France Creates Working Group for Cryptocurrency Regulation

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 13:30

France Creates Working Group for Cryptocurrency Regulation The French minister of the economy has announced the creation of a working group to develop cryptocurrency regulations.

Blockchain Startup Cypherium Partners with IC3 for Scaling Research

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 12:34

Blockchain Startup Cypherium Partners with IC3 for Scaling Research Cypherium, which provides a blockchain infrastructure, is partnering with research group IC3 to work on scaling solutions.

Shipping Blockchain: Maersk Spin-Off Aims to Commercialize Trade Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 12:00

Shipping Blockchain: Maersk Spin-Off Aims to Commercialize Trade Platform Global shipping giant Maersk is spinning off its blockchain work with IBM in an effort to foster collaboration between competitors.

Maersk, IBM Spin Off Blockchain Trade Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 12:00

Maersk, IBM Spin Off Blockchain Trade Platform Global shipping giant Maersk is spinning off its blockchain work with IBM in an effort to foster collaboration between competitors.

Down 14 Percent: Bitcoin Charts Bearish Amid Asia Concerns

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 11:30

Down 14 Percent: Bitcoin Charts Bearish Amid Asia Concerns Amid negative news flow, Bitcoin is taking a hit today and touching 3.5 week lows at the time of writing.

UNICEF Wants to Fund Early Stage Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 10:35

UNICEF Wants to Fund Early Stage Blockchain Startups The United Nations Children's Fund is seeking to invest in early stage blockchain startups with the potential to help people across the globe.

PBoC Official Calls for Wider Ban on Chinese Crypto Trading: Report

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 10:00

PBoC Official Calls for Wider Ban on Chinese Crypto Trading: Report The vice governor of China's central bank is reportedly seeking a wider ban on services related to cryptocurrency trading in the country.

Big Money, Murky Governance: Kicking the Tires of Telegram's Token Sale

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 09:15

Big Money, Murky Governance: Kicking the Tires of Telegram's Token Sale In a market that emphasizes trustless systems, the Durov brothers are asking token investors to place a lot of trust in them and the Telegram team.

Bitcoin's Price Just Dropped Over $1,300 in 1.5 Hours

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 08:28

Bitcoin's Price Just Dropped Over $1,300 in 1.5 Hours The price of a bitcoin just plummeted by over $1,300, as losses are seen across the wider cryptocurrency market.

Swift Signs Agreement With 7 CSDs to Explore Blockchain for Post-Trade

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 08:03

Swift Signs Agreement With 7 CSDs to Explore Blockchain for Post-Trade Swift formalizes another major blockchain project by signing a memorandum of understanding with seven Central Securities Depositories.

ViaBTC Increases Cloud Mining Fee Citing China's Mining Resource Scarcity

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 07:03

ViaBTC Increases Cloud Mining Fee Citing China's Mining Resource Scarcity China's crypto mining pool ViaBTC increases its maintenance fee ratio for AntMiner S9 cloud mining contract, citing mining resource scarcity in China.

5 Blockchain Developments Coming in 2018

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 05:00

5 Blockchain Developments Coming in 2018 What's in store for blockchains in 2018? Infosys's Peter Loop offers a diverse selection of forecasts for the year ahead.

Housing or Dotcom: Which Bubble Does Cryptocurrency Mania Resemble?

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 16. 00:19

Housing or Dotcom: Which Bubble Does Cryptocurrency Mania Resemble? It may be fair to compare what cryptocurrency and blockchains are going through to the 1990s dotcom bubble, but not to the 2000s housing bubble.

Road to Innovation? Truck Giant Penske Joins Blockchain Group

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 20:35

Road to Innovation? Truck Giant Penske Joins Blockchain Group Penske Logistics has become the latest company to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

$400K: Hacker Makes Off With Stellar Lumens in BlackWallet Theft

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 19:37

$400K: Hacker Makes Off With Stellar Lumens in BlackWallet Theft A hacker stole more than $400,000 in Stellar lumens after compromising the digital wallet provider BlackWallet.

German Central Banker: Cryptocurrencies Must Be Regulated n a Global Scale

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 17:45

German Central Banker: Cryptocurrencies Must Be Regulated n a Global Scale A director of Germany's central bank said at an event that cryptocurrencies must be regulated at a global scale, not just on a national level.

German Central Banker: Cryptocurrencies Must Be Regulated On a Global Scale

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 17:45

German Central Banker: Cryptocurrencies Must Be Regulated On a Global Scale A director of Germany's central bank said at an event that cryptocurrencies must be regulated at a global scale, not just on a national level.

Lithuania's Central Bank Unveils Blockchain Startup Sandbox

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 16:45

Lithuania's Central Bank Unveils Blockchain Startup Sandbox The central bank of Lithuania has launched a new regulatory "sandbox" for startups working with blockchain.

Mississippi Doctors Sued Mt. Gox for Bitcoin Loss Now Worth $133 Million

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 15:15

Mississippi Doctors Sued Mt. Gox for Bitcoin Loss Now Worth $133 Million Two former users of the defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox have brought a lawsuit against the company over the loss of 9,500 bitcoins.

Bitcoin Cash Looking Heavy After Bull Move Fails

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 14:00

Bitcoin Cash Looking Heavy After Bull Move Fails Bitcoin cash prices are looking heavy today, courtesy of repeated failures to pass the $2,800 mark in recent days.

End of Inflation? The Radical Vision of Futures-Backed Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 13:20

End of Inflation? The Radical Vision of Futures-Backed Cryptocurrency An expert at software giant SAP has a radical idea for how central banks can eliminate inflation with cryptocurrency assets.

The Radical Vision of Futures-Backed Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 13:20

The Radical Vision of Futures-Backed Cryptocurrency An expert at software giant SAP has a radical idea for how central banks can eliminate inflation with cryptocurrency assets.

$15K in Sight? Bitcoin Prices Gather Upside Traction

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 12:00

$15K in Sight? Bitcoin Prices Gather Upside Traction Having defended $13,000, bitcoin looks set to explore a move towards $15,000 levels in the next 24 hours.

South Korean Cryptocurrency Investors Face Fines for Anonymous Accounts

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 11:00

South Korean Cryptocurrency Investors Face Fines for Anonymous Accounts South Korean authorities have reportedly said that cryptocurrency investors must attach their IDs to anonymous virtual accounts or face penalties.

Indonesia Central Bank: Cryptocurrency Payments 'Not Legitimate'

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 10:00

Indonesia Central Bank: Cryptocurrency Payments 'Not Legitimate' Bank Indonesia has warned that cryptocurrencies may not be used for payments in the country.

Blockchain in the Boardroom: Moving Toward Enterprise Deployment

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 09:00

Blockchain in the Boardroom: Moving Toward Enterprise Deployment Enterprises may have gone quiet toward the end of 2017, but that doesn't mean they won't be players in the year ahead, Accenture's Valiente argues.

Blockchain in the Boardroom: Toward Enterprise Deployment

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 09:00

Blockchain in the Boardroom: Toward Enterprise Deployment Enterprises may have gone quiet toward the end of 2017, but that doesn't mean they won't be players in the year ahead, Accenture's Valiente argues.

Bitmain Reportedly Eyeing Canada for Bitcoin Mining Expansion

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 07:03

Bitmain Reportedly Eyeing Canada for Bitcoin Mining Expansion After announcing a Swiss branch, Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain is reportedly looking at a second expansion into Quebec.

