Don't rule out retail investors just yet

Don’t rule out retail investors just yet

The Bitcoin community has juggled multiple reports and speculations over the past few weeks, all regarding Grayscale’s BTC accumulation, a development that in the minds of many, represents the rise of institutional investors. However, hypnotized by developments such as these, people tend to forget about the market’s reliance on retail investors just a few months …

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Digital Currency Guru of $568M Cyber Fraud Forum Pleads Guilty

Digital Currency Guru of $568M Cyber Fraud Forum Pleads Guilty

Sergey Medvedev, a Russian national who operated a digital currency escrow service for the $568 million payment card fraud forum he founded in 2010, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in what the U.S. government called its largest ever cyber fraud case.  Medvedev, 33, admitted in his June 26 plea before the U.S. District Court for …

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CoinFLEX overhauls strategy to focus on building a ‘repo’ market for the crypto industry

CoinFLEX overhauls strategy to focus on building a ‘repo’ market for the crypto industry

In a bid to breathe new life into its market for crypto derivatives, Hong Kong-based CoinFLEX is relaunching its platform and focusing on what it says will bring a digital asset twist to the repo market. Launched in 2019, CoinFLEX first emerged as a marketplace for physically-delivered futures. Despite some initial success, the firm has …

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Matic Network Aims for 80% Token Lockup in New Staking Program

Matic Network Aims for 80% Token Lockup in New Staking Program

Matic Network announced Sunday that the first iteration of its staking solution was now live. Launched in stages, direct staking will initially be restricted to the Matic Foundation, the non-profit behind the Ethereum-based scaling solution, which will stake tokens on users’ behalf, the company said in a press release. The Matic Network is a dapp-ready …

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Crypto broker Voyager announces $2.1 million private placement

‘Blockchain’ and ‘cryptocurrency’ dominate active trademarks in U.S. government database

The most popular blockchain-related terms across all active trademarks in the U.S. are “Blockchain” and “Cryptocurrency,” according to The Block’s recent research findings. The total number of “Blockchain” and “Cryptocurrency” mentions within live trademark — referring to active ones that have not been abandoned — were 2646 and 2382, respectively. “Bitcoin,” “Initial Coin Offering,” and …

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Is the Travel Rule Good or Bad for Crypto? Both

Is the Travel Rule Good or Bad for Crypto? Both

Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn is assistant professor of International Political Economy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is editor of the book Bitcoin and Beyond. Moritz Hütten is researcher on blockchains and the future of work at Darmstadt Business School, in Germany.  The Travel Rule officially extends to ‘virtual asset services providers’ (VASPs) this …

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