• Diem to Sell Assets to Silvergate Bank for $200M: Report
    CoinDesk - 3 hours ago
    The star-crossed project had been in discussions with investment bankers to sell its key assets and return money to investors.
  • Coinbase Close to Listing Solana Ecosystem Tokens: Sources
    CoinDesk - 4 hours ago
    The exchange’s stated mission of listing “every” allowable crypto is taking a major step forward with plans to list Solana’s answer to the ERC-20.
  • A Struggling South Korean Museum Is Auctioning National Treasures; Meet the 2 DAOs Trying to Buy Them
    CoinDesk - 4 hours ago
    South Korea’s oldest private art museum will be auctioning two sculptures designated as “national treasures” by the South Korean government, and two decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) will be among the bidders on Thursday.
  • The Sandbox Looks to Boost Metaverse Startups With $50M Incubator Program
    CoinDesk - 6 hours ago
    The Animoca Brands subsidiary has committed to invest $250,000 in up to 40 metaverse projects each year over the next three years.
  • First Mover Asia: Interest Rate Hikes in the Future? Crypto Rally Shorts Out
    CoinDesk - 6 hours ago
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  • Tesla Reports Bitcoin Holdings Unchanged in Q4
    CoinDesk - 8 hours ago
    The electric car maker did not buy or sell any of the bitcoin held on its balance sheet, nor did it record any impairments.
  • Market Wrap: Bitcoin Rally Fades After Fed Signals Upcoming Rate Hike
    CoinDesk - 8 hours ago
    Bitcoin (BTC) gave up recent gains shortly after the Fed signaled an upcoming rate hike on Wednesday. Option positioning is mixed, which points to higher market volatility, especially over the next two months.
  • El Salvador's Battle With the IMF Is Bigger Than Bitcoin
    CoinDesk - 8 hours ago
    The IMF is pushing El Salvador to drop BTC as legal tender.
  • Crypto Infrastructure Firm Blockdaemon Raises $207M at $3.25B Valuation
    CoinDesk - 9 hours ago
    Sapphire and Tiger Global led the latest round, which follows a $155 million Series B last September.
  • SEC Scrutinizing Crypto Firms Over Interest-Paying Services: Report
    CoinDesk - 9 hours ago
    The agency looking into Celsius Network, Gemini Trust and Voyager Digital, as part of a wider probe.
  • Bitcoin and Ethereum Extend Post-Fed Decline, Altcoins Trim Gains
    Cryptonews - 1 hour ago
      Bitcoin price attempted a close above the USD 38,000 resistance zone. BTC failed to gain strength after the Fed statements, resulting in a fresh decline below the USD 37,000 level. It is currently (04:17 UTC) trading below USD 36,000 and showing bearish signs. Similarly, most major altcoins started a fresh decline. ETH topped near USD 2,720 and declined below USD 2,400. XRP failed to stay above USD 0.65 and declined below USD 0.60. ADA is struggling to stay above USD 1.00…. Read More: Bitcoin and Ethereum Extend Post-Fed Decline, Altcoins Trim Gains
  • Have We Reached Peak NFT Hype?
    Cryptonews - 5 hours ago
      James Butterfill is Investment Strategist at major European digital asset investment firm CoinShares.____… Read More: Have We Reached Peak NFT Hype?
  • Analysts See Slower Bitcoin Hashrate Growth in 2022 Amid Market Correction
    Cryptonews - 9 hours ago
      The Bitcoin (BTC) network’s hashrate – or computing power that goes into mining new coins – could reach 327 EH/s by the end of the year, a research note from the crypto-focused financial services firm BitOoda has predicted, after the firm cut an earlier forecast for the year…. Read More: Analysts See Slower Bitcoin Hashrate Growth in 2022 Amid Market Correction
  • Bitcoin, Ethereum, Stocks Drop as Fed Confirms Tapering Schedule
    Cryptonews - 12 hours ago
      With inflation well above 2% and a strong labor market, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) said it expects it will soon be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate. The Fed also decided to continue to reduce the monthly pace of its net asset purchases, bringing them to an end in early March. … Read More: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Stocks Drop as Fed Confirms Tapering Schedule
  • Five Star Bank Goes Bitcoin, Picasso NFTs, Binance Unfreezes SEPA Deposits + More News
    Cryptonews - 13 hours ago
      Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. __________… Read More: Five Star Bank Goes Bitcoin, Picasso NFTs, Binance Unfreezes SEPA Deposits + More News
  • Putin Talks up Russia’s Crypto Credentials as Ukraine Tension Mount
    Cryptonews - 13 hours ago
      Recent talk of a ban on crypto in Russia may be premature – particularly after the nation’s President Vladimir Putin appeared to talk up the country’s crypto capabilities. And with the United States threatening to sanction the Russian leader over heightened tensions on the Ukrainian border, Putin may be keeping his options open…. Read More: Putin Talks up Russia’s Crypto Credentials as Ukraine Tension Mount
  • Crypto-Based Money Laundering Still on the Rise, DeFi Gets Bigger Role
    Cryptonews - 14 hours ago
      Money laundering in crypto continued to rise between 2020 and 2021, although the illicit activity still remains below its all-time high from 2019. However, the takedown of two major illegal services in the past year may have made the activity less concentrated, blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis said in a new report. Overall, Chainalysis said that USD 8.6bn worth of cryptoassets was laundered in 2021, a 30% increase from USD 6.6bn the year before…. Read More: Crypto-Based Money Laundering Still on the Rise, DeFi Gets Bigger Role
  • This is What’s Backing Ark’s Big Bitcoin, Ethereum and Web 3 Forecasts
    Cryptonews - 15 hours ago
      Ark Investment Management, the fund led by the well-known technology investor Cathie Wood, has revealed just how bullish they are on bitcoin (BTC), ethereum (ETH), and Web3 more broadly — while laying out their case for how BTC could reach a price of more than USD 1m in the next decade…. Read More: This is What’s Backing Ark’s Big Bitcoin, Ethereum and Web 3 Forecasts
  • Microsoft Looks To Hybrid Work, Gaming To Boost Its Metaverse Coverage
    Cryptonews - 16 hours ago
      Microsoft is aiming to benefit from the rapid spread of hybrid work, looking to extend its presence within the social connection-focused virtual world to companies whose employees are working remotely. The company also seems determined to use its forthcoming acquisition of game developer Activision Blizzard to boost its metaverse assets…. Read More: Microsoft Looks To Hybrid Work, Gaming To Boost Its Metaverse Coverage
  • Bitcoin and Ethereum in Slow and Steady Increase
    Cryptonews - 18 hours ago
      Bitcoin price is showing a few positive signs above the USD 37,000. BTC even climbed above USD 37,500 and is currently (11:30 UTC) eyeing an upside break. A close above USD 38,000 might start a wave towards the USD 40,000 level. Similarly, most major altcoins are slowly rising. ETH was able to clear the USD 2,500 resistance level. XRP could gain pace if it clears USD 0.650. ADA could attempt a break above USD 1.08. Total market capitalization… Read More: Bitcoin and Ethereum in Slow and Steady Increase