Crypto Long & Short: 51% Attacks and Open-Source Value

Ethereum Classic's recent 51% attacks highlight the value of large open-source networks such as Bitcoin and Eth – it’s about more than hashrate.

Link’s Trading Volume on Coinbase Surpasses That of Bitcoin

Chainlink's link token has surged past bitcoin, becoming the most traded cryptocurrency of the past 24 hours on Coinbase Pro.

How the Purpose of Public Markets Has Changed

Long Reads Sunday features excerpts about public and private markets, the new bitcoin bull market, and DJ Marshmello.

Bitcoin’s Stolen Revolution

We wanted a permissionless system where users set the rules. We got a new financial toy for a small handful of wealthy companies and individuals.

The Mounting Evidence of a New Bitcoin Bull Market

From positive price indicators to a new all time high in smallholder addresses, this is the evidence a new bull run might be starting.

Decentralized Tech Will Be Ready for Humanity’s Next Crisis

Decentralized tools were not the default solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the protocols being built today will be ready for whatever comes next.

Bittrex and Poloniex Move for Summary Judgment in Market Manipulation Case

Bittrex and Poloniex were added to the case as defendants in June 2020.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips to $11.5K; Cardano Is Making a Big DeFi Move

After testing a $11,900 high bitcoin takes a dip while a DeFi competitor to Ethereum checks off a roadmap box.

Riot Blockchain Ends Week Up 29%, Hits 2020 High Ahead of Q2 Earnings Report

The company has gained 70% so far in Q3.

11 Numbers That Tell the Story of the Economy Right Now

From the price of coffee to the national debt as a percentage of GDP, these 11 numbers provide a picture of a fast changing global economy.

Money Reimagined: Warnings From an Argentine Tragedy

Programmable money can protect against politicians debasing currencies to satisfy their own interests.

Blockchain Bites: Goldman’s Hire, Ether’s Options, Bitcoin’s Patronage

The Fed is rushing ahead with a payments platform, Goldman Sachs is building out a digital assets team and NBA stars have backed Dapper Labs.

Privacy Group Slams California Bill That Would Put Health Records on the Blockchain

EFF said the proposed bill is a serious threat to citizen's privacy; the immutability of a blockchain means false diagnoses can't be erased.

Ethereum Classic Attacker Successfully Double-Spends $1.68M in Second Attack: Report

The attacker attempted to double-spend roughly $3.3 million during the second attack.

ParaFi Invests and Begins Staking in Bitfinex Spin-Out Exchange

ParaFi and D1 have invested a total of $450,000 into Bitfinex spin-out DeversiFi and will now play a governance role in the project's DAO.

California Agency Backs Green-Energy Pilot Using RSK’s Bitcoin Smart Contracts

The California Energy Commission is funding an experimental market for carbon-credit trading on the RSK blockchain, which runs on top of Bitcoin.

Fixing This Bitcoin-Killing Bug Will (Eventually) Require a Hard Fork

The bug sheds light on the challenges of Bitcoin's decentralization. At least we've got 86 years for the community to join together and implement a fix.

Free Speech vs. Cancel Culture: Reasons for Optimism

From social media to controversial statues, the free speech debate is more alive than ever. New tech can help safeguard history while letting us live our values.

CoinDCX Becomes First India Exchange to Offer Users Crypto Staking

Mumbai-based cryptocurrency exchange CoinDCX launched its new product on Friday, allowing users to stake cryptocurrencies from Harmony, Qtum and Tron.

First Mover: Kyber CEO Predicts 2020 Transactions at $3B as DeFi Token Soars

Kyber Network's KNC token has brought traders eightfold returns this year, dwarfing those for bitcoin and ether. CoinDesk spoke with CEO Loi Luu about the project and the DeFi boom.

Financial Service Provider to Coinbase Teams With Circle to Offer Stablecoin Payments in EU

BCB Group will integrate with Circle's platform in a bid to make the USDC stablecoin more widely available.

Binance Says New York Banks Can Now Use Its Stablecoin After Watchdog Approval

NYDFS has added Binance USD to its approved list, cutting away most of the red tape around custody and listing of the stablecoin.

Japan’s New FSA Chief Stands Firm on Crypto Regulation, Calls for Push on Digital Yen

The incoming commissioner of the Financial Services Agency has said the regulator will not soften rules on cryptos.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $11,800; Ether Options Market Explodes

Bitcoin's price is clawing its way back after weekend losses while the ether options market suggests a bumpy road ahead.

The History, Present and Future of Central Banks, Feat. George Selgin

The Director of the Cato Institute's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives gives an eye-opening, 200-year history of today’s most powerful economic institution.

Polkadot Releases Rococo, Its Test Environment for Interoperable ‘Parachains’

Polkadot has released its first testnet, Rococo, for its parachain network. The testnet will commence with three parachains, Parity Technologies said.

Federal Reserve Is Rushing to Get Its Instant Payments Offering Ready

COVID-19 proved the need for FedNow, even though the U.S. central bank admits the service is still years away.

German Regulator Seizes Crypto ATMs

Germany's financial regulator BaFin is seizing bitcoin ATMs run by "Shitcoins Club" months after ordering its operator to cease trading crypto.

Goldman Sachs Eyes Own Token as Bank Appoints New Head of Digital Assets

The new digital asset head at Goldman Sachs said the bank is considering launching its own possibly fiat-backed cryptocurrency.

Blockchain Bites: Bulls Reborn, Backrunning Bots, Bitmain Blowout

Ethereum Classic was hit with another 51% attack and Instagram is seeing a proliferation of crypto scams.