2018, Bitmain, and the fall in cryptocurrency mining
As crypto’s value has dropped across the board, so too has the cost effectiveness of crypto mining, and nowhere has felt the pinch harder than Bitcoin miners…
; The price of Bitcoin needs to be around $4500-5000 for it to be financially…
Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack
Hacks and heists have been a threat for as long as bitcoin has been worth stealing. By 2011, as Bitcoin was easing into its second year of life and its first bubble, early cryptocurrency exchanges were bringing liquidity and price discovery to the…
Economist Claims Investors Should Expect Volatile Stock Market in 2019
Following the recent downturn in the US stock market, investors have now bore witness to wild market volatility, the likes of which haven’t been seen in years. Although the markets are ending 2018 on a less-than-positive note, one prominent…
Bitcoin’s Institutionalization: Dates to Watch in 2019
It’s been over a year since the Cboe and CME listed the world’s first bitcoin futures contracts, the first ever bitcoin investment product to hit the legacy market. Both futures went live just before bitcoin peaked at its $20,000 all-time high…
Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Dec. 31
Even in the wake of a crushing bear market, crypto traders are looking to invest in virtual currencies. Are there any tradeable setups at current levels? Let’s find out
Bitcoin Could Revolutionize Governance, Says Cypherpunk Jameson Lopp
According to software engineer Jameson Lopp, Bitcoin could make the transition to an anarcho-capitalist society possible
Crypto Markets Drop Slightly After Bitcoin Fails to Break Above $4,000
Following a quiet weekend for the crypto markets they have held relatively steady and are currently trading down slightly over a 24-hour trading period. This past Friday, the cryptocurrency markets surged to recover some of their recent losses…
Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 Million
Intercontinental Exchange’s upcoming cryptocurrency trading platform, Bakkt, has raised $182.5 million from a dozen investors. The funds will help develop an institutional-grade regulated crypto exchange, clearing and warehousing services for…
Stellar Co-founder Brands 90% of Crypto Projects ‘B.S.’
Stellar’s co-founder questions validity of nine out of ten crypto projects
Bitcoin on Facebook? Lite.IM Adds BTC Support for Leading Social Networks
Cryptocurrency adoption pioneers Lite.IM have just announced that the platform will now support Bitcoin (BTC) payments. This means, users of Facebook, Telegram, and even plain old SMS will now be able to send BTC to one another via their chosen…
Launch Timeline for Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures to Be Clarified Early 2019: ICE
The operator of the NYSE says timing for Bakkt’s daily Bitcoin futures contract will be announced in early 2019
Indian Gov’t to Approach Crypto Regulation ‘With Due Caution’
Regulators in India are looking at crypto regulation “with due caution,” says gov’t minister
67 Cryptocurrency Companies Probed by UK Regulator
;s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reportedly provided an update of its investigations of crypto companies. A total of 67 inquiries were launched, 49 of which have been closed, leaving 18 businesses currently under…
NYSE Operator’s Crypto Platform Bakkt Completes $182.5 Million Funding Round
Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt announces the completion of its first funding round, raising over $180 million
Jed McCaleb: It’s Not a Bear Market, Crypto Is Just Calming Down
Early crypto evangelist and arguably one of the most influential figures in the space, Jed McCaleb, says we’re still not in a bear market despite continued price decline and investor fatigue. In fact, the man who has had a hand in everything from…
Fidelity’s Man: Can Tom Jessop Bridge Crypto and Wall Street for Good?
CoinDesk profiles Fidelity's Tom Jessop, who is leading the firm's effort to link the worlds of digital assets and Wall Street.
Crypto Mom’s Crusade: Inside the SEC, Hester Peirce Is Putting Up a Fight
Having worked over a decade in government before becoming a commissioner to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Hester Peirce is a regulator well-versed in matters of both rulemaking and securities law.
Stable Times at Circle: A Crypto Startup Counted Out Is Rebuilt and Riding High
CoinDesk profiles Jeremy Allaire, the CEO of the Goldman Sachs-backed crypto startup Circle that had a banner year in 2018.
McCaleb’s Quiet Comeback: Breakups, Breakdowns and Stellar’s Big Break-Out
CoinDesk profiles Jed McCaleb, the early cryptocurrency evangelist who created Stellar, now the world's sixth-largest coin by market cap.
A Psychic Visit with Nouriel Roubini: The Mother and Father of All Crypto Skeptics
CoinDesk profiles Nouriel Roubini, the NYU professor who won't buy the crypto hype – no matter what the price or the market says.
The FUD Stompers: Like It or Not, XRP Army Is Winning Crypto’s Hashtag War
The XRP Army is hands-down crypto's most vocal community. Who are they?
Bitcoin’s Warrior Queen: Lightning’s Elizabeth Stark Is Building an Army
CoinDesk profiles Elizabeth Stark, a woman entrepreneur leading a new phase for bitcoin, the world's largest and most valuable cryptocurrency.
In Bed With Brenna Sparks: Porn’s Rising Star Might Be Crypto’s Best Advocate
CoinDesk profiles Brenna Sparks, the SpankChain advisor who is equal parts porn star and cryptocurrency evangelist, during a recent visit to Las Vegas.
Ethereum’s New Radical: Glen Weyl Isn’t Vitalik But He’s Its Next Best Hope
CoinDesk profiles author Glen Weyl, whose radical ideas are reviving development on the world's third-largest blockchian, ethereum.
Crypto’s King Midas: Backstage With CZ, the CEO Who Can’t Be Stopped
The root of CZ's appeal goes beyond his occasional semi-outlaw status, to the way he exudes its core belief in cryptocurrency so effortlessly.
CoinDesk’s Most Influential in Crypto 2018
$182 Million: ICE Exchange’s Bitcoin Startup Bakkt Announces Massive Fundraise
The New York Stock Exchange–affiliated Bakkt completes its first fundraising round, with 12 partners.
Blockchain Analysis Is About to Get Harder as P2EP Enters Testing Phase
Yet another tool is being added to Bitcoin’s growing number of privacy solutions.Thought up at a brainstorming event attended by Bitcoin developers and privacy researchers last summer, Pay to Endpoint (P2EP) is a relatively new trick that…
2018 Sees Bitcoin’s Lowest Average Daily Price Change: Report
Bitcoin’s reported average daily price change this year is the lowest value in the past 9 years
Security Researchers Reveal Wallet Vulnerabilities On Stage at 35C3
In a demonstration titled “Wallet.fail,” a team of security researchers hacked into the Trezor One, Ledger Blue and Ledger Nano S. Unfortunately, it appears as if their findings were first put on display at the 35th Chaos Communication Congress…