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The U.S. Federal Reserve’s balance sheet is contracting, but despite popular opinion, that’s not necessarily bad news for bitcoin. The central bank’s balance sheet declined by $88 billion to $6.97 trillion (-1.5%) in the week ending July 8, having hit a record high of $7.16 trillion in early June,...
Over the past two years, many bitcoin believers donated cryptocurrency to initiatives in Venezuela, often holding up the small nation as the pinnacle example of the technology’s potential. The truth on the ground is much more nuanced.  The fintech startup AirTM distributed roughly $300,000 worth of cryptocurrency donations to 60,829...
There may be an enterprise blockchain arms race brewing in Latin America. LatamLink, an alliance of three organizations involved in the launch of the EOS public blockchain in 2018, is now busy integrating the EOSIO software for enterprise uses. The group seems to be competing for business in the...
Crypto trading platform bitFlyer is developing a digital wallet for Brave browser users in Japan, the companies announced Thursday.  BitFlyer, which claims to be Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by bitcoin trading volume, has partnered with the privacy-focused browser’s subsidiary, Brave Software International SEZC, which performs token operations, to offer...
Coinbase has scheduled its first-ever investor day on Aug. 14, amid rumors that the crypto exchange is exploring a public stock listing. It is unclear, however, whether the virtual event is related to the rumored efforts to go public. A spokesperson confirmed the meeting is coming but said it...
Bitcoin is back at $9,200 Thursday as crypto derivatives helped push its price down and equities closed lower. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $9,211 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), slipping 2.3% over the previous 24 hours.Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $9,154-$9,469BTC below 10-day and 50-day moving average, a bearish signal...
Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex will have to face allegations from New York State that it hid millions in lost funds, according to a ruling by the State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division on Thursday.  iFinex, which operates both Bitfinex and Tether, argued the funds had been deposited with a Panama-based company...
A 35-year-old Romanian programmer of the Bitclub Network pleaded guilty on Thursday to his role in establishing the mining pool Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of hundreds of millions of dollars in bitcoin. DisclosureThe leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic...
The official WikiLeaks Shop, an offshoot of the non-profit infamous for leaking government secrets, now accepts bitcoin Lightning payments.  All proceeds from the online store, which sells WikiLeaks T-shirts and other swag, goes to fund WikiLeaks operations. The shop already accepts bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies for payments. Now,...
From the “Robinhood Rally” to the most profit-disconnected stock market in history, these are the most interesting ideas from FinTwit last month. The Macro Media Index is a monthly summary of the best macroeconomic tweets, essays, podcast and videos from FinTwit.  In this inaugural edition, NLW looks at a few...