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…

Elon Musk’s Twitter account was apparently hijacked today following a series of attacks on cryptocurrency-related accounts, including major exchanges such as Binance, and U.S.-based Coinbase, and Gemini. Other handles compromised included the @Bitcoin Twitter account.…

Ever since the ICO craze of 2017, the cryptosphere hasn’t been able to shake its association with the word “bubble”. At different points in time, nearly every aspect of the industry has been called the…

The crypto and fintech spheres are abuzz with news that PayPal could potentially be making an entrance into the cryptocurrency sphere by offering its users the ability to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. But are the…

‘Elon Musk’ bitcoin giveaways continue to scam people on Youtube. Scammers have reportedly pulled in millions of dollars in bitcoin from people wanting to double their cryptocurrency. Some of them use bitcoin addresses containing the…

Satoshi Nakamoto, the world’s most wanted terrorist, was kidnapped and tortured by the NSA. Crypto native production At least that’s the plot of an indie film from the U.K. titled “Decrypted”. In an interview with…

Assemblyperson Ron Kim wants his constituents to be self-sovereign. The trouble is, his constituents don’t know what that means.  A member of the New York State Assembly representing District 40 as part of the Democrat…

  Robinhood–and other user-friendly, commission-free trading applications–have seemingly seen a massive uptick in new users since the coronavirus began. The Most Diverse Audience to Date at FMLS 2020 – Where Finance Meets Innovation Robinhood in…

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. Elon Musk is complicated. His life is one of extremes –…

Chase Bank has settled a class action lawsuit brought by defendants who claim the J.P. Morgan subsidiary overcharged credit card fees for crypto purchases. Meanwhile, a new report shows that a million “timelocked” bitcoin transactions…

In the last few months, giant American corporations and financial incumbents that are subsidized by the U.S. government, have profited immensely during the coronavirus outbreak. This has caused certain groups of people and those who…

Bitcoin is up again Friday as losses are seen in U.S. stock futures. Following a rise of 23% over the last two days, though, the rally looks overstretched and the gains may be short-lived. At…