Crypto Adoption in Middle East Will Come From Unstable Nations

The next wave of crypto adoption in the region is likely to come from citizens in unstable autocracies or those facing crushing inflation in countries like Iran and Lebanon.

Opinion  ·  10 August 2021

Australia’s Zip to Launch Crypto Services in a Year: Report

Zip is targeting customers of its soon to be biggest markets in the U.S. and Australia, marking a big step for such services offering crypto.

News  ·  22 July 2021

UK Bank Nationwide to Review Its Cryptocurrency Policies: Report

The bank is monitoring cryptocurrency activity and placing extra safeguards on certain activities.

News  ·  6 July 2021

Gaze Into the Orb to Collect Your Worldcoin

Y Combinator's basic income idea sounds creepy as hell.

Tech  ·  30 June 2021

‘Bitcoin Is the Revolution’: An Interview With Alex Gladstein

Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation says Bitcoin can support the cause of freedom around the world. Here's how to get involved.

People  ·  24 June 2021

CoinDesk Arrives on Snapchat

“CoinDesk Breaks It Down” explores the world of crypto, one 3-minute video at a time.

People  ·  14 June 2021

BlockFi Retail Account Balance Increased Five-Fold in Past Year, CEO Says

Zac Prince said the average balance of a retail client has climbed from $10,000 to $50,000 in the last year.

News  ·  11 June 2021

It’s Official: El Salvador’s Legislature Votes to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender

A supermajority of the El Salvadoran legislature voted to adopt bitcoin as legal tender early Wednesday morning.

News  ·  9 June 2021

El Salvador Legislature Indicates Favor Toward President’s Bitcoin Bill

The government would also create a trust that would enable the “instantaneous convertibility of bitcoin to dollars,” the bill said.

Policy & regulation  ·  9 June 2021

US Luxury Penthouse Sells for Record-Breaking $22.5M in Crypto

As per confidentiality agreements, the buyer and the type of cryptocurrency used to make the purchase have not been revealed.

News  ·  8 June 2021

RBI Says Banks Can’t Quote 2018 Circular to Restrict Crypto Transactions

RBI's circular comes as Indian banks warn customers against using their services for crypto trading.

News  ·  31 May 2021

Crypto Assets Aren’t a ‘Real Investment,’ ECB Vice President Says

Crypto’s weak fundamentals mean investors should be prepared for more price swings, Luis de Guindos said.

News  ·  19 May 2021

Seoul Seizes Tax Dodgers’ Crypto From Exchanges: Report

The department has seized around 25 billion won ($22 million) in digital assets from 676 of the alleged tax evaders.

News  ·  23 April 2021

Bitcoin and Gold Are Complementary Investments

Crypto and gold aren't in zero-sum competition for investors' attention, says Russell Starr, CEO of Trillium Gold Mines.

Business  ·  20 April 2021

Turkey to Ban the Use of Crypto for Payments; Bitcoin Falls

The measure, to go into effect April 30, comes as the use of crypto had risen due to a plunge in the price of the lira.

News  ·  16 April 2021