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Private Firms Can Boost Central Bank Digital Currencies, IMF Official Says

Synthetic CBDCs could let the private sector manage digital currencies backed by central banks, says the IMF's Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli.

Tue, 26 May 2020 21:30:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Can’t Stick to $9,000 While Stocks Rally

While bitcoin has been trending lower, Tuesday’s big winner in the markets are equities.

Tue, 26 May 2020 21:06:31 +0000 by CoinDesk

IMF Predicts Banks Will Struggle at Least 5 More Years After Global Economy Recovers

[IMF Predicts Banks Will Struggle At Least 5 More Years After Global Economy Recovers]The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that banks will struggle to generate profits at least five years after the global economy recovers from the coronavirus-led economic crisis.

Tue, 26 May 2020 20:05:25 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Deglobalization and Other Narrative Violations, Feat. Geoff Lewis

In a world where conventional wisdom has never been more up for grabs, one VC explains why there is opportunity in alternative narratives.

Tue, 26 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

Look to Design, Not Laws, to Protect Privacy in the Surveillance Age

In the smart home era, we need to take privacy protection into our own hands, says the co-founder of IoTeX.

Tue, 26 May 2020 18:31:41 +0000 by CoinDesk

Polkadot Goes Live as Web3 Foundation Pushes Prospective Mainnet

Polkadot is now live, following the launch of its first “chain candidate” (CC1).

Tue, 26 May 2020 18:30:12 +0000 by CoinDesk

Blockchain Bites: Facebook’s Calibra Facelift and Tencent’s ‘New Infrastructure’ Investments

Facebook's digital wallet subsidiary has rebranded as Novi while a series of bitcoin transactions cast doubt on Craig Wright's claims.

Tue, 26 May 2020 17:33:41 +0000 by CoinDesk

Swiss Government Rejects $103 Million Bailout for Crypto Companies Battered by Coronavirus

[Swiss Government Rejects $103 Million Bailout for Crypto Companies Battered by Coronavirus]Switzerland’s government has rejected a 100 million franc ($103 million) bailout for local cryptocurrency companies battered by the coronavirus economy, local media reported.

Tue, 26 May 2020 17:01:08 +0000 by Bitcoin News

To See Libra’s Potential, Look at the Philippines, Not the US

Some have written off Libra as a watered-down project.

Tue, 26 May 2020 16:08:32 +0000 by CoinDesk

Bitcoin News Roundup for May 26, 2020

Remember that time you claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto?

Tue, 26 May 2020 16:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

ErisX Releases API for Bulk Trading of Bitcoin, Ether

ErisX has released a block trading API for futures contracts and spot market trades to help large traders.

Tue, 26 May 2020 15:27:53 +0000 by CoinDesk

India’s Central Bank Removes Lingering Confusion Over Banking for Crypto Firms

India's commercial banks can indeed provide banking services to traders and firms dealing in cryptocurrencies, the RBI has clarified.

Tue, 26 May 2020 14:32:49 +0000 by CoinDesk

Facebook’s Calibra Rebrands to Novi, Details Wallet Tie-Up With WhatsApp

In the run-up to launch, libra's digital wallet subsidiary has been given a new look and a new name: Novi, which means "new way."

Tue, 26 May 2020 14:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

Despite Trust Model Debates, Ethereum Is Bitcoin’s Largest Sidechain by Total Value Locked

[Despite Trust Model Debates, Ethereum Is Bitcoins Largest Sidechain by Total Value Locked]The Ethereum network now has more bitcoin held in reserves than the Lightning Network, according to onchain statistics.

Tue, 26 May 2020 13:45:13 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Bitwage Rolls Out Bitcoin 401(k) Plan With Help From Gemini

The crypto payroll provider claims its "world's first" bitcoin 401(k) plan can help U.S.

Tue, 26 May 2020 13:09:33 +0000 by CoinDesk

BitAmp – The Next New Open Source Wallet

[BitAmp - The Next New Open Source Wallet]With the recent rise of Bitcoin prices and the Bitcoin halvening, new entrants into the cryptocurrency field may wonder where they can self-custody their Bitcoin in the most secure way.

Tue, 26 May 2020 13:00:31 +0000 by Bitcoin News

First Mover: Bitcoin Could Get a Boost From Central Bank Digital Currencies

CBDCs might seem to be anathema to the mission statement of bitcoin, but they may prove to be a valuable on-ramp for new investors.

