Visa is piloting a new system to enable banks to seamlessly integrate crypto features. Using Visa’s crypto APIs, banks can offer a number of cryptocurrency services to their customers, including the buying, trading, and custody…

Bitcoin (BTC) was higher for a third day, pushing on the upper end of its range over the past couple weeks, between $30,000 and $36,000.  “Cryptocurrency has come into the realm of respectability,” Scott Minerd,…

Polkadot (DOT), the second-largest smart contract protocol in the cryptocurrency market by valuation behind Ethereum, is up nearly 30% in the last 24 hours. Polkadot's market capitalization has also surpassed $10 billion, solidifying its position…

Reflecting on 2020, I struggle to think of another year in recent decades with both so many all-time highs and all-time lows. From the COVID-19 pandemic raging across the global population to record-setting wildfires in…

Decentralized finance (DeFi) is often characterized as a movement that could unseat traditional banks once and for all — eliminating intermediaries and giving consumers levels of freedom and choice that they’re probably unaccustomed to. But…

Bitcoin (BTC) was little changed, with prices appearing unable to hold levels above $24,000.  “Bitcoin has moved vertically for a few weeks now and pullbacks will happen,” the Norwegian cryptocurrency-analysis firm Arcane Research wrote Tuesday in a…

Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure platform for node management, today announced it has partnered with Finoa, an institutional-grade custody and asset-servicing solution platform for investors in digital assets, to bring secure staking services to institutional players.…

Amid an ongoing parabolic bull run, Bitcoin (BTC) is breaking another major milestone in terms of its market capitalization against American banking giant JPMorgan. On Nov. 24, Bitcoin surpassed the $19,000 price mark for the…

Amid an ongoing parabolic bull run, Bitcoin (BTC) is breaking another major milestone in terms of its market capitalization against American banking giant JPMorgan. On Nov. 24, Bitcoin surpassed the $19,000 price mark for the…

The giant online rental marketplace based in San Francisco, Airbnb is considering supporting cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The news stems from the company’s initial public offering (IPO) prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission…

Decentralized finance’s (DeFi) explosive third-quarter brought significant growth to Ethereum (ETH)-compatible stablecoins. According to crypto market data aggregator Messari, the supply of MakerDAO’s DAI stablecoin grew by 623% in Q3 2020, pushing the token’s value…

While Ether (ETH) price has been stuck between the $340-$350 range for the last month, multiple on-chain metrics suggest that a recovery may be building. Santiment, a cryptocurrency data analytics firm, recently noted that the…

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…