2019’s DeFi Boom Raises New Questions for Tax Filing Season

A number of startups are now trying to help retail investors make sense of the tax implications of decentralized finance.

Deribit Takes On New Trading Tools to Capture ‘Exploding’ Options Market

Global provider of professional trading software Trading Technologies announced Wednesday it would provide connectivity to leading derivatives exchange, Deribit

Anchorage, Bison Trails Execs to Helm Libra’s New ‘Technical Steering Committee’

The Libra Association has formed a steering committee to oversee the creation of its technical roadmap.

CabbageTech CEO Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison After Pleading Guilty in Fraud Case

Patrick McDonnell was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison and ordered to pay victims $225,000 after pleading guilty to charges he defrauded investors in his crypto trading platform, CabbageTech.

Currency ‘Cold War’ Takes Center Stage at Pre-Davos Crypto Confab

Cryptocurrencies could be at the heart of a new Cold War, at least according to some investors at the Crypto Finance Conference in St. Moritz.

Decred’s Akin Sawyerr Says Blockchain Is Part of Africa’s Political Future

Blockchain-based governance could lead the way towards better business and political practices around the world, says investor Akin Sawyerr.

Why ‘Crypto Dad’ Is Building the Digital Dollar Foundation

With the proverbial digital currency barbarians at the gate, ex-CFTC chair Christopher Giancarlo launches a digital dollar initiative.

Fake News on Steroids: Deepfakes Are Coming – Are World Leaders Prepared?

What 2018 and 2019 were to blockchain and cryptocurrencies on the WEF stage (met with a healthy mix of intrigue and skepticism), 2020 will be to synthetic media, also known by the ominous-sounding euphemism “deepfakes.”

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto News Roundup for Jan. 16, 2020

With bitcoin up more than 20% so far this year, the rally is taking a breather. CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with an expanded news round-up that'll condense about an hour of reading into less than 8 minutes of stories and highlights.

Bitcoin’s Share of PoW Mining Rewards Now Above 80%

Rewards received by bitcoin miners form a major chunk of the salaries paid across major proof of work (PoW) blockchains, according to Yassine Elmandjra, a cryptocurrency analyst from ARK Invest.