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Amazon Patents Blockchain-Based Product Authenticator

Amazon has patented a distributed ledger-based system for proving the authenticity of consumer goods.

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The Battle for the Future of Money, Feat. Lawrence Summers, CZ, Michelle Phan, the Winklevoss Brothers, The Chainsmokers and More

As the current economic crisis comes into clearer focus, how leading voices from pop culture to crypto including Carlota Perez, The Chainsmokers, Ray Yousseff and …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slides, Stocks Tread Water on Trump China Comments

Stocks across Asia and Europe took a dip Friday and so did bitcoin in anticipation of Trump’s comments on “deeply troubling situations” in Hong Kong.

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JPMorgan Chase Settles Crypto Credit Card Lawsuit for $2.5M

JPMorgan Chase recently came to terms on a lawsuit from 2018 involving added fees for crypto purchases using credit cards. Banking giant JPMorgan Chase settled …

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Amazon Patents Blockchain-Based Product Authenticator

Amazon has patented a distributed ledger-based system for proving the authenticity of consumer goods.

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Emin Gün Sirer’s AVA Labs to Distribute 2M Tokens Ahead of Full Launch

A new DeFi and enterprise blockchain app protocol, AVA Labs, will distribute 2 million tokens in a final testnet before mainnet launch in summer. AVA …

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Not Your Tulip Trust? Message Calling Craig Wright ‘Fraud’ May Unlock the Case

Legal experts say a message in Bitcoin addresses linked to the Tulip Trust could be used against Craig Wright in his case with Kleiman estate. …

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The Battle for the Future of Money, Feat. Lawrence Summers, CZ, Michelle Phan, the Winklevoss Brothers, The Chainsmokers and More

As the current economic crisis comes into clearer focus, how leading voices from pop culture to crypto including Carlota Perez, The Chainsmokers, Ray Yousseff and …

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Price Analysis 5/29: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, BNB, EOS, XTZ, ADA

Many altcoins are showing significant strength as they approach their 200-day moving averages, this suggests that the sentiment in the sector remains bullish. Institutional demand …

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Blockchain Battery Grids Are Powering Up at Lightning Speed

Equigy, a blockchain platform for managing batteries connected to the electric grid, is expanding its operations in the European Union. Equigy, a blockchain platform for …

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To Get Serious About Decentralization, We Need to Measure It

Blockchains aim to democratize influence and control, broadening access to capital and data. But we lack metrics to whether projects achieve decentralization.

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Coinbase Investor and Fundstrat Analyst Explain Why Goldman Sachs Is Incorrectly Assessing Bitcoin

Here’s why Goldman’s approach to Bitcoin is ‘stale’ and ‘hasn’t evolved much.’ A leaked slide from a client meeting shows Goldman Sachs does not believe …

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Behind ‘Prime Broker’ Buzzword Lies a Complex Strategy Game for Crypto Firms

Coinbase, BitGo and Genesis all announced plans to become prime brokers this month. Here’s what the trend reveals about the state of the industry.

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ASIC Repair Technician Certification Coming to the US

Bitmain and Core Scientific partner to offer the first certification courses in the U.S. Bitmain’s “Ant Training Academy” certification program will soon be available in …

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Money Reimagined: What CoinDesk’s Style Debate Says About Crypto as Public Tech

Blockchains are flexible new forms of public infrastructure, says Michael Casey. Plus: with China rushing in, Africa is a prime battleground for the future of …

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Blockchain Bites: Magic’s Raise, Compound’s Distribution and Trump’s Twitter War

In the war between Trump and Twitter, decentralized systems may win.

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Cardano and Ethereum Price Surge Alongside Bitcoin — Will XLM Follow?

The recent surge in Bitcoin price led to rallies in Ethereum, Cardano, Theta Token and Band Protocol, can the upswing continue? The price of Bitcoin …

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Russia Is About to Drop the Crypto ‘Iron Curtain,’ Industry Warns

Russia’s crypto community is pushing back against a set of bills that could impose onerous restrictions on startups and individuals in the country.

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Bitcoin News Roundup for May 29, 2020

With bitcoin and many traditional markets down on the day, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back!

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The Big Four Are Gearing Up to Become Crypto and Blockchain Auditors

Professional service giants like the Big Four are innovating in the blockchain and crypto space. Is it enough to make an impact? Blockchain technology, along …

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‘New Google’ Settles With SEC For $29 Million

A company that was heralded as the “New Google” settles with the SEC, agreeing to return $29 million to ICO investors, in addition to a …

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UK Court Drops Craig Wright’s Appeal Against Roger Ver

Calling Wright a “fraud” is not a UK-related matter, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales rules. Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto candidate …

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NGRAVE Hard Wallet Hits 450% of Crowdfunding Goal Within Two Days

A hardware wallet’s IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign reached 450% of its target funding amount within two days of launch. The NGRAVE ZERO, claimed to be the …

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In Trump Versus Twitter, Decentralized Tech May Win

Campaigners against Section 230 said Trump’s intervention might derail their cause, but it could offer an opportunity for decentralized tech.

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The Worst Crisis in a Century Is Setting the Stage for Bitcoin

The world’s existing economies are suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed the main benefits of decentralized tech and crypto. The COVID-19 pandemic …

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Discovery Science to Premier Crypto-Funded TV Series About … Dragonchain?

