Data collected by The Block Research shows that spot trading volumes on legitimate exchanges hit a new all-time high for April. As noted by The Block's Lars Hoffmann, the exchanges listed below saw a collective $1.58 trillion in spot trade volume last month. The $1.58 trillion figure represents a 49...
Bitcoin miners hauled in $1.7 billion in revenue during the month of April, according to new data. The April figure represents a slight decline compared to March's $1.75 billion, as shown in the chart below. Miners were buoyed by high prices as bitcoin traded at an all-time above $60,000 earlier thi...
Hester Peirce, a commissioner for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), said she's looking forward to a Gary Gensler-led commission. In a keynote conversation at an Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum conference on Thursday, Peirce -- widely viewed as crypto-friendly by the in...
There is a new player in cryptocurrency industry - JEFFXELON. This is not a regular DeFi token, but a whole new way of investing. The cryptocurrency industry has experienced nothing short of a revolution over the past couple of years, as Bitcoin, Ethereum and other popular cryptocurrencies rise ...
Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is setting up a new fund to invest as much as $1 billion in crypto and crypto start-ups, according to a report from the Financial Times.  A16z is looking to raise between $800 million and $1 billion for the fund, which will be its third and largest cry...
A Canadian bitcoin trust is in the final stages of its bid to convert to an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The unitholders of investment manager Ninepoint's Bitcoin Trust approved the conversion bid earlier this month. A final prospectus for the proposed ETF was filed on April 28, according to Ninepoin...
The Bank of England, the central bank of the United Kingdom, is advertising job openings for a team dedicated to the exploration of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The news comes a week after the Bank of England, together with HM Treasury, announced the creation of a joint task force to ass...
Crypto exchange Coinbase announced Friday that it will acquire data and analytics provider Skew for an undisclosed sum, its first acquisition deal following its blockbuster direct listing earlier this month. Coinbase, which began trading publicly on April 14, will plug Skew's data -- which spans der...
Intercontinental Exchange, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and crypto trading platform Bakkt, has sold its 1.4% stake in Coinbase for $1.2 billion. The trade resulted in a net profit of about $900 million for Intercontinental Exchange, the company's CFO Scott Hill said in an earnings...
Mastercard's chief executive discussed the payments firm's ambitions in the area of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) during a Thursday earnings call. Though the company has long been clear about its interest in serving as a private-sector partner for CBDCs -- Mastercard unveiled a testing env...

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