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Trump Odds on Polymarket Hit Another All-Time High After Vance VP Pick

With a millennial running mate, the former president now has a 72% chance of retaking the White House, traders on the crypto-based prediction market are signaling.

Jul 16, 2024 at 3:32 p.m. UTC
Sam Altman's Worldcoin Surges 15% as Investor and Team Lockup Extended

WLD is up by more than 26% over the past 24-hours.

Jul 16, 2024 at 2:27 p.m. UTC
U.S.-Listed Bitcoin Miners' Share of Global Hashrate Reached Record in July: JPMorgan

The aggregate market cap of 14 tracked bitcoin miners listed in the U.S. rose 29% since the end of June, the report noted.

Jul 16, 2024 at 12:24 p.m. UTC
Craig Wright Referred to UK Prosecutors for Consideration of Perjury Charges

Judge James Mellor also approved injunctions that prevent Wright from taking others to court again under the guise he is Satoshi Nakamoto.

Jul 16, 2024 at 10:13 a.m. UTC
Ether Hedging Activity Picks Up as U.S. ETF Debut Nears

Investors' focus on ether is evident from ETH's sustained volatility premium over BTC.

Jul 16, 2024 at 7:03 a.m. UTC
Trump Campaign's Crypto Donations Amounted to $3M of $331M Raised Last Quarter: WSJ

Roughly 100 people contributed crypto the campaign, including high-profile industry players like the Winklevoss twins and Kraken's Jesse Powell.

Jul 16, 2024 at 2:10 p.m. UTC

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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
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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
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
Misty valley in Leeds, Yorkshire with electricity pylons

DePIN Can Rebuild the Grid From the Bottom Up

As the U.S. electricity grid struggles with wide scale outages, crypto-powered demand response programs can save customers billions. These decentralized generative energy netw...

Jun 28, 2024
Mike Novogratz, Galaxy founder and CEO, discusses the practical changes that would follow Democratic support of crypto. (CoinDesk/Shutterstock/Suzanne Cordiero)

Meet Mike Novogratz, the Political Commentator

In an interview at Consensus 2024, the Galaxy Digital CEO was asked about a plethora of regulatory and legislative issues affecting crypto.

May 31, 2024
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Chris Dixon Talks Techno-Optimism, Permissionless Innovation and the Need for Crypto

The renowned a16z VC talks to Daniel Kuhn about his new book, “Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet.”

Jan 31, 2024



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Tigran Gambaryan, Binance's head of crime compliance, is one of two executives detained in Nigeria. (Shutterstock/Consensus)

Detained Binance Exec Tigran Gambaryan Wheeled into Nigerian Court as Health Deteriorates

Gambaryan reportedly has a herniated disc in his back, leaving him in severe pain and “hardly able to walk.”

Jul 16, 2024
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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss Each Contributed $250,000 to New Trump-Aligned Super PAC

America PAC has raised $8.75 million this quarter from a handful of tech and venture capital executives.

Jul 16, 2024
BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage by U.S. Secret Service agents after being grazed by a bullet during a rally on July 13, 2024 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County district attorney Richard Goldinger said the shooter is dead after injuring former U.S. President Donald Trump, killing one audience member and injuring another in the shooting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Trump Campaign's Crypto Donations Amounted to $3M of $331M Raised Last Quarter: WSJ

Roughly 100 people contributed crypto the campaign, including high-profile industry players like the Winklevoss twins and Kraken's Jesse Powell.

Jul 16, 2024
Craig Wright heading to COPA trial on March 1  (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)

Craig Wright Referred to UK Prosecutors for Consideration of Perjury Charges

Judge James Mellor also approved injunctions that prevent Wright from taking others to court again under the guise he is Satoshi Nakamoto.

Jul 16, 2024
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Plaintiffs File New, Slimmed Down Complaint in Class Action Lawsuit Against Tether

The second amended complaint accuses Tether of manipulating the price of bitcoin and violating antitrust laws.

Jul 15, 2024
Ohio Senator J.D. Vance (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)

Pro-Crypto Ohio Senator J.D. Vance Is Donald Trump's Vice President Pick

Trump said that the Ohio Senator “will be strongly focused on the people he fought so brilliantly for, the American Workers and Farmers.”

Jul 15, 2024