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US Centers for Disease Control to Launch First Blockchain Test on Disaster Relief

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 25. 13:00

US Centers for Disease Control to Launch First Blockchain Test on Disaster Relief The US agency charged with mitigating the spread of infectious disease is turning to blockchain in a bid to improve efficiency – and save lives.

Japan's Bitcoin Exchanges Under Regulator Surveillance From October

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 25. 12:30

Japan's Bitcoin Exchanges Under Regulator Surveillance From October Japan's Financial Securities Authority will commence "full surveillance" of cryptocurrency exchanges in October, according to a local news report.

FICO Patent Filing Hints at Plans for Bitcoin Exchange Monitoring

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 25. 12:00

FICO Patent Filing Hints at Plans for Bitcoin Exchange Monitoring The company behind the FICO credit score system is looking at how to collect information from bitcoin exchanges, new public documents show.

Hitachi and Mizuho Strike Deal for Blockchain Supply Chain

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 25. 11:00

Hitachi and Mizuho Strike Deal for Blockchain Supply Chain Mizuho Financial Group is partnering with Japanese tech conglomerate Hitachi to develop a blockchain platform for supply chain management.

Payment or Asset? Bitcoin's Limbo Is Leaving Merchants in the Middle

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 25. 10:00

Payment or Asset? Bitcoin's Limbo Is Leaving Merchants in the Middle Is bitcoin more of a payment mechanism or an investment asset? A recent trial by a supermarket chain could shed light on the debate.

Vivid History: 'How Money Got Free' Is the Untold Story of Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 24. 13:10

Vivid History: 'How Money Got Free' Is the Untold Story of Bitcoin Early bitcoin entrepreneur Alex Waters reviews the latest book in the bitcoin canon – arguing Brian Eha's "How Money Got Free" is one of the best.

Untangling Bitcoin: Why Russell Yanofsky Is Taking Apart Crypto's Oldest Code

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 24. 12:30

Untangling Bitcoin: Why Russell Yanofsky Is Taking Apart Crypto's Oldest Code One developer is quietly working on splitting up bitcoin's codebase – an effort aimed to give users more flexibility and developers more clarity.

Welcome to Bitcoin Country: Silk Road and the Lost Threads of Agorism

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 23. 13:00

Welcome to Bitcoin Country: Silk Road and the Lost Threads of Agorism Silk Road and black markets? University of Dublin's Paul Ennis takes a dive into the kinds of sub-cultures bitcoin and cryptocurrencies enable.

Better in Byzantium? Ethereum Takes Baby Steps Toward a Privacy Boost

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 23. 12:00

Better in Byzantium? Ethereum Takes Baby Steps Toward a Privacy Boost The upcoming "Byzantium" hard fork of ethereum will usher in new cryptographic procedures that should eventually pave the way for increased privacy.

Money Manager Josh Brown: 'ICOs Are Where The Frauds Will Take Place'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 23:31

Money Manager Josh Brown: 'ICOs Are Where The Frauds Will Take Place' Josh Brown, the money manager and bitcoin bear-turned-bull, had some harsh words for initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a new blog post.

EU Budget Amendments Call For Millions in Blockchain Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 21:00

EU Budget Amendments Call For Millions in Blockchain Funding As many as four blockchain-related amendments, funding various initiatives, could find their way into the European Union's 2018 budget.

Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Postponed For Further Testing

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 19:00

Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Postponed For Further Testing The planned roll-out date for ethereum's "Byzantium" network upgrade is being postponed to October 17.

Investor Doug Casey: Bitcoin May Be Money, But It Still Might Fail

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 18:00

Investor Doug Casey: Bitcoin May Be Money, But It Still Might Fail Investor and anarcho-capitalist Doug Casey recently argued that bitcoin qualifies as money – but he's not sure it'll last in the long term.

CFTC Sues New York Man Over Alleged $600k Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 17:00

CFTC Sues New York Man Over Alleged $600k Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a lawsuit against a New York-based man and his company for allegedly running a bitcoin scam.

Gravity's Pull? Litecoin Is Down 50% from All-Time Highs and Looking Lower

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 16:00

Gravity's Pull? Litecoin Is Down 50% from All-Time Highs and Looking Lower Litecoin is again trading below $50, just three weeks after setting a new all-time high above $100.

Gravity's Pull? Litecoin Is Down 50% from All-Time Highs and Looking Lower

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 15:59

Gravity's Pull? Litecoin Is Down 50% from All-Time Highs and Looking Lower Litecoin is again trading below $50, just three weeks after setting a new all-time high above $100.

Mastercard Hints at Plans for Blockchain Settlement System

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 15:00

Mastercard Hints at Plans for Blockchain Settlement System A new patent application from Mastercard indicates that the payments giant may be looking to integrate blockchain into its payments infrastructure.

Uruguay's Central Bank Announces New Digital Currency Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 14:00

Uruguay's Central Bank Announces New Digital Currency Pilot Uruguay is the latest country to see its central bank start experimenting with its own digital currency, according to statements from its president.

Dimon Knocks Bitcoin Again: Crackdown Likely on 'Worthless' Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 13:40

Dimon Knocks Bitcoin Again: Crackdown Likely on 'Worthless' Cryptocurrency Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase bank, has expanded on his recent criticism of bitcoin, warning "it will end badly" for the tech.

Radical Academy: Amir Taaki's New Hacker Team Is Spreading Bitcoin in Syria

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 13:00

Radical Academy: Amir Taaki's New Hacker Team Is Spreading Bitcoin in Syria Back from the front lines of Syria, infamous bitcoiner Amir Taaki plans a bitcoin-based economy in the war-torn nation, and he's looking for help.

Australia's Origin Energy to Trial Blockchain Power Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 12:00

Australia's Origin Energy to Trial Blockchain Power Trading One of Australia's largest power providers is working with blockchain startup Power Ledger on a platform aimed to facilitate energy trading.

Bitcoin Developers Reveal Roadmap for 'Dandelion' Privacy Project

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 11:00

Bitcoin Developers Reveal Roadmap for 'Dandelion' Privacy Project The developers behind a bitcoin privacy solution called Dandelion have unveiled a new roadmap that addresses previously discovered code issues.

Raiden ICO: Ethereum Scaling Solution to Launch Publicly Traded Token

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 10:00

Raiden ICO: Ethereum Scaling Solution to Launch Publicly Traded Token Ethereum's answer to bitcoin's Lightning Network will have one notable difference – a publicly traded token to be sold in a Dutch auction in October.

Former CFTC Commissioner: Regulation Would Solve Bitcoin Volatility

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 22. 00:20

Former CFTC Commissioner: Regulation Would Solve Bitcoin Volatility Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission head Bart Chilton wrote that bitcoin's volatility indicates artificial inflation of its price.

Nebraska Lawyers to Begin Accepting Bitcoin Following State Panel Approval

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 22:31

Nebraska Lawyers to Begin Accepting Bitcoin Following State Panel Approval The lawyer who asked a Nebraska state ethics board about accepting bitcoin says his practice will soon begin taking the cryptocurrency.

Nebraska Lawyers Accept Bitcoin Following Ethics Board Approval

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 22:31

Nebraska Lawyers Accept Bitcoin Following Ethics Board Approval The lawyer who asked a Nebraska state ethics board about accepting bitcoin says his practice will soon begin taking the cryptocurrency.

Zcash Audit Finds No Serious Issues in Launch Ceremony Security

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 20:10

Zcash Audit Finds No Serious Issues in Launch Ceremony Security A new audit of the complex and controversial zcash key generation ceremony has found any serious security compromises were unlikely.

Gold Investor John Hathaway: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Garbage'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 19:15

Gold Investor John Hathaway: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Garbage' A notable asset manager who focuses primarily on gold had a harsh word for the cryptocurrency market crazy this week: "garbage."

Y Combinator President Calls ICOs A 'Bubble' – But His Firm Might Use Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 18:15

Y Combinator President Calls ICOs A 'Bubble' – But His Firm Might Use Blockchain Y Combinator, Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator, is looking at blockchain in order to boost access to startups for investors.

Germany's Central Bank: Consumers Won't Use Blockchain for Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 17:00

Germany's Central Bank: Consumers Won't Use Blockchain for Payments Germany's central bank has published a new blockchain research paper.

Weak Demand? Bitcoin's Price Rebound May Be Starting to Fade

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 16:00

Weak Demand? Bitcoin's Price Rebound May Be Starting to Fade The rebound in bitcoin's price from the recent low of $2,980 has stalled, raising doubts as to whether the rally will continue.

Urbit Is Moving Its Virtual Server Galaxy Over to Ethereum

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 15:00

Urbit Is Moving Its Virtual Server Galaxy Over to Ethereum Urbit, the galactically inspired network of cloud servers, has announced plans to rebuild its infrastructure based on ethereum tech.

Blockchain History? IBM Ventures Is Close to Making Its First Industry Investment

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 14:00

Blockchain History? IBM Ventures Is Close to Making Its First Industry Investment As blockchain startups mature, IBM Ventures looks to make its first cash investment in the industry with its eyes on compliance and supply chain.

Australia Cites Blockchain In 'Digital Economy' Strategy Launch

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 13:00

Australia Cites Blockchain In 'Digital Economy' Strategy Launch Australia is plotting an ambitious new Digital Economy initiative and blockchain is part of the plan, a new paper reveals.

