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CFTC Chairman Tarbert is Impressed by Ethereum, “Period”

Ethereum has faced a strong drop since the August highs of $490. The coin currently trades for $375, far below the aforementioned highs. The cryptocurrency remains...

CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert Talks Ethereum, DeFi and the Next BitMEX

Ethereum's upcoming proof-of-stake shift won't necessarily put the world's second-largest cryptocurrency into the securities bucket, the chairman of the CFTC said Wednesday.

CoinDesk Joins IMF, CFTC, Swiss FINMA at DC Fintech Week

The virtual event, which runs Oct. 19-22, brings together marquee names from Switzerland’s FINMA, Sweden’s Riksbank, Bank for International Settlements, the Commodity Futures Trading...

BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Leaves Role After US Charges

The parent group of BitMEX has announced an executive shakeup after U.S. authorities charged the firm over allegedly illegal conduct.

BitMEX Says It’s ‘Business as Usual’ Despite 30% Drop in Bitcoin Balance After CFTC, DOJ Action

More than 57,000 BTC have been withdrawn from BitMEX since Sept. 30.

CFTC Enforcement Director McDonald to Leave This Week

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said on Tuesday Division of Enforcement Director James McDonald will depart the agency this Thursday, Oct. 8. McDonald...

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‘Only in Crypto’: What the OKEx Mess Says About New and Old Finance

On Friday morning as the OKEx withdrawal-freeze story twisted and turned, CoinDesk's editors had an off-the-cuff discussion about the fundamental realities and unique challenges...

Coinbase Custody’s new token support faces criticism

Earlier today, Coinbase Custody announced that they are looking into adding support for new digital assets. The move to support more coins comes as...

Bitcoin’s Creator vs. Bezos: Satoshi Nakamoto’s Uphill Climb to Surpass the Amazon Founder’s Net Worth

Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man, but someday if bitcoin crosses a certain valuation then Satoshi Nakamoto will be the wealthiest if he/she...

Bitcoin vs Gold: Which investment favors your portfolio?

I get it. It's always an either-or decision between Bitcoin and gold, as a pure investment play. Since the commodity and the cryptocurrency each...