Coinbase Received 1,900 Requests for Client Info From Law Enforcement During First Half of 2020

Coinbase has revealed that it received a total of 1,914 requests for customer data from global law enforcement agencies during the first six months of 2020. It is, however, not clear how many of the requests were fulfilled. In its first so-called“transparency report” published Friday, the U.S. crypto exchange – Continue Reading

Law Decoded: The rivalry between central banks and global stablecoins, Oct. 9–16

Talk of CBDCs and Facebook’s Libra headlined this week’s policy news, as international organizations weigh in on both. Editor’s note Blockchain technology has attracted regulatory attention since its inception. The security of the Bitcoin network despite the value of BTC in play has consistently proved the resilience of blockchain technology Continue Reading

Price analysis 10/16: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BNB, LINK, DOT, ADA, LTC, BSV

Bitcoin and altcoins must rebound off their immediate support levels to recapture bullish momentum and resume the uptrend. Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s cash-settled Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading products “contribute more to price discovery than its related spot markets,” according to findings in a new report by investment firm Wilshire Phoenix. The Continue Reading

Germany’s blockchain solution hopes to remedy energy sector limitations

Germany’s blockchain solution for distributed energy resources puts interoperability to the test. Distributed energy resources, or DERs, have the potential to disrupt traditional electricity markets. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that innovative countries are looking toward emerging technologies that will allow DERs to transform entire energy economies. Germany Continue Reading

Okex Halts Withdrawals Due to ‘Out of Touch’ Private Key Holder, Founder Star Xu Talks With Police

The digital currency exchange Okex disabled cryptocurrency withdrawals on Friday morning and explained that funds were “safe and not affected.” Following the withdrawal announcement, regional reports claim that Okex’s founder Mingxing “Star” Xu was taken away by the police. On Friday morning (ET) a local report from the publication Caixin Continue Reading

Bitcoin’s Taproot is ready to go, but it’s unlikely to be included in the next release

Developers don’t want to move too fast. The Bitcoin Improvement Proposals 340 through 342 were merged into the Bitcoin codebase on Thursday, signaling that the anticipated Taproot upgrade is ready. Taproot and the associated technology of Schnorr signatures are considered to be the most important upgrade for Bitcoin in the Continue Reading