Introducing Crypto for Advisors, a Newsletter for Financial Planners

A new CoinDesk newsletter defining crypto, digital assets and the future of finance.

News  ·  23 August 2021

Governments vs. Networks: The Battle for the Soul of Finance

Governments have significant discretion over economics and finance today, but decentralized network-driven alternatives threaten that control.

People  ·  16 September 2020

An Open Letter to Our Dear Bankers: Be Brave

It's time to have a conversation about crypto, dear banker.

News  ·  17 August 2020

Crypto Long & Short: DeFi and Traditional Finance Are Forming an Unlikely Friendship

Many believe DeFi is the future of finance, unleashing efficiencies and creating a more transparent framework. Others find the idea terrifying.

Markets  ·  13 April 2020

We Won’t Ever Think About the Financial System the Same Way

The last two weeks have proven how vulnerable the financial system is to shocks and innovation, says ConsenSys' fintech co-head.

Markets  ·  26 March 2020

EY Launches Blockchain Tool to Help Bring Accountability to Public Finances

The accounting giant is using blockchain tech to assist governments in improving transparency and accountability in the management of public funds.

Business  ·  16 October 2019

Crypto-Focused Finance App Aximetria Wins License From Swiss Regulator

Aximetria, a firm offering a personal finance app for fiat and cryptocurrencies, has been awarded a financial intermediary license in Switzerland.

Policy & regulation  ·  29 July 2019
Funding Rounds

Budweiser Owner Invests in Blockchain Startup Working to Alleviate Poverty

Budweiser's parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, is doubling down on its interest in using blockchain tech to assist unbanked workers.

Business  ·  7 June 2019
Real Estate

The False Promise Blockchains Will Revolutionize Real-World Assets

The promises made for blockchain are a pipe dream that is unsubstantiated and misleading, says Farzam Ehsani.

Business  ·  5 January 2019
Wall Street

The End of the First Crypto Decade

Investments veteran Massimo Morini believes the end of 2018 is not the end of a year, but a decade, that changed the world of finance.

Business  ·  30 December 2018

Hong Kong Stock Exchange: Existing Laws Should Apply to Blockchain

A Hong Kong Stock Exchange research report proposes that blockchain-based financial activities should be governed under existing regulations.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 October 2018

Gemalto Taps R3 Tech for Blockchain Identity Pilot

Digital security firm Gemalto is teaming up blockchain startup R3 to pilot a new platform aimed to bring digital identities closer to the mainstream.

Policy & regulation  ·  18 September 2018

World Bank’s Blockchain Bond Experiment Raises $81 Million

The World Bank's blockchain bond raised $110 million AUD, and is based on a private ethereum network.

Business  ·  24 August 2018

The World Bank Is About to Settle a Blockchain Bond Worth $73 Million

The World Bank is expected to settle its first blockchain-based bond worth $73 Million at the end of this month.

Business  ·  23 August 2018

Blockchain Firm to Raise $24 Billion for Electric Bus Upgrades in China

A blockchain and AI technology firm has scored a major deal to help provide the financing as China upgrades its buses to run on electricity.

Business  ·  20 August 2018