Category: Technology

Fiat Freeway: The OCC addresses the use of Stablecoins for Payment Activities

Fiat Freeway: The OCC addresses the use of Stablecoins for Payment Activities

Quick Take ‘Fiat Freeway’ is a weekly column providing the latest updates on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins.  This week’s column examines the most recent interpretive letter on digital assets from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC). This research piece is available to members of The Block Genesis. You […]

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A guide to The Block’s data dashboard

A guide to The Block’s data dashboard

The Block’s data dashboard is available via this link or the navigation bar under “Data”. Categories There are four major categories on the data dashboard, each of which has multiple sub-categories: Markets. Everything related to the crypto trading activity. This includes spot, futures, and options markets — with regards to cryptocurrency and token prices and […]

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As FinCEN’s comment window on crypto wallet rule comes to a close, uncertainty on path forward remains

As FinCEN’s comment window on crypto wallet rule comes to a close, uncertainty on path forward remains

At 11: 59 PM EST on January 4, the clock will run out on the window to submit written comments on a proposed rule that could create significant regulatory hurdles for crypto transacting. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released a notice of proposed rulemaking on December 18 that seeks to heighten identification requirements for […]

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Blockchain Projects Detoken and Anyhedge Launch Bringing Defi to Bitcoin Cash

Blockchain Projects Detoken and Anyhedge Launch Bringing Defi to Bitcoin Cash

On December 30, the decentralized finance (defi) platform Detoken and the firm General Protocols announced the launch of Anyhedge, the first public defi product built on the Bitcoin Cash network. Detoken users will be able to hedge or long their bitcoin cash and earn a funding premium while holding their keys in a noncustodial fashion. […]

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Is Defi Coming to Bitcoin Cash? An Overview of Detoken and the Anyhedge Protocol

Is Defi Coming to Bitcoin Cash? An Overview of Detoken and the Anyhedge Protocol

Maybe you’ve heard of Anyhedge. Last April, news.Bitcoin.com published an article about its announcement, but what is it really? What does it do, and how’s it work? The Anyhedge Protocol Anyhedge is an open-source protocol. It is simply a way to use the blockchain (in this case, the Bitcoin Cash blockchain) to create a specific […]

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Revolut adds four new cryptos for European users on its digital bank platform

Revolut adds four new cryptos for European users on its digital bank platform

The U.K.-based digital bank startup Revolut announced Friday the addition of  four additional crypto tokens and currencies to its platform for Europe-based users. In the December 10 blog post, Revolut said it was adding support for EOS, OMG, XTZ (Tezos) and ZRX (0x). Revolut first started allowing access to crypto buying and selling in 2017. […]

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Fox News Report Highlights Bitcoin Cash Proponent’s Modern Day Scavenger Hunt

Fox News Report Highlights Bitcoin Cash Proponent’s Modern Day Scavenger Hunt

The anonymous Bitcoin Cash proponent called, ‘Bitcoin Man,’ has made the news once again, this time in Fresno California. Bitcoin Man was featured on a local Fox News report on December 11 for creating a “modern-day scavenger hunt” with bitcoin cash-loaded stickers hidden throughout the state. Back in September, news.Bitcoin.com reported on an anonymous individual […]

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