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PBoC Official Calls for Wider Ban on Chinese Crypto Trading: Report

PBoC Official Calls for Wider Ban on Chinese Crypto Trading: Report

A senior official at the People’s Bank of China is reportedly calling for a wider ban on services related to cryptocurrency trading in the country. Pan Gongsheng, vice governor of… Read more »

Big Money, Murky Governance: Kicking the Tires of Telegram's Token Sale

Big Money, Murky Governance: Kicking the Tires of Telegram's Token Sale

Pitched as a game-changer for the cryptocurrency industry, Telegram’s initial coin offering could be a lifesaver for the company. Launched in 2013 by Russian brothers Pavel and Nikolai Durov, the… Read more »

Bitcoin's Price Just Dropped Over $1,300 in 1.5 Hours

Bitcoin's Price Just Dropped Over $1,300 in 1.5 Hours

The price of a bitcoin has just plummeted by over $1,300 in little more than an hour. Having been on the slide in recent days, in large part seemingly due… Read more »

Swift Signs Agreement With 7 CSDs to Explore Blockchain for Post-Trade

Swift Signs Agreement With 7 CSDs to Explore Blockchain for Post-Trade

Swift has signed a memorandum of agreement with seven central securities depositories to look into how blockchain can be used for post-trade processes, such as proxy voting. Revealed today, the… Read more »

ViaBTC Increases Cloud Mining Fee Citing China's Mining Resource Scarcity

ViaBTC Increases Cloud Mining Fee Citing China's Mining Resource Scarcity

China’s cryptocurrency mining pool ViaBTC has revealed a plan to adjust its cloud mining maintenance fee, a move that may appear to be affected by a reportedly tightened regulation in… Read more »

5 Blockchain Developments Coming in 2018

5 Blockchain Developments Coming in 2018

Peter Loop is associate vice president and senior principal technology architect at Infosys, where he focuses on delivering enterprise cryptocurrency and blockchain ledger technologies, API management and cloud migration of enterprise systems…. Read more »

Housing or Dotcom: Which Bubble Does Cryptocurrency Mania Resemble?

Housing or Dotcom: Which Bubble Does Cryptocurrency Mania Resemble?

Marc Hochstein is the managing editor of CoinDesk and a former editor-in-chief of American Banker.  The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our… Read more »

German Central Banker: Cryptocurrencies Must Be Regulated On a Global Scale

German Central Banker: Cryptocurrencies Must Be Regulated On a Global Scale

The director of German’s central bank believes that bitcoin should be regulated through an international set of rules rather than on a national scale. Bundesbank director Joachim Wuermeling said that… Read more »

Road to Innovation? Truck Giant Penske Joins Blockchain Group

Road to Innovation? Truck Giant Penske Joins Blockchain Group

Global transport company Penske Logistics has become the latest company to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). The organization aims to spur blockchain development in the transport industry by… Read more »

$400K: Hacker Makes Off With Stellar Lumens in BlackWallet Theft

$400K: Hacker Makes Off With Stellar Lumens in BlackWallet Theft

An unidentified thief has reportedly stolen more than $400,000 in Stellar lumens after hacking the digital wallet provider BlackWallet. According to cybersecurity reearcher Kevin Beaumont, the attacker hijacked BlackWallet’s domain… Read more »

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