Emin Gün Sirer’s $42 million blockchain for DeFi scaling has launched

Avalanche, a blockchain offering scalability to the world of decentralized finance took its mainnet live on Sept. 21.  “From Snowflake to Avalanche, the decentralized platform has come a long way, and its journey has only just begun,” Ava Labs said in a Sept. 21 statement on the mainnet launch....

0x, Kraken and Stellar Awarded Board Seats at Top Crypto Lobbying Association

The new board members represent decentralized finance and institutional crypto alike.

Marty Bent on Why Bitcoin and Big Energy Are Unlikely Allies

Bitcoin mining can help big energy companies produce more efficiently, increasing American energy independence in the process.

Supply of Tokenized Bitcoin on Ethereum Now Tops $1.1 B: Here’s Why

The supply of BitGo’s wrapped bitcoins (WBTC) topped 76,000 after setting an all-time record of nearly 21,000 WBTC minted within one week. Here’s why.

Crooked police chief sentenced to 8 years for dark web shenanigans

Former police chief Yuri Zaitsev was recently sentenced to eight years in prison for acting as a bounty hunter for a dark web marketplace. In December 2018, Zaitsev was working as the leader of his unit within the Main Directorate for Drugs Control of the Republic of Khakassia — a...

SEC v. Telegram: Part 2 — The case against integrating the two prongs of a SAFT

As discussed in the previous article, Telegram is a popular global instant messaging company. In 2018, it sold contractual rights to acquire a new crypto asset that it was developing (to be called Grams) to a group of accredited (and wealthy) investors around the world. Telegram raised about $1.7...

The Currency Cold War: Four Scenarios

Stablecoins. Bitcoin. Libra. China’s DCEP. Digital $. By 2030, there could be dozens of competing currencies. How will the money wars play out?

Bitcoin Traders Say Options Market Understates Likelihood of Chaotic US Election

Analysts warn against reading too much into the complacency suggested by the volatility metrics.

Execs Managing $78B in Assets Say Institutional Investors Plan to Allocate More Cryptocurrencies

New research from the digital currency insurance firm, Evertas, shows that a surveyed group of investors managing roughly $78 billion in collective assets believes that during the next five years, institutional investors will “dramatically” increase their crypto asset holdings. This week the crypto asset insurance company Evertas published a...

The Sun Never Sets On Bitcoin Mining: Decentralization Continues As China Flounders

Bitcoin miners have successfully survived the 2020 Halving and COVID-19, and the network is now seeing some of its highest hash rates ever as these operations power up new equipment and reach new levels of decentralization going into the second decade of bitcoin mining. Bitcoin Mining Is Decentralizing China...