Ethereum's Vision for Apps Is Only Growing Bolder

Borderless, permissionless and free from coercion. That's the dream underlying web 3.0, in which unstoppable, decentralized applications ( dapps ) combine with web 2.0 technology, eventually corroding the power structures...
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Singapore Airlines' Blockchain-Based Loyalty Program Takes Off

Singapore Airlines has officially launched its blockchain-based loyalty program for frequent customers. KrisPay, a digital wallet developed in partnership with KPMG and Microsoft, allows Singapore Airlines customers to turn travel...
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Tezos Hires 'Big Four' Firm PwC to Conduct External Audit

"Big Four" financial firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Switzerland branch will audit the Tezos Foundation, the latter announced Monday. The Foundation explained that PwC Switzerland will act as an external auditor and examine...
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Investment Startup Bitwise Proposes ETF for Top 10 Cryptos

Crypto investment startup Bitwise is seeking regulators' permission to offer an exchange-traded fund (ETF) tied to the top 10 cryptocurrencies. The Bitwise HOLD 10 Cryptocurrency Index Fund ETF  would track...
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Bitcoin Price Climbs Back Above $8k to Reach 60-Day High

Bitcoin's price has climbed back above $8,000 for the first time in two months. According to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index , the price of the world's largest cryptocurrency by market...
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A New Bitcoin Wallet Fulfills an Old Privacy Promise

"From here on out, people can't say bitcoin is not private anymore." That's how veteran developer Adam Fiscor, now CTO and co-founder of the privacy tech startup Zksnacks, described the...
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UK Central Bank Says New Payments System Will Be Blockchain Friendly

The Bank of England's updated payments system will be compatible with blockchain-based financial technology forms, Reuters reported Monday. The announcement is the latest in the BoE's ongoing efforts to modernize...
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Crypto Stock Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty to Fraud

The man behind two now-defunct cryptocurrency investment sites has pled guilty to securities fraud and obstruction of justice charges. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced...
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US Chamber of Commerce Calls for Clarity on ICOs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is interested in initial coin offerings as a way for companies to tap capital – but only if they're regulated, that is. The influential business...
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Crypto Really (Really) Wants a Bitcoin ETF















The crypto universe has spoken: they want a bitcoin ETF and they want it now. As CoinDesk previously reported, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)  sought comments earlier this summer on...
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Wanchain's Bridge to the Ethereum Blockchain Is Now Open

Amber Baldet, former JPMorgan blockchain program lead (and current CEO of Clovyr), has expressed her doubts about the proliferation of blockchain protocols: "Each of these blockchains speaks a different language,"...
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Decentralized Exchanges Aren't Living Up to Their Name – And Data Proves It


Some say a "decentralized exchange" is an oxymoron. Perhaps not, but for now it's not much more than an aspiration. Over the past year, dozens of cryptocurrency trading platforms have...
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Google Cloud Inks Deal With Blythe Masters' Blockchain Startup

Digital Asset announced Monday that it teaming up with Google Cloud to provide a set of tools and services for solutions architects wanting to develop blockchain applications without having to...
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Pharma Scandal Prompts Calls to Put Vaccine Data on a Blockchain

A scandal around the fraudulent actions of a vaccine manufacturer in China has sparking a heated debate over the last week – and now the Chinese cryptocurrency community is suggesting...
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Chinese Region to Shut Down 'Illegal' Bitcoin Miners By September

China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region is set to eliminate "illegal" bitcoin mining operations by the end of August, a government agency has confirmed to CoinDesk. Rumors first emerged online over the...
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Bitcoin Price Hits Two-Month High as Dominance Rate Spikes




Bitcoin's (BTC) price clocked a two-month high of $7,820 today and looks set to extend gains further, a key cryptomarket gauge indicates. CoinMarketCap's  bitcoin dominance rate, an indicator that tracks...
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Lufthansa, SAP Competition Seeks Ideas for Blockchain in Aviation

Major airline Lufthansa has partnered with software giant SAP to launch a blockchain competition aimed to boost blockchain adoption in the airline industry. Announced  Friday, the Aviation Blockchain Challenge seeks...
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Don't Let the Crypto Circus in Congress Fool You

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly,...
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G20 Eyes October Deadline for Crypto Anti-Money Laundering Standard

G20 member countries are now looking at an October deadline for reviewing a global anti-money laundering (AML) standard on cryptocurrency, a document shows. According to a statement issued on Sunday,...
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An $8 Million Airdrop Ran Out of Tokens – What's Next Is Anyone's Guess

"Scarcity" may be a crypto buzzword, but "shortage" has hardly made the footnotes - until now. In early July, the developers behind U Network, a blockchain publishing protocol valued at...
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