No, You Don't Have to Buy a Whole Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 15. 05:00

No, You Don't Have to Buy a Whole Bitcoin As new enthusiasts enter the cryptocurrency markets, one developer wants to make bitcoin's divisibility really stand out by coining the term "bits."

Don't Use a Blockchain Unless You Really Need One

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 14. 11:15

Don't Use a Blockchain Unless You Really Need One Blockchains are inefficient, and worth the cost only when censorship-resistance is required. For money, it clearly is; for identity, it just might be.

Blockchain and the Rise of Transaction Technology

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 14. 10:15

Blockchain and the Rise of Transaction Technology Governments are centers of trust – so why would they make the leap to blockchains as a way to extend that already vital service?

Cloud Sell

Bitbargain.com

2018. Jan. 14. 01:22

Cloud Sell

We are proud to present a new feature on BitBargain which has been requested numerous times especially in the last few months.

Becoming a regular seller on BitBargain takes time and effort.

It requires studying the seller howto and passing the seller test. It requires understanding of the price formula. It requires great communication skills. It requires devoting time and effort to stay online and wait for buyers to show up. Sellers are expected to keep checking their bank statement and mark the payment as soon as possible. Being a seller is not for everyone.

Still, many buyers are interested in easy ways to convert back some of their crypto-currency into fiat money.

This is where Cloud Sell comes into play. With Cloud Sell you can sell your bitcoins for GBP via bank transfer easily. Just enter the amount, choose your markup (from -10% to 0% currently) and we will make sure that sellers are aware of your offer. The quickest seller gets to pick up your coins. Just create an offer, lay back and the money will come to you. By limiting the maximum unit price to 0% above market, we encourage shorter waiting times.

Not all sellers can buy your coins: larger offers are only available to the more trusted and still currently active sellers (they can pick up the 1% of their 60 days volume).

The feature requires that you have a verified bank account. Cloud Sell currently supports: BTC, LTC and BCH.

The fee is 0.5% and you only pay it if your coins are picked up. You can cancel your offers at any time.

Sell your bitcoins for GBP with ease at https://bitbargain.co.uk/cloudsell

Kraken Exchange Is Back Online After Troublesome System Upgrade

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 13. 21:21

Kraken Exchange Is Back Online After Troublesome System Upgrade The cryptocurrency exchange has resumed services after a scheduled maintenance that was supposed to take two hours but instead took two days.

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 13. 11:30

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain Blockchain-based startups, many of which are using their own crypto tokens, are taking aim at the centralized monopolies on the web today.

What the Data Tells Us About Bitcoin in 2017

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 13. 11:00

What the Data Tells Us About Bitcoin in 2017 Statistics show bitcoin is at the forefront of an increasingly complex ecosystem that continues to grow in a variety of ways. And it refuses to die.

Korea's Crypto Crackdown Talk Draws Backlash From Users and Politicians

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 21:15

Korea's Crypto Crackdown Talk Draws Backlash From Users and Politicians South Korea's citizens reacted angrily to a proposed ban on cryptocurrency exchanges, with politicians and residents alike condemning the move.

Tennessee Might Also Recognize Blockchain Data Through Proposed Law

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 19:00

Tennessee Might Also Recognize Blockchain Data Through Proposed Law A lawmaker in Tennessee has filed a new bill that recognizes a blockchain signature as a kind of legal electronic record.

Former Customers Sue Crypto Exchange Vircurex Over Frozen Funds

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 18:00

Former Customers Sue Crypto Exchange Vircurex Over Frozen Funds Former Vircurex customers are suing the exchange, four years after it first froze their funds and allegedly failed to repay them.

China's Internet Finance Association Warns on 'Initial Miner Offerings'

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 17:00

China's Internet Finance Association Warns on 'Initial Miner Offerings' The National Internet Association of China warned against "initial miner offerings," referring to them as "disguised ICOs" on Friday.

US Finance Regulators Form Crypto Working Group, Says Mnuchin

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 16:20

US Finance Regulators Form Crypto Working Group, Says Mnuchin Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that the Financial Stability Oversight Council has formed a working group focused on cryptocurrencies.

Upside Break on the Way? Zcash Eyes Gains Against Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 14:40

Upside Break on the Way? Zcash Eyes Gains Against Bitcoin Privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash is solidly bid against the dollar and could soon see a spike against bitcoin.

Blockchain in Your Pocket? The Phone Behind Sirin's $157 Million ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 13:00

Blockchain in Your Pocket? The Phone Behind Sirin's $157 Million ICO Sirin says its Finney phone will fill a gap in the crypto market. But as the adage goes, "hardware is hard," and in blockchain it may be even harder.

Bitcoin Eyes Consolidation as Price Flirts with $14K

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 12:00

Bitcoin Eyes Consolidation as Price Flirts with $14K Bitcoin is back around $14,000 and could be in for a phase of rangebound trading as the markets come to terms with regulatory noises from South Korea.

Search Giant Baidu Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 11:00

Search Giant Baidu Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform Chinese web search giant Baidu has launched its own blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform based on its own technology.

Russia's Sberbank Has Launched a Blockchain Lab

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 10:00

Russia's Sberbank Has Launched a Blockchain Lab Sberbank, one of the largest banks in Russia, has built a blockchain laboratory to develop and test blockchain-based solutions.

2018: The Year Blockchain, AI and IoT Converge

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 09:14

2018: The Year Blockchain, AI and IoT Converge Cryptocurrencies emerged as a leading tech in 2017, but 2018 may find them merging with other technologies to become even more ubiquitous.

Jonas Schnelli Wants You to Run a Bitcoin Full Node

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 07:00

Jonas Schnelli Wants You to Run a Bitcoin Full Node Bitcoin Core contributor and maintainer Jonas Schnelli is on a mission to make running full nodes easier for non-geeks. Decentralization is at stake.

KFC Canada Is Accepting Bitcoin for Fried Chicken

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 12. 03:15

KFC Canada Is Accepting Bitcoin for Fried Chicken Fried chicken chain KFC Canada is accepting bitcoin for a limited time for a so-called "Bitcoin Bucket."

Ukraine Forms Cryptocurrency Oversight Working Group

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 22:30

Ukraine Forms Cryptocurrency Oversight Working Group Ukraine's national defense chief called for legislation regulating cryptocurrencies at a recent meeting on cybersecurity.

Arizona Lawmakers Want to Let People Pay Taxes in Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 19:45

Arizona Lawmakers Want to Let People Pay Taxes in Bitcoin A new bill submitted to the Arizona Senate would, if approved, allow people to pay their state tax liabilities using bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

U.S. State Regulators Hit BitConnect With Second Cease-And-Desist

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 18:00

U.S. State Regulators Hit BitConnect With Second Cease-And-Desist North Carolina became the second state to halt BitConnect's ICO after issuing a temporary cease-and-desist.

US State Regulators Hit BitConnect With Second Cease-And-Desist

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 18:00

US State Regulators Hit BitConnect With Second Cease-And-Desist North Carolina became the second state to halt BitConnect's ICO after issuing a temporary cease-and-desist.

White Paper Published for Blockchain Privacy Tech Zk-starks

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 17:00

White Paper Published for Blockchain Privacy Tech Zk-starks The highly-anticipated white paper for zk-starks, which does away with the so-called trusted setup made famous by zcash, is out.

