China’s Digital Inequality Dilemma: Open-Source Innovation vs. Control

China's fight against data-driven inequality could also hamper prosperity. Web 3.0 is one solution but will the Communist party embrace it?

Opinion  ·  20 July 2021

Crypto Long & Short: The Market Gets Smarter

This week, the cryptocurrency markets displayed a more sophisticated understanding of regulatory and technology risk.

Markets  ·  13 June 2021

Bitcoin Leaves Social Media Stocks ‘in the Dust’ With Market’s Inflation Pivot

Investors are now seeing bitcoin as both an inflation hedge and risk asset.

Markets  ·  11 March 2021

In India, a Clash of Digital Innovation and Internet Censorship

Among democracies, the Indian government tends to shut down the internet most frequently. Can crypto thrive in this environment?

Policy & regulation  ·  25 November 2020

The Free Market Will Determine Cardano’s Fate: IOHK’s Charles Hoskinson

A high token price gives a project crucial staying power, Hoskinson tells CoinDesk.

Tech  ·  5 June 2020

Bitcoin Wallets Are Adopting This Tech to Simplify Lightning Payments

Bitcoin’s Lightning network has a long way to go in terms of user experience. To tackle this problem, a standard known as lnurl is quietly gaining ground.

Tech  ·  29 April 2020

AVA Labs Will Splash Millions to ‘Brain Merge’ DeFi and Traditional Finance

AVA is already in dialogue with five DeFi projects interested in receiving some of the "many millions" it's making available in grants.

Tech  ·  24 April 2020

Blockchain Now Officially Part of China’s Technology Strategy

An influential government authority responsible for planning China's economy has said blockchain will form an integral part of the country's data and technology infrastructure.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 April 2020

BTCPay Looks to Anonymize Bitcoin Transactions With PayJoin Integration

PayJoin is a relatively new way to send private transactions in bitcoin and may offer better privacy than current popular alternatives.

Tech  ·  16 April 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

HTC Is Bringing Cryptocurrency Mining to Its Exodus Blockchain Phone

The Taiwan-based tech giant is to allow users of its Exodus 1S to mine monero, but it isn't going to make them rich.

Tech  ·  13 April 2020
Ava Labs

Emin Gün Sirer’s AVA Labs Seeks Wall Street Business After Open Sourcing ‘Avalanche’ Protocol

AVA Labs is looking to build financial infrastructure for Wall Street businesses after open sourcing its novel “Avalanche” protocol.

Business  ·  24 March 2020

Crypto Progressives Become Conservative With Their Own Chains

Those who style themselves as crypto progressives when rejecting the orthodoxy almost inevitably become crypto conservatives as they settle on a system they like, says Nic Carter.

People  ·  19 March 2020

Coronavirus Is a Catalyst for Work-From-Home Tech

Coronavirus could coerce us into a new era of productivity, where we finally leverage digital collaboration tools to their full potential.

Tech  ·  12 March 2020

Information Overload Is Stopping Us From Seeing the Truth

The online environment is inundated with information, and it's impossible to tell the fake from the real, says Microsoft's blockchain chief.

People  ·  6 March 2020