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Crypto Mining Giant Bitmain’s IPO Application Has Officially Expired


Cryptocurrency mining equipment maker Bitmain’s application for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) has officially lapsed, meaning no such transaction is happening anytime soon. According...
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A Bitcoin Lightning Web Standard, Inspired By Ethereum, Is Gaining Steam

Sending bitcoin lightning payments over the web might soon get easier. That’s because a new bitcoin standard for simplifying lightning payments, the open-source WebLN standard , is gaining traction, now being...
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Bitcoin’s Trading Range Narrows In March to Hit Two-Year Low



Bitcoin’s average daily trading range so far in March is its lowest in nearly two years when, at the time, the world’s largest cryptocurrency was worth roughly a quarter of what...
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OKEx Crypto Exchange Is Building a Blockchain, DEX to Come Soon

Crypto exchange OKEx said it plans to launch a decentralized exchange (DEX) on its own blockchain. The Malta-based company  announced Friday that its operations team has been developing a blockchain called...
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Blockchain Insurance Consortium B3i Quietly Raises $16 Million

B3i, a blockchain startup owned by some of the world’s largest insurance companies, quietly raised about $16 million last month, bringing its total capital to over $22 million, according to corporate...
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eToro Acquires Smart Contract Startup for Tokenized Asset Boost

Social investing platform eToro has just announced the acquisition of Firmo – a smart contract startup that enables derivatives to be tokenized “on any major blockchain.” While the purchase amount was...
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TrueDigital Expands Distribution of Its Bitcoin and Ether OTC Reference Rates

Institutional digital assets platform trueDigital Holdings has signed two new distribution deals to expand the reach of its over-the-counter (OTC) reference rates for bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH). Announcing the news...
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‘A Sad Joke’: Bitcoin Cash’s Lead Coder Quits Bitcoin Unlimited Project

Amaury Séchet, a leading developer of bitcoin cash, is renouncing his membership in one of the projects that paved the way for the controversial cryptocurrency. He’s sticking with bitcoin cash as...
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Ex-Enron CEO Leaves Jail to Plot Possible Blockchain Venture: Report

The former CEO of Enron, Jeffrey Skilling, is reportedly looking to start a blockchain company just a month after being freed from jail for his role in the energy giant’s massive...
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Blockchain Financial Plumbing Is Still Years Away, Says LSE Spinoff Exactpro

The Takeaway: Several major blockchain projects aim to streamline post-trade processing for securities.The new systems are still prototypes and need rigorous testing before safely connecting to live infrastructure.A former unit of...
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Bitcoin Price Consolidation Continues, Downside Break Looks Likely



View Bitcoin’s current trading range of $3,920–$4,055 could be breached to the downside, as last week’s doji candle created at the key 21- week moving average resistance is signaling bullish exhaustion.A downside...
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Central Banks See ‘No Value’ in Issuing Digital Currency: BIS Chief

The general manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has again warned that caution is needed when considering central bank digital currencies. In a  speech at the Central Bank of...
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R3 Co-Founder Jesse Edwards Is Leaving the Enterprise Blockchain Firm

Jesse Edwards, one of the co-founders of R3, has left the enterprise blockchain company, CoinDesk has learned. Edwards, a former Sandler O’Neill investment banker, helped found R3 back in 2014 with...
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Sand, Death and Cryptocurrency: Life in a Decentralized Syria




I’m writing from the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Known to sympathizers simply as Rojava – meaning West – the predominantly Kurdish region revolted against the Syrian regime in 2012 and...
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BMW, Intel Partner With Government-Backed Blockchain Accelerator

BMW Group Asia, Intel and Nielsen are now corporate partners of the Singapore government-supported blockchain accelerator Tribe. Tribe Accelerator announced the news Friday, saying that the three firms will share their...
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Crypto Futures and Institutional Interest: Looking in the Wrong Place

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news...
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How Lightning Makes Bitcoin Great Again (for Payments)

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UPS Targets B2B Sales With New Blockchain E-Commerce Platform

U.S.-based shipping giant UPS has announced a new blockchain integration aimed to bring business-to-business (B2B) sales into the digital age. Announced yesterday, UPS has inked a deal with e-commerce company Inxeption...
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The Crypto ‘Trichotomy’

Timothy Enneking is the founder and the primary principal of Digital Capital Management, LLC (DCM). The crypto space ain’t what it used to be. In the good old days when bitcoin...
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Satoshi Square: How Bitcoin Took Over a Park (And Then the World)

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