Tag Archives: Features

Threats Fly As Fight Over $200 Million Siacoin’s Crypto Code Intensifies

An effort to keep the $200 million siacoin blockchain free from corporate interests is devolving into chaos amid accusations against the companies at the center of the effort. At issue is the conduct of the protocol’s coders, and the motivations behind their push to alter the rules of the blockchain they maintain. With a proposal, introduced last week,… Read More »

The SEC Is Weighing a Bitcoin Futures ETF – Here’s What That Means

The distinction between a physical and futures-backed ETF is worth unpacking given that one may or may not have a better shot at SEC approval.

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Getting Its Own Hacker Camp

Chaincode is launching a new “residency” in New York that will focus on helping developers build their own Lightning Network apps

Losing the Lambos: It’s Time to Get Serious About Crypto’s Big Questions

The crypto community should use this moment to forget about price fluctuations and engage the world in a discussion about blockchain tech’s potential.

What It’s Like to Be a Woman In China’s Get-Rich-Quick Crypto Culture

My experience as a Chinese woman in crypto has taught me that we need to be twice as strong and grounded to compete with our male counterparts.

Crypto Trading 101: An Introduction to Support and Resistance

New to crypto trading? Read CoinDesk’s full set of guides. Are you a crypto trader struggling to find a footing in a volatile crypto market? If yes, then the first thing you need to master is the art of identifying support and resistance levels. Imagine bouncing a ball inside your house. There are two barriers that will limit… Read More »

As No-Deal Brexit Looms, UK Blockchain Startups Are Weighing Options

From longer approval processes to the threat they might lose access to the European market, it’s safe to say U.K. blockchain startups are looking for contingency plans. A quick recap: in 2016, the U.K. held a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union (E.U.), with a majority of voters opting to leave the economic bloc. Since… Read More »

Can Security Tokens Save Crypto From the Bear Market Blues?

“Security tokens will save crypto.” That’s what Trevor Koverko, CEO of the crypto project Polymath, told CoinDesk at a blockchain technology festival in Toronto this week. There, tokenized dividends were the week’s hot topic, even despite the bear market in August in which bitcoin and ether prices dipped to below $6,000 and $300, respectively. But Koverko was far… Read More »

Non-Believable Tokens: The 7 Strangest Crypto Collectibles Explained

It started with CryptoKitties, but it keeps getting weirder. CoinDesk takes you on a wild ride through the world of non-fungible tokens.

Plz No Cat: The Future of Crypto Disputes Is Being Decided By Doges

Could you sneak a cat past the doges? That’s the idea behind a new game launched by Kleros, an ethereum-based startup that raised $2.5 million in the first round of its crypto token sale in July. Called “Doges on Trial,” the game is designed around the principle of crypto-economics: the theory that a properly designed system of incentives based… Read More »