CFTC Chair: Embracing Blockchain Is in the 'National Interest'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 12:00

CFTC Chair: Embracing Blockchain Is in the 'National Interest' J. Christopher Giancarlo, CFTC chair, has called on government agencies to embrace blockchain, saying it's in the national interest to do so.

CFTC Chair Giancarlo: Embracing Blockchain Is in the 'National Interest'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 12:00

CFTC Chair Giancarlo: Embracing Blockchain Is in the 'National Interest' J. Christopher Giancarlo, CFTC chair, has called on government agencies to embrace blockchain, saying it's in the national interest to do so.

The EU Wants to Beef Up Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 11:00

The EU Wants to Beef Up Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes The EU is eyeing beefed-up penalties around crimes involving cryptocurrencies, such as ransomware, the European Commission said this week.

The European Union Wants to Beef Up Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 11:00

The European Union Wants to Beef Up Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes The EU is eyeing beefed-up penalties around crimes involving cryptocurrencies, such as ransomware, the European Commission said this week.

Searching for Problems? James Altucher to Bitcoin Critics, You're Dead Wrong

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 10:00

Searching for Problems? James Altucher to Bitcoin Critics, You're Dead Wrong Business blogger James Altucher provides a counter to cryptocurrency being "a solution in search of a problem," one strong enough to make him a bull.

Searching for Problems? James Altucher to Bitcoin Critics: You're Dead Wrong

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 21. 10:00

Searching for Problems? James Altucher to Bitcoin Critics: You're Dead Wrong Business blogger James Altucher provides a counter to cryptocurrency being "a solution in search of a problem," one strong enough to make him a bull.

Swiss Telecom Giant Launches New Blockchain Business

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 23:05

Swiss Telecom Giant Launches New Blockchain Business A major state-owned telecommunications provider in Switzerland has created a new blockchain business.

CFTC Commissioner: Blockchain Will Bring 'Sea Change' to Financial Markets

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 20:30

CFTC Commissioner: Blockchain Will Bring 'Sea Change' to Financial Markets The CFTC has named one of its leaders as the new sponsor for its technical advisory committee – and he wants to see it work on blockchain issues.

Banks Are 'Afraid' of Bitcoin, Says Wealth Advisor

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 19:30

Banks Are 'Afraid' of Bitcoin, Says Wealth Advisor This wealth advisor believes banks are afraid of bitcoin, according to a new interview.

Japanese Billionaire: ICOs 'Democratize Venture Financing'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 18:30

Japanese Billionaire: ICOs 'Democratize Venture Financing' Japanese billionaire Taizo Son believes ICOs will significantly impact how startups raise capital.

OmiseGo's ICO Token Is Tops in Market Cap, But Heavy On the Charts

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 17:35

OmiseGo's ICO Token Is Tops in Market Cap, But Heavy On the Charts A notable ICO token appears to be weathering regulatory concerns, bouncing back this week on a relatively positive newsflow and new developments.

Australia's Securities Watchdog Might Run Its Own Blockchain Nodes

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 17:05

Australia's Securities Watchdog Might Run Its Own Blockchain Nodes Australia's securities markets regulator is weighing the use of blockchain as part of broader data strategy.

China's IT Ministry Backs New Blockchain Research Lab

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 16:00

China's IT Ministry Backs New Blockchain Research Lab A Chinese government ministry has launched a new blockchain research lab in order to support the development of blockchain technology in China.

Tokens for Climate Change? How We Can Rise Above ICO Mania

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 15:00

Tokens for Climate Change? How We Can Rise Above ICO Mania Tokens for climate change? While you might scoff at the idea, CoinDesk advisor Michael Casey argues it's a question worth taking seriously.

Raiden Release: Simpler Micropayments Go Live on Ethereum's Testnet

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 13:45

Raiden Release: Simpler Micropayments Go Live on Ethereum's Testnet The developers behind Raiden Network have launched an early, simplified version of the scaling solution on the ethereum test network.

Swiss Finance Regulator Cracks Down on 'E-Coin' Cryptocurrency Scheme

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 13:00

Swiss Finance Regulator Cracks Down on 'E-Coin' Cryptocurrency Scheme Switzerland's financial markets regulator has cracked down on a trio of companies tied to an alleged cryptocurrency scam.

Optimizing SegWit: How Bitcoin's New Software Is Giving Scaling a Boost

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 12:00

Optimizing SegWit: How Bitcoin's New Software Is Giving Scaling a Boost Bitcoin Core's latest software includes optimizations designed to boost SegWit, a scaling upgrade that's still slowly rolling out across the network.

Malaysia's Central Bank Is Close to Drafting New Cryptocurrency Rules

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 11:00

Malaysia's Central Bank Is Close to Drafting New Cryptocurrency Rules Malaysia's central bank could introduce rules around cryptocurrencies by the end of this year, according to statements by its governor.

Bitcoin's Parimutuel Problem (Or Why Shorting Doesn't Pay Today)

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 10:00

Bitcoin's Parimutuel Problem (Or Why Shorting Doesn't Pay Today) Parimutuel betting pools in the cryptocurrency grant traders short exposure, but there are plenty of limitations to this new type of exchange.

Pick n Pay Double Take? The Supermarket Chain Isn't Accepting Bitcoin, It Tested It

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 20. 00:00

Pick n Pay Double Take? The Supermarket Chain Isn't Accepting Bitcoin, It Tested It South Africa's second-largest supermarket chain tested bitcoin payments earlier this year, but is thus far declining to roll out a broader option.

World's Largest Hedge Fund Founder: Bitcoin is a 'Bubble'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 22:05

World's Largest Hedge Fund Founder: Bitcoin is a 'Bubble' Ray Dalio, the founder of the world's biggest hedge fund, thinks bitcoin is in bubble territory, according to a new interview.

$700 Billion Senate Defense Bill Calls for Blockchain Cybersecurity Study

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 21:00

$700 Billion Senate Defense Bill Calls for Blockchain Cybersecurity Study A major defense spending bill passed by the US Senate yesterday calls for a blockchain study, public records show.

Ethereum's Byzantium Testnet Just Verified A Private Transaction

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 20:01

Ethereum's Byzantium Testnet Just Verified A Private Transaction Part of a zcash transaction was verified on an ethereum testnet amidst testing for the upcoming Byzantium upgrade.

Bull Signal? Bitcoin's Price Breaks Above 50-Day Moving Average

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 19:00

Bull Signal? Bitcoin's Price Breaks Above 50-Day Moving Average The bitcoin price is showing new signs of life – even while it appears to have entered a period of sideways trading after last week's crash.

Mexican Law Would Give Central Bank Oversight of Cryptocurrency Startups

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 18:00

Mexican Law Would Give Central Bank Oversight of Cryptocurrency Startups Mexico's government is close to introducing legislation that would regulate fintech firms, including those that work with cryptocurrencies.

Bullish Breakout: Is Ethereum's Price Heading Back Above $300?

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 17:12

Bullish Breakout: Is Ethereum's Price Heading Back Above $300? The ether-U.S. dollar [ETC/USD] exchange rate has responded positively following the market shocks caused by recent regulatory actions in China.

Blockchain Truce? Putin's Internet Adviser Calls for US-Russia Cooperation

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 15:00

Blockchain Truce? Putin's Internet Adviser Calls for US-Russia Cooperation Collaboration, not competition: that's the message an advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin is putting forward in a new interview.

Only in Arizona: How Smart Contract Clarity Is Winning Over Startups

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 13:40

Only in Arizona: How Smart Contract Clarity Is Winning Over Startups Arizona legislators are turning the state into a blockchain hub by making smart contracts legally binding, and startups are taking the bait.

Ethereum's Next Hard Fork Is Now Officially Being Tested

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 13:00

Ethereum's Next Hard Fork Is Now Officially Being Tested The testing of a forthcoming ethereum upgrade is now underway, with the process expected to last up to three weeks.

Proof of Space: BitTorrent Creator Publishes Eco-Friendly Mining Paper

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 12:00

Proof of Space: BitTorrent Creator Publishes Eco-Friendly Mining Paper BitTorrent developer Bram Cohen has published a white paper setting out an eco-friendly alternative to bitcoin's energy-hungry proof-of-work process.

The Economic Case for Conservative Bitcoin Development

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 11:00

The Economic Case for Conservative Bitcoin Development A look at bitcoin's scaling debate and what the history of money can teach us about the best path forward for protocol development.

$9 Million: Bitcoin Startup Luno Completes Series B Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 19. 10:00

$9 Million: Bitcoin Startup Luno Completes Series B Funding Bitcoin wallet startup Luno has raised $9 million in new funding as part of a Series B round announced today.

Actor Jamie Foxx Promotes Cryptocurrency Exchange ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 22:18

Actor Jamie Foxx Promotes Cryptocurrency Exchange ICO Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx has promoted an upcoming initial coin offering (ICO) on social media.

Actor Jamie Foxx Promotes Crypto Exchange ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 22:18

Actor Jamie Foxx Promotes Crypto Exchange ICO Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx has promoted an upcoming initial coin offering (ICO) on social media.

Survey: Younger Americans More Likely to Invest in Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 21:01

Survey: Younger Americans More Likely to Invest in Bitcoin New survey data from online student loan marketplace LendEDU suggests that younger consumers in the United States are more apt to invest in bitcoin.

SEC Advisory Committee to Discuss Blockchain's Investor Impact

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 19:30

SEC Advisory Committee to Discuss Blockchain's Investor Impact SEC officials will discuss blockchain at an event in mid-October, according to public records.

