Decentralized Video Protocol Livepeer Raises $20M to Take On Streaming Giants

Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures and CoinFund were among those to join the latest funding round.

Business  ·  29 July 2021

Hollywood Powerhouse CAA Joins Blockchain Video Network Theta

The addition of Creative Artists Agency as a validator brings the video network closer to full decentralization, said Theta Labs CEO Mitch Liu.

Business  ·  27 May 2021

PayPal Will Let Customers Withdraw Crypto, Exec Says

"We want them to be able to take the crypto they acquired with us and take it to the destination of their choice," says Jose Fernandez da Ponte.

Business  ·  26 May 2021

The Hash: Congress Seeks Crypto Clarity, Gronk Gets Into NFT Game and More (Video)

Co-hosts Zack Seward, Naomi Brockwell, Will Foxley, Jennifer Sanasie, and Benjamin Powers choose five of the day’s big stories to hash out, analyze and help connect the dots on why these stories matter to the crypto world.

News  ·  9 March 2021

Bilibili Copycat Tried to Save Itself With a $2M Crypto IEO – It Didn’t Work

A Chinese video streaming copycat service raised $2.1 million via an initial exchange offering in August 2019, but it appears this last resort wasn’t enough to save the company.

Business  ·  30 September 2020
Web 3.0

Dfinity Opens Platform to Outside Developers, Launches Decentralized TikTok Rival

Decentralized cloud computing startup Dfinity said its "Internet Computer" is now open to third-party developers.

Tech  ·  30 June 2020

Google Signs On as Network Validator for Blockchain Video Network Theta

Google is teaming up with Theta Labs in a move meant to help the video delivery network onboard users through Google Cloud.

Tech  ·  27 May 2020

Mauritius Central Banker Confirms Island’s Digital Currency Plans

The Bank of Mauritius is inching closer to issuing a retail-focused central bank digital currency (CBDC), its governor confirmed Tuesday.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 May 2020

FireBlocks CEO Pours Cold Water on Libra Excitement

FireBlocks' CEO was quick to dampen enthusiasm for libra.

News  ·  12 May 2020

Donate to Help Fight COVID-19 With CoinDesk and NY Blockchain Week

During Consensus: Distributed, CoinDesk is raising money for COVID-19 relief using an innovative method called quadratic funding.

People  ·  11 May 2020

Vitalik Buterin Says Much-Delayed Ethereum 2.0 Still on Track for July Launch

Ethereum's founder says the network's big upgrade is on track to launch in July, bringing proof of stake and new scalability features to the network.

Tech  ·  11 May 2020

The Problem With Money Is ‘Too Much Privacy,’ Says Ex-US Treasury Secretary Summers

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said there may be “too much privacy” associated with government-issued cash, noting the prevalence of money laundering and its widespread use for storing and moving the proceeds from corruption.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 May 2020

Parity’s Gavin Wood Takes a Swipe at Ethereum

Gavin Wood, an original co-founder of Ethereum, took a few good swipes at the second-largest cryptocurrency he helped create at Consensus: Distributed.

Tech  ·  11 May 2020

I’m Still Betting on Blockchain to Improve Economic Opportunity

"I believe this technology should democratize access to the financial system."

Policy & regulation  ·  9 May 2020

Baidu-Owned Video Streaming Giant iQiyi Taps Public Blockchain for Performance Boost

iQiyi hopes the new deal will bring improved video buffering speeds through NKN's distributed blockchain infrastructure.

Tech  ·  14 April 2020