While Ethereum network fees have jumped to new highs this year, the popular cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase Pro, announced that the trading platform would be passing network fees onto customers. The move followed the exchange listing…

Binance Coin (BNB), the native token of Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain (BSC), surged by 55% in 13 days. Some high-profile investors anticipated the strong performance of BNB following the release of BSC. The…

Decentralized finance (DeFi) has been grabbing the headlines and capturing the imagination of traders in recent weeks and some of the biggest centralized cryptocurrency exchanges seem to be afraid they’re missing out. That’s why they…

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,…

Total Value Locked in Defi Jumped 85% in August, $8 Billion in Assets Held A lot has changed during the last month, as the popular decentralized finance (defi) ecosystem has swelled considerably in value. Since…

The cost of sending a transaction over the Bitcoin network rose sharply over the past month, as the price of the top cryptocurrency climbed higher. According to latest data from Bitinfocharts, the average bitcoin (BTC)…

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…

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. This week, I grapple with the concepts of financial…

What if better behavior on blockchains could be encouraged with fun rather than value? Josh Lee and Tony Yun of Chainapsis built a staking demo at the Cross-Chain Hackathon to increase network participation – essentially by…

Years on and dozens of experiments later, Ethereum still remains the number one choice among developers of decentralized applications for deploying their products and services. The “2020 Q1 Dapp Market Report” published by Dapp.com clearly…

When blockchain technology was first brought to the public’s attention, it was lauded on many fronts as “unhackable.” While there are many benefits to blockchain worth noting already, we probably still haven’t seen what its…

After bitcoin's much-hyped halving failed to generate a price rally, crypto traders have been turning to a new bullish investment thesis: the possibility the Federal Reserve might cut its benchmark interest rate to below zero.…

After bitcoin's much-hyped halving failed to generate a price rally, crypto traders are already turning to a new bullish investment thesis: the possibility the Federal Reserve might cut its benchmark interest rate below zero. Fed…

Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure platform for node management serving institutions and developers, today announced a strategic funding round of $5.5 million from leading venture capital (VC) firms focused on blockchain technology. Blockdaemon’s funding round is…