MARKETS DAILY: Crypto News Roundup for Jan. 16, 2020

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Ethereum’s DeFi Thrives in Bear and Bull Crypto Markets

DeFi protocols are proving their value after providing profit-making opportunities during diverse market conditions. Building Financial Utility  In the first half of 2019, as the cryptocurrency market started to rise from multi-year lows, DeFi got its first taste of a bull market as loans on Maker hit an all-time high of $505 million.  Source: DeFi Pulse Just like one can make money any time of year in the traditional markets, DeFi has provided people with yield through challenging market conditions. Prior to the boom in lending and interest-bearing crypto assets,…

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto News Roundup for Jan. 15, 2020

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MARKETS DAILY: Crypto News Roundup for Jan. 14, 2020

Whether you’re a first-time listener or you’ve heard every episode, we’d like to know what you think about the show. What do you like? What don’t you like? What do you think we’ve totally missed but should be talking about every day or at least every week? Disclosure Read More The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and…

MARKETS DAILY: China Moving Closer to Digital Yuan Launch

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Bitcoin Futures Volumes Outperform Spot Markets on Binance

Cryptocurrency futures trading volumes have now outpaced spot markets on Binance, according to a report issued by the company.  Users Turn to Futures on Binance The report, titled “Leverage and Derivatives: Overview of Binance Futures in 2019,” details the success of the Binance Futures offering since it was launched in September last year. Futures now account for around 75% of the total Bitcoin (BTC) market volume traded on the exchange. Binance was a relatively late entrant to the crypto-derivatives markets, at least compared to rival exchanges such as OKEx and…

MARKETS DAILY: Basketball’s First Celebrity Token Shoots for Monday Launch

After years of discussion, Monday may mark the first time accredited investors can buy tokenized shares of a high-profile professional athlete’s contract. Markets Daily is back with the latest on the NBA’s Spencer Dinwiddie story and what it could mean for entertainers of all stripes. No time to listen? Scroll down for the complete episode transcript. More ways to Listen or Subscribe: This episode featured a sound effect provided by soundsilk.com. Adam B. Levine: On today’s episode, our news roundup, the first tokenized pro basketball player, and Fidelity’s 2019 bitcoin reflections.…

MARKETS DAILY: The Nakamoto.com Debacle

After a dramatic start to 2020, bitcoin is down today for the second straight day. Markets Daily is back with the news moving markets over the last 24 hours, plus a look at Nakamoto.com’s troubled launch and how it relates to ‘Bitcoin Maximalism’. Later, Brad breaks down a new paywalled report on the upcoming bitcoin “Halving” No time to listen? scroll down for the complete episode transcript… Crypto markets, industry and international news roundup A brief look at both sides of the recent Nakamoto.com debacle The new report out on…

MARKETS DAILY: Geopolitical Impacts and Cars Paying Cars in Crypto?

With geopolitical events reverberating and bitcoin continuing its upward trend, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with news and analysis. No time to listen? scroll down for the complete episode transcript… More ways to Listen or Subscribe: On Today’s episode, International and Industry News Roundup, Cars paying each other for right of way and a new report on Crypto Liquidity It’s JANUARY 8, 2020, and you’re listening to Markets Daily, I’m Adam B. Levine, editor of Podcasts here at Coindesk, along with our senior markets reporter, Brad Keoun, to give you…

Turkey’s Financial Watchdog Plans to Regulate Crypto Markets, Report Says

Capital Markets Board of Turkey has plans to regulate crypto transactions, according to local sources. Capital Markets Board of Turkey (CMB), the regulatory body overseeing securities markets in the country, is developing a guideline to observe, audit, and regulate the crypto markets in the country, major Turkish media outlet Hurriyet reported on Jan. 4. Public authorities in Turkey have concerns regarding the protection of investors in crypto markets. The government entrusted CMB with the development of a regulatory framework for crypto markets, according to the report. Per the request by…