Yves Mersch, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, has said adoption of blockchain technology could disrupt payments.
CoinDesk contributor Bailey Reutzel argues the communication breakdown in bitcoin reveals the project is no longer making good on its original ideals.
Every financial regulatory body around the world seems to be trying to wrap their heads around Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology these days, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC ) in the United States is not immune to this trend. Simply defining bitcoin as an asset has proved to be a difficult task […]
BitGo Inc., a multi-signature security company, announced the release of its newest product, BitGo Instant, which removes transaction delays completely. Along with its announcement of BitGo Instant, the company has also announced its launch partners for instant transactions. “At the beginning of this week, we had six partners. At the end, we had 10. It’s […]
When 21 Inc. introduced its first product, the 21 Bitcoin Computer, it was targeted at developers who could use the company’s hardware and software tools to create applications built on Bitcoin infrastructure. And since the company launched the product in November, there has been a vibrant community in the company’s Slack group, with developers exchanging […]
Confused about the current state of bitcoin’s ‘block size debate’? CoinDesk rounds up thoughts from a recent influx of blogs on the subject.
In a significant announcement today, the largest ever deal of its kind in the Bitcoin industry saw leading European bitcoin exchange Kraken acquire bitcoin exchanges Coinsetter and CaVirtEx. In a statement today, Kraken announced it is acquiring New York-based exchange Coinsetter and Canada’s first bitcoin exchange CaVirtEx. The world’s largest bitcoin exchange will fully absorb […]
A new report from the UK Government Office for Science has recommended a broad government effort to explore and test blockchain technology.
In a new major report submitted by the Chief Scientific Adviser of the UK today, the government’s Chief Scientist Sir Mark Walport explained the innovation has the potential to help governance to politicians and leaders of authority. The report, titled ‘Distributed Ledger Technology: Beyond Block chain’ sees Sir Mark Walport explain how distributed ledger technology or […]
Kraken has announced it has purchased Coinsetter in what amounts to one of the larger mergers of notable brands in the bitcoin ecosystem.