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Huobi Launches Crypto Saving Products to Compete With DeFi Yield Farming - CoinDesk
Huobi’s new crypto saving product is a less risky version of DeFi for crypto newbies.
DCG Enters Retail Crypto Market With Acquisition of Luno Wallet - CoinDesk
Blockchain-focused investment firm Digital Currency Group has acquired Luno, a retail-focused cryptocurrency exchange with over five million customers.
Russia’s crypto law is a mixed bag, according to industry execs
Crypto businesses are unsure how to react to new regulations in the Russian Federation.
Banks Are Toast but Crypto Has Lost Its Soul - CoinDesk
In becoming a high-risk, high-yield playground for dollar investors, the cryptocurrency world sold out, says our columnist.
Ex-CIA agent drags Microsoft’s crypto patent into right-wing conspiracy
Cryptocurrency mining technology, Marina Abramovic and Bill Gates provide new fodder for far-right conspiratorial politics
Bitcoin’s obituary and a Starbucks blockchain: Bad crypto news of the week
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Crypto.com Follows Binance With Launch of Liquid Swap DeFi Product - CoinDesk
Following the likes of Binance, Crypto.com’s new Defi Swap product will provide a platform on which users can token swap and yield farm.
SEC Charges Rapper TI With Securites Violations for ICO - CoinDesk
The SEC alleged film producer Ryan Felton misappropriated funds from two separate initial coin offerings, and charged rapper TI with boosting one of them.
The IRS offers a $625,000 bounty to anyone who can break Monero and Lightning
The United States IRS agency has announced a bounty of up to $625k to anyone who can crack Monero’s privacy.
Privacy laws might prove to be a blessing in disguise for crypto
With government agencies getting more savvy at tracing blockchain transactions, laws like the EU’s GDPR may play a role
From open arms to full bans: The latest on crypto regulation in Asia
A look at the legal status of crypto in Asia, where new crypto hubs are emerging and thriving despite uneven regulation.