Bitcoin

Bitcoin has hit a record high. Here's what that actually means

Bitcoin recently surged to a record high of over $1,200. But the currency’s workings still remain a mystery to many. Here's what you need to</i> …

Cryptocurrency

China preparing to launch blockchain-based cryptocurrency

China is forging ahead to be the first country to offer its own digital cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology following successful …

China

What Corporates Really Think Of Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain may have more potential to disrupt corporate finance than actual bitcoin does, but that doesn’t mean cryptocurrencies are entirely ignored …

Banking

Ethereum Price Rises as Corporations Move In

Ethereum’s price rose 7% over the past 24 hours, continuing an apparent up-trend, increasing to $14.50, up from around $10 at the beginning of the …

Dash’s Break to #4 Crypto Position Explained By Its Cashing In On Bitcoin’s Consumer Problems

Dash price’ meteoric rise seems to have attracted more investor interest as well as a significant spike in user numbers and business partnerships.<p>At …

Cryptocurrency

Overtaking Banking in the Race to Blockchain

<i>Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and is a member of CoinDesk's product team.</i><p><i>The</i> …

FinTech

JPMorgan, Microsoft, Intel and others form new blockchain alliance

NEW YORK: JPMorgan Chase & Co , Microsoft Corp , Intel Corp and more than two dozen other companies have teamed up to develop standards and …

European Economic Area

Bitcoin Mempool Spikes Again As Capacity Nears, SegWit Support Grows

Bitcoin’s unprocessed transaction pool size spiked again last week, prompting fears the network is nearing operational capacity.

Chamber of Digital Commerce and Structured Finance Industry Group partner for blockchain securitisation

The Chamber of Digital Commerce will unveil Blockchain in Securitization White Paper at SFIG 2017 in Las Vegas.<p>Washington DC-based Chamber of Digital …

FinTech

R3 CEV Says That Its Corda Product is a Distributed Ledger and Not a Blockchain

R3 has published a revealing blog post about Corda, a financial grade distributed ledger inspired by the benefits of blockchain systems, setting the …

FinTech

Big Banks Turn to Bitcoin Tracking in Fight Against Human Trafficking

A shift occurred in the summer of 2015 that sent modern-day slavers flocking to bitcoin.<p>Following pressure from Illinois law enforcement, Visa and …

Human Trafficking

Making Bitcoin Hack Proof? No Point Says John McAfee

Last week Bucharest hosted d10e, the leading conference on decentralization. John McAfee, a cybersecurity legend and a CEO of MGT Capital …

Security

New Member Monax to Bring Ethereum Tech to Hyperledger Consortium

Blockchain startup Monax has joined Hyperledger, the Linux Foundation-led open-source consortium building a wide-range of enterprise-grade solutions …

DTCC Moves to Next Stage of Digital Asset Blockchain Trial

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has completed the first leg of a post-trade distributed ledger trial conducted in partnership with …

FinTech

New Guidelines Give Bitcoin Startups In The Philippines 'A Fighting Chance'

The World Bank has said the Philippine government needs to convert economic growth into more jobs for ordinary Filipinos so as to succeed in reducing widespread poverty. But some tech startups see virtual currencies as key to improving financial inclusion as well. (Photo credit: JAY …

FinTech

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/27/2017 - Signs of Rally Exhaustion?

<b>Bitcoin Price Key Highlights</b><p>Bitcoin price is still moving inside its uptrend channel visible on longer-term time frames.<br>• Price is currently testing …

Stocks

BIS Report: DLT 'Promising' But 'A Long Way Off'

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has released a new report on blockchains and distributed ledger technology.<p>Described as an an analytical …

FinTech

Bloq Buys Blockchain Analytics Firm Skry in First Acquisition

Blockchain analytics startup Skry has been acqui-hired by Bloq, the firm has announced.<p>Though few details have been initially disclosed, the deal was …

Startups

Africans Learn To Separate Onecoin, Scamcoins From Bitcoin

African authorities need to differentiate between Onecoin and Bitcoin, as well as other cryptocurrencies, rather than always place them together when …

Africa

Citi Returns as Title Sponsor for Consensus 2017

CoinDesk is delighted to welcome Citi back as a title sponsor for Consensus 2017, our third annual blockchain technology summit.<p>As one of the largest …

FinTech

Italian Senator Claims Mafia Uses Bitcoin for Gambling, Money Laundering

Italy is known for pizza, spaghetti and, unfortunately, for its mafia. The mafia is a criminal world that controls the Italian drugs trade, …

Cryptocurrency

Canada’s Securities Watchdog Seeks Blockchain Firms for Startup 'Sandbox'

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the country’s top securities regulatory, is launching a new fintech “sandbox” program aimed at …

FinTech

How to Avoid Losses When Bitcoin Price Goes Up and Down

This essay is an updated chapter from Luis Buenaventura’s Reinventing Remittances with Bitcoin, available for free in e-book and print form now.<p>If …

Financial Markets Expert: Blockchain Will Eliminate Cash

Dr. Philippa (“Pippa”) Malmgren, the founder of DPRM Group, a London-based company that helps companies, investors and policymakers better understand …

FinTech

EDCON Highlights: Ethereum Drives Forward

<b>The EDCON conference, an annual event focused on development within cryptocurrency and Ethereum in particular, came to a conclusion February 18.</b> …

Mining

Coin Dance Adds Bitcoin Volume Tracking For Several New National Currencies

<b>A lot of people rely on the Coin Dance charts to check weekly bitcoin trading volumes. The platform tracks LocalBitcoins, Paxful, and BitSquare</b> …

Stegoseed

<b>James Stanley, a Bristol-based software developer, has developed a tool that steganographically encodes Bitcoin wallet seeds. Stegoseed essentially</b> …

Digital TV Players Eye Blockchain to Block Facebook, Google

Most Popular<p>Advertisers and publishers could get help from Bitcoin technology.<p>The idea of using blockchain to handle digital ad transactions is …

Advertising

Rental Marketplace Portion Uses Bitcoin and Smart Assets - Bitcoin News

<b>Portion is an upcoming decentralized marketplace built on Bitcoin’s blockchain. Using Portion’s smart asset tags, users will be able to earn bitcoins</b> …

Looking for a USA bitcoin casino - Check out BitcoinCasino.us

<b>Finding a United States online bitcoin casino has long been an impossible task</b>, but that’s not true anymore. BitcoinCasino.us, which launched this …