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Tokens Will Bring Conflicts of Interest to Healthcare

Tokens Will Bring Conflicts of Interest to Healthcare

Roger Boodoo, MD, is a radiologist and clinical informatics fellow actively seeking opportunities where blockchain technology might be applied to challenges in healthcare. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Let’s start with the problematic scenario. A medical researcher stands […]

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. This article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review opinion series. During the […]

$15K in Sight? Bitcoin Prices Gather Upside Traction

$15K in Sight? Bitcoin Prices Gather Upside Traction

Bitcoin looks set to explore a move towards $15,000 levels in the next 24 hours. Having defended $13,000 on Friday, CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index rose to a high of $14,536 on Saturday before once more retreating to $13,051.59 yesterday. As of writing, bitcoin is trading […]

Blockchain in the Boardroom: Moving Toward Enterprise Deployment

Blockchain in the Boardroom: Moving Toward Enterprise Deployment

Iliana Oris Valiente (CPA, CA, CBP) is a managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for Accenture’s emerging tech division. She is also the founder and chair of the board at ColliderX Blockchain R&D Hub. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in […]

Blockchain and the Rise of Transaction Technology

Blockchain and the Rise of Transaction Technology

Magda Borowik is the special envoy for fintech to the Minister of Digital Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the director of technology research at FinTech Poland. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. The last couple of years were […]

What the Data Tells Us About Bitcoin in 2017

What the Data Tells Us About Bitcoin in 2017

Jameson Lopp is an engineer at BitGo and the creator of Statoshi.info. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. I’ve always been fascinated with the raw numbers relating to the operational status and growth of bitcoin, especially as we ride the […]

Blockchain in Your Pocket? The Phone Behind Sirin’s $157 Million ICO

Blockchain in Your Pocket? The Phone Behind Sirin’s $157 Million ICO

Does the world really need a blockchain phone? Sirin Labs is betting it does. The startup, which recently raised $157 million in an initial coin offering (ICO), is building an Android smartphone from scratch with special features for cryptocurrency enthusiasts: an app store for distributed […]

Bitcoin Eyes Consolidation as Price Flirts with $14K

Bitcoin Eyes Consolidation as Price Flirts with $14K

Bitcoin’s price is back around $14,000 and is eyeing a short phase of rangebound trading. Despite yesterday’s bearish price action, the sell-off in the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization seems to have come to a halt today. As per Coindesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), […]

2018: The Year Blockchain, AI and IoT Converge

2018: The Year Blockchain, AI and IoT Converge

Jalak Jobanputra is founder and managing partner of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early-stage venture fund investing in decentralization and digital assets. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. 2017 was the year that cryptocurrency became mainstream. But what’s even more exciting […]

KFC Canada Is Accepting Bitcoin for Fried Chicken

KFC Canada Is Accepting Bitcoin for Fried Chicken

Fried chicken chain KFC Canada is accepting bitcoin – for a limited time and for a cryptocurrency-themed bucket of chicken, that is. The limited-time marketing move sees the Canada-based chain advertising “The Bitcoin Bucket” complete with a Facebook-based live-tracker of the standing price for the product, […]