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NBA Player’s Contract Tokenization Plan Can Move Forward: Reports

Spencer Dinwiddie intends to begin selling tokenized shares of his contract starting Monday, Jan. 13.

Cobinhood Announces Shutdown, Claims It Will Audit User Accounts

Troubled crypto exchange Cobinhood has announced it is shutting down – but just temporarily, it seems.

Popular Korean Crypto YouTuber Badly Beaten After Threats From Angry Investors

A South Korean crypto YouTuber has been assaulted at his home, soon after threats to his company's staff from investors.

WatchSkins Is Creating Digital Collectibles for Your Wrist

A company called Watch Skins wants to turn digital wearables into new ways to express yourself – and let you own a piece of unique digital property, too.

Suit Alleging Tether and Bitfinex Manipulated Bitcoin Market Has Been Revised

A class-action that alleged Tether and Bitfinex manipulated the bitcoin market has been withdrawn by the plaintiffs.

US Lawmakers Call on Communications Regulator to Tackle SIM-Swapping Crime

Democrat lawmakers are demanding that the FCC takes action to tackle the rise in SIM swapping attacks.

Bitcoin Retraces 45 Percent of Recent Price Gains as Bulls Lose Momentum

Bitcoin has erased 45 percent of recent gains in what appears to be a low-volume pullback.

Kik (Again) Asks for Trial in Legal Tussle With SEC Over Token Sale

Kik is hoping to go to trial in the ongoing legal fight with the SEC over its 2017 kin token sale.

European Crypto Firms Brace for Higher Costs as AMLD5 Takes Effect

A strict new regulatory regime is dawning upon European firms handling cryptocurrency. Here’s what AMLD5 will mean for the industry.

Is SardineCoin Real? The Sardines Are, At Least

SardineCoin seemed like a fishy proposition to the crypto world, but CoinDesk found the issuer’s booth, stocked with tins, at CES 2020.

MakerDAO Pitches DeFi to the Masses at CES 2020

There's a "digital money" section on the show floor of this year's CES. MakerDAO's DAI is the only crypto with a booth.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Highlights Digital Commerce, but Not Libra, in 2030 Vision

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to build commerce tools for small businesses which use the social media giant's apps, but noticeably avoided mentioning the Libra stablecoin project in his 2030

Dutch Derivatives Exchange Deribit to Move to Crypto-Friendly Panama

Deribit will operate out of Panama starting Feb. 10, citing the Netherlands’ presumed adoption of “very strict” anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.

Narrative Watch: Why 2020 Will Be the Year of the DAO

2019 saw the launch of MolochDAO, MetaCartel, MarketingDAO and more than 1,000 DAOs on Aragon. Will 2020 be even bigger?

Illinois Legalizes Blockchain Contracts

With the new year Illinois became the latest state to recognize smart contracts and other blockchain-based records as legal instruments.

ETF Giant Leads $17.7M Series A for Blockchain Compliance Startup

WisdomTree was the lead investor in the funding round for Securrency. Other investors include the state-backed Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO).

SEC Charges Man Behind Alleged Crypto Mining Scam

The SEC claims Donald Blakstad bilked investors of $3.5 million. One scheme involved a non-existent crypto mining operation.


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Bitcoin Sign Guy Is Back, Bringing Sound Money to Urbit’s ‘Sound Computer’

Bitcoin Sign Guy is developing payment architecture on Urbit so people can live as a full digital citizens.

North Korean Hackers Now Using Telegram to Steal Crypto: Kaspersky

A cybersecurity firm has warned hacking group Lazarus is developing sophisticated new techniques to steal cryptocurrencies from victims.