Swift is Recruiting Banks for Blockchain Tests

Global financial messaging service provider Swift is seeking to recruit other financial institutions to join its ongoing blockchain R&D initiative. At a meeting at Swift's New York headquarters...

Bitfinex Offers $3.6 Million Bounty in Bid to Recover Stolen Bitcoin

Bitfinex is reportedly offering a reward worth up to $3.6m for the recovery of bitcoins stolen from its exchange last week. The Hong Kong-based startup lost nearly...

Time is Money as Alternative Banking Moves to the Blockchain

A new project is seeking to adapt the adage 'time is money' for the blockchain age. Loosely based on a system called time banking, invented...
Bitfinex Reimburses First Bitcoin Exchange Hack Victims

Bitfinex Reimburses First Bitcoin Exchange Hack Victims

Bitfinex has reimbursed its first wave of customers. Announced 1st September, the Hong Kong bitcoin exchange revealed it had purchased more than 1% of the blockchain debt tokens it...

Blockchain Stock Market Startup Funderbeam Raises $2.6 Million

A startup headquartered in London that uses blockchain tech to power a next-generation stock market has raised $2.6m in new venture funding. Thomson Reuters, Draper Associates...
Bitcoin Wallet Startup Now Extending Credit to Users

Bitcoin Wallet Startup Now Extending Credit to Users

Bitcoin payments startup BitPagos is now giving its wallet users access to credit through its Ripio wallet offering. At launch, the offering will be available...

Mycelium’s Bitcoin Wallet Suspended from Google Play Store

Mycelium's bitcoin wallet app has been removed from the Google Play store as of yesterday, the company has confirmed.   The wallet provider, which currently...

Why Bitcoin Governance is a Competition (And That’s a Good Thing)

Jim Harper is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, working to adapt law and policy to the information age. A former counsel to...

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Most R3 Members Will Invest in Funding Effort, Sources Say

More than 30 R3 member banks are expected to invest in the blockchain consortium startup as part of its ongoing $150m funding round, a...

India’s Yes Bank Builds Blockchain for Vendor Financing

Yes Bank has announced that it has built a blockchain-based vendor financing solution for one of its clients using technology from the open-source project,...
Litecoin Price Spikes 10% as Coinbase Exchange Turns on Trading

Litecoin Price Spikes 10% as Coinbase Exchange Turns on Trading

Litecoin prices rose nearly 10% today as word the digital currency would be listed on Coinbase's GDAX exchange spread among traders. The move by the...

Why 2017 Will Take Blockchain in South Korea to New Heights

Ryan Uhr is CEO and founder of Coinplug, a South Korea-based bitcoin services company. In this CoinDesk 2016 in Review special feature, Uhr looks at how blockchain technology...

How Savvy Marketing Can Burst the ‘Blockchain Bubble’

Jeremy Epstein is the CEO of Never Stop Marketing, a strategic marketing and consulting firm that focuses exclusively on helping blockchain-based technologies bring solutions...

Inside ‘Spark’: Circle’s New Bitcoin-Powered Smart Contract Platform

If you needed another sign that we're living in a multi-blockchain world, Circle's latest product reveal might have been it. Overshadowed by the clamor surrounding the...
Bitcoin vs Gold: Which is a Better Long-Term Bet?

Bitcoin vs Gold: Which is a Better Long-Term Bet?

Imagine that you have $100,000 at your disposal. You must spend all of it on...
Bitcoin Rebounds From Two-Month Low to Top $1,000

Bitcoin Rebounds From Two-Month Low to Top $1,000

After falling to their lowest level in more than two months this weekend, bitcoin prices...
BitOasis Expands Credit Card Bitcoin Buying to 5 New Countries

BitOasis Expands Credit Card Bitcoin Buying to 5 New Countries

BitOasis has announced it will expand a credit card buying option to additional countries in...
Beijing City Regulator Calls For Blockchain Standards

Beijing City Regulator Calls For Blockchain Standards

An official with Beijing's municipal government is calling for the country to adopt a "standard"...
European Commission Proposes Blockchain RegTech Pilot

European Commission Proposes Blockchain RegTech Pilot

The executive branch of the European Union wants to create a blockchain proof-of-concept focused on...
Why Mizuho Believes Bitcoin Still Has a Future in Banking

Why Mizuho Believes Bitcoin Still Has a Future in Banking

Japanese banking giant Mizuho Financial Group is nearing completion of a pilot project that utilizes the bitcoin blockchain...
Scam Free Gambling on Ethereum

‘Scam Free’ Gambling on Ethereum? Regulators Might Not Be Ready

A world without gambling scams – that's just the latest big idea being tested on...

China’s BTCC Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze Withdrawals

Shanghai-based bitcoin exchange BTCC has announced that it will halt bitcoin and other cryptocurrency withdrawals...

State Bank of India Launches New Blockchain Finance Consortium

India’s largest bank is spearheading a newly unveiled consortium focused on blockchain applications.   According to local news...

ASX CEO Expresses New Confidence in Blockchain Post-Trade Tests

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) revealed today that it expects to increase the amount it...