Binance’s BNB Token Hits All-Time High in Bitcoin Value

Binance Coin (BNB), the token issued by the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trade volume Binance, has extended its recent gains to set a new all-time high in bitcoin-denominated value. At press time, BNB is trading at 0.002619 BTC ($9.60) but previously reached 0.002688 at 10:00 UTC Monday – the cryptocurrency’s highest price in its […]

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What to Know Tron’s BitTorrent Token Airdrop This Week

The first thing to know about the BitTorrent Token (BTT) airdrop is that it’s not just a one-off event. This first one begins a series of monthly airdrops that will run until February 2025. There are 990 billion BTT tokens created on the Tron blockchain. Of those, 10.1 percent have been designated for airdrops to […]

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High School Team Places Third in Barclays Blockchain Challenge Event

If understanding how distributed ledger tech works inside banks is complex, finding ways to make different varieties of enterprise blockchains talk to each other is a doozy of a challenge. And yet, that’s exactly what a team of high school students – soon to sit their A-Level exams in computer science – has done. The […]

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Funds Were Moving From QuadrigaCX Right Before Its Collapse

Nearly $1 million worth of ether (ETH) left QuadrigaCX and went to other cryptocurrency exchanges in December, the same month its CEO died, a CoinDesk review of public blockchain data shows. In a series of transactions sent from QuadrigaCX’s hot wallet (meaning one connected to the internet), more than 9,000 ETH moved from the embattled […]

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Blockchain Analysis Links Hamas Fundraising to Coinbase Bitcoin Account

The Palestinian military-political group Hamas, which the U.S. government deems a terrorist organization, may be using the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange for fundraising. Earlier this week, the Israeli blockchain analytics firm Whitestream identified several bitcoin wallet addresses referred to on official Hamas digital media channels in public requests for donations. One such appeal for bitcoin donations […]

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Is ConsenSys Startup Token Foundry Dead or Doing Something Different?

Token Foundry set out last year to be the best platform for running initial coin offerings. The website of the ConsenSys-incubated startup said as much until as recently as January 21. Then, over the next few days, it would articulate two more missions before finally settling on a new goal: “This year we are adding new […]

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LedgerX Unveils Betting Market for 2020’s Bitcoin Block Reward Halving

The bitcoin block reward will be cut in half next year – and soon, market watchers can place bets on exactly when the subsidy halving will happen. According to one estimated date, the halving will occur in late May 2020, but the precise time could shift slightly depending on the pace of blocks on the network […]

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Facebook Beefs Up Its Blockchain Efforts With Startup Hires

Social media giant Facebook is growing its blockchain efforts by hiring staffers from Chainspace, the startup behind a smart contracts platform. The news of the hires – first reported by Cheddar – demonstrates that the social media company is moving ahead with its blockchain ambitions, which were first revealed last May with the announcement of a […]

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The Art of Cutting Losers and Letting Winners Run in Crypto Trading

One of the most important rules for trading financial markets is cutting losses quickly and letting winners run. Generally, you want to let your trades that are in the green run as long as the market is willing to provide.  Conversely, you should cut your losses and exit the position to preserve your capital when […]

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Security Tokens vs. Tokenized Securities: It’s More Than Semantics

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. ————————– We need to get serious about vocabulary. The crypto sector has earned a well-deserved […]

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