Exchange giant Nasdaq is set to list options contracts for Coinbase stock. The listing will take place on Tuesday, a Nasdaq representative told Reuters on Monday. Stock options give traders the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a stock at an agreed-upon price and date. There are two type...
As The Block reported last week, Gary Gensler is now chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after being sworn into office. Now at the helm of the agency that governs trading at the largest stock markets in the world, Gensler will obviously play a key role in the Biden administration...
The 98-year old publication Time Magazine now accepts bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for digital subscription payments. Announcing the news on Monday, Time said it has partnered with Crypto.com for the feature, which is currently only available in the U.S. and Canada. Global access is expected t...
Crypto exchange OKEx has now integrated Bitcoin's Lightning Network after first announcing its plan to do so in February. OKEx users can now use the Lightning Network, a Layer-2 scaling solution for bitcoin, for deposits and withdrawals. The feature is currently live on OKEx's desktop website, with ...
South Korea-based publicly traded video game development company Gamevil is set to acquire a 13% stake in local crypto exchange Coinone for 31 billion won (around $28 million). Announcing the news on Monday, Gamevil said the acquisition, involving 87,474 shares of Coinone, is expected to complete on...
The Bank of England and HM Treasury have jointly created a taskforce to explore a potential central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the U.K. Announcing the news on Monday, the two government authorities said they have not yet decided whether to introduce a CBDC in the U.K. but will explore its use c...
A vice governor of the People's Bank of China (PBoC) has said the country regards bitcoin and stalecoins as crypto assets – not currencies – and hence they are investment alternatives. Li Bo, a recently appointed deputy governor of the Chinese central bank, said during the Bo'Ao Asia Forum event tha...
The Chicago-based trading venue operator CME Group has no plans to launch a dogecoin futures product, The Block has confirmed. The confirmation comes hours after a controversial tweet from a breaking-news Twitter account sparked a speculative tizzy within the social media platform's industry ecosyst...
Bitcoin finally saw a volatile week, covering a nearly 21% range before closing near $56,275 - 6.18% lower than its opening price. The altcoin marketcap whipsawed with Bitcoin, climbing from $947 billion to $1.112 trillion, dropping near $908 billion, then ending the week its opening price. The recent small weekly range...
This weekend's market turmoil resulted in the triggering of roughly 864,000 crypto futures liquidations, a new single-day record according to data collected by The Block. As shown in the chart below, about 70 percent of those liquidations -- some 613,000 -- occurred on crypto exchange Binance. In t...

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