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Martin Shkreli Says He is Behind Trump-Linked DJT as ZachXBT, GCR Start Poking Around

The relatively new token created ripples in the crypto community on X this week over its supposed existence as the “official” Donald Trump token. But turns out one of its bigg...

Jun 19, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. UTC
Meme Coins and Macro: U.S. Credit Card Holders Most Stressed Since 2012

The percentage of credit card loans outstanding for over 90 days has increased to the highest since 2012, a signal that speculative activity may ease off.

Jun 19, 2024 at 8:43 a.m. UTC
XRP, LINK, ETH Stand Out Relative to BTC in Sector Rotation Analysis, DOGE Struggles

Fairlead's 12-week relative rotation graph shows signs of green shoots in XRP, LINK, ETH.

Jun 18, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. UTC
Dogecoin, Solana Lead Crypto Majors Plunge as Bitcoin Falls Below $66K

The lack of immediate catalysts to prop up markets in the near-term are likely weighing down token prices, one trader said.

Jun 18, 2024 at 7:14 a.m. UTC
PoliFi Tokens Down Double Digits on Claims DJT Token Has Trump's Backing

If reports about DJT are true, this would be the first time a presidential candidate from a major party created a cryptocurrency. That appears to be a big "if."

Jun 17, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. UTC
Ether ETF's Lack of Staking Won't Dampen Strong Institutional Demand, 21Shares' Ophelia Snyder Says

Prospective providers of spot ether ETFs in the U.S. removed provision for staking from their applications to avoid potential regulatory roadblocks.

Jun 18, 2024 at 3:50 p.m. UTC

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Consensus 2024

Consensus 2024 (Daniel Kuhn/CoinDesk)

Meet the Citizens of Consensus

A look at some of the people who attended the conference this year.

May 31, 2024
Joe Lubin, founder and CEO of Consensys, discusses Ethereum's political prospects. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk/Suzanne Cordiero)

Crypto Is a Core American Issue, Consensys’ Joe Lubin Says

The Ethereum co-founder discusses why his firm decided to sue the SEC on stage at Consensus 2024.

May 29, 2024
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Everyone at Consensus 2024 Is Talking About Biden’s Crypto Flip Flop. Is He for Real?

Attendees are cautiously optimistic about apparent regulatory and legislative changes, though not everyone is convinced.

May 30, 2024
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate, speaks at Consensus 2024 by CoinDesk. (CoinDesk/Shutterstock/Suzanne Cordiero)

Is Crypto on the Cusp of a Bull or Bear Market? Using Consensus 2024 as a Barometer

Conference attendees give their say on market sentiment.

May 29, 2024
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., independent U.S. presidential candidate, speaks at Consensus 2024 by CoinDesk. (CoinDesk/Shutterstock/Suzanne Cordiero)

RFK Jr. Says Guilty Verdict May Help Trump's Election Prospects

The independent presidential candidate spoke Thursday at Consensus 2024 in Austin, Texas.

May 30, 2024
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Why Decentralized AI Is Gaining Steam

A year ago, “Crypto+AI” sounded like a game of “VC mad libs.” Now, as real-world applications begin to emerge, the idea makes much more sense. Jeff Wilser, who is hosting the...

May 23, 2024







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Joe Lubin, founder and CEO of Consensys. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk/Suzanne Cordiero)

SEC Ends Probe Into Consensys, Won't Sue Over Ethereum

The U.S. regulator closed its investigation into "Ethereum 2.0," Consensys said.

Jun 19, 2024
The IMF is looking at crossborder payments using CBDC (World Bank/Flickr)

IMF Says CBDCs Could Boost Middle East's Financial Inclusion, Payment Efficiency

The survey said that the 19 central banks in the region are exploring issuing a CBDC and the countries are mainly focused on how CBDCs can enhance financial inclusion and paym...

Jun 19, 2024
Congressman Patrick McHenry (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Patrick McHenry Explains FIT21's Passage

The House Financial Services Committee Chair spoke at Consensus 2024.

Jun 19, 2024
FTX victims view the bankruptcy process as a "second act of theft," file to recover $8 billion in forfeited assets. (Adobe Firefly)

FTX Victims View Bankruptcy Process as 'Second Act of Theft,' File to Recover $8B in Forfeited Assets

Attorneys for the victims said the bankruptcy process has left FTX customers feeling "aggrieved and robbed."

Jun 18, 2024
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Crypto Trading Firm Cumberland Acquires New York's BitLicense

The company said it's one of the only principal trading firms to hold the state's crypto license.

Jun 17, 2024
Sydney, Australia. (Johnny Bhalla, Unsplash)

Australian Securities Exchange Gives Its First Approval of a Spot Bitcoin Listing to VanEck

The fund will provide investors exposure to bitcoin by investing in the VanEck Bitcoin Trust ('HODL') which is a United States ETF listed on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc (Cboe).

Jun 17, 2024