Price Point Bitcoin jumped more than 6% Thursday to a new record high of $48,297 after Mastercard confirmed CoinDesk’s exclusive Wednesday that the payments-processing giant plans to let merchants receive payments in cryptocurrency starting later this…

Three stories 1. Tesla caught a lucky break in announcing its $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase when it did. The auto giant is reportedly being investigated by Chinese authorities over safety and quality concerns, news that…

FTX is a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange backed by Alameda Research, a quantitative trading firm and crypto liquidity provider.  The exchange launched in April 2019 and offered the usual spot trading, inverse swaps and futures contracts…

When Satoshi Nakamoto released the whitepaper for Bitcoin, his vision was simple: Creating a form of electronic cash that enables payments to be sent without a bank’s involvement. Few could have anticipated how popular the cryptocurrency…

The euphoria in the cryptocurrency market was quelled on Jan.11 as the majority of altcoins saw their prices decline by more than 20% as Bitcoin price sold off sharply.  After falling below the $40,000 support…

The surge in bitcoin’s price on Friday has propelled the cryptocurrency past Facebook’s market cap. Next, bitcoin stands to flip Tesla, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and then Apple. Bitcoin Surpasses Facebook in Market Cap Bitcoin’s frequent…

“Blockchain and bitcoin point to a future, and point to a world, where content exists forever, where it’s permanent, where it doesn’t go away, where it exists forever on every single node that’s connected to…

2020 was unforgettable, especially for Bitcoin. To help memorialize this year for our readers, we asked our network of contributors to reflect on Bitcoin’s price action, technological development, community growth and more in 2020, and…

PRESS RELEASE. ZK International Group Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ZKIN) (“ZKIN”, “ZK International” or the “Company”), a designer, engineer, manufacturer, and supplier of patented high-performance stainless steel and carbon steel pipe products primarily used for water…

PRESS RELEASE. Securypto focuses on safe and truly anonymous exchange of data. In a world where datahacks have become the norm rather than the exception, anonymity has become a necessity. Acknowledging the massive support from…

Decentralized finance and shopping seem like an unusual combination at first. How can liquidity pools help you save money at the till? But scratch a little deeper and some compelling use cases for DeFi emerge.…

This morning, news broke that Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech firm Moderna, had reached 94.5% efficiency in preventing the onset of COVID with their in-the-works vaccine. Bitcoin responded with a rally, but the last time around when…

MicroStrategy’s headline-grabbing bitcoin bet was a rational response to a macroeconomy in chaos, said Chief Executive Michael Saylor. Appearing Tuesday at CoinDesk’s Bitcoin for Advisors virtual conference, Saylor shed new light on one of this…

Bitcoin (BTC) fell sharply in price this morning as pharmaceutical company Pfizer, in collaboration with biotech company BioNTech, announced a breakthrough in its COVID-19 vaccine. Bitcoin fell approximately $1,000, over 6%, between 12:00 pm and…

With record U.S. money printing failing to achieve much-needed economic stimulus, some observers now expect creation of a “digital dollar” central bank digital currency (CBDC) will not only speed payments to consumers but also spur…

Tech-heavy stock market indices, including the Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500, have begun to recover. Amazon posted high pandemic sales that led profits to climb threefold and reported a 37% spike in revenue. Facebook…

A third and all-encompassing version of Ocean Protocol has been released, fleshing out its vision for “datatokens” and decentralized data marketplaces. Announced Tuesday, Ocean v3 brings the Ocean data market proposal to life with Ethereum-based…

How many Libertarians do you think there are in the United States? Everyone, right? Everybody wants personal freedom and a limited government. Just listen to Twitter bots and the talking heads on the propaganda channels.…

The internet is at the cusp of entering a new phase, one where entrenched rulers are dethroned, more power is reclaimed by individuals and value moves as freely as cat GIFs. To understand why we…

The market dip has hit DeFi tokens particularly hard. @cryptopigmedia noted that the biggest loser to date is Curve Finance, whose CRV token has dropped 93% since its peak. “DeFi darling” Yearn Finance hasn’t faired…

Brace yourself for a concept that will feel jarring, an idea that will clash with everything you know about 2020 and a philosophy that will feel downright unthinkable: Optimism. Many internet 2030 scenarios are bleak.…

Amy Webb, a quantitative futurist and founder of the strategic foresight firm Future Today Institute, thinks the world can, indeed, get worse. In her most recent book “2020 Tech Trend Report: Strategic Trends that Will…

One of the interesting things about cryptocurrency investors is that they really do look at the world very differently from many of their counterparts in traditional finance.  The thinking goes something like this: The efforts of…

Lex Sokolin, a CoinDesk columnist, is Global Fintech co-head at ConsenSys, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based blockchain software company. The following is adapted from his Fintech Blueprint newsletter. Everything seems to be getting connected: finance, culture, art, technology, media,…

Ahead of its initial public offering (IPO), Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway invested in tech-cloud company Snowflake. Buffett has largely avoided tech companies for many years, investing heavily in banks. That trend is starting to…

You’re reading First Mover, CoinDesk’s daily markets newsletter. Assembled by the CoinDesk Markets Team and edited by Bradley Keoun, First Mover starts your day with the most up-to-date sentiment around crypto markets, which of course never…

Most people would be happy to have World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s wealth, which is reportedly somewhere between $10 million and $60 million.  Yet, Berners-Lee’s net worth pales into insignificance against that of…

ARPANET’s First Mark Into Networked Computing Created in February 1958, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) was a response to the Soviet launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, to research and develop…

To foretell the future of decentralized finance (DeFi), the exploding new field in which decentralized governance protocols set and execute the terms for lending, borrowing and stablecoin issuance, one should look to the past.  Specifically,…

Lex Sokolin, a CoinDesk columnist, is Global Fintech co-head at ConsenSys, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based blockchain software company. The following is adapted from his Fintech Blueprint newsletter. The news cycle is obsessed with a global technology competition between…

CWT, one of the biggest travel companies in the U.S., this week paid $4.5 million in bitcoin to hackers who infiltrated the firm’s computer system, stealing sensitive corporate data. It is unclear whether customer information…

More than 1,000 Twitter employees and contractors reportedly had access to Twitter’s “God mode” earlier this year, before the recent large-scale hack that saw many high-profile accounts tweet about a bitcoin giveaway. Twitter has confirmed…