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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free weekly newsletter focused on crypto assets. Sign up here. For a primer on crypto custody concepts, you can download our free report here. 
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The Jack Dorsey hack may have been a protest against Twitter’s reluctance to censor hate speech while also highlighting no one is safe online. | Source: REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo In a shocking display of Twitter’s vulnerability, CEO Jack Dorsey had his account hacked. The offending tweets were clearly intended to be as offensive as possible
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The billionaire head of Brevan Howard hedge fund, Alan Howard, is launching a crypto portfolio platform that aims to make stable investments in a notoriously volatile market. The platform is geared towards institutional clients and will make strategic investments in other crypto hedge funds, becoming a kind of fund of funds, according to a Financial
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Malta-based crypto exchange Binance wants to spur greater research in open-source blockchain development. To that end, the exchange unveiled Binance X on Thursday, announcing that it was funding more than 40 developers conducting research into open-source crypto software. Binance X also hopes to facilitate collaboration in the Binance ecosystem by providing resources to projects in various
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The Ethereum issuance of Tether (USDT) is quickly becoming the most utilized version of the stablecoin – and pushing Bitcoin and Omni out of the game. | Source: Shutterstock Tether (USDT) transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain are losing ground to Ethereum at an ever-increasing rate. Ever since the Tether stablecoin was issued on Ethereum in
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BitMax.io (BTMX.io) has announced a strategic partnership with Infinito, a leading provider of in blockchain-based products, solutions, and services and the listing of the Infinito (INFT) token on the platform. Infinito was founded to solve various challenges preventing mass blockchain adoption. Some of the problems Infinito addresses are the inaccessibility of people to crypto currencies
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With ProBit’s new announcement, Korean cryptocurrency buyers can now conveniently purchase exchange tokens with fiat. ProBit Exchange is listing 6 exchange tokens against the Korean Won (KRW) in a single day. According to the announcement, the listings are in celebration of ProBit Exchange’s ascension as a Top 30 global exchange in terms of real users’
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R3 struck a strategic partnership with Dubai-based fintech startup, Wethaq, to build next-generation financial architecture for Islamic capital markets. Wethaq, a “platform-as-a-service” firm, aims to use R3 Corda’s blockchain to manage the pre-sale, issuance, management and financialization of Sukuk securities, Islamic financial certificates similar to bonds. According to the International Islamic Financial Market Annual Sukuk
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