Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Will Mass Adoption Be More PayPal or Pornhub?

There is an ongoing debate in the crypto community about where mainstream adoption will come from. One point of view is it will be...

‘Fluffypony’ Weighs In on CBDCs at Davos 2020

Riccardo Spagni, better known as “Fluffypony,” discusses privacy and whether or not central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are just a fleeting thing. The...

Gemini Completes Second Level of Cybersecurity Compliance Exam

The Gemini crypto exchange has completed a new examination to ensure its security system controls operate effectively. Gemini announced Thursday it completed an independent SOC...

Alleged BTC-e Operator Will Be Extradited to France After Greek Supreme Court Ruling

Alexander Vinnik, the alleged operator of the BTC-e exchange, will be extradited to France following a ruling by Greece's supreme court.Vinnik will be sent...

Crypto News Roundup and Interviews for Jan. 23, 2020

In addition to our news roundup, for the next few episodes we’ll also be highlighting select interviews from the CoinDesk crew reporting inside the...

BitMex to Launch XRP Swaps, Delist 2 Other Derivatives

BitMEX is releasing an XRP-U.S. dollar quanto swap targeted at crypto’s budding derivatives market.A quanto swap is a cross-currency interest rate swap where one...

Tether Says Its Newest Stablecoin Is Backed by Gold in Swiss Vault

Stablecoin issuer Tether is launching a new token backed by physical gold.Tether Gold "represents ownership of one troy fine ounce of physical gold on...

ErisX Adds New Trading Features with Etale Partnership

Users of crypto derivatives platform ErisX are getting access to institutional-grade data and trading solutions, thanks to a new partnership with software provider Etale.ErisX...

Campaign Privacy Statements Open Voters to Data Sharing

This story is part of CoinDesk’s 2020 election series exploring questions of information integrity, the rights of digital citizens, the power of centralized platforms,...

Crypto Custody Provider Ledger Extends Reach in Asia With New Institutional Client

Digital asset storage provider Ledger is partnering with FLETA, a South Korea-based blockchain platform for decentralized applications (dapps) to provide custodian services compliant with...