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KuCoin Exchange Traders Can Now Self-Custody Their Crypto Assets

Cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin has launched a feature allowing users to custody their own crypto assets while trading. For the feature, KuCoin has integrated a new technology from Boston-based startup Arwen, which allows traders to maintain control of their private keys while trading on centralized exchanges, Arwen announced Tuesday. KuCoin president Eric Don confirmed the news,…

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Sirin Labs Lays Off 25% of Staff Amid Poor Blockchain Phone Sales

Israel-based Sirin Labs, maker of the Finney blockchain phone, has laid off a quarter of its workforce. Speaking to local financial news source Globes, the firm said it had let go of 15 of its 60 employees – less than had been speculated in the media. The layoffs come amid a disappointing consumer reaction to…

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Bot-Enabled Market Manipulation Rife on Decentralized Exchanges, Researchers Claim

Arbitrage bots are being widely used for manipulative profit-making strategies on decentralized exchanges (DExes), a study from researchers at Cornell Tech has claimed. The news was reported by Bloomberg on April 15. The paper documents and gauges the breadth and specific characteristics of bot-executed market manipulation, which the researchers argue has developed blockchain-specific elements that…

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Swisscom Blockchain AG Onboards New Chief Executive Officer

Blockchain-focused company Swisscom Blockchain AG has onboarded Ethereum (ETH) engineer Lukas Hohl as its new chief executive officer, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported on April 15. Hohl, who previously served at various IT and finance companies, including Blockchain’s parent company Swisscom, business consulting firm BearingPoint, consultancy group Sofgen, and management consulting company Synpulse, will now lead…

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France to Push EU Member States to Adopt Its Cryptocurrency Regulations

France is reportedly going to try to convince other European Union member states to adopt cryptocurrency regulations similar to its own, Reuters reported on April 15. Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy and Finance, reportedly stated that France will encourage other EU countries to adopt cryptocurrency regulations similar to those France approved last…

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IMF and World Bank Launch Educational Blockchain Token

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have launched a crypto token called “Learning Coin” to better understand how blockchain technology works. The two institutions said that the coin would have no monetary value and would not be made openly available, the Financial Times reported Saturday. To support the token, the IMF and the World…

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San Francisco-Based Thor Token Project Shuts Down

San Francisco-based blockchain project Thor Token is shutting down as the project “was not able to gain traction and achieve commercial success.” The news was announced by co-founder and CEO at Thor, David Chin on April 9. Thor — which was built on Neo (NEO) — has announced it is closing its doors as it…

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Will China Ban Crypto Mining?

On April 9, Reuters reported that a Chinese government agency is considering the elimination of crypto mining in the country. Given that China has been hosting the majority of mining pools on its soil, the global crypto industry might be poised to take a massive hit. However, the plan is not written in stone at…

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