Yes, You May Need a Blockchain

feature Balaji S. Srinivasan is the former CTO of Coinbase, a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and a member of CoinDesk’s advisory board. The following article originally appeared in Consensus Magazine, distributed exclusively to attendees of CoinDesk’s Consensus 2019 event. There’s a certain kind of developer who states that blockchains are just terrible databases. As…

Florincoin – the 2014 Altcoin You Don’t Remember – Is Attracting Real Users

feature One of the most recognizable names in the crypto space (and perhaps even outside of it) is using one of the least recognizable blockchains. Overstock.com subsidiaries Medici Ventures and tZERO have been utilizing the FLO blockchain for some time in work aimed at re-organizing property rights. At one time, a video of the tZERO…

The Hidden Effects of Crypto Money Laundering Rules

news Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for the institutional market with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up at the link below.  Ever since Emperor Vespasian held up…

Over 40 Central Banks Are Considering Blockchain Currencies: Davos Report

news More than 40 central banks worldwide are experimenting with blockchain technology, says a new report by the World Economic Forum. Published Wednesday, the report analyzes how different central banks are either examining what blockchain can be used for or are outright experimenting with central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). “It’s very much the case that…

The Ultimate Irony of Crypto Trading

opinion David Weisberger is co-founder and CEO of CoinRoutes and a veteran of building trading desks and financial technology businesses. The opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not reflect CoinDesk’s position. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for the institutional market, with news and…

Mt Gox Creditors Warn Mass Sale Could Put Bitcoin Fork Prices At Risk

feature Mt. Gox Legal, a group of around 1,000 creditors of collapsed crypto exchange Mt. Gox, has prepared a draft proposal representing its consensus on how the exchange’s remaining assets should be paid out, according to a document obtained by CoinDesk. Mt. Gox trustee, Nobuaki Kobayashi, released new details this week on the amounts of secured cryptocurrency (in…

Old Meets Young: Pension Funds and Crypto Investment

news Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. _______ To the fanfare of vindication, the news dropped last week that two public…