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Coinbase has hired Paul Grewal, former U.S. magistrate judge and Facebook legal alum, to lead the cryptocurrency exchange giant’s legal team.
After a week of viral videos on TikTok, dogecoin is up 35% in price and 2000% in volume. What gives?  What’s old is new again! What happens when you combine a mostly hibernating memecoin with the world’s most powerful (and controversial) meme platform, and throw in a new generation of...
Blockchain startup Marlin has released its relay network framework OpenWeaver in an effort to speed up block propagation on the Ethereum network. Based in San Francisco, U.S. and Bangalore, India, Marlin’s open-source “Layer 0” OpenWeaver enables users to find and build blocks quicker on Ethereum than those only leaning...
Brazil may be getting its first token boom in 2020, three years after the trend swept Silicon Valley, powered by a growing interest in stablecoins.  According to Binance’s representative in Brazil, Mayra Siqueira, the number of “Brazilian stablecoins traders” quadrupled since January 2020. The exchange’s two most popular stablecoins...
Randall Joseph Smail faces up to 30 years in prison for lying to a bank about having $640,000 in bitcoin to get a loan.
When Gyam Queen heard Nigeria would enter a 14-day lockdown, her first thought was about her studies. Queen, who is 26, is pursuing a Hospitality Management course at Wavecrest College in Lagos and aspires to open a restaurant offering Nigerian cuisine. Thanks to a donation from the WONDER...
The Chinese equivalent of Uber will pilot the nation’s digital yuan, a major Ethereum alliance is moving to support DeFi as Nexo gets ready to enter the prime brokerage space with help from Chainlink. Here’s the story: FOMOTikTok videos and a fomenting sense of FOMO have driven trading volumes...
A Colorado company is betting it can make the decentralized web more accessible with a no-frills server you can install in your own home. Start9 Labs’ Embassy server, housed in a Raspberry Pi, sets up its own private internet network and comes with its own operating system as well...
A Libra executive has confirmed the project has still not lost sight of its original ambition to launch a multi-currency stablecoin. 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...
Leah Callon-Butler, a CoinDesk columnist, is the director of Emfarsis, a consulting firm focused on the role of technology in advancing economic development in Asia. There are 1.7 billion unbanked people around the world, and if you had the chance to ask each and every one of them what...