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Record Bitcoin Price Volatility Fails to Unnerve HODLers

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price volatility has surged to record highs but the long-term investors popularly known as “HODLers” don’t seem to be deterred.  The cryptocurrency’s three-month implied volatility rose to a lifetime high of 6.8 percent on a daily basis (equal to 130 percent annualized) on March 13, according to crypto derivatives research firm Skew. BTC/USD […]

Why Bitcoin’s Safe-Haven Narrative Has Flown Out the Window

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s director of research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a weekly newsletter focused on institutional investment in crypto assets. Sign up for free here. Listen. That whooshing sound you hear is not just […]

‘Anything That Can Be Decentralized Will Be Decentralized’ 6 Years Later

The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Last week the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss a new consensus-driven approach to DeFi oracles and to revisit Johnston’s Law (anything that can be decentralized will be decentralized) with the man who coined the phrase so many years ago. On today’s podcast we’re joined by […]

Cyperpunk Myths and Bitcoin in Real Life with Udi Wetheimer

CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by VR meetup organizer Udi Wertheimer to talk about how bitcoin (BTC) fits into the broader cypherpunk movement. The cypherpunk movement has expanded far beyond the 2,000 people who subscribed to mailing lists in the 1990s. In 2018, Entrepreneur reported there are more than 8,000 posts on Bitcointalk every […]

Whale Watching: Exchange Data Contained Early Warning of Thursday’s Bitcoin Dump

The big drop in bitcoin’s (BTC) price Thursday was in the making since March 8, data on the flow of funds into exchanges indicates. The biggest cryptocurrency by market value collapsed from $7,900 to a 10-month low of $4,700 on Thursday and extended the decline to 12-month lows below $3,900 early Friday.  Data provided by […]

In Defense of Blockchain Voting

Gregory Magarshak is founder and CEO of Intercoin. Since 2011 he has built a decentralized social networking platform that has reached 7 million users to date, and is working on tools to help bring power back into the hands of people and local communities. For every technology we use today, there was a time it […]

Bitcoin News Roundup for March 11, 2020

Bitcoin falls while the Escobar Fold 2 confuses the heck out of us. It’s CoinDesk’s Markets Daily Podcast. Source link

Lex Sokolin: We Don’t Need Libra, We Need A New System

Lex Sokolin, a CoinDesk columnist, is Global Fintech co-head at ConsenSys, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based blockchain software company. The following is adapted from his Future of Finance newsletter. As I write this, Facebook is worth about $500 billion in market capitalization. The other members of the Libra Association (and the 1,500 other organizations interested in connecting […]

Legacy Trust’s Crypto Spin-Off Receives $3M to Roll Out Asian Settlement Platform

An Asian digital assets custodian, which is building a crypto settlement layer to offer a local alternative to Silvergate Bank, has announced a new lead investor ahead of its coming launch. Hong Kong-based First Digital Trust (FDT) announced Monday it had received a $3 million investment from Taiwanese venture studio firm Nogle. The funding will […]

How Blockchain Can Be Used to Promote Gender Equality

Denelle Dixon is the CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source blockchain network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure. Previously, she was the COO of Mozilla, and served as general counsel and legal advisor in private equity and technology. Blockchain […]

Leader to Watch: Elena Giralt Talks Zcash and Feminism

CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by Elena Giralt, the Electric Coin Company’s product marketing associate known for her research on cryptocurrency usage in Latin America, to talk about how digital assets can subvert power dynamics. According to the Brookings Institute, roughly 4.6 million Venezuelans have fled the country so far, which the United Nations High Commissioner […]

Crypto Exchange OKCoin Appoints New CEO to Drive US Expansion

OKCoin has named its chairman, Hong Fang, as the cryptocurrency exchange’s new chief executive.  Announced Friday, Fang, who also serves as the San Francisco-based company’s chief operating officer, will replace current Chief Executive Tim Byun as of March 31. She will lead an effort to further develop the firm’s crypto trading products for customers in […]