Hodler’s Digest, June 29–July 5

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bored with Bitcoin? This price level is key for a …

DeFi Offers Potential Investment Opportunities Said HyperChain Capital

Decentralized finance, or DeFi, offers potential growth opportunities said the chief executive of digital assets management company HyperChain Capital. HyperChain CEO Stelian Balta said DeFi “has a huge opportunity to grow” and that digital currencies and blockchains are something the company continues to look on with interest.  “I believe DeFi space has a huge opportunity …

The Most Famous Financial Pyramids in the Crypto World

In addition to the obvious advantages in the form of anonymity, accessibility, ease of use and low cost of transactions, cryptocurrencies have some serious drawbacks that impede their global adoption. The main one is the connection between crypto and crime. Everyone who has studied this topic even superficially knows that Bitcoin (BTC) still remains a …

Gemini Chose to Wade Regulation In New York, Weighs in on Conditional BitLicense

Last week, the New York State Department of Financial Services, or NYDFS, proposed changes around its state-wide BitLicense legal guidelines. Gemini, a crypto exchange calling New York home, sees the NYDFS’ move as a positive. Gemini’s chief compliance officer, Noah Perlman, told Cointelegraph: “The proposed conditional licensing framework is another step the DFS is taking …

OKEx Now Features Latin American Fiat Gateway with Latamex

OKEx, a major global cryptocurrency exchange, is embracing the Latin American crypto market by launching a fiat gateway for three local currencies. According to a July 3 announcement, OKEx users can now buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) in exchange for the Argentine peso (ARS), the Brazilian real (BRL), and the Mexican peso (MXN) via …

IRS Wants to Track ‘Nefarious’ Privacy Coin and Lightning Transactions

The United States’ Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is seeking information and tools to help it trace transactions using privacy coins, layer two protocols such as Lightning Network and side chains like Plasma and OmiseGo (OMG). A June 30 request for information published by the U.S. Department Of The Treasury reveals the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Division …

Metamask Enhances User Privacy With New Wallet Update

Metamask, a popular Ether (ETH) wallet and browser extension, has just released a new major application upgrade. Announcing the news on July 2, Metamask outlined that the new update, Metamask Version 8, offers a number of new features like enhanced privacy control and a new account-login system. This story is developing and will be updated. …