When Microstrategy Inc. bought $425 million bitcoin in the last two months, the decision became an important stamp of institutional approval of the top crypto’s credentials as a mature, safe-haven asset. The American technology firm…

Crypto prices may be in a rut but that doesn’t mean product development and acquisitions cease to occur. This week Japanese financial firm SBI Holdings acquired a 100% stake in TaoTao cryptocurrency exchange.  With the…

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…

There has been a marked decline in both the number of cryptocurrency exchange hacks and the amount of capital that has been stolen through this flavor of cybercrime. In 2018, $875 million was stolen in…

Despite Alibaba filing more patents, the United States still takes the lead as the country with the most blockchain copyrights, a Sept. 17 report from intellectual property consultancy KISSPatent. The U.S. has 2,112 patents, followed…

Eterbase, a Slovak cryptocurrency exchange, revealed Thursday that it had been hacked for $5.4 million. Cyber-criminals broke into six hot wallets containing bitcoin, ethereum, algo, ripple, tezos, and tron, stealing everything, it said. Hot wallets…

Frances Coppola, a CoinDesk columnist, is a freelance writer and speaker on banking, finance and economics. Her book “The Case for People’s Quantitative Easing” explains how modern money creation and quantitative easing work, and advocates…

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has increased by nearly 30% since late June, from $8,905 to just under $11,500 as of press time. Following the strong rally of the dominant cryptocurrency, three macro factors point…

Central bank digital currencies are a digital representation of a country’s fiat currency. They are effectively a government-issued cryptocurrency designed to replace the traditional, physical form of fiat currencies. The term CBDC is broad because…

Rachel-Rose O’Leary is a cryptocurrency writer and trainee C++ developer at PolyTech. Currently a contributor to CoinDesk and the Defiant newsletter, she has written about cryptocurrency since 2015. She holds an MA in digital art…

Cryptocurrency adoption is growing rapidly in Slovenia. More than 1,000 locations in the country now accept cryptocurrency payments, including cafes, restaurants, dentists, hair salons, and hotels. Cryptocurrency Adoption Soars in Slovenia The number of locations…

Central banks worldwide have injected further stimulus into the economy, as European Union (EU) leaders recently approved a $2.1 trillion budget, the Bank of England boosted stimulus injections in mid-June, and the Federal Reserve announced…

South Korea will now tax profits made from buying and selling of cryptocurrency at 20% after the government agreed to the decision on Wednesday. The decision was reached after months of debate. According to a…

Major South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group is cementing its involvement in the cryptocurrency industry with a new investment. Hanwha Investment & Securities, a securities brokerage subsidiary of Hanwha Group, has participated in a 4 billion…

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is rumored to be working with food delivery giant Meituan Dianping and ride-hailing application DiDi to test the digital yuan. Currently, Meituan Dianping is estimated to have more 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…

It’s a lethargic Thursday across most markets, including bitcoin. Yet, on a longer-term view, the big growth story remains the Ethereum network’s DeFi movement, which continues to help drive ether’s performance in 2020.  Bitcoin (BTC)…

There has been some confusion over whether India will ban cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, following recent reports of a note being circulated by the government. News.Bitcoin.com interviewed executives of five cryptocurrency exchange platforms in India to…

Despite sliding in sympathy with stocks this week, bitcoin’s performance remains healthy this year, up 30% so far.  Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,412 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining 2% over the…

Byrne Hobart, a CoinDesk columnist, is an investor, consultant and writer in New York. His newsletter, The Diff (diff.substack.com), covers inflection points in finance and technology.  The bull case for bitcoin as a store of…

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…

While Google’s subsidiary, YouTube, is facing a lawsuit for promoting cryptocurrency scams, Google’s advertising platform continues to display fraudulent crypto ads through its advertising network. According to a report by Bitcoin (BTC) crypto exchange, CoinCorner,…

XRP is today’s leading high market cap cryptocurrency, having gained 9% over the last 24-hours. This comes as the rest of the crypto markets continue to move sideways. Analysts have attributed this to a collaboration…