Privacy-focused browser Brave has added support for the peer-to-peer network and protocol InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), the team behind the browser announced Tuesday.  According to the announcement, the collaboration will allow Brave's 24 million monthly users to access content directly from IP...
Cryptocurrencies are a "particular concern" for law enforcement officials charged with policing money laundering and other illicit finance, Treasury secretary nominee and former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said during her Senate confirmation hearing today. The comment came in response to a qu...
The "criminal" share of all cryptocurrency activity fell to 0.34% ($10 billion) in 2020 — much lower than its share of 2.1% (21.1 billion) last year, according to new data from Chainalysis. Source: Chainalysis According to the analytics firm, one reason for the large decrease is that total cryptocu...
Coinbase is acquiring crypto infrastructure provider Bison Trails in a move that the San Francisco-based exchange-operator says will help it expand into an unsexy but growing corner of the crypto market: infrastructure as a service. Coinbase did not respond to questions pertaining to the financials ...
Crypto exchange Binance has burned over 3.6 million BNB tokens, taking out about $165.8 million in tokens from circulation, the exchange announced on Monday.  This 14th quarterly BNB token burn is the highest one ever carried out by the exchange. When it launched BNB, Binance committed to burning 10...
Ether's (ETH) price has surged above $1,420 after three years, breaking its previous all-time high record. The price of the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is currently at around $1,423 on Coinbase, according to TradingView. The previous all-time high price was reached in Janu...
Dubai's financial services regulator said on Monday that it will develop a regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency sector. Announcing the effort in its business plan for 2021-2022, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) said "a regulatory regime for digital assets (such as tokenized secur...
President-elect Joe Biden has officially named Gary Gensler as his pick for chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), confirming previous media reports. Gensler was chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 2009 to 2014, and since November, he has led...
Residents in Shenzhen have proceeded nearly 140,000 transactions in digital yuan during a 10-day city-wide test of China's central bank digital currency, known as DC/EP. The city of Shenzhen conducted a second run of the digital yuan test starting from January 7 by giving away $3 million worth-of di...
Ruffer Investment Company, the British fund manager which recently revealed it had bet £550m on bitcoin, has published more details about the headline-grabbing move. In a review covering the six months to December 31, 2020, Ruffer said it has a history of using “unconventional protections” and that ...

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