Data collected by The Block Research shows that decentralized exchange Uniswap has seen just over $30 billion in volume for January. That figure eclipses December's total of roughly $15 billion, and exceeds Uniswap's previous all-time monthly high of $18.5 billion from September. In all, the DEX ec...
The Block Research's Ryan Todd released a deep-dive profile of crypto lending and depository startup BlockFi last week, which revealed the firm's nearly $100 million in revenue for 2020. "According to company documents reviewed by The Block Research, BlockFi now has over $8 billion in total client b...
Until last week, the r/bitcoin subreddit added between 20,000 and 30,000 new members on a weekly basis. That number of new subscribers surged to more than 150,000 for the week of January 24, according to data collected by The Block Research. Other cryptocurrency-related subreddits saw significant g...
The Federal Reserve is devoting resources to exploring risks and benefits associated with central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), indicated by a new job posting. The central bank is looking for a manager for its digital innovations policy program.  The program specifically looks at the intersection...
The crypto markets started the week quiet with bitcoin trading within a tight range under $35,000, but that changed overnight when bitcoin soared by double-digit percentage points. It's not exactly clear what was behind the surge, but traders have pointed to two potential catalysts: the bitcoin opti...
Ripple, the distributed ledger company in the crosshairs of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, announced Friday that it has filed its initial response to the agency's lawsuit in federal court. The SEC sued Ripple last month, claiming in its complaint that the company "raised funds, beginni...
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may take a closer look firms like Robinhood and their actions amid a period of elevated activity around stocks like GameStop (GME). In a new statement from the U.S. securities regulator regarding recent market volatility, commissioners said they would "cl...
Coinbase's website is suffering from an outage since 7:41 am EST Friday, according to the crypto exchange's status page. The exchange said it is currently investigating the issue. Meanwhile, the popular trading app Robinhood told CNBC that it has halted the instant crypto buying feature due to "extr...
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has changed his Twitter bio to mention only Bitcoin. The move is similar to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who has since long been a bitcoin supporter. The bitcoin mention by Musk means his more than 43 million followers could be keen to learn more about the world's largest cryptocurre...
Coinbase has entered the top 10 ranking of free apps on Apple's U.S. mobile store. Live ranking of the free apps on Apple's App Store in the U.S. shows Coinbase ranks the 4th as of Friday, following Robinhood, Webull and Reddit while ahead of TikTok, Cash App and Zoom. The new ranking comes weeks a...

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