Craig Wright Accused of Abusing Attorney-Client Privilege in Trial

Craig Wright, the self-professed creator of Bitcoin (BTC), has been accused of abusing attorney-client privilege in order to block documents from being used as evidence in the ongoing trial against him. Australian computer scientist and businessman Craig Wright is being sued by the family of his deceased business partner Dave Kleiman for US$10 billion in… Read More »

Libra Vice Chair Unconcerned By High Profile Departures

Dante Disparte, Vice-Chair of the Libra Association, said that he was unconcerned by recent high-profile departures from the project just two weeks after Vodafone became the latest name to ditch the proposed digital coin. Speaking to CoinDesk at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, Disparte said that the Libra project was picking up… Read More »

CME Sees Second-Best Month for Bitcoin Futures Trading

January was the second-best month for CME’s Bitcoin futures trading since its 2017 launch, averaging 10,800 contracts, 69% greater than the average daily volume in 2019. Last month also saw new options on Bitcoin futures picking up pace. Since launch, 466 options contracts, or 2,300 equivalent Bitcoin, have traded—nearly 40% as blocks, showing signs of… Read More »

Telegram Developers Jump to TON’s Defense in SEC Case

A group of Telegram Open Network (TON) developers, calling themselves “The TON Community Foundation,” have submitted a court document criticizing the SEC’s prosecution of the project. The former messaging app turned blockchain developer has been embroiled in a long-running suit with the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission, which alleges that US$1.7 billion raised from… Read More »

The Libra Association Gets a New Member in Shopify

The Libra Association has signed up Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify as its newest member as the troubled crypto project looks to get back on track. Libra has lost several founding members in recent months for a variety of reasons, the most prominent of which was the massive amount of scrutiny leveled at the project. The… Read More »

Polkadot Targets Onboarding Ethereum Ecosystem with Chainlink Oracles

Polkadot is readying itself for its expected network launch after it announced its integration with Chainlink oracles on February 25. The progress made with the integrations is an indication of a systematic approach that will allow porting with Ethereum infrastructure. Polkadot Announces Integrations of Chainlink Oracles The integration of Chainlink oracles is vital in the… Read More »

BitGo Introduces Institutional Crypto Lending Service

The world of crypto has developed at a breakneck pace over the past few years, and in a new development, cryptocurrency firm BitGo has announced the launch of its own crypto lending service. In recent times, the crypto lending industry has grown at a decent pace, but there is still room for a lot of… Read More »

Telegram ICO Investors Included Russian Oligarch and Ex-Minister

Newly released documents relating to Telegram’s 2018 ICO have revealed some big-name backers, including Russian oil tycoon Roman Abramovich and former Minister of Open Government Affairs Mikhail Abyzov. The publication of the documents highlighting some of the big-money backers in Telegram’s planned blockchain, Telegram Open Network (TON), is just the latest development in the US… Read More »

Ethereum Dev Indicted By Grand Jury Over North Korea Appearance

Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has been indicted by a grand jury for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) after speaking at a cryptocurrency conference hosted by the North Korean government last April. Griffith was initially arrested on Thanksgiving at Los Angeles Internation Airport after FBI Special Agent Brandon M. Cavanaugh alleged… Read More »

Ethereum (ETH) Soars 35% in a Month: What to Expect Now?

Ethereum (ETH) continues to gather pace after an impressive start to the year. The second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap has already risen to a two-month high of $165 after a 13% rally this week. Over the past month, the cryptocurrency has rallied by more than 35% and is showing no signs of slowing down. Ethereum… Read More »

Ethereum Dev Virgil Griffith Pleads Not Guilty in North Korea Case

Former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges filed against him by the US Attorney’s office in relation to a speech he gave at a blockchain conference in North Korea in April 2019. Griffith was arrested on Thanksgiving at Los Angeles International Airport after the FBI alleged that he breached the… Read More »

Aztec Introduces Privacy Network on Ethereum Blockchain

Over the years, the Ethereum network has slowly but surely grown into one of the most influential blockchain networks in the industry. Over the years, plenty of institutions have established their proprietary networks on the Ethereum blockchain, and that is one of the major reasons behind this blockchain network. In a new development that will… Read More »

The importance of decentralized oracles: Interview with Sergey Nazarov

Chainlink Co-Founder Sergey Nazarov believes that increasing the decentralization and scalability of oracle technologies are key to ensure trust in the DeFi ecosystem. Oracles play a key role in the correct functioning of DeFI protocols by connecting them to real-world data. However, the trustworthiness of oracles becomes compromised in instances where they rely on a… Read More »

A lifetime in 24 Tweets: The rise of Inverse.Finance

Consisting of 24 Tweets over a 48-hour period, Inverse.Finance’s social media presence reads like a decentralized finance (DeFi) startup story in hyperdrive.  Over the course of its short life the fledgling protocol has already attracted $4.3 million in total value locked (a figure that seems to be rising as fast as solo developer Nour Haridy… Read More »