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How to Explore Blockchain

Arno Laeven is a strategy and innovation consultant at Laeven Consult, and the former blockchain lead for global healthcare giant Philips. In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Laeven offers his advice for organi......

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'Scam Free' Gambling on Ethereum? Regulators Might Not Be Ready

slots, casinoA world without gambling scams – that's just the latest big idea being tested on the ethereum blockchain. While much of the news lately has been on the platform's increasing enterprise us......

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Follow the Leader: Analyzing Cryptocurrency Price Correlations

boats, followIs there a correlation between the price movements of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and crypto assets? The answer to that question varies quite a bit based on which asset – and which tim......

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This Bitcoin Botnet is Vying to Be Future of Secure IoT

Strong claims need strong proof, so when the founders of NeuroMesh described their bitcoin-based product as an "unhackable botnet", there were a lot of questions to be asked. Still, the claim has already been backed by......

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Charts: Determining the Ideal Block Size for Bitcoin

Willy Woo is an entrepreneur, investor, trader and cryptocurrency enthusiast. In this guest piece, Woo weighs in on the block size, analyzing the charts to offer a novel take on bitcoin's ......

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A Winklevoss ETF Reboot? Analysts See Uphill Battle Ahead

runners, stairsA decision by a major exchange to fight the SEC rejection of a proposed bitcoin ETF has little chance of success, according to analysts polled by CoinDesk. Bats BZX Exchange, one of the largest U......

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Bitcoin Support Weakens As Price Drops Below $1,000

Bitcoin prices fell below $1,000 this morning as support for the digital currency waned. Prices had hit a low of $969.35 by the time of reporting, having started the session at an average of $1,029.95, CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI......

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Alibaba Turns to Blockchain in Fight Against Food Fraud

european, marketChina-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has teamed up with PwC to develop a system to reduce food fraud using blockchain tech. The Alibaba Australia project, which also includes AusPost and nutritional supplement maker Blackmores as partners,......

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Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Developers Aren't Worrying About a Fork

stress ball, darkAmidst one of the more turbulent phases of bitcoin's two-year scaling debate, calm and collected might not seem like adjectives you'd use to describe bitcoin developers. After all, now that a sizeable num......

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Hyperledger Bond Trading Platform Goes Open Source

imageA bond trading platform built on top of Hyperledger's Sawtooth Lake distributed ledger was made open source this week, alongside a release of a demo of the technology. The project, first announced in September 2016......

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Bitcoin Core Roadmap Unveils Signature Optimization Plan

caligraphy, writingBitcoin Core developers released a new technology roadmap today that charts the project's planned transition from its current digital signature algorithm to a more advanced alternative. If implemented, the proposal would find 'Schnorr signatures' rep......

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Report: Bitcoin Social Media Scams Are On the Rise

The rise in popularity and price of bitcoin has led to greater instances of scams perpetrated through social media, according to a new report. Released by ZeroFOX, the report categorizes these new ......

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Ripple Prices Surge to 4-Month High

The price of XRP, the cryptocurrency of the Ripple network, surged overnight, climbing to its highest total in more than four months. XRP reached as much as $0.008288 at 16:44 UTC on Coin......

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A Major Bitcoin Scaling Meeting Could Take Place This May

chairs, meeting roomA small group of bitcoin industry leaders, developers and miners are planning to discuss the digital currency's development roadmap at an invite-only meeting in May. A notice of the gathering, as well as a list of potential g......

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Web Browser Brave to Launch ICO for Ethereum Ad Token

Paying attention to online ads can be tiresome, as the growth in ad-blocking software will attest. To tackle the issue, the web browser Brave today revealed a new way to incentivize......

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Storj to Migrate Decentralized Storage Service to Ethereum Blockchain

cardboard, movingAtlanta-based Storj Labs has announced that it intends to move its decentralized storage service to the ethereum blockchain. Long based on the Counterparty protocol, a top-level software that runs on the bitcoin blockchain, the ......

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Bitcoin Unlimited Nodes Recover After Second Bug Exploit

Bitcoin Unlimited nodes that went offline following a denial-of-service attack on Tuesday are now functioning normally again, according to online data sources. The issue, the second of its kind this month, was linked to a bug in the al......

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Fork Fallout? A Bitcoin Split Could Become a Legal Mess

wires, messShould the bitcoin network suddenly split into rival networks, those negatively impacted in a shake-up may be unable to turn to courts for recourse. In conversation with CoinDesk, legal experts discussed t......

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Coinbase Receives Approval To Trade Ether and Litecoin in New York

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has just received approval to offer trading of litecoin and ether in New York state. As a result, the startup has become the first business to provide litecoin trading to customers in New York and ju......

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Bats Exchange is Fighting the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Rejection

legalBats BZX Exchange has filed a petition to review a decision by the SEC to reject a bitcoin investment vehicle proposed by investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. Filed on 17th March, the move is the first......

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