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Oceans Apart: Crypto Regulation in the US and EU

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team.The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a...

Cardano Price Momentum Sours Following Bearish Bitcoin Trend

Even though everyone knew a next wave of bearish momentum would materialize eventually, some currencies are getting battered rather severely. The Cardano price has already lost...

Bitcoin could crash below $1,000. This is what I think Warren Buffett would do

Here’s how I think Warren Buffet would react to the continued decline in the Bitcoin price.

Invast Enters HK, Brokers Prepare for Brexit: Best of the Week

Find out what the most interesting news stories in the FX and crypto industries were this past week.

Bitcoin ATMs Now Number Over 4,000 Worldwide Despite Crypto Price Drop

Rather than carrying around cash and cards, you can just tap your phone to pay. Currently, the three most established systems are from Apple, Samsung and Google. Mobile payment...

Total Value of Bitcoin Sent to Darknet Markets Increased by 70% in 2018: Report

During last year the value of Bitcoin (BTC) sent to darknet markets increased by 70 percent, according to a Chainalysis report published on Jan. 18.The Chainalysis report points...

Ethereum’s Constantinople Fork Won’t Occur For Another few Weeks

This week has not been overly positive for Ethereum enthusiasts. It would appear the promised Constantinople hard fork will be postponed until late February or even early March....

CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economic Data Is Now Accessible on GitHub

Nolan Bauerle is research director at CoinDesk.For more data and insights, visit the CoinDesk Crypto-Economics Explorer. Starting today, CoinDesk will use GitHub to help...

The Impact of SEC Regulation and the Crypto Bear Market on Ethereum

Way back in June 2017, it was beginning to look inevitable that the flippening would occur and Ethereum would take over the top spot of cryptocurrency market caps. With smart...

Why ‘Mainstream Adoption’ Is an Unfair Success Metric for Dapps

Coleman Maher is the head of partnerships at Origin Protocol, a blockchain platform for peer-to-peer marketplaces. You can follow him on Twitter @colemansmaher.The following is an...

Forget Bitcoin! I think this asset could be king in 2019

This asset could be worth holding over the coming months.

Litecoin Price Responds Kindly to Lightning Network and OpenBazaar News

Although few people expected bullish cryptocurrency market momentum this weekend, the reality can work out in funny ways. All major markets go through a revival of sorts, which is...

Still own Bitcoin? Read this now

Bitcoin has dropped from the headlines, but holders should be aware of recent developments.

ICOs Raised $160 Million in First Half of January, Report Says

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) completed in the first half of January have raised around $160 million. The figure was provided in a report by ICO rating service ICObench shared with...

How BlockEx Went from $24 Million ICO to Layoffs in Less Than a Year

BlockEx's treasury couldn't stop taking hits in 2018 – and for the London-based startup, it has meant significant delays, scaled-back ambitions and layoffs.CEO Adam Leonard...

Linux-Targeting Cryptojacking Malware Disables Cloud-Based Security Measures: Report

A new cryptojacking malware has the ability to disable cloud-based security measures to avoid detection on Linux servers, research by information security company Palo Alto...

How BlockEx Went From a $24 Million ICO to Layoffs in Less Than a Year

BlockEx's treasury couldn't stop taking hits in 2018 – and for the London-based startup, it has meant significant delays, scaled-back ambitions and layoffs.CEO Adam Leonard...

Bexplus Trader Expert Sharing: Which Investment in Bitcoin can Make Profits?

At this time last year, Bitcoin was reaching its all-time high price. However, the whole year past, its price declined by 80% since then. BTC speculators or investors don’t seem to...

OECD Calls for ‘Delicate Balance’ in Global ICO Regulation

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has stated that global regulators should work together to facilitate the development of initial coin offerings...

Overstock’s Patrick Byrne Says tZERO Will Launch Next Week

Overstock.com’s long-awaited tZERO security token trading platform will go live by the end of next week, CEO Patrick Byrne said Friday.Byrne told CoinDesk the company is...

OECD: ICOs Have Financing Benefits But Aren’t a Mainstream Option

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) thinks initial coin offerings (ICOs) may become a useful financing tool for small and medium-sized businesses...

Daily bitcoin transactions on darknet markets doubled throughout 2018: report

By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) - Use of bitcoin as a form of payment doubled in 2018 on darknet market sites, where users can buy anything from illegal drugs to fake IDs, even...

Former French Central Bank Chief Joins Blockchain Startup Board

Christian Noyer, former governor of the Banque De France and a prominent French economist, is now a member of the board of directors of blockchain startup SETL, the company...

Buy Bitcoin at Thousands of Stores at Coinstar Kiosks

A Bitcoin ATM company based in the US has announced a partnership with a major multi-national coin-counting company to enable users to buy Bitcoin (BTC) at thousands of kiosks in...

Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

Ethereum core developers have proposed activating Constantinople – a planned system-wide upgrade that was called off earlier this week – in late February.Also called a...

OECD: ICOs Have Business Financing Benefits But Aren’t a Mainstream Option

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) thinks initial coin offerings (ICOs) may become a useful financing tool for small and medium-sized businesses...

Thai Stock Exchange Plans to Launch a Token Trading Platform

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is looking to capitalize on investor interest in cryptos by offering a new digital assets exchange.According to a report from Bangkok Post on...

Bitcoin Inches Up as Thai Stock Exchange Considers Crypto Exchange

Investing.com - Cryptocurrency prices were mixed on Friday, extending an unusually long period of low volatility. Bitcoin rose 0.24% to $3,599.00 as of 7:48 AM ET (12:48 GMT) on...

This Malware Has a Worrying Trick to Mine Monero on Cloud Servers

A recently observed form of malware uses a concerning new trick to avoid detection and mine cryptocurrency on cloud servers.Two researchers, Xingyu Jin and Claud Xiao, from...

You’ll Soon Be Able To Buy Bitcoin at the Grocery Store

Coinstar change machines add a new offering.

Bitcoin Price Consolidation May Have Weakened Bear Case

Bitcoin's eight-day stretch of consolidation looks to have weakened the prospects of a drop back to December lows near $3,100.The leading cryptocurrency by market value has been...

Grayscale Adds Stellar as Latest Cryptocurrency Investment Trust

Digital currency investment group Grayscale confirmed it had successfully launched its latest fund, dedicated to Stellar’s Lumens (XLM) token, in a tweet Jan. 17.Grayscale,...