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San Francisco-based Lightning Labs, focused on a layered scaling solution for bitcoin, released its first mobile app on Wednesday. According to Lightning Labs application developer Tankred Hase, roughly 2,000 users downloaded the app across both iOS and Android. Both his inbox and the inbox of his colleague, developer Valentine Wallace, were flooded with support requests.
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Token, a San Francisco and London-based open banking platform, raised $16.5m in funding from prominent tech funds including Opera Tech Ventures, the venture arm of BNP Paribas, Octopus Ventures, and EQT Ventures, according to an announcement Tuesday. This strategic round of funding comes on the heels of the company’s partnership with Mastercard. Token is working
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The head of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee wants Facebook to stop developing its new Libra cryptocurrency network – at least temporarily. Congresswoman Maxine Waters asked Facebook to halt development of the Libra Network until hearings can be held. The move follows a letter written to her by her Republican counterpart, Representative Patrick
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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of a civil enforcement action against Control-Finance Limited, a purported Bitcoin trading and investment company, and its founder, Benjamin Reynolds, of the United Kingdom. The complaint charges the defendants misappropriated at least 22,858.822 bitcoin—worth at least $147 million at the time—from more than 1,000 customers through
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Grayscale Investments, the cryptocurrency asset manager backed by Digital Currency Group, which acquired CoinDesk in 2016 – has released a report showing what it argues is bitcoin’s potential as a hedge against global liquidity crises. Overall, the authors suggest bitcoin ought to be considered a strategic position within long-term investment portfolios considering its transparent, immutable
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The developers behind the Cosmos network released today a full disclosure of last month’s “critical security vulnerability” which reportedly enabled hackers to bypass certain penalties for misbehavior on the network. Zaki Manian, director at Tendermint Inc – the for-profit entity behind the core technology of the Cosmos network – detailed to Coindesk in an interview:
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Bitcoin rose above $9,000 over the weekend, taking cumulative year-to-date gains to more than 150 percent. The leading cryptocurrency by market value clocked a 13-month high of $9,391 on Bitstamp on Sunday and was last seen trading at $9,200, representing 22 percent gains on last Monday’s low of $7,524. Cryptocurrency market experts and investors are
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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for institutional investors interested in cryptoassets, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up
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Bitcoin just passed an interesting milestone today, one we haven’t seen since November 27, 2017. According to CoinMetrics.io, there are now over a million daily active addresses, a number that is defined as the number of unique “from” or “to” addresses used per day. Image via CoinMetrics Kevin Rooke noticed the move and Tweeted: When
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Recent news broke about the publishing of ADN’s official press releases on cryptocurrency news outlets like CoinTelegraph, CCN, and BitcoinMagazine. This was soon followed by announcements revealing the successful listing of ADN Coin on premier cryptocurrency exchanges like BitForex and Coinbene. Final preparations are underway, and many in the ICO community are anticipating the launching
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By CCN Markets: In a somewhat bizarre video tweet around lunch on Friday, cryptocurrency aficionado and repetitive presidential candidate John McAfee said he’s launching a website dedicated to exposing corruption in the U.S. government. This will perhaps be McAfee’s second-most important launch of recent times, having recently unveiled a cryptocurrency exchange. Corruption within the American
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Crypterium – a financial technology startup based in Estonia — launched the Crypterium Card, the first crypto card available globally. Prior to this launch, crypto cards, such as the Coinbase Card, were only accessible in specific countries or by region, according to the company. Coinbase recently announced it would roll out services to six additional
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Facebook’s hiring spree for its upcoming cryptocurrency, reportedly called “GobalCoin,” continues with the addition of a senior bank lobbyist from Standard Chartered, according to the Financial Times. In a report Friday, the FT said that the new hire, the bank’s managing director for group public and regulatory affairs, Edward Bowles, will join the social media giant in
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Noted cybersecurity expert and eccentric crypto fan John McAfee has just launched a cryptocurrency trading platform. Dubbed “Magic,” the site is touted as allowing users to “trade cryptocurrencies on multiple exchanges within a single dashboard, automatically and manually.” Notably, the exchange appears to be non-custodial, with users crypto holdings remaining on eight other exchange platforms.
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