Month: July 2020

Bitcoin’s price jumped to a fresh 11-month high on Friday, with the options market betting on a sustained bull move.  The put-call open interest ratio looks to have risen from 0.50 to 0.63 this week due to greater selling in put options. With the combination of negative skews and a rising put-call open interest ratio,
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Michael Casey is on vacation this week. The following essay was written by Marc Hochstein, CoinDesk’s Executive Editor. Once I pried into a stranger’s affairs for no good reason at all. This happened almost 20 years ago, but the story offers an important lesson for those shaping the future of money today.  My wife took a
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The Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be interested in Binance’s eponymous blockchain, 132% of ether wallets are in profit and the Bank of Japan is getting serious about CBDC R&D. You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most pivotal stories in blockchain and crypto news, and why they’re significant. You can subscribe to
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With the dollar dropping to its lowest level since May 2018 and a reshuffle in Japan’s central bank, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back. Today’s Bitcoin News: Bitcoin appears on track to register its best July price performance for eight years and confirm a major bullish breakout in the process.  The dollar index dropped to its
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Coinbase is considering listing ampleforth, hedera hashgraph, blockstack and 16 other digital assets in the cryptocurrency exchange’s latest exploratory review. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital
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“Though now evolved in many ways,” Gavin Wood wrote in Ethereum’s 2015 yellow paper, “the key functionality of a blockchain with a Turing-complete language and an effectively unlimited inter-transaction storage capability remains unchanged.” Five years and thousands of bits later, Ethereum is still chugging along as a decentralized platform for self-executing code. And it has
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Five years ago this week, the first general-purpose blockchain went live on mainnet. Ethereum paved the way for a whole new use case for blockchain technology untethered from Bitcoin’s original vision as electronic cash. CoinDesk marked the milestone with a special series of stories, live–streamed conversations and even a pop-up newsletter. These charts first appeared
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Jenny Leung is a blockchain and fintech attorney at Blakemore Fallon PLLC dba Ketsal.  This year, 2020, is the year social media institutions became systemically important.  This term, “systemically important,” typically describes a financial institution whose failure poses a significant threat to the economy and is thus “too big to fail.” Systemically important financial institutions
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Cardano hard forked to its proof-of-stake network, token platform tZERO cut staff and compensation, and a derivatives exchange is looking to list on Nasdaq. You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most pivotal stories in blockchain and crypto news, and why they’re significant. You can subscribe to this and all of CoinDesk’s newsletters here.  Top
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The Jack Dorsey-backed token platform CoinList launched an exchange Thursday aimed at institutional traders.  CoinList Pro, modeled after the incumbent rival, Coinbase Pro, is an exchange tailored to trading and buying the new tokens listed by CoinList clients. CoinList launched some of the trendiest cryptocurrency sales to date for non-U.S. and accredited investors, including offerings
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With the price of bitcoin hovering near recent highs and some wondering whether we’re poised for a pullback, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest news roundup. Bitcoin’s rally looks overstretched, according to a technical indicator, but short-term price consolidation looks more likely than a drop, say analysts. Originally postponed due to the pandemic,
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