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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
GOP Policy Arm Releases Paper Exploring Benefits, Risks of Crypto
The paper signals that Senate Republicans are inching toward a more unified approach to crypto regulation.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bitcoin mining could add plenty of dollars to U.S. coffers.(Sharon McCutcheon/Unsplash)
A Healthy US Bitcoin Mining Industry Could Generate Significant Tax Revenue
Tax revenue inflows from bitcoin mining companies could represent a meaningful windfall for the United States government. This piece is part of CoinDesk’s Tax Week.
Bitcoin mining could add plenty of dollars to U.S. coffers.(Sharon McCutcheon/Unsplash)

Beluga whales swim in the Churchill River, Manitoba, Canada. (Getty Images)
Chainalysis Says ‘Criminal Whales' Account for 4% of the Overall Pod
A new report from blockchain research firm Chainalysis says criminal whales held over $25 billion worth of cryptocurrency at the end of 2021.
Beluga whales swim in the Churchill River, Manitoba, Canada. (Getty Images)

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How Popular Are Crypto Mixers? Here’s What the Data Tells Us
Volume data suggests crypto coin mixing is not as prevalent as one might think. This article is part of CoinDesk's Privacy Week.
Illustration: Yunha Lee

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Funds Lost to DeFi Hacks More Than Doubled to $1.3B in 2021: Certik
Centralization is the most common vulnerability, the security firm said.
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The CoinDesk 2021 Annual Crypto Review looks back on how crypto markets fared last year.
What Really Mattered to Crypto Markets in 2021
The CoinDesk Research Annual Crypto Review for 2021 examines some of the key themes and metrics that marked the year’s progress in cryptocurrency markets.
The CoinDesk 2021 Annual Crypto Review looks back on how crypto markets fared last year.

The CoinDesk 2021 Annual Crypto Review looks back on how crypto markets fared last year.
CoinDesk 2021 Annual Crypto Review
Thanks to 2021 most people have at least heard of crypto by now not just Bitcoin and Ethereum but altcoins like DOGE and SHIB as well as terms like NF Ts and the metaverse In Coin Desk Research’s 2021 Annual Crypto Review we aim to summarize some of the key themes and metrics that marked [...]
The CoinDesk 2021 Annual Crypto Review looks back on how crypto markets fared last year.

A bitcoin mining farm. (Marko Ahtisaari/Flickr)
Bitcoin Mining Profitability Starts Falling After Stellar Year: Research
The end of 2021′s crypto mining gold rush may have just started.
A bitcoin mining farm. (Marko Ahtisaari/Flickr)

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Canada Needs a Loonie-Linked Digital Currency, Policy Experts Say
Policy think tank C.D. Howe Institute sees Canadian-dollar-linked stablecoins, issued by the Bank of Canada, becoming attractive to Canadians by making them convertible into cash.
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Q3 Review
Q3 2021 Quarterly Review - CoinDesk Research
CoinDesk Research presents its latest quarterly report for Q3 2021 which outlines the trends driving the digital asset markets, focusing on Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi and more. In all, assets performed generally well, scaling projects on Bitcoin and Ethereum thrived, institutions started paying even more attention and politicians flexed their regulatory muscle.
Q3 Review