With traditional markets moving up and BTC sticking to its recent tight trading range, Markets Daily is back with another bitcoin news roundup. Equities show strength as bitcoin stays rangebound above $9,000. Demand for bitcoin is up in India, thanks in part to the economic crisis. But Indian tech startups...
Lightning developer and Zap, Inc. founder Jack Mallers announced Thursday his startup’s Strike product, which allows people to receive bitcoin as dollars via direct bank deposits, is finally entering public beta. A Visa card is also in the works. “Zap, Inc. has joined Visa’s Fast Track program,” Mallers said in...
When India’s Supreme Court overturned the banking restrictions for crypto exchanges back in March, everything changed.  Since then, Binance joined the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), which played a key role in overturning the ban, and noted explosive growth via WazirX, the Indian exchange Binance acquired in...
Bitcoin broke above $9,250 for the first time since Friday as the leading cryptocurrency continues to trade in a tight range just above $9,000 for several weeks. But cryptocurrency markets have stayed quiet as traders expect a big move. Bitcoin was trading hands around $9,250 as of 20:00...
DeFi’s agricultural revolution is spurring growth in decentralized exchanges. Meanwhile, the Bitcoin network experienced its lowest difficulty adjustment in 10 years, clocking a negligible change in mining difficulty today, while a novel legal strategy is bringing an initial coin offering project to court. Here’s the story: You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily...
Blockchain technology firm Bison Trails announced its support for features of Eth2 ahead of Ethereum’s planned upgrade.  DisclosureThe leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary...
Cryptography firm Bolt Labs has launched a private payment solution, zkChannels, on Tezos.  The startup is now working with Tezos developer groups Nomadic Labs and Metastate to implement the tech in the next network update.  Similar to the Lightning Network, zkChannels is a payment channel for blockchains but with zero-knowledge...
Credit-card lender and wallet provider Crypto.com’s Chain (CRO) token surged 33% in June, dominating digital-asset markets as bitcoin, ether and XRP from Ripple all declined. The CRO token’s gains made it the top performer during the month among digital assets with a market value of at least $1 billion, according...
Frenchman Alex Masmej, 23 years old, recently raised $20,000 on Ethereum by tokenizing himself. Now he wants his investors to vote on his life choices.  His “control my life” experiment challenges token holders to tell him whether to take a run or eat only veggies. That may sound a...
Quiet is the best word to describe the bitcoin market. Tuesday’s trading stayed within the same price range maintained over the past several weeks, with bitcoin remaining inside a tight $200 range for much of the day.  Bitcoin stays in a tight range above $9,000Ether up less than 1%Bitcoin...