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Canaan Creative

Canaan Creative

Nasdaq-listed Canaan Creative, one of the largest makers of bitcoin mining equipment, reported third quarter losses of $12 million despite booming bitcoin demand.

Libra

Libra

Facebook’s Libra project is being readied to debut early next year. The controversial payments platform reportedly just needs regulatory approval from Switzerland, where Libra is based, before it launches.

Yearn (yEarn; YFI)

Yearn (yEarn; YFI)

DeFi protocol Yearn announced a merger with Pickle Finance in what appears to be the first DeFi M&A agreement.

Security token

Security token

Security tokens are explained and their economic and regulatory significance explored in a new report from the securities trade group, SIFMA. 

Coinbase

Coinbase

Coinbase said on Friday that its institutional business has grown enormously since its acquisition of OTC broker Tagomi earlier this year. The value of its holdings for institutional customers has risen to about $20 billion. 

Paradigm

Paradigm

Communications network Paradigm, which facilitates block trading of CME bitcoin options, among others, has launched a new RFQ feature that lets clients trade in one click against multiple dealers.

Binance

Binance

Binance has filed a lawsuit against Forbes and two of its journalists for publishing an article alleging that Binance deliberately acted to evade U.S. regulations. Binance is claiming defamation and is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

Zcash

Zcash

Zcash successfully underwent its fifth system upgrade, “Canopy.” The upgrade changed how mining rewards are distributed to Zcash miners and developers, as well as halving Zcash’s mining rewards.

Jay Clayton

Jay Clayton

Chairman Jay Clayton says he will leave the SEC by the end of the year. During his tenure, the agency has brought 56 cases regarding digital assets and launched the Cyber Unit. 

Galaxy Digital

Galaxy Digital

Galaxy Digital, a cryptocurrency-focused investment company,  announced on Friday that it had acquired two Chicago firms, Blue Fire Capital and DrawBridge Lending. 

BitPay

BitPay

BitPay, a company founded in 2013 to help merchants receive and process bitcoin payments, is launching BitPay Send to allow firms to make mass cryptocurrency payments to employees, contractors and vendors.

BlockFi

BlockFi

BlockFi plans to launch retail products in Europe in 2021. BlockFi’s Vice President for Europe and Asia, David Olsson, said the company has no plans for similar launches in the U.K.

KuCoin

KuCoin

KuCoin has reportedly recovered 84 percent of customer assets stolen in a hacking attack in September.

Cerealia

Cerealia

Swiss-based Cerealia has launched an agricultural trading platform that uses blockchain technology to replace error-prone telephone grain trading.

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