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Exclusive: CompoSecure CEO Talks Metal Payment Cards, Cryptocurrency Storage With Benzinga

CompoSecure is set to go public with a pro forma enterprise value of $1.2 billion via the special purpose acquisition company, Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: DBDR). read more

After Head Fake, Stellar Lumens (XLM) Moves Back Above Resistance

Stellar Lumens (CRYPTO:XLM) staged a serious head fake Monday. It looked like a false breakout, but it's moving higher. On Monday morning, XLM smashed through the resistance at 66 cents. This level had been resistance for the previous week. It was also resistance back on April 14 and 15. read more

Cardano (ADA) Looks To Have Broken Out Of A Pattern: Now What?

Cardano (CRYPTO:ADA) is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform. It's the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. Cardano was down 5.9% at $1.66 Monday at last check. Below is a technical analysis of the chart. read more

IPO Preview: Coinbase, AppLovin, TuSimple Highlight Big Week Of Market Debuts

The week of April 12 is shaping up to be a big one for public debuts, with many investors watching the highly anticipated direct listing of Coinbase. Here's a look at the Coinbase IPO and other companies set to go public this week. read more

Coinbase Analyst: ‘Earnings Upside Potential Is Significant’

Coinbase Global Inc (NASDAQ: COIN) is off to a strong start following last month’s IPO, and one analyst said Monday the stock is just getting started. read more

CBOE Files To List Fidelity’s Bitcoin ETF

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), traded as Cboe Global Markets Inc (NYSE: CBOE), filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to list Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). read more

A Year in Crypto’s Growth

Humans have always sought better ways to exchange value. From the barter system of old to the online banks of today, value transfer has and always will be an essential part of our daily lives. After all, what’s the point of making money if you can’t spend it? read more

Palantir To Accept Bitcoin As Payment Option: What You Need To Know

Data analytics company Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE: PLTR) is the latest public company to embrace Bitcoin. read more

DOGE Copycats And Meme Coins Send Ethereum Gas Fees To Record Highs

Dogecoin-inspired cryptocurrency Shiba Inu gained 2036% over the past seven days, with the past 24-hours alone accounting for an increase of 140% to $0.0000388. read more

Stanley Druckenmiller Says The Fed Is Endangering The Dollar, Presenting An Opportunity For Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) will likely hold its place as the leading store of value in the cryptocurrency space, but Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) will face brutal competition, billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller said Tuesday on CNBC's "Squawk Box." read more

8 Best Crypto Podcasts to Listen to Right Now, Ranked

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Cryptocurrency Tax Laws: What U.S. Taxpayers Should Know as Tax Day Approaches

By Seth Wilks, Director of Government Relations read more

Digital Asset Custody Solutions: Should You Build Or Buy? | Opinion

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board of Benzinga. Banks and governments have had centuries to improve the quick transfer of traditional currency.  read more

‘Dogecoin Killer’ Shiba Inu Adds $11B To Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin’s Net Worth

Another meme-based cryptocurrency Shiba Inu (SHIB) saw a price rise of over 1647.42% in the past week. What Happened: At press time, SHIB was trading even higher at $0.00002948, gaining over 50% moments after Binance announced it would list the token. read more

Cathie Wood Cuts Apple Stake By 30% And Buys Coinbase, DraftKings

Cathie Wood-led Ark Investment Management shed more shares of Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) on Monday, just days after halving its stake in the maker of iPhones and iPads, and snapped up shares of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc (NASDAQ: read more

Tesla To Accept Dogecoin? Elon Musk Sends Price Up 15% Minutes After Tweet

Elon Musk, sometimes referred to as the “Dogefather,” proved that he is still capable of driving market momentum after he asked his followers if Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) should accept Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE), and only 10 minutes after the price of DOGE was up by 15%. read more

‘Shiba Don’t Fear Wall Street:’ Dogecoin Statue Said To Appear In Front Of Charging Bull

A statue of a Shiba Inu, the mascot of Dogecoin (DOGE), has been placed in front of the iconic “Charging Bull” sculpture in New York’s financial district. What Happened: Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus discussed the placement of the Shiba Inu figure on Twitter on Tuesday. read more

