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What a Facebook Blockchain Token Might Look Like

What a Facebook Blockchain Token Might Look Like

Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. Mark Zuckerberg, worth $71 billion at just 33, has done rather well by Facebook’s centrally managed system. Over the past decade and a half, […]

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain

The web has taken over our lives, and with that, online enterprises have grown into huge monoliths of power. Yet, while tech giants give us access to the stuff we like – music, movies, shopping – blockchain enthusiasts think an individual’s web experience could be […]

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 […]

2018: The Year We Democratize Blockchain

2018: The Year We Democratize Blockchain

Eric Piscini, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is the global leader of Deloitte’s financial services blockchain consulting efforts and co-lead at its the global blockchain and cryptocurrency team. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. As the technology behind […]

The Crypto Market Just Dropped on One Data Adjustment

The Crypto Market Just Dropped on One Data Adjustment

UPDATE (8th January 1:20 p.m. EST): CoinMarketCap has stated that it excluded the three Korean exchanges from their averages “due to the extreme divergence in prices from the rest of the world and limited arbitrage opportunity.” This morning we excluded some Korean exchanges in price […]

Bitcoin Gold Wallet Scam Nets $3 Million in Illicit Earnings

Bitcoin Gold Wallet Scam Nets $3 Million in Illicit Earnings

More than $3.3 million has been stolen as part of an elaborate scam that took advantage of bitcoin users seeking to claim their share of the newly created cryptocurrency bitcoin gold. Perpetrated by the operators of a website called mybtgwallet.com, the scheme prompted users to submit […]

I’m Really Into Blockchain. I Blockchain Everything!

I’m Really Into Blockchain. I Blockchain Everything!

Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. In this opinion piece, part of a weekly series of columns, Casey grapples with the inconsistencies of language in the world of blockchains and […]

Confusion and Euphoria As Bitcoin Cash Surges Past $30 Billion

Confusion and Euphoria As Bitcoin Cash Surges Past $30 Billion

“BITCOIN CASH IS BITCOIN NOW.” Issued by Li Ang, head of China-based bitcoin mining outfit Canoe Pool, the proclamation may not be distinguishable from typical cryptocurrency banter. However, the difference this time around is the context. No idle statement, Ang’s comment comes amid what can […]

Price of Success? Bitcoin Faces New Pressure in a Multi-Coin World

Price of Success? Bitcoin Faces New Pressure in a Multi-Coin World

“Blockchains are about increasing freedom for individuals and allowing them the flexibility to leave on principle at any point in time.” If day one of Scaling Bitcoin showed how bitcoin’s technical and academic communities are moving swiftly to capitalize on the network’s newly updated code […]

Hold the Fork: No 2x But Everything Else Goes at Scaling Bitcoin Event

Hold the Fork: No 2x But Everything Else Goes at Scaling Bitcoin Event

“Bitcoin is the currency of enemies.” If adversarial thinking like Tadge Dryja‘s was on display, it’s target was relegated to theoretical targets on day one of Scaling Bitcoin Saturday. Held this year at Stanford University, the event’s fourth edition, first started to bridge bitcoin’s then-scaling […]