Analysis

Are two recent attacks taking advantage of “flashloans,” low liquidity and price oracle issues the first of more to come? Part of what makes decentralized finance, or DeFi, interesting to people is how it takes advantage of open-source protocols to enable types of transactions never before available. The problem, however, is financial structures mean new
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Blocknox, a subsidiary of the second largest German stock exchange Boerse Stuttgart, is expanding its cryptocurrency custody service to institutional players. According to an announcement from the bourse on Tuesday, Blocknox already provides custody for crypto assets on an “escrow basis,” and has made the service available to users of Boerse Stuttgart’s BISON app and
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The Australian entrepreneur who claims to be the inventor of bitcoin has suggested he might take legal action against the cryptocurrency’s developer team over claimed infringement of his intellectual property. In a blog post published last Thursday, Craig Wright said while forks of bitcoin would be allowed under the open-source MIT license under which bitcoin
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The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has formally proposed a legal framework for tokenization, but also plans to label cryptocurrency transactions as suspicious activity, it said in a press release Monday. The CBR announced it had successfully piloted a platform that allows users to tokenize assets, including equities and currencies, and issue them to investors.
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Berkshire Hathaway has moved into defensive stocks as stakes in recession-prone companies were cut. Warren Buffett’s heavy exposure to financials is now lower. Charlie Munger recently warned of “lots of troubles” ahead for the economy. Warren Buffett’s most recent stock purchases point to growing concerns that an economic downturn is right ahead. A Feb. 14
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Bitcoin’s price pullback looks to have stalled with the bears losing steam near former hurdle-turned-support on Sunday.  The number one cryptocurrency by market cap ran into offers over the weekend, having faced multiple rejections near $10,500 on Feb. 12–13. Notably, the cryptocurrency fell nearly 4.5 percent on Sunday – its biggest single-day decline since Nov.
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The coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, and scammers are exploiting the crisis to defraud you. Scammers are soliciting bitcoin donations to help “fight the virus,” while investors in U.S. microcap stocks are another easy target. Don’t fall prey to any of these five scams. A good scammer never lets a crisis go to waste. Even
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Viktor Bunin is a protocol specialist at Bison Trails, a company that offers one-click access to various blockchain nodes. While the number of Bison Trails users is, according to Bunin, headed “up and to the right,” he addressed concerns with Libra and the recent drop-out of major banking and business players. In short? He’s not
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Greta Thunberg is getting her own TV show. Thunberg is a very modern celebrity. Like Kim Kardashian, she’s famous for doing absolutely nothing. Unless you count complaining. We learned this week that Greta Thunberg is getting her own television show. It will be a documentary about her “extraordinary” life as the face of climate change
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CoinDesk Head of Research Noelle Acheson joins the Amun State of Crypto crew to discuss the advantages, disadvantages and eccentricities of crypto markets, exchanges, settlement and more. In this deep-dive conversation, the group discusses the differences in the market microstructure between the crypto asset industry and traditional capital markets. The guests drew from their experience
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