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Sparks Bitcoin Speculation As He Reveals The Name Of His Pet Goats

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s post about his pet goats has triggered speculation on social media whether his company will follow Tesla Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) lead and invest in read more

Amid Dogecoin and Shiba Inu Hype, Internet Computer (ICP) Launches With Aim To Decentralize The Web

The token of a decentralized project that calls itself “Internet Computer” has taken the sixth spot in terms of market capitalization on the list arranged by CoinMarketCap. What Happened: Internet Computer (ICP) — the token of a cloud-computing project initially built by DFINITY, which aims to displace tech giants — traded at $451.50. read more

‘Shib Army’ Looks To Capitalize On The Shiba Inu Hype With NFT Sale

Fans of SHIBA INU (SHIB), a token that styles itself as Dogecoin (DOGE) killer, have jumped on the non-fungible token art bandwagon. What Happened: “SHIB ARMY is the biggest and strongest army in the world,” reads the description of the self-styled SHIB ARMY on Rarible, an NFT marketplace. read more

Here’s How Shiba Inu (SHIB) Rally Is Different From Dogecoin

Dogecoin (DOGE) may have been basking in the limelight but there is a cryptocurrency trying to steal the show. read more

‘I Know Where The DOGE Money Is Going Next,’ Says Digital Currency Group CEO As Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Diamond Skyrocket

Altcoins like Bitcoin Diamond and Ethereum Classic seem to have come out from hibernation, with some recording weekly gains in excess of 300%. What Happened: Leading this week’s crypto rally was Ethereum Classic (ETC), which surged 340% in seven days from $35 to $154. read more

Gemini Crypto Exchange Lets Dogecoin Holders Earn 2.5% APY

Winklevoss-owned crypto exchange Gemini announced on Sunday that investors holding Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) could earn 2.5% APY through Gemini Earn. read more

Cardano Looks To Have Broken Out Of A Pattern: Now What?

Cardano (CRYPTO:ADA) is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform. It's the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. Cardano was also founded by Charles Hoskinson, a co-founder of Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH). Cardano was down 4.6% at $1.69 at last check. Below is a technical analysis of the chart. read more

Stellar Lumens (XLM) Smashes Resistance And Soars

Stellar Lumens (CRYPTO:XLM) has broken the resistance at the 66-cent level and made a big move higher. This isn’t surprising. When important levels break, big moves follow. The 66-cent level was resistance in April. It was also resistance over the past week before today’s move. Will it hold? read more

Telcoin Crypto Clocks YTD Gains Of Over 30,000%: What’s Going On?

Telcoin (TEL) touched an all-time high of $0.059 around two hours before press time. The Ethereum (ETH)-based cryptocurrency traded above 20% at press time in the early hours of Monday. read more

Alibaba’s Ant At The Forefront Among Privately-Run Businesses To Expand Trials Of China’s Digital Currency

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s (NYSE: BABA) affiliate Ant Group is among the first privately-run businesses to be included in China’s digital currency trials, CNBC read more

Optimized Yield Farming On CeDeFi —Is It Possible?

The total value locked in decentralized finance protocols grew from a mere $690.9M in January 2020 to $78.7B in March 2021. read more

APYSwap Announces Solana Bridge To Further Cross-Chain Interoperability

APYSwap, a protocol for the decentralized exchange of shares of Tokenized Vaults, is announcing a bridge to the Solana Ecosystem. This bridge is aimed at expanding APYSwap’s cross-chain interoperability to non-EVM blockchains in addition to solving certain challenges when bridging from Ethereum.   read more

Is Litecoin Slated To Be The Next Crypto Show Stopper?

