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Mastercard Wins Patent for Speeding Up Crypto Payments

Payments giant Mastercard may be looking to speed up cryptocurrency transactions by designing a payments system that will link accounts holding both fiat currency and cryptocurrencies, according to a newly-published...

Congress Is Now Holding Two Crypto Hearings This Wednesday

Congress is set to hold not one but two separate hearings related to cryptocurrencies on Wednesday. Last week, CoinDesk reported that the House Committee on Financial Services will gather this week...

Lawmakers to Discuss If Crypto Is ‘The Future of Money’ Next Week

Cryptocurrencies will take center stage once again on Capitol Hill next week. The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee announced Thursday that it would host a hearing titled "The Future...

American Express Thinks Blockchains Could Help Prove Payments

American Express is on the hunt for better ways of proving when transactions occur and a new patent filing suggests the financial services giant may be looking at blockchain as...

US Judge Delays Crypto Fraud Ruling Pending CFTC Response

A federal judge has postponed any decision on a crypto fraud case brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) against alleged scammer Patrick McDonnell. Judge Jack Weinstein of the Eastern District...

A US Election Probe Implicated Bitcoin – And the Reaction Was Swift

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general of the U.S., sparked a social firestorm when he revealed that the dozen Russian military intelligence officers indicted on Friday used bitcoin to fund...

Muh Monopoly! How a Banker’s Talk Sparked All Kinds of Crypto Mockery

Last week, Agustin Carstens, the head of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), widely considered the central bank of central banks – told cryptocurrency makers to "stop trying to create...

Chinese Tech Firm Probed Over Launch of Crypto-Mining Video Console

Leshi Internet, a Chinese video streaming provider with a history of financial troubles, is being questioned by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange over its subsidiary's move into the crypto space. Lerong Zhixin, a...

Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations

A group of Russian military intelligence officers indicted Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election allegedly used bitcoin to fund their operations. In...

100 Tokens By 2020: Ledger Pledges Big Expansion for Crypto Custody

The race among crypto custodians to secure high-end clients is growing fiercer by the day. Ledger, the France-based wallet and custody startup, is ramping up the number of cryptocurrencies it supports...