Bitcoin 'Double Taxation' Relief Bill Introduced in Australia

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 18:30

Bitcoin 'Double Taxation' Relief Bill Introduced in Australia Australia has introduced a new bill that, if passed, would end the country's bitcoin "double taxation" issue.

MUFG CEO on Dimon Remarks: Bank Cryptocurrencies Have 'Nothing to Do With Bitcoin'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 17:30

MUFG CEO on Dimon Remarks: Bank Cryptocurrencies Have 'Nothing to Do With Bitcoin' The CEO of Japanese finance group MUFG said today that big bank-issued digital currencies aren't quite the same as bitcoin.

MUFG on Dimon Remarks: Bank Cryptocurrencies Have 'Nothing to Do With Bitcoin'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 17:30

MUFG on Dimon Remarks: Bank Cryptocurrencies Have 'Nothing to Do With Bitcoin' The CEO of Japanese finance group MUFG said today that big bank-issued digital currencies aren't quite the same as bitcoin.

'End of Life Cycle': BIS Report Positions DLT as Needed Banking Update

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 16:00

'End of Life Cycle': BIS Report Positions DLT as Needed Banking Update Distributed ledgers could help update ageing central banking systems, says a new report, but issuing cryptocurrencies will be a more complex affair.

$4,000: Bitcoin's Price Shrugs Off China Exchange News

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 15:30

$4,000: Bitcoin's Price Shrugs Off China Exchange News Bitcoin's price has bounced back above $4,000 following market losses linked to the recent regulatory crackdown in China.

Inside the Blockchain Factory: How IBM's Distributed Ledger Work Went Global

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 15:00

Inside the Blockchain Factory: How IBM's Distributed Ledger Work Went Global IBM is building its blockchain work over a growing number of locations and employees, and Marie Wieck ties it all together.

Bitcoin Is Back Near $4,000 as Price Recovery Proves Staying Power

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 14:05

Bitcoin Is Back Near $4,000 as Price Recovery Proves Staying Power The price of bitcoin continued to recover into Monday as consolidation in pricing helped the cryptocurrency recovery Friday's steep losses.

Bitcoin's Price Is Back Above $4,000, But Is All-Time High in Sight?

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 14:05

Bitcoin's Price Is Back Above $4,000, But Is All-Time High in Sight? The price of bitcoin continued to recover into Monday as consolidation in pricing helped the cryptocurrency recovery Friday's steep losses.

Japan Exchange Report: Cloud Edging Out DLT for Capital Markets Needs

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 13:32

Japan Exchange Report: Cloud Edging Out DLT for Capital Markets Needs A new Japan Exchange Group report throws cold water on the idea that distributed ledger tech may soon make inroads in global capital markets.

Malta Unveils Blockchain Advisory Board as National Strategy Advances

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 13:00

Malta Unveils Blockchain Advisory Board as National Strategy Advances The European nation of Malta is moving to advance its ongoing blockchain strategy with the creation of a new advisory board.

Split on Forks? Blockchain Leaders Learn Tough Lessons from Bitcoin Scaling

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 12:00

Split on Forks? Blockchain Leaders Learn Tough Lessons from Bitcoin Scaling The chaos of bitcoin's scaling debate has pushed other public protocol's consensus mechanisms into a more strict and orderly framework.

Russian Central Bank Strikes Restrictive Tone on Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 11:00

Russian Central Bank Strikes Restrictive Tone on Cryptocurrency Russia's central bank doesn't want to see cryptocurrencies classified as a form of foreign currency, according to statements from its governor.

Now Boarding? AXA's Ethereum Test Could Be Blockchain's Ticket Mainstream

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 10:00

Now Boarding? AXA's Ethereum Test Could Be Blockchain's Ticket Mainstream CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson explains how AXA’s blockchain flight delay insurance test could point to the evolution of the insurance sector as a whole.

Now Boarding: Is AXA's Ethereum Test Blockchain's Ticket Mainstream?

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 18. 10:00

Now Boarding: Is AXA's Ethereum Test Blockchain's Ticket Mainstream? CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson explains how AXA’s blockchain flight delay insurance test could point to the evolution of the insurance sector as a whole.

Canada Confirms Tokens May Be Securities and Pacific Coin Is the Test

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 17. 14:51

Canada Confirms Tokens May Be Securities and Pacific Coin Is the Test A legal deep dive into how Canada's recent ruling on initial coin offerings could impact the market.

Estonia Wants to ICO, But Is Currency Law a Deal-Breaker?

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 17. 14:00

Estonia Wants to ICO, But Is Currency Law a Deal-Breaker? Rather than issuing warnings or regulations, at least one progressive government is considering whether it can take advantage of ICO technology.

Institutional Cryptoeconomics: A New Model for a New Century

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 16. 16:46

Institutional Cryptoeconomics: A New Model for a New Century Researchers at RMIT speculate on the potential impact of blockchain technology, theorizing it could undo centuries of business thinking.

Bitcoin in the Browser: Google, Apple and More to Adopt Crypto-Compatible API

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 16. 15:30

Bitcoin in the Browser: Google, Apple and More to Adopt Crypto-Compatible API With the help of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, the W3C is deploying a browser API that could extend cryptocurrency's payments potential.

Bitcoin in the Browser: Google, Apple and More Adopting Crypto-Compatible API

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 16. 15:30

Bitcoin in the Browser: Google, Apple and More Adopting Crypto-Compatible API With the help of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, the W3C is deploying a browser API that could extend cryptocurrency's payments potential.

Bitcoin in the Browser: Google, Apple and More Adopting Crypto-Ready API

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 16. 15:30

Bitcoin in the Browser: Google, Apple and More Adopting Crypto-Ready API With the help of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, the W3C is deploying a browser API that could extend cryptocurrency's payments potential.

Meet WEX: Bitcoin Exchange Launches for BTC-e Users with BTC-e Design

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 16. 00:05

Meet WEX: Bitcoin Exchange Launches for BTC-e Users with BTC-e Design A new exchange is courting users of the now-defunct BTC-e exchange, but it bears a striking resemblance to its illicit predecessor.

China, Shmyna: Bitcoin Trading Is Way More Distributed Now Anyway

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 22:16

China, Shmyna: Bitcoin Trading Is Way More Distributed Now Anyway All else equal, the market may take less time to recover from the latest sell-off than from the one that took place in December 2013.

Floyd Mayweather Stumps for Crypto Credit Card in Latest ICO Promotion

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 20:10

Floyd Mayweather Stumps for Crypto Credit Card in Latest ICO Promotion Floyd Mayweather is stepping up his support of cryptocurrencies, promoting his third initial coin offering (ICO) in the past month.

Geth Releases Software Update Ahead of Ethereum 'Byzantium' Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 19:15

Geth Releases Software Update Ahead of Ethereum 'Byzantium' Hard Fork A new version of Geth, a command-line interface for running ethereum nodes, includes changes that could see the software running at far higher speeds.

Courting Bitcoin? Nebraska Ethics Board Gives Lawyers OK to Accept

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 18:15

Courting Bitcoin? Nebraska Ethics Board Gives Lawyers OK to Accept A top legal ethics board in Nebraska has weighed in on the issue of cryptocurrency payments for lawyers.

Back at $3,500: Has Bitcoin's Price Found a Short-Term Bottom?

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 17:05

Back at $3,500: Has Bitcoin's Price Found a Short-Term Bottom? Bitcoin prices are back above $3,500, but will they stay? Technical analysis suggests rangebound trading may be on the way.

Huobi, OKCoin to Stop Yuan-to-Bitcoin Trading By October's End

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 16:14

Huobi, OKCoin to Stop Yuan-to-Bitcoin Trading By October's End OKCoin and Huobi will end yuan-to-bitcoin trading by the end of next month, but are set to keep offering crypto-to-crypto trades.

Yunbi Bitcoin Exchange Latest to Close in China Crackdown

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 15:30

Yunbi Bitcoin Exchange Latest to Close in China Crackdown China-based cryptocurrency exchange Yunbi has announced the closure of its trading operations in the midst of a wider crackdown within the country.

Market Turmoil Pushes Cryptocurrency Market Cap Below $100 Billion

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 14:39

Market Turmoil Pushes Cryptocurrency Market Cap Below $100 Billion Cryptocurrency markets are down today following new developments out of China's bitcoin exchange ecosystem.

Blame China? Bitcoin Price Seeks Bottom Below $3,000

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 14:30

Blame China? Bitcoin Price Seeks Bottom Below $3,000 With news from China sending the bitcoin markets tumbling, technical analysis suggests key price indicators could determine when the selling will end.

Blame China: Bitcoin Price Seeks Bottom as Panic Selling Begins

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 13:30

Blame China: Bitcoin Price Seeks Bottom as Panic Selling Begins With news from China sending the bitcoin markets tumbling, technical analysis suggests key price indicates could determine when the selling will end.

China's Bitcoin Exchanges Receive Shutdown Orders and Closure Timeline

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 13:28

China's Bitcoin Exchanges Receive Shutdown Orders and Closure Timeline A document leaked on Chinese social media today appears to confirm rumours that all local bitcoin exchanges must close by the end of the month.

Trumping the IRS: Could the Timing Be Right for Bitcoin Tax Reform?

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 13:00

Trumping the IRS: Could the Timing Be Right for Bitcoin Tax Reform? With the U.S. political field looking ripe for tax reform, the cryptocurrency community could soon get much-needed clarification on IRS guidance.