Defying Wider Market Downtrend, Bitcoin Cash Eyes $3K

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 15:45

Defying Wider Market Downtrend, Bitcoin Cash Eyes $3K Bitcoin cash looks set for a gravity-defying move, with chart analysis suggesting gains to above $3,000 may be in order.

US Marshals Service to Auction Off $54 Million in Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 15:18

US Marshals Service to Auction Off $54 Million in Bitcoin The U.S. Marshals Service has announced that it will auction off more than 3,800 bitcoins later this month.

MoneyGram to Pilot Ripple's XRP Token

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 15:05

MoneyGram to Pilot Ripple's XRP Token International money-remittance firm MoneyGram is partnering with Ripple to test the startup's XRP token for international payments.

Korean Official: Cryptocurrency Exchange Ban 'Not Finalized'

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 14:00

Korean Official: Cryptocurrency Exchange Ban 'Not Finalized' South Korea's Presidential Office said today that a plan to ban trading cryptocurrencies via exchanges in the nation is still not set in stone.

Japan's Fisco Launching $2.66 Million Cryptocurrency Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 12:45

Japan's Fisco Launching $2.66 Million Cryptocurrency Fund Japanese Corporate analyst and bitcoin exchange operator Fisco has announced that it will launch a cryptocurrency fund this month.

Bitcoin Price Stays Heavy Amid Korean Regulatory Reports

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 12:15

Bitcoin Price Stays Heavy Amid Korean Regulatory Reports Despite the two-way action on the price of bitcoin over the last 24 hours, the bears still appear to have the upper hand.

SETL's Fund Record-Keeping Platform Trials Live Blockchain Transactions

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 11:15

SETL's Fund Record-Keeping Platform Trials Live Blockchain Transactions An asset manager has carried out live blockchain transactions on the IZNES fund record-keeping platform built on blockchain tech from startup SETL.

Korea's Central Bank Forms Task Force to Study Cryptocurrency Impact

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 10:00

Korea's Central Bank Forms Task Force to Study Cryptocurrency Impact The Bank of Korea, South Korea's central bank, has launched a cryptocurrency task force to explore the technology's effects on the financial system.

Crypto Cat and Mouse: 2018 Will Be the Year of Policy Subterfuge

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 09:00

Crypto Cat and Mouse: 2018 Will Be the Year of Policy Subterfuge Global regulators have staked out a diverse set of rules for blockchain, but entrepreneurs may be better off playing arbitrage until the dust settles.

Florida Bill Would Legally Recognize Blockchain Signatures, Smart Contracts

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 07:00

Florida Bill Would Legally Recognize Blockchain Signatures, Smart Contracts A new bill introduced to the Florida House of Representatives aims to legally recognize blockchain records and smart contracts.

Atomic Action: Will 2018 Be the Year of the Cross-Blockchain Swap?

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 05:00

Atomic Action: Will 2018 Be the Year of the Cross-Blockchain Swap? Atomic swaps herald a way to greatly expand the capabilities of blockchain – but how soon will users be tapping the tech for trading?

South Korea Reportedly Expands Crackdown on Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 11. 02:42

South Korea Reportedly Expands Crackdown on Crypto Exchanges New reports suggest that the South Korean government is intensifying its moves against the country's bitcoin exchanges.

Mike Novogratz Unveils Plan for Cryptocurrency 'Merchant Bank'

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 23:00

Mike Novogratz Unveils Plan for Cryptocurrency 'Merchant Bank' Billionaire and ex-fund manager Mike Novogratz has unveiled the launch of a cryptocurrency "merchant bank."

Bitmain Expands to Switzerland as China Cools to Bitcoin Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 21:00

Bitmain Expands to Switzerland as China Cools to Bitcoin Miners Bitmain, the China-based bitcoin mining giant, has set up a new subsidiary in Switzerland.

Bitmain Looks to Europe as China Cools to Bitcoin Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 21:00

Bitmain Looks to Europe as China Cools to Bitcoin Miners Bitmain, the China-based bitcoin mining giant, has set up a new subsidiary in Switzerland.

Goldman Sachs: Bitcoin Could Be Viable Money In Troubled Economies

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 19:45

Goldman Sachs: Bitcoin Could Be Viable Money In Troubled Economies A new report published by Goldman Sachs highlights how bitcoin and cryptocurrencies could serve as alternative forms of money in troubled economies.

Kodak's Cryptocurrency Is Already Being Presold

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 18:00

Kodak's Cryptocurrency Is Already Being Presold The company licensed by Kodak to use its name in conjunction with a new cryptocurrency has already begun pre-selling it ahead of a public initial coin offering (ICO).

Kodak Debuts Bitcoin Miner as Blockchain Pivot Juices Stock Price

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 16:45

Kodak Debuts Bitcoin Miner as Blockchain Pivot Juices Stock Price Kodak has licensed its name to a new bitcoin mining product.

Warren Buffett: Cryptocurrencies Will Come to a 'Bad Ending'

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 16:05

Warren Buffett: Cryptocurrencies Will Come to a 'Bad Ending' Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said cryptocurrencies would come to a "bad ending" in a new interview Wednesday.

Down But Not Out: Ripple Bulls May Regain the Upper Hand

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 15:25

Down But Not Out: Ripple Bulls May Regain the Upper Hand The 50 percent decline of Ripple's XRP token from the record highs may have strengthened the bears, but further downside may be limited.

Down Not Out? Ripple Bulls May Regain Momentum

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 15:25

Down Not Out? Ripple Bulls May Regain Momentum The 50 percent decline of Ripple's XRP token from the record highs may have strengthened the bears, but further downside may be limited.

Coinbase: Massive Buy Demand Caused Bitcoin Cash Launch Hiccups

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 14:30

Coinbase: Massive Buy Demand Caused Bitcoin Cash Launch Hiccups Coinbase has blamed overwhelming demand from buyers for issues experienced during its launch of bitcoin cash trading last month.

Goodbye ICOs, Hello TAOs? How Tokens Will Change in 2018

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 13:00

Goodbye ICOs, Hello TAOs? How Tokens Will Change in 2018 The landscape for tokens and ICOs will change this year, but the effects might be farther reaching and more impactful on society than you'd think.

Overstock Payments Glitch Mixes Up Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash: Report

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 13:00

Overstock Payments Glitch Mixes Up Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash: Report Online retail giant Overstock.com has reportedly experienced a bug that meant it mixed up payments made in two different cryptocurrencies.

Downside Exposed? Bitcoin Continues Slide to Below $14K

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 12:00

Downside Exposed? Bitcoin Continues Slide to Below $14K Bitcoin is looking weaker on charts today, courtesy of a three-day losing streak, and could drop even lower in coming days.

Microsoft Resumes Bitcoin Payments After Halt Over 'Instability'

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 11:00

Microsoft Resumes Bitcoin Payments After Halt Over 'Instability' Tech giant Microsoft is once more accepting bitcoin payments after it halted transactions in the cryptocurrency last week.

Venezuela's Planned Petro Cryptocurrency 'Illegal,' Says Congress

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 10:00

Venezuela's Planned Petro Cryptocurrency 'Illegal,' Says Congress Venezuela's opposition-run congress has declared that a planned new oil-backed cryptocurrency called the petro is illegal.

