Consensus: Distributed

How the Crypto Community Helped Us Raise $110,000 for Charity

The campaign, by CoinDesk, Gitcoin, Ethereal and the Giving Block, raised money for COVID-19 relief using "quadratic funding" to make donations.

News  ·  26 June 2020

Blockchain Bites: Last Day of Consensus, Will Crypto Save the Internet?

It broke J.K. Rowling's Time Line.

News  ·  15 May 2020
CoinDesk Confessionals

37 Questions for Cosmos’ Sunny Aggarwal

Tendermint and Cosmos developer (and part-time pirate) Sunny Aggarwal is the latest intriguing soul to take the CoinDesk Confessional questionnaire.

People  ·  15 May 2020

Money Reimagined: No, Secretary Summers, Financial Privacy Is a Vital Freedom

Responding to Larry Summers at Consensus: Distributed this week, Michael Casey argues that money needs more privacy, not less, and that, ultimately, our rights as financial citizens are at stake.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 May 2020
News Roundup

Blockchain Bites: What You Need to Know About the Last Day of Consensus: Distributed

From bitcoin mining workshops to VR meetings about VR meetings, everything you need to know for the last day of Consensus: Distributed.

News  ·  15 May 2020
Consensus: Distributed

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
News Roundup

Blockchain Bites: Will Enterprise Blockchain Find a ‘Killer App’ or Be Killed?

IBM, We.Trade and Microsoft executives spoke about the trials and tribulations of capitalizing on enterprise-grade blockchain at Consensus: Distributed.

News  ·  14 May 2020
Meltem Demirors

Meltem Demirors Takes the ‘Proust Questionnaire’

CoinShares' Demirors on her legacy: "My memoir will be short and sweet - 'Meltem. She had a good time.'"

People  ·  14 May 2020

Staying Alive: Why the World of Enterprise Blockchain Has Turned to Collaborations

Enterprise blockchain isn’t dead, but survival has meant more collaboration and some smart pivots. A dispatch from this week’s Consensus: Distributed.

Business  ·  14 May 2020
News Roundup

Blockchain Bites: Capitalizing on Enterprise Blockchain and Reading Coin Metrics

Today at Consensus: Distributed you'll hear from IBM, EY and ING Bank executives on enterprise blockchain profitability and Nic Carter on coin metrics.

News  ·  14 May 2020
Consensus: Distributed

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

Blockchain Bites: The Government Won’t ‘Kill DeFi’ but FATF Might Compromise Anonymity

Consensus: Distributed saw discussions over the constitutionality of FATF's Travel Rule and why regulators want DeFi in the U.S.

News  ·  13 May 2020

‘History Has Repeated’: F2Pool Explains Message in Last Block Before Bitcoin Halving

F2Pool co-founder Wang Chun tells Consensus: Distributed why he chose a $2.3T NY Times headline for Bitcoin's last block before the halving.

News  ·  13 May 2020
Travel Rule

Less Than 1% of FinCEN’s Suspicious Activity Reports Since 2013 Mentioned Crypto

More than 70,000 crypto-related SARs had been filed with FinCEN since 2013, director Kenneth Blanco said Wednesday.

News  ·  13 May 2020
News Roundup

Blockchain Bites: FATF, Financial Inclusion and Banking Without Banks: A Look Ahead at Consensus, Day 3

Your guide to Consensus: Distributed, Day 3: FATF, DeFi and why Bitcoin is still king.

News  ·  13 May 2020