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Cryptopia’s Liquidator Claws Back $7.2M, But Identifying Crypo Ownership a ‘Mammoth Task’   (Coindesk - Dec 12)

The liquidator for the collapsed New Zealand-based crypto exchange Cryptopia now has $7.2 million on balance for potential user refunds. Finding out who's owed what, though, is proving a tough task.


Volcker Might Have Said Yes to a Digital Dollar – If He Knew What It Was   (Coindesk - Dec 12)

What would the late former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker have thought about digital currencies issued by central banks?


It Shouldn’t Take Government Intervention for Valve to Clean Up Steam   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 12)

Valve has a bad reputation when it comes to quality control. They… The post It Shouldn’t Take Government Intervention for Valve to Clean Up Steam appeared first on CCN.com


Basketball’s Hottest Shooter Is a Towering Red Head You’ve Probably Never Heard Of   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 12)

Davis Bertans has suddenly become one of the NBA's most dangerous shooters, drastically altering the trajectory of his career in the process. The post Basketball’s Hottest Shooter Is a Towering Red Head You’ve Probably Never Heard Of appeared first on CCN.com


Put Some Respect On JJ Culver’s Historic 100-Point Game   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 12)

Wayland Baptist's JJ Culver dropped 100 points on Tuesday night, paving the way for haters to try and detract from his epic performance. The post Put Some Respect On JJ Culver’s Historic 100-Point Game appeared first on CCN.com


The Yankees’ Signing of Gerrit Cole Puts New Scrutiny on Ridiculous Appearance Policy   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 12)

Gerrit Cole believes cutting his hair is worth it to sign with the Yankees, but not every free agent target has felt or will feel the same. The post The Yankees’ Signing of Gerrit Cole Puts New Scrutiny on Ridiculous Appearance Policy appeared first on CCN.com


Netherlands Plans to Punish Crypto Scammers With Up to 6 Years in Jail   (Coindesk - Dec 12)

The Dutch government is about to get tougher with fraudulent schemes involving banking apps and cryptocurrencies.


Is Zcash (ZEC) a Total Failure? Crypto Influencers Disagree   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 12)

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin came to the defence of privacy coin Zcash (ZEC) after a prominent twitter personality branded it a failure. The post Is Zcash (ZEC) a Total Failure? Crypto Influencers Disagree appeared first on CCN.com


The Sixers Will Never Be NBA Title Contenders Unless Joel Embiid Does This   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Sixers star Joel Embiid has quietly been among the NBA's most disappointing players this season, and there's no easy fix for his struggles. The post The Sixers Will Never Be NBA Title Contenders Unless Joel Embiid Does This appeared first on CCN.com


Circle Confirms New Round of Layoffs Following Co-CEO Departure   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

Circle laid off about 10 employees in its latest effort to cut costs. The move follows a round of 30 layoffs in May.


Gold Price Regains Its Shine as Federal Reserve Calls for More Inflation!   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Gold's price rallied on Wednesday amid signs underlying inflation was continuing to outpace real interest rates. The post Gold Price Regains Its Shine as Federal Reserve Calls for More Inflation! appeared first on CCN.com


This Deceptive Bitcoin Signal May Trigger a Brutal Price Crash   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

This bitcoin futures market signal looks bullish, but it may actually be the trigger for a massive BTC price crash. The post This Deceptive Bitcoin Signal May Trigger a Brutal Price Crash appeared first on CCN.com


SEC Charges Shopin CEO With Fraud Over Unregistered $42M ICO   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Shopin and its founder Eran Eyal with fraud after a $42 million initial coin offering. The SEC announced Wednesday that Eyal had been charged with defrauding investors by selling unregistered securities in the form of Shopin Tokens. While Eyal was supposed to develop a platform which […]


Boeing (BA) Stock Nosedives After Chilling FAA Revelations About 737 MAX   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Boeing stock (NYSE:BA) declined sharply on Wednesday amid chilling revelations from the FAA about the MAX 737 jet. The post Boeing (BA) Stock Nosedives After Chilling FAA Revelations About 737 MAX appeared first on CCN.com


Jack Dorsey Announces New Twitter Team: Square Crypto, but for Social Media   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

It could be a harbinger of a radical shift in social media infrastructure, depending on the execution.