Beyond the Red Tape: The Path Ahead for Token Sales

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 09:01

Beyond the Red Tape: The Path Ahead for Token Sales Mason Borda is a tech entrepreneur focusing on blockchain infrastructure and security. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of TokenSoft Inc, a crypto treasury management and white label token sale platform. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. It began with some source code and a white paper. Bitcoin, […]

Quebec Lures Cryptocurrency Miners as China Sours on Industry

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 05:00

Quebec Lures Cryptocurrency Miners as China Sours on Industry Cheap and abundant electricity, cold weather and a stable political climate are making the Canadian province attractive to bitcoin mining operators.

Telegram's $1.2 Billion ICO Could Be the Most Ambitious Token Sale Yet

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 10. 00:33

Telegram's $1.2 Billion ICO Could Be the Most Ambitious Token Sale Yet Not only in size, but also in scope: the messaging app provider wants to bring crypto payments to the masses and decentralize online communication.

Report: South Korea Eyes Joint Crypto Regulations With China, Japan

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 22:40

Report: South Korea Eyes Joint Crypto Regulations With China, Japan Finance regulators in South Korea are reportedly looking to cooperate with authorities in China and Japan on new rules for cryptocurrency trading.

Bitcoin ETF Proposals Withdrawn After SEC Pushback

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 21:00

Bitcoin ETF Proposals Withdrawn After SEC Pushback Several firms seeking to list exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tied to bitcoin have withdrawn their filings at the request of officials from the SEC.

Smart Contracts Proposal MAST Inches Closer to Bitcoin's Code

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 20:04

Smart Contracts Proposal MAST Inches Closer to Bitcoin's Code A long-standing proposal to bring "smarter" smart contracts to bitcoin's main net has just taken one step closer to implementation.

Kodak Is Launching a Cryptocurrency for Photographers

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 18:54

Kodak Is Launching a Cryptocurrency for Photographers U.S. technology firm Kodak has announced that it will launch its own cryptocurrency, with plans to host an initial coin offering (ICO).

Nebraska Lawmaker Files 3 Blockchain Bills

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 18:00

Nebraska Lawmaker Files 3 Blockchain Bills A lawmaker in Nebraska has filed a trio of bills focused on blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Malaysia Securities Watchdog Issues ICO Cease-And-Desist

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 17:00

Malaysia Securities Watchdog Issues ICO Cease-And-Desist Malaysia's securities market watchdog has issued a cease-and-desist to a startup ahead of its planned initial coin offering (ICO).

Swiss Government Launches Blockchain Task Force

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 16:00

Swiss Government Launches Blockchain Task Force The Swiss government has launched a new initiative to cement its regulatory framework surrounding blockchain startups and ICOs.

Swiss Government Supports Launch Blockchain Task Force

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 16:00

Swiss Government Supports Launch Blockchain Task Force The Swiss government has launched a new initiative to cement its regulatory framework surrounding blockchain startups and ICOs.

Ether Bucks Bearish Trend to Hold Above $1,200

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 15:05

Ether Bucks Bearish Trend to Hold Above $1,200 The price of ether, the native token of the ethereum platform, is bucking the downtrend seen across the top 10 cryptocurrencies.

Jamie Dimon Says He Regrets Calling Bitcoin a Fraud

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 14:40

Jamie Dimon Says He Regrets Calling Bitcoin a Fraud JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon now reportedly regrets calling bitcoin a "fraud," though he is still not a fan of the cryptocurrency.

Jamie Dimon Regrets Calling Bitcoin a Fraud

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 14:40

Jamie Dimon Regrets Calling Bitcoin a Fraud JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon now reportedly regrets calling bitcoin a "fraud," though he is still not a fan of the cryptocurrency.

$35 Million: Smart Contracts Platform Mobius Completes ICO Presale

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 14:00

$35 Million: Smart Contracts Platform Mobius Completes ICO Presale Smart contracts provider Mobius has successfully raised $35 million in a token presale based on the Stellar network.

Ethereum Price Highs Overshadow New Wave of Tech Issues

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 13:00

Ethereum Price Highs Overshadow New Wave of Tech Issues With ether price reaching all-time-highs, fundamental issues that relate to the most basic operation of ethereum's blockchain are popping up.

Below $15K: Bitcoin Plays Defense Amid Bear Move

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 11:45

Below $15K: Bitcoin Plays Defense Amid Bear Move Bitcoin is on the back foot today, despite yesterday's sharp recovery from $14,000 levels.

TD Ameritrade: Bitcoin 'Great Opportunity' to Get Millennials Trading

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 11:00

TD Ameritrade: Bitcoin 'Great Opportunity' to Get Millennials Trading Investment services firm TD Ameritrade sees cryptocurrencies as the "greatest opportunity" to get millennials to trade, says its chief strategist.

Bank of Israel: Digital Currencies Are an Asset Not a Currency

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 10:00

Bank of Israel: Digital Currencies Are an Asset Not a Currency The deputy governor of Israel's central bank has said that digital currencies like bitcoin are more of a financial asset than a currency.

Bank of Israel: Cryptocurrencies Are Assets Not Currencies

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 10:00

Bank of Israel: Cryptocurrencies Are Assets Not Currencies The deputy governor of Israel's central bank has said that digital currencies like bitcoin are more of a financial asset than a currency.

Bitcoin Mining Wastes Energy? What If That's a Good Thing?

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 09:00

Bitcoin Mining Wastes Energy? What If That's a Good Thing? Long-term, the incentives bitcoin creates may drive efficiency and green energy solutions in the crypto world and even spur them in the wider economy.

Bitcoin Mining Wastes Energy? What If That's Good?

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 09:00

Bitcoin Mining Wastes Energy? What If That's Good? Long-term, the incentives bitcoin creates may drive efficiency and green energy solutions in the crypto world and even spur them in the wider economy.

Nvidia Curbs Data Center GPU Use – But Crypto Miners Are Excluded

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 07:30

Nvidia Curbs Data Center GPU Use – But Crypto Miners Are Excluded GPU maker Nvidia has tweaked its software license agreement to limit the use of its products by data centers – unless they're mining cryptocurrencies.

A Blockchain a Day? Big Pharma Seeks DLT Solution for Drug Costs

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 05:04

A Blockchain a Day? Big Pharma Seeks DLT Solution for Drug Costs Pharma heavyweights open up about how they envision a blockchain system improving the research and development process of new drugs.

Big Pharma Seeks DLT Solution for Drug Costs

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 05:04

Big Pharma Seeks DLT Solution for Drug Costs Pharma heavyweights open up about how they envision a blockchain system improving the research and development process of new drugs.

2018: The Year We Democratize Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 09. 02:45

2018: The Year We Democratize Blockchain Cryptocurrencies may be in a market mania, but that interest will spark a new wave of blockchain growth according to Deloitte's top blockchain lead.

South Korean Banks Face Scrutiny Over Crypto Exchange Ties

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 22:45

South Korean Banks Face Scrutiny Over Crypto Exchange Ties South Korea's financial regulators began inspecting commercial banks to monitor their compliance with new cryptocurrency exchange rules.

SEC Branch Trolls Blockchain Stock Pumpers

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 21:45

SEC Branch Trolls Blockchain Stock Pumpers The Securities and Exchange Commission's Fort Worth branch joked about the recent fad of companies adding "blockchain" to their names on Twitter.

ViaBTC Announces Shutdown of Crypto Mining Contract Market

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 19:45

ViaBTC Announces Shutdown of Crypto Mining Contract Market Chinese bitcoin mining pool ViaBTC has announced that it will close its marketplace for mining contracts this week.

