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Coinbase customers in the EU and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries can now make withdrawals into their PayPal accounts. The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange announced the news Tuesday, explaining that, until now, European customers have had only Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and UK Faster Payments options available for withdrawals. The expanded service means
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An Indian government-issued death certificate obtained by CoinDesk corroborates QuadrigaCX’s account of the passing of CEO Gerald Cotten in early December. Cotten’s death is at the center of the turmoil surrounding the Canada-based crypto exchange, which went offline last week owing $190 million to its thousands of customers and is now seeking creditor protection in a
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Taylor Monahan, the founder and CEO of MyCrypto, one of the most widely utilized non-custodial wallets in crypto, has said that QuadrigaCX may never have had an Ethereum cold wallet. Crypto Wallet CEO Raises Questions about QuadrigaCX’s Claims After evaluating three main Ethereum addresses used by QuadrigaCX, Monahan said that all of the addresses were
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Venezuela has issued new rules for crypto service providers in the country, including exchange platforms and miners. The country’s Ministry of Popular Power for Communication and Information (MIPPCI) published an official gazette last week that included the “Constituent Decree on the Integral System of Crypto Assets.” The publication in effect activated a new regulatory framework
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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, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. ___________ Don’t look now, but there’s an elephant in the room. Scratch that. It’s an entire
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Eric Gravengaard is the co-founder of several digital currency businesses including Athena Bitcoin and Red Leaf Advisors. ——— I have spent much of my career in financial services working for Chicago’s proprietary trading firms which act as market makers on the derivatives exchanges. These firms are responsible for providing prices to the derivatives exchanges (CBOT,
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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 and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. ————————– We need to get serious about vocabulary. The crypto sector has earned a well-deserved
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Hunter Hillman is the head of growth at Connext. Steven McKie is a co-founder of Amentum Capital. Eric Olszewski is an ethereum developer. Over the past few months, we have noticed a significant number of articles proclaiming the imminent failure and collapse of the ethereum platform due to its inability to scale and its overall
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A new Ethereum token called “Wrapped Bitcoin” just launched Thursday. How Wrapped Bitcoin Works [embedded content] The purpose of the new cryptocurrency is to enable Bitcoin users to “participate in Ethereum smart contracts natively on the Ethereum blockchain.” Last October Bitcoin custody company BitGo announced a partnership with Kyber Network and Republic Protocol to launch
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Troubled Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX owes its customers $190 million and cannot access most of the funds, according to a court filing obtained by CoinDesk. In a sworn affidavit filed Jan. 31 with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Jennifer Robertson, identified as the widow of QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten, said the exchange owes its customers roughly
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Estonia’s e-Residency program allows location-independent non-citizens and firms to access services such as banking digitally. Cryptocurrency firms have particularly embraced the program warmly with around 600 of them estimated to be registered there currently. Consequently, the Estonian central bank deputy governor, Madis Muller, says the program poses a money-laundering risk In quotes reported by Reuters,
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