Kawhi Leonard Could’ve Won More Titles If He Stayed in Toronto   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

When Kawhi Leonard returns to Toronto tonight, he might realize that he left behind a roster that's even better than his Clippers team. The post Kawhi Leonard Could’ve Won More Titles If He Stayed in Toronto appeared first on CCN.com


48-Hour Digital Game Festival to Run Alongside The Game Awards   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Geoff Keighley announces a 48-hour digital event of free unreleased game demos running alongside Thursday's Game Awards ceremony. The post 48-Hour Digital Game Festival to Run Alongside The Game Awards appeared first on CCN.com


Dow Recovers After Federal Reserve Sparks a Sharp US Dollar Sell-Off   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

The Dow Jones limped into neutral after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold, which sparked a Dow-supportive sell-off in the USD. The post Dow Recovers After Federal Reserve Sparks a Sharp US Dollar Sell-Off appeared first on CCN.com


HEX: Crypto ‘Designed for 10,000x Returns’ is Destined for Failure   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

A new breed of scam coin may be upon us in the form of HEX - a cryptocurrency that critics say is designed purely to enrich its founder. The post HEX: Crypto ‘Designed for 10,000x Returns’ is Destined for Failure appeared first on CCN.com


The Year in Crypto Journalism: Truth Will Always Be Human   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

The crypto-sphere shows disdain for journalism, believing that technology is better at revealing truth. It isn't.


Gold Price Regains Its Shine as Federal Reserve Calls for More Inflation!   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Gold's price rallied on Wednesday amid signs underlying inflation was continuing to outpace real interest rates. The post Gold Price Regains Its Shine as Federal Reserve Calls for More Inflation! appeared first on CCN.com


Kraken: $75 Device Will Get You Into Crypto Hardware Wallet KeepKey   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

Kraken Security Labs said crypto hardware wallet KeepKey is not doing enough to protect customers from physical attacks, saying it was able to get into the system using a $75 device.


Supermash Looks Insanely Awesome, but Here’s Why It Could Be a Huge Mess   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Supermash is an insane game that births its own games, but the newly-announced Nintendo Switch title could end up being one big mess. The post Supermash Looks Insanely Awesome, but Here’s Why It Could Be a Huge Mess appeared first on CCN.com


Jack Dorsey’s Decentralized Social Media Utopia Is a Noble but Futile Idea   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Jack Dorsey is assembling a team to build a decentralized protocol for social media. His vision is bold and noble but ultimately futile. The post Jack Dorsey’s Decentralized Social Media Utopia Is a Noble but Futile Idea appeared first on CCN.com


Square Crypto Bankrolls Star Lightning Developer Known as ‘ZmnSCPxj’   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

Keeping in the cypherpunk spirit, Square Crypto has issued a grant to pseudonymous developer ZmnSCPxj for Lightning and bitcoin research.


Here’s How a Vote to Impeach Could Backfire and Help Trump in 2020   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

The Democrats' impeachment inquiry may have done more good than harm for Donald Trump's 2020 bid for reelection The post Here’s How a Vote to Impeach Could Backfire and Help Trump in 2020 appeared first on CCN.com


Antonio Brown Torches Stephen A. Smith & ‘Racist’ NFL in Career-Ending Meltdown   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Antonio Brown's NFL career is finally dead after hurling expletives at Stephen A. Smith, calling the NFL racist - and Big Ben a rapist. The post Antonio Brown Torches Stephen A. Smith & ‘Racist’ NFL in Career-Ending Meltdown appeared first on CCN.com


MARKET DAILY: Nike and the ECB are Thinking with Tokens   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

With markets continuing their slide, today we're looking at NIke's recent tokenized shoe patent and the ECB's digital currency discussions. Later, we're joined by CoinDesk analyst Galen Moore for some insight into exchange fees, token listings and more...


Boeing (BA) Stock Nosedives After Chilling FAA Revelations About 737 MAX   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Boeing stock (NYSE:BA) declined sharply on Wednesday amid chilling revelations from the FAA about the MAX 737 jet. The post Boeing (BA) Stock Nosedives After Chilling FAA Revelations About 737 MAX appeared first on CCN.com


GOG Winter Sale Rivals Steam with Festive Deals Aplenty + One Epic Freebie   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

The GOG Winter Sale is live, and with a trove of epic deals (plus Wasteland 2 for free!), CD Projekt Red is giving Steam a run for its money. The post GOG Winter Sale Rivals Steam with Festive Deals Aplenty + One Epic Freebie appeared first on CCN.com


D-Wave and NEC Partner to Create ‘Hybrid’ Quantum Applications   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

Supercomputer giant NEC is teaming up with a quantum computer manufacturer to create practical applications for the cutting-edge tech.


