Former Trump Advisor Gary Cohn Joins Blockchain Startup

Gary Cohn, a former chief economic advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, has just joined a blockchain startup. Spring Labs, a firm developing a blockchain network for sharing financial data, said in...

Crypto Assets Don’t Pose Threat to Financial Stability Today, Says FSB

Cryptocurrencies and digital assets are not currently a threat to global financial stability, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) states in a report published Wednesday. Titled "Crypto-asset markets: Potential channels for future financial...

Liquid Goes Live: Blockstream’s First Bitcoin Sidechain Has Finally Arrived

Three years in the making, bitcoin's first sidechain "Liquid" is now live. Launched by San Francisco startup Blockstream, Liquid is arguably the most advanced implementation of a technology called sidechains that's long...

BMW-Backed Blockchain Competition Offers Token Prizes for Auto Tech

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) has launched a development "tournament" to explore how vehicles will communicate, co-operate and transact in the smart cities of the near-future. The 4-month MOBI Grand Challenge...

2017 to Today: Ethereum Predictions Are Aging (But Not Well)

Alex Sunnarborg is a founding member of Tetras Capital Partners, LLC, an investment manager focused on investing in crypto assets. Eighteen months ago, CoinDesk sent a survey to its readers asking for...

1Broker Says Bitcoin Futures Site Will Start Processing Withdrawals Thursday

Bitcoin futures firm 1Broker, which has been charged with violating a number of U.S. securities laws, has announced that it would reopen withdrawals on Thursday. The trading platform, which was accused of...

One Big Backer Is Propping Up Media Startup Civil’s Struggling ICO

The token sale for Civil, the ConsenSys-backed company putting journalism on the blockchain, has brought in $1.34 million toward its $8 million minimum, according to a transparency report released today...

A War-Torn Country in Syria Will Use Crypto to Power an Anarchist State

A region home to 4 million people in Northern Syria is looking to cryptocurrency as a way to overcome economic sanctions. Rojava, also known as the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, has...

Bitcoin Drops $400 in 30 Minutes As Price Volatility Returns

Bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, dropped 4.77 percent on Thursday, pushing prices well below $6,400 for the first time in weeks. At 00:58 UTC, just after Wednesday's close, the...

Zaif Crypto Exchange Reveals Takeover In New Hack Refund Plan

Tech Bureau, the firm behind the Japanese crypto exchange Zaif, has revealed a new plan to compensate users after a major hack last month. Tech Bureau said in a release Wednesday that it had...

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Bitcoin Price Surges 4% as Crypto Exchange BitMEX Initiates Maintenance

Bitcoin Price Surges 4% as Crypto Exchange BitMEX Initiates Maintenance Over the past 12 hours, the Bitcoin price has increased by more than 4 percent,...

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