Litecoin (LTC) hit an all-time high of $412.96 on Sunday night. The cryptocurrency was trading nearly 18% higher at press time. What Happened: LTC gained 49.29% over a seven-day trailing period and traded 17.48% higher at $400.06 on a 24-hour basis, according to CoinMarketCap data. read more

New Doge? Shiba Inu’s (SHIB) Price Grows By 150% As Major Crypto Exchanges List It

Shiba Inu (CRYPTO: SHIB) nearly doubled its value over the last 24 hours after the world's top cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced that it would list it. read more

Bitcoin SV: The Original Bitcoin

Bitcoin SV: The Original Bitcoin By Makkie Maclang, CoinGeek read more

Polka Dot (DOT) Hits Resistance, Support, Then Resistance Again At $40

Some price levels are more important than others. The Polka Dot (CRYPTO:DOT) rally has stalled out at the $40 level. There is resistance at this level because it was support, and there was support at the level because it had been resistance. Resistance turns into support because of seller’s remorse. read more

Dan Ives Talks ‘Saturday Night Live’ Impact On Tesla, Popular Cryptocurrencies

Wedbush analyst Dan Ives discussed the impact that Elon Musk's "Saturday Night Live" appearance had on Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) and cryptocurrency Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box." read more

Why Ethereum Is On The Rise

The interest in Ethereum technology has never been higher. Ethereum is the second-largest public Blockchain network by both market capitalization and daily trading volume. It has already undergone remarkable development in its young history and continues to grow steadily. In 2020, an average of $231 million in ether was traded daily on spot exchanges. read more

What’s Driving The Ethereum Rally?

Ethereum (ETH) touched a fresh all-time high of $4,138.46 in the early hours of Monday as the surge in the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap continued unabated. See also: How to Buy Ethereum (ETH) read more

This Day In Market History: Warren Buffett Takes Control Of Berkshire Hathaway

Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date. What Happened? On this day in 1965, Warren Buffett took control of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B). read more

Why Is Shiba Inu Suddenly Skyrocketing?

SHIBA INU (SHIB), a meme coin, has soared over 760% so far on a seven-day trailing basis — emerging as the cryptocurrency with the highest gains in the period, according to CoinMarketCap data. read more

Bespoke Growth Partners CEO Mark Peikin on the Triangular Reverse Merger

On May 4th, Benzinga interviewed Bespoke Growth Partners CEO Mark Peikin to talk about the triangular reverse merger between TTM Digital Assets and Technologies and Sysorex. read more

Shiba Inu And 9 Other Dogecoin Inspired Cryptocurrencies You Should Know About

Cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) emerged in 2013 as a joke, but has shot to prominence this year, partly due to celebrity endorsements from the likes of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and rapper Snoop Dogg. read more

Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), Binance Coin (BNB) Set All-Time Highs As Bitcoin Dominance Drops

Leading altcoins Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH), Cardano (CRYPTO: ADA), and Binance Coin (CRYPTO: BNB) hit fresh all-time highs on Monday, as Bitcoin’s market dominance fell to a three year low of 43%. read more

Ethereum Hits All-Time High Above $4,000: What You Should Know

The second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Ethereum (ETH), crossed the psychologically important $4,000 barrier minutes before press time in the last hours of Sunday. read more

Yearn Secure Is Now Online and Ready to Disrupt DeFi

Even the best futurologist or dystopian would have failed to predict correctly the havoc that the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked the world over. Everything has changed or is changing and, even if the vaccines are here holding the promise of a return to the old reality, the truth is that nothing will ever be the same because now we know. We all know. read more

World Token Expands: Arrival at Facebook and the Start of a TikTok Contest

A few days ago, on May 2nd, a DeFi project known as World Token — a unique platform that combines different frictionless yield protocols’ tokenomics to achieve ultimate instant rewards and additional benefits — suggested a TikTok contest to its community. read more

Miley Cyrus ‘Twitter Verified’ Impersonator Makes Away With $200K In Crypto Amid Elon Musk-SNL-Dogecoin Hype

While Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) and Miley Cyrus were making their “Saturday Night Live” appearance, some unscrupulous actors were running a Dogecoin (DOGE) scam i read more

Why Is Dogecoin Refusing To Budge As Elon Musk Gives One Push After Another?

Dogecoin (DOGE) has the high-profile support of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, who mentioned the meme cryptocurrency several times during his “Saturday Night Live” appearance, but the result in terms of price has not been as spectacular as some expected. read more

Bitcoin To $250,000? Here’s What Inspires This Analyst’s Lofty Price Target

Apex cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) could reach $250,000 within five years, according to analyst Mark Yusko. read more