Bitcoin Cash Outpaces Crypto Consolidation with 20% Spike

The top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization look to be consolidating today, generally trading flat to positive below yesterday's highs. Currently, the total market capitalization of all currencies is $380...
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Cryptocurrency Tops EU Watchdog's 2018 Agenda

The European Union's top securities watchdog has indicated that cryptocurrencies will be one of its top priorities in 2018. In its latest supervisory work agenda released on Feb. 7, the...
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Japanese Regulators to Increase Crypto Exchange Inspections

Japan's financial watchdog is reportedly planning to conduct more on-site inspections of domestic cryptocurrency exchanges. According to a report from Nikkei , the country's Financial Services Agency (FSA) is looking...
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Bull Case Strengthens? Bitcoin Stays Bid Above $8K


Bitcoin's quick recovery from a minor wobble during Asian trading hours has strengthened its bull-case scenario, technical charts indicate As of writing, CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) is at $8,165...
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Bitcoin Jumps Over 20 Percent as Crypto Markets Regain Poise

Cryptocurrencies are trading in the green today after a tumultuous seven days. In the last 24 hours, the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies has increased 25 percent to $352...
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Ethereum Users Are Losing Money and Devs Don't Quite Know What to Do

Ethereum is once again at a familiar crossroads. As the price of its cryptocurrency ether has soared (and then corrected) in 2018, one thing has remained constant – users continue...
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IBM-Maersk Blockchain Project Adds Logistics Provider Agility

Agility, a global third-party logistics provider, has joined IBM and Maersk's blockchain collaboration, the companies announced Tuesday. As previously reported by CoinDesk, IBM and Maersk revealed their global trade digitization...
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The Downside of Tracking Bitcoin on the Blockchain

Marc Hochstein is the managing editor of CoinDesk. The views expressed here are his own, so don't blame his co-workers. The following article originally appeared in  CoinDesk Weekly , a custom-curated...
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Canadian Official Wants Google to Ban Ads for Crypto, ICOs

A senior investigator at the Manitoba Securities Commission in Canada has said that the country's regulators are "very pleased" with social media giant Facebook's decision to ban ads for bitcoin and...
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Sigh of Relief? Crypto Reacts to US Senate Hearing Remarks

"Bullish." "A sigh of relief." These were just some of the comments that came from industry observers in the wake of a hearing held Tuesday by the U.S. Senate Committee...
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$8K Again? Bitcoin Is Up Nearly $2K from Today's Low

Bitcoin jumped almost $2,000 from its intraday low Tuesday, making up some of the losses it sustained from 2018's January correction. As of press time, bitcoin was trading around $7,900,...
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There'd Be No DLT Without Bitcoin, Says CFTC Chief

"It's important to remember that if there were no bitcoin, there would be no distributed ledger technology." That was the response from Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo...
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CFTC Chair: 'We're Used To' Volatile Assets Like Bitcoin

As might be expected, Tuesday's Senate hearing on cryptocurrency regulation touched on an oft-discussed facet of digital assets: their price volatility. Appearing before the Senate Banking Committee, Securities and Exchange...
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SEC Chief Clayton: 'Every ICO I've Seen Is a Security'

Concerns about initial coin offerings among U.S. regulators and lawmakers were on full display during a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday. "I believe every ICO I’ve seen is a security,"...
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Economist Roubini: 'Crypto Crazies' Are 'Cyber Terrorists'

Nouriel Roubini, the former Clinton administration economist nicknamed "Dr. Doom" due to his prediction of the 2008 financial collapse, resumed his criticism of cryptocurrencies on Twitter Tuesday. Just prior to...
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Venezuela's Cryptocurrency Plans Draw Ire at US Senate Hearing

Venezuela's controversial plan to create an oil-backed cryptocurrency ignited debate and discussion at a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday. Held by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, which...
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New Regulation for Crypto? Senate Hearing Sees Debate

"We may be back with our friends from the U.S. Treasury and the Fed to ask for additional legislation." So said Jay Clayton, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and...
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BIS Chief Slams Bitcoin As Ponzi Scheme and Threat to Central Banks

The head of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has blasted bitcoin as "a combination of a bubble, a Ponzi scheme" and, due to the energy consumption required for mining...
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Warren Buffet's Railroad Firm Joins Blockchain Alliance

BNSF Railway, a major U.S. freight railroad network owned by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway, has become the latest member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). Announcing the news on Feb. 5,...
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Taiwan Official: Government Should Prepare for Crypto Collapse

A senior Taiwanese official is urging the government to prepare policies to tackle the potential impact of cryptocurrencies on the island's financial stability. Speaking at a seminar, hosted on Feb....
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