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Google Searches for 'Bitcoin Halving' Get Higher Than 4/20
One of the closely watched indicators of retail interest is booming.
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What Is Bitcoin Meant to Hedge?
The cryptocurrency underperformed this week as an economic safe haven. But bitcoiners are taking a longer term view.
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Hong Kong harbor skyline view into Kowloon
Hong Kong Boards the ETF Express
The jurisdiction is the latest to approve exchange-traded funds for bitcoin, giving a boost to BTC.
Hong Kong harbor skyline view into Kowloon

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Why Bitcoin Halving Calculators Are Out of Sync
The famously pre-planned, programmatic event, currently predicted for April 19, is surprisingly hard to predict at minute scales.
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Uniswap booth at ETHDenver 2023 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
The SEC’s Suit Against Uniswap Is an Opening Attack Against DeFi
The DEX received a Wells Notice from the regulator, suggesting an enforcement action is imminent. While we don’t know the nature of the potential charges, the news raises the...
Uniswap booth at ETHDenver 2023 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
'What Are We Waiting for'? SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Discusses Moving Crypto Regulation Forward
Known for her fiery dissenting opinions, "Crypto Mom" discusses how the SEC operates, why she wants to see crypto thrive and her "Safe Harbor" proposal to allow projects to de...
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

An inscription from the Ordinal Maxi Biz collection. (Christie's)
Why Christie's First Bitcoin Inscriptions Auction Matters
With the halving and new tech set to give Ordinals a further lift, Bitcoin-based inscriptions are demonstrating staying power and some advantages over NFTs. Christie’s is taki...
An inscription from the Ordinal Maxi Biz collection. (Christie's)

Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz (Will Foxley/The Big Empty)
Bitcoin Mining’s Boon for Small Town America
Will Foxley’s doc about a small Texas town’s embrace of a new mining facility paints a more positive story about Bitcoin’s impact on rural communities than typically reported....
Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz (Will Foxley/The Big Empty)

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse (Scott Moore/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
What Does Ripple’s Stablecoin Mean for XRP?
XRP has plenty of internet fans but Ripple has struggled to win real enterprise customers. Will its new stablecoin fill the gap and overshadow its existing token?
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Sam Bankman-Fried Deserves a Life After Prison
He did incalculable harm, but arguing for a sentence longer than 25 years is unfair to the man and the industry he once represented.
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