A new TV series tracking the story of Disney-linked blockchain firm Dragonchain was fully funded in cryptocurrency. It’s scheduled to go live July 4 on …

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Maker Rallies 30% in One Hour Amid Upcoming Coinbase Pro Listing

The price of Maker has surged 30% in less than one hour following news of forthcoming listings on Coinbase Pro. Support for Maker (MKR), the …

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SEC Orders ICO Startup to Return $25.5M to Investors

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission ordered crypto firm BitClave to return $25.5 million to investors. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) …

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‘Passwordless Login’ Startup Magic Raises $4M From Naval Ravikant, Placeholder

Ethereum startup Magic just raised $4 million from investors like Naval Ravikant, SV Angel, Placeholder and Volt Capital to make passwords less of a pain.

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Digital Dollar Project Calls for 2-Tiered Distribution System in First White Paper for US CBDC

The Digital Dollar Project’s first white paper describes how a two-tiered system underpinning a tokenized dollar could modernize the U.S. financial system.

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Digital Dollar Project Releases White Paper Laying Out Groundwork for US CBDC

A U.S. think tank working towards a digitized dollar has released a white paper detailing inaugural aims and use cases for a central bank digital …

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Cryptocurrency Documentary to Air on Discovery Science Channel

“Open Source Money,” a documentary series on a crypto firm fully financed with cryptocurrency will air on cable television in the United States. “Open Source …

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First Mover: Bitcoin Rally Shows Traders Don’t Care That Goldman Hates Their Asset Class

Traders can also gloat over how much better bitcoin is performing in 2020 than Goldman Sachs shares.

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Crypto Users Could Soon Receive Interest From Two DeFi Protocols at Once

The Aave protocol has introduced Uniswap tokens as a collateral form, which opens the door to the somewhat risky practice of leveraged liquidity pools on …

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China’s TON Community to Launch Their Own Blockchain Network

As the official TON team transfers the TON development to “free source community,” the Chinese TON Community launches their own TON network. Telegram’s terminated blockchain …

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Bitcoin Rally Falters as Stocks Drop Ahead of Trump’s China Speech

Bitcoin’s bulls are taking a breather as the traditional markets get the jitters over rising tensions between the U.S. and China.

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Ethereum Significantly Less Private Than Bitcoin, New Research Shows

Ethereum transactions are even easier to de-anonymize than Bitcoin due to its specifics, but a lot of it comes down to careful usage of mixing …

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False Alarm? Bitcoin Upsurge to $9,600 Is a Weak Futures Driven Rally

The price of Bitcoin rejected $9,600 as data shows the futures market led the BTC rally from $8,700 to $9,600. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) …

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South Korea’s ICON Releases Blockchain Interoperability Protocol

South Korea’s largest public blockchain, ICON, has released its Blockchain Transmission Protocol, allowing individual blockchains to interact and communicate with each other. ICON (ICX), South …

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GSX Group’s New Digital Securities Venue Tokenizes First Client Shares

Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group’s recently launched GRID venue has tokenized the shares of adtech firm tribeOS.

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Coinbase Now Supports Tezos Staking Rewards for UK and Some EU Users

Major crypto exchange Coinbase is rolling out Tezos staking rewards for users in the United Kingdom and three European countries. Major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is …

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Blockchain ID Solution Aims to Tackle Spike in Delivery Fraud Amid Coronavirus Measures

Nuggets, a digital identity and payments platform, has developed a way to accept deliveries without needing a physical signature to combat a spike in fraud …

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Bitcoin 896-Day ‘Accumulation’ Will Now Spark $100K Bull Run — Analyst

A giant repositioning since December 2017 is about to come to a close, claims Positive Crypto, leading to new price all-time highs. Bitcoin (BTC) has …

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Canadian University Adds Two Blockchain Programs to Meet Job Demands

Canada-based York University will start two new blockchain education programs in September 2020 in order to meet rising demand for professionals in the field. Canada’s …

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It’s Tough Getting Approved in Gibraltar, Says Green-Lighted Crypto Derivatives Exchange

It’s tough getting regulated on “the Rock,” says crypto derivatives exchange, ZUBR.

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Messari: XRP Inflation Rate Five Times Higher Than Bitcoin’s

According to data research firm Messari, Ripple’s selloff causes inflation to hit 20% — five times that of Bitcoin, inflicting downward price pressure. Data from …

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Bitcoin Shrugs Off Goldman Sachs’ Criticism With Price Spike

The crypto community has laughed off Goldman Sachs’ outdated analysis, with the Bitcoin price increasing more than 8% since. Crypto traders aren’t taking advice from …

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CoinMarketCap Unveils Further Changes to Ranking System

CoinMarketCap has introduced new metrics intended to combat fake volume, however, concerns linger that the platform favors parent company Binance. Leading crypto data aggregator CoinMarketCap …

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Devcon 6: 2020 is a Write-Off, Let’s Try 2021 in Columbia

The Ethereum Foundation has postponed Devcon VI until 2021 and will host it in Bogota, Colombia. The Ethereum Foundation says it will not hold blockchain’s …

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Bitcoin Price Rallies to $9.6K as Record CME BTC Contracts Expiry Looms

Bitcoin’s strong rally to $9,600 increases the chance of BTC reclaiming $10K but tomorrow’s CME BTC contracts expiry is an event to monitor. Bitcoin (BTC) …

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Bitpay Shuns Lightning and Liquid, Says Actual Bitcoin Payments Still Dominate

Bitpay won’t be using Lightning or Liquid any time soon, with actual Bitcoin payments still accounting for 95% of transactions. Pioneering crypto payments service Bitpay …

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