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Donald Trump Permanently Banned From Twitter

U.S. President Donald Trump has been permanently banned from Twitter, less than two weeks before he is set to leave office. Twitter announced the move late Friday, saying it had conducted a “close review” of the President’s recent tweets and how they were being received, and concluding that two tweets from his personal account, @realDonaldTrump, […]

Grayscale CEO Says Crypto Interest Is Rising From Pension, Endowment Funds

Michael Sonnenshein said institutions are also making larger allocations to its crypto products. Source link

PayPal, Coinbase Invest in Crypto Tax Automation Startup TaxBit

PayPal Ventures, Coinbase Ventures and Winklevoss Capital invested an undisclosed amount in the firm. Source link

Valid Points: New Year, New Price Gains For ETH

Bullish price activity has tipped the total value of ETH locked into Ethereum 2.0 past $2.4 billion. Find out what other network metrics have been impacted by ether’s latest price gains.https://www.coindesk.com/new-year-new-price-gains-eth It’s safe to say that 2021 is off to a great start for Ethereum.  Since ringing in the new year on January 1, the […]

Bitcoin Trader Robbed and Pushed Out of Car in Hong Kong

The trader exchanged 15 bitcoin for HK$3 million before being robbed of both. Source link

Blockchain Platform Telos Launches Crypto Tokens That Act Like Treasurys

The “T-Bond” non-fungible tokens will allow cryptocurrency projects to sell tokens that are locked until maturity conditions are met. Source link

Ether Trades Above $800 for the First Time Since 2018

The native currency of the Ethereum network hit a nearly three-year high of $819.65 before settling back to $810. Source link

Bitcoin Hits $30K for 1st Time Ever; HODLers Get a New Year’s Gift

The price of bitcoin (BTC) crossed $30,000 for the first time ever on the second morning (NY Time) of the new year after setting an all-time high the day before, all in all starting 2021 in notable fashion following a remarkable year – and month – by the leading cryptocurrency. Source link

FinCEN Wants US Citizens to Disclose Offshore Crypto Holdings of $10K+

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the U.S. Treasury Department wing tasked with monitoring potential legal violations of domestic financial laws, wants Americans to report if they have more than $10,000 in cryptocurrencies with foreign financial or virtual asset service providers. FinCEN announced its intention to amend the Bank Secrecy Act’s Foreign Bank and Financial […]

Number of People Holding Lots of Bitcoin Surges in Rare ‘Whale-Spawning Season’

Large investors continue to accumulate bitcoin, possibly putting upward pressure on the cryptocurrency’s price. The number of whale entities – clusters of crypto wallet addresses held by a single network participant holding at least 1,000 bitcoin – rose to a new record high of 1,994 on Wednesday. The previous peak of 1,969 reached in 2016 […]

Valid Points: A Year in Review by Your Eth 2.0 Staking Experts

In less than 48 hours, 2020 will be behind us.  It almost seems too big a task to recount all that has happened in this world, in this industry and in our own personal lives but our colleague Brad Keoun, editor of CoinDesk’s daily cryptocurrency markets newsletter, First Mover, offers an excellent start to summarizing  […]

Spanish City Lebrija Launches Local Virtual Currency ‘Elio’ as Form of Stimulus

The city council of Lebrija has created a virtual currency ‘Elio’ that can only be used for payments made to small and medium businesses, according to a report by Diario de Sevilla. Read more: Spain’s Second-Largest Bank Will Soon Launch Crypto Services: Sources Source link