Vermont Could Collect Taxes in Crypto Under Proposed Law

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 18:00

Vermont Could Collect Taxes in Crypto Under Proposed Law A state legislator in Vermont has proposed a bill to create a regulatory framework for blockchain tech, including a transaction tax payable in crypto.

The Crypto Market Just Dropped on One Data Adjustment

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 16:56

The Crypto Market Just Dropped on One Data Adjustment CoinMarketCap, perhaps the go-to source for cryptocurrency market data, has sparked an uproar after it moved to exclude South Korean exchanges from its price average calculations. The unannounced move to remove data from Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit from its average calculations sparked confusion given that its front-page suggests a broad decline in the cryptocurrency market, […]

Crypto Prices Just Dropped on One Data Change

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 16:56

Crypto Prices Just Dropped on One Data Change UPDATE (8th January 1:20 p.m. EST): CoinMarketCap has stated that it excluded the three Korean exchanges from their averages "due to the extreme divergence in prices from the rest of the world and limited arbitrage opportunity." This morning we excluded some Korean exchanges in price calculations due to the extreme divergence in prices from the […]

SEC Suspends Trading of Hong Kong Blockchain Firm's Stock

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 15:05

SEC Suspends Trading of Hong Kong Blockchain Firm's Stock The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted trading of a Hong Kong-based firm UBI Blockchain.

Ripple Down 30 Percent as Bull Run Fades

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 15:00

Ripple Down 30 Percent as Bull Run Fades Ripple's XRP token is down more than 30 percent today, amid losses across the wider cryptocurrency market.

Banks and the Blockchain Blues

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 14:00

Banks and the Blockchain Blues Banks excited about their blockchain work may do well to monitor their signal-to-noise ratios in 2018.

Delaware State's Blockchain Lead is Leaving

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 13:30

Delaware State's Blockchain Lead is Leaving The founding director of the government-backed Delaware Blockchain Initiative has departed for a consultancy based in the state.

Delaware State's Blockchain Lead is Leaving for New Pursuits

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 13:30

Delaware State's Blockchain Lead is Leaving for New Pursuits The founding director of the government-backed Delaware Blockchain Initiative has departed for a consultancy based in the state.

Overstock Leads $2 Million Funding for Blockchain Voting Startup

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 13:01

Overstock Leads $2 Million Funding for Blockchain Voting Startup Medici Ventures, a subsidiary of online retail giant Overstock.com, has led the seed funding round of mobile voting platform Voatz.

Bitcoin Faces Bear Move as Price Drops Toward $15K

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 12:10

Bitcoin Faces Bear Move as Price Drops Toward $15K Bitcoin is looking weak today after prices failed to hold above $17,000 levels at the weekend.

Indian Lawyer Files Petition Demanding Cryptocurrency Regulations

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 11:00

Indian Lawyer Files Petition Demanding Cryptocurrency Regulations An Indian lawyer has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to force action on the regulation of cryptocurrencies in the country.

IBM, Comcast Back New Blockchain Startup Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 10:00

IBM, Comcast Back New Blockchain Startup Fund IBM and Comcast Ventures are backing a blockchain investment fund aiming to scale early stage start-ups focused on enterprises.

I Love Bitcoin. That's Why I Sue Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 09:00

I Love Bitcoin. That's Why I Sue Exchanges The lawyer who's filed more crypto class actions than any other speaks out on his outlook on the blockchain industry.

Weathering the Altcoin Shitstorm (And Investing for the Next One)

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 06:30

Weathering the Altcoin Shitstorm (And Investing for the Next One) The crypto markets may be divorced from fundamentals, but that doesn't they're devoid of patterns and rhythms you can read.

Weathering the Altcoin Storm (And Investing for the Next)

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 06:30

Weathering the Altcoin Storm (And Investing for the Next) The crypto markets may be divorced from fundamentals, but that doesn't they're devoid of patterns and rhythms you can read.

An Anti-Virus Token? Polyswarm Seeks Safer Internet With $50 Million ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 04:00

An Anti-Virus Token? Polyswarm Seeks Safer Internet With $50 Million ICO There's never enough eyes out there looking for threats against internet users. Take the recently disclosed Specter and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities, which showed how threats can linger for years undetected. Though as much as such giant engineering failures get attention, each of us is more likely to be hit by smaller threats, such as an email […]

Anti-Virus Token? Polyswarm Seeks Safer Internet With ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 08. 04:00

Anti-Virus Token? Polyswarm Seeks Safer Internet With ICO There's never enough eyes out there looking for threats against internet users. Take the recently disclosed Specter and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities, which showed how threats can linger for years undetected. Though as much as such giant engineering failures get attention, each of us is more likely to be hit by smaller threats, such as an email […]

2018's Challenge: What Are Crypto Assets Really Worth?

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 07. 23:10

2018's Challenge: What Are Crypto Assets Really Worth? We've bought in, but how much are these assets really worth? Turing Group's top quants talk about a major token challenge ahead.

2017: A Legal Renaissance, Blockchain Style

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 07. 11:00

2017: A Legal Renaissance, Blockchain Style Last year, lawyers and law firms finally got over themselves and worked together in the blockchain space. In 2018, such teamwork will be critical.

A Legal Renaissance, Blockchain Style

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 07. 11:00

A Legal Renaissance, Blockchain Style Last year, lawyers and law firms finally got over themselves and worked together in the blockchain space. In 2018, such teamwork will be critical.

Regulatory Whack-a-Mole Won’t Beat Cryptocurrency Sanctions Evasion

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 07. 10:00

Regulatory Whack-a-Mole Won’t Beat Cryptocurrency Sanctions Evasion If the U.S. government just tries to go after each problematic example of crypto on an ad-hoc basis, it'll never get ahead of the issue.

Regulatory Whack-a-Mole Won’t Beat Crypto Evasion

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 07. 10:00

Regulatory Whack-a-Mole Won’t Beat Crypto Evasion If the U.S. government just tries to go after each problematic example of crypto on an ad-hoc basis, it'll never get ahead of the issue.

Ripple's Frenzied Price Rise Could Herald Long-Term Growth

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 06. 20:15

Ripple's Frenzied Price Rise Could Herald Long-Term Growth Ripple's recent price rise could lead to a self-fulling cycle of appreciation for the cryptographic asset.

Could XRP's Frenzied Rise Could Herald Future Growth?

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 06. 20:15

Could XRP's Frenzied Rise Could Herald Future Growth? Ripple's recent price rise could lead to a self-fulling cycle of appreciation for the cryptographic asset.

Could XRP's Frenzied Rise Herald Future Growth?

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 06. 20:15

Could XRP's Frenzied Rise Herald Future Growth? Ripple's recent price rise could lead to a self-fulling cycle of appreciation for the cryptographic asset.

What Crypto Didn't Give Us in 2017

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 06. 10:20

What Crypto Didn't Give Us in 2017 The cryptocurrency market may have exceeded expectations in 2017 – but there's plenty of goals left on the industry wishlist.

What the 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' CPU Flaws Mean for Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 06. 09:45

What the 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' CPU Flaws Mean for Cryptocurrency Newly discovered computer vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre could have an impact on cryptocurrency users.

