Historically, traditional market analysts and old school investors tend to look at Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with a wary eye, and when crypto pundits attempt to make comparisons between the two these investors say it's…

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…

Since January, over $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin has been tokenized into ERC-20 tokens to use in the emerging decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem on Ethereum. These DeFi applications offer an increasingly large array of potential use cases for bitcoin…

Not everyone is happy with the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority’s decision to ban individual investors from speculating on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and there’s an argument to be made that the agency’s rationale was hollow.   But the ban is likely…

Not everyone is happy with the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority’s decision to ban individual investors from speculating on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and there’s an argument to be made that the agency’s rationale was hollow.   But the ban is likely…

This week the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which regulates the country’s financial services, issued a ban on the sale of crypto derivatives and ETNs to retail investors.  While this may not seem particularly material…

American entrepreneur and venture capitalist Tim Draper has invested in Indian cryptocurrency exchange Unocoin despite regulatory uncertainty and reports of a possible crypto ban in India. Unocoin has seen the number of new users grow…

The sentiment around Bitcoin (BTC) has become noticeably positive after the breakout above $12,000 in August. If this momentum continuously strengthens over the medium term and BTC hits $16,500, it would equal JPMorgan’s market cap.…

You’re reading First Mover, CoinDesk’s daily markets newsletter. Assembled by the CoinDesk Markets Team and edited by Bradley Keoun, First Mover starts your day with the most up-to-date sentiment around crypto markets, which of course never…

Aave co-founder and CEO Stani Kulechov really wants Tesla to join the decentralized finance (DeFi) craze. Kulechov tweeted at Tesla CEO Elon Musk offering to tokenize Teslas as collateral in Aave (LEND) to borrow assets…

Bitcoin price and Tesla stock have both been in the limelight recently, leading some retail investors to question if there are commonalities between the two assets. As Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the $12,000…

Ajey Nagar, a Popular Indian YouTuber with 6.7 million subscribers, is the latest victim of the ongoing BitCoin giveaway scam on Youtube. The hack happened on Nagar’s second Youtube channel- CarryisLive where he streams himself…

Bitcoin’s boring price action seen throughout the past few months has caused its trading volume and liquidity to both dive lower. It appears that many traders are turning towards the more traditional markets to get…

80% of US and European Institutional Investors Find Cryptocurrency Appealing: Survey A new survey of about 800 institutional investors in the U.S. and Europe shows strong cryptocurrency adoption, particularly bitcoin. About 80% of institutions said…

‘Elon Musk’ bitcoin giveaways continue to scam people on Youtube. Scammers have reportedly pulled in millions of dollars in bitcoin from people wanting to double their cryptocurrency. Some of them use bitcoin addresses containing the…

Leaked Pentagon War Game Shows Gen Z Using Bitcoin to Battle the Corrupt State The United States has been creating military simulations, otherwise known as ‘war games,’ for years now. In fact, the Pentagon and…

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. Elon Musk is complicated. His life is one of extremes –…