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Options Growth Will Ignite Innovation in the Bitcoin Market – But Not in the Way You Think

Richard Rosenblum is co-founder and co-head of trading at crypto liquidity provider GSR. The opinions below are the author’s and do not reflect the position of CoinDesk. Like futures, the launch of bitcoin options on major exchanges has been met with anticipation. Hopeful observers believe the CME’s and Bakkt’s entry into the burgeoning options market […]

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How Fund Managers View Lending and Staking: 3 Takeaways From a CoinDesk Research Webinar

Not everyone is totally excited about DeFi. Volatile crypto is nurturing its fixed-income side. Crypto lending activity is growing on decentralized finance (DeFi) networks. Staking, where investors reap payments for locking up assets in functions essential to network protocols, is moving into crypto’s mainstream, with large crypto exchanges offering staking services for users.  Chart of […]

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Seychelles’ Stock Exchange Will List Ethereum Tokens Representing Supercars

Hankering for a Ferrari? Well, the only licensed stock exchange in Seychelles, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, is listing tokenized collectible cars worth over $200 million for retail and institutional investors. MERJ said Friday it is partnering with CurioInvest, a tokenization platform building on ethereum, to create tokens representing shares in “supercars” like […]

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The Founders of Synthetix and Chainlink on DeFi, Derivatives and 25 New Decentralized Price Feeds

Yesterday, Chainlink released price reference data for 25 of its decentralized oracle networks that together power more than $100 million in DeFi. On this special interview episode, @nlw talks with Sergey Nazarov and Kain Warwick, the founders of Chainlink and Synthetix, respectively, about:  To see Chainlink’s newly released decentralized price feeds, visit: feeds.chain.link Disclosure Read […]

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‘Key Milestone’ for Hyperledger as Fabric Blockchain Platform Reaches 2.0 Release

Enterprise blockchain project Hyperledger has released the most significant update of its DLT framework Fabric since launch in July 2017. The Hyperledger Foundation announced Thursday that Fabric 2.0 is designed to improve the usability and performance for the end user, with updates including new features such as decentralized governance for smart contracts and several enhancements […]