing
July 16, 2019 5:44 pm

David Marcus reiterated Facebook’s commitment to FinCEN in a hearing on Facebook’s Libra today

Bitcoin Dips Below $10,000 for the Second Time in July
July 16, 2019 5:35 pm

Bitcoin dipped below the $10,000 threshold for the second time in July following a hearing on Facebook’s Libra crypto project

‘Expect Chaos’: Polkadot to Launch Experimental Kusama Network This Summer
July 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Polkadot will be launching an experimental "canary network" called Kusama for early application testing and development.
R3 to Support a Startup-Focused Stock Exchange in Brazil
July 16, 2019 4:15 pm

R3 has partnered with Brazil-based fintech firm Banco Maré to launch a stock exchange that lists shares of tech startups

US Senators Grill Facebook on Privacy, Trust Issues in Libra Hearing
July 16, 2019 3:57 pm

U.S. senators expressed their concerns over data privacy and trust issues in a hearing on Facebook’s Libra today

WATCH: Breaking Down the Libra Hearings
July 16, 2019 3:55 pm
CoinDesk LIVE presents opinions and commentary on Libra's hard road ahead. Join six experts and our own editors for a detailed discussion of the future of Mark Zuckerberg's cryptocurrency.
Facebook’s Marcus Says He’d Accept 100% of His Pay in Libra
July 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Facebook blockchain exec David Marcus told lawmakers he would be willing to accept 100 percent of his salary in Libra.
Libra Vs. US Congress: All There Is to Know Ahead of Hearings
July 16, 2019 2:52 pm

This week is key for Libra, as the U.S. congressional hearings are upon us. Here’s everything you should know about the regulatory pushback Facebook’s been getting

Arthur Hayes on Financial Privacy and the Possibility of BTC Hard Fork
July 16, 2019 2:45 pm

BitMEX’s Arthur Hayes thinks Bitcoin could achieve financial privacy only by a hard fork

Watch the Facebook Libra Hearing Live
July 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Facebook's hearing in front of the U.S. Senate is live online and we will be running commentary all day.
Waves CEO Sells His Stake in Blockchain Spin-Off Vostok
July 16, 2019 1:51 pm

Waves founder and CEO has sold his stake in the firm’s blockchain project Vostok, with GHP Group becoming the sole owner

Tether Accidentally Minted $5 Billion of Its Stablecoins, Then Deleted Them
July 16, 2019 1:42 pm
Stablecoin issuer Tether accidentally created $5 billion-worth of its USDT stablecoin at the weekend, before promptly destroying them again.
World Economic Forum Report: 6 Ways to Evaluate Blockchain Benefits
July 16, 2019 1:03 pm

The World Economic Forum shared with Cointelegraph a newly released guide for the evaluation of the benefits of blockchain applications

Facebook’s Libra Should Be Regulated Like a Security, Says Former CFTC Chair
July 16, 2019 1:00 pm
Former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler believes Facebook's Libra looks – and should be regulated like – a security.
EY Spearheads Blockchain Tracking Platform for German Logistics Firms
July 16, 2019 12:54 pm

An alliance of German logistics firms is working to jointly create a blockchain tracking platform with the guidance of big four auditing firm Ernst & Young

Municipal Crypto Spreading Around the World, From California to Dubai
July 16, 2019 12:39 pm

From Berkeley to Catalonia to Dubai, cities are exploring how to incorporate cryptocurrencies into their governance

Traditional Money Could Be ‘Surpassed’ By E-Money, Stablecoins: IMF Paper
July 16, 2019 12:31 pm
A new IMF paper suggests that cash and bank deposits could be left behind as digital money and fiat-pegged cryptos see greater adoption.
Binance Wants to Open a New Local Exchange in South Korea: Report
July 16, 2019 11:50 am

Binance is in talks with local partners in South Korea for potential launch of a new subsidiary, according to a local report

Hackers Are Turning Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin Into Other Cryptocurrencies
July 16, 2019 11:30 am
Another tranche of stolen funds have hit exchanges and are being exchanged for other cryptos, according to a new analysis.
Key Bitcoin Price Indicator Turns Bearish in First Since December
July 16, 2019 11:00 am
The widely tracked MACD bitcoin price indicator has turned bearish for the first time in seven months.
Binance Eyes Launch of Crypto Exchange in South Korea
July 16, 2019 10:30 am
Binance is "working with local partners" on the launch of a branch in South Korea, CEO Changpeng Zhao has reportedly said.
Crypto Companies Offer Deals to Amazon Prime Day Shoppers
July 16, 2019 10:00 am
These three blockchain firms are offering discounts in honor of the Amazon ecommerce extravaganza.