On October 20, 2020, the amount of Bitcoin (BTC) held at major exchanges fell below 2.5 million BTC for the first time in two years.  Source: Glassnode.Nexo co-founder Antoni Trenchev opined to Cointelegraph that this…

Curv, an institutional crypto asset custody provider, today announced that global investment firm Franklin Templeton and fintech-focused venture capital firm Illuminante Financial Management have joined its Series A funding round — which already included CommerzVentures,…

A recent survey by cryptocurrency data aggregator, CryptoCompare, shows that centralized exchange operators do not see the emergence of decentralized trading venues like Uniswap as a threat despite growing volume and activity in the DeFi…

Litecoin (LTC), a nine-year-old cryptocurrency whose price returns have chronically underperformed the bigger and better-known bitcoin in recent years, is hitching its wagon to a new star: privacy. The blockchain industry subsector of “privacy coins” – cryptocurrencies with…

The latest data from Coingecko shows that the combined trading volumes of cryptocurrency exchanges went up by $155 billion between July and September, from $175.7 billion to $330.6 billion. The new total volume represents a…

While Ether (ETH) price has been stuck between the $340-$350 range for the last month, multiple on-chain metrics suggest that a recovery may be building. Santiment, a cryptocurrency data analytics firm, recently noted that the…

On August 28, Binance Futures launched its DeFi Composite Index, a basket of DeFi tokens that initially comprised 27% Chainlink (LINK) and 11% Aave (LEND) alongside nine other prominent DeFi tokens that made up between…

Data from Dune Analytics shows that in the month of September Uniswap decentralized exchange processed $15.371 billion in volume. In the same period, reports indicate that Coinbase processed $13.6 billion. Monthly decentralized exchange volume. Source:…

The United States stock market plunged as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped 358 points in pre-market trading. The Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped to as low as $10,374 across major exchanges, but a larger…

Derivative exchange BitMEX’s legal issues with U.S. regulators took a toll on bitcoin’s price while DeFi gave Ethereum miners more fee revenue than ever.  Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $10,582 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m.…

Some time ago, one of the more thoughtful critiques of Bitcoin went a little like this: “Sure, bitcoin is scarce in its supply, but since it’s effectively costless to clone the software and fork it,…

It might be part of every job in crypto to anticipate and react to fast-moving developments that seemingly change the industry’s direction overnight.  And apparently not even Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, the high-profile leader of Binance,…

Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao acknowledges the contradictions inherent in trying to tap into the fast-growing business of decentralized finance, or DeFi, while trying to defend his company’s reign as the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange.…

The first quarter of 2020 saw $5.1 billion added in volume to decentralized exchanges, 500% increase from the first 6 months in 2019. Data obtained from coindex  This is made possible due to the recent…

Fintech enabler Plaid, which connects traditional bank accounts to thousands of digital platforms, including crypto exchange Coinbase, is quietly working with at least two decentralized finance (DeFi) startups. Plaid’s head of UK, Keith Grose, a…

Visa-owned fintech enabler Plaid, which connects traditional bank accounts to thousands of digital platforms, including crypto exchange Coinbase, is quietly working with at least two decentralized finance (DeFi) startups. Plaid’s head of UK, Keith Grose,…

The cryptocurrency money manager Panxora seeks to raise up to $50 million for a new hedge fund to buy digital tokens associated with the fast-growing decentralized finance (DeFi) sector.  DeFi is a segment of the…

Last Friday night, crypto YouTuber Ivan on Tech messaged me on Twitter. Shortly into our conversation, he graciously offered me an investment opportunity in “Bitcoin trading/mining”, courtesy of a platform that he alleged was associated…

Bitcoin stuck around $10,400 for most of Tuesday. Meanwhile, ether holders are increasingly choosing smart contracts to park the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $10,494 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. EDT). Gaining 0.10% over…

UNI logged a rollercoaster opening session last week after rising by almost 2800 percent in just less than 24 hours. The token reached a record level of $8.59 following its free distribution among the users…

After outperforming Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) strongly in August, Decentralized Finance (DeFi) tokens are now plummeting as many registered losses of up to 50%.  Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 At the moment,…

Up until it collapsed, The DAO represented the highest technological achievement – and the coming wave of innovation – that the Ethereum blockchain has enabled.  The smart contract and blockchain were interlinked ideas. In Vitalik…

While Ethereum network fees have jumped to new highs this year, the popular cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase Pro, announced that the trading platform would be passing network fees onto customers. The move followed the exchange listing…

Earlier today Yearn.finance (YFI) and Ether (ETH) rose sharply after Uniswap’s governance token UNI plunged 22% from $8.00 to $6.80. Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 UNI, which launched less than 48 hours ago,…

Ethereum miners’ hourly revenue has hit a five-year record, with fees currently bringing in 2,275 ETH ($880K) per hour. The spike was triggered by yesterday’s announcement that Uniswap would airdrop it’s governance token UNI to…

Overnight, crypto Twitter exploded in chatter about what is essentially free money. Liquidity swap platform Uniswap that’s recently enjoyed enormous growth rewarded early users with a distribution share of UNI tokens. The price per token…

Every time the Federal Reserve meets, it’s important to remember that the only real monetary policy tradition at the 107-year-old institution is that a bunch of people will get together and talk about markets and the economy and…

Within the last hour, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) surpassed $11,000 across major exchanges, including Coinbase and Binance. This comes after nearly two weeks of low volatility as the cryptocurrency market remained stagnant and Bitcoin…

Blockchain-based lending and trading systems known as “decentralized finance,” or DeFi, have dominated recent cryptocurrency-market headlines, with collateral locked into the semi-automated platforms surging 10-fold this year to more than $9 billion. DeFi trading platforms like Uniswap, Curve and Balancer have…