Moolah Exchange Founder Denies Fraud Charges in First Court Hearing

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 12:00

Moolah Exchange Founder Denies Fraud Charges in First Court Hearing The trial of Ryan Kennedy, founder of the now-defunct dogecoin exchange Moolah, began in U.K. courts this week.

Chinese Bitcoin Exchange ViaBTC to Close Amid Regulatory Crackdown

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 11:31

Chinese Bitcoin Exchange ViaBTC to Close Amid Regulatory Crackdown Chinese bitcoin exchange ViaBTC has announced it will be closing its website at the end of September – the second exchange in as many days to do so.

Fujitsu to Trial Blockchain Tech with New Banking Partners

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 11:00

Fujitsu to Trial Blockchain Tech with New Banking Partners Fujitsu is joining up with a Japanese banking association in a bid to help member banks build and test real-world blockchain solutions.

From Bear to Bull: Bitcoin Just Won't Die (So Josh Brown Buys)

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 15. 10:00

From Bear to Bull: Bitcoin Just Won't Die (So Josh Brown Buys) Money manager Josh Brown doesn't understand bitcoin and was a long-term skeptic – but he's not letting that stop him from buying in.

$90 Million Budget: Japan's GMO Reveals More Cryptocurrency Mining Details

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 22:45

$90 Million Budget: Japan's GMO Reveals More Cryptocurrency Mining Details Japanese digital services firm GMO has divulged additional plans for its forthcoming cryptocurrency mine

BoE Official: Central Bank Digital Currency Would Need 'Extraordinary' Resilience

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 21:45

BoE Official: Central Bank Digital Currency Would Need 'Extraordinary' Resilience A Bank of England researcher wrote earlier this week that a central bank digital currency would need "extraordinary" levels of resilience to work.

Bitcoin's Price Is Down More Than $500 Today

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 19:48

Bitcoin's Price Is Down More Than $500 Today Continued market turmoil traced to Chinese regulatory pressure has sent bitcoin's price tumbling more than $500.

Kiss Front-Man Gene Simmons Is 'Interested in Bitcoin'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 18:01

Kiss Front-Man Gene Simmons Is 'Interested in Bitcoin' Gene Simmons, the co-founder and front-man for the 70's rock band Kiss, is a fan of bitcoin.

Thai Securities Regulators Seek 'Appropriate' Rules for ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 17:15

Thai Securities Regulators Seek 'Appropriate' Rules for ICOs Securities regulators in Thailand have issued a new statement on initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Bitcoin Price Drops Below $3,500, But Is Relief Rally In Sight?

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 16:00

Bitcoin Price Drops Below $3,500, But Is Relief Rally In Sight? The price of bitcoin may be done on bearish news today, but as we head into Thursday's trading, charts indicate bulls may be ready to hold the line.

Bitcoin Price Drops Below $3,500, But Is a Relief Rally In Sight?

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 16:00

Bitcoin Price Drops Below $3,500, But Is a Relief Rally In Sight? The price of bitcoin may be done on bearish news today, but as we head into Thursday's trading, charts indicate bulls may be ready to hold the line.

IT Consultancy Wipro Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 15:00

IT Consultancy Wipro Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium India-based IT services and consultancy firm Wipro has joined Hyperledger, the Linux Foundation-led consortium building blockchains for enterprises.

Old Flames, New Code: Ripple and Hyperledger Reunite for Interledger Effort

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 14:45

Old Flames, New Code: Ripple and Hyperledger Reunite for Interledger Effort Two formerly cautious blockchain collaborators are rekindling their relationship with an effort that could result in new Hyperledger consortium code.

Ethereum Drops Below $250 as Price Hits Inflection Point

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 14:24

Ethereum Drops Below $250 as Price Hits Inflection Point Eher may be set to head lower. If analysis is any indication, traders may be turning bearish as the market readies to retest July lows.

BTCC to Cease China Trading as Media Warns Closures Could Continue

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 13:41

BTCC to Cease China Trading as Media Warns Closures Could Continue China-based exchange BTCC has announced it will be closing its doors to domestic trading, while Shanghai media indicates a broader crackdown.

Raiden Preview: Ethereum Scaling Solution Issues Developer Demo

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 13:00

Raiden Preview: Ethereum Scaling Solution Issues Developer Demo The ethereum scaling solution Raiden has reached a notable milestone in a launch designed for early testing and developer feedback.

Coinbase Vet Talks New Fund: Want Returns? Think Beyond Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 12:00

Coinbase Vet Talks New Fund: Want Returns? Think Beyond Bitcoin Linda Xie's investment fund will leverage lessons learned working at Coinbase about scaling, governance and the importance of tech prowess.

Coinbase Vets Talk New Fund: Want Returns? Think Beyond Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 12:00

Coinbase Vets Talk New Fund: Want Returns? Think Beyond Bitcoin Linda Xie's investment fund will leverage lessons learned working at Coinbase about scaling, governance and the importance of tech prowess.

Namibian Central Bank: Bitcoin Purchases Illegal Under Law

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 11:00

Namibian Central Bank: Bitcoin Purchases Illegal Under Law A paper from the Bank of Namibia makes familiar points about the risks of money laundering and the perils of a stateless currency.

Crypto Is Here to Stay (Whatever Jamie Dimon Might Say)

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 10:00

Crypto Is Here to Stay (Whatever Jamie Dimon Might Say) The JPMorgan CEO's bitcoin comments? They're a symptom of the very problems bitcoin is trying to solve according to one venture investor.

Russian Government Minister: It's 'Impossible' To Ignore Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 00:01

Russian Government Minister: It's 'Impossible' To Ignore Cryptocurrencies A minister in Russia's government said this week that cryptocurrencies and blockchain are "impossible to ignore."

Russian Minister: It's 'Impossible' to Ignore Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 14. 00:01

Russian Minister: It's 'Impossible' to Ignore Cryptocurrencies A minister in Russia's government said this week that cryptocurrencies and blockchain are "impossible to ignore."

Philly Fed Event to Explore Blockchain's Impact on Financial Stability

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 22:50

Philly Fed Event to Explore Blockchain's Impact on Financial Stability The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is set to discuss blockchain and cryptocurrencies at an event this month.

1.65 Million Attacks: Kaspersky Reveals New Data on Crypto Mining Malware

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 21:30

1.65 Million Attacks: Kaspersky Reveals New Data on Crypto Mining Malware More than 1.65 million computers were targeted by cryptocurrency mining malware attacks in the first eight months of 2017, according to a new report.

1.6 Million Attacks: Kaspersky Reveals Data on Crypto Mining Malware

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 21:30

1.6 Million Attacks: Kaspersky Reveals Data on Crypto Mining Malware More than 1.65 million computers were targeted by cryptocurrency mining malware attacks in the first eight months of 2017, according to a new report.

Dubai Financial Regulator Issues Warning on ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 20:20

Dubai Financial Regulator Issues Warning on ICOs A finance regulator in Dubai has become the latest agency to warn investors about initial coin offerings (ICOs).

AXA Is Using Ethereum's Blockchain for a New Flight Insurance Product

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 18:50

AXA Is Using Ethereum's Blockchain for a New Flight Insurance Product AXA has unveiled a new flight delay insurance product that uses the public ethereum blockchain to store and process payouts.

Better, Faster zk-SNARKs: Zcash Developers Release New Privacy Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 17:59

Better, Faster zk-SNARKs: Zcash Developers Release New Privacy Tech Privacy-oriented Zcash is getting a speed boost with researchers investing a faster elliptic curve for generating zk-SNARKs transactions.

China Internet Finance Association: Bitcoin Exchanges Lack 'Legal Foundation'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 17:39

China Internet Finance Association: Bitcoin Exchanges Lack 'Legal Foundation' A self-regulatory body in China focused on online finance has issued a new warning on bitcoin exchange risks.

Bitcoin Exchanges Lack Legal Foundation, China Internet Finance Association Says

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 17:39

Bitcoin Exchanges Lack Legal Foundation, China Internet Finance Association Says A self-regulatory body in China focused on online finance has issued a new warning on bitcoin exchange risks.

Indian Central Bank Studies 'Fiat Cryptocurrency' for Digital Rupee

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 17:00

Indian Central Bank Studies 'Fiat Cryptocurrency' for Digital Rupee The executive director of the Reserve Bank of India has confirmed that research into a "digital rupee" is still ongoing.  

Correction Not a Crash: Bitcoin Price Eyes $3,000 as Traders Take Profits

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 15:59

Correction Not a Crash: Bitcoin Price Eyes $3,000 as Traders Take Profits Bitcoin's price may be down, but there's not enough evidence to suggest a crash is ahead, chart analysis projects.

American Banker's Marc Hochstein Joins CoinDesk as Managing Editor

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 15:00

American Banker's Marc Hochstein Joins CoinDesk as Managing Editor CoinDesk is announcing the latest addition to its New York-based editorial team – outgoing American Banker editor-in-chief Marc Hochstein.

Herd on the Street? Bank of America Survey Calls Bitcoin 'Most Crowded Trade'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 14:00

Herd on the Street? Bank of America Survey Calls Bitcoin 'Most Crowded Trade' Money has piled into bitcoin, portending an eventual stampede to sell, according to 26% of fund managers surveyed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Tencent Taps Intel's Hardware for IoT Blockchain Solution

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 13:04

Tencent Taps Intel's Hardware for IoT Blockchain Solution Chinese internet giant Tencent and chip maker Intel are teaming up on hardware-based blockchain security for the Internet of Things.

