The internet is at the cusp of entering a new phase, one where entrenched rulers are dethroned, more power is reclaimed by individuals and value moves as freely as cat GIFs. To understand why we…

Some say that meaningful change happens gradually. Others insist it erupts unexpectedly. This week, we saw that both are true.  Earlier this week, the Wyoming Banking Board voted to approve the application from San Francisco-based…

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…

Ripple blockchain’s native token XRP is up more than 25 percent so far into 2020. Nevertheless, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency is still looking to pare those gains, according to a string of bearish indicators brought forward…

One of the interesting things about cryptocurrency investors is that they really do look at the world very differently from many of their counterparts in traditional finance.  The thinking goes something like this: The efforts of…

The notorious NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, was paid to discuss bitcoin and other digital assets at virtual conferences, according to a new court filing called “Edward Snowden Speaking Engagements 2015-2020.” Snowden has always been a…

Today, bitcoin-based financial institution River Financial announced that it will participate in Hawaii’s Digital Currency Innovation Lab, a regulatory sandbox program developed by the state’s Division of Financial Institutions and the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.…

The U.S. central bank has been working on creating a digital dollar, according to a recently published transcript from Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard. On Thursday, she told participants attending “San Francisco’s Innovation Office…

The stock market isn’t usually considered an ally of cryptocurrencies, but with the big U.S. exchange Coinbase now rumored to be considering a share listing, some digital-asset industry insiders say a move toward more public ownership could accelerate…

Every year has a handful of days that you’ll never forget. Sometimes for great reasons, sometimes for awful ones, and sometimes because a level of noise and action coalesces into an awareness that something big…

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is at a record high, Singapore’s central bank digital currency could find commercial use and Chinese firms are going in on Filecoin. Here’s the story: You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of…

Coinbase is selling its blockchain analytics software to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service. Following criticisms from the crypto community, CEO Brian Armstrong defended Coinbase’s position. Coinbase Selling Analytics Software…

The COMP governance token is seeing massive gains (increasing more than 270% day over day, according to CoinDesk’s First Mover team), as well as potential listings on Coinbase Pro and CoinFlip, a crypto ATM network. This wild, retail-driven…

This week’s debut of live trading in the autonomous lender Compound’s digital token has provided a new data point on just how frenzied the speculation has become over the future of decentralized finance (DeFi).  Compound,…

When the Goldman Sachs report came out dismissing Bitcoin’s status as an asset class, there was significant backlash from the crypto community. This is understandable, as for those building in crypto, the points against Bitcoin…

Today, San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin announced a $100,000 donation to open-source bitcoin payment processor project BTCPay Server. The funding comes as part of the OKCoin Independent Developer Grant, which was launched last year. BTCPay…

On May 13, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase published a report that shows digital currency investors are investing in alternative cryptocurrencies despite bitcoin’s 67% market dominance. Data from Coinbase shows that customers with at…

Despite launching with considerable fanfare in early 2019, grin, the first cryptocurrency to test privacy protocol MimbleWimble, is showing no signs of life.  At its launch, professional investors poured funding — by some estimates, $100…

BitMex, one of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, and its founder Arthur Hayes have been slapped with an amended lawsuit from self-proclaimed early investors in the crypto derivatives platform. First plaintiffs Frank Amato and…

Bitcoin’s long-anticipated halving event took place Monday afternoon New York time. Now what? At the time it took place (19:23 UTC or 3:30 p.m. ET), bitcoin was trading below its 10-day and 50-day moving averages,…

Cryptocurrency exchanges based outside the U.S. are pushing to fill what they see as a competitive gap in the world's biggest economy – offering more leverage to traders who have limited alternatives due to a…

Cryptocurrency exchanges based outside the U.S. are pushing to fill what they see as a competitive gap in the world's biggest economy – offering more leverage to traders who have limited alternatives due to a…

According to recent data, crypto participants known as ‘bitcoin whales’ have been steadily accumulating bitcoins, and not selling since the ‘Black Thursday’ market carnage on March 12, 2020. Onchain data and blockchain analysis firms indicate…

Update: Following the rapid escalation of COVID-19 in California and worldwide, Bitcoin 2020 has been postponed to Q3 of 2020. Read our official update for more information. Bitcoin Magazine is the proud host of the…