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Blockchain Lets This Startup Trade Gold That's Still in the Ground

Blockchain Lets This Startup Trade Gold That's Still in the Ground

During the past year, a number of blockchain projects have focused on trading bullion, but what about gold that’s still in the ground? That seemingly unlikely business model is precisely… Read more »

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7 United Nations Agencies Are Now Investigating Blockchain Applications

7 United Nations Agencies Are Now Investigating Blockchain Applications

The UN is seeking outside input for a previously undisclosed, multi-agency effort focused on applications of blockchain tech. CoinDesk exclusively reported this week that the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) wants… Read more »

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India is Cracking Down on OneCoin

India is Cracking Down on OneCoin

Reports are emerging that authorities in India are undertaking a broad crackdown on OneCoin, a digital currency investment scheme widely believed to be fraudulent. Outlets such as Times of India,… Read more »

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Nevada Senators Unanimously Advance Blockchain Tax Ban

Nevada Senators Unanimously Advance Blockchain Tax Ban

Senators in the state of Nevada have unanimously backed a proposal that would block local authorities from instituting taxes or fees on blockchain use. According to public records, after just… Read more »

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Former Coinbase Engineer Launches Ethereum Search Engine

Former Coinbase Engineer Launches Ethereum Search Engine

A former software engineer for cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase has launched a new search engine for ethereum, the second largest blockchain platform by market cap. Created by Antonio Juliano, dubbed Weipoint… Read more »

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Bitcoin Price Sets New Single Exchange All-Time High

Bitcoin Price Sets New Single Exchange All-Time High

The price of bitcoin reached the highest level observed at any time, on any exchange today, reaching $1,411 on British Virgin Islands-based Bitfinex. However, far from a rallying cry for bitcoin… Read more »

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Bitcoin's Price is Nearing All-Time Highs, But Market Confidence Isn't

Bitcoin's Price is Nearing All-Time Highs, But Market Confidence Isn't

While the price of bitcoin is within striking distance of all-time highs set in March, worries about the state of the network’s infrastructure are combining to depress sentiment. Chief among… Read more »

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Spotify Acquires Blockchain Startup Mediachain

Spotify Acquires Blockchain Startup Mediachain

In what is likely the highest-profile purchase of an industry firm so far in 2017, music streaming giant Spotify has acquired blockchain startup Mediachain Labs. As profiled by CoinDesk last year, Mediachain sought… Read more »

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Blockchains and Personal Data Protection Regulations Explained

Blockchains and Personal Data Protection Regulations Explained

Jacek Czarnecki is an attorney at Warsaw-based law firm Wardynski & Partners, where he specializes in areas including fintech, digital currencies and blockchain. In this opinion piece, Czarnecki discusses data… Read more »

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Litecoin's SegWit Activation: Why it Matters and What's Next

Litecoin's SegWit Activation: Why it Matters and What's Next

In an era when blockchain upgrades have been defined by years of intellectual combat, a new milestone is set to offer a stark contrast to that narrative. Barring any unexpected hiccups,… Read more »

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