Here’s How Much Pete Buttigieg Received From His ‘Secret’ McKinsey Clients   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Pete Buttigieg's recently revealed clients at McKinsey, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, have contributed generously to his campaign. The post Here’s How Much Pete Buttigieg Received From His ‘Secret’ McKinsey Clients appeared first on CCN.com


Ethereum Builder ConsenSys Shutters India and Philippines Operations   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

Consensys, the ethereum blockchain development company with hubs around the globe, has shut down key operations in India and the Philippines.


Ethereum’s 96% Google Search Interest Plunge Has This Crucial Silver Lining   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Ethereum search interest fell further than Bitcoin's in 2019, yet an analysis of developer activity reveals a possible silver lining for ETH. The post Ethereum’s 96% Google Search Interest Plunge Has This Crucial Silver Lining appeared first on CCN.com


What the Wild History of Digital Currency Tells Us About The Future   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

An interview with Finn Brunton, the author of two books about the cultural history of digital currencies.


Babylon’s Fall Gets a New Trailer, But Where the Heck Is Bayonetta 3?   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Babylon's Fall finally has a new gameplay trailer after being quiet for over a year, but where the heck is our Bayonetta 3 update? The post Babylon’s Fall Gets a New Trailer, But Where the Heck Is Bayonetta 3? appeared first on CCN.com


MLS Is Going Where No Football League Has Gone Before   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

The conspiracy to make the MLS bigger may not necessarily mean better football. Are we watching the dilution of the North American game? The post MLS Is Going Where No Football League Has Gone Before appeared first on CCN.com


Here’s Proof Housing and Stocks are in the ‘Greatest Bubble’ in Modern History   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

According to a new study, the valuation of household assets relative to individual disposable income has hit a record high. The post Here’s Proof Housing and Stocks are in the ‘Greatest Bubble’ in Modern History appeared first on CCN.com


Dow Twitches on Trade Fears – This Strategist Says to Bet on Fake ‘11th Hour’ Deal   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

The Dow twitched on trade fears, but one strategist says it's obvious Trump will unveil a fake '11th hour' deal to calm the stock market. The post Dow Twitches on Trade Fears – This Strategist Says to Bet on Fake ‘11th Hour’ Deal appeared first on CCN.com


Never Mind Consumers, This Was a Year of Steady Infrastructural Progress   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

As the blockchain stack matures, we’ll look back on 2019 as the start of the blockchain adoption journey.


Never Mind Adoption, This was a Year of Steady Infrastructural Progress   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

As the blockchain stack matures, we’ll look back on 2019 as the start of the blockchain adoption journey.


Mark Cuban Sounds Ignorant Blasting Bitcoin’s Security and Value   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Mark Cuban attacks bitcoin. He made his billions by investing early in the internet but has the wrong idea on the security and value of BTC. The post Mark Cuban Sounds Ignorant Blasting Bitcoin’s Security and Value appeared first on CCN.com


New York Regulator Details Changes to Contentious BitLicense   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

The New York Department of Financial Services has outlined a new approach to approving what coins crypto exchanges can list in the Empire State.


Bitfury Invests in Shyft Network to Build Decentralized Identity Products   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

The Bitfury Group has made what it calls a “strategic acquisition” in decentralized credential provider Shyft Network as it prepares to build out government-facing identity products.


Australia’s Stock Exchange Backs $35M Round for DLT Survivor Digital Asset   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

Digital Asset has raised $35 million in Series C funding, signaling a comeback for the seminal enterprise blockchain startup.


Lululemon (LULU) Stock Hinges on Critical Q3 Earnings Report   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Lululemon is having an impressive 2019, outpacing competitors and the S&P 500. It must print numbers that justify extreme valuations. The post Lululemon (LULU) Stock Hinges on Critical Q3 Earnings Report appeared first on CCN.com


2019 Saw the End of Blockchain Tourism   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

2019 saw a shift from dabbling in blockchain (just to make the trip) to applying the technology to solve problems.


SEC Taking ‘Measured’ Approach to Digital Asset Regulation, Jay Clayton Tells Senate Committee   (Coindesk - Dec 11)

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, says his agency is taking a "measured" regulatory stance on "promising" blockchain tech.


Jose Mourinho is Tottenham’s Underdog. That Makes Him Dangerous   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

Wednesday’s Champions League clash is meaningless in terms of points, but José… The post Jose Mourinho is Tottenham’s Underdog. That Makes Him Dangerous appeared first on CCN.com


Your $60,000 Mac Pro Will Equal an Apple Store Employee’s 18-Month Salary   (Cryptocoinsnews - Dec 11)

The base price of the Mac Price is about 10% of the… The post Your $60,000 Mac Pro Will Equal an Apple Store Employee’s 18-Month Salary appeared first on CCN.com