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Korea’s Crypto Crackdown Talk Draws Backlash From Users and Politicians

Korea’s Crypto Crackdown Talk Draws Backlash From Users and Politicians

More than 100,000 South Korea residents have signed petitions asking the government there to step back from any plans to close the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges. Earlier this week, the South Korean Justice Ministry announced that it was preparing legislation to close the country’s online exchanges […]

ICOs: The Tech Is Here, But Where Are the Standards?

ICOs: The Tech Is Here, But Where Are the Standards?

Nick Cowan is CEO of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange and the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group, which operates the Gibraltar Stock Exchange. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Let’s face facts: initial coin offerings (ICOs) have done more this year to […]

Japan: The New Heart of Bitcoin

Japan: The New Heart of Bitcoin

Yuzo Kano is the CEO for BitFlyer, one of Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs developing settlement systems, and later on equities derivatives and convertible bonds. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. No matter what […]

CoinDesk’s Top 10 Token Traders and Analysts of 2017

CoinDesk’s Top 10 Token Traders and Analysts of 2017

After the 1929 stock market crash, new regulations brought infrastructure that helped form the insular culture of Wall Street’s traders and analysts. The creation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ultimately meant that only a small percentage of people would qualify as accredited investors. […]

Is Ripple’s Rally Over? XRP Price Runs Into Roadblock

Is Ripple’s Rally Over? XRP Price Runs Into Roadblock

Fresh off setting a one-month high, the price of ripple’s native cryptocurrency, XRP, is struggling to cut through resistance offered by a rising channel hurdle. At press time, the ripple-US dollar (XRP/USD) exchange rate is $0.24, and while that figure is up 4.24 percent on […]

Market Turmoil Pushes Cryptocurrency Market Cap Below $100 Billion

Market Turmoil Pushes Cryptocurrency Market Cap Below $100 Billion

Via CoinMarketCap The total value of all cryptocurrencies below $100 billion this morning amid new developments out of China. That figure dropped to as low as $98.95 billion, down from $179 billion just two weeks ago – a fall of 47.7 percent, according to CoinMarketCap […]

Weeks After Seizure, Troubled Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e Is Back Online

Weeks After Seizure, Troubled Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e Is Back Online

BTC-e, the bitcoin exchange charged by US authorities last month with a host of money laundering crimes, has launched a new website weeks after its original one was seized by law enforcement. The site is accessible through the domain btc-e.nz, though it appears that users in some parts […]

‘Game of Skill’: US Markets Tech Provider Launches Bitcoin Betting Game

‘Game of Skill’: US Markets Tech Provider Launches Bitcoin Betting Game

A new “game of skill” centered around bitcoin’s price changes is going live. Launched by Chicago-based Level Trading Field, Bitcoin Market Predictor now allows users to place bets on the future price movements of bitcoin, adding to a growing list of mechanisms U.S. investors can use to speculate […]

Annyeong Bitcoin: South Korea, Canada and a Changing Crypto Market

Annyeong Bitcoin: South Korea, Canada and a Changing Crypto Market

Cryptocurrencies are a unique financial asset class. For one, they do not simply live within national borders. They trade frictionlessly around the globe, and, whether you live in America or Armenia, Canada or Cameroon, the process of buying, selling and trading cryptocurrencies is essentially identical. […]

Monero Price Hits Record High Near $100 on New Exchange Listing

Monero Price Hits Record High Near $100 on New Exchange Listing

The price of monero, the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency created in 2014, shot up by over 80 percent this morning, shattering its previous record by around $35. According to data from CoinMarketCap, the cryptocurrency has been largely trading in the $40–$55 range since May, yet at 07:00 UTC today, a spike in […]