Bitcoin (BTC) fell 2% Friday, the most in three weeks, after the market was spooked by the announcement that the cryptocurrency exchange OKEx had suspended withdrawals because founder Mingxing “Star” Xu was reportedly taken into police custody.  The executive…

OKEx, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced a temporary suspension of withdrawals on Oct. 16. Upon the news, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) abruptly plunged 3% in 30 minutes across major exchanges. The…

Litecoin (LTC), a nine-year-old cryptocurrency whose price returns have chronically underperformed the bigger and better-known bitcoin in recent years, is hitching its wagon to a new star: privacy. The blockchain industry subsector of “privacy coins” – cryptocurrencies with…

The outcome of next month’s U.S. presidential election may not matter much for bitcoin’s price: Economic stimulus in the trillions of dollars is likely no matter who wins, bolstering the largest cryptocurrency’s appeal as a hedge against inflation. …

In the past three years the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has shot down several applications for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund. This dashed hopes of many investors who believed Bitcoin price would rally higher…

Bitcoin (BTC) starts the week above $11,000 as fresh gains continue to hold — is $12,000 next or will bears gain control? Cointelegraph takes five factors that could help decide whether this week is bullish…

Let’s say you’re a 17-year-old high school senior. You finished near the top of your class, you nailed your SATs and now you’re trying to figure out where to go to college.  Option A is…

So, you’re trying to get a job in crypto. Do you need a degree to showcase your mastery of blockchain technology? “No,” said Columbia University adjunct professor Omid Malekan, “because that almost doesn’t exist.” This…

Kyrgyzstan has suspended the SWIFT system and recommended that banking activities be halted until the severe political unrest in the country stabilizes. Massive protests broke out after parliamentary elections as the opposition stormed government buildings…

Bitcoin is exhibiting confusing price action currently, reeling from the slew of negative news but withstanding a fall back to retest lows. Eventually, the stalemate between bulls and bears will break, and an enormous decision-making…

Chinese tech companies were once seen as copycats of their Western peers: Alibaba was a knockoff of eBay and Baidu imitated Google. More recently, Chinese firms like TikTok and Huawei have established such dominant international…

Chinese tech companies were once seen as copycats of their Western peers: Alibaba was a knockoff of eBay and Baidu imitated Google. More recently, Chinese firms like TikTok and Huawei have established such dominant international…

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…

Bitcoin remains buoyant, and is now approaching $11k for the third time despite repeated waves of uncertainty crashing over the crypto market. Last Thursday, U.S. regulators filed charges against the founders of crypto exchange BitMEX,…

Bitcoin (BTC) rose to highs of $10,730 before settling lower on Oct. 5 as markets fluctuated in line with United States President Donald Trump contracting COVID-19. Cointelegraph takes a look at the factors set to…

The United States stock market plunged as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped 358 points in pre-market trading. The Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped to as low as $10,374 across major exchanges, but a larger…

The shallow pullback in Bitcoin (BTC) following the news of the CFTC’s regulatory crackdown on BitMEX and the late announcement that U.S. President Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus shows that the underlying sentiment is…

U.S. regulators and law-enforcement officials brought charges on Thursday against BitMEX, a Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange that has grown in recent years to be one of the industry’s biggest players. According to the U.S. Commodity Futures…

During the first half of the year, betting portals that allow people to wager cryptocurrencies on the upcoming U.S. election had shown Donald Trump winning the election. However, after Tuesday evening’s Presidential Debate, betting markets…

Bitcoin (BTC) starts the week pushing for $11,000 as ranging behavior continues, but futures gap danger remains. Cointelegraph takes a look at five factors that could shape Bitcoin price action in the coming week. Trump…

Before we get into this week’s column, an announcement, one I’m super excited about.  Today, we’re simultaneously launching a new podcast under the same name as this newsletter: CoinDesk’s Money Reimagined. Like the newsletter, it’s…

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…

January 2030. Looking back a decade, the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2022 did more than take five million lives and devastate the global economy. It revealed with searing clarity, weakness not just in our political leaders,…

Crypto activity continues to flourish worldwide, according to a new cryptocurrency adoption index published by the blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis. The researchers compile onchain digital currency retail value transferred, onchain crypto deposits, peer-to-peer exchange volume,…

Haunting red skies, a mounting death toll and a giant swath of smoldering devastation across 12 western U.S. states compels us to talk this week about climate change and what it means for the cryptocurrency…

Several signs now suggest that Bitcoin’s recent pump to $11,000 that failed to hold could have been a bearish retest and rejection from support turned resistance. And while a bullish retest taking place at the…

A bitcoin investment scheme called “Bitcoin Revolution South Africa” has been gaining much attention lately. Promoters claim that famous South Africans endorse this platform, including mining billionaire Patrice Motsepe, comedian and actor Trevor Noah, and…

Members of the US Congress have sponsored a non-partisan bill in the hopes of catching up with China’s blockchain development. The “American Competitiveness Of A More Productive Emerging Tech Economy Act,” or COMPETE Act for…

Most people would be happy to have World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s wealth, which is reportedly somewhere between $10 million and $60 million.  Yet, Berners-Lee’s net worth pales into insignificance against that of…

There has been no shortage of epoch-changing twists so far this year. I mean, seriously, take your pick: even aside from the pandemic, we have riots on the streets of American cities, an alarming trade…