CoinDesk 50: Bakkt – Financializing Bitcoin

Bakkt's eagerly awaited debut offers new ways for institutions to get exposure to bitcoin. And it's just getting started.

Business  ·  15 May 2020

CoinDesk 50: Silvergate – The Bank That Wasn’t Scared

Silvergate was among the first U.S. financial institutions to embrace the crypto industry, and it's not letting go.

News  ·  14 May 2020
Consensus: Distributed

CoinDesk 50: Why Bitcoin Is Still King

Bitcoin is the reason why we're writing these words and you’re reading them now. The first crypto still dominates the industry.

People  ·  13 May 2020

CoinDesk 50: Besu, the Marriage of Ethereum and Hyperledger

Bringing big business to Ethereum's public blockchain is key to reaching "world computer" status, and Besu may be the project to do it.

Business  ·  12 May 2020

CoinDesk 50: How the People’s Bank of China Became a CBDC Leader

China's central bank, part of CoinDesk's new 50 list, is a pioneer of central digital currencies. Now the rest of the world is racing to catch up.

Tech  ·  11 May 2020

The CoinDesk 50: MakerDAO Is the Godzilla of DeFi

The $350 million MakerDAO protocol has become the most important project in DeFi, and DeFi has emerged as the most viable part of Ethereum.

Tech  ·  10 May 2020

The CoinDesk 50: Bitmain, the Behemoth of Bitcoin Mining

Bitmain remains at the center of the crypto economy. But in China, "mining avengers" are racing to catch up.

Business  ·  9 May 2020

The CoinDesk 50: Brave Browser Delivered and BAT’s a DeFi Darling

Taking on powerful forces in the surveillance economy was never going to be easy. But Brendan Eich and Brave are making a good fist of it.

People  ·  8 May 2020
News Roundup

Blockchain Bites: Introducing the CoinDesk 50 and a Roadmap to Consensus: Distributed

In the news: a new blockchain voting proposal, Cash App's bitcoin profits and why we're sooner having a halving.

Business  ·  7 May 2020

The CoinDesk 50: Binance Eyes the Whole Pie

Binance, #1 on the new CoinDesk 50 list, continues to move aggressively after the biggest opportunities in crypto.

Business  ·  7 May 2020
Consensus: Distributed

The CoinDesk 50: Cosmos and the Dream of Anti-Maximalism

In an industry known for tribalism and infighting, Cosmos is banking on everyone else’s success. That's why it's on the new CoinDesk 50 list.

Tech  ·  7 May 2020