Idaho City Inks Development Deal with Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 12:00

Idaho City Inks Development Deal with Blockchain Startup The municipal government for the U.S. city of Boise has formed a new partnership aimed at exploring public-sector blockchain use cases.

Corda 1.0: R3 Sets Target Date for Production Distributed Ledger Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 11:00

Corda 1.0: R3 Sets Target Date for Production Distributed Ledger Tech Fresh off a member meeting, distributed ledger consortium R3 is gearing up to cross a major technology milestone by the year's end.

SEC Chief Accountant to ICOs: Don't Skimp on Financial Reporting

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 10:00

SEC Chief Accountant to ICOs: Don't Skimp on Financial Reporting Another official at the SEC is speaking out on initial coin offerings, this time seeking to caution the market on financial reporting expectations.

SEC Accountant to ICOs: Don't Skimp on Reporting

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 10:00

SEC Accountant to ICOs: Don't Skimp on Reporting Another official at the SEC is speaking out on initial coin offerings, this time seeking to caution the market on financial reporting expectations.

Bitcoin Drops Below $4,000 as Market Mood Turns Uncertain

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 05:45

Bitcoin Drops Below $4,000 as Market Mood Turns Uncertain Bitcoin prices fell below $4,000 Tuesday, a move that comes at a time when traders are uncertain of whether the asset's first-half gains can continue.

Bitcoin Drops Below $4,000 as Market Turns Uncertain

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 13. 05:45

Bitcoin Drops Below $4,000 as Market Turns Uncertain Bitcoin prices fell below $4,000 Tuesday, a move that comes at a time when traders are uncertain of whether the asset's first-half gains can continue.

North Korea Is Targeting South Korea's Bitcoin Exchanges, Report Claims

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 23:28

North Korea Is Targeting South Korea's Bitcoin Exchanges, Report Claims Actors tied to the isolated nation have been involved in attacks on crypto exchanges in South Korea, a prominent U.S.cybersecurity firm said.

Report: Cryptocurrency Mining Will Boost AMD and Nvidia Stock Prices

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 22:05

Report: Cryptocurrency Mining Will Boost AMD and Nvidia Stock Prices AMD and Nvidia's work to attract cryptocurrency miners is paying off in the stock market, analyst Jefferies said today.

Analyst: Cryptocurrency Mining Is Boosting AMD and Nvidia Stock Prices

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 22:05

Analyst: Cryptocurrency Mining Is Boosting AMD and Nvidia Stock Prices AMD and Nvidia's work to attract cryptocurrency miners is paying off in the stock market, analyst Jefferies said today.

Jamie Dimon: Bitcoin Is a 'Fraud'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 20:46

Jamie Dimon: Bitcoin Is a 'Fraud' JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon renewed his criticism of bitcoin today, declaring that he believes it to be a "fraud".

JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon: Bitcoin Is a 'Fraud'

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 20:46

JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon: Bitcoin Is a 'Fraud' JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon renewed his criticism of bitcoin today, declaring that he believes it to be a "fraud".

$70 Million So Far: Kik ICO Kicks Off to Small Scams and Big Demand

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 19:05

$70 Million So Far: Kik ICO Kicks Off to Small Scams and Big Demand Although looking to be successful, the first day of Kik's initial coin offering has been rife with drama.

$75 Million Goal: Kik ICO Kicks Off to Small Scams and Big Demand

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 19:05

$75 Million Goal: Kik ICO Kicks Off to Small Scams and Big Demand An ICO for tokens that will power development of the social messaging service Kik raised millions in just the first few hours of its sale.

Bitcoin OTC Service Suspends Trading Citing China Pressure

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 18:36

Bitcoin OTC Service Suspends Trading Citing China Pressure China-based BitKan is freezing its over-the-counter cryptocurrency trading service.

Ether Nurses China Hangover as Bulls Struggle Above $300

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 17:30

Ether Nurses China Hangover as Bulls Struggle Above $300 The price of ether continues to struggle following news the world's largest market will no longer support perhaps the platform's biggest use case.

Ether Nurses China Hangover as Price Struggles Above $300

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 17:30

Ether Nurses China Hangover as Price Struggles Above $300 The price of ether continues to struggle following news the world's largest market will no longer support perhaps the platform's biggest use case.

SBI Ripple Asia to Test Blockchain Bank Transfers Between Japan and South Korea

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 16:30

SBI Ripple Asia to Test Blockchain Bank Transfers Between Japan and South Korea SBI Ripple Asia will reportedly start testing its blockchain-based funds-transfer system between Japanese and South Korean banks by the end of 2017.

IBM Joins Automakers, Banks in Blockchain Wallet Project Expansion

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 15:30

IBM Joins Automakers, Banks in Blockchain Wallet Project Expansion IBM is joining a consortium effort that seeks to conceive how blockchain payments could help power autonomous vehicles.

Bear Call? Ether-Bitcoin Trading Pair Positions for Weak September

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 15:00

Bear Call? Ether-Bitcoin Trading Pair Positions for Weak September Long dormant, the ether-bitcoin pair may offer up new opportunities to crypto traders in the coming month, technical analysis suggests.

Euroclear Alternative Seeks Public Listing for Blockchain Securities

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 14:00

Euroclear Alternative Seeks Public Listing for Blockchain Securities Solidum aims to become a listing member of The International Stock Exchange so it can offer blockchain-based securities notes to more investors.

'Very High Risk': UK Finance Watchdog Issues Statement on ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 13:30

'Very High Risk': UK Finance Watchdog Issues Statement on ICOs The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority is the latest in a wave of regulators around the globe to issue a formal warning on initial coin offerings.

Another Public Company Is Launching Bitcoin Mining in Japan

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 13:05

Another Public Company Is Launching Bitcoin Mining in Japan The popularity of cryptocurrencies in Japan continues to grow, with e-commerce and digital services firm DMM moving into the bitcoin mining industry.

E-Commerce Giant DMM to Launch Bitcoin Mining Venture

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 13:05

E-Commerce Giant DMM to Launch Bitcoin Mining Venture The popularity of cryptocurrencies in Japan continues to grow, with e-commerce and digital services firm DMM moving into the bitcoin mining industry.

China's ICO Ban: Understandable, Reasonable and (Probably) Temporary

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 12:03

China's ICO Ban: Understandable, Reasonable and (Probably) Temporary The Chinese ban on ICOs is both understandable and reasonable, argues CoinDesk’s Noelle Acheson. What’s more, it’s probably temporary.

Bitcoin's Biggest Bull? Arthur Hayes Isn't Long Crypto – He's Short Government

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 11:00

Bitcoin's Biggest Bull? Arthur Hayes Isn't Long Crypto – He's Short Government Former CitiGroup trader and current crypto bull Arthur Hayes breaks down his investment thesis for blockchain assets.

UK Financial Regulator Builds Blockchain App on R3's Corda

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 10:00

UK Financial Regulator Builds Blockchain App on R3's Corda The FCA, along with two major banks, has developed a mortgage transaction oversight app on top of R3's Corda platform.

Swiss Town to Accept Tax Payments in Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 12. 09:35

Swiss Town to Accept Tax Payments in Bitcoin The municipality of Chiasso in Switzerland will start accepting tax payments in bitcoin next year, according to a report.

Tor and More: Bitcoin Market OpenBazaar Adds Features in 2.0 Beta Release

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 23:00

Tor and More: Bitcoin Market OpenBazaar Adds Features in 2.0 Beta Release The new version of the the P2P e-commerce network can be accessed via the anonymous Tor browser and can facilitate purchases when stores are offline.

'Revolutionary': Finland Central Bank Paper Heaps Praise on Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 21:45

'Revolutionary': Finland Central Bank Paper Heaps Praise on Bitcoin Researchers at Finland's central bank have dubbed bitcoin's economic system "revolutionary" in a new staff paper.

Ethereum's ERC-20 Token Standard Has Been Formalized

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 19:20

Ethereum's ERC-20 Token Standard Has Been Formalized Ethereum's ERC-20 standard – which sets the rules for token issuances – has been finalized after being introduced in 2015.

BTC-e Opens User Support Tool Ahead of Bitcoin Trading Relaunch

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 18:05

BTC-e Opens User Support Tool Ahead of Bitcoin Trading Relaunch Embattled cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e has launched a new portal for sending in support tickets.

Bitcoin Finds Bottom at $4,000 as Price Awaits Post-China Breakout

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 17:00

Bitcoin Finds Bottom at $4,000 as Price Awaits Post-China Breakout Bitcoin traders may be awaiting news from China, but analysis suggests they might have already made up their minds on how to bet the coming move.

Another ICO Conference Cancels in Wake of China Ban

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 16:00

Another ICO Conference Cancels in Wake of China Ban A second conference on blockchain-based fundraising has been cancelled following news that regulators in China have formally outlawed the use case.

The EU Has Now Invested Over €5 Million in Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 15:00

The EU Has Now Invested Over €5 Million in Blockchain Startups The EU has already spent millions of euros funding startups that are working with blockchain, public data reveals.

WSJ, Bloomberg Latest to Claim Bitcoin Exchange Crackdown in China

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 14:00

WSJ, Bloomberg Latest to Claim Bitcoin Exchange Crackdown in China New media reports are coming out in support of the idea China may soon take action to shut down domestic bitcoin exchange platforms.

MASTer Plan: Better Bitcoin Smart Contracts Could Go Live This Year

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 13:00

MASTer Plan: Better Bitcoin Smart Contracts Could Go Live This Year Blockstream co-founder Mark Friedenbach is breathing new life into bitcoin smart contracts with his MAST proposal.

