China's State Media Takes Aim at Crypto Trading, ICOs

China's state-owned news agency appears to be stepping up rhetoric on over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trading and overseas initial coin offerings (ICOs), calling the blockchain use cases attempts to bypass domestic...
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Into the Dark Pool: $30 Million ICO Could Pave Way for Huge Crypto Trades

The term dark pool might sound ominous, but investors think building one could prove to be a boon for the crypto market. Announced today, Republic Protocol has officially completed an...
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IMF Chief Lagarde: Global Cryptocurrency Regulation Is 'Inevitable'

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has stated that international regulatory action on cryptocurrencies is "inevitable." Lagarde, who is the managing director of the international organization that aims...
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UK Government Websites Hit By Crypto Mining Malware

U.K. government websites and more than 4,000 others worldwide have reportedly been exploited by malware that harnesses visitors' computers to mine cryptocurrency. According to BBC , the incident was first revealed...
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Abu Dhabi Markets Watchdog Mulls Crypto Exchange Regulations

Abu Dhabi's markets regulator is considering drawing up a supervisory framework for cryptocurrency exchange operations. In an announcement  Sunday, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market...
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Bullish Signs Above $8K: Has Bitcoin Turned the Corner?



Bitcoin clocked six-day highs above $9,000 over the weekend, but a long-term bull market revival may not be on the cards, yet. Having clocked a high of $9,070.64 on Saturday,...
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T-Mobile's Blockchain Work Is Quietly Coming Together

T-Mobile has been quietly toiling away on an enterprise blockchain solution for months, and it looks primed to make a big reveal soon. The telecom giant's interest in blockchain was most...
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7 Trends Shaping the Evolving ICO Economy

Sure, there were white papers, prototypes and theories, but in the land of ICOs, 2017 was largely about one thing – money – and lots of it. Entering 2018, those...
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DJ Gareth Emery Wants to Be Crypto Rich (For a Cause)

Strobes pulsed through fog as a tightly packed audience sought to get a shot of the DJ. Revered for his contributions to electronic dance music, Gareth  Emery  was in the...
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Bitcoin Sets Six-Day High Above $9K (Then Dips Again)


Bitcoin (BTC) is trimming gains, having set a six-day high above the $9,000 mark early Saturday, according to CoinDesk's Bitcon Price Index (BPI). The cryptocurrency ran into bids at $8,608.62...
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SEC Denies FOIA Request on Controversial Tezos ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has denied a request for information regarding the Tezos blockchain project, citing an exemption typically applied to records gathered for law enforcement activities....
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Nvidia CEO Says Cryptocurrency Is 'Not Going to Go Away'

"Crypto is a real thing — it’s not going to go away." So says Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive of graphics card maker Nvidia, which yesterday posted its fourth-quarter results for...
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Russian Scientists Arrested for Crypto Mining at Nuclear Lab

Reports suggested that several scientists working at a Russian nuclear weapons research facility have been arrested for mining cryptocurrencies at the site. Reports from Interfax and the BBC indicate that...
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Ethereum Devs Call for Public Debate on Fund Recovery

Ethereum's more senior developers are calling for a public debate over what steps, if any, should be taken at the software level to return funds lost in high-profile hacks and...
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New Jersey Issues Cease-and-Desist to Crypto Investment Firm

New Jersey regulators have sent a cease-and-desist letter to an online cryptocurrency investment site, alleging that the company is fraudulently offering securities in the state. The state's Bureau of Securities, along...
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Arizona Moves One Step Closer to Accepting Bitcoin for Taxes

The Arizona Senate has passed a bill that aims to allow residents in the state to pay their taxes with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. As previously reported by CoinDesk, last...
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French, German Finance Ministers Call for G20 Crypto Discussion

Senior officials from France and Germany are calling for the G20 group of nations to discuss cooperative action on cryptocurrencies ahead of a summit next month. In a letter addressed...
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Lesser-Known LSK Was Crypto's Big Weekly Winner







The cryptocurrency markets are at last witnessing solid two-way business after a rough week across the markets. The market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies fell 40 percent to $276 billion on...
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Why Crypto Needs to Start Taking SpankChain Seriously

On New Year's Day, Giselle Palmer, scantily clad, turned on her webcam, and started her sexy show. Offhandedly she told her hundreds of viewers that she had studied computer science...
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India's Tax Department Is Sending Notices to Crypto Investors

An Indian tax official has said that gains from cryptocurrency investment are subject to tax liability and that it will seek those trying to avoid paying up. During an event...
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