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The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has jailed a bitcoin trader and fined him over $1 million for running a fraudulent bitcoin...

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The contentious nature of the ecosystem around cryptocurrencies is partly what gives them value – academics call it "belief heterogenity." But discord and personal...

Coinbase Adds Browser Startup Brave’s Token to Pro Trading Platform

Coinbase's professional trading platform has added support for browser startup Brave's Basic Attention Token (BAT). Coinbase announced Friday that it would begin accepting BAT deposits...

DeVere Group Targets Arbitrage With New Crypto Fund

U.K.-based financial advisory firm deVere Group, which says it has over $10 billion under advice and management, has launched an actively managed cryptocurrency...

ETH, LTC, DASH and NEO Just Erased Their 2018 Price Gains

Alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins) have begun to feel the crypto winter as major names start dropping below previous year-on-year price levels. Another bitcoin sell-off exposed...

Bitcoin Price Drops $200 to Hit Two-Week Low

After nearly two weeks stagnating at around $6,400, bitcoin (BTC) has suddenly dropped out of the trading range. At 12:00 UTC, the world's largest...

This College Freshman Is Out to 51% Attack Your Cryptocurrency

A college freshman is coming after your cryptocurrency – but not to steal your coins, just to prove that someone could do so...

Coinbase Approved to Offer Crypto Custody Services in New York

Coinbase has received approval from New York regulators to form a qualified custodial firm for cryptocurrencies. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS)...

Crypto Reckoning? Industry Vets Strike Humble Tone in San Francisco

Many at San Francisco Blockchain Week 2018 are warily reflecting on the lessons of the 2017 token sale boom, the pride that came...

Coinbase Confirms Shutdown of Crypto Index Fund Product

Crypto exchange Coinbase is shutting down its institutional-investor focused index fund product, a spokesperson told CoinDesk. The spokesperson told CoinDesk that the Coinbase Index...

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