What Meltdown and Spectre Flaws Mean for Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 06. 09:45

What Meltdown and Spectre Flaws Mean for Crypto Newly discovered computer vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre could have an impact on cryptocurrency users.

Texas Regulator Orders BitConnect to Call Off Token Sale

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 22:00

Texas Regulator Orders BitConnect to Call Off Token Sale The Texas State Securities Board ordered BitConnect to halt its upcoming token sale, which the regulator deemed an unregistered securities offering.

Overstock Gets $100 Million from Soros Fund for Blockchain and More

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 20:30

Overstock Gets $100 Million from Soros Fund for Blockchain and More Overstock.com just got a fat chunk of change from a big-name investor, and CEO Patrick Byrne says much of it will fund the company's blockchain work.

Ex-Iced Tea Maker Long Blockchain Is Buying a Bunch of Bitcoin Miners Now

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 18:33

Ex-Iced Tea Maker Long Blockchain Is Buying a Bunch of Bitcoin Miners Now The former beverage company is buying $4.2 million of AntMiner gear and setting up a mining facility in a Nordic country, according to an SEC filing.

Ex-Iced Tea Maker Long Blockchain Is Buying Bitcoin Miners Now

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 18:33

Ex-Iced Tea Maker Long Blockchain Is Buying Bitcoin Miners Now The former beverage company is buying $4.2 million of AntMiner gear and setting up a mining facility in a Nordic country, according to an SEC filing.

Visa Cracks Down on Bitcoin Debit Cards in Europe, Providers Say

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 17:00

Visa Cracks Down on Bitcoin Debit Cards in Europe, Providers Say European bitcoin debit card providers say they were told to suspend their services by card network Visa on Friday.

Ripple Claims 3 Big Money Transfer Firms Will Use XRP in 2018

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 15:55

Ripple Claims 3 Big Money Transfer Firms Will Use XRP in 2018 In a tweet late Thursday night, Ripple stated that three of the top five money transfer businesses will begin using its XRP cryptocurrency in 2018.

Ripple Eyes Retreat After Record Price Highs

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 14:16

Ripple Eyes Retreat After Record Price Highs Ripple's XRP token may have found a short-term top and there's potential for a sustained pullback in prices, price charts suggest.

James Altucher Is Raising $10 Million for a Coinbase Competitor

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 13:30

James Altucher Is Raising $10 Million for a Coinbase Competitor A prominent mainstream investor is taking aim at entrance into the cryptocurrency sector with a new business venture.

James Altucher Is Raising $10 Million for a Coinbase Rival

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 13:30

James Altucher Is Raising $10 Million for a Coinbase Rival A prominent mainstream investor is taking aim at entrance into the cryptocurrency sector with a new business venture.

Altucher Venture Raising $10 Million for Coinbase Rival

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 13:30

Altucher Venture Raising $10 Million for Coinbase Rival A prominent mainstream investor is taking aim at entrance into the cryptocurrency sector with a new business venture.

Altucher-Backed Crypto Exchange Raising $10 Million

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 13:30

Altucher-Backed Crypto Exchange Raising $10 Million A prominent mainstream investor is taking aim at entrance into the cryptocurrency sector with a new business venture.

Indian Bitcoin Exchanges Seek Clarification Over Tax Liabilities

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 12:51

Indian Bitcoin Exchanges Seek Clarification Over Tax Liabilities Indian bitcoin exchanges are raising questions over the applicability of goods and service tax (GST) to their operations.

US States Issue Warnings Over Cryptocurrency Investments

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 12:00

US States Issue Warnings Over Cryptocurrency Investments The American states of Idaho and Alaska have both issued warnings over investments involving cryptocurrencies.

$16,000: Bitcoin Looks North As Ripple Takes Hit

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 11:00

$16,000: Bitcoin Looks North As Ripple Takes Hit Bitcoin is gaining altitude today, amid a sharp drop in prices of some alternative currencies. Is $18,000 in sight?

Off the Leash? Bitcoin Looks North After Breaking $16K

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 11:00

Off the Leash? Bitcoin Looks North After Breaking $16K Bitcoin is gaining altitude today, amid a sharp drop in prices of some alternative currencies. Is $18,000 in sight?

Bank of England Backtracks on Plan to Launch Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 10:05

Bank of England Backtracks on Plan to Launch Cryptocurrency The Bank of England has dropped plans to launch its own digital currency amid concerns about its impact on the financial system.

Bank of England Has 'No Plans' to Launch Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 10:05

Bank of England Has 'No Plans' to Launch Cryptocurrency The Bank of England has dropped plans to launch its own digital currency amid concerns about its impact on the financial system.

Suspended Not Abandoned? Jeff Garzik Is Reworking the Segwit2x Code

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 09:00

Suspended Not Abandoned? Jeff Garzik Is Reworking the Segwit2x Code The code original designed for one of bitcoin's most controversial software proposals is being repurposed for a new objective.

Jeff Garzik Is Reworking the Segwit2x Code

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 09:00

Jeff Garzik Is Reworking the Segwit2x Code The code original designed for one of bitcoin's most controversial software proposals is being repurposed for a new objective.

AMA Incubator Invests $10 Million in Blockchain Health Startup

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 07:30

AMA Incubator Invests $10 Million in Blockchain Health Startup A blockchain startup received $10 million in funding from an American Medical Society backed incubator to develop a healthcare data transfer ledger.

Zuckerburg to Study Cryptocurrency in Quest to Decentralize Facebook

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 05:20

Zuckerburg to Study Cryptocurrency in Quest to Decentralize Facebook The CEO of Facebook has announced he's open to exploring blockchains and cryptocurrencies in his first public comments on the topic.

Zuckerberg to Study Cryptocurrency in Quest to Decentralize Facebook

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 05:20

Zuckerberg to Study Cryptocurrency in Quest to Decentralize Facebook The CEO of Facebook has announced he's open to exploring blockchains and cryptocurrencies in his first public comments on the topic.

Zuckerberg to Study Crypto in Quest to Fix Facebook

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 05:20

Zuckerberg to Study Crypto in Quest to Fix Facebook The CEO of Facebook has announced he's open to exploring blockchains and cryptocurrencies in his first public comments on the topic.

ICOs: The Tech Is Here, But Where Are the Standards?

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 05. 03:30

ICOs: The Tech Is Here, But Where Are the Standards? ICOs may be here to stay, but self-regulation can make all the difference for the fledgling industry, the head of Gibraltar's stock exchange argues.

Dogecoin Market Cap Hits $1 Billion, to Its Creator's Dismay

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 23:37

Dogecoin Market Cap Hits $1 Billion, to Its Creator's Dismay Dogecoin has set all-time high after a long period of stagnation. Yet the joke currency's founder worries the rally is a sign of market excess.

No New Crypto: Coinbase Squashes Exchange Listing Rumors

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 22:30

No New Crypto: Coinbase Squashes Exchange Listing Rumors In a blog post, Coinbase announced it would not be adding any new tokens to its exchange, putting to rest rumors that XRP was a candidate for listing.

CFTC to Meet On Bitcoin Futures Self-Certification Issue

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 21:39

CFTC to Meet On Bitcoin Futures Self-Certification Issue Meanwhile, the SEC and a North American securities regulation group warned investors about risks of cryptocurrency products.

$100 Billion Controversy: XRP's Surge Raises Hard Questions for Ripple

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 20:37

$100 Billion Controversy: XRP's Surge Raises Hard Questions for Ripple Ripple has a complicated relationship with its native cryptocurrency XRP, one that critics contend many recent buyers of the token may not understand.

