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Currency ‘Cold War’ Takes Center Stage at Pre-Davos Crypto Confab

Currency ‘Cold War’ Takes Center Stage at Pre-Davos Crypto Confab

ST. MORITZ — The United States may be entering a second Cold War, according to some investors, who seem mildly curious but otherwise unconcerned about the prospect. “It’s a kind of Cold War, but not just for crypto,” said Multicoin Capital’s Beijing-based partner Mable Jiang. “Currency is the leverage.” Jiang said China’s goal is to leverage […]

Winklevoss-Led Gemini Exchange Now Has Its Own Insurance Company

Winklevoss-Led Gemini Exchange Now Has Its Own Insurance Company

Gemini, the crypto exchange founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has created its own insurance company to protect clients against the potential loss of coins from its offline vaults – with a possibly record-breaking $200 million coverage limit. Announced Thursday, the captive insurer will provide coverage for customers of Gemini Custody, the crypto cold storage […]

Crypto Analytics Firm Elliptic to Tell US Congress Privacy Coins Need Stricter AML Rules

Crypto Analytics Firm Elliptic to Tell US Congress Privacy Coins Need Stricter AML Rules

A crypto analytics startup will recommend the U.S. Congress call for more stringent anti-money laundering (AML) enforcement around exchanges facilitating the trade of privacy coins during a hearing on how cryptocurrency is being used in human trafficking. At a Wednesday hearing revisiting landmark legislation passed 20 years ago, the House of Representatives’ Tom Lantos Human Rights […]

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $7,000, Another Retest of Lows Ahead?

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $7,000, Another Retest of Lows Ahead?

After Bitcoin price swept lows right before the Christmas holiday, many crypto traders thought that the bottom was in across the crypto market, and Bitcoin would head into the New Year with renewed bullish momentum. But after days of struggling to breach resistance, the crypto asset has now fallen below $7,000 once again and is at risk […]

2019: The Year Washington, Silicon Valley and Beijing Faced Off Over Crypto

2019: The Year Washington, Silicon Valley and Beijing Faced Off Over Crypto

2019 has been a historic year for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.  Global state leaders such as President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and the President of the United States Donald Trump have made public statements addressing the dynamics of this revolutionary tech. Traditional tech companies such as messaging app giant Telegram and social media giant Facebook have made bold promises […]

What a Schwab-TD Ameritrade Merger Would Mean for Crypto

What a Schwab-TD Ameritrade Merger Would Mean for Crypto

Update (Nov. 26, 01:30 UTC): Schwab has officially announced a deal to buy TD Ameritrade for $26 billion in stock, confirming last week’s press reports. An acquisition of TD Ameritrade by Charles Schwab would change the landscape of the traditional brokerage industry – and it may have implications for the ongoing mainstreaming of cryptocurrency trading. The companies are […]

The Case for a Bitcoin ETF

The Case for a Bitcoin ETF

The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. Issuers have submitted proposal after proposal for a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF), and the SEC has delayed or rejected each one. It’s time, however, to ask why and […]

Bitcoin Price Breaks Below $8,500, Are Bears In Complete Control?

Bitcoin Price Breaks Below $8,500, Are Bears In Complete Control?

Following the crypto asset’s historic 40% rally at the end of October, the leading cryptocurrency by market cap is once again bearish, and Bitcoin price has now broken below $8,500. Are bears back in charge completely, and if so, how far can Bitcoin price drop from here? Bitcoin Price Falls Below $8,500, Can Bulls Defend Once Again? […]