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2019: The Year Washington, Silicon Valley and Beijing Faced Off Over Crypto

Hacks, futures, settlements, flippenings, geopolitical conflict -- 2019 had it all.

JPMorgan Blockchain Payments Network Eyes January Japan Launch

JPMorgan's Interbank Information Network will expand to Japan early next year, according to its executive director.

MARKETS DAILY: How Bitcoin Diversification Is Helping Traditional Portfolios

With the market set for another down day, we're talking new data on Bitcoin diversification for traditional portfolios, taking a look at shifting tactics in the mining hardware industry, traditional

Tencent’s WeBank to Provide Infrastructure for China’s National Blockchain Consortium

WeBank has become the first technical infrastructure provider for China’s blockchain network.

Nic Carter on Quadriga, Libra and Other Suspect Projects

Nic Carter, a noted crypto skeptic, talks through the big stories of the year and argues that bitcoin mattered more than ever.

Danish Tax Agency Sends Warning Letters to Suspected Crypto Tax Evaders

Denmark's tax authority, the Skattestyrelsen, has been sending letters to cryptocurrency users it suspects of tax avoidance, demanding a range of information about their trading activities.

Santander Exec Claims Blockchain Success as Bank Redeems Ethereum-Issued Bond

"This unequivocally proves that a debt security can be managed through its full lifecycle," said an exec.

State-Owned Chinese Bank to Finance Small Businesses With Blockchain Tech

The China Construction Bank will help finance small businesses using a blockchain platform.

Bitcoin Looks South After Strong Rejection Above $7,600

Are bitcoin sellers back in control? The cryptocurrency is flashing red after a strong rejection above $7,600.

Saga Stablecoin Goes Live Backed by Basket of Fiat Currencies

Saga Monetary Technologies has finally launched its SGA stablecoin, and it's already planning to break away from its pegged basket of currencies.

Bitcoin Halving Could Leave Price at $20K-$50K, Hedge Fund Manager Says

Bitcoin's mining-reward halving in May 2020 could leave prices for the cryptocurrency in a range between $20,000 and $50,000, according to a new estimate.

Swiss Startup Amun Wins Regulatory Approval to Sell Crypto-ETPs to EU Retail Investors

Swiss startup Anum has won a regulatory approval to widen its offerings of crypto-based financial products to retail investors in the European Union.

Bitmain Shifts Miner Sales Tactics, Betting Big on Bitcoin Halving Pump

Bitmain has retooled its strategy for selling bitcoin miners, betting big that the cryptocurrency’s price will rally with next year's halving.

Nayuta Claims Its Android Lightning Wallet Is the First to Build in a Bitcoin Full Node

Japan-based startup Nayuta has released what it says is the first lightning network wallet with a built-in bitcoin "full node."

Telegram Investor Documents Say BNY Mellon, Credit Suisse Helped Process $1.7B ICO

Telegram told investors it was using BNY Mellon and Credit Suisse, to move and store fiat raised in last year’s token sale, court filings indicate.

BTSE Exchange Plans $50M Token Raise on Blockstream’s Ethereum Rival Liquid

If successful, the offering could help put bitcoin sidechains back on the map as an alternative to ethereum for launching assets.

New Mac Malware Hides in Memory and Masquerades as a Crypto App

A new form of malware is almost invisible to anti-virus software.

LedgerX Places Founders on Administrative Leave After Tussle With CFTC

LedgerX CEO and COO Paul and Juthica Chou have been "placed on administrative leave" by the company, with DTCC vice chairman Larry Thompson filling in.

Cryptojacking Malware Devs Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Two members of Romanian hacker gang Bayrob Group were sentenced to two decades in prison after their malware mined crypto on 400,000 infected computers.

MARKETS DAILY: 2020 Could See First Central Bank Digital Currencies

With today's markets mostly down, we're talking bitcoin's first golden cross in more than three years, CBDCs and a behind-the-scenes look at Telegram's ICO, courtesy of the SEC.