Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Crypto Burn Book

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MakerDAO Demos Tech to Back Stablecoin DAI With Any Crypto Asset

Borrowers of U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin DAI will soon be able to be back their loans in any number of cryptocurrencies, at least if a new web portal is ultimately implemented. On a weekly community call organized by the MakerDAO Foundation – the non-profit entity that funds the development of the programmatic lending software that issues… Read More »

CFTC Chair: ‘Explosion of Interest’ in Crypto May Spawn New Clearinghouses

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) expects to see more companies apply to become federally-regulated clearinghouses as a result of growing interest in cryptocurrencies. Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, testifying on “the state of the CFTC” before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, said in his opening remarks that the clearinghouses his agency regulates… Read More »

Crypto Crime May Have Cost Sector $1.2 Billion in Q1, Says Report

Losses arising from cryptocurrency hacks and fraud may have reached as high as $1.2 billion in the first quarter of the year, new research from blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace suggests. The total figure includes over $356 million lost from exchanges (including QuadrigaCX’s $195 million) and over $850 million alleged to have been lost from the… Read More »

CoinMarketCap Forms Alliance to Tackle Concerns Over Price Data Integrity

Cryptocurrency data provider CoinMarketCap is working with major exchanges on an initiative aimed to make price data more transparent. The effort sees the firms forming a new alliance, dubbed the Data Accountability & Transparency Alliance (DATA), that will discuss ways to tackle concerns over cryptocurrency data reporting in its current state, CoinMarketCap announced Wednesday. Led… Read More »