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Never Mind Hodlers, Crypto Needs More Opportunist Investors - CoinDesk
The crypto markets need more investors who come and go and who aren’t solely crypto investors, says CoinDesk columnist Jeff Dorman.
Binance and Others Are Rushing to Provide Stablecoins to Nigerian Crypto Users - CoinDesk
There’s rampant demand for crypto in Nigeria, where the World Bank estimates 35 million unbanked adults have a mobile phone.
Binance Takes Additional Steps to Tap Singapore’s Crypto Market
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance applied to operate in Singapore under the Payment Services Act
Crypto Exchange Binance Suspends Trading Over ‘Systems Messaging Error’ - CoinDesk
The Binance exchange said an outage was due to system maintenance prompted by a problem with a data feed.
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Tells Banks That ‘Crypto Is Not a Bad Word’
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse explained how he talks to bankers to assuage their fear of crypto and get them on board with the new asset class
Crypto Exchange FCoin Insolvent After Revealing Up to $130M Bitcoin Shortfall - CoinDesk
Fcoin, a crypto exchange that adopted the controversial “trans-fee mining” model, has paused trading and withdrawal services after revealing a shortage of crypto assets worth up to $130 million.
Fidelity International Invests $14M in Hong Kong Crypto Exchange Operator - CoinDesk
Fidelity International, a spin-off of the U.S. financial services giant Fidelity Investments, has invested $14 million in Hong Kong-based BC Group, which operates crypto exchange OSL.
US Presidential Contender Michael Bloomberg Proposes ‘Clear Regulatory Framework’ for Crypto - CoinDesk
US presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said he would clarify tax and securities laws around crypto in a new financial reform plan.
Bitcoin’s Guardian Angel: Inside Coinbase Billionaire Brian Armstrong’s Plan To Make Crypto Safe For All
For now, Coinbase looks like a casino, but founder Brian Armstrong sees it as just the beginning of a financial liberation of the planet.