VR Penny Stock Up 200% on Crypto Pivot Claims

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 19:25

VR Penny Stock Up 200% on Crypto Pivot Claims A VR penny stock saw 200 percent surge in stock price after announcing a shift in corporate focus to cryptocurrencies.

Ripple Fever? Other Crypto Assets Are Outpacing Its 2018 Gains

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 18:25

Ripple Fever? Other Crypto Assets Are Outpacing Its 2018 Gains Alternative cryptocurrencies have seen a notably boost, though those that are grabbing the most news don't necessarily have the largest recent gains.

Report: PBoC Quashes Bitcoin Mining Ban Rumor in China

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 17:00

Report: PBoC Quashes Bitcoin Mining Ban Rumor in China However, regulators in China reportedly plan to withdraw preferential benefits such as tax deductions and cheap electricity available to mining firms.

$1,000: Ethereum Tops Price Milestone in Market First

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 15:15

$1,000: Ethereum Tops Price Milestone in Market First Ethereum hit a new all-time high of $955 on Wednesday, just a day after it saw $900.

Coinbase to Customers: Don't Forget to Pay Taxes on Bitcoin Gains

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 14:25

Coinbase to Customers: Don't Forget to Pay Taxes on Bitcoin Gains Exchange and wallet startup Coinbase has taken to reminding its customers to pay taxes due on their cryptocurrency gains.

Bank Blockchain Integration: A Challenge Overcome

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 14:00

Bank Blockchain Integration: A Challenge Overcome It's a long road yet to mainstream blockchain use, according to Santander's head of blockchain R&D. But integration, he argues, won't be the issue.

$1K Next? Ether Price Climbs to New Record High

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 13:00

$1K Next? Ether Price Climbs to New Record High The price of ether, the native token of the ethereum platform, has hit a new all-time high over $970 and is looking upwards.

Government Think Tank to Trial Blockchain Verification in India

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 12:05

Government Think Tank to Trial Blockchain Verification in India The National Institution for Transforming India is exploring blockchain's application in education, health and other sectors.

Down But Not Out: Bitcoin Holds Onto Bullish Territory

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 11:05

Down But Not Out: Bitcoin Holds Onto Bullish Territory Bitcoin has come under pressure today amid sharp gains in alternative currencies, but the charts are showing no signs of panic.

Merrill Lynch Bans Clients from Investing in Bitcoin Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 10:00

Merrill Lynch Bans Clients from Investing in Bitcoin Fund Merrill Lynch, the brokerage arm of Bank of America, has blocked financial advisers and clients from trading in bitcoin-related investments.

Japan: The New Heart of Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 09:00

Japan: The New Heart of Bitcoin The head of one of Japan's largest bitcoin exchanges looks back at 2017, a year he believes the country became a true market leader for the industry.

Sneaky Crypto Malware Miners Are Targeting Ad Networks Next

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 07:00

Sneaky Crypto Malware Miners Are Targeting Ad Networks Next Websites and publishers need to be prepared for cryptocurrency miners slipping into ads on their sites, according to Israeli adtech firm Spotad. The company, which operates an AI-powered advertising platform for purchasing media space, recently discovered cryptocurrency mining activity on its network, a development the company claims is becoming part of wider trend. Spotad’s AI […]

Volatility: A Necessary Ingredient for Monetary and Social Transition

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 05:01

Volatility: A Necessary Ingredient for Monetary and Social Transition Cryptocurrency volatility isn't just here to stay, it's heralding the chaotic change of the blockchain future yet to come.

2017's Crypto (R)evolution Was Just the Beginning

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 04. 00:30

2017's Crypto (R)evolution Was Just the Beginning The crypto markets aren't small business anymore – here, one of the ecosystem's earliest traders recaps 2017's wild rise to the financial mainstream.

SEC Seeks Comment on CBOE Bitcoin ETF Filings

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 22:35

SEC Seeks Comment on CBOE Bitcoin ETF Filings The SEC released a filing for a proposed rule change for public comment. If implemented, the change would let Cboe launch a bitcoin ETF.

Judge Dismisses Long-Shot Bid to Overturn New York Bitcoin Law

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 20:40

Judge Dismisses Long-Shot Bid to Overturn New York Bitcoin Law The New York State Court granted a motion to dismiss a two-year one-man lawsuit that tried to overturn the existing New York bitcoin law.

Judge Dismisses Long-Shot Bid to Overturn New York Bitcoin Regulation

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 20:40

Judge Dismisses Long-Shot Bid to Overturn New York Bitcoin Regulation The New York State Court granted a motion to dismiss a two-year one-man lawsuit that tried to overturn the existing New York bitcoin law.

RBC Report: Crypto and Blockchain Could Unlock $10 Trillion Market

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 19:15

RBC Report: Crypto and Blockchain Could Unlock $10 Trillion Market A new report by a Royal Bank of Canada analyst outlines potential use cases for blockchain technologies while predicting a $10 trillion industry.

Ripple's XRP Token Sets All-Time Price High Above $3

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 17:45

Ripple's XRP Token Sets All-Time Price High Above $3 Ripple hit a new all-time-high above $3 today, up more than 200 percent from its value just a week ago.

RSK Beta Brings Ethereum-Style Smart Contracts Closer to Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 16:59

RSK Beta Brings Ethereum-Style Smart Contracts Closer to Bitcoin RSK, a much-anticipated project designed to boost bitcoin's functionality, took a step toward becoming real Tuesday with a beta launch.

ECB Official Calls for Tax on Bitcoin Transactions

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 15:10

ECB Official Calls for Tax on Bitcoin Transactions Bitcoin should be regulated and even taxed, according to a European Central Bank (ECB) governing council member.

Bitcoin Miner Sued for Securities Fraud After ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 14:00

Bitcoin Miner Sued for Securities Fraud After ICO Giga Watt, a startup that held an ICO to fund a bitcoin mining facility, is being sued for allegedly conducting an unregistered securities offering.

Bitcoin Miner Sued for Unregistered Securities After ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 14:00

Bitcoin Miner Sued for Unregistered Securities After ICO Giga Watt, a startup that held an ICO to fund a bitcoin mining facility, is being sued for allegedly conducting an unregistered securities offering.

Bitcoin Cash Is Up, But Correction May Be On Cards

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 13:30

Bitcoin Cash Is Up, But Correction May Be On Cards Despite decent gains today, bitcoin cash prices could take a hit in the short-term, technical charts suggest.

Korean Law Firm to Appeal New Bitcoin Trading Rules

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 13:00

Korean Law Firm to Appeal New Bitcoin Trading Rules A South Korean law firm has reportedly filed a constitutional appeal over upcoming regulations restricting digital currency trading.

Why Bitcoin Needs Fiat (And This Won't Change in 2018)

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 12:30

Why Bitcoin Needs Fiat (And This Won't Change in 2018) Cryptocurrency ecosystems are still dependent on the very financial system they vilify for daily support and stability, says Tim Swanson.

Bitcoin Eyes $18,000 as Tide Turns in Bulls' Favor

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 11:00

Bitcoin Eyes $18,000 as Tide Turns in Bulls' Favor Bitcoin is strongly bid today amid reports of institutional buying, and has climbed 10 percent in the last 24 hours.

