PayPal has chosen Paxos to handle the new service’s supply of digital assets, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Yes, the Twitter hack was basically a giant bitcoin scam. But the fallout is showing the world the strengths of cryptocurrency and decentralization.
Long Reads Sunday features two essays previously published on CoinDesk that show the trajectory of stablecoins in the global economy in 2020.
Bitcoin days destroyed (BDD) was first introduced as a concept back in 2011. At the time, it had only been two years since the creation of the world’s first cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Individuals were already beginning to innovate ways to measure on-chain transaction activity and value.
From PayPal crypto confirmed to action in central bank digital currencies, these were six themes shaping the week.
Haydn Wilks' latest novel examines the cryptomania of the 2017 ICO boom.
Derivatives and altcoins are providing excitement as bitcoin spot trading stays dull.
Centra Tech one of the most storied scams of the the 2017 ICO bubble. Its founders have fallen like dominoes since.
Eyeing a billion-dollar revenue goal by 2023, the state-run lottery is getting creative with its game offerings.
Finance writer Jon Turek argues that between Federal Reserve swap lines, Europe stabilization and a few other factors, the strong dollar problem may be (temporarily) solved.
According to the crypto analytics firm, 2.89 bitcoin associated with Wednesday’s security breach was moved to a Wasabi wallet late last night.
This week's Twitter hack won't make it easier for the crypto industry to win friends in Washington D.C., with possible implications for DeFi and more. How we talk about events like this matters.
Malaysia’s financial watchdog has said Binance and eToro don’t comply with the country’s securities law; it’s unlikely to make much of a difference to their local operations, however.
The Department of Justice wants to hire an attorney adviser to specialize in cryptocurrency, dark web and hacking criminal cases.
Binance will consolidate its bitcoin mining, ConsenSys is accused of intellectual property theft and Wonder Woman's illustrator will sell art on Ethereum.
The U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control has sanctioned four Chinese residents, claiming they helped launder drug proceeds using bitcoin.
President Donald J. Trump invoked the Stafford act in March, authorizing federal agency funding.
The great Twitter hack does not herald the end of the centralized web. But we need stronger cryptography for social media.
With Binance expanding its miner ambitions and Thailand's CBDC seeing early use, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with another bitcoin news roundup.
The native token of the decentralized lender Aave has risen by over 100% this month alone.
Noted DC Comics illustrator Jose Delbo is releasing limited-edition artworks on a blockchain-powered platform this month.
Bitcoin barely moved on this week’s Twitter hack. Here's what analysts said about why the attack had such little effect on prices.
Digital wallet provider Sylo has teamed up with India-based exchange Bitbns aiming to serve the nation's revitalized cryptocurrency market.
Thailand's digital currency is backed by the central bank’s foreign currency reserves, which have grown by $25 billion over the past 12 months.
The group behind Wednesday’s Twitter hack targeted up to 130 accounts and managed to gain full control of a smaller subset.
The crypto lending platform has hired banking veteran Jonathan Mayers as general counsel in a bid to stay ahead of the regulatory curve.
Binance is looking to consolidate more bitcoin mining hashrate to its pool in Russia and the Central Asia region.
Is the Twitter hack a watershed moment to decentralized social media? Does it reinforce negative stereotypes of Bitcoin only being used in crime? CoinDesk asked crypto luminaries to see what they think.
Lawmakers are calling on Twitter to answer for a hack that shook the platform, focusing on cybersecurity rather than scapegoating cryptocurrencies.
Custody startup Curv is using Compound, the leading lending protocol in DeFi, to help institutions earn interest on idle crypto.