Alleged BTC-e Operator Claims Innocence in New Interview

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 12:00

Alleged BTC-e Operator Claims Innocence in New Interview The alleged operator of BTC-e has spoken out in an interview in which he claimed he is innocent of charges brought by the U.S. government.

Microsoft Plays Blockchain Matchmaker with Azure Council Creation

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 11:00

Microsoft Plays Blockchain Matchmaker with Azure Council Creation Microsoft has confirmed the creation of a new blockchain group aimed at helping its customers make money off blockchain.

Fully Invested, Always Long? Big Money Might Be Changing the Crypto Market

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 10:40

Fully Invested, Always Long? Big Money Might Be Changing the Crypto Market Immature shorting mechanisms and investor's opposition to paying for a fund to hold cash are creating a bullish environment for cryptocurrency.

Russian Finance Minister: 'No Point in Prohibiting' Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 11. 10:10

Russian Finance Minister: 'No Point in Prohibiting' Cryptocurrencies Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said his department will regulate the use of cryptocurrencies in the country by the end of 2017.

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2017. Sep. 10. 12:43

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The ICO Governance Deficit

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 10. 12:30

The ICO Governance Deficit Attention on ICO classifications may be blinding market observers from other failings in the market, according to one blockchain lawyer.

Scaling Lightning? How Revive Could Boost Bitcoin's Boldest Scaling Plan

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 10. 12:00

Scaling Lightning? How Revive Could Boost Bitcoin's Boldest Scaling Plan A new proposal for optimizing bitcoin's Lightning Network suggests off-chain micropayments could become even more scalable than conceived.

ICOs: Compelling Advantages, Real Risk

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 09. 15:05

ICOs: Compelling Advantages, Real Risk A long-time professional in the venture investing space takes a long look at ICOs – outlining the pros, cons and potential impact.

Metropolis Today: The Shifting Plans for Ethereum's Next Big Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 09. 14:33

Metropolis Today: The Shifting Plans for Ethereum's Next Big Upgrade Ethereum's next big upgrade is approaching – but how soon and just what will it entail? To the question, there are shifting answers.

Bitcoin Price Sinks Below $4,200 on China Uncertainty

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 23:58

Bitcoin Price Sinks Below $4,200 on China Uncertainty Bitcoin prices are down today amid uncertainty over new exchange restrictions in China.

Blockchain Firms Ripple, R3 File Dueling Lawsuits Over Cryptocurrency Contract Dispute

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 22:07

Blockchain Firms Ripple, R3 File Dueling Lawsuits Over Cryptocurrency Contract Dispute Distributed ledger startups Ripple and R3 have become embroiled in a new legal battle over a cryptocurrency options contract dispute.

Blockchain Firms Ripple, R3 File Dueling Lawsuits Over Crypto Contract Dispute

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 22:07

Blockchain Firms Ripple, R3 File Dueling Lawsuits Over Crypto Contract Dispute Distributed ledger startups Ripple and R3 have become embroiled in a new legal battle over a cryptocurrency options contract dispute.

Bitcoin Fund Manager Wins Approval from Canadian Regulators

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 20:55

Bitcoin Fund Manager Wins Approval from Canadian Regulators A new bitcoin investment fund manager has received the approval of securities regulators in Canada.

Howard Marks Softens Cryptocurrency Stance After 'Not Real' Comments

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 19:20

Howard Marks Softens Cryptocurrency Stance After 'Not Real' Comments Investor Howard Marks still thinks bitcoin is a bubble, but in a new note, he suggested his thought process on the technology is evolving.

Howard Marks 'Willing to Be Proved Wrong' on Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 19:20

Howard Marks 'Willing to Be Proved Wrong' on Bitcoin Investor Howard Marks still thinks bitcoin is a bubble, but in a new note, he suggested his thought process on the technology is evolving.

Report Casts Doubt on Future of China's Bitcoin Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 18:31

Report Casts Doubt on Future of China's Bitcoin Exchanges Unconfirmed reports from China suggest regulators may be considering severe restrictions on domestic cryptocurrency exchange businesses.

Sprint and SoftBank Back New Blockchain Consortium for Telecoms

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 18:15

Sprint and SoftBank Back New Blockchain Consortium for Telecoms A group of telecom carriers including Sprint have formed a new blockchain consortium.

Broken Hash Crash? IOTA's Price Keeps Dropping on Tech Critique

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 17:50

Broken Hash Crash? IOTA's Price Keeps Dropping on Tech Critique IOTA's price has tanked since an MIT researcher revealed that code vulnerabilities had led to a patch for the widely-touted cryptocurrency.

Metropolis Ahead: Ethereum Developers Set September Date for Testnet Launch

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 17:35

Metropolis Ahead: Ethereum Developers Set September Date for Testnet Launch Ethereum is inching closer to its 'Metropolis' upgrade, announcing today the date for the launch of a new testnet.

Increased Hashrate Forces Premature Monero Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 16:00

Increased Hashrate Forces Premature Monero Hard Fork The date of a planned hard fork of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency monero has been brought forward by an increase in its hashrate.

Malaysian Finance Regulator Warns Investors Over ICO Risks

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 14:00

Malaysian Finance Regulator Warns Investors Over ICO Risks Malaysia's Securities Commission has issued a statement warning investors of the perceived risks of initial coin offerings (ICOs).

33 Cases: Cryptocurrency Fraud Is on the Rise in Japan

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 13:00

33 Cases: Cryptocurrency Fraud Is on the Rise in Japan Japanese law enforcement officials have released new figures about cryptocurrency-related fraud during 2017.

The US Government Needs an IT Reboot – And It Wants the Blockchain's Help

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 12:01

The US Government Needs an IT Reboot – And It Wants the Blockchain's Help U.S. government agencies are reaching out to the blockchain community for help drafting an action plan for bringing its IT systems up to speed.

The US Government Needs an IT Reboot – And It Wants the Blockchain's Help

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 12:01

The US Government Needs an IT Reboot – And It Wants the Blockchain's Help U.S. government agencies are reaching out to the blockchain community for help drafting an action plan for bringing its IT systems up to speed.

Japan's GMO Internet Reveals Cryptocurrency Mining Plan

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 11:00

Japan's GMO Internet Reveals Cryptocurrency Mining Plan Japan's GMO Internet is launching a new bitcoin mine in Europe, months after it launched a cryptocurrency exchange.

Lightning's Next Act: Decentralizing Bitcoin Mining?

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 08. 10:20

Lightning's Next Act: Decentralizing Bitcoin Mining? Could the same mechanisms used in the Lightning Network have the unintended benefit of also decentralizing mining?

US Federal Reserve Hints at DLT Integration in New Report

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 23:45

US Federal Reserve Hints at DLT Integration in New Report The US Federal Reserve hinted in a report this week that it might look to integrate distributed ledger tech in the future.

Wallet Provider Blockchain Partners With Indian Bitcoin Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 22:50

Wallet Provider Blockchain Partners With Indian Bitcoin Exchange Blockchain, the provider of the world's most popular bitcoin wallet, has partnered with Indian cryptocurrency exchange Unocoin.

$257 Million: Filecoin Breaks All-Time Record for ICO Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 21:45

$257 Million: Filecoin Breaks All-Time Record for ICO Funding Filecoin's initial coin offering has ended, raising more than $257 million over a weeks-long token sale.

US Lawmakers Seek Tax Exemption for Bitcoin Transactions Below $600

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 20:00

US Lawmakers Seek Tax Exemption for Bitcoin Transactions Below $600 A new bill has been introduced in the US Congress that would create a tax exemption for some purchases made with cryptocurrency.

Cambridge Blockchain Joins Government-Backed DLT Group in Luxembourg

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 19:00

Cambridge Blockchain Joins Government-Backed DLT Group in Luxembourg Massachuetts-based digital identity startup Cambridge Blockchain is opening a new office in Paris.

No Man's Land? Ether Prices Approach $350 But Struggle to Build Momentum

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 17:45

No Man's Land? Ether Prices Approach $350 But Struggle to Build Momentum The price of ether is seeking direction, but where are they headed from here? A look at the charts may leave more questions than answers.

Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Launches $50 Million Blockchain Fund

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 16:45

Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Launches $50 Million Blockchain Fund ConsenSys, the ethereum-based blockchain development firm, has announced a $50 million venture capital fund for startups working with the technology.

Bitcoin Breakout? Price Action Analysis Hints at Possible Pullback

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 15:20

Bitcoin Breakout? Price Action Analysis Hints at Possible Pullback Though the price of bitcoin may appear to be heading back toward all-time highs – technical indicators suggest appearances may be deceiving.

Accountancy Platform Xero Adds Veem's Bitcoin-Powered Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 15:00

Accountancy Platform Xero Adds Veem's Bitcoin-Powered Payments Users of cloud-based accountancy platform Xero can now send payments via the blockchain, thanks to an integration with Veem.

Reg D on the Rise? Regulated ICO Products Are Coming – and Soon

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 14:00

Reg D on the Rise? Regulated ICO Products Are Coming – and Soon Is the market for ICOs maturing? Protos' recent announcement of a security token shows an institutional investor market ready to play by the books.

Reg D on the Rise? Investor-Grade ICO Products Are Coming – and Soon

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 14:00

Reg D on the Rise? Investor-Grade ICO Products Are Coming – and Soon Is the market for ICOs maturing? Protos' recent announcement of a security token shows an institutional investor market ready to play by the books.

