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CoinDesk at WEF 2020: Crypto Themes to Watch as Davos Gets Underway

Get your Fourth Industrial Revolution hardhats on. CoinDesk is at Davos to help you ponder the slew of problems ailing today’s global economy.

Blockstream Co-Founder Joins Bitcoin-Only Start-up River Financial

Jonathan Wilkins, a co-founder of Blockstream, is joining up-and-coming bitcoin brokerage River Financial as Chief Security Officer.

Palestinian Militant Group Has Received 3,370 Bitcoins in Donations Since 2015: Report

The report from an Israeli organisation claims the group used bitcoin to avoid sanctions, offer a degree of anonymity to donors and enable cross-border money transfers.

Australian Regulator Gives Green Light to App-Based Retail Bitcoin Fund

The bitcoin fund is being launched by micro-investment app provider Raiz Invest Australia.

After Sudden 8% Drop, Bitcoin Bulls Must Defend Price Support at $8,460

Bitcoin's dramatic overnight fall from $9,200 is telling a tale of buyer exhaustion.

London-Listed Argo Blockchain Reports 10-Fold Increase in Bitcoin Mining Revenue in 2019

For its first full year of operations, Argo says it generated just over $11 million in revenue

Bitfinex Investor’s Crypto Lending Startup Posts $2.3M in 2019 Revenue

China-based RenrenBit has disclosed it took $600,000 in net income from revenue of $2.3 million in 2019.

How Was It Possible for Bitmain to Oust Its Largest Shareholder Overnight?

Corporate documents reveal new details about the ouster of Bitmain co-founder Ketuan "Micree" Zhan.

Why the World Economic Forum Is Creating a Blockchain ‘Bill of Rights’

Sheila Warren, the head of blockchain for the WEF, argues the technology needs a set of principles for staving off potential misuse.

Decentralization Philosophy Part 1 – From Buddha to the Conquistadors

Earlier this week, the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss decentralization in blockchain projects and the historical context of decentralized organizations.

Plaintiffs Move to Combine Their Market-Manipulation Lawsuits Against Bitfinex and Tether

Three class action lawsuits alleging Bitfinex and Tether manipulated the bitcoin market are moving to consolidate, with the stablecoin issuer promising to fight the claims.

Grasping Lightning: Mapping the Key Players in Bitcoin’s Next Phase

All kinds of groups are developing for lightning, the likely future of bitcoin payments. Here's a guide to notable players and projects.

The Prospect of Building a New International Monetary System Is Getting Real

When world leaders gather in Davos next week, they'll confront an essential question, says Circle's Jeremy Allaire: Can they seize blockchain's ability to create value for people around the world?

Ex-NFL Team Owner Intends to Plead Guilty to Running Unlicensed Money Transmitter

Crypto Capital co-founder Reginald Fowler pleaded guilty to operating an unlicensed money transmission business Friday. Additional charges were dropped.

Tyrone Ross on Why Financial Advisors Are Taking Notice of DeFi

Financial advisor and crypto advocate Tyrone Ross joins for hot takes on financial advisors, DeFi and the most important company in crypto.

Canadian Regulatory Group Targets Crypto Exchanges Holding Users’ Digital Assets

Canada's top financial watchdog has told crypto exchanges they will be subject to securities law if they act as custodians to users' digital assets.

Davos Needs to Wake Up to the Ills of Centralization

The lens of decentralization reveals a number of elephants in the room that world leaders at the WEF are missing.

Crypto News Roundup for Jan. 17, 2020

Join CoinDesk Podcast Editor Adam B. Levine and Senior Markets Reporter Brad Keoun for a daily, time saving rundown of top news impacting crypto markets today.

SEC: Cash-Strapped Telegram Launched 2018 Token Sale to Pay for Servers

Telegram launched its token sale because it was "short on cash" to pay for servers, the SEC said.

Block.One Will Not Launch Its Social Network on EOS

In a departure from earlier announcements, the company now says its Facebook rival, Voice, "will be run on a purpose-made EOSIO blockchain."