Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin and the BSA, Signature Deposit Growth, Darknet Crypto Donors

Signature Bank’s deposits grew by over $4 billion. Non-profits have rejected bitcoin donations made from hackers. And a FinCEN investigation raises questions about bitcoin mixers and the Bank Secrecy Act. Here’s all the news people are talking about in crypto today. Top shelf Corporate DeFi?R3’s open-source variation of its enterprise blockchain, Corda Network, will see […]

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Blockchain Bites: Filecoin’s Mainnet, M&A’s Upswing, Tarbert’s Environmental Concerns

Crypto M&A is up, CoinList set a record mint of wrapped bitcoin and the CFTC Chairman is “impressed” with Ethereum. Not to mention, Filecoin has pivoted to mainnet. Top shelf Filecoin fliesThe Filecoin network mainneted at 14:44 UTC, beginning its FIL token distribution. Filecoin is a system from Protocol Labs meant to be both a decentralized file storage […]

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Blockchain Bites: G20’s CBDC Rules, Ethereum 2.0’s Tests, Blockchain’s $1.7T Boost

CoinDesk is preparing for the invest: ethereum economy virtual event on Oct. 14 with a special series of newsletters focused on Ethereum’s past, present and future. Every day until the event the team behind Blockchain Bites will dive into an aspect of Ethereum that excites or confuses us. Today’s intro is written by CoinDesk research analyst Christine Kim. This year, […]

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Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin on Ethereum – The Whos, Whats and Whys

Since January, over $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin has been tokenized into ERC-20 tokens to use in the emerging decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem on Ethereum. These DeFi applications offer an increasingly large array of potential use cases for bitcoin investors looking for alternative ways to issue loans or make trades on new exchange platforms.  Tokenizing bitcoin serves as a […]

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Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Crosses $11K While DOJ Takes Aim at Crypto

Ethereum’s success drives imitation.  Just take a look at the latest report from the crypto-industry publication DappRadar: In the third quarter of 2020, Ethereum accounted for 96% of the total transaction volume over decentralized applications, including the blockchain-based trading and lending networks that have exploded in popularity in recent months.  Prices for ether (ETH), the Ethereum blockchain’s […]

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Blockchain Bites: Square’s $50M BTC Investment, MetaMask’s 1M Users, BitMEX’s New CEO

CoinDesk is preparing for the invest: ethereum economy virtual event on Oct. 14 with a special series of newsletters focused on Ethereum’s past, present and future. Every day until the event the team behind Blockchain Bites will dive into an aspect of Ethereum that excites or confuses us. The Top Shelf news you subscribed to is down below.  Now, a few […]

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