Ukraine's Government Plans to Auction Seized Assets On a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 13:00

Ukraine's Government Plans to Auction Seized Assets On a Blockchain Ukraine's justice ministry has begun testing the use of a blockchain to digitally auction seized assets, according to a report.

Putin-Backed Political Group Advances 'Green' Cryptocurrency Concept

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 12:00

Putin-Backed Political Group Advances 'Green' Cryptocurrency Concept A Russian political group formed by President Vladimir Putin is planning to advance a green-friendly cryptocurrency concept.

Israel's Largest Bank Begins Blockchain Trial With Microsoft

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 11:00

Israel's Largest Bank Begins Blockchain Trial With Microsoft Israel's largest bank is working with software giant Microsoft to develop a blockchain-based platform for creating digital bank guarantees.

Seeing Ghosts: Vitalik Is Finally Formalizing Ethereum's Casper Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 07. 10:00

Seeing Ghosts: Vitalik Is Finally Formalizing Ethereum's Casper Upgrade Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has finally begun formalizing his vision for proof-of-stake in a series of long-awaited white papers.

ICOs Welcome: Isle of Man to Unveil Friendly Framework for Token Sales

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 22:15

ICOs Welcome: Isle of Man to Unveil Friendly Framework for Token Sales The Isle of Man is opening its doors to legally complaint ICOs.

China's Exchanges Yank Token Listings After ICO Crackdown

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 19:00

China's Exchanges Yank Token Listings After ICO Crackdown China has banned ICOs – and the country's exchanges are quickly moving to adapt to the new reality.

China's Exchanges Yank Token Listings Amid ICO Ban Fallout

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 19:00

China's Exchanges Yank Token Listings Amid ICO Ban Fallout China has banned ICOs – and the country's exchanges are quickly moving to adapt to the new reality.

China's Crypto Exchanges Yank Token Listings Amid ICO Ban Fallout

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 19:00

China's Crypto Exchanges Yank Token Listings Amid ICO Ban Fallout China has banned ICOs – and the country's exchanges are quickly moving to adapt to the new reality.

DLT Not Ready to Replace Settlement Systems, ECB and BoJ Say

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 17:40

DLT Not Ready to Replace Settlement Systems, ECB and BoJ Say The Bank of Japan and the ECB say that blockchain is too immature at this stage to be used to replace their real-time settlement systems.

Indian State Partners to Build Public Sector Blockchain Applications

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 17:00

Indian State Partners to Build Public Sector Blockchain Applications The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has announced a new partnership with cybersecurity firm WISeKey to secure citizen data with blockchain tech.

Litecoin Retreats From All-Time Highs, But Is $100 in Reach?

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 16:00

Litecoin Retreats From All-Time Highs, But Is $100 in Reach? After setting a new all-time high on strong technology improvements, the outlook looks positive for litecoin, the fifth-largest cryptocurrency.

Litecoin Price Retreats From All-Time Highs, But Is $100 in Reach?

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 16:00

Litecoin Price Retreats From All-Time Highs, But Is $100 in Reach? After setting a new all-time high on strong technology improvements, the outlook looks positive for litecoin, the fifth-largest cryptocurrency.

CoinDesk Research Launches State of Blockchain Q2 Report

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 15:08

CoinDesk Research Launches State of Blockchain Q2 Report CoinDesk has published its latest State of Blockchain report, analyzing a historic quarter for the blockchain industry.

Historic Quarter: CoinDesk Launches Q2 State of Blockchain Report

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 15:08

Historic Quarter: CoinDesk Launches Q2 State of Blockchain Report CoinDesk is releasing its latest State of Blockchain report, one that retraces what was a historic quarter for the emerging industry.

Ethereum's Raiden Scaling Solution Just Passed Another Milestone

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 14:30

Ethereum's Raiden Scaling Solution Just Passed Another Milestone A test network has been deployed for the Raiden project, a proposed extension to ethereum designed to allow faster payments and lower fees.

'Roaches': SEC Chief Speaks Out Against Malicious ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 14:00

'Roaches': SEC Chief Speaks Out Against Malicious ICOs An official with the US Securities and Exchange Commission addressed ICOs in off-the-cuff remarks at an event this week.

Shipping Giant Maersk to Deploy Blockchain Maritime Insurance Solution

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 13:06

Shipping Giant Maersk to Deploy Blockchain Maritime Insurance Solution A joint venture between shipping giant Maersk, Microsoft and accounting firm EY aims to apply blockchain technology in the field of marine insurance.

Is Blockchain Ready for Fiat? Why Banks See Big Promise in Crypto Cash

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 12:00

Is Blockchain Ready for Fiat? Why Banks See Big Promise in Crypto Cash Both new and founding members of the Utility Settlement Coin project think its work could lead central banks to adopt blockchain-based fiat currency.

GSA Official: Blockchain Procurement Prototype Is Moving Forward

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 11:00

GSA Official: Blockchain Procurement Prototype Is Moving Forward The U.S. General Services Administration is bullish about a blockchain proof-of-concept aimed to streamline the IT procurement bidding process.

ICO Ban? Canada's Regulators Are Giving One Token Sale a Big Break

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 10:00

ICO Ban? Canada's Regulators Are Giving One Token Sale a Big Break An ICO startup has been accepted into Quebec's regulatory sandbox, demonstrating how regulators there want to accommodate the burgeoning industry.

Cryptocurrency Prices Rise Back Above $150 Billion as Investment Rebounds

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 05:55

Cryptocurrency Prices Rise Back Above $150 Billion as Investment Rebounds Cryptocurrency prices rebounded heading into Wednesday, a trend that suggests China's move to ban ICOs may have a limited impact.

Calling the Crypto-Wealthy: Celebrity Baroness Unveils Luxury Bitcoin Condos

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 06. 00:59

Calling the Crypto-Wealthy: Celebrity Baroness Unveils Luxury Bitcoin Condos A notable UK celebrity is launching a new real estate venture – one that is targeting cryptocurrency investors in its marketing and branding.

BTC-e Is Back Online, But Refund Efforts Are Anything But Smooth

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 22:00

BTC-e Is Back Online, But Refund Efforts Are Anything But Smooth BTC-e launched a refund option this weekend, but tech problems and scam attempts have complicated the situation.

Report: Canadian Finance Watchdog Has Concerns Over Blockchain Anonymity

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 20:05

Report: Canadian Finance Watchdog Has Concerns Over Blockchain Anonymity Canada's financial intelligence agency has concerns over the anonymity of blockchain technologies, a report says.

'Not an Investment': Why the Internet Archive Accepts Bitcoin Donations

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 18:40

'Not an Investment': Why the Internet Archive Accepts Bitcoin Donations The Internet Archive, the nonprofit dedicated to providing "open access to all knowledge," has spoken out on why it accepts bitcoin donations.

'Not an Investment': Internet Archive Defends Decision to Hold Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 18:40

'Not an Investment': Internet Archive Defends Decision to Hold Bitcoin The Internet Archive, the nonprofit dedicated to providing "open access to all knowledge," has spoken out on why it accepts bitcoin donations.

Russia's Central Bank Issues Warning on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 17:35

Russia's Central Bank Issues Warning on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs The Bank of Russia, the country's central bank, has issued a new statement on the risks of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings.

Heading Up? Ether Prices Consolidate After China's ICO Crackdown

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 16:05

Heading Up? Ether Prices Consolidate After China's ICO Crackdown The price of ether appears to have stabilized following moves by China's regulators to curb one of its biggest use cases.

China's ICO Ban: A Full Translation of Regulator Remarks

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 15:00

China's ICO Ban: A Full Translation of Regulator Remarks CoinDesk provides a translation of yesterday's ruling from China's regulators on the legality of fundraising via blockchain tokens.

Hong Kong Regulator Warns ICO Tokens May Be Securities

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 14:00

Hong Kong Regulator Warns ICO Tokens May Be Securities The Hong Kong securities regulator, the SFC, has announced that tokens issued via initial coin offerings may be classified as securities.

Legitimate? IRS Defends Coinbase Customer Investigation in Court Filing

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 13:00

Legitimate? IRS Defends Coinbase Customer Investigation in Court Filing The IRS has submitted new arguments in its tax investigation dispute with cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase.

Utility Coins or Crypto Assets? Token Terminology Is One Big Gray Area

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 12:00

Utility Coins or Crypto Assets? Token Terminology Is One Big Gray Area Confused by token terminology? You're not alone. Even some of the brightest minds in the space agree there's reason for confusion.

Proof of Xerox? Copier Giant Pursues Blockchain Time-Stamping Strategy

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 11:00

Proof of Xerox? Copier Giant Pursues Blockchain Time-Stamping Strategy Xerox may be looking to use blockchain to create digital proofs for documents and other forms of data, according to a patent filing.

Brazil's Central Bank Considers Blockchain Settlement Prototype

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 10:00

Brazil's Central Bank Considers Blockchain Settlement Prototype Brazil's central bank is seeking to investigate possible use cases for blockchain tech and is now moving toward prototyping.

Uncertainty Lingers In China as ICO Exchanges Begin Customer Refunds

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 06:10

Uncertainty Lingers In China as ICO Exchanges Begin Customer Refunds ICO platforms in China are reportedly now issuing refunds to select customers following warnings by the nation's regulators on Monday.

Bitcoin's Price Is Now Down 20% from Its $5,000 High

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 04:30

Bitcoin's Price Is Now Down 20% from Its $5,000 High The price of bitcoin continued its downward trajectory late Monday, falling $1,000 from its most recent all-time high set Friday.