'Wealth Effect' From Bitcoin Trading Could Boost Japan's GDP, Say Analysts

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 10:00

'Wealth Effect' From Bitcoin Trading Could Boost Japan's GDP, Say Analysts Analysts from Japanese financial holdings company Nomura have estimated that the rise bitcoin prices could boost Japan's economic growth.

E-Trade Financial Launches CME Bitcoin Futures Trading

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 09:00

E-Trade Financial Launches CME Bitcoin Futures Trading E-Trade Financial Corporation opened trading in bitcoin futures from CME Group Tuesday evening.

Blockchain Voting Is Here for Enterprise, But Where Are the Users?

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 08:10

Blockchain Voting Is Here for Enterprise, But Where Are the Users? Not everyone wants a more transparent financial system, as these struggling sales pitches from global CSDs make painfully obvious.

Blockchain Voting Is Here, But Where Are the Users?

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 08:10

Blockchain Voting Is Here, But Where Are the Users? Not everyone wants a more transparent financial system, as these struggling sales pitches from global CSDs make painfully obvious.

Cats Went Crypto First, Now It's Time for Consumers

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 05:09

Cats Went Crypto First, Now It's Time for Consumers CryptoKitties may have been the breakout blockchain game of 2017 – but it's just the beginning according to one of the viral sensation's creators.

Video: Two Bubbles? ShapeShift CEO Talks Crypto Market Prices

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 03. 03:00

Video: Two Bubbles? ShapeShift CEO Talks Crypto Market Prices ShapeShift? CEO Erik Voorhees sits down for a Q&A with CoinDesk on the state of the crypto markets and what's in store for 2018.

Video: $1 Million? Bitcoin Sign Guy on Why It's Not Too Late to Buy

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 23:15

Video: $1 Million? Bitcoin Sign Guy on Why It's Not Too Late to Buy The man behind one of the crypto industry's most popular memes speaks out on his philosophy toward cryptocurrency and its future.

Report: Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Bets Millions on Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 22:00

Report: Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Bets Millions on Bitcoin PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel's VC firm reportedly made hundreds of millions by putting $15 million to $20 million down on bitcoin last year.

Ethereum Foundation Announces Millions in Grants for Scaling Research

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 20:35

Ethereum Foundation Announces Millions in Grants for Scaling Research Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has announced two new subsidy programs. Teams can now apply to work on scaling proposals for the blockchain network.

Crypto Market Sets New High as Bitcoin Dominance Drops to Historic Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 18:45

Crypto Market Sets New High as Bitcoin Dominance Drops to Historic Low The cryptocurrency market sets all-time-high above $660 billion while bitcoin dominance dropped to its historic low.

New Bitcoin Cash Tech Takes Aim at Accidental Spending Issue

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 18:00

New Bitcoin Cash Tech Takes Aim at Accidental Spending Issue Bitcoin ABC, a full node implementation for bitcoin cash, released a new BCH address format to prevent funds from going to BTC addresses instead.

Egypt's Religious Leader: Crypto Trading Forbidden Under Islamic Law

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 17:00

Egypt's Religious Leader: Crypto Trading Forbidden Under Islamic Law Egypt's Islamic religious leader says the cryptocurrency trading is not legal based on the Islamic religious law.

South Korea Sets Date for Anonymous Crypto Trading Ban: Report

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 15:50

South Korea Sets Date for Anonymous Crypto Trading Ban: Report South Korea will reportedly begin implementing new regulations banning anonymous cryptocurrency exchange accounts on or around Jan. 20.

Malaysian Minister: No Bitcoin Trading Ban Planned

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 14:50

Malaysian Minister: No Bitcoin Trading Ban Planned A Malaysian finance minister has said the government will not ban cryptocurrency trading, though it will remain cautious on the technology.

Aim, Fire: Bulletproofs Is a Breakthrough for Privacy on Blockchains

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 14:00

Aim, Fire: Bulletproofs Is a Breakthrough for Privacy on Blockchains Taking the spotlight from zk-snarks, new privacy tech bulletproofs is garnering significant attention from a handful of blockchain developers.

Aim, Fire: Bulletproofs Is a Crypto Privacy Breakthrough

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 14:00

Aim, Fire: Bulletproofs Is a Crypto Privacy Breakthrough Taking the spotlight from zk-snarks, new privacy tech bulletproofs is garnering significant attention from a handful of blockchain developers.

ECB's Yves Mersch Calls Bitcoin a 'Major Threat' to Financial Stability

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 13:30

ECB's Yves Mersch Calls Bitcoin a 'Major Threat' to Financial Stability Yves Mersch has said bitcoin could pose a threat to economic stability if financial infrastructure institutions get involved with the cryptocurrency.

Over $900: Ether Starts 2018 at All-Time Price High

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 12:45

Over $900: Ether Starts 2018 at All-Time Price High The native token of the ethereum platform, ether, hit an all-time high of over $900 this morning.

Putin Investigating 'Cryptorouble' as Way to Avoid Western Sanctions

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 11:00

Putin Investigating 'Cryptorouble' as Way to Avoid Western Sanctions President Vladimir Putin has reportedly commissioned Russian officials to work on developing a national cryptocurrency dubbed the "cryptorouble."

UK Central Bank Mulls Cryptocurrency Linked To Pounds Sterling

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 10:00

UK Central Bank Mulls Cryptocurrency Linked To Pounds Sterling A research unit at the Bank of England is reportedly investigating the introduction of a cryptocurrency linked to pounds sterling.

My New Year's Resolution? Revisit Blockchain's Fundamentals

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 08:04

My New Year's Resolution? Revisit Blockchain's Fundamentals Entering what could be another growth year, author William Mougayar invites the blockchain industry to take a step back and remember the basics.

2018's Resolution? Revisit Blockchain's Fundamentals

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 02. 08:04

2018's Resolution? Revisit Blockchain's Fundamentals Entering what could be another growth year, author William Mougayar invites the blockchain industry to take a step back and remember the basics.

What Do We Do With All This Money?

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2018. Jan. 02. 05:01

What Do We Do With All This Money? All dressed up and nowhere to go? VC Wendy Schadeck argues this may be the problem for funding-rich ICO projects as they enter 2018.

Video: Joe Lubin on Building One of Blockchain's Biggest Startups

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 01. 18:55

Video: Joe Lubin on Building One of Blockchain's Biggest Startups The impact of blockchain may be in the future, but entrepreneur and investor Joe Lubin is blazing a path today. Here's his take on the industry today.

Video: How ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees Makes Sense of Crypto Assets

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 01. 17:01

Video: How ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees Makes Sense of Crypto Assets Think all crypto assets are cryptocurrencies? ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees breaks down how he sees the evolving taxonomy of the blockchain industry.

Video: Bitcoin or Litecoin? Charlie Lee on Which Crypto Had a Better 2017

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2018. Jan. 01. 15:30

Video: Bitcoin or Litecoin? Charlie Lee on Which Crypto Had a Better 2017 Litecoin's creator sits down for a Q&A on the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, talking bitcoin scaling, ICOs and where the industry is headed.

Video: Bitcoin Sign Guy Tells All About Infamous Janet Yellen Photobomb

CoinDesk

2018. Jan. 01. 14:40

Video: Bitcoin Sign Guy Tells All About Infamous Janet Yellen Photobomb The man behind the sign steps into the light to talk about bitcoin's philosophy, its future and just what he was doing in D.C. that day.