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‘I’m Freaking Out’: How It Feels to Hold the Bitcoin Lightning Torch






“Hey are you set up with lightning? To send and receive lightning payments?” The day I held the Lightning Torch was the day I learned how the lightning network works. Living...
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Lock Up Ether, Get Free Crypto: Twist on Airdrops Attracts Top VCs

A startup offering a new twist on token airdrops has raised $2 million from a group of notable investors, CoinDesk has learned. The investment in governance startup Commonwealth was led by 1confirmation, Canaan...
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Cryptopia Exchange Resumes Crypto Trading Amid Banking Issues

Cryptopia, the cryptocurrency exchange hit by a major hack in mid-January, has just announced that it’s restarted trading services. The New Zealand-based exchange posted a notice on Twitter Wednesday, saying: “We...
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Casa-Branded Case Brings Military Tech to Bitcoin Wallet Protection

Bitcoin management startup Casa now offers a full suite of cypherpunk devices. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Casa just rolled out “Faraday bags” for hardware cryptocurrency wallets – protective cases made to...
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Blockstream Revamps ‘Green’ Wallet, Adding Security Features and Sidechain Support

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Blockchain technology startup Blockstream has unveiled a revamped version of its bitcoin wallet, now called Blockstream Green. Perhaps the biggest overhaul of the wallet since Blockstream acquired it as GreenAddress  back in...
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CoinMarketCap Crypto Indices Launch on Nasdaq, Bloomberg, Reuters

Two cryptocurrency benchmark indices from data provider CoinMarketCap will launch today on financial data feeds from Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS), Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters Eikon (Refinitiv) and Germany’s Börse...
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Galaxy Capital-Backed Caspian to Offer Crypto Derivatives Trading

Galaxy Capital-backed institutional trading and portfolio management platform Caspian is launching trading in cryptocurrency derivatives. Caspian announced Wednesday that it has integrated its platform with the Deribit exchange to offer futures...
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Bitcoin Struggles to Pass Key Price Resistance Over $4K



View Bitcoin could rise to recent highs near $4,200 in the short-term if prices validate the bullish outside reversal or “engulfing” candle created in the three days to March 16 with...
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Polymath, SeriesOne Team Up to Simplify Security Token Issuance

Security token platform Polymath has partnered with digital securities fundraising platform seriesOne to offer an “end-to-end” solution for security token issuance. SeriesOne announced  the news Tuesday, saying the new product will...
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Binance Now Lets Australians Buy Bitcoin With Cash at Over 1,300 Stores

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has unveiled a new platform in Australia that allows users to buy bitcoin with cash from high-street stores. Announcing the news on Tuesday, Binance said the new gateway,...
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$25 Million in 2 Weeks: BlockFi Booms as Bitcoin, Ether Investors Seek Interest



The Takeaway BlockFi’s interest-yielding deposit accounts, launched in beta in January and fully live this month, have attracted more than $35 million in crypto. Most of it is being lent to...
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Silvergate Bank Adds 59 Crypto Clients, But Deposits Down $123 Million

Silvergate Bank, one of the few U.S. financial institutions that actively serve cryptocurrency businesses, added 59 such clients in the fourth quarter, but its deposits from the industry shrank 8 percent....
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UK Parliament Presented Showcase of Real-World Blockchain Applications



The U.K. Parliament has been presented demonstrations of real-world blockchain applications designed to educate policymakers. Organized by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain (APPG Blockchain), the Monday event featured live presentations...
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Bitcoin’s Share of Total Crypto Market Slips Back Toward 50%



Bitcoin’s dominance rate, or its share of the total cryptocurrency market, is on the verge of falling below 50 percent for the first time in over seven months. At press time,...
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Fortune 500 Tech Firm Avnet Now Accepts Crypto Payments via BitPay

Avnet, one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and services, is now accepting cryptocurrency payments through a partnership with blockchain payments processor BitPay. Announcing the news on Tuesday, the Fortune...
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Digital Asset Names New CEO to Succeed Blythe Masters

Enterprise blockchain startup Digital Asset (DA) has named co-founder Yuval Rooz as the company’s new chief executive officer. Rooz, who has served as both COO and CFO at the firm, takes...
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BitGo Adds Custody Support for Blockchain Capital’s Security Token

Cryptocurrency custodian BitGo Trust Company is adding support for the BCAP security token from venture capital firm Blockchain Capital. Revealing the news exclusively to CoinDesk on Tuesday, BitGo said clients can...
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Bitcoin Faces Minor Price Retreat Amid Increasing Bull Exhaustion



View Bitcoin created a doji candle yesterday, signaling buyer exhaustion near the crucial 21-week moving average (MA) resistance at $4,073. As a result, a price pullback could be in the offing...
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Japan to Tighten Rules on Cryptocurrency Margin Trading

Japan is putting in place new, stricter rules for cryptocurrency margin trading from next year. According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review on Tuesday, the Japanese Cabinet, the executive agency of...
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Galaxy Digital Backs $5.25 Million Round for Blockchain Staking Startup

Blockchain staking startup Bison Trails has raised $5.25 million in a series seed funding round backed by Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital. Announcing the news on Friday, Bison Trails said  the round...
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