I’m writing from the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Known to sympathizers simply as Rojava – meaning West – the predominantly Kurdish region revolted against the Syrian regime in 2012 and achieved its de-facto autonomy as a result. Since then, it has pioneered a new political model named democratic confederalism, which due to its stateless, […]
Cboe’s suspension of bitcoin futures highlights a mistake we’re all making when it comes to institutional involvement, argues Noelle Acheson.
Lightning Labs’ Alex Bosworth talks about how the lightning network provides bitcoin’s best hope for becoming the payments network of the future.
The crypto space has split into three different areas, and the term “crypto” no longer applies to all of them, argues Tim Enneking.
A group of Mt. Gox creditors has warned of a market risk to forks of bitcoin in a draft plan for the collapsed exchange’s civil rehabilitation.
Hedge fund and predictions market startup Numerai just closed an $11 million round led by Paradigm and Placeholder.
Six banks have signed up to issue stablecoins through World Wire, an IBM network built on the Stellar blockchain.
Crypto custody is more complex than most of us realize, explains Noelle Acheson. Caution is wise, even if it slows institutional involvement.
There’s a lot of overlap between bitcoiners and body hackers. CoinDesk editor Bailey Reutzel traveled to Austin, Texas to explore that crossroads and become a bitcoin holding (literally) cyborg.
An experiment pushing the boundaries of crypto payments, bitcoin’s Lightning Torch is suffering liquidity issues due to its success.
The SEC is visiting cities around the U.S. to meet with crypto startups about token offerings and solicit feedback on existing regulations.
Ethereum’s ProgPoW proposal may appear to minimize the ASIC advantage, but it isn’t as democratizing as claimed, argue Dovey Wan and Martina Long.
Upon first examination, JPM coin is an exciting Wall Street development, but the reality is more complicated, writes Kadena’s Ben Jessel.
Swiss stock exchange operator Six Group has selected R3’s Corda Enterprise blockchain platform for the security token market it is building.
A new security token trading venture is coming out of stealth mode with a novel strategy to help small U.S. companies go public at a lower cost.
You’re not sure where it will end up exactly or who will actually read it. But you type up a message, pay a couple of cents in bitcoin and click the “send” button. Your message zips through space – yes, space – then is broadcast out of a satellite, blanketing the world. The result? A […]
Bitcoin miners in China are betting that abundant water this summer will make their business profitable again.
Deloitte’s Randy Wilson looks at the challenges for blockchain consortia, and offers advice on how to overcome them.
As stablecoins see greater capital inflows and adoption, regulators will likely take a harder look at their compliance status.