Bitcoin's Price Is Now Down 20% from Its $5,000 All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 05. 04:30

Bitcoin's Price Is Now Down 20% from Its $5,000 All-Time High The price of bitcoin continued its downward trajectory late Monday, falling $1,000 from its most recent all-time high set Friday.

Bitcoin Price Corrects on China News, But Uptrend Still Intact

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 16:01

Bitcoin Price Corrects on China News, But Uptrend Still Intact The price of bitcoin may have seen a notable decline today on news that China was taking action to outlaw ICOs, overall trends are bullish.

Bitcoin Price Corrects on China, But Uptrend Still Intact

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 16:01

Bitcoin Price Corrects on China, But Uptrend Still Intact The price of bitcoin may have seen a notable decline today on news that China was taking action to outlaw ICOs, overall trends are bullish.

Analysis: Bitcoin Price Corrects on China News, But Uptrend Still Intact

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 16:01

Analysis: Bitcoin Price Corrects on China News, But Uptrend Still Intact The price of bitcoin may have seen a notable decline today on news that China was taking action to outlaw ICOs, overall trends are bullish.

Mining Giant Bitmain Reportedly Raising $50 Million in New Funding Round

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 15:10

Mining Giant Bitmain Reportedly Raising $50 Million in New Funding Round China-based mining firm Bitmain is to receive a $50 million investment from major venture capital firms, according to a report.

Mining Giant Bitmain Reportedly Raising $50 Million Funding Round

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 15:10

Mining Giant Bitmain Reportedly Raising $50 Million Funding Round China-based mining firm Bitmain is to receive a $50 million investment from major venture capital firms, according to a report.

China Outlaws ICOs: Financial Regulators Order Halt on Token Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 14:40

China Outlaws ICOs: Financial Regulators Order Halt on Token Trading New statements from China's financial regulators call for a halt on all token trading and for the commencement of customer refunds.

Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton Is the Latest Celebrity to Promote an ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 14:15

Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton Is the Latest Celebrity to Promote an ICO Following in Floyd Mayweather's footsteps, Paris Hilton has announced her participation in a token sale for a project called called Lydian.

Central Banks, Cryptocurrency and the Quest to Dematerialize Money

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 13:00

Central Banks, Cryptocurrency and the Quest to Dematerialize Money A former central bank technologist takes a look at why central banks might consider issuing cryptocurrency – and the possible implications.

Cryptocurrency and Central Banks: The Quest to Dematerialize Money

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 13:00

Cryptocurrency and Central Banks: The Quest to Dematerialize Money A former central bank technologist takes a look at why central banks might consider issuing cryptocurrency – and the possible implications.

Bitcoin Price Drops By Over $250 as Crypto Markets Lose Billions

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 11:31

Bitcoin Price Drops By Over $250 as Crypto Markets Lose Billions Just two days after achieving a historic high of over $5,000 on September 2, bitcoin's price has plummeted to below $4,400.

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $4,500 as Crypto Markets Lose Billions

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 11:31

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $4,500 as Crypto Markets Lose Billions Just two days after achieving a historic high of over $5,000 on September 2, bitcoin's price has plummeted to below $4,400.

Ideation to Realization: How Dutch Banks Are Harnessing Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 04. 10:00

Ideation to Realization: How Dutch Banks Are Harnessing Blockchain How financial firms in the Netherlands are approaching blockchain, and how trends in the technology are shaping their work and progress.

As Crypto Market Sheds Billions, One Analyst Sees Buying Opportunity

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 03. 16:50

As Crypto Market Sheds Billions, One Analyst Sees Buying Opportunity One bullish bitcoin investor believes this weekend's cryptocurrency market decline means conditions are ripe for buyers.

Stuck With Fees? New Bitcoin Tech Could End Wallet Guessing Games

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 03. 15:50

Stuck With Fees? New Bitcoin Tech Could End Wallet Guessing Games Bitcoin Core developer, Alex Morcos has been working for years to make sure bitcoin transaction fee estimation tools are smarter.

#Bitcoin vs. Major Bubbles Since 1990

bitcoinful

2017. Sep. 03. 12:53

#Bitcoin vs. Major Bubbles Since 1990

#Bitcoin vs. Major Bubbles Since 1990

Report: China's Regulators Close to Taking Action Against ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 02. 15:45

Report: China's Regulators Close to Taking Action Against ICOs Reports from anonymous sources in China indicate the country's top financial regulator may be close to cracking down on initial coin offerings.

Bitcoin Drops Below $5,000 as Crypto Markets See $13 Billion Sell-Off

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 02. 15:20

Bitcoin Drops Below $5,000 as Crypto Markets See $13 Billion Sell-Off The cryptocurrency asset class saw a broad sell-off on Saturday after bitcoin passed a notable milestone in its price history.

Blockstack Today: 5 Apps Already Being Built on the Decentralized Web

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 02. 14:40

Blockstack Today: 5 Apps Already Being Built on the Decentralized Web A look at the applications using Blockstack's platform give insight into what kind of future the startup is looking to cultivate.

$5,000: Bitcoin Price Hits Historic New Milestone

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 02. 06:05

$5,000: Bitcoin Price Hits Historic New Milestone Bitcoin markets rose above $5,000 for the first time after a week of rising prices.

BTC-e's Big Claim: Bitcoin Withdrawals to Begin Tomorrow

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 22:45

BTC-e's Big Claim: Bitcoin Withdrawals to Begin Tomorrow BTC-e has posted a new update claiming that funds withdrawals will be activated starting tomorrow.

BTC-e's Big Claim: Bitcoin Withdrawals to Begin Today

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 22:45

BTC-e's Big Claim: Bitcoin Withdrawals to Begin Today BTC-e has posted a new update claiming that funds withdrawals will be activated starting tomorrow.

Russia Could Pass Cryptocurrency Law This Year, Senior Lawmaker Says

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 21:25

Russia Could Pass Cryptocurrency Law This Year, Senior Lawmaker Says Russia may have a finalized cryptocurrency trading bill by the end of the summer, according to a senior lawmaker.

Monopoly-Resistant Mining? Paper Claims Bitcoin Centralization Fears Overblown

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 19:05

Monopoly-Resistant Mining? Paper Claims Bitcoin Centralization Fears Overblown A new paper suggests bitcoin mining may naturally resist centralization – a finding with potential implications for the long simmering scaling debate.

Central Bank-Backed Group Plans Blockchain Platform Launch in India

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 17:15

Central Bank-Backed Group Plans Blockchain Platform Launch in India Researchers in India supported by the country's central bank are planning to launch a new blockchain platform this year.

China's Internet Finance Association Issues ICO Warning

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 15:30

China's Internet Finance Association Issues ICO Warning An organization representing the interests of online finance firms in China has issued a warning on initial coin offerings.

Microsoft Joins Cornell Blockchain Research Group

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 14:30

Microsoft Joins Cornell Blockchain Research Group Tech giant Microsoft has joined the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3) research effort, it was announced today.

$4,830: Bitcoin Inches Up to Set Another All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 13:40

$4,830: Bitcoin Inches Up to Set Another All-Time High Having only briefly topped the $4,800 mark for the first time yesterday, bitcoin's price has bounced back to achieve a new high of over $4,830 today.

$4,880: Bitcoin Price Climbs to Another All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 13:40

$4,880: Bitcoin Price Climbs to Another All-Time High Having briefly topped the $4,800 mark for the first time yesterday, bitcoin's price has bounced back to achieve a new high of almost $4,880 today.

Inevitable Bust? GPU Makers See Crypto Mining as Short-Term Sales Boost

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 13:00

Inevitable Bust? GPU Makers See Crypto Mining as Short-Term Sales Boost Interest in crypto mining has boosted the revenue of GPU makers at a time that's traditionally their slowest. But some fear the boom won't last.

Litecoin Surges to New High Amid Buoyant Cryptocurrency Markets

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 12:01

Litecoin Surges to New High Amid Buoyant Cryptocurrency Markets Gains have been made across many of the top cryptocurrencies today, with litecoin achieving a new all-time high.

Litecoin Surges Above $70 as Crypto Market Tops $175 Billion

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 12:01

Litecoin Surges Above $70 as Crypto Market Tops $175 Billion Gains have been made across many of the top cryptocurrencies today, with litecoin achieving a new all-time high.

Litecoin Prices Surge Above $70 as Crypto Market Tops $175 Billion

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 12:01

Litecoin Prices Surge Above $70 as Crypto Market Tops $175 Billion Gains have been made across many of the top cryptocurrencies today, with litecoin achieving a new all-time high.

LibraryChain? US Government Grants $100k for New Blockchain Research

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 11:00

LibraryChain? US Government Grants $100k for New Blockchain Research A U.S. federal agency has awarded a $100,000 grant to a research group in Arizona looking to apply blockchain to public library systems.

$26 Million: Ethereum Microfinance Startup Everex Closes ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 10:00

$26 Million: Ethereum Microfinance Startup Everex Closes ICO An ethereum-based microfinance startup has become the latest to close a successful ICO, raising $26 million in ether and bitcoin in its token sale.

Illinois Launches Blockchain Pilot to Digitize Birth Certificates

CoinDesk

2017. Sep. 01. 00:00

Illinois Launches Blockchain Pilot to Digitize Birth Certificates Illinois' state government has launched a new blockchain pilot focused on the digitization of new birth certificates.