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Top Cap and Delta Cap: New Metrics for Spotting Bitcoin Price Trend Reversals




Believe it or not, there are more ways to anticipate the future market value of bitcoin than through practicing technical analysis or by observing network activity developments. While valuable in their...
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HSBC Exec Urges CFTC to Make More ‘Positive Noise’ About Blockchain

A banker from HSBC urged the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to make more “positive noise” about distributed ledger technology (DLT), in order to encourage adoption by hesitant businesses. Among other...
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Why Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey Are Warming to Blockchain

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly ,...
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New York Grants Its 18th BitLicense to Crypto ‘Prime Broker’ Tagomi

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has awarded its latest BitLicense to crypto brokerage startup Tagomi Trading LLC. Announced Wednesday, this is the 18th such license issued since the...
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TechCrunch Founder’s Crypto Fund Tops $100 Million, Completes First Acquisition

One of Arrington XRP Capital’s largest limited partners (LPs) has injected a fresh $30 million into the digital asset firm, according to its founder Michael Arrington. “The reason is, like everyone,...
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Lightning Offers Growth Path for Emerging-Market Crypto Exchanges

While leading cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase and Binance feverishly add new tokens, smaller exchanges serving emerging markets are pivoting toward retail applications of the lightning network’s bitcoin scaling solution. The latest...
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Avalon Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Is Plotting Another IPO Attempt

Canaan Creative, manufacturer of the Avalon bitcoin miner, is considering another attempt to go public, people familiar with the situation said.  According to one source, the company’s main shareholders are discussing...
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Most Crypto Exchanges Still Don’t Have Clear KYC Policies: Report

The crypto exchange industry may be far less compliant than it appears. As revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, a global study of 216 exchanges by the reg-tech startup Coinfirm found 69 percent...
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Huobi’s US Arm Launches Institutional Group for OTC Crypto Trading

The U.S. branch of the Huobi Global crypto trading marketplace is courting big-money investors with the introduction of a new institutional team. Announced today, the new group at HBUS will be...
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New iPhone-Controlled Crypto Vault Promises ‘Bank-Grade’ Security

Trustology, founded by technologists who previously worked at such banks as BNY Mellon, RBS and Barclays, has launched an iPhone-controlled crypto vault it claims is secure enough for financial institutions. Announced...
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Bitcoin Again Rebounds From Strong Price Support



View Bitcoin has again created a higher low along the 30-day moving average line, neutralizing Monday’s bearish close below $3,920.A move above $4,055 (March 21 high) is still needed to revive...
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London Metal Exchange Backs Plan to Track Physical Metals With Blockchain

The London Metal Exchange (LME), which boasts the world’s largest market for metal derivatives, is said to be supporting an initiative to track physical metals using blockchain. A Financial Times report...
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CabbageTech CEO Indicted in New York for Defrauding Crypto Investors

The 46-year-old owner of a firm called CabbageTech has been charged in New York with duping investors out of over $200,000 in cryptocurrency and cash. The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District...
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Grin Cryptocurrency to Vote on Change to Hard Fork Roadmap

The open-source developers behind the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Grin are discussing potential changes to the project’s hard fork roadmap. Specifically, since plans to keep the competition for its mining reward issuance through...
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From Law to Lawlessness: Bits of the Untold QuadrigaCX Story

Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, CAMS, practices law with Duhaime Law in Vancouver. Many of the stories being told about the early operation of the digital currency exchange, QuadrigaCX, are based more...
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Staking Startup Claims ‘Up to 30%’ Returns for Just Holding Crypto

Blockchain staking-as-a-service startup Battlestar Capital says customers can earn a return of “up to 30 percent” annually on their idle cryptocurrency holdings. Revealing the news exclusively to CoinDesk on Tuesday, Battlestar...
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E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Wins License for New Crypto Exchange

Japan’s top financial watchdog has granted a license to a cryptocurrency exchange being relaunched by e-commerce giant Rakuten. The country’s Financial Service Agency (FSA) announced the news Monday, stating that the...
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Binance Tightens Compliance, Turning to IdentityMind for KYC

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance is moving to boost compliance and data security through a new deal with Medici Ventures portfolio firm IdentityMind. IdentityMind announced on Tuesday that it has...
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TrueUSD Stablecoin Holders Can Get ‘Up to 8%’ Interest Via CredEarn

Holders of the dollar-pegged stablecoin TrueUSD can now leverage their funds to generate returns under a new partnership between the token’s developer TrustToken and crypto lender Cred. The deal will enable...
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Louis Vuitton Owner LVMH Is Launching a Blockchain to Track Luxury Goods

Luxury brand conglomerate LVMH, owner of the iconic Louis Vuitton label, is preparing to launch a blockchain for proving the authenticity of high-priced goods, CoinDesk has learned. Code-named AURA, the cryptographic...
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