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Recent articles by Danny:

Paxful, Citing Regulations and Its Own 'Risk Tolerance,' Exits Venezuela's P2P Bitcoin Market

The exit deprives Venezuela of its second-largest P2P exchange and denies Paxful access to a market it long courted as a bitcoin boon. → Read More

Stacks Foundation to Spend 'Majority' of STX Token Fortune on Ecosystem Development

The Stacks Foundation is paying out $1,000 to $5,000 grants (in dollar form) to help support development of Blockstack's host blockchain. → Read More

Coinbase Building Platform to Help Crypto Startups Launch Tokens, Raise Cash

The platform will "hand hold" hopeful crowdfunders through the token issuance, custody, development and governance process, according to CEO Brian Armstrong. → Read More

Five CoinMarketCap Executives Depart Binance in Mass Exodus

Binance plans to replace the executives with its own staff. → Read More

US Files Suit Against Crypto Accounts Tied to North Korea

Prosecutors say the 280 accounts hold crypto stolen from two exchange hacks last year. → Read More

Voyager to Pay Interest on DeFi Tokens to Gain Brokerage Clients

Chainlink, Kyber Network and Basic Attention Token bring Voyager's interest program to 17. → Read More

Coinbase Taps Marcus Hughes as New Eurozone Chief

Hughes had taken over Coinbase's international legal operations earlier this month. → Read More

Wave of Bitcoin-Seeking Bomb Threats Sparks Probe By Austrian Police

Police say that "numerous" companies got $20,000 bitcoin ultimatums in the mass SPAM campaign. → Read More

Binance.US Expands Into Florida, Eyeing Millions of Potential New Traders

Florida's financial regulators granted Binance.US a money transmitters license in July. → Read More

Tron Loses 23% of Its $4.3B USDT Reserves to DeFi Hotbed Ethereum

A "3rd party" crypto exchange ordered the swap. Signs point to Binance. → Read More

Sequoia-Backed Band Protocol Token Starts Trading on Coinbase

BAND surged to 24-hour trading highs shortly after news of the listing broke. → Read More

Coinbase Exits Industry Lobbying Group in Protest Over Recent Unspecified 'Decisions'

Coinbase cited recent board decisions that could "irreperably impair" the Blockchain Asso → Read More

Facebook Taps David Marcus to Lead Payments Initiatives

Marcus will continue running Libra's Novi digital wallet as he takes on Facebook Financial. → Read More

Hackers Take Over Apple, Uber, Prominent Crypto Twitter Accounts in Simultaneous Attack

Hackers pumping a crypto giveaway scam appear to have compromised the Twitter accounts of leading exchanges, individuals and at least one news org. → Read More

Riot Blockchain Says Coronavirus Outbreak Might Hurt Crypto Mining Farms

Riot Blockchain's 10-K filing captures the fear COVID-19 is sowing in American companies. → Read More

UK Financial Regulator: Watch Out for Coronavirus Crypto Scams

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority is asking investors to watch out for coronavirus-related crypto scams. → Read More

A Bitcoin Wallet Is Orbiting the Earth at 5 Miles Per Second

Bitcoin is flying (super) high thanks to SpaceChain's new space-based wallet. → Read More

AlphaPoint's White Label Tech Now Lets Crypto Exchanges Offer Margin Trading

The product, ‘AlphaPoint Margin Trading & Risk Management,’ features a raft of leveraged trading options and controls for crypto brokerages and exchanges. → Read More

Tagomi Rollout Paves Way for Institutional Crypto Shorting

Crypto brokerage Tagomi released its borrowing and lending platform to the wider public, enabling investors to short cryptocurrencies. → Read More

Bitcoin.com Looks to List BCH Futures on CFTC-Approved Exchange

Bitcoin.com is in talks to list a bitcoin cash futures contract on a regulated exchange, a company representative told Bloomberg. → Read More