There’s been renewed interest in bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with the nomination of Gary Gensler to head the Securities and Exchange Commission and the approval of a true Canadian bitcoin ETF. Whether one gets approved…

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…

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.…

A study by blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis finds that cryptocurrency-related crime has fallen significantly. The criminal share of all crypto activity fell to just 0.34% in 2020. This contradicts recent statements by U.S. Treasury Secretary…

There’s an online-sleuthing contest starting on January 21st called “Bitcoin Quest,” where individuals can leverage their crypto-analytical skills to hunt for mnemonic bitcoin seed phrases hidden in artwork. Winners who drain the artwork’s crypto holdings…

The decentralized finance sector has posted massive gains throughout the past week, with all the “blue-chip” tokens seeing explosive momentum as bulls flood back into the embattled fragment of the crypto market at full speed.…

President Donald Trump’s campaign website was reportedly hacked Tuesday evening. Hackers claim to have “classified information” about Trump and the origin of the coronavirus. They asked crypto users to decide whether the information should be…

Digital Currency Group (DCG) recently published the firm’s “State of Crypto 2020” report which polls more than 150 portfolio crypto companies. According to the study, 75% of the respondents believe the value of their business…

Blockchain forensics firm CipherTrace has published comprehensive guidance to assist law enforcement officials in identifying signs of cryptocurrency use when carrying out criminal investigations. The report notes that the U.S. Department of Treasury has identified…

Blockchain forensics firm CipherTrace has published comprehensive guidance to assist law enforcement officials in identifying signs of cryptocurrency use when carrying out criminal investigations. The report notes that the U.S. Department of Treasury has identified…

Crypto derivatives are now among the most common financial products on any cryptocurrency exchange or trading platform, thanks to increased interest among the trading community. Trading crypto derivatives has its own advantages as it allows…

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of New Zealand has requested that crypto companies in the country hand over their customers’ personal details, cryptocurrency asset values as well as the type of asset held. According to…

All eyes are on Ethereum this week as DeFi continues to drive the market higher. The second-largest cryptocurrency has now reclaimed $400 while the total market cap has surged to its highest levels since May…

Online travel booking platform Travala.com has added one million new homes across 195 countries to its site with the release of a designated home bookings section called ‘Homes’. Holiday homes and apartments can be booked…

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority estimates that roughly 2.6 million U.K. consumers have bought cryptocurrency “at some point.” On June 30, the FCA published the results of its latest research into how consumers interact…

Most traders fail to understand how Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives exchanges handle their risk. There is a consensus that the winners get paid by the losing parties, but it is not as simple as it seems.…

The crypto community is incredibly financially literate and savvy. Despite everyone calling for crypto adoption and more merchants to accept crypto as payment, most people want to accumulate more crypto, not spend it. Holders think…

Crypto adoption is making significant advances in Africa, with crypto ownership, trade volume, and regulation all moving toward greater adoption. A recent report by Arcane Research and Luno found that Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana,…

Chainlink has seen a notable recovery from its daily lows today, as the crypto’s bulls have stepped up and defended against it seeing further underperformance of Bitcoin and other altcoins. This comes as the cryptocurrency…