Token Economy

Wyoming’s New Crypto Banking Law Could Defang New York’s BitLicense

There’s a way cryptocurrency businesses can get around New York’s notoriously hard-to-get BitLicense, and it runs through Wyoming. At least, so say members of the team that drafted the 13 crypto-friendly laws enacted by the Western state this year. One of those laws allows Wyoming to charter Special Purpose Depository Institutions (SPDIs), a new type …

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Binance US Announces Dogecoin Listing

Crypto-lands favorite meme-coin is hitting another U.S.-based exchange. Binance.US has announced Thursday the listing of dogecoin under the DOGE/USDT trading pair. For now, only deposits are open until trading is live at 1:00 UTC. First launched in 2014, the coin pays homage to popular internet memes around the Shiba Inus dog breed. As of press …

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Blockstack’s STK Token Now Traded on Binance and HashKey Pro

Blockstack’s Stacks (STX) token can now be traded on the Binance and HashKey Pro exchanges, the company said Wednesday. The advance is set to expand investors’ access to STX – especially in Asia, where HashKey Pro is based and Binance is well-known. Muneeb Ali, Blockstack’s CEO, called Asia a “priority region” in a company statement. …

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Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto Capabilities

</header> <strong>News of Japan messaging giant Line’s September 17 launch of an app-connected crypto exchange is captivating lots of attention in the crypto and tech industries this week. Other initially non-crypto apps are also entering the market, adding native tokens, tipping functions and cryptocurrency wallets, illustrating a growing trend toward mainstream crypto acceptance and awareness.</strong> …

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Coinbase Considering Listing Telegram and Polkadot Cryptocurrencies Among Others

Coinbase has announced the possible addition of 17 new cryptocurrencies to its current line up. According to a blog post from the exchange, Coinbase is exploring the addition of avalanche, celo, chia, coda, dfinity, filecoin, handshake, kadena, mobilecoin, NEAR, nervos, oasis, orchid, polkadot, solana, spacemesh, and telegram. Some of those coins, including telegram, are not …

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SEC Commissioner Fears ‘Heel-Dragging’ Will Stifle Crypto Innovation

Hester M. Peirce, a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, is worried that the regulator is moving too slowly for the crypto ecosystem. Addressing fellow regulators at the Securities Enforcement Forum in Palo Alto, California (the heart of Silicon Valley) on Monday, Peirce said that one year ago she was concerned that the SEC “as one …

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Beware the Fake Bitfinex White Papers Appearing Online

As speculation and impatience arises over the upcoming Bitfinex token sale, opportunistic fakers are creating bogus white papers that purport to describe the details of the upcoming sale. Why? To scam potential buyers out of their cash. “The white paper you all are seeing now is a fake one,” said Dong Zhao, a Bitfinex shareholder. …

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Exchange Volumes May Be Fake, But Bitcoin’s Value Is Real

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. The mainstream reaction to Bitwise’s recent report showing that 95 percent of total reported bitcoin …

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What Coinbase Needs to Learn from the Neutrino Scandal

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. If you want to test a cryptocurrency newcomer’s grasp of the design principles of permissionless record-keeping …

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Will the Crypto Community Torch Jamie Dimon?

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Will the crypto community torch Jamie Dimon? Now, before I get “deep-stated” off social media, I …

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