The Latest Bitcoin Bug Was So Bad, Developers Kept Its Full Details a Secret

This week's major bitcoin bug was even worse than developers initially let on. The bug originally rocked the bitcoin world when it was reported the vulnerability could be used to ...
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XRP Shot Up 75% During Friday's Bullish Trading Session


The price of XRP spiked as high as 75 percent above its opening price at one point during Friday's trading session amidst a broader market bull parade. At roughly 14:45...
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Brazil's Largest Independent Broker Is Launching a Crypto Exchange

The parent company of Brazil's largest independent broker is setting up a cryptocurrency exchange, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Grupo XP, which owns brokerage firm XP Investimentos, plans to launch the platform...
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US Congressman Drafts Bills to Aid Blockchain Development

U.S. Representative Tom Emmer wants to support the development and use of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. To that end, the lawmaker announced a trio of blockchain-focused bills Friday, saying he...
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Report Finds Cryptojacking Instances Jumped 400% In A Year

Instances of cryptojacking malware have jumped more than 400 percent since last year, a new report finds. A collaborative group of cybersecurity researchers called the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) published...
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Novogratz Says Crypto Market Showing 'Classic Bottom'

Michael Novogratz, the founder of the cryptocurrency asset management firm Galaxy Digital, believes the market has hit a bottom. The market is experiencing "seller fatigue," Novogratz contended while speaking at...
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Brave Browser Is Using Civic's Blockchain Platform to Verify Publishers

Privacy-focused internet browser Brave will begin using blockchain identity startup Civic's verification services to ensure publishers are paid for their content with Brave's Basic Attention Token (BAT). The companies announced...
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Bitmain CEO Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip

The bitcoin mining industry is having an exciting couple of days. Just a day after Bitfury revealed a new 14nm mining chip called the Bitfury Clarke, Bitmain has upped the ante...
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Reports: Taiwan Police Arrest Cody Wilson Following Assault Charges

Taiwan police have arrested Cody Wilson just days after U.S. police accused him of sexually assaulting a minor, a CBS affiliate reported Friday. Citing the Taiwan Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB),...
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US Navy Launches Blockchain Research in Mission to Improve Tracking System

A U.S. Navy command is exploring the potential of blockchain technology in tracking aircraft parts. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) – which provides material support for aircraft and airborne weapons systems...
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Tether's Impact on Bitcoin Price Not 'Statistically Significant,' Study Finds

The issuance of tether (USDT), the controversial cryptocurrency tied to the U.S. dollar's value, has had no meaningful impact on the price of bitcoin, an academic study has found. The findings...
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$6,700: Bitcoin Price Charts Bullish Reversal as Altcoins Surge


Bitcoin (BTC) has taken a bullish turn over the last 24 hours, as sharp gains are also seen across a number of alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins). As of writing, the leading...
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Venezuela to Adopt Controversial Petro Token in Global Trade

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is doubling down on his belief that the state-created petro token will help solve the country's chronic inflation and act to stabilize the economy. During a TV...
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California Bans Bitcoin Donations in Political Campaigns

Candidates running for public offices in the U.S. state of California may not receive donations in cryptocurrencies, according to a new ruling from the state's political watchdog. The Associated Press...
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'Turbo Geth' Seeks to Scale Ethereum – And It's Already in Beta


There's software ready to help ethereum scale – right now. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the raw architecture of Turbo Geth has been completed – and is currently available to early...
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SEC Moves to Make Decision on VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Thursday that it has begun proceedings to decide whether to approve a proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The SEC published an "order...
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Enigma Delays Release of 'Discovery' Protocol on Ethereum Mainnet

Enigma, the startup seeking to bring privacy to the world of public blockchains, is delaying the launch of its mainnet as part of a wider reworking of its developmental roadmap. The...
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Quick Brew? Bitfury's Coffee Machine Accepts Bitcoin Via Lightning Network

Blockchain firm Bitfury has come up with a novel product aimed at making it easier to pay for products with bitcoin. A specialized engineering team within the company has developed...
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Just a Cycle? Big Bitcoin Miners Stay Positive in Face of Market Slump

Despite the downturn in the crypto markets so far in 2018, executives from several bitcoin mining firms have said this scenario has been seen before and they are not deterred...
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RBS Blockchain Team Jumps Ship to Build New Startups Using R3's Corda

A team from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has left to start a blockchain "venture studio" called Chorum. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Richard Crook, who headed up the RBS innovation...
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