Sex Workers Are Using Crypto to Save for Retirement

MelissaSweet1, a camgirl in Arizona, started accepting cryptocurrency as payment for her erotic webcam performances three years ago. But usually, she would promptly convert it into fiat. Until last year...
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The Top 5 Ethereum Dapps By Daily Active Users




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From the mists of ideation, a first wave of ethereum dapps is starting to emerge. Launched in 2015 with the promise that developers could use its technology as a "secure...
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How Blockchain Can Finally Fulfill Its Promise in Global Payments

Julio Faura is the head of blockchain R&D at Santander. There has been much debate about the potential benefits of blockchain technology to improve the world of payments -- particularly...
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4 Projects Seeking to Solve Ethereum's Privacy Paradox

Ethereum is transparent to the core. Much like bitcoin, the platform uses this transparency as part of its security – with it in some ways ensuring that users cannot fake...
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The Yes Votes Are In: EOS Blockchain to Launch Imminently

The launch of the EOS blockchain has been a giant experiment in remote self-organization. Tonight, it took a big leap forward. As anticipated, candidates for the role of validators or...
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The Crypto Community Isn't Sad or Surprised By R3's Reported Woes

Distributed ledger startup R3 is reportedly running low on cash – and judging by the social media response, the crypto-community isn't showing much sympathy. Fortune reported Thursday that R3 is...
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Bank of Italy Official: Central Banks Not Ready to Issue Digital Currencies

Central banks aren't ready – at least in the short-term – to handle the implications of launching wholly digital currencies, the deputy governor of the Bank of Italy said Thursday....
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Inside the Sprawling (Ongoing) Vote That Will Decide When EOS Launches

Almost one week after initiating, one of the largest, strangest experiments in global crypto governance hesitated as it neared its culmination. While EOS, a new blockchain created by Block.One, which...
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Another Investor Lawsuit Claims XRP Is a Security

Distributed ledger startup Ripple has been named in yet another lawsuit tied to the XRP cryptocurrency, court records show. Investor Vladi Zakinov filed a class action lawsuit on Tuesday, naming Ripple...
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Moscow Stock Exchange to Publish ICO Data

The Moscow Exchange (MOEX) is planning to share information about initial coin offerings (ICOs), CEO Alexander Afanasiev told Reuters Friday. The exchange is currently developing a platform for publishing token...
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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hit With Bill After Tax Investigation Ends

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has been found not guilty of tax evasion, but now faces a massive tax bill, according to reports. The country's National Tax Service launched an...
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Mizuho Financial's Blockchain Lead Is Leaving the Firm

The blockchain lead at Mizuho Financial Group has revealed he is leaving the firm, according to an internal email obtained by CoinDesk. Ikuma Ueno, senior digital strategist at the Japanese banking...
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Mastercard Patent Would Put Credit Cards on a Public Blockchain

Payments giant Mastercard is exploring the use of public blockchains in securely verifying payment cards at the point of sale, public documents show. According to a patent application  filed with...
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Which Way? Bitcoin's Low Volatility May Force Big Move


Bitcoin has been squeezed into an increasingly narrow range for more than two weeks and is now experiencing volatility not seen for eight months. As a result, it's looking likely...
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Search Giant Baidu Is Launching a Blockchain Space Game

Chinese search giant Baidu revealed on Friday that it is launching a native blockchain game, just days after it revealed a proprietary platform called SuperChain. Dubbed Du Yuzhou – which...
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Binance, NEO Lead $12 Million Investment In AngelList Crypto Spin-Off Republic

Invented to democratize access to funding, it could be argued the crypto token hasn't quite lived up to its goal. Already gone are the days when any investor could get...
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Quebec Halts Crypto Mining Approvals Pending New Restrictions

Quebec has issued a moratorium on new cryptocurrency mining operations in a bid to give officials time to develop new restrictions and potentially increase energy costs, Reuters reported Thursday. The...
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Alibaba Affiliate to Boost Blockchain Development After $14 Billion Raise

Ant Financial, the payment affiliate of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, announced on Friday it has raised $14 billion in a Series C round funding, which will be used to further...
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Blockchain's Once-Feared 51% Attack Is Now Becoming Regular

Monacoin, bitcoin gold, zencash, verge and now, litecoin cash. At least five cryptocurrencies have recently been hit with an attack that used to be more theoretical than actual, all in...
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Registration for Dfinity's 'Biggest Airdrop Ever' Is Closing Soon

The registration period for what one startup claims to be the largest airdrop ever will come to a close on Friday. "Decentralized cloud" company Dfinity announced its token distribution plans...
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