Welcome to State of Crypto, a CoinDesk newsletter looking at the intersection of cryptocurrency and government. I’m your host, Nikhilesh De. Yeah, of course we’re talking about GameStop (GME) today. Here are my questions: What…

Every four years or so, bitcoin’s seemingly cyclical nature rears its head and the rise of another bull market begins. There are headlines across mainstream media outlets boasting massive price action, and droves of people…

Maybe it’s just that winter is dragging on, but I find myself getting increasingly irritated with mainstream reports about Bitcoin that say it was a result of the financial crisis.  It wasn’t, and that matters.…

Welcome to this week’s Money Reimagined, coming to you two days into a new U.S. presidency.  Already, with various executive orders and a host of cabinet and agency nominee names emerging, President Joe Biden has…

Investors are increasingly seeking exposure to bitcoin following the recent months-long price rally. Bitcoin exchange-traded products are seeing record trading volumes. Meanwhile, more big banks are reportedly trying to get into the crypto space, including…

Bitcoin is continuing to set new price records, breaking above $35,000 for the first time ever on Jan. 5. After setting its past record of roughly $34,800 on Jan. 3, BTC posted a fast retracement…

Without any doubt, the year 2020 was unlike any other year in the 21st century: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, global governments unstoppably printing money, “lockdowns” and “social distancing” becoming the new normal, protests against racial…

After successfully launched a bitcoin exchange-traded product in Europe, Vaneck has now filed a new proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Under former chairman Jay Clayton,…

2020 has been a stellar year for the crypto economy, with more enterprises and institutions than ever before implementing the technology. Big announcements, such as PayPal’s decision to enable its users to buy and sell…

Figuring out the point at which decentralized finance began almost always ends up in a rhetorical debate. Some argue that Bitcoin’s (BTC) invention a decade ago marked the start of it, as the major cryptocurrency…

Reports have emerged throughout the week that the United States dollar has reached its lowest point in more than two and a half years. The social, political and macro-economic consequences of prolonged weakness in the dollar…

Reports have emerged throughout the week the United States dollar has reached its lowest point in more than two and a half years. The social, political, and macro-economic consequences of prolonged weakness in the dollar could…

With Bitcoin (BTC) price sentiment continuing to remain bullish following the uncertainty brought on by the United States presidential election, institutional investors seem to be getting more interested in betting on the markets. In the…

The 2020 U.S. presidential election will shape crypto policy for the next four years – even if no one’s actually pitching crypto-specific positions. While presidential candidates aren’t campaigning on their blockchain savvy – and indeed,…

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,…

This week, as world leaders gather virtually for DC Fintech Week in Washington, D.C., a key focus will be on central banks issuing their own digital currencies (CBDC). A pivotal player here is the United…

The Money Reimagined Podcast After reading this newsletter, make sure you check out the latest edition of our podcast.  This week, Sheila Warren and I talk to Hyperledger Executive Director Brian Behlendorf about self-sovereign identity,…

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Monday published a letter clarifying that national banks and federal savings associations can now hold reserves for stablecoin issuers in the country. According to…

Central bank digital currencies are a digital representation of a country’s fiat currency. They are effectively a government-issued cryptocurrency designed to replace the traditional, physical form of fiat currencies. The term CBDC is broad because…

To foretell the future of decentralized finance (DeFi), the exploding new field in which decentralized governance protocols set and execute the terms for lending, borrowing and stablecoin issuance, one should look to the past.  Specifically,…

The recent Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) ruling that national banks and savings associations can provide cryptocurrency custody services to clients is one of the biggest milestones in the short but spectacular lifetime of digital…

Four of the top five South Korean banks have reportedly announced their plans to provide cryptocurrency services. The announcements came ahead of the crypto regulation that will soon go into effect in South Korea. Largest…

A bipartisan quartet of US congressmen wants the IRS taxation policy not to dissuade taxpayers from participating in blockchain token staking. These politicians believe America’s ingenuity can help drive this promising staking technology. The four…

News.Bitcoin.com Lead Writer Jamie Redman Named One of the Best Crypto Bloggers Lead Writer at News.Bitcoin.com, Jamie Redman has made Redeeem.com’s list of twelve influential go-to crypto bloggers. Redeeem says the list comprises names behind…

An interesting op-ed by Leah Callon-Butler in CoinDesk this week got me to change my mind about something pretty fundamental. She asked: “Is crypto fintech?” My instinctive answer was “no!” For me, fintech is technology…

  On July 22nd, an independent bureau of the United States Treasury, known as Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), issued a public letter clarifying that national banks and federal savings associations are…

Bitcoin’s recent jump above $9,500 has increased its probability of testing $10,000 in the coming sessions, according to an analyst. He also noted that traders would first target $9,785 as their interim resistance level. Bitcoin…

U.N. and Federal Reserve experts independently researched central bank digital currencies and found they could effectively compete with the commercial banking system. Meanwhile, New York State and France have entered into a regulatory agreement and…

Bitcoin's rally last week as the Standard & Poor's 500 Index of U.S. stocks floundered served to underscore just how different the conversations are right now in digital asset markets and traditional finance. As high-profile investors including Stanley Druckenmiller…

Bitcoin's rally last week, as the Standard & Poor's 500 Index of U.S. stocks floundered, served to underscore just how different the conversations are right now in digital-asset markets and traditional finance. As high-profile investors including Stanley Druckenmiller and…