Demand for LEND has surged dramatically over the last week as the token undergoes a rebranding. Aave, the non-custodial “DeFi” protocol, earlier launched its Aave Improvement Proposal (AIP1) to allow community consent over the migration from…

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More bitcoins were tokenized than mined this Sunday, decentralized finance is coming to the Bitcoin system and a former Prudential Securities CEO thinks crypto is a safe bet.  You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most…

After the largest options expiry in history, bitcoin ended its fifth week of bouncing around the $9,000s price range. Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,180 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), slipping almost 1%…

A languid Wednesday in traditional markets affected bitcoin as well although it’s been a steady six weeks where the world’s first cryptocurrency outperformed most traditional assets.  Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,265 as of 20:00…

Despite sliding in sympathy with stocks this week, bitcoin’s performance remains healthy this year, up 30% so far.  Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,412 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining 2% over the…

Derivative contracts on ether are more popular than ever, as evidenced by record open positions in options listed on the Panama-based derivatives exchange Deribit. Open interest, or the number of contracts outstanding and not yet…

Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision, the controversial blockchain promoted by Craig Wright, is winning in digital-asset markets this year, with a token that has brought investors triple the returns of its better-known ancestor, bitcoin. You’re reading First Mover,…

Despite launching with considerable fanfare in early 2019, grin, the first cryptocurrency to test privacy protocol MimbleWimble, is showing no signs of life.  At its launch, professional investors poured funding — by some estimates, $100…

The signs of the apocalypse are upon us: Bitcoin (BTC) transaction fees peaking, block time increasing, and the mempool is becoming congested — all as predicted by Zach Resnick, a managing partner at Unbounded Capital.…

Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure platform for node management serving institutions and developers, today announced a strategic funding round of $5.5 million from leading venture capital (VC) firms focused on blockchain technology. Blockdaemon’s funding round is…

Bitcoin’s long-anticipated halving event took place Monday afternoon New York time. Now what? At the time it took place (19:23 UTC or 3:30 p.m. ET), bitcoin was trading below its 10-day and 50-day moving averages,…

Cryptocurrency exchanges based outside the U.S. are pushing to fill what they see as a competitive gap in the world's biggest economy – offering more leverage to traders who have limited alternatives due to a…

Cryptocurrency exchanges based outside the U.S. are pushing to fill what they see as a competitive gap in the world's biggest economy – offering more leverage to traders who have limited alternatives due to a…

Bitcoin? Ether? Ripple? Meh. During a month where cryptocurrencies zoomed, the lesser-known Tezos beat them all.  Tezos (XTZ), one of the largest and most prominent among a fast-growing roster of digital coins known as “staking…