XRP has been severely underperforming Bitcoin and the aggregated crypto market throughout the past few days and weeks, struggling to gain any momentum as its price continues hovering within the mid-$0.20 region. This underperformance may…

From a fundamental perspective, Bitcoin has never been stronger. The benchmark cryptocurrency has evolved from being a speculative asset to a reserve asset that is being widely adopted by retail investors, funds, institutions, and corporations…

The Hong Kong-based crypto exchange Gate.io has launched a new type of hardware wallet that features fingerprint recognition. The device supports over 10,000 cryptocurrencies with wallet.io and multi-signature functionality with over 40 public chains. The…

Following four months of spectacular growth, security token trade volumes have crashed by nearly 60%. From May through August, monthly volume gains for the sector ranged between 113% and 280%, posting record highs that increased…

And the inescapable ravage of modern seigniorage… Originally, seigniorage, also spelled “seigneurage,” came from the Old French language, stemming from the right of the lord (seigneur) to mint money — profiting tremendously from money creation.…

Bitcoin’s recent price turbulence has not been emblematic of its underlying strength, as the cryptocurrency’s hash rate has been plowing higher throughout the past several weeks and months, just setting another fresh all-time high. This…

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…

Advances in cryptography have not met with user enthusiasm, suggesting a disconnect between the cryptocurrency community and its cypherpunk ancestors. According to Coin Metrics, transactions of privacy-focused cryptocurrencies zcash (ZEC), monero (XMR), and grin only…

For a growing number of Ethereum users, the “rent is too damn high.” Earlier this week, ETH miners–who are responsible for confirming transactions on the Ethereum network–were raking in cash. According to on-chain analytics firm…

Once described by PGP creator Phil Zimmerman as “the Mister Rogers of cryptography,” Hal Finney (1956) was known for his relentlessly uplifting spirit. He carried a positive perspective on life with him even when amyotrophic…

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…

Multisignature (or multisig) bitcoin wallet authorization requires the use of multiple keys to sign off on transactions, thus providing extra security over funds and dividing effective ownership of bitcoin among multiple people. Though multisig authorization…

Bitcoin is now flashing some immense signs of strength as its price pushes up towards its yearly highs of $11,400. This comes as Ethereum, and many other major altcoins, also build technical strength. This ongoing…

Preston Byrne, a columnist for CoinDesk’s Opinion section, is a partner in Anderson Kill’s Technology, Media and Distributed Systems Group. He advises software, internet and fintech companies. His biweekly column, “Not Legal Advice,” is a…

CoinDesk columnist Nic Carter is a partner at Castle Island Ventures, a venture fund based in Cambridge, Mass., that focuses on public blockchains. He is also the co-founder of Coin Metrics, a blockchain analytics startup.…

Following the Bitcoin halving, concerns over miner capitulation have proven unfounded. The week just gone saw the network hash rate reach a new all-time high of 125 million TH/s. Source: blockchain.com Significant pullbacks occurred in…

The price of Cardano (ADA) increased from $0.074 to $0.137, by more than 85% in less than two weeks. It surpassed Bitcoin SV (BSV) to become the sixth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Cardano surpasses Bitcoin…

Altcoins have been absolutely dominated by Bitcoin over the last several years of crypto bear market. While the first-ever cryptocurrency has reached nearly 50% of its former all-time high, most altcoins remained down 90% or…

Cryptocurrency funds are a new type of investment vehicle that parallels traditional portfolio investments, like hedge funds, but are composed entirely out of digital assets. Because of this, they play by slightly different rules than…

A cybercriminal group has allegedly stolen around $200 million from cryptocurrency exchanges over the past two years. In total, they are believed to have hit 10 - 20 victims across the United States, the Middle…

The shock of the COVID-19 pandemic had a profound effect on the cryptosphere–most famously, perhaps, on March 12th, crypto’s ‘Black Thursday’, when the price of Bitcoin plummeted from nearly $8000 to under $5000 in less…

As Bitcoin maintains its positive correlation with the S&P 500, a top analyst has predicted an all-time high for the U.S. benchmark. Research firm DataTrek published a note earlier this week that the S&P would…

Chainalysis says it can track 99% of transactions involving Zcash, and almost all of Dash’s – coins that both fancy themselves as private and untraceable. Now, that’s because the majority of users do not utilize…

Browsing through crypto Twitter or any Bitcoin or cryptocurrency-related subreddit, lately, there’s been talk of an altcoin season brewing right under the noses of crypto investors everywhere. However, a bull flag forming on BTC dominance…

The lingering correlation between Bitcoin and the S&P 500 may be soon coming back to haunt the cryptocurrency market if a chillingly accurate sell signal sends the major US stock index tumbling back towards Black…

All throughout the crypto market, small-cap altcoins going on massive rallies brought back the return of talk about an impending altcoin season. However, a pair of coinciding sell signals triggering on Ethereum price charts likely…

Bitcoin‘s hash rate, a measure of the amount of processing power fueling the cryptocurrency’s underlying blockchain protocol, has fallen to a low beyond the levels seen following the Black Thursday market collapse aftermath. Does this…

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…

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the world both economically and socially, serving to aggravate political tensions while driving nationalist protectionism. Despite the full extent of the pandemic being not yet fully…

Tether’s (USDT) has just surpassed XRP in market capitalization, becoming the third biggest cryptocurrency in the moments leading into the Bitcoin halving. Sitting with a market cap of $8.79 Billion it is now bigger than…

On May 11, Chainlink (Link) announced the launch of a verifiable random function (VRF) that enables generation of on-chain trusted randomness. Ii is undergoing security review on the testnet where it is available for integration…