ConsenSys Suddenly Bars Iranian Students From Ethereum Coding Class

ConsenSys, the Ethereum software powerhouse, removed about 50 Iranian students from its online programming course in a move that highlights the gray areas in sanctions law facing the cryptocurrency industry. The students were notified on Nov. 13 in an email from ConsenSys Academy, an educational branch of the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company. While they already finished […]

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Dan Held on the Mainstreaming of Bitcoin

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Download this episode On part 2 of NLW’s three-part “Gratitude for Bitcoin” miniseries, he’s joined by serial bitcoin entrepreneur and Kraken’s director of growth marketing, Dan Held. Dan discusses the changes happening as bitcoin goes mainstream and argues that this sort of change is inevitable. Find Dan Held on […]

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America, Let’s Try Optimism This Thanksgiving

You’re reading this on Friday, but I’m writing it on Wednesday because of the Thanksgiving holiday. So I suppose it makes sense to think about the future, and about America. Many Americans seem to have lost that urge, despite economic signs showing things are turning a major corner. One of the reasons crypto is winning […]

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Multiple Mining Pools Are Facing Connectivity Issues

Major crypto mining pools including Binance Pool, F2pool, Poolin and ViaBTC are reporting connectivity problems, they said in their Telegram channels in the past 24 hours. The issue is caused by domain name system (DNS) “pollution,” Binance Pool and Poolin said on their Chinese Telegram channels. F2pool also said the pool’s domain name is not […]

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Goldman Says Fed May Accelerate Tapering from January: Report

Having kicked off the unwinding of the crisis-era stimulus this month, the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) may accelerate the pace of the taper next year, according to a Bloomberg report citing a client note from Goldman Sachs. The central bank will double the pace of scaling back its liquidity-boosting asset purchases to $30 billion per […]

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Jutta Steiner Leaves Polkadot Builder Parity Technologies

Parity Technologies co-founder and CEO Jutta Steiner has left the company. Parity is the technology firm behind the much-anticipated Polkadot blockchain network. A Parity representative confirmed to CoinDesk that Steiner stepped away earlier this year after running the company since 2015. The representative also confirmed that Gavin Wood will assume the role of CEO following […]

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Huobi Co-Founders Set Up New Chinese Entity

The co-founders of crypto exchange, Huobi Global, created a new entity in Beijing on November 15, according to the Beijing government’s company registry. The new entity is listed under the name Beijing Chiyu Mushou. Enterprise information database Tianyancha shows that the company has RMB 1 million ($156,000) in registered capital. Leon Li, the founder and […]

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Axie Infinity Plot Sells for $2.5M

A plot of land in Axie Infinity, an animated, metaverse pet-training game, sold for $2.5 million on Thursday, according to a tweet on the game’s Twitter account. The 550 ETH sale was the highest for a single plot of virtual land, according to the tweet. The transaction was for a plot of Genesis land, one […]

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Chinese Crypto News Site ChainNews Shuts Down

ChainNews, one of China’s top crypto news sites, shuttered its operations today, co-founder Feng Liu told CoinDesk in a Twitter message. Earlier Friday the co-founder announced the closure in his personal WeChat moments, according to a screenshot obtained by CoinDesk. On Nov. 15, ChainNews said its website would be down for maintenance for a few […]

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Bitcoin Reverts to $58k as Renewed Covid Concerns Jolt Traditional Markets

The financial markets are a sea of red on Friday as worries over a new coronavirus variant appears to have zapped risk appetite. While bitcoin is trading 2% lower on the day near $57,800 at press time, the S&P 500 futures are nursing a 1.3% loss. The MSCI Asia-Pacific index has slipped 1.8%, and the […]

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