Tue, 26 May 2020 12:17:46 +0000 by CoinDesk

Bitcoin Bounce Stalls at $9K Amid 2% Rise in S&P 500 Futures

Bitcoin briefly crossed back above $9,000 earlier on Tuesday amid signs of an improved risk appetite in the traditional markets.

Tue, 26 May 2020 11:41:50 +0000 by CoinDesk

VideoCoin Adds Cash Payments and Rewards in Bid to Take On AWS

Halsey Minor’s VideoCoin platform launches Wednesday with fiat payment rails that aim to move the project beyond the limited sphere of crypto.

Tue, 26 May 2020 11:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

Tencent Is Pouring $70B Into New Tech Including Blockchain

The web giant is earmarking funding for emerging technologies as it seeks to grow after the COVID-19 epidemic.

Tue, 26 May 2020 10:33:44 +0000 by CoinDesk

RBI Confirms No Ban on Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Businesses or Traders in India

[RBI Confirms No Ban on Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Businesses or Traders]India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has confirmed that there is no longer any banking ban on crypto exchanges, companies, or traders.

Tue, 26 May 2020 10:15:51 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Thailand Turns to Blockchain to Boost Renewable Energy Push

A Thailand public-private joint venture has inked a deal with blockchain startup Power Ledger to encourage renewables trading and uptake.

Tue, 26 May 2020 08:38:44 +0000 by CoinDesk

Indian Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Raises $2.5M From Polychain Capital, Coinbase Ventures

India's largest crypto exchange, CoinDCX, has secured a $2.5 million strategic investment led by Polychain Capital with support from Coinbase Ventures.

Tue, 26 May 2020 05:33:21 +0000 by CoinDesk

Goldman Sachs Hosting Bitcoin Call as Institutional Interest in Cryptocurrency Surges

[Goldman Sachs Hosting Bitcoin Call as Institutional Interest in Cryptocurrency Surges]As interest in cryptocurrency grows among institutional investors, global investment banks, like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, are reexamining their views about bitcoin.

Tue, 26 May 2020 01:35:42 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Eight Countries That Don’t Tax Your Bitcoin Gains

[Eight Countries That Dont Tax Your Bitcoin Gains]As world governments push through legislation to levy taxes on capital gains from bitcoin (BTC) transactions, seeking to earn more from an asset class that frowns on regulatory oversight, there are still a few countries that remain pro-crypto, allowing investors to buy, sell or hold digital assets at zero taxes.

Mon, 25 May 2020 22:40:08 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Over a Hundred 10-Year-Old Bitcoin Addresses Signed: Message Calls ‘Craig Wright a Fraud’ 

[Over a Hundred 10-Year-Old Bitcoin Addresses Signed: Message Calls Craig Wright a Fraud ]Not too long ago, reported on Craig Wright’s recently submitted bitcoin address list that contained at least three spent blocks.

Mon, 25 May 2020 17:20:02 +0000 by Bitcoin News

BigONE Exchange Unveils Star Program

[BigONE Exchange Unveils Star Program]BigONE, one of the world’s safest cryptocurrency trading platforms, is excited to launch its new Star Program, a referral system that comes with a advanced backend platform that allows BigONE Star members to track the detail of every user they referred to BigONE, not to mention a decent trading fee rebate along with high commission […] The post BigONE Exchange Unveils Star Program appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Mon, 25 May 2020 16:30:23 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Zcash’s First Halving May Solve Its Inflation Problem

Zcash is due for its first mining reward halving later this year.

Mon, 25 May 2020 16:20:14 +0000 by CoinDesk

Bitcoin Cash Tokenization Bolstered by the Creation of an SLP Foundation

[Bitcoin Cash Tokenization Bolstered by the Creation of an SLP Foundation]On Monday, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters were introduced to a Simple Ledger Protocol alliance called the SLP Foundation.

Mon, 25 May 2020 14:50:09 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Craig Wright Called ‘Fraud’ in Message Signed With Bitcoin Addresses He Claims to Own

Bitcoin keys from coins Wright claims to own were used to sign a message calling him a "fraud."

Mon, 25 May 2020 14:44:14 +0000 by CoinDesk