The Crypto for Congress initiative has launched. All members of Congress will be given bitcoin as campaign contributions to help them learn about cryptocurrency. The initiative is supported by Congressional Blockchain Caucus members, including pro-crypto…

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…

If you’ve ventured on to Crypto Twitter this year, you may have seen a tweet from the meme account WTF Happened in 1971? Created in March, the account posts numerous times a week to its…

The world’s largest banks lost a considerable amount of market valuation amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report that estimates financial incumbents lost $635 billion. Between December 2019 and August 2020, the market…

The sentiment around Bitcoin (BTC) has become noticeably positive after the breakout above $12,000 in August. If this momentum continuously strengthens over the medium term and BTC hits $16,500, it would equal JPMorgan’s market cap.…

The recent crypto market slump has driven massive trade volumes on centralized exchanges, but peer-to-peer (P2P) trading platforms actually saw a sharp decline in activity. Latin-America was the only region to buck the trend. The…

In mid-August the U.S. stock market defied odds and mainstream media claimed after the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index touched new heights on August 18, it ‘officially’ ended the “shortest bear market in history.” Interestingly…

Bitcoin kick-started the week by popping above $12,000 as the dollar dropped as the Asian market opened. This sudden rally reflects the cryptocurrency’s fresh appeal as a safe haven asset. Bitcoin has caught bids alongside…

A bipartisan quartet of US congressmen wants the IRS taxation policy not to dissuade taxpayers from participating in blockchain token staking. These politicians believe America’s ingenuity can help drive this promising staking technology. The four…

Bitcoin’s signature volatility is finally returning, but not even the crypto market has been pumping like Kodak stocks. The photography powerhouse surged Wednesday as high as 500% intraday following news the Trump administration tapped the…

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. We have a beautiful Ethereum garden. In it, we grow cash…

A Fifth Circuit panel of judges recently ruled that Fourth Amendment rights do not apply to cryptocurrency transaction data that stems from an exchange. The U.S. court ruled against the defendant, Richard Gratkowski, who attempted…

Robert Greenfield is the CEO of Emerging Impact, a benefit corporation that supports NGOs and government agencies to leverage blockchain technology in social protection. Previously he was head of Social Impact & Diversity Programming at…

The United States has been creating military simulations, otherwise known as ‘war games,’ for years now. In fact, the Pentagon and various professional analysts created a permanent war gaming facility for simulations. This week a…

U.N. and Federal Reserve experts independently researched central bank digital currencies and found they could effectively compete with the commercial banking system. Meanwhile, New York State and France have entered into a regulatory agreement and…

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), has put out a bounty for $5 million for the arrest and conviction of Venezuela’s superintendent of cryptocurrency. Joselit de la Trinidad Ramirez Camacho…

Bitcoin and traditional markets logged a synchronous rally after crashing almost in tandem in March 2020. But the recovery has not impressed a vast majority of global fund managers, according to a survey conducted by…

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…

The US real estate market is facing a crisis as unemployment soars amid the coronavirus pandemic. Home sales have plunged to a nine-year low and a record-high number of homeowners are defaulting on their mortgage…

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 hard thing about abundance is making a choice. We live…

Many of the impacts of COVID-19 are easy to grasp. Every day we see the gutting news: the rising body count, the millions of unemployed, the makeshift morgues in public parks. We grieve for those…

During the last two months, the global economy has shuddered and a great number of people still attribute the financial meltdown to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, during the last two weeks, the blame has shifted,…