Bitcoin News Roundup for July 30, 2021

With bitcoin pulling back after a strong weekly performance, plus a look at the three types of risks in digital assets, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Kava and Nexo.io. Today’s Stories: Bitcoin Struggles at Resistance; Lower … Read more

Crypto News Roundup for July 29, 2021

With bitcoin hovering at around $40K and a look at a troubling-for-crypto section of Washington’s proposed Infrastructure bill, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Kava and Nexo.io. Today’s Stories: Stock Futures Creep Up Ahead of GDP Data … Read more

Crypto News Roundup for July 28, 2021

With bitcoin traders testing $40K and a look at Goldman’s proposed ‘DeFi’ Index, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Kava and Nexo.io. Today’s Stories: XRP Cheers Ripple’s Japan-Philippines Corridor as Bitcoin Breaks Above $40K Ahead of Fed … Read more

Robinhood Under Investigation for FINRA Registration Violation

Robinhood Financial is facing an investigation over CEO Vlad Tenev’s failure to register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, one of Wall Street’s top regulators, the online broker disclosed Tuesday in regulatory filings. The firm said it received an “investigative request” from FINRA on Monday. In question is Robinhood’s compliance with “FINRA registration requirements,” particularly … Read more

US Senate Banking Committee Asks ‘What Are Cryptocurrencies Good For?’

Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren paint bitcoin’s populism as phony marketing. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Download this episode Today on the Brief: Exchanges leaving ChinaBinance looking to replace CZ with a regulatory-focused CEOCrypto venture funding continues In today’s main discussion, NLW addresses not one, not two but three crypto hearings today spread across … Read more

Crypto News Roundup for July 27, 2021

With the crypto markets stabilizing after a recent short squeeze and a look at how crypto developers are spending more time optimizing than innovating, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Kava and Nexo.io. Today’s Stories: Stock Futures … Read more

Crypto News Roundup for July 26, 2021

With bitcoin breaking through over the weekend alongside other top tokens, plus a look at the most controversial part of Ethereum’s upcoming hard fork, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Kava and Nexo.io. Today’s Stories: Bitcoin Rallies … Read more

Using History as a Weapon: The Latest Political Attack on Stablecoins

The U.S. faces a choice between integrating proven stablecoins or outlawing them in favor of a monopolized CBDC. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Download this episode On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads Nic Carter’s recent essay “Why Central Bankers Invoke Free Banking to Attack Stablecoins.” See also: Everything You Need to Know … Read more

Building Systems We Don’t Understand

The world’s complexity exponentially increases by the decade. If you landed in medieval times, could you build a phone? Or something even simpler, a pencil? Download this episode Join hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy & Jonathan Mohan for a deep dive into the wildly empowering, complex and terrifyingly automated world we … Read more

Is US Crypto Regulatory Bluster About to Become Action?

If regulation is unavoidable, now may be a better time to deal with it than later. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Download this episode On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW covers: Institutional interest revampingThe B Word conference, Elon’s reveal of SpaceX BTC holdingsNFT platform OpenSea’s funding round successRegulatory bodies pursuing BlockFi See … Read more

Bitcoin’s Big Institutional Week: JPMorgan Brings Crypto to All Wealth Management Clients & More

A stream of institutional news revives the previously stagnant narrative. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Download this episode This week, institutional involvement was revived after the past few months’ inactivity. NLW covers new evidence for institutional interest, including: A billionaire you can’t ignoreJPMorgan offering crypto exposureGalaxy Digital’s big bank backers Elon Musk’s revelation that … Read more

Crypto News Roundup for July 23, 2021

With crypto markets edging into the green and a look at the recent crackdown on crypto-lender BlockFi, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Kava and Nexo.io. Today’s Stories: Futures, Stocks Rise on Earnings Boost; Bonds Slip Snap, … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Elon, Jack and Cathie’s Bitcoin Chat

Three crypto personalities provide varying perspectives on bitcoin and the future of the space. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Download this episode On this episode of “The Breakdown,” host NLW dissects a highly-anticipated discussion between Cathie Wood, Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk at yesterday’s “The B Word” conference, including: Wood’s predictions of deflation rather … Read more

‘Time Bandit’ Attacks on Ethereum: What They Are and How They Work

In this week’s episode, CoinDesk’s Christine Kim and Consensys’ Ben Edgington discuss mounting concerns over the potential for block reorganizations on Ethereum. They also discuss the lack of supply growth in the world’s largest stablecoin, tether (USDT), and the annual Ethereum conference in Paris, France, EthCC. This episode is sponsored by Unique One Network and … Read more

Crypto News Roundup for July 22, 2021

With crypto markets trading sideways after a recent rebound and a look at stablecoins from the perspective of regulators, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Kava and Nexo.io. Today’s Stories: Bitcoin Stalls at Resistance; Minor Support Nearby … Read more

Bitcoin Reclaims $30K as the Macro Discussion Shifts From Inflation to COVID-19 to Growth

Bitcoin’s rebound following a gloomy week may be an expression of a shifting macro narrative. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Download this episode Bitcoin is up just over 7% in the last 24 hours, following its first close below $30,000 since New Year’s Day. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW proposes possible explanations … Read more

Crypto News Roundup for July 21, 2021

With the crypto markets rebounding into the green and a look at the existential challenges blockchain technology presents to traditional finance, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Kava and Nexo.io. Today’s Stories: Stock Futures Point to Dow … Read more

So THIS Is ‘And Then They Fight You’

Crypto finds itself in an inevitable set of regulatory battles. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Download this episode “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win.” In this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW examines crypto’s current “and then they fight you” phase, citing recent regulatory … Read more

Crypto News Roundup for July 20, 2021

With both Bitcoin and Ether dipping below their critical support and a look at the controversial DeFi Education Fund, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Kava and Nexo.io. Today’s Stories: Markets Stabilize After Worst Fall for Stocks … Read more

What Is a SPAC? Your Questions Answered

What is a SPAC? The highlights: SPAC stands for special purpose acquisition company.A SPAC is a newly created shell company formed by a group of investors called sponsors. Sponsors raise funds for the SPAC through in initial public offering (IPO), a process in which a stake or an entire private company is publicly sold in … Read more

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