• Huobi Global has launched an institutional brokerage (via Huobi).
    Cryptocurrencies

    Huobi Brokerage launches, targeting institutional clients

    Huobi Group’s new digital asset brokerage platform also targets high net worth individuals

    Ciara Sun, Vice President of Global Business at Huobi Group, said 2020 is the beginning of the “next phase of crypto. 2019 brought the first wave of institutional interest but 2020 is when we expect to see the industry mature with growing demand.”

  • Vodafone says Africa is calling. Gonna focus on M-Pesa instead of Libra. (via iStock)
    Cryptocurrencies,  Libra

    Vodafone quits Libra Association

    The British telecom giant has become the eighth big company to withdraw from Facebook’s troubled cryptocurrency project

    The Libra Association said that although its makeup may change over time, its governance and technology ensures it will remain resilient.

  • The calm decorum of consolidating class action lawsuits (via Pixabay).
    Cryptocurrencies

    Tether, Bitfinex face fourth market manipulation suit

    Another lawsuit accusing stablecoin issuer Tether and cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex of causing the losses of the crypto winter is about to join the three consolidated class actions

    The lawsuits against iFinex, which owns the two companies, seeks $1.4 trillion in damages over alleged market manipulations that led to the crypto winter of 2018.

  • Craig Wright's getting ready for a fight (via Brendan Sullivan)
    Bitcoin,  People

    EXCLUSIVE Craig Wright: If I produce Nakamoto’s bitcoins my critics will say I stole them

    And why he chose that particular Times of London article for the Bitcoin Genesis Block

    Yesterday, nChain chief scientist and self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright’s attorneys told a judge that the “bonded courier” he has long maintained held the encryption keys to Nakamoto’s 1.1 million bitcoins had arrived. He